Sat.Mar 28, 2015 - Fri.Apr 03, 2015

8 Powerhouse Energy Secrets Every Nine-to-Fiver Should Know

Dumb Little Man

It never works, does it? That one tactic you’re sure will finally energize you all the way from nine to five. Like sleeping. We’ve all heard the advice — sleep eight hours at night, and you’ll feel awake and energetic all day. So you set your alarm for 6:00 am.

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Competition to Hire On-Demand Economy Workers Heating Up

Small Business Labs

Really interesting atricle  by the folks at Zen99 on the amount of money being spent by on-demand economy companies like Uber, Lyft and Instacart are spending to recruit "providers" (contract workers).    The numbers are quite large.

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Can I Fool You? 10 Business Writing Rules

Business Writing

For April Fools'' Day, here is a list of 10 rules for effective business writing. Two of them are phony rules. Can I fool you? Rule 1. Always think of your reader while planning your message or document. Rule 2. Email Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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5 Steps to Increasing Your Cash Flow

Office Organization Success

You’ve done it! You’re generating consistent cash flow month after month — you can predict exactly what’s coming in and exactly what’s going out. For many business owners though, this is still a dream.

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Facing the truth is hard but something you need to do to succeed

Dumb Little Man

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. Buddha It is sometimes very hard to hear the truth especially when it is not what you are hoping to hear. Nobody wants to be told that their lives are a mess because of their own doing?

2015 285

Top 10 tips for creating bulk emails

Practically Perfect PA

During the course of my career one of my favourite tasks was creating regular newsletters, marketing emails, company updates and bulk email messages from my Executives. I did this task in a number of roles and found it to be a really creative outlet for me.

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Nomatik - A Coworking Platform for Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

Digital nomads are attracting a lot of attention these days.    The Internet and a growing array of telework and online collaboration tools are allowing laptop carrying nomads to work from pretty much anywhere they can find a decent Internet connection. 

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3 Keys to Staying Focused & Reaching Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

It’s easy to drift. Life is hectic for all of us and if we’re not intentional about our direction in life we can easily wake up one day and wonder how we got where we are.

2015 285

How I Left Out Negative Feelings

Business Writing

This week I received a frustrating email. It was from a professional organization telling me that my proposal to present a program had been rejected. Usually such messages carry no emotion for me. As part of doing business, they are. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

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Technology of the week: Piktochart

Practically Perfect PA

What is Piktochart? Piktochart is a great website for assistants who want to create free infographics, charts, marketing material, posters and presentations for their organisations. The standard account for users is free, for pro users the cost is $29 per month or $290 for the year. What does it do?

2015 173

How to Shine in a Second Interview

On The Job

Congratulations! You''ve made it past the first round of job interviews, and an employer wants to talk to you again! If you thought your nerves were bad for the first interview, get ready for some more when you meet for the second time.

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Five Inspirational Must Read Books for 2015

Dumb Little Man

What better time than the beginning of a new year to make some positive life changes? The challenge is in figuring out where to begin and how to stay motivated.

2015 284

Is a War for Talent Starting in the On-Demand Economy?

Small Business Labs

It seems almost every day an on-demand economy company announces a big fund raise. For example, the delivery service Door Dash announced last week it raised an additional $40 million. 

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How to hire a business translator for your boss

Practically Perfect PA

A good PA possesses a range of skills and competencies. But as much as we would like to, we can’t rise to all demands of the job. Dealing with foreign languages is one of those times you’ll need to call in the cavalry.

2015 166

A Balanced Life and Work

Simple Productivity Blog

Today we''re going to look at "work some" in the context of living a productive and balanced life. The post A Balanced Life and Work appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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Ideas On How To Free Yourself From The Reality Trap

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever been told before to be more realistic? I have spent so much of my life, being told this, especially by those closest to me, and it grates on me every time. It seems like such a harmless phrase, but that simple phrase can kill potential and creativity so quickly, especially to kids.

2015 272

When You Think It, Communicate It!

Virtual Moxie

There are a bunch of requirements our Virtual Mentoring Program participants have to meet before they can graduate; the final exam is the last of them. The exam is rigorous, multi-day, and folks taking it can spend 25+ hours on it.

2015 220

10 Steps to Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

It is not unusual today for administrative assistants to support more than one manager. In fact, that has been happening for more than a decade. The trend continues as managers become more technically proficient and manage more of their own work.

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Forget about Tax Day, Are You Ready for Mobilegeddon?

Tips From T. Marie

If you thought tax day was the only nail biting deadline in April, think again. Six days later on April 21 st the huge, much anticipated Google search update is rolling out.

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3 reasons why it pays to use a broker when looking for Combined Motor Insurance

The Small Business Blog

Choosing the right insurance can seem like a stressful and tedious process, but it doesn’t have to be! There are many reasons to use a broker and we have put together a list of our top 3 to show you why it’s a good idea! You can get to know all of your options.…

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Your Clients Deserve the Best – And So Do You

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. If you hire a contractor to remodel your kitchen, of course you’re going to look for someone who has a reputation for being an expert at kitchen remodels.

2015 130

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

What qualities do assistants think you need to be a great assistant? Many times in my live workshops and seminars for executive and administrative assistants, I ask the participant to create a list of qualities, attributes, and attitudes of star-performing assistants.

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Annual Reader Survey Open For Responses

Simple Productivity Blog

Please take the 2015 Annual Reader Survey and enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card! link]. The post Annual Reader Survey Open For Responses appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 180

Why You Need to Stop Eating at Your Desk

On The Job

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Turn Followers to Customers with Social Media Conversion Strategy

Small Business CEO

If you are using social media marketing as one of your growth strategies, you are doing yourself a world of good. Growing an engaged audience is swell, but what I find that most developing brands value most is growth of happy customers. Social media today is right at the center of everything.

Recovering From Mistakes At Work

Office Dynamics

Help! A fellow administrative professional needs your help. Each month we share a question from our friends Business Management Daily, publishers of AdminPro Today newsletter. This month the question is about making mistakes at work. Are there mistakes that are just too hard to recover from?

2015 176

Change Is Here – Ads On The Blog

Simple Productivity Blog

I have been doing a lot of thinking and measuring lately, and I decided it was time for change on the blog. For many years I have been relying on affiliates and ad networks to bring in enough money to cover the blog expenses.

2015 170

Not Ready to Get Organized?

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2007-02-08 10:17:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Are you using "I need to get organized" as a smoke screen? You could be doing that without even realizing it. Think about this: what would your life be like if you were already organized? If those boxes were all cleared out of the back closet, if all the Christmas gear were not still on the guest room bed, if those shopping bags of paper weren’t crowding your knees under the desk?

2015 109

Supply Chain Management: Benefits to Outsourcing and What to Look For

Small Business CEO

Outsourcing… to many small business owners and startups, the term outsourcing essentially means expense. While it is true that outsourcing various tasks will result in some type of expense, in many instances, the return on investment makes the initial costs worthwhile.

2015 107

Recorded Webinar Replay: The Resilient Assistant

Office Dynamics

Did you miss the webinar, The Resilient Assistant with Peggy Vasquez and Joan Burge ? Watch the replay here: The Resilient Assistant. Every administrative professional knows nothing in life or work is constant.

2015 174

Open Loops 4/3/2015

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on. Robert Fulghum''s take on Girl Scout cookies. A single question that can help you avoid impulse purchases. A guide to concise writing.

2015 163

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Clutter Coach

by I’ve been reading Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Early in the book, she tells readers how important it is to start with a vision of how you want your life to be after getting organized. Be specific about what you want and also why you want it. No matter what your answer is, Kondo says the underlying reason is that you want to be happy. . My free ecourse starts out with that premise too.

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Top Tricks to Invigorate Your Facebook Marketing Efforts

Small Business CEO

Tired of being lectured on how social media marketing is so important in contemporary marketing battlegrounds?

The Blog-a-Thon Begins Today!

Office Dynamics

Let’s celebrate the administrative profession together. Starting right now! April 1 – 30, 2015 Office Dynamics International will be posting a new blog each day (weekdays, that is.). So what’s in this big, fun event for you? Other than the awesome content each day, prizes!

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Bye Bye Ads…But I Need Your Help

Simple Productivity Blog

I have been doing a lot of thinking and measuring lately, and I decided it was time for change on the blog. For many years I have been relying on affiliates and ad networks to bring in enough money to cover the blog expenses.

2015 130

Who vs. That: Rule or Stylistic Choice?

Daily Writing Tips

On this language site and others, readers often question a writer’s choice of that instead of who to refer to a person. Here are some typical comments: As the word “that” [in this sentence] refers to human beings, shouldn’t the relative pronoun be “who”?

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3 Ways to Cut Upfront Costs When Starting a Business

Small Business CEO

Starting your very own new business is an exciting time, but what isn’t so enjoyable is working out how you’re going to pay for everything that you need to get things going.

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