Sat.Oct 31, 2015 - Fri.Nov 06, 2015

A day in the life: Amanda Barlow, Senior EA, PZ Cussons

Practically Perfect PA

What does your career path look like? I have been working as the Senior EA at PZ Cussons for over a year now and have developed my role to become an integral part of the ExCo Team.

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Do Not Use Apostrophes to Make Plurals

Business Writing

Please--don't do it. Don't use apostrophes to make expressions plural, like this: This photo of a plumbing supply company storefront is NOT for a company owned by people named Spa and Pool. If it were, Spa's & Pool's might be. Frequently Asked Questions Punctuation Pointers

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Learning the Art of Business Conversations

On The Job

One of the great things about social media is that it allows you to connect with people from around the world, giving you a chance to interact with someone you might not otherwise get to know.

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Are You Feeling Stuck? Questions to Ask Yourself To become Unstuck

Dumb Little Man

Do you currently feel stuck? Have you been working your finger to the bones and yet you feel that you aren’t making any headway? Has life just been keeping you in the dumps? Feeling stuck can be the most frustrating feeling you will ever have in your life.

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Technology of the week: Touchjet Pond Projector

Practically Perfect PA

What is Touchjet Pond Projector? The Touchjet Pond is great piece of kit from over the pond. It is a tiny projector / tablet with built in WiFi and sound. What does it do? This nifty devise is a mixture of a projector and a tablet.

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Easy Ideas For A Greener Office

Eco-Office Gals

We would all like to be a little greener but being eco-friendly at work doesn’t always seem the easiest task. It doesn’t have to be difficult though. If the willingness is there, it doesn’t have to cost the earth – excuse the pun – or require drastic changes to your work environment.

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The Science of Motivation

On The Job

Lindsay McGregor says she understands why many companies have turned their corporate backs on the idea of investing in cultural changes touted to drive better employee engagement, productivity, innovation and collaboration. They just didn’t have anyone who could prove to them it worked,” she says.

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More Trending

Easy event management

Practically Perfect PA

We recently worked with Gallus Events who managed our Assist Travel event in London. The event management was seamless and one of the main reasons was because they used an online event registration / management platform called Eventbrite.

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Are You A (Productivity) Spoiled Child?

Simple Productivity Blog

Have you ever been at a child’s birthday party? If the children are young enough, there is an almost-guaranteed scenario that will play out when it comes time for the cake. Some child will want the piece with all the frosting flowers, and it will be claimed by someone else.

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The One Thing You Should Never Do as a Business Owner

Tips From T. Marie

After 8+ years of being the owner of a small business, there are a ton of lessons I’ve learned. Many of them have been critical in keeping my business going as long as it has.

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9 Things to Let Go to Find Ultimate Happiness

Dumb Little Man

Obtaining happiness doesn’t always have to be about gaining. When we think about things that would make us happy we usually find ourselves daydreaming about things we could add on to life: new house, beautiful car, a great lover, a fancy job, an amazing vacation, etc.

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The Paperless Payroll

Eco-Office Gals

Almost all of the positons worked in today’s offices and cubicles around the world are worked entirely with technology. Be it computers, phones, tablets, and other digital devices, seldom will you find a position that doesn’t utilize at least a computer.

The Growing Array of Pet Startups

Small Business Labs

CB Insights  From DogBnBs To Subscription Dog Treats: The Tech Startups Unbundling PetSmart covers the growing number of pet focused startups. 

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How can you stay energized throughout the week?

Office Dynamics

I usually share tips on combating the Monday-morning “blahs,” especially after a nice, relaxing weekend. I recently met someone who says she has a different problem: “Monday, I am refreshed from the weekend and ready to tackle just about anything,” she explains.

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5 Ways to Start Putting Yourself First

Dumb Little Man

There’s often a bad stigma that is attached with putting yourself first. You feel guilty and worry about what others think. But at the same time you know the benefits that come from taking care of yourself first. After all, how are you going to give to others if your cup is not full?

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Remind me

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2014-06-12 11:41:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Although I use an electronic calendar, I love to write by hand. It’s been proven that moving your pen across a page induces “motor memory.”. That means that simply writing something down can help you remember it, even if you don’t look at your notes again. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. Even I need reminders. Actually, I especially do.

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Book Review: Raw Deal - How the Uber Economy is Screwing American Workers

Small Business Labs

Steven Hill's  Raw Deal: How the "Uber Economy and Runaway Capitalism are Screwing the American Worker  makes no attempt at being balanced.

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Records Management Strategy

Office Dynamics

Do you have a records management strategy in place? Question: “We’re getting concerned where I work that the overwhelming amount of documents and data that we generate every day aren’t being safely stored and tracked.

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How Rise Up When Disappointment Gets You Down

Dumb Little Man

Not getting what you expect can be a pleasant surprise – or a devastating disappointment. When things didn’t turn out the way I hoped while traveling with a friend, I was quick to blame it on her.

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Why Some Freelance Writers Struggle to Get Clients

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! Why Some Freelance Writers Struggle to Get Clients first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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SEC Approves Equity Crowdfunding

Small Business Labs

Up until now, entrepreneurs raising money through crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter promised their backers products in exchange for funding.    But last week the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a law allowing the general public to participate in equity crowdfunding campaigns.    The new rules will allow small investors to buy shares of private companies under the provisions of the Jump-Start Our Business Start-Ups (JOBS) Act.

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When “So” Becomes Annoying

Daily Writing Tips

The tiny English word so has numerous uses. Merriam-Webster gives it separate entries as adverb, conjunction, adjective, and pronoun.

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Too Much Of A Good Thing

Productivityist

A while ago, I went to the dentist for a cleaning. I got the same report as I did the previous time and the time before that. Your teeth look good. You need to floss more. Thanks for coming. Before I was called back, I waited in the lobby with a book.

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The Productivityist Podcast 64: Passionate About Productivity with Amber De La Garza

Productivityist

On this episode I chat with fellow productivity specialist Amber De La Garza. We talk about the reason you want to be productive, how multiple screens can help (or hinder) your productivity, messy desks, and why the apps out there aren’t enough to make you more productive. Relevant Links.

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The Trick to Getting Projects Back on Track

Productivityist

I’m a fan of fables, and Hansel and Gretel is one of my favourites. I like the resilience and resourcefulness the children employ to keep themselves going. They didn’t give up and are rewarded for their efforts.

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Graduating FROM High School and College

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, When did it become acceptable to drop the preposition after the verb graduate, as in “I graduated high school in 2000”? This nonstandard usage has become common in colloquial speech, but it is still not acceptable in formal English.

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Top 10 Words Confused in English [N-P]

Daily Writing Tips

My cumulative list of words commonly confused continues with ten that begin with the letters N and P. The confusion relates to spelling or meaning. nutritional / nutritious. The adjective nutritional means, “related to the process of nutrition,” that is, using food to support life.

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“As Well As” Does Not Mean “And”

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, Will you please comment on the use of “as well as” as used below: “Deng Xiaoping made a significant contribution with his theoretical courage of Marxism, matter-of-fact attitude, rich experience, as well as his foresight and sagacity.”. “As

2015 89

Quest and Pursuit

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, . What’s the difference between ‘Quest’ and ‘Pursuit’? Under which situation their usage should be preferred. Please offer some examples. . On one level, the words are synonyms: .

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Water Ski, Water-ski, or Waterski?

Daily Writing Tips

A reader wants to know how to write the word that describes the sport of propelling oneself over water on long narrow pieces of wood: Should it be water-ski , water ski , or waterski ?”. Naturally, I went directly to the OED, where I found the following spellings: waterski (noun). waterski (verb).

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At The Age That

Daily Writing Tips

A reader has a question about a “cute little sign” she bought: Something just isn’t right. Here’s the wording: “I am at the age that makeup is no longer optional.”. . I want to replace “the age” with “that age” and change “that makeup” to “when makeup.”. Any insights or suggestions?

2015 83

Trustworthy vs. Trustable

Daily Writing Tips

Hearing the word trustable used twice on National Public Radio (NPR) in what seemed to be a serious context, I decided to explore the usage. Although the form trustable can be documented—the OED cites examples dated 1606, 1884, and 1900—it’s a rarity in modern usage.

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The Productivityist Podcast 64: Passionate About Productivity with Amber De La Garza

Productivityist

On this episode I chat with fellow productivity specialist Amber De La Garza. We talk about the reason you want to be productive, how multiple screens can help (or hinder) your productivity, messy desks, and why the apps out there aren’t enough to make you more productive. Relevant Links.

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