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Coworking Forecast: 1 Million Coworkers in 2018

Small Business Labs

We released our 2014 to 2018 global coworking forecast last week at the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) in Kansas City. The number of global coworking facilities has been growing quite rapidly over the last 5 years, basically doubling in number each year. 

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How to organise a fantastic social event for your organisation

Practically Perfect PA

I would imagine that most assistants have been asked to arrange a social event for their team or organisation as we do tend to be the focal point for social activities in the office. It is such a great achievement when we manage to create something that works well and everyone has a great time.

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Deconstructing Getting Things Done: Part 1

Simple Productivity Blog

For this month, plus into June, I will be looking at how to deconstruct Getting Things Done to get it to the basics of the tools: how they work, when to use them, and the reasoning behind them. Today we will look at the first Chapter of the book.

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Infographic: Wearable Tech

The Small Business Blog

When we first heard about tablet computers, the technology did not immediately seem applicable to businesses.

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3 Ways to Become More Magnetically Likeable and Successful with People

Dumb Little Man

When you’re out and about and you see people, and you just notice about them that they have an attraction. You see, that they have a magnetism about them that causes people to want to be around them.

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Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: £150 John Lewis voucher

Practically Perfect PA

In conjunction with Function Fixers , we are running a prize draw and one lucky person will win £150 worth of John Lewis vouchers. Just answer the following question and complete the contact form ( for those reading this on email click here for the contact form ): [contact-form].

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Simplifying “Mind Like Water” from Getting Things Done

Simple Productivity Blog

"Mind like water" is a concept that is often tossed about when people are discussing the book Getting Things Done. Today we are going to look at what it really means, and put it in terms more of us can understand: zone. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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How To Pay Bills & Start A Business – 5 Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets

Dumb Little Man

At some point in our lives, we have all contemplated over quitting our boring jobs and start something on our own. But in most cases, this ends up being merely a dream. That’s because not all of us can afford the luxury of going without pay for the first few months of starting up.

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7 Deadly Sins of Public Speaking

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Deadly Sins of Public Speaking appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It takes a lot of preparation to craft the kind of speech or presentation that is going to grab your listener’s attention.

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Open Loops 5/9/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

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 your best interests; Heartbleed and identity theft; planning consistently; managing energy along with your tasks; recharging; and expanding love.

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How to Best Manage Telecommuters

On The Job

Allowing employees to work from home or other remote locations is often touted as a way to keep workers more engaged and retain key employees. With more than 3.3 million working remotely, or about 2.6% of the U.S.

3 Ways Catastrophe Will Improve Your Life

Dumb Little Man

There are few of us who wake up to the morning chirping of birds, stretch, yawn and think, “Ahhh. I hope a good, old-fashioned catastrophe strikes today.” No, we’re animals; so, from a biological standpoint – by our very nature – we like things that are predictable and life-sustaining.

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Enhance Your Langauge Skills for Successful Public Speaking

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Enhance Your Langauge Skills for Successful Public Speaking appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Another essential skill for successful speakers is using the correct form of the language. Being limited to English, I can’t say what equivalent errors might exist in other languages. However, nothing can destroy your credibility as a speaker than the misuse of the language.

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Sponsor Post, May 2014

Simple Productivity Blog

In May, my sponsors feature those that can help you plan and overcome procrastination. The post Sponsor Post, May 2014 appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. More great content can be found on the site at SimpleProductivityBlog.com.,

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England's Self-Employment Boom

Small Business Labs

The U.K's 's unemployment rate has fallen to 6.9%. This is the lowest level in 5 years.    A big part of the decline is due to the growth of self-employment. According to government figures , the number of self-employed workers has increased by more than 600,000 since 2010, accounting for more than a third of the 1.5 million new jobs created since 2010.    Because of this surge about 4.5 million Britons are currently self-employed.

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3 Ways Embracing the Principles of Improv Can Change Your Life

Dumb Little Man

I first started doing Improv because I wanted to improve my public speaking ability. I had taken a number of Toastmasters classes in the past. They were great for the fundamentals, but tend to be rather dry and formal. I was looking for something more fun and upbeat.

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The Nolitan Hotel, New York City

Practically Perfect PA

This is the foyer at The Nolitan, which is quite possibly New York’s coolest hotel. Located in the seriously hip area of NoLita (North of Little Italy) The Nolitan is a contemporary boutique hotel with lots of character. The Nolitan is the first luxury hotel to open in the NoLita area.

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Announcing: The New Look!

Simple Productivity Blog

I planned to update the template on the site when I was doing my year plan last December. I even went so far as to determine when I needed to read the book on customizing the WordPress theme. I picked out and purchased the theme two months ago… …and stalled.

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Book Review: Advice on Clear Writing and on Life

Business Writing

I picked up a new book, The Curmudgeon''s Guide to Getting Ahead: Dos and Don''ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life, because of the promise of “clear writing.” The coupling of clear writing with. Best Picks Books

2014 158

5 Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Original

Dumb Little Man

There’s nothing exciting about a blank-walled, cookie-cutter home, but here is the good news: you don’t have to settle for one. Everyone’s space should say a little something about him or her and reflect their personality and style.

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Character – Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“Do not make riches, but usefulness, your first aim; and let your chief pride be that your daily occupation is in the line of progress and development; that your work, in whatever capacity it may be, is useful work, honestly conducted, and as such ennobling to your life.” ” – Andrew Carnegie, US industrialist. This is… Read the full article here: Character – Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations Business Quotes character

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Stop Struggling; Start Scheduling!

Virtual Moxie

As much as I fear sounding like a broken record, this topic keeps coming up with my clients and in groups I belong to (and not just with VAs, in case you wondered!), so I wanted to take a run at it again.

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How to Write a Eulogy

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Write a Eulogy appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I attended a funeral some time ago for a woman who had lived a good, long life. There were two eulogies given, one by a long-time friend and the other from a family member. It was interesting to hear the similar themes that came out as they spoke of someone who had played an important part in their lives. I’ve only ever given one eulogy. Deaths of family and friends have been few and far between.

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WooThemes Announces the Release of WooCommerce Bookings, an Online Booking Plugin

The Solopreneur Life

This morning WooThemes notified customers that it has launched a bookings plugin for WooCommerce. WooCommerce is a free e-commerce product for WordPress websites.) The new plugin is called WooCommerce Bookings. Click here to watch a video that explains WooCommerce Bookings.

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Uni-ball Winners!

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the Uni-ball Eye Designer pen set competition! I can now announce the five winners… drum roll please… they are: Victoria Richardson. Laura Ball. Colleen Delcamp. Claire Cassar. Rachael Doolan. Congratulations!

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A Great Training Resource to Grow and Monetize Your Business

Office Organization Success

I’m a huge fan of lifelong learning and am continually investing in myself and my business through training courses and other programs … whether those are free or paid training programs! Today, I want to share a fabulous training resource with you, and one that’s free for you to attend too. It’s the… “Grow and Monetize Your Business” And it’s being hosted by the Expert Telesummit Speakers Bureau. Click here to register.

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Millennials' Standard of Living Lower than Parents

Small Business Labs

Pew Research's article Generational Equity and the "Next America" has a depressing assessment of the economic fortunes of American millennials (roughly aged 21-33): Today’s young have the unhappy distinction of being the first generation in modern history to have a lower standard of living than their parents’ generation had at the same stage of the life cycle.

2014 139

How to Make Your Presentations Much, Much Better

On The Job

Everyone can give a fantastic presentation. Not so, you may think. You’ve seen plenty of horrible ones, and may even believe that it’s something you’re only so-so at doing. (If If you’re being completely honest, you may even admit your last presentation sucked.) That’s OK, right? Everyone has their gifts, and for some people, presenting an idea to a bunch of strangers or co-workers isn’t one of them.

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Why Continued Learning Is Important

Office Dynamics

What a beautiful time of year for all of us to enjoy. Spring should be in full bloom for those of you who live in the Midwest and East. I love to see trees and flowers come into full bloom. What about you? Are you coming into your fullness through learning and growing?

Joint Ventures: A Great List Building Strategy

Office Organization Success

This is a busy season for joint venture partnerships; whether that’s a telesummit or some other giveaway event. I’m taking part in no less than three telesummits this month, plus one giveaway event (I even had to turn one down!). I’m also busy supporting one of my clients with her own, very successful telesummit — that started yesterday and it’s called A Call To Stand. You can find out more about this event here.

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Better Together: Essentials for a Successful Business Partnership

Small Business CEO

Modern society glorifies individualism and the concept of self. Innovative platforms have enabled us to become self-taught in numerous fields, making education more accessible to people worldwide.

2014 108

Reminders for "Messies"

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-01-25 11:48:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Author and "Organizing Lady" Sandra Felton has written many books about organizing for "messies." " She herself is a recovering messie so her advice comes from first hand experience. Cleanies vs. Messies She often writes that "cleanies" tidy up automatically, without having to be reminded or nagged at.

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Choosing what to focus on – are bad moments becoming bad days?

Office Dynamics

Do you let bad moments become bad days? Question: “I have trouble compartmentalizing things when they go wrong. For example, if I mess something up at work, or have a problem with a co-worker, my day is just completely ruined. I slog through it for hours, then just go right to bed.

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Do consumers who spend more get better service?

Service Untitled

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Can’t Afford Mobile? 5 Tips to Help You Survive Without It

Small Business CEO

Customers expect to have information about your business – and your competitors – at their fingertips. If you’re not on mobile, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to gain customers.

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3 Things That Children Can't Help But Teach You

Productivityist

3 Things is a weekly series that highlights three things you can do to overcome a challenge, enhance your productivity, and improve other aspects of your work and life. Each of the things also offers an app or product recommendation that can help you take action and move forward.

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Compound Plurals

Daily Writing Tips

Most English nouns form their plurals by adding -s: boy/boys ; house/houses. When the noun is compound, the question sometimes arises as to which word should get the plural ending.

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