Sat.Feb 11, 2012 - Fri.Feb 17, 2012

Trending Sources

How to Find Time for What Really Matters

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever feel as though weeks, months, even years, are going past, without you making any real progress in your life? The solution?

2012 140

Protected: Mobile Marketing For Solopreneurs

The Solopreneur Life

T his post is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: Related posts: Our Hunt For the Best Marketing Web Sites For Solopreneurs. “Relationship Marketing for Solopreneurs” Has Launched! Marketing for Solopreneurs: Here’s a Powerful Tactic That Takes 4 Hours, Costs $2.20.

2012 80

Top 3 Gmail Productivity Tools

Office Organization Success

As some of you may be aware, I permanently switched from Outlook (having used it for many years) to Gmail at the end of last year. Email Signatures.

2012 72

More help for Job Candidates

Job Advice Blog

JTL Services, Inc. today announced a new division that is going to assist job candidates in their search efforts. To be considered for this program candidates must be qualified. Submit all resumes for review to: or Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre Jeff LeFevre Job Advice

5 Little Secrets for Turning Fear into Your Loyal Servant

Dumb Little Man

Fear is misunderstood. We learn that fear is bad , and happiness is good. We run away from fear and toward happiness. Easier said than done.

2012 131

More Trending

The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Doer

Dumb Little Man

Sometimes we spend an inordinate amount of time talking about our ideas, dreams, and aspirations. It is easy to content ourselves with simply having lofty ideas, not realizing their sheer abundance. Anyone who has taken a breath has likely had an idea that could have literally changed the course of his or her life in a revolutionary way. John F.

2012 112

Top Leadership Guru Marshall Goldsmith Offers His Secrets to Success

On The Job

I've been fortunate in my career to talk to a lot of really smart people. People who are not only really smart, but nice. It’s about the clients.

2012 46

Speak for Yourself

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. There are many ways to market your business – email marketing, social media, press releases, attending networking events. But to really “kick it up a notch,” you have to put yourself out there, in person, in front of people. This is a hurdle worth jumping. Becoming the “Go To” Person…. Promoting Your Business….

2012 46

Building Trust With Your Customer

The Small Business Blog

Recently, I read 12 Most Simple Ideas To Build Trust With Me As Your Customer, a post by Andy Hanselman on To read this article in its entirety, do visit 12 Most. It did remind me of something else that I have been thinking about lately: Skepticism is rife and trust is not easily…

2012 46
2012 46

Why You Should Embrace ‘Icky’ Sales and Marketing

Men With Pens

It’s a word that makes me shudder. I shudder because this juvenile term is being used by fully grown adults. Business owners. Really, people.

2012 41

30 Archaic Adjectives and Adverbs

Daily Writing Tips

The words below are either obsolete, archaic, or old-fashioned, and though those in the latter category can still be found in modern writing, use all with caution. Sparing use keeps these words alive and adds a whimsical or quaint note, but too frequent recourse to such antiquities will have you sounding like a Renaissance Faire refugee. Anon (adv.):

2012 39

The U.S. Energy Boom is a Game Changer

Small Business Labs

One of the biggest shifts going on right now is the U.S. oil and gas boom. Domestic oil output is the highest in eight years. energy scene is shifting.

2020 31

4 Ways to Deal With Negativity at Work

On The Job

I once worked with a woman who was so depressing to be around that people literally fast-walked to their offices and slammed the doors to get away from her. We all ate our lunches in our offices behind closed doors, because otherwise we would be subjected to her whining and complaining in the break room. I can't believe I have so much to do.

2012 30

What Two and a Half Men Can Teach Us About Customer Service

Service Untitled

Now what makes one representative so much better, and what are some of the traits successful agents all possess? And how did he do that?

10 Experiential Writing Prompts

Daily Writing Tips

Write about what you know — that’s one of the fundamental nuggets of wisdom for writers. But I don’t know anything worth writing about!” you protest. You don’t? Anything is worth writing about if the writer finds something engaging about the subject. Try these writing exercises based on firsthand observation: 1. Fiction Writing

2012 32
2012 UPS 32

Do you know your numbers? Revenue vs. Income – The difference can make or break your company

Productive & Organized

So, I asked Nicole if she would write a guest post to share more.    Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. Revenue defined in plain English.

2012 30

10 Ways to Slow Down

Ian's Messy Desk

Do you have days when you feel life is rushing by at breakneck speed? Maybe your whole life feels that way. Here are 10 ways to slow it down and help you keep things in perspective: Stop multi-tasking. Computers multi-task by doing several things at once When people try to multi-task, they end up doing everything poorly. Turn off your television.

2012 25

A Quick Email Management Tip

Office Organization Success

Emails aren’t urgent! Don’t feel you have to read and act upon your email the second it hits your inbox. Here’s an article with some tips on how you can manage your email to increase your productivity and keep your sanity! Quick Biz Tip

Email 22

25 Subordinating Conjunctions

Daily Writing Tips

If you’re having trouble developing sentences with sufficient variety to keep your writing fresh, take a ride on A WHITE BUS. No, I’m not shouting at you; A WHITE BUS is a mnemonic initialism that reminds you about a set of conjunctions with which you can begin dependent clauses. (A After dinner, we’ll go see a movie.”. 10. “ 11. “ 12. “ 13. “

2012 30
2012 30

My Personal Productivity Rules

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. It got me thinking about what my productivity rules are. Keep Inputs Consolidated.

2012 21

How Do You Write to Many Readers?

Business Writing

This past week I led business writing classes for two groups, one in the insurance industry and the other in banking. In both groups the same question came up: How do you write a document for many different kinds of. Frequently Asked Questions Writing Tips

2012 18
2012 UPS 18

More on the End of Men and Rise of Women

Small Business Labs

Earlier this week we posted on the  End of Men and the Rise of Women trends. " Coming Apart chronicles a mix of growing problems in America.

2012 18
2012 2010 18

A Quiz About Expletives

Daily Writing Tips

One easy solution for getting sentences off to a strong start is to make them more active by eliminating what is called an expletive, or a dummy subject, such as “There is” or “There are.” Each of the sentences below contains an expletive. There are several vicious cycles that facilitate the progression of alcohol abuse.”. Answers. Grammar

2012 21
2012 21

Local Business – Only 1.3% of Fans Actively Engage on Facebook

Small Business CEO

You read that title right. The result was that only 1.3% of fans actively engage. Probably not that often unless you’re helping them do some marketing.

Coming Down the. Pike or Pipe?

Business Writing

The other day I was reading a writing sample for the class Meeting Notes Made Easy, when I found a sentence like this one: We are waiting to see what comes down the pipe. The sentence implies that you are. Gems of Language Grammar and Usage

2012 16
2012 16

Happy Love Day!!

Virtual Moxie

So many people I know hate this day, choosing to see it as a made up day that only exists to enforce mass consumerism and overspending. Not exactly.

Gifts 21

iBookStore eBooks Promo Codes – Take One

Brilliantly Better

A few weeks ago, Apple introduced promo codes for iBookStore. As an Apple developer myself, I can certainly vouch for this affirmation. 4LA4HFJML9HH.

College To Work – Building The Leader In You

Small Business CEO

I was recently asked to help a college student prepare for interviewing, and it reminded me of how important it is to be well-prepared when looking for a job, especially transitioning out of college. In this blog post I provide several tips for the earliest leaders – those entering the professional workforce for the first time. Look like a Leader.

Review: Habit Master

Simple Productivity Blog

If you are trying to build new habits, it is important to keep track of how well you are doing. the habit is gone. Daily, Weekly, Monthly. The Help.

2012 11
2012 UPS 11

A week of workshops

Office Organization Success

Well, it’s been a week of workshops this week! Wednesday saw my Create Your Irresistible Free Taste live virtual workshop as part of the School for Online Business Success workshops. That was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed presenting the information to the students (see below for how to get the recording). Shame about the result!

iBookStore eBooks Promo Codes – Take Two

Brilliantly Better

As I suspected, after the first promotion post, I got a few emails about some of the promo codes not working. Bummer! Like in free beer. 9FN7RP69W3WM.

What Do You Want Me To Write About?

Productivity Bits

I’d love to hear from you. One of the items in my To-Do List this year is to continue to write here in Productivity Bits. I currently have 400+ RSS subscribers. I feel that is enough number for me to get encouraged to continue writing quality content. I have decided not to accept guest posts anymore for some reasons. Thank you in advance.

2012 9

Existent vs. Extant

Daily Writing Tips

What’s the difference between existent and extant ? It might be more appropriate to ask, what’s the difference between exists and “is extant”? Existent usually seems awkward to me; exists or “to exist” often seems more suitable. And then there’s the unfortunately obsolete existimation , a synonym for esteem or estimation. So, what about extant ?

Faith Popcorn's Grim View of the Future of Men

Small Business Labs

Well known trend spotter Faith Popcorn is more than a bit pessimistic about men.    Her most recent What’s Popping forecast is called She-Change , and focuses on the growing role women are playing in the economy and society.  Educators and employers will have to deal with the sociological problems men are experiencing.

2012 UPS 7