Sat.Aug 20, 2016 - Fri.Aug 26, 2016

7 Things Nobody Told You About How To Make People Instantly Like You

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people exude an irresistible charm when they speak. It makes us eager to hear what they have to say. At some point, it can even make us envious of their popularity and command of respect.

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Knowing the Parts of Speech--and Why You Should

Business Writing

In a recent business writing class, a participant confessed that she didn't know a pronoun from a preposition--and she wanted to learn the difference. So she could feel confident about using language correctly. Knowing the parts of speech can. Frequently Asked Questions Grammar and Usage

2016 193

4 Simple “Set It and Forget It” List Building Strategies

Office Organization Success

There are many, many ways to build your build list. But the best list building strategies are the ones you don’t have to think about! These become the mainstay of your List Building System. Set them up once and they continue to work for you again and again.

2016 165

Squaremeal Venues + Events Live

Practically Perfect PA

For most assistants working in the UK the Squaremeal website and guide is a well-loved and trusted resource. For many years I have consulted the guide for restaurant and venue ideas, it has always been my first port of call when managers have asked me to book restaurants for them.

2016 139

What Do Insurance Brokers Do for You?

Dumb Little Man

Buying insurance is an expensive but necessary purchase. Because the rates are often high for good insurance coverage, it can be tempting to purchase it directly from the insurance company, skipping the middleman insurance broker.

2016 203

Thinking Like Leonardo da Vinci Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

A free webinar replay is now available. This week we spoke with Lisa Olsen. Our “ Thinking Like Leonardo da Vinci ” webinar replay is now available. Please feel free to view, share and view again!

2016 190

Staffing Industry Research Firm Says There are 44 Million Gig Workers

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)  recently released a study showing that nearly  30% of the U.S. workforce are gig workers. This works out to be about 44 million Americans. They also found that contingent workers represented $792.4 billion in staffing buyer spend.

2016 176

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4 Original Ways to Be Romantic in the Digital Age

Dumb Little Man

Romance in the digital age has certainly changed. Gone are the days of waiting for weeks for a love letter to arrive from a loved one who’s currently (or indefinitely) far away.

2016 201

8 Tips To Help You Deal With Conflict Better

Office Dynamics

How do you deal with conflict? Are you a person who holds onto everything or do you let your anger out? Conflict affects our attitude, which impacts our ability to be productive. Conflict is destructive if not positively handled. It damages peace and orderliness within us as relationships are broken.

2016 181

Corporate Layoffs Make Independent Work Look More Secure

Small Business Labs

Cisco announced last week it's laying off 5500 employees. This is about 7% of their workforce. Cisco  Cisco also reported quarterly earnings of $2.8 billion on sales of $12.64 billion.    Most would consider quarterly earnings of $2.8

2016 173

How to Help Employees Not Hate Change

On The Job

Leaders may get frustrated with employees who are resistant to change , believing the workers are just being obstinate. This may cause leaders to issue “my way or the highway” directives, further alienating employees and delaying the changes that need to be made.

2016 130

7 Top Tips to Avoid Being Caught in a Phishing Net

Dumb Little Man

Do you have “phishing awareness”? You may have heard about internet ‘phishing’ and wondered whether you should be worried. Or worse, you may have been unlucky enough to have been victimized in the past.

2016 190

Which Marketing Automation Tool For Your Small Business: GetResponse vs. InfusionSoft

Small Business CEO

Businesses that use marketing automation tools, see 53% higher conversion rates than companies who don’t, and an annual revenue growth rate that’s 3.1% higher than those who don’t. Enough said.

2016 70

The Self-Driving Car Race

Small Business Labs

Lots of recent news and announcements on autonomous vehicles: 1. Uber generated quite a bit of noise with their announcement they are soon going to be testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. Bloomberg has a good article  on Uber using self-driving Volvo XC 90s in their test.

2016 164

Writing Contests and Competitions

Daily Writing Tips

This page will be updated regularly with the latest writing contests and competitions from around the web and the world! Make sure to bookmark it.

2016 66

Use This Strategy to Never Hit The Snooze Button Again

Dumb Little Man

Hitting snooze on your morning alarm (again) is probably the worst thing you can do to start your day. Why? I’ve identified 4 main reasons: First, by going back to sleep for another 10 minutes, you will actually feel more tired and groggy than when the initial alarm went off.

2016 189

10 Types of Link Building Habits you Should Prune Before Penguin 3 Hits

Small Business CEO

The contest for ranking on the first page of Google has never been more fierce.

2016 70

The Productivityist Podcast: Lee Caraher

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I speak with Lee Caraher. Lee’s a CEO, an author, and an acclaimed communication strategist known for her practical solutions to big problems. We talk about the difference between millennials and other generations in terms of work habits and how to manage them. We also dive into other productivity practices such as handling email after hours and one of my favourite topics.setting boundaries. Relevant Links. Blog | Lee Caraher. Books | Lee Caraher.

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Words for Extreme Weather Events

Daily Writing Tips

What’s the difference between a hurricane, a typhoon, and a tropical storm? The first two types of weather events are cyclones that sustain surface winds of at least 74 miles per hour—faster than virtually any highway speed limit in the United States.

2016 58

7 Ways to Get More Comfortable With Feeling Uncomfortable

Dumb Little Man

Our minds naturally hate change. Change makes us uncomfortable. Anything that involves risk or confrontation makes us tremble. Despite the negativity, feeling uncomfortable is one of the signs of adaptation and growing. It may feel bad but, in reality, it’s actually a good indicator.

2016 186

How to Rescue Your Business from the Brink of Insolvency

Small Business CEO

There’s no denying that approaching insolvency is a problem that requires immediate attention. While it can feel a little scary, the best way to fix it quickly and simply is with a targeted, focused response. In other words, don’t push it to the back of your mind and hope that it handles itself.

2016 66

How To Conquer The Four Horsemen of Productivity Apocalypse

Dumb Little Man

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” Arianna Huffington. A lot of the top advice on “work-life balance” angers me and probably will anger you too.

2016 185

6 Ways How Twentysomethings Can Start to Save

Dumb Little Man

Most retirement advice for young people boils down to this: Start saving, and do it right now. Unfortunately, the urgency of that message gets lost on far too many youths, too caught up in the prime of their lives to worry about the future.

2016 181

Things You Didn’t Know That Occur While Traveling

Dumb Little Man

Whether you’re a first-time or frequent flyer, there’s a lot left to learn about the process of flying. From curb to check-in to sitting in your seat and taking off, the following 5 tips — and the below infographic, chock-full of information — will make flying easier and more transparent.

2016 173

Get “In the Zone” on Command with a Focus Song

Dumb Little Man

The Power of Focus. I have a friend, Matt, who listens to the same song on repeat every time he works on his computer. The exact same song. On repeat. All the time. Yes, he’s a little crazy. When I asked him about it, he said it helps him focus.

2016 168

Loan Officers: Advocates to Small Business

Small Business CEO

Working as a mortgage loan officer can sound like a fairly straightforward job. People apply, you evaluate, you notify, you close. It doesn’t sound too complex. But of course, nothing is as simple as it seems at first look. The reality is that mortgage loan officers do far more than that.

2016 62

Should Small Business Owners Test Their Employees for Drugs and Alcohol?

Small Business CEO

In the corporate world, a drug test is essentially a cornerstone to the hiring process. Anyone beginning a job at a large corporation knows that they will invariably be drug tested before their hiring is official. It makes sense, if you think about it.

2016 60

Improve Employee Wellbeing at your Warehouse with These Handy Tips!

Small Business CEO

Warehouse management is a tricky area for small business managers. It’s critical to the business’s supply chain and it is even more important to have a strong support network that will allow the warehouse to operate efficiently. Warehouse employees are the heart and soul of warehouse operations.

2016 60

You Have 3 Seconds to Save your Online Business!

Small Business CEO

Speed optimization and converting users to customers in the next digital era. The internet age brings with it one absolute guarantee : file sizes are increasing, and content quality is improving. The result is that page load-time is under threat, and your online shop or startup faces real risk.

2016 59

3 Problems with Parenthesis

Daily Writing Tips

Parenthesis is the strategy of setting a word, phrase, or clause off from a sentence to interject additional information into that statement. Despite the name, parenthesis can be accomplished with a two commas or a pair of dashes as well as with a brace of parentheses.

2016 58

Jump-Starts and Start-Ups

Daily Writing Tips

A reference to the name of a law called the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. pointed out to me how easily confusion is created in writers’ minds by varying treatment of hyphenated terms.

2016 56

Punctuation Quiz #2: Suspensive Hyphenation

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect style for suspensive hyphenation; revise the style of the number as necessary: 1. Read these tips for space and time-efficient gardening. The issue touches on the tension between middle- and upper-class values.

2016 56

3 Questions About Emphasis

Daily Writing Tips

The following questions from readers, and the responses, pertain to how words are formatted to provide emphasis. When writing business documents such as Standard Operating Procedures or Workflow processes, my understanding has always been that you capitalize titles.

2016 56