Sat.Jun 10, 2017 - Fri.Jun 16, 2017

Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising?

Practically Perfect PA

Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising? Today’s organisations require their employees to be more enterprising, more aware of the needs of customers and more involved in developing their products and services.

2017 203

Achieving The Perfect Balance Between Studying And Working Full-Time

Dumb Little Man

Balancing work and school can be difficult. If you are looking for ways to make the best of your time, here are a few tips you can use. Review class syllabi. Class syllabi are those small documents created by your instructors, teachers or professors to assist with your studies in the course of the semester. Make a point to go through the syllabi for all your classes.

2017 196

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Are Professional Certifications Worth It?

Eat Your Career

One question I get a lot is around the topic of professional certifications. People want to know if they’re worth it. After all, professional certifications cost hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars. And most require a significant investment of time and energy on top of it.

2017 170

Cyclical and Structural Forces Behind the Growing Independent Workforce

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners released their 2017 State of Independence report today. In 2017, the total number of independent workers (self-employed, freelancers, independent contractors, etc.) in American rose to 40.9 million, up 2.8 percent from 2016.

2017 157

Launching the Future Assistant 2018

Practically Perfect PA

I thought I would start the day by launching the Future Assistant 2018! Hurrah!

2018 202

The Secret Key To Multitasking Isn’t What You’d Think

Dumb Little Man

Think back to your last firm handshake. How much of your attention did this activity demand? Did you need to stop talking and devote your entire focus just to make sure you successfully grasped the other person’s hand? Probably not as your brain is wired for parallel processing. Its seeing and guiding pathways allowed you to continue speaking while simultaneously doing a handshake. Unfortunately, parallel processing doesn’t always come naturally to us.

2017 188

How to Answer "Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?"

On The Job

Job interviews can be stressful, but as I've said before, the more you prepare for them, the more stress you can eliminate. Part of that preparation is understanding there are going to be standard interview questions and even a few weird ones.

2017 158

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Managing Your Time (Part 1 of a 4 Part Series)

Office Dynamics

I have been in the business world for 47 years now and one thing that never changes is managing our workload and setting priorities. Everyone I talk to is trying to keep up with the accelerated pace of business and change. At Office Dynamics, we always seem to be in a flurry of activity throughout the year but certain seasons are busier than others. Plus we always have to be thinking 6 – 12 months out because of being in the training industry.

2017 154

3 Ways To Inject More Humor Into Your Relationship

Dumb Little Man

As soon as you stop laughing with your significant other, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find yourself on the miserable road to relationship hell. The person you were once so enamored with will start to take on the look of a hairless cat that’s been left out in the sun for too long. You’ll hear the cell block doors slam shut on your relationship as you look forward to a dim future with your crusty ball and chain.

2017 185

Podcast 060: Managing passwords

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! It’s about creating good passwords, keeping them safe and, of course, being able to remember and find them! Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website. Each week I go into greater depth about one of the 52 ways.

2017 100

Really Easy Ways to Save Your Small Business Money

On The Job

Of all the challenges small businesses face, holding the line on costs while trying to expand or with a slow economy may be one of the toughest. When sales slow or expansion eats into your profits, don't panic – consider these 10 easy ways to cut costs instead.

2017 130

MSP Managed Services Provider Explainer Video – DEMO

Andrea Kalli

Worked long and hard creating this MSP Managed Services Provider Explainer Video DEMO. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link]. Technology Marketing Videos for your IT Support and Services or MSP Business. Andrea Kalli – expert in providing industry leading videos for: – IT Services Provider explainer videos. – MSP or Managed Services Provider explainer videos. – IT Services Provider marketing videos.

2017 109

3 Simple Steps to Balance Your Emotional State

Dumb Little Man

We are emotional creatures. If you are a human being, you know how hard it is to keep tabs on how you are feeling. Whether it be jealousy, anger, depression or anxiety, we all go through a constant cycle of emotions throughout our lives. But, what happens when we feel out of balance with our own emotions? Sometimes, we can have such strong feelings that we tend to start acting differently from how we would normally act. We can begin to not feel like ourselves and take it out on our loved ones.

2017 167

8 productivity traps to avoid

Clutter Coach

by What is productivity, really? It’s not just clearing off your desk or ploughing through your email inbox. Stop, take a breath and make sure you’re getting the important stuff done. Obviously, productivity involves producing. Producing widgets, events, reports, sales. The more producing you do, the more money you have and the greater success your company has. Right? It’s not that simple. It doesn’t matter how many widgets you produce if no one buys them.

2017 100

10 Tips for Clean, Clear Writing

Daily Writing Tips

Adhering to the following guidance about usage, syntax, punctuation, style, and form will perceptibly improve the quality of your writing. Use vivid verbs.

2017 94

IT and MSP Managed Services Provider – Driving Technology marketing video

Andrea Kalli

My latest IT & MSP Managed Services Provider technology marketing video with a futuristic automotive theme. Is your technology driving you? Or are you driving your technology? The messaging focuses on business owners struggling with their technology and maintaining network security updates and management. Call-to-action is offering a free network assessment and diagnostic. Have me re-brand this video with your MSP or IT company info for a fraction of the cost of a custom video.

2017 100

The Power of Volunteering

Dumb Little Man

In the dictionary, volunteering is an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial gain “to benefit another person, group or organization” Volunteering, in the form which we would understand, dates back to 1851. It’s the same creation date of the first YMCA in the United States. During the American civil war, educator Clara Barton and a team of volunteers started to provide clothing, food, and supplies for the sick and wounded servicemen.

2017 167

Tips For Boosting Employee Morale

Small Business CEO

Being a business owner comes with many responsibilities, which is far too many to mention them all. Keeping all your employees motivated will be an ongoing task that will require the assistance of your entire team of supervisors.

2017 83

Formal Fused Words

Daily Writing Tips

Inasmuch as it pains me to say it, notwithstanding my affection for fused words, nevertheless, I encourage readers to use some of the words listed hereinafter sparingly and others not at all.

2017 72

IT Service Provider Animation Explainer Video – Demo clip

Andrea Kalli

This is a partial example of another IT Service Provider Animation Explainer Video Demo, with animated characters. Full video still in the works. Ideal for technology marketing and videos for tech businesses. Technology Marketing Videos for your IT Support and Services or MSP Business. Andrea Kalli – expert in providing industry leading videos for: – IT Services Provider explainer videos. – MSP or Managed Services Provider explainer videos.

2017 100

A Simple Guide On How To Buy And Ship Your Car Online

Dumb Little Man

Buying a car online is no longer a fantasy of the past. It might sound sketchy to purchase something as big as a vehicle without being able to test drive it and check it over yourself first, but it can be a completely safe and viable option. Save time and eliminate the stress of haggling with a dealer and give online purchasing a shot. However, now that you’ve decided to buy a car online, where exactly do you start? Do Your Research.

2017 166

The Importance of Persistence in Business

Small Business CEO

The phrase ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going’ is particularly appropriate in the business world. Persistence, and the willingness to overcome a wide range of obstacles, usually determines the fate of a company.

2017 79

3 Sentences That Lack a Word to Achieve Parallel Structure

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences is flawed because omission of a word prevents the statement from conveying the intended meaning. Discussion and revision point out the missing word. Smith will discuss the organization’s mission and activities to date.

2017 61

3 Places You Can Look At To Make Forward Progress Faster (and Better)


The City of Victoria recently added a dedicated bike lane on one of its streets. I’m not talking about a simple dividing line, either. They put in medians to separate the lane from motor vehicle traffic and several other features to make these new lanes (and altered infrastructure) as noticeable as possible. I hadn’t driven this route since the construction began, so all I got to see was the “before and after.”

2017 53

How Social Niceties Can Ruin Your Chances Of Getting A Promotion At Work

Dumb Little Man

It’s evaluation time at work again! And you’re thinking and hoping that this will finally be the time where you get a glowing review for all your hard work. I mean, who doesn’t want to be a rock star at work? Imagine feeling fulfilled and accomplished in your job, being loved by your boss, respected and admired by your peers and paid the salary you are worth. Well, those things aren’t impossible. You know that you can crush it at work and prove to be a valuable asset.

2017 166

DDoS Damage: Why Ecommerce Sites Are So Vulnerable, And What Can Be Done

Small Business CEO

When it comes to the bad things in life there are degrees of awfulness. For instance, falling down a flight of stairs is bad.

2017 75

Style Quiz #12: Unclear Antecedents

Daily Writing Tips

Revise each sentence below so that the nouns to which the pronouns refer are obvious. He told his brother that his bicycle had been stolen. I left my coat in the car, but now I can’t find it. If you’ve ever wanted to go there, now is the perfect time to travel to Mexico.

2017 61

Tackling Transition with Shawn Razek


On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by engineer by day, aspiring productivity hacker, and co-founder of to-do list app Vista List, Shawn Razek. Here’s the crux of Shawn’s mission: “Time is something we are all trying to make the most of and I want to do my part to help others accomplish that through coaching and creating great tools.” . Some of the takeaways from our conversation include: The transition from high school to college (and then to the workforce) is often a big change.

2017 52

5 Tips to Stop Wasting Money on Substandard Services When Outsourcing

Dumb Little Man

Outsourcing jobs is a great way to solve problems at work. It can help you deal with heavy work overload, time sensitive deadlines, lack of work competence or having inadequate workforce at a given time. However, it is still not as ideal as it sounds, especially with all its potential risks. This includes hiring incompetent freelancers or competent freelancers that overcharge their services.

2017 164

Par Chadha Interview on Serial Entrepreneurship

Small Business CEO

Par Chadha is an electrical engineer with a long history of creating innovative companies in the technology arena as well as building bundled industry solutions through M&A of leading platforms.

What Does “Retro” Mean?

Daily Writing Tips

What, exactly does retro mean, and where does it come from? This post discusses the definition and derivation of this modern-looking but old-fashioned term.

2017 59

Instant Team: Game-Based Learning for Accelerated Team Development


Sadly, you cannot create a High-Performing Team in a day or afternoon or even over lunch.

2017 52

The Reason Days Feel Like They’re Flying By And How To Fix It

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people often find themselves wondering why time flies. Well, time isn’t what it used to be. It seems just yesterday that I started writing this article and yet it was three days ago. At this rate, I fear I will awaken at an elderly home tomorrow morning. And I’m just 26 now. It wasn’t always like this. I remember each of my childhood years as lasting an eternity. Unlike the other kids, I never wanted to grow up. It felt like a scam and I was right.

2017 163

Why Millennials Need to Think About Buying Gold

Small Business CEO

If you are a millennial, you are probably still trying to launch a career, secure a job position, and perhaps make enough money to get married and settle down. Things like gold are probably the farthest from your mind, unless you are an investor or a trust fund owner.

2017 64

Secure and Sure

Daily Writing Tips

Secure and sure , along with a handful of other words originating from those terms, share an etymology. These words are listed and defined in this post. The parent word is the Latin adjective securus , meaning “free from care or danger.” (The

2017 55

7 Best Secrets To Building Lasting Relationships

Dumb Little Man

Despite all the disastrous relationships we’ve experienced and witnessed in our lives, there’s always a couple that restores your faith in love and lasting relationships. As a young person, you may not value stability. However, as you grow older and when you’re in the later stages of life, your spouse can be the core of your support system. Numerous studies have revealed that having a happy relationship with a spouse leads to improved health and can prevent loneliness among seniors.

2017 162

Finding Your Soulmate: 6 Ways To Know When You’ve Met ‘The One’

Dumb Little Man

You might not believe in ‘the one’ or the idea that there is a perfect person out there destined to be yours. But, maybe you’ve been dating someone for a while now. You love them, enjoy their company and are wondering if they are the one you’ll commit to spending the rest of your life with. How can you really be sure? There are the loving feelings you have for them that can give you hints. You may even have thoughts that living without them would be unbearable.

2017 161