Sat.Jun 28, 2014 - Fri.Jul 04, 2014

Win a Jord Wooden Watch! (+ Review)

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the beautiful things about simplifying productivity is that we get to simplify our tools. Our phones can do amazing things these days, but they are not always the most efficient way to get certain things done. Take, for instance, getting the time.

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Event feedback form

Practically Perfect PA

Congratulations, your event is finished. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and now you can go back to your day job! Well actually before you go back to your day job there is the little task of receiving some feedback from the attendees.

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4 Steps To Find Your Passion

Dumb Little Man

What gets you out of bed in the morning? Most people would answer that question with “my alarm?” ” I contend that the happiest people in the world could jump out of bed in the morning without the use of an alarm clock! Because they have a burning passion to change the world!

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The Sharing Economy and the Rise of Micro Hotels

Small Business Labs

Several recent studies show that a growing number of people are using Airbnb's platform to create micro hotels by renting multiple properties to people looking for a place to stay.

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How to Know It's Time to Quit Your Job

On The Job

As the economy improves, many people are considering leaving jobs they''ve stuck with for fear of not being able to land another position. But before you quit, think of this: 1. Are you thinking clearly? Don''t quit when you''re feeling panicked or stressed by too much work and just want a way out.

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Staybridge Suites, London

Practically Perfect PA

Situated smack bang in the middle of Westfield shopping centre Stratford, the Staybridge Suites couldn’t be in a better location for those visiting East London.

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4 Keys To Speaking Your Mind With Confidence

Dumb Little Man

How many of us have believed we should remain quiet, instead of consistently fighting for our truly remarkable ability to vocalize our thoughts?

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Listening – Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“I think we have to lead people by being good listeners. That is to say, we lead in a company such as ours by drawing out ideas from people… we can’t simply issue commands.” ” – Minoru Makirhara, Mitsubishi corporation. It used to be the case that a manager would simply bark orders at their staff… Read the full article here: Listening – Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations Business Quotes listening

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On Vacation

Simple Productivity Blog

I am on vacation this week with my family. I will be back next Monday with more productive articles! The post On Vacation appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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21 Questions to Ask Yourself When All You Seem to Do is Fail

Dumb Little Man

Am I grateful? Gratitude is a great balancing force. It allows us to be kind to ourselves and have a greater perspective of where we REALLY stand. Find something to be grateful for and remind yourself of it everyday! Are my expectations/goals realistic?

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Can You Solve This July 4 Riddle?

Business Writing

I featured this riddle on Facebook, and it seems to have stumped people. Do you know the answer? Lynn Syntax Training. Grammar and Usage

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Service Packages Add Value

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. I have been working in the value-based business model in both of my businesses, for many years now. What is a value-based business model? In a nutshell, it’s offering service and support packages to clients.

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Is Your Business in Compliance with This New Legislation?

Office Organization Success

Now that the craziness of graduation and family visiting has settled down, this week has been a bit more relaxed. I took time out on Tuesday to take the boys to Toledo Zoo — our first visit of the summer. And we also spent time at the pool. I’ve been busy finalizing the details of my Summer giveaway event (hint: myself and my colleagues are giving away templates!) and brainstorming with a couple of my clients about next steps for their business.

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A Simple and Classy Text Message to Get You Out of Going on Another Date

Dumb Little Man

We have all had the experience of going on a few dates with someone before deciding that he or she is not the one. That is the purpose of dating, to get to know someone and decide if they could be your mate.

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Copy What Works

Business Writing

A new instructor led our water aerobics class at the local pool yesterday. Unfortunately, every choice she made showed her lack of experience. She led us in doing the same exercise for minutes (boring). She had us work on our. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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The Use of Labormetrics Continues to Grow

Small Business Labs

Labormetrics is one of the trends we closely monitor. It's the use of digital data and analytical tools to analyze, track and improve work methods and performance. We track this trend for 2 reasons.  First, it's clear labormetrics systems are going to be used in most businesses and across most tasks. The ROI on these systems are simply too compelling to ignore. 

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Have You Declared And Claimed Your Independence?

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips. Virtual Assistance for Businesses After sleeping in a bit this morning (8 am instead of 7) I grabbed a cup of coffee and found myself watching a bit of America, The Story of US. I’ve seen the entire series before, but as I was channel surfing for suitable coffee time watching, the sight of the powdered wigs […] ( Read more. ). Business Tips Virtual Assistance for Businesses

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Always Choose to do the Right Thing

Virtual Moxie

Joan scheduled time to talk with me. She said she had a challenge she needed feedback on. Her challenge, as it turned out, was that she had invoiced her client incorrectly, and wasn''t sure if she should just let it go, or correct the error. The error was a mathematical one.

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Winner: most hilarious cleaning product

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-04-19 11:08:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I just laughed out loud when I saw these dusting slippers in the current issue of Organize magazine ! They also come in hot pink! I must confess, I love to Swiffer, but these also look like swell fun. My floors are wood, and I can easily imagine myself getting up some speed and then sliding across the floor in them. I bet they’re nice and slippery. Just put on some music and bust your best moves.

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5 Tips for Running a Successful Social Media Contest

Small Business CEO

Social media contests are popping up all over, but do you know the right way to use them for your company? In order to maximize benefits, it is important to understand what you need to do before you launch a contest.

The Power of a Winning Attitude

Office Dynamics

We talk to ourselves all day. We either feed ourselves with positive, uplifting affirmations or affirm how things aren’t going our way, work is overwhelming, or life is just too difficult.

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Have You Declared And Claimed Your Independence?

Tips From T. Marie

After sleeping in a bit this morning (8 am instead of 7) I grabbed a cup of coffee and found myself watching a bit of America, The Story of US. I’ve seen the entire series before, but as I was channel surfing for suitable coffee time watching, the sight of the powdered wigs and Redcoats of the American Revolution somehow seemed fitting considering the date. It was a pretty nifty reminder of just why we celebrate July 4 th as a nation.

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Can Facebook emotionally manipulate customer service?

Service Untitled

The emotional manipulation factor has been all abuzz this past week after the published results of a January 2012 subliminal study by Facebook was revealed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Tips for Getting an Underperforming Team Back on Track

Small Business CEO

When a team member starts to perform poorly it will affect your company’s business but when the whole team slips off track it can be a lot more serious. In this sort of situation it is important to take the initiative and try to resolve the problems as soon as you can.

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Why should assistants choose to continue enhancing their skills?

Office Dynamics

In today’s competitive, high-energy marketplace, good enough is not enough. As a savvy executive or administrative assistant you’ll want to maintain your competitive advantage while building increasing your chances of future success. Here are few reasons why.

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40 Things I've Learned in 40 Years

Productivityist

Today I turned forty. I don''t feel all that different, but I know that who I am now is the sum of all the years I''v spent on this planet. That sum isn''t made up of the moments on their own, but in a large part how I spent those moments.

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Gonna, Gotta, Wanna

Daily Writing Tips

Although not hearing impaired, I watch television with captions enabled. I like to see how words are spelled and how the running text differs from what is actually said by the actors and presenters.

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving – ROI on Corporate Client Gifts

Small Business CEO

Getting the best ROI on a corporate gift is more about being impressive than being lavish. Making an impression on your clients doesn’t mean a private jet pool party in the Maldives.

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NEW: Support-by-Email Now Available!

Denise Aday

An increased number of email marketing inquiries recently have come from folks needing some advice or quick answers about whether something is possible and/or how to do it in MailChimp.

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A free Leadership Development Benefits Estimator Tool

BioTeams

" How do you justify investment a specific people development activity (e.g. Leadership, Change Management, Learning or Behaviour Change), such as a business simulation game , in a straightforward but credible way"?

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Overloading While

Daily Writing Tips

Because English is blessed with so many subordinating conjunctions, there’s no need to overuse any of them. The conjunction while , for example, tends to pop up in contexts in which a different conjunction may be the better choice.

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Tips On Getting Your Event Promoted

Small Business CEO

If you are thinking about planning an event of any kind, you will hopefully have realized that how you advertize and promote the event will in most cases determine whether it is a success or failure.

NEW Canada Anti-Spam Law effective July 1 (And how not to be a spammer regardless of location.)

Denise Aday

( CC by 2.0 photo by TeresaH12~~~bizzyazabee ). Our emails may have an international readership, so we have to stay abreast of the current laws about sending commercial electronic messages.

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Don’t Waste your Money Hiring Consultants: There are Better Alternatives

Small Business CEO

Hiring a consultant is expensive, and not all small business owners have the privilege to hire one due to budgetary constraint. Before you decide on hiring one, you need to ask yourself this question: Do you really need to hire a consultant?

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Colorful Words from Latin

Daily Writing Tips

Among the many Latin words that inform the English vocabulary are several that derive from Roman words for colors. White. Latin albus gives us: alb (noun): a white vestment reaching the feet and enveloping the entire body, worn by clergy, servers, and others taking part in church services.

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Phrasal Verbs with Stand

Daily Writing Tips

The comment of a new U.S. resident telling about how he obtained residency got me thinking about the difficulties that ESL learners must have with phrasal verbs built on stand : A Vincentian priest at the parish stood in for me as a witness when I became a resident.

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Cynics and Cynosures

Daily Writing Tips

These two “doggy” words have quite different meanings. The word cynic comes from a Greek word meaning “dog-like, currish, churlish.” The word became a nickname for a school of Greek philosophers who disdained the luxuries and polite behavior of cultivated Greeks.

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