2012

15 Grammar Goofs that make you look silly

ProAssisting Blog

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You’ve Got To Pay The Toll

Dumb Little Man

Growing up in the Hampton Roads area as a youngster, I have seen my share of toll roads. In fact, I remember along one particular expressway you couldn’t even get off an exit without paying. As I grew up and began to travel I have been taken by surprise by unexpected toll booths.

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Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. As we all know writing minutes is a basic skill for assistants and we have probably written more over the years than Stephen King has writing novels.

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How to Deal with an Overwhelming Workload

Eat Your Career

It’s a common complaint: I’ve got too much work and not enough time to do it all. Considering the alternative (no work at all!), you’re in a decent position. That doesn’t make it any easier to handle though. So let’s talk about ways to manage this overwhelming workload without losing your cool.

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CleanWell: Review and Giveaway

Eco-Office Gals

With summer hitting us with record breaking heat daily, and the kids home everyday it’s been a rough time around here. The kids are in the house most of the day to stay out of the heat, eating me out of house and home, getting crumbs and grubby finders everywhere.

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5-Step Checklist for Sending Out Email Broadcasts

Office Organization Success

Being consistent in your business is one of the critical factors for ensuring long-term growth, and one of the ways to ensure consistency is to create systems.

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Featured Soloist Monique Y. Wells: “I Love the Freedom to Explore”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is The Solopreneur Life’s “Featured Soloist,” the purpose of which is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. Today we meet Monique Y. Wells.

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13 Tips for Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

SPEND TIME PLANNING AND ORGANIZING. Setting aside time to think and plan is time well-spent. Organize in a way that makes sense to you. If you need color and pictures, use a lot on your calendar or planning book.

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Five Reasons Why Attending Live Events is a Must

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. For those who work virtually, and even some who don’t, we can easily get stuck in a comfort zone of learning and networking solely by email, phone, teleclasses, and internet and don’t always find a way to get out to a live marketing, networking, or educational event or workshop. And there’s SO much more that one can get out of a live event that you can’t get from online networking and learning.

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7 Habits of Highly Unproductive People

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. We’ve all heard about the habits of productive people. But productivity is as much about what you don’t do as what you do. Here are 7 Habits of Highly Unproductive People. Do any sound familiar? Procrastination.

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Stop procrastinating! How to Overcoming and Avoid Procrastination - 30 Tips

Productive & Organized

Procrastination is the #1 reason business owners find that their business stalls.

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5 Unconventional Tips for Finding and Following Your Passion

Dumb Little Man

There are a lot of people today that are fresh out of college or university, and they don’t know what to do. Or maybe someone has lost their job , and they are staring into the dark abyss of the future without a clue as to where to start.

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How do assistants get promoted?

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. Here is a brief history of my career to date – After University I landed my first job as a Team Administrator at Deloitte, after a year and a half I left to join the Institute of Chartered Accountants where again I worked as an Administrator and Assistant to a department manager.

How to Manage (and Minimize) Workplace Interruptions

Eat Your Career

One of the most common complaints I hear has to do with something that is so fundamentally a part of the modern workplace, it’s almost impossible to avoid. Yes, I’m talking about the dreaded interruption. We all have to deal with it, though admittedly, some have it worse than others.

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ZeroWater Review & Giveaway {2 Winners}

Eco-Office Gals

I recently had the opportunity to try out the Zerowater system. Zerowater is a water filtration pitcher, with a twist. It comes with a tester for your water – called s TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) tester.

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How A Simple Email Signature Can Get You More Clients

Office Organization Success

Whenever you receive an email from me you will ALWAYS see my contact information at the bottom and know exactly how you can get in touch with me. You will see: My name. My company’s name. My telephone and fax number. My email address (with an active hyperlink).

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Women-Owned Small Business Opportunities in Federal Contracting

The Solopreneur Life

B y: WinBiz Proposals, LLC. Author: Jennifer Adeli, Owner and Senior Proposal Manager. WinBizProps and @SoloBizAdventur.

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Gallup Says Move to the Upper Midwest

Small Business Labs

Gallup's Where You'll Want to Live in 2032 looks at the state and regions of the U.S. with the brightest future.

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8 Characteristics of a Good Team Leader

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Effective teamwork is one of the most important aspects in the corporate world. Team members should be completely comfortable while working with each others in order to give their best professional touch to whatever they do.

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How to Handle Your Career Stress

On The Job

Five years ago you may have laughed if someone told you that you would not only take on twice your current workload, but be happy about it – and be willing to take a pay cut.

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Contest: Win Wonderful Day And Save Your Habits!

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. With the holiday season just about upon us, it is very easy for good habits to go right out the window. Or perhaps you need to establish a good habit to get you through.

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12 Ideas for the Best To Do Lists and How to Get Things Done

Productive & Organized

  One of the questions that I frequently get when I work with clients is "What is the best way to ensure that I get things done? What type of to do list should I use?" "   And I often answer: "It depends!" " You see, managing your tasks is a personal thing. 

2012 274

Next Level Living: How To Have A Happier New Year

Dumb Little Man

No doubt we have all heard the masses preparing for the huge New Year’s rush of resolutions. Many of our peers, friends and family members will be highly motivated for all of five days past January the 1st. So the question remains; how do we go past a feeling into an intentional transformation ?

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How to organise your office and keep it that way!

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. A few years ago I worked in a department with a dozen or so Project Managers who were all highly qualified Six Sigma professionals. They were a great bunch to be a round and during my time there I did learn a lot about the dark art of project management!

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Is Your Job Getting You Down? Job Happiness Quiz

Eat Your Career

I once read an interesting statistic about how work effects overall life happiness. It basically said that a good job won’t make you happy, but a bad job will make you unhappy. I think this says a lot about how we view jobs. If we hate our work, that frustration and annoyance rules our lives.

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Integrating Eco-friendly Practices Into the Business Sector

Eco-Office Gals

In the business sector, there are a lot of trends that come and go. One trend that appears to be here to stay is an emphasis on green or eco-friendly practices.

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5 Strategies for a Super Follow Up System

Office Organization Success

Having a super-duper follow-up system in place is a critical, if not the critical, system you need to grow and build your business. Let me ask you….

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How to Find (and Utilize) the Best Virtual Assistant For Your Solo Business

The Solopreneur Life

S olopreneurs frequently ask me questions about virtual assistants. I turned to Amy Wright, CEO of AmyWright.biz for answers. Amy Wright. Larry Keltto: What kinds of services do virtual assistants typically provide?

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Clark Kent Becomes a Freelancer

Small Business Labs

In the latest issue of the Superman comic book , Clark Kent quits his job at the Daily Planet and is becoming a freelancer. Clark quits because the Daily Planet is acquired by a media conglomerate that cares more about entertainment than hard news.

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10 tips for busting stress

Ian's Messy Desk

Do you have trouble remembering things? Are you having trouble sleeping or is your stomach in knots? Are you sleeping too little or too much? All of these can be symptoms of stress. A certain amount of stress is good –or. Image via Wikipedia.

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5 Ways to Establish Friendly Relationships at Work

On The Job

One of the most difficult things about starting a new job is trying to become friendly with your colleagues without making yourself seem like a total dweeb. Be too friendly and you come off as a bit of a stalker or maybe a motormouth. Be more reserved and you might be perceived as snooty or weird.

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Increase Your Productivity By Touching It Once

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the underlying fundamentals of productivity is to only expend as much energy as necessary, but no more. Yet most of us break this principle many times every day. It’s because we touch things more than once.

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Google+, Is it Worth the Effort?

Tips From T. Marie

Google+ vs Facebook? I’m currently in the process of creating a Learning Module on social media for Virtual Assistant Survival School , so the infographic to the left immediately grabbed my attention yesterday.

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7 Sleeping Tips to Boost the Quality of Your Sleep

Dumb Little Man

Picture this. It’s 2 AM. You’ve been trying to fall asleep for the past two hours. You drift in and out of light sleep, not really able to reach that deep, restorative sleep you need to prep you up for the day that is to come.

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Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know writing minutes is a basic skill for assistants and we have probably written more over the years than Stephen King has writing novels.

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How to Deal With Credit Thieves in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

What do you do when someone else takes credit for your work? It’s a common problem—one often exaggerated and made light of in sitcoms—and yet, in the real world, it can lead to some pretty serious career damage if not handled properly.

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Eco Friendly Ways to Warm Up Your Office This Winter

Eco-Office Gals

As summer fades into fall, and fall into winter, the seasons change for everyone and we start to get a little colder. Office workers feel the change of seasons more than most, leading largely sedentary days that leave little time for activity.

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