2012

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15 Grammar Goofs that make you look silly

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Social CRM: An Idea Whose Time has Come?

Customers Rock!

Social Media CRM, or Social CRM, is getting a lot of air time these days. But where does it fit? Today’s post is by Laurie Shook. Laurie is a technology marketer creating solutions that help people communicate and collaborate more effectively.

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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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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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Five Lies Personal Development Gurus Like to Tell

Dumb Little Man

Personal development gurus tell some impressive lies in order to sell their products. That’s right. These convenient little falsehoods are effective motivators because they play on primal human needs and emotions.

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What Makes a Great Leader?

On The Job

I've interviewed many leaders over the years, and the one thing that comes up consistently is that great managers don't have to use a bunch of fancy voodoo to motivate or inspire workers.

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Sometimes great customer service only needs to be easy and familiar

The Small Business Blog

We’ve all seen the news lately and heard of lots of large and small businesses closing down. No doubt, you’ve also seen the impact on your high street with both large and smaller, independent retailers shutting up shop. However, it’s important to realise that despite uncertainty in the economic environment, high levels of competition and…

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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Opening Sentences for Global Email

Business Writing

Readers have asked me to suggest opening sentences for emails that go to people around the world. The goal of these openers is to avoid coming across as blunt and impolite, especially in messages to people from cultures in which. Email Global Communication

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Customer-Obsessed Service

Customers Rock!

Social media has pushed customer service to the forefront for many organizations. Responses are often faster in social media than they are in traditional service channels, since social media makes everything extremely visible.

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How do you make your boss successful?

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. I was chatting to a friend of a friend the other night and was asked that all important question ‘what do you do?’ I went with my usual response of ‘I’m an Executive Assistant’ only to be slightly more probed with the follow up question ‘Oh right… What do Executive Assistants do exactly?’

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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. 

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Time to Kill Your Mental Boundaries

Dumb Little Man

What do you believe about yourself? It is remarkably easy to become convinced of your limitations. Frequently, people discuss what they would love to have or do but “can’t” for one reason or another.

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How to Deal with Your Stress While in Transition

Job Advice Blog

Physicians and psychiatrists have proved that there is a positive correlation between stress and illness. People in transition experience various and variable levels of stress. And such stress is not a stand-alone issue but is compounded by other stressors.

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. Marketing Mobile Marketing Smart Phones

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Testimonials: Your “Selling Super Powers”

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. You have created a fabulous business, doing excellent work for a slew of wonderful entrepreneurs. Your clients love your work… in fact, many, if not all, tell you regularly how pleased they are, and give you great feedback. You have likely heard over and over that rave reviews from your clients are perhaps your most valuable tool for bringing in new clients.

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What References are Really Saying About You

On The Job

I remember the first recommendation an editor wrote for me. It was glowing. It was wonderful. It told editors they would be idiots not to hire me. I still have copies of that recommendation.

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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.

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Minimizing Distractions to Increase Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines. For the most part it is extremely common for most people to have difficulties in keeping focused on a single task, especially in today’s multitasking environment at any office or job you might undertake.

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Punctuating Bullet Points

Business Writing

In business writing courses, the most common question about punctuation involves how to punctuate bullet points. It's important, since these days we write as many bullet points as paragraphs. Let me tell you how I punctuate them, and then I. Punctuation Pointers

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Customer Experience Food for Thought

Customers Rock!

I want to eat there! As many of you know, I have been doing quite a bit of traveling lately, speaking about my book and sharing the Customers Rock! message all over the world – most recently in Bogota, Colombia!

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Why Pinterest is No Longer of Great Interest

Virtual Moxie

An extra smackeral from me this week--about something I felt so strongly about that I didn't want to wait to share it till next week. I admit, I love Pinterest. I love how it’s been a place of pure attraction. And I have been a super-avid Pinner. But when the Boston Business Journal decided to stop using Pinterest out of fear it could be sued for infringing Copyright, I decided to take my own deeper look. Deep thanks to my fabulous client, Jude Rush, for sharing the BBJ decision with me!

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Speakers and Authors: Get Your Image on Your Articles in Google Search Results

Productive & Organized

The other day I was talking to Kenneth Manesse Sr. and he shared a few resources that I thought you would love to see: Which Google Plus Features Most Affect Search Rankings. How to Show Your Author Photo in Google Search Results.

7 Life Changing Quotes from Will Smith

Dumb Little Man

Willard Christopher Smith, Jr. is one of the most successful actors alive today. He has enjoyed success in music, television and film. He has been called the most powerful actor on the planet.

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Should assistants ‘make themselves look busy’?

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. During my formative years I had a number of part time and weekend jobs to earn some extra money.

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Top 10 Signs Coworking is Growing Up

Small Business Labs

The recent Global Coworking Unconference Conference left many with the same impression it did Shareable's Neil Gorenflo - that " coworking's all grow'd up "   GigaOm's Jessica Stillman echoes this view, writing in her article The conversion to coworking 2.0 continues : "Coworking, it seems, is growing up and moving out of its original geographic and industry-specific enclaves, penetrating the consciousness of more mainstream institutions."

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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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Network Like It's 1959

On The Job

In fashion, what's old is often new again. If you doubt it, just look at the styles coming out this spring: 1950s-style dresses for women and streamlined suits for men just like the characters in Mad Men. You may also want to heed another fashion from that era: in-person networking.

Smart Marketing = List Segmentation

Office Organization Success

How many times have you registered for a teleclasses – and the teleclass teacher has continued to email you to register for the teleclass? How many times have your purchased a product – and the product creator continues to email you to offer you the product?

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Why Task Lists Will Not Make You Productive

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. An acquaintance of mine is constantly making lists. She makes them on old envelopes, scratch pads, her phone, her laptop, her email and even her hand. Yet she is one of the most scattered, disorganized and unproductive people I know.

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America, the Land of Marketing and Selling

Job Advice Blog

Every morning when I get to my computer, I’m amazed at how many companies have targeted me as someone in need of their products or services. I take it in stride, though, because in 99 percent of the cases, I’m of course not interested, and I know that the e-mail has been sent to a [.].

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Lithium’s Customer Heroes

Customers Rock!

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WinWeb Launches Unique Online Shop App

The Small Business Blog

Almost every business should sell products and services online. The truth is most don’t, because it is expensive and/or complicated to open an online shop for the non-geeks amongst us. Yesterday, WinWeb launched its new eShop App, which makes it incredibly easy, fast and cost-effective to set up your shop online. In the usual WinWeb…

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Can you go from creative and productive in a corporate job to a mess working for yourself?

Productive & Organized

Today, I'm going to address a question that I hear often in networking meetings and was expressed to me recently in a reader email.    Can you go from creative and productive in a corporate job to a mess working for yourself?

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