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3 Biggest Mistakes Made While Writing Emails that are Simple to Solve

Jen Lawrence

Like it or not, email is still our default form of communication and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Sure, you can add in various collaboration and communication tools, but you’re not going to completely get rid of emails. So, for now, it’s our main way of working with others and unfortunately, our fast-paced world is fueling our email headaches. Too many new emails. Bottom line, you should have an email signature. Happy emailing!

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6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual.

Productive & Organized

  The situation: Tweet "Rob" is a project manager that is responsible for a number of projects across the world and he needs to keep track of all of them.  We used this as our project management tool when coordinating Extreme Makeover Home Edition too.

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What To Expect As A Consultant

Simple Productivity Blog

--> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter What To Expect As A Consultant Posted on April 16, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog!

2010 153

The Vanishing Executive Assistant? My Response

Eat Your Career

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years of writing and researching in the professional development world, it’s this: You can find data and anecdotal evidence to support any point you want to make. Executives don’t want to “manage” another person.

2020 151

10 Apps for Administrative Productivity and Organization

Office Dynamics

Just forward your confirmation emails to the app (hotel, rental car, airline tickets, etc.), This smart app even “learns” your schedule and adapts to your busy and available times. Project Management Apps: Teamwork is, by far, my favorite project management app. You can update statuses, track time and tasks, and get real-time updates on all your projects. If you’d like to learn more about our Blog-A-Thon you can do so here.

2017 182

Staying Focused At Work: How To Be Productive In A Challenging Environment

Dumb Little Man

Because of that, managers are quite pressed to find a solution that can motivate their team members while boosting their productivity. Though breaks are essential for a healthy workday, you must learn to take them with a pinch of salt. Learn to Set Priorities. If there are sudden urgent tasks, you can deal with them with a simple project management tool. While working on an important project, put your phone on silent or switch it off.

2017 165

Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation

Office Dynamics

The meeting is typically a way to evaluate the past year’s project management, acknowledge achievements, receive valuable feedback for performance improvement and create new goals for continued productivity. This can be done via a checklist with feedback from your manager and coworkers.

2018 185

So do assistants think the role has diversified?

Practically Perfect PA

Event Management, Project Management, Human Resources and Finance have become a big part of my job. In the past I’d be answering phones, taking memos and maintaining files – nowadays you are an extension of your Executive. I find myself being a ‘Jack of all trades’, and constantly learn, which is rather exciting.” ” “When I first started as an EA, I was answering phones, filing, and typing memos.

2014 164

Stop Multitasking and Focus

Jen Lawrence

I had taken a job as an assistant to three executives, plus my role required project management work. And I just couldn’t seem to get my project reports sent out. At this time, I overhauled the way I managed myself. So I learned to multitask and marketed my skill. Turn off your email notifications. However, do not, I repeat, do not type or write directly into a task management system.

2019 40

My Time Management Reboot: The Pros and Cons of Electronic Systems and Why I Created a Hybrid

Eat Your Career

It pains me to announce that my grand experiment with using electronic time management systems has officially come to an end (sort of). You see, for the past several years, I’ve been using a variety of tech tools to help organize my life and work—appointments, tasks, projects and more. In fact, I’m going to give you a complete overview of my brand new time management system. Things I had input on my phone wouldn’t show up on my computer and vice versa.

2013 142

AZVAs Podcast 5: Building Relationships with other Small Businesses

Loosely Speaking

Tara and I learned a LOT from this interview about considerations we should all realize when we are using the space, electricity, and wifi at cafes, coffeehouses, and restaurants for business purposes. Online: Phone: 928.445.1636. July 2010 Podcast Program Notes.

2010 172

Inside the Edinburgh PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

A place to come, learn and realise that there was at least one other PA that felt the same way you did and was facing the same every day issues you were (and some of the triumphs too!) Sherien Ahmed @sherienSA , PA to Senior Management Team, Venture Trust. Sally Lloyd @salidatious Assstant to Managing Director, CodeBase. Amy : I am currently an Executive Assistant at Skyscanner to the CTO, Director Engineering, Director of Project Management and the Director of HR.

Ten Small Business Trends You Need to Embrace in 2015

Tips From T. Marie

You can no longer deny the benefits of cloud services like document storage, subscription based cloud software services and virtual office space with shared project management. That means responsive websites, cloud storage of shared documents and ease of communicating via email and social media. If you don’t realize the majority of your visitors are stopping by on their smart phones, you may not be offering them a responsive design in order to give them the best experience.

2015 117

Book Review: Bill’s Imperfect Time Management Adventure

Simple Productivity Blog

I am always on the lookout for new time management pieces to slot into my current system. When Francis Wade emailed me and asked me to read and review Bill’s Im-Perfect Time Management Adventure: A Business Fable , I thought why not? The thing that really piqued my curiosity is that this time management book was written as a novel. Who doesn’t love to learn while reading a story? Bill’s first reaction is to get himself a smart phone.

2013 162

The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh.

Productive & Organized

  Some say the traditional paper planner is the best, while others swear by their smart-phone or on line tool.    Keep reading to learn what my colleagues and friends had to say about the "Great Calendar Debate."  

It is Easy to Answer "Where Does My Time Go" with Chrometa - Interview CEO @BrettOwens

Productive & Organized

  Yet, I quickly learned that it was critical for client billing.  My first step was to talk to my manager and my in-house coach to see how they tracked their time.      Professionals who need to keep very close track of their time - usually for billing and/or project tracking purposes.  Running in the background, Chrometa tracks all your computing activities including emails, visits to web sites and open applications.

2011 177

Standard Operating Procedures: Tips for Creating Business Systems | Office Organization & Office Efficiency | OfficeArrow

Learn about all the benefits of becoming a member or Sign up Now! 78% off Project Management Essentials Premium Tool Kit. | Cart Sign Up | Forgot Password | Contact Us Get more from OfficeArrow! OfficeArrow: Working Together for You.

2010 52

What Feeds Feed Me

The Marq

So, here are my lists in alphabetical order : Agile Management : These feeds focus on Agile Project Management topics, such as those posted on Fourth Medium and APLN-OC blogs. Strategy – Business : Interested in learning about business from the leaders?

2010 61

TheMarq: Employee Retention: Goals Progress

The Marq

Once you’ve created the micro-goals, some managers and employees may feel that there are no other paths to achieving the annual or lifetime goals EXCEPT for that defined. We knew his goal of becoming a lead and a project manager would be three to five years out.

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Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

And youve been following all the best career advice and job search tips youve read, heard, learned, and developed. This morning the phone rang - youve got an interview! This method is particularly effective for leadership / management positions.

2009 141

Failed to send your message. Please try later or contact.

Andrea Kalli

Fortunately for me, he called the phone number I have listed on my website and left me a message. Thanks to the comment on this thread by user “cychiu&# , I learned that the contact form plugins use php mail() function, and that not all webhosts allow that.

2010 130

Construction Work Ahead–Part 1 of 4

The Marq

So much so that the economic meltdown of 2008 didn’t seem to affect him, even though he worked in the construction industry as a Senior Project Manager. In this and the posts that will follow, he shares his story and the lessons learned along the way. I asked to share it in this blog since there was so much that others could relate to and learn from. This took a couple of emails over a few days, during which, Randy (remember him formerly from Bernards?)

2012 46

Five Different Ways to Market Your Service-Oriented Online Business

Andrea Kalli

Most businesses are relatively open to assistance when they are not pushed to purchase, and an intelligent phone marketing campaign can bring in valuable new clients.

2010 163

Construction Work Ahead–Part 3 of 4

The Marq

You recall, I was doing Randy a favor by walking a job site, where I’d met up with a previous contact from a project, Angela. She’d made it clear that she hoped I’d land the job, even after learning I was no longer with Bernards! He’s not surprised about the project, nor how I am remembered. He tell me it was through my efforts that Bernards was able to get an invitation and was recommended to write proposals for design-build project (vs.

2012 43

20 Apps to Organize Your Thoughts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Google Notebooks can be accessed from any computer as well as from mobile phones and it can also be shared between friends. UberNote This helpful application is a management tool that allows you to store and access your content from anywhere.

2010 88

Reducing Overheads Can Save A Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Business Telephone Systems & Phone Lines For Your Business WinWeb – Your Office Online Simply the best way to manage your small business! I see many businesses making this mistake), shop around for phone services or use voip instead and so on.

2010 223

Eat All the Garbage You Want

The Marq

However, in the process I learned a lot more about myself and what I cared most about. I learned what work environments I like and which don’t fit my personality.

2010 79

Why I Stopped Doing GTD: Part 3


I received many emails about this topic and here are just a few examples of what was sent my way: “I used to use GTD years ago and tried it again using THINGS when I switched from a PC to a MacBook a couple of months ago. I much prefer the Franklin methodology and I have reverted to using Informant and Outlook for Mac ( just the email).” My title is unimportant, but project manager is one of the many hats I wear. You still need to plan projects.

2016 50

Why I Stopped Doing GTD: Part 3


I received many emails about this topic and here are just a few examples of what was sent my way: “I used to use GTD years ago and tried it again using THINGS when I switched from a PC to a MacBook a couple of months ago. I much prefer the Franklin methodology and I have reverted to using Informant and Outlook for Mac ( just the email).” My title is unimportant, but project manager is one of the many hats I wear. You still need to plan projects.

2016 50

Your Success is Inevitable

The Marq

I have to learn many things that were otherwise handled by others, even in a small company, including working on branding, financials, marketing, and sales. With every failed attempt, we learn something new and adjust our approach.

2010 56

How to get it all done in a solo Virtual Assistance practice

Virtual Moxie

Stay away from email! If you learned 500 new things every day for the rest of your life, you would never know how to do it all. One would be to offer to manage the projects being outsourced to the vendors so that things happen more easily for your client.

2010 217

What happens to your website if you die | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Throughout the months of phone calls, backtracking, moving forward, and backtracking again, there was a lot of confusion. That means possibly posting something to your blog, sending out a press release, tweeting a public notice or emailing clients.

2010 83

Some People see Roadblocks -- Others see Hurdles.

Laughing all the Way to Work

If it is with an outside contact, a phone call apologizing for your error and being open to whatever steps you need to take to make it right will go a long way to fixing it. I am part of the project management office at my company and I hear the term roadblocks all the time. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style!

2009 100

Are You Interfering With Your Readers' Lives?

Men With Pens

Many people out there have learned their lessons the hard way, assuming that because it’s for sale, it must be accurate information. They can be inspiring, they can be uplifting, or they can help you reach your goals, from learning how to juggle to shaking off low self-esteem to improving your business. Contact Marc to learn more. Learn just enough to get writing and then try to pass yourself off as a expert.

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