Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

Office Dynamics

[This article was originally posted at Executive Secretary Magazine.]. Between email, virtual Assistants, palm pilots, high speed Internet connections and a host of other technological marvels, executives mistakenly believe they are more independent than ever – making their own travel plans, faxing their own letters and scheduling their own meetings. There is no greater relationship in the workplace than that of an executive and an Assistant.

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Free Yourself From Car Clutter: Five Easy Ways To Keep Your Car.

Productive & Organized

Let GO of Your Story » Free Yourself From Car Clutter: Five Easy Ways To Keep Your Car Organized When Traveling (Guest post: Barbara Hemphill) It’s a common sight: soda cans, gum wrappers, and snack bags strewn all over the floor; books, magazines, and carrying cases haphazardly placed on a seat; and miscellaneous papers and trinkets shoved into any nook and cranny available. family of sites · 8 Shoreline, Suite 100, Bloomington IL 61704 TEL 309.663.1360 · FAX 309.422.7665

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31 Ways to Be Less Wasteful In the Office

Eco-Office Gals

Share newspapers and magazines between staff. A combo fax machine, printer, photocopier and scanner uses less energy. Businesses across the UK are being wasteful. They are wasting energy and they are not being money-savvy, despite being in such tough economic times. Squandering valuable cash and energy is bad for the environment and your wallet. Besides, more and more consumers are choosing businesses based on their green credentials.

2013 116

8 Ways The Internet Has Simplified Your Life

Simple Productivity Blog

I am old enough to remember doing research papers by using the Reader’s Guide To Periodical Literature to find magazine articles about topics. Whether it is email, documents, faxing (on its way out), instant message or computer conferencing, you can now communicate in a fraction of the time it used to take. Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Last week I wrote an article about how the internet actually complicates your life.

2013 178

Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

When the printer/scanner/fax breaks down I am ultimately the person who troubleshoots and fixes the machine in question. Lucy Brazier – Executive Secretary Magazine April 23, 2105. Once upon a time you spotted or were presented with a Job Spec which caught your attention. You applied for the role and after an interviewing process were offered the coveted position. I’m curious to know how the original Job Spec evolved.

2015 147

Procrastination, Email, Multi-Tasking, Family Management, Soc.

Productive & Organized

Single-Tasking / Multi-Tasking Productive Magazine [link] -- Every few months this PDF magazine is published.    This month's magazine is excellent and all focused on how to get the most work done. family of sites · 8 Shoreline, Suite 100, Bloomington IL 61704 TEL 309.663.1360 · FAX 309.422.7665Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

2011 130

Showing Initiative When Using Your Letter Opener

Laughing all the Way to Work

Although I rarely get anything of real importance by regular mail, I still receive a lot of mail by courier and by fax. I open the junk mail and open any plastic wrappings on magazines to make it easier for my boss to review). Is there opportunity in the mail? Can we show initiative in this seemingly menial task? I think we can give our boss a sense of confidence in our abilities in how we handle the mail. Here are a few tips: Date stamp the correspondence.

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Email vs. E-mail

Daily Writing Tips

Electronic mail,” which originally referred to any electronic document-transmission method, including production of facsimiles (also known as faxes), dates back to the 1960s, and in the early 1970s, the abbreviation was codified in the computing world as email. Once upon a time, one could speak or write about such media as books and mail, or use such terms as business and commerce , and your audience would immediately understand what you were referring to.

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Overworked? Unload Your Workload to a Freelancer!

Professional Assistant Blog

I work for a magazine and we hire freelancers for all sorts of reasons. Home About Me Advertise Overworked? Unload Your Workload to a Freelancer! By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Filed Under: Prioritize , Productivity D o you need extra help with your workload ? Do you feel overwhelmed by the number of tasks that keep getting piled on your desk like a never ending mountain of files?

2008 100

Link Lineup: Time Management, Org Tools, Focus Concentration and.

Productive & Organized

"  Entrepreneur Magazine has a lot of great resource articles.  family of sites · 8 Shoreline, Suite 100, Bloomington IL 61704 TEL 309.663.1360 · FAX 309.422.7665Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Work With Stephanie « Monday Motivation - Michael Jordan on Failure | Main | 12 Business Productivity Tools They Can Not Live Without!

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Tax Deductible Business Expenses That Many Small Businesses Miss

Small Business CEO

Expenses include cell phone bills for business calls, union dues, relevant magazine or periodical subscriptions, staff uniforms or business attire and memberships to relevant societies amongst others. The same goes for office equipment such as phones and fax machines. Far too many small businesses, particularly start-ups and sole traders, are paying tax on things they do not need to. Largely this comes from not understanding which business expenses are tax deductible.

6 Areas of Your Business Life that You MUST Have Flow to Make More.

Productive & Organized

  Entrepreneur magazine's " Become a Follow-Up Fanatic " shared the following: "Findings from a recent study by lead-generation firm Resource Nation support his contention. family of sites · 8 Shoreline, Suite 100, Bloomington IL 61704 TEL 309.663.1360 · FAX 309.422.7665Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Work With Stephanie « What if You’re Working Harder Than You Need to Be?

2010 181

The Principles of Possessives

Daily Writing Tips

In this post, I will refer only to the two prevalent styles in mainstream publishing: that of the Associated Press Stylebook , the resource of record for American newspaper publishing, as well as some magazines, many websites, and various other forms of written communication, and The Chicago Manual of Style , the bible of American book publishing, as well as many general-circulation periodicals.

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Start 2011 off Organized! - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

  [Steph Says: Here are some more supply ideas: Supply Management - 8 Tips for Keeping Your Supplies in Order [link] ] Books and periodicals: Store journals in a magazine holder grouped by title or topic.  family of sites · 8 Shoreline, Suite 100, Bloomington IL 61704 TEL 309.663.1360 · FAX 309.422.7665Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

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The E-tiquette of E-mail

Professional Assistant Blog

Your company may have a strict policy on what they want you to include in the signature line and what it should look like, but generally you would include your name, title, company name and address, telephone and fax number.

2008 100

Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity

Productive & Organized

In our lives today, we get a tremendous amount of information through email, blog feeds, reading websites, paperwork, memos, newspapers, magazines, television, DVDs, radio, mobile phones and Blackberries. Whenever you find yourself comparing yourself to a co-worker, a friend, or someone famous (those models on magazines with amazing abs), stop. family of sites · 8 Shoreline, Suite 100, Bloomington IL 61704 TEL 309.663.1360 · FAX 309.422.7665

2010 148

Top 5 Tips for Using Technology for Marketing

The Small Business Blog

That should include email address, website address, phone number, fax, company address. For Example – Ads in women’s magazines discuss the weight-loss and calorie burn from cross-country skiing. E-Mail me or follow me. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals. Starting a Small Business? On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure™ allows you to run your business online. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

2010 141

The E-tiquette of E-mail

Laughing all the Way to Work

Your company may have a policy on what they want you to include in the signature line and what it should look like, but generally you would include your name, title, company name and address, telephone and fax number. E-mail is no longer just for personal use, with all our accepted short forms: LOL, U, GB and a co-worker's favourite, OMG! With the increasing use of e-mail as the first choice for business correspondence it opens a whole new world of dos and don'ts for the assistant.

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E-mail Etiquette

Laughing all the Way to Work

Your company may have a strict policy on what they want you to include in the signature line and what it should look like, but generally you would include your name, title, company name and address, telephone and fax number. Email is no longer just for personal use, with all our accepted short forms: LOL, U, GB and a co-worker's favourite, OMG!

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