Snail Mail Or Email: The Benefits Of Hand-Delivered Correspondence

Small Business CEO

Since the beginning of time, people have developed and honed their ability to communicate with each other in written form. Those early pictures and symbols etched in stone developed into a readable alphabet which later turned into writing on early forms of paper.

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How Long Does The Post Office Hold A Package?

Dumb Little Man

For more than two centuries, the United States Postal Service has reliably delivered packages to its customers. Occasionally, however, a postal worker must deliver a package that does not fit in the addressee’s mailbox.

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

In its simplest form minutes are a record of discussion, decisions and actions to be taken and the date by when it needs to be completed. I gave at the office Calendar "ah ha" Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog What ever happened to the "us" in Service? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

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The E-tiquette of E-mail

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise The E-tiquette of E-mail By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , MS-Outlook E ditor’s note: This is a guest post by Patricia Robb of Laughing all the Way to Work: The Ultimate Secretarial Survival Blog. E-mail is no longer just for personal use, with all our accepted short forms: LOL, U, GB and a co-workers favourite, OMG! Writing all in caps is a form of e-mail shouting.

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What Do the 1099 Changes Mean For Solopreneurs?

The Solopreneur Life

T his is a guest column written by Deb Howard Greenleaf, a solopreneur who provides virtual accounting and bookkeeping services to small businesses and other solo professionals nationwide. 3590, section 9006), all businesses will be required to send 1099-MISC forms for all payments to vendors.

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Answers to Questions About Abbreviations

Daily Writing Tips

Both forms are correct, but, in the interests of consistency with the decline of the use of periods in abbreviations, the trend is to use US. Responses to some reader queries about abbreviation issues follow. Which is the preferred abbreviation for “United States,” US or U.S. ?

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State Names and Abbreviations

Daily Writing Tips

The form depends on which style guide you adhere to and why the state is being referenced. How should you treat references to states? Details about how to refer to states follow.

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How to Refer to Governmental Administrative Bodies

Daily Writing Tips

The formal style for Cabinet-level departments is “the Department of State,” for example, though journalistic style often up-ends this form as, for instance, “the State Department.” Abbreviated forms of names should be preceded by the (“the DOJ,” for example), unless the abbreviation is an acronym (pronounced as a word), such as OSHA (the abbreviation for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), which is pronounced “oh-shuh,” not “(the) oh-es-aitch-ay.”.

How to Write a Cover Letter

Daily Writing Tips

Whether or not you still employ this declining form of communication, you should be aware of the customary procedure, because the necessity may come up. Start the letter with your own address on one line, followed by the city and state (using the US Postal Service’s two-letter state symbols) and the ZIP code on the next. (It’s If you are including one or more enclosures, type the initial-capped singular or plural form of that word (or the abbreviation Encl. )

Exceptions in the Rules of Hyphenation

Daily Writing Tips

By contrast, the US Postal Service, on its Web site, correctly styles the term nonprofit — but the Internal Revenue Service employs the hyphen, as do many such organizations.) And many print or online references to peace movements feature the term anti-war , despite the designation of the standard form in virtually all writing resources as antiwar. But, oddly, the dominant homograph is given the hyphenated form.).

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Forgot Your Password? Again?

Professional Assistant Blog

Fill long registration and checkout forms with one click. Home About Me Advertise Forgot Your Password? Again? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, August 14, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity , System Security F orgetting your Windows password happens to everyone from time to time. Yes, even I forget it at times. People are always bombarded with computers asking them to change their passwords every so often. Then you have to try to remember all of these passwords!

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7 Advisories About Abbreviations

Daily Writing Tips

Omit apostrophes with plural forms of abbreviations: “He has two PhDs,” “It lists various NGOs,” “They’re all NIMBYs.” Postal Symbols. Postal symbols are a prescribed set of two-letter abbreviations for states that are sometimes used as shorthand in nonpostal applications. Abbreviations are useful, but they can be wickedly tricky little widgets. Keep these points in mind when you truncate words and phrases: 1.

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Using Microsoft Office E-mail Templates

Professional Assistant Blog

About 90% of my work comes in the form of e-mails, since I want to be able to track anything and everything that managers and fellow staff members send me. Home About Me Advertise Using Microsoft Office E-mail Templates By The Professional Assistant on Friday, February 08, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Outlook , Organize , Productivity D o you wite reccurring e-mails on a regular basis? Are your hands getting tired from constantly having to retype the same e-mail over and over again?

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Do you like what you do?

Laughing all the Way to Work

If you know what works best for you and if your job is 80/20 on what you like then you can put up with the small stuff like filing and filling out expense forms.

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Retrieve Your Files With Ease

Professional Assistant Blog

This way, you can keep track of all files in any way, shape or form. Home About Me Advertise Retrieve Your Files With Ease By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity D o you have quite a bit of filing to do? Do you feel that you should have some sort of control over these files on how you find them, for future reference?

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Happy New Year! Now don't forget to put the correct year on your.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I only use this if I have a form or something that I always want the current date on it. I gave at the office Calendar "ah ha" Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog What ever happened to the "us" in Service?

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Food, food and more food If your event requires food the venue will send you a banqet event form and you will need to estimate the amount of food you need. Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

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Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

Laughing all the Way to Work

When I receive an initial request for a meeting, I use a meeting form and write down the information I need: who is requesting the meeting, what is the purpose of the meeting, where it will be held and a phone number or an e-mail address and dates that are available.

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Too much information.

Laughing all the Way to Work

If you have a few ideas or requests in your e-mail, it is best to set it out in point form so the person does not have to dig for it. Robbs drivers license; - A completed application form; and - a cheque or money order in the amount of $10 made out to the Ministry of Heath."

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On the job tips for new Admins.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Put it in a folder for your boss’s signature in completed form, i.e. envelope clipped to letter and attachments. If you are sending the letter by regular mail, courier or registered mail, make sure you have the proper postage, courier slips or forms filled out. Then state the purpose of the letter, i.e. We are pleased to enclose the requested forms and would ask that you fill them out and return them at your earliest convenience.

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

For my readers from other countries, you will note there is a section for foreign dignitaries and if you click on that it will give you the proper form to address just about anyone in the world. I gave at the office Calendar "ah ha" Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog What ever happened to the "us" in Service? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

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Microsoft Office Poll Results

Professional Assistant Blog

There are quite a bit of AA forms there. Home About Me Advertise Microsoft Office Poll Results By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Productivity I am sure that all of you use Microsoft Office in your workplace. There really isnt a chance that you dont use it, whether you are on a PC or a Mac. The results actually surprised me quite a bit, since some of you consider yourselves gurus.

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It's Lonely in the Corner Office.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Where I used to work we had a Mailroom and I would plunk what I needed in a tray with a form to tell them how I wanted it to turn out and return to get it when it was finished.

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When you need it later: The Bring-Forward System

Laughing all the Way to Work

If there are forms that need to filled in and it has a due date in June, I put those forms in the June folder with a bf date on it for a week before it is due. I create a corresponding Task reminder and write something like this: WAITBIN need to prepare form for production by March 23rd. I gave at the office Calendar "ah ha" Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog What ever happened to the "us" in Service?

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New Hire Overload

Laughing all the Way to Work

All important information, but I knew I couldnt possibly retain much of what I was looking at in one sitting so I started to cheat and flip through a few tabs because I had to sign a form that I read the manual. I gave at the office Calendar "ah ha" Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog What ever happened to the "us" in Service?

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