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How to create an assistant handbook

Practically Perfect PA

Having led the development of a handbook for two global organisations, my session focussed on the process from start to finish: Systematically planning the handbook. The post How to create an assistant handbook appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

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Primer, Manual and Handbook

Daily Writing Tips

handbook noun (literal English translation of Latin manualis ): a concise reference book covering a particular subject or field of knowledge. Example: His favorite gift was A Handbook to Help Identify Hudson River Fish Larvae.

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What To Do After A Break Up: A Handbook For Every Newly Single Guy

Dumb Little Man

The post What To Do After A Break Up: A Handbook For Every Newly Single Guy appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Although men are perceived as strong individuals, a breakup can still wreck you from the inside. It can turn your world upside down. And if you are finding it hard to deal with one, read on as I have been through the same set of whirling emotions over the past few months. Last year, in December, I had a fallout with my girlfriend.

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Book Review: Complete Office Handbook

Laughing all the Way to Work

It covers just about everything you would ever come across in today's office and is the only office handbook recommended by the International Association of Administrative Professionals ( IAAP ).

Book Review: The Encore Career Handbook

Small Business Labs

  The Encore Career Handbook , by Marci Alboher, is a great resource for helping with that planning. The Encore Career Handbook is an excellent resource for those looking to work for or start a non-profit or socially oriented firm.

33 Unwritten Rules of Management

Ian's Messy Desk

The handbook has become an underground hit among senior executives and management thinkers. Jack Welch says there’s something about both the man and his management style that makes the handbook a worthwhile read for any CEO. “It’s These rules are credited to Bill Swanson.

Great resources for assistants on Twitter

Practically Perfect PA

Suefrance: Author of The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook. Earlier this week I wrote a piece on Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for assistants so I thought I would carry on with that theme and try to convince you all to join Twitter!

Comma After Introductory Phrases

Daily Writing Tips

But while some authorities condone leaving out the comma if no confusion can result, others caution discretion as the better part of valor: The Longman Handbook : Sometimes the comma after an introductory word or word group is required; sometimes it is optional.

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Book Review: “The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation”

Daily Writing Tips

No one writing handbook or grammar guide should suffice for careful writers, and though Jane Straus’s The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is less comprehensive than some other resources, its large-format workbook approach provides a reader-friendly introduction to the intricacies of proper prose.

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How Are We Motivated? It Might Not Be How You Think!

Productive & Organized

"Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity " ». A little over a week ago I shared a collaborative post of 39 ways to boost morale and motivation:  Best Ways to Boost Morale or Motivation - Make Sure to Add Yours!   The post was fun to do because of the variety of thoughts that were shared.    That got me thinking a bit more on motivation and I remembered a great video by RSAnimate. 

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3 Tips for Producing Consistent Written Content

Daily Writing Tips

For the sake of uniformity and simplicity, always include a serial comma, the recommendation of The Chicago Manual of Style , the handbook of record for many book publishers and other content producers. There are many editorial strategies for making text easy to write, edit, and read.

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Fight procrastination by eliminating distractions

Ian's Messy Desk

Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Fight procrastination by eliminating distractions Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on April 14, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

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Dressing For Success While Cracking That Office Dress Code

Office Dynamics

Beyond the vague employee handbook (received after the offer) there is no concrete definitions for what warrants an appropriate outfit from the next. Your professional appearance says volumes about who you are, the way you value your work and your personal self-image. Studies have proven how critical the first 10-50 seconds of your initial introduction is during an unfamiliar social setting. A high majority of people (90%) form an opinion about you within a very short time.

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8 Time-Saving Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

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Rules About Treatment of Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

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Break Through Stuckness With Hardline Self Help

Simple Productivity Blog

The Hardline Self Help Handbook: What Are You Willing to Do to Get What You Really Want? The methods of The Hardline Self Help Handbook by Paula Renaye can help you get through the stuff that is keeping you stuck and help you move into the future of your making.

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Easy Ideas For A Greener Office

Eco-Office Gals

We would all like to be a little greener but being eco-friendly at work doesn’t always seem the easiest task. It doesn’t have to be difficult though. If the willingness is there, it doesn’t have to cost the earth – excuse the pun – or require drastic changes to your work environment.

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7 Reference Resources for Writers and Editors

Daily Writing Tips

What guides and handbooks does a careful writer (or editor) rely on? The Copyeditor’s Handbook. I’ve consulted many resources, but the ones on this list have pride of place and show the most wear and tear. The Associated Press Stylebook.

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How A Broken Heart Can Be Your Biggest Teacher

Dumb Little Man

See Also: What To Do After A Break Up: A Handbook For Every Newly Single Guy. Losing someone you love, either through a death or a breakup, is arguably one of the most painful experiences a person has to endure. It is particularly challenging during the initial stages. I like to compare it to the drowsiness and uncomfortable sensations a patient experiences right after having a surgery.

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10 Tips for Being a Good Neighbour at Work

Ian's Messy Desk

Comment by Frank on May 17, 2010 @ 9:59 am Trackbacks Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

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Collective Nouns: Singular or Plural?

Daily Writing Tips

The Longman Handbook for Writers and Readers. British and American style guides tend to agree that collective nouns like audience , committee , and data can be construed as either singular or plural, according to whether the word is perceived as a unit or as individual items.

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Formatting Book Titles in the Digital Age

Daily Writing Tips

handbooks. A reader wonders why he is seeing book titles presented in all capitals: I’ve even seen publishers and editors do it, so I started thinking maybe I was misinformed. Typing book titles in all caps is a peculiarity of the publishing industry.

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Answers to Questions About Prepositions

Daily Writing Tips

Some grammar handbooks advise playing this usage by ear. Here are several questions from DailyWritingTips.com readers about use of prepositions, and my responses. I was always taught, “Never use a preposition to end a sentence.”

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5 Productivity Boosters for the Afternoon Slump

Ian's Messy Desk

Child Car Seat Covers Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

How to Avoid Being Named in a Fancy Hands Type Lawsuit

Tips From T. Marie

Things like agreeing to work only for one client, following client handbooks on how things get done or devoting so many hours to just one client that it would be impossible to take on more.

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Grammar Quiz #3: Possessives

Daily Writing Tips

Determine which style is appropriate for the kind of writing you do, and study the section on possessives in a handbook appropriate to that kind of writing.

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How to Manage Your Time Effectively

Ian's Messy Desk

Recommended : The Zen Habits Handbook for Life! The post How to Manage Your Time Effectively appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. How do you decide which activities get your attention first? That is, how do you decide what you are going to do each day? When you set priorities, do you set them in a way that meets your comfort level or in a way that effectively addresses your objectives? There is a lot of stuff competing for your time.

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7 British English Writing Resources

Daily Writing Tips

Butcher’s Copy-editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Copy-editors, and Proofreaders. New Hart’s Rules: The Handbook of Style for Writers and Editors.

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Answers to Questions About Commas #4

Daily Writing Tips

Some writing handbooks advise that inserting the comma in such sentences is optional; it’s necessary only to signal emphasis. Here are several questions about punctuation from DailyWritingTips.com readers, including two about too , and my responses.

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Grammar Quiz #2: Possessives

Daily Writing Tips

Determine which style is appropriate for the kind of writing you do, and study a handbook appropriate to that kind of writing.

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There’s A Style Guide for That

Daily Writing Tips

When wearing my academic hat, I regard the MLA Handbook (published by the Modern Language Association) as my style bible. Authors who specialize in one field of knowledge are sometimes unaware of style guides used in other areas.

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Writing About Dogs

Daily Writing Tips

If you choose to follow a style guide based on the MLA (Modern Language Association) Handbook , you might reduce even more of the breed name to lowercase: chihuahua. A question that appears frequently on language sites is, “How do you capitalize the name of a dog breed?

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2016 17

Three HR Tips Every CEO Should Know

Small Business CEO

The new I-9 form is nine pages in length and fortunately, a handbook for employers is available. Samples of the new form are in the handbook along with completion instructions. You are urged to read the handbook for guidance. Revisions in the I-9 Form.

8 Work-Life Balance Myths

Ian's Messy Desk

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Can Grammar Be Taught?

Daily Writing Tips

This argument does not mean to suggest that skill drills are useless; children and adults alike benefit from writing guides and grammar handbooks.

The need to improve customer service in our schools

Service Untitled

For instance, staff handbooks should now include time limits for all school personnel to respond to voice mails and parent schoolwork requests. A Florida teenager was absent from school for an extended period of time because of a life-threatening illness.

5 Online Style Guides

Daily Writing Tips

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50 Ways to Strive for Excellence in Life

Dumb Little Man

Keep a life guide Name it as you wish: a life guide, a life handbook, a mission book – but make sure you have one. The society in which you grow up determines by and large how you perceive excellence and the goal of getting the very best out of your life.

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Ease up on customer service demands during inclement weather

Service Untitled

Employees are not automatically entitled to being paid if they can’t get to work, and those policies should be clearly explained in staffing contracts or the company handbook.

A Look at Email: A MacSparky Field Guide

Productivityist

My friend and all-around smart guy David Sparks has released his latest MacSparky Field Guide and its subject is something that is near and dear to my heart: email. As with his prior works, David has put a lot of time, thought, and energy into Email: A MacSparky Field Guide.

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