March, 2020

How To Choose The Right Apartment Insurance Policy

Dumb Little Man

Apartment insurance is not exactly something a lot of people enjoy talking about but it is actually something which is very important and is often ignored. Apartment insurance, also known as renters insurance, covers a lot of things when you have issues with your apartment.

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Customize Your Zoom Background for Your Home Business

Tips From T. Marie

It seems like everyone is using Zoom for video conferencing during this time of social distancing due to Covid-19. Students and teachers are using it for learning.

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Improve Hiring Success with Behavioural Interview Questions

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Improve Hiring Success with Behavioural Interview Questions appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Behavioural-descriptive interviewing is an approach that looks at past behaviour as a predictor of future performance.

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Independent Workers Qualify for Unemployment Insurance Under the CARES Act

Small Business Labs

Last week Congress passed and the president signed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus bill designed to help businesses and Americans weather the economic storm caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Independent workers (the self-employed, freelancers, gig workers, etc.) qualify for a number of assistance programs contained in the bill.    We'll be covering these over the next couple of days.  

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Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals. April is Admin Appreciation Month! Consequently, this month’s webinar is devoted to administrative professionals. If you’re not an admin, you are still welcome to attend.

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Thinking about taking your events online?

Practically Perfect PA

We know that many Assistants are heavily involved in organising events.

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The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Doer

Dumb Little Man

Sometimes, we spend an inordinate amount of time talking about our ideas, dreams, and aspirations. It is easy to content ourselves with simply having lofty ideas and not realizing their sheer abundance.

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Ian's Messy Desk

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Book Review: Gig Mindset

Small Business Labs

Gig Mindset is a different kind of book on the gig economy.    Almost all gig economy books focus on how to become a freelancer or some form of independent worker.

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Adjusting to the New Normal: How to Cope with Rapid Change

Eat Your Career

A lot has happened in just a short period of time. It’s enough to make your head spin, right? In the past two weeks, the world as we know it has dramatically changed in response to the COVID-19 virus. Many professionals are now working from home for the first time with little to no preparation.

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Catering for super-productive meetings

Practically Perfect PA

As an Assistant, it’s your responsibility to arrange meetings that run without a hitch, and a key cog in the meeting machine is catering.

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12 Techniques to Help You Live a Happy and Fulfilled Life

Dumb Little Man

It seems that everything comes in a list format nowadays. Wash, Rinse, and Repeat” or “Open box, Remove Contents, Try and Assemble”. Maybe it is because when we see things in a list format, our brain interprets them as a set of instructions or rules that must be followed.

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Keeping it Real When Working from Home

Tips From T. Marie

It’s kind of crazy how just a month ago I was writing these blog posts for a relatively small group of home business owners. Today, while we’re dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the numbers of people working from home has exploded.

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7 Free or Almost Free Things to Do as a Family

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Free or Almost Free Things to Do as a Family appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Today’s post is perhaps a sidebar to leadership development. However, work-life balance is a key factor in being able to give strong leadership to others.

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Ipsos Global Trends 2020

Small Business Labs

The large, global market research firm Ipsos recently released its Global Trends 2020 study.    It's based on extensive surveys and interviews across 33 countries and updates similar efforts conducted in 2013 and 2016. 

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How Long Should You Stay at Your Job?

Eat Your Career

As you may know, I host a free Q&A session every month. ( You can sign up to be a part of them here. During this time, I put on my “career coach” cap and answer questions submitted by participants related to your career and workplace issues. It’s truly one my favorite things to do!

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How Assistants can keep up in a fast-paced working environment

Practically Perfect PA

In a recent survey we conducted with the Practically Perfect PA readers we found that many Assistants struggle with the huge amount of work they have to get through in a day. The fast-paced environment, the never-ending deadlines and demands on their time seems to have become the norm.

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These 3 Tips Turned Me Into a Successful Writer

Dumb Little Man

I’m no Stephen King, but success is relative, right? As a writer, I’ve certainly had more success than I pictured having by now. A lot of it, of course, has to do with being in the right place at the right time.

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Your Home Business: Is It Business As Usual in the Midst of COVID-19 Social Distancing?

Tips From T. Marie

Those of us who already own a home-based business are lucky. We already know the ins and outs of working from home. We use online technology like Zoom to conduct business meetings regularly and accessing files from cloud storage like Dropbox is old hat.

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How to Motivate and Inspire Others

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Motivate and Inspire Others appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. The Green Bay Packers were a lacklustre team prior to the arrival of Vince Lombardi. The now legendary coach turned the Packers into the dominant NFL team of the 1960s. Why such a turnaround?

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11 Effective Ways for Assistants to Work From Home

Office Dynamics

Rare and unusual times have presented themselves as a result of the onset of Coronavirus COVID-19. As an office, we learned just how many Assistants across the nation and world have become impacted. While we anticipated learning of non-essential business closures leading to working from home, we did not anticipate the high number of Assistants around the world struggling with the uncertainties, isolation and communication barriers brought on by the circumstances.

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How to Be a Tech Savvy Professional (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of How to Be a Tech Savvy Professional. When asked to cite their biggest workplace frustration, many professionals say, “Keeping up with technology!” Nearly all fields are facing a rapidly, continually changing technical landscape.

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Tips and Techniques for Assistants – Amanda Johnson

Practically Perfect PA

Our Tips and Techniques for Assistants video series focus on seasoned Assistant’s advice for success in the role. Each Assistant has a tremendous amount of knowledge to share with you, and we are proud to introduce their videos to you each week.

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5 Ways to Efficiently Manage Your Web Design Projects

Dumb Little Man

With more and more people starting their own business, the demand for custom website designs is continuously on the rise. Whether offering a product or service, a business can gain their consumer’s trust with a high quality website.

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Should You Prepare Your Home Business For The Coronavirus?

Tips From T. Marie

If you work from home you’re probably feeling pretty good about the whole Coronavirus thing. After all, you don’t have to get out of the house in order to go to work, right? Maybe, but we should still prepare our home business for the Coronavirus, flu or any other illness that becomes widespread.

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7 Ways to Develop Your Employees

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Ways to Develop Your Employees appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. One of the ongoing challenges of operating a business or running an organization is that of employee recruitment and retention. One strategy that can improve recruitment and retention is training.

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Continuing to Navigate and Remaining Calm Through Difficult Times

Office Dynamics

The world around us is in a state of pandemonium. The threat of Coronavirus has highlighted our greatest fears and worst nightmares. Its tentacles have a firm chokehold on the economy, and basic infrastructures are grinding to a halt.

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Unemployed? Transferable Skills are the Answer

On The Job

In the coming weeks and months you're going to hear a lot about "transferable skills." Transferable skills are those abilities that you can use in a variety of jobs: communication, organization and teamwork.

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Accelerating your Assistant career path and progression

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many events, webinars, publications, blogs out there that talk about accelerating your Assistant career path and progression. Career success comes in many shapes and forms and, let’s face it, is an entirely personal definition.

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10 Work Productivity Tips and Tricks You Should Adopt at Work Today

Dumb Little Man

There are only two ways to increase the output of your work. It’s either you put in an extra number of hours or find smart work productivity tips to working hard. Productivity and Motivation. You are more productive when you feel motivated. Researchers Katherine L. Milkman, Julia A.

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March Coffee Break WordSearch

Tips From T. Marie

It’s time for another coffee break word search. This one is themed for the month of March. Good luck! Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

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Put Things in Their Place to Get Organized

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Put Things in Their Place to Get Organized appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. One of the oldest organizing adages is often attributed to Ben Franklin, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Whether Ben was the first to say it is debatable, the truth of the saying is not.

2020 141

Administrative Professional’s Day: Best Gift for Your Assistant

Office Dynamics

When I worked as an executive assistant, I was always flattered on Administrative Professional’s Day when my leader would generously give me a gift in recognition for my service and hard work. It made me feel special and truly meant a lot to me.

2020 143

6 Things to Learn from COVID-19 About Your Career

On The Job

By now, I believe most of you reading this have dealt with the COVID-19 virus in some way, even if you haven't been infected (and I hope you have not). Many of you are working from home, or are working abbreviated schedules.

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30 Day Challenge: 5 Minute Breathing

Simple Productivity Blog

For April of 2020 I am going to stretch myself to start a simple daily meditation: 5 minutes of focusing on my breathing. The post 30 Day Challenge: 5 Minute Breathing appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

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Using Machine Learning and AI for Productivity In The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

For the majority of us, AI is something only seen in sci-fi films. However, in the last few years, it’s ended up being much more accessible to us, specifically in business.

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Podcast 142: Divergent thinking with Ryan Rawson

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! Today’s podcast is an interview with Ryan Rawson, a self described divergent thinker, who is now working at home due to our current pandemic. We talked about the difficulties of divergent thinking and also the benefits of it, and how that’s affected his ability to work effectively at home.

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