March, 2017

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Managing your boss’s schedule like a mega star

Practically Perfect PA

In my mind, the single most important aspect of our role is to save our Executive’s time. Create a routine for your Executive. Email Management.

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More Industries Moving to the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

  Uber, Lyft and ridesharing services are often cited as examples. But Amazon is in many ways a better example. on-demand economy

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Secrets Revealed

Office Dynamics

Every person has secrets. They may be secrets about their families, health, money, business, fears, or successes. Some things should be kept secret or within a very small group. But there are other secrets that we should be sharing with others. What have you learned from years in the workplace that you aren’t sharing?

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How to Be Assertive, Not Pushy

Business Writing

If you write to customers, clients, employees, or almost anyone on the job, you have times when you need to assert yourself.

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If You're Burned Out You're Not Alone

On The Job

Worker burnout is getting worse. In the last decade, I bet I've written some version of this sentence a dozen times or more. Less productive workers.

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The Top 3 Skills That Make Administrative Assistants Stand Out

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals are always asking us what it takes to really stand out in the workplace. After all, it’s a competitive market out there! If you really want to make a name for yourself and get ahead, it takes more than just skimming the surface. Shift Your Paradigm. First, you have to change how you see yourself in your role.

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Structure Your Business With Kanban

Small Business CEO

Starting a new business? Want to increase your chances for success? purchasing. product, service, and software development. client servicing.

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7 Types of Punctuation Errors

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences below demonstrates a specific type of error involving internal punctuation, usually involving a problem with a comma.

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4 Things Highly Successful People Do Differently

Dumb Little Man

If you are genuinely happy with your life and your career, it’s easy to consider yourself successful. Keep A Routine. Continuously learning.

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Are you wasting time?

Practically Perfect PA

So today I am sitting at my kitchen table hoping to write a few blog posts before my son wakes up from his morning nap. I am ready to start working.

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The Multstage Life and Self-Employment in the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

  The chart below, from her MIT Sloan Review article The Corporate Implications of Longer Lives , illustrates this shift. 

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Developing Your “Wow” Factor

Office Dynamics

Some assistants have it. Some assistants don’t. What is it, you ask? That intangible, invaluable “wow” factor. Here’s the good news: It’s a learnable trait! Anyone can develop their own unique wow factor. It has nothing to do with your title or pay grade; it’s about who you are as a professional. These assistants know how to command a room.

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5 Tips For Small Business Entrepreneurs

Small Business CEO

Having the faith to start a new business, from the ground up, is no small feat.

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5 Ways to Enhance Your Professional Online Image

On The Job

Unless you want a reality TV spot, don’t do it,” she says. Not sure what to post? You want to post stuff that your grandma can see,” Stradtman says.

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How Cognitive Bias Played Into The Most Divisive Election Ever

Dumb Little Man

When you went to cast your ballot in the fall, did you think through every possible implication of your vote? That’s cognitive bias. Focus Leadership

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Technology of the week: Any.do

Practically Perfect PA

What is Any.do? Any.do is a productivity app that helps organise every aspect of your life. What does it do? Here are a few more details from the Any.do

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How Trumpcare Will Impact Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

Trumpcare). Self-employed who are older or have lower incomes will likely be worse off. This makes sense from an insurance perspective.

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Spotting Dangerous Habits in the Workplace Before Accidents Happen

Office Dynamics

Good housekeeping isn’t just for your home. It is a practice that should be implemented in the workplace as well. There are a series of things you can do as a managing professional to ensure that your workplace is safe and free of dangerous habits. Deter Dangerous Behavior With Surveillance Cameras. We all like to think that our workplaces are safe.

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How To Hire Help For Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

So, you started your own small business and now you feel like you can’t do everything on your own.

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Email vs. E-mail

Daily Writing Tips

As humans adapted to personal computers, cell phones, and related technology, our language concurrently evolved. So, which form should prevail?

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Importance Of Soft Skills: Why Grades Aren’t Enough

Dumb Little Man

When you were in grade school, you probably experienced getting threatened with your permanent record. Unfortunately, this isn’t really the case.

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Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

Being a personal or executive assistant is a career in itself, with the right drive and ambition you can carve out a highly rewarding working life as an invaluable support resource. But what if you don’t find it enough for you? How do you make the jump from your current role into perhaps a completely different industry? To my surprise, she agreed.

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Psychographic Profiles and Working Yourself to Death in the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

A recent ad campaign by Fiverr  attracted a lot of attention, most of which was negative. and those who aren't. 

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Fighting Co-Worker Dragons (2 of 3 part series)

Office Dynamics

Image Designed by Freepik. Hopefully, you read part 1, Fighting Manager Dragons , where I introduced and explained the topic of office dragons. In case you did not open that issue, you may want to check it out as I discussed employees’ perceptions of manager dragons and tips to success. Today, I want to address co-worker dragons. Complain.

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Choosing The Right Outsourcing Partner

Small Business CEO

As businesses look to scale their efficiency the global market for nearshore and offshore outsourcing continues to grow.

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5 Ways To Improve Work-Life Balance When You Work At Home

Productivityist

Micheal Gilmore is a blogger and editor at Resumesplanet.com. He enjoys writing about business, marketing, productivity and personal growth. In his parallel life, he loves hiking and can’t wait to see the Himalayas one of these days. That it takes less effort than a regular full-time job and gives you more time to live your life. Conclusion.

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Is My Cat Going To Drive Me Crazy?

Dumb Little Man

Studies have previously suggested a link between cat ownership and the development of neurological diseases such as schizophrenia. However, a new study published in Psychological Medicine by Francesca Solmi and colleagues at University College London failed to find such a link. Why would researchers suspect such a link in the first place?

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A review of the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Last Friday we held our third Assist Conference at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. We will show you the areas that you can add value.

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Automation Helping the Self-Employed With Their Taxes - And Making Them More Productive

Small Business Labs

There's been a lot of discussion about automation and technology replacing jobs.   It's an automated tool called  ExpenseFinder. It

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Don’t Be a Dragon to Yourself (Part 3 of 3)

Office Dynamics

If you read the past two blogs, you will know that I have been talking about office dragons. I have already written about managers as perceived dragons and co-workers. Today, I am talking about the third and most dangerous species: ourselves!! You can do more harm to yourself with negative thinking than any outside dragon. Don’t focus on the job.

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3 Cases Where One Word Makes a Difference

Daily Writing Tips

Often, the presence or absence of one word, or its location, can change the meaning of a sentence, or at the least affect the statement’s clarity.

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Stop Putting So Much Stuff On Your To-Do List

Productivityist

This guest post is by Camilla Kragius. Camilla is the founder of No More Hamster Wheel. She loves to teach people how to work smarter instead of harder, to start living and to excel their life. You can connect with her on Facebook. When you use a to-do list, you know the feeling you get when you are unable to complete all of the items on it.

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Understanding How Glasses Work

Dumb Little Man

Corrective lenses have been around for several years already. Because people are so used to them, they aren’t given as much thought as the newer discoveries. The only time one will probably give them attention is when your eyes start to get blurry. If that is the case, here are some of the things you need to know about how glasses work.

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Technology of the week: iTranslate

Practically Perfect PA

What is iTranslate. What does it do? No training needed. The app can also be used offline to save on any roaming charges.

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