May, 2019

5 tips on how to feel confident when you really don’t

Practically Perfect PA

Just recently I was chairing a panel session at the Conference and Hospitality Show in Leeds. Before going on the stage myself and the other panellists were talking about how we conquer our nerves so that we can get up on stage and speak to the audience. As I think we all know, speaking in […].

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Can AI Streamline Your Supply Chain And Save Your Business?

Dumb Little Man

eCommerce is becoming more difficult to manage as a small business. The retail giants seem to have the market cornered on everything, from supply-side logistics to consumer demand. It’s more costly than ever to compete.

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Choosing the Best Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant Conference

Office Dynamics

An administrative conference should feed your brain and soul!

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Use a Thank-You Note to Fix Interview Blunders

Business Writing

At job interviews it's easy to stumble over at least one question, especially if it's unexpected. Interview blunders can cause you to dread following up on your application. But don't lose heart! A thank-you note can remedy the situation. Courteous Writing Etiquette Writing Tips

2019 163

Should You Follow Up After an Interview?

On The Job

You may be feeling great after a job interview and believe a job offer is just around the corner. Then, nothing. Silence. No phone calls or emails from the hiring manager. Now your worry kicks in. Did you say something wrong in the interview? Have they already hired someone else?

2019 163

How to Find Your Voice at Work (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Find Your Voice at Work.”. While writing my new book (The Invisibility Cure: How to Stand Out, Get Noticed and Get What You Want at Work), I experienced quite a few personal revelations. One in particular has really stuck with me.

2019 163

Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA to Regional General Manager and Admin Assistant to Founders Office – The British Virgin Islands

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA Regional General Manager and Administration Assistant to Founders Office – Necker & Moskito Islands, in The British Virgin Islands. I love this interview because it shows how exciting, different, challenging and incredible our profession is!

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Conference for Administrative Assistants – How to Get Your Executive’s Approval

Office Dynamics

Most of the time assistants tell me they can’t attend our conference for administrative assistants or training because of budget cuts or not getting financial support. Sometimes it really is a budget issue. I understand that perfectly as a business owner and CEO.

2019 218

Food Delivery Continues Fund Raising and Rapid Expansion

Small Business Labs

Over the past couple of weeks both DoorDash and London based food delivery company Deliveroo announced substantial funding rounds. 

2019 143

Is Your Workplace Toxic?

On The Job

Is your workplace toxic? A survey of 9,000 tech workers by Blind finds that more than half of those surveyed believe they are indeed working in a toxic environment.

2019 141

Positive Career Affirmation #13

Eat Your Career

I communicate with confidence and professionalism, even in difficult conversations. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #13 appeared first on Eat Your Career.

2019 141

5 tools to help create organisational charts

Practically Perfect PA

Having worked through a few company restructures in my career I have often been given the horrible task of creating new organisational charts.

2019 188

The Future of Foldable Smartphones: The Good, The Bad, and The Worst

Dumb Little Man

Even though the idea of a foldable smartphone is as old as the hills, the desire to embrace an elegantly flexible device had never seemed more passionate before. What appeared to be merely a flash in the pan not too long ago has seemingly brought the entire smartphone industry to a standstill.

2019 242

Can You Fix This Error-Filled Email?

Business Writing

Below is a screenshot of the first half of an email invitation I received for a bill-signing event in Seattle. I understood the content and appreciated the invitation, but I couldn't help spotting all the errors. How many do you. Proofreading Punctuation Pointers Teaching Business Writing

2019 141

U.S. Birth Rates Continue to Fall

Small Business Labs

The Axios article The American Baby Bust covers the latest fertility data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Key quote: "The U.S. fertility rate has reached a record low, and the total number of births in 2018 was the lowest it has been in more than 30 years."

2019 143

The Best Way to End a Job Interview

On The Job

"Is there anything else you'd like to add?" This has always been the question I ask last in an interview, and it usually produces some great results. Sometimes people will say, "No, I think we've about covered everything." and then jump in with some new information.

2019 130

Positive Career Affirmation #10

Eat Your Career

I don’t allow emotions to stifle my clarity. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #10 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations clarity emotions self-control

2019 149

What meetings should make it into your Executive’s schedule?

Practically Perfect PA

Last week I wrote a blog post about the meetings you should have with your Executive, where I detailed the meetings you should set up in your Executive’s diary that focuses on the work that the two of you need to move the business forward.f

2019 169

Learning How To Cook Again

Dumb Little Man

More than a quarter of Americans don’t know how to cook, but why? Today, our lives are busier than they have been since the industrial revolution and convenience trumps health and budget every day of the week.

2019 239

Three More "Error Quests" for You

Business Writing

Test your error-finding skills in each of the three short passages below. Each passage has just one error. Passage 1: The purpose of the conversation is to recognize the common ground between members of the Republican Party and the Democrat. Gems of Language Grammar and Usage Proofreading

2019 130

Intuit's Pursuit of Prosperity Study

Small Business Labs

2019 152

Are You Ignoring This Simple Key to Success?

On The Job

When was the last time you wrote a thank-you note? I'm not talking about an email or a text. I'm talking about a handwritten note to someone expressing your appreciation or gratitude. The kind, you know, that has to have a stamp and be put in that thing known as a mailbox.

2019 141

Positive Career Affirmation #12

Eat Your Career

I maintain a comfortable but organized area that inspires my best work. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #12 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Uncategorized inspiration organization workspace

2019 141

Top 5 planners for organised Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Sometimes it’s hard to take a step back from all the work that you have to get through and look at how best to plan your time. But investing time in planning will save you lots of energy in the long run and make you more productive. It feels so good to check off that […].

2019 179

How To Decrease Bounce By 50% Utilizing Interactive Content

Dumb Little Man

What is the sole purpose of creating a website over the internet? Obviously, it is to gain traffic which converts. If half of the traffic coming in will bounce away, how can you expect to earn from the efforts you are putting in? This is the reason why I’m writing this article.

2019 243

Error or No Error?

Business Writing

I saw this great card designed by Jessica Hogarth at my local supermarket. It's a thank-you card for a teacher. Does it contain an error? If so, where? If not, why not? Do you worry about whether errors are getting. Grammar and Usage Proofreading Punctuation Pointers Teaching Business Writing

2019 141

According to the National Labor Relations Board, Uber Drivers are Contractors

Small Business Labs

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled this week that Uber drivers are contractors. The major impact of this ruling is gig workers are unlikely to be able to form or join unions. This follows a ruling by the U.S.

2019 143

5 Ways to Successfully Join a New Team

On The Job

It can be very exciting to join a new team. But it also can be a bit daunting when you realize the successful track record of that team. How can you make your mark? How can you get others to listen to your ideas? What if they don't like you or what you have to say?

2019 130

New Book Announcement: The Invisibility Cure

Eat Your Career

I am so excited to announce that my new book is now available for purchase ! It is such a wonderful feeling to type those words. I was starting to worry this day would never come.

2019 130

Time to quit your job? Here’s when you know you got to go!

Practically Perfect PA

Are you thinking about quitting your job but you don’t know if you are doing it for the right reasons? It is a tough decision to leave any job. You have security, a regular pay-check and of course, once you had your notice in, you can rarely change your mind. So when you do quit, […].

2019 160

Wish Your Pup Could Tell You How He’s Doing? Check His Poop

Dumb Little Man

Everybody poops — me, you, and our furry friends. Most dog lovers are more familiar with dog poop than human poop. We scoop poop on walks, clean up indoor accidents, and search through mounds for lost treasures.

2019 232

Improve Your Productivity With Green Office Design

Eco-Office Gals

When you envision the typical office environment, do you see greenery, natural light and a clear view of an adjacent landscape? The average person associates their office with worn carpeting, buzzing light fixtures and tall partitions.

2019 130

Accor Hotels Major Coworking Push

Small Business Labs

Accor, which is a large French multi-national hotel and hospitality company , announced a plan to develop 1200 coworking spaces over the next 3 years. If they do it, they will become the leading coworking brand in Europe by 2022 and one of the largest in the world. 

2019 143

Are You Burned Out? Here's What to Do

On The Job

"I'm so burned out." I overheard the comment while on a subway recently as a young woman talked to someone on her cellphone. I was surprised to see how clearly distraught the woman was -- and how young she appeared to be.

2019 130

Positive Career Affirmation #11

Eat Your Career

I deliberately place my attention where it is most positively and productively used. The post Positive Career Affirmation #11 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations attention positivity productivity

2019 141

5 top technologies for tracking time and billing

Practically Perfect PA

If you work in a large organisation, then most likely you will have systems in place that allow for time billing, this is indeed the case if you work for a law firm or accountancy practice.

2019 147

Boost Your Memory With Exercise

Dumb Little Man

Generally, I think it’s a good thing we can forget things. Would you really want to remember all your homework and assignments from grade school with the same clarity as you would present-day events? I certainly wouldn’t! That’s why you should be tracking your workouts.

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