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How to Refer Readers to a Map

Business Writing

I got an email yesterday from the organizers of a literary festival I'm going to attend. It shared reminders about parking and registration. I knew where to park, but I needed to know where registration was. So I went directly. Global Communication Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips


Technology of the week: Focus Keeper

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Focus Keeper. Here are all the details… What is Focus Keeper? Focus Keeper is a free app that helps you keep your productivity high while helping you avoid burnout. What does it do?

Quantum Computing Getting Closer

Small Business Labs

Intel recently announced they've developed a quantum computer chip. There's also been a number of other recent quantum computing breakthroughs and companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft and others are investing heavily in the space. So are the Chinese.

Can Businesses Leverage Blockchain to Sell Excess Green Energy?

Eco-Office Gals

Cryptocurrencies are incredibly popular right now, and for good reason. But they are only possible through a technology called Blockchain, which is essentially a digital ledger.

"They" Pulls Ahead in the Language Game

Business Writing

Our six-year-old neighbor brought his Pokémon card game over for a playdate the other night. As our daughter read aloud the instructions on a card, the grammar caught my attention. Do you notice it too? Your opponent puts a card. Etiquette Grammar and Usage

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Podcast 090: Being human

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! ?. This is podcast 90 and it’s about being human. “I’m only human, of flesh and blood I’m made. I’m only human, born to make mistakes.” ” I love 80’s music and that song in particular. Sung by: The Human League! A bunch of humans! And that’s my subject for today. I AM only human and I assume you are too.

The One Thing That May Lead to Better Hires

On The Job

I spend a lot of time talking to business experts and leaders and the one thing I know for sure: No one knows for sure what the future will bring.

Re-Visited: The Intro Packet

Tips From T. Marie

Seven years ago, I wrote the post “Let Me Introduce… My Business, with an Intro Packet”. In it I discussed the difficulty of giving people a clear picture of what your business can provide in a short period of time and how an intro packet could help. A lot has changed in seven years. Read more. The post Re-Visited: The Intro Packet appeared first on T.Marie Hilton's Clerical Advantage Online Business Technology Services. Business Tips Marketing Your Biz

Protecting Yourself From Fake Social Media Accounts

Dumb Little Man

Fake news. You’ve probably been hearing a lot about it lately. What is fake news and why is it so important that you know how to spot it? Fake news is not someone saying something you don’t agree with. It’s not one political party pointing out facts that happen to be inconvenient to the opposition.

When Is The Last Time You Thanked Your Assistant?

Office Dynamics

When is the last time you thanked your assistant? Expressing your gratitude could increase your productivity. I was in California speaking to a group of administrative assistants at a large corporation when one of the assistants told me how much a compliment from her executive means to her. She said, “When my executive tells me I’m doing a great job, I want to do even more for him.” “I I want to go the extra mile; produce quality work; take things off my executive’s plate.”.


60 Words for Types of Restaurants

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists dozens of words, many adopted from foreign languages that describe a specific type of restaurant. Restaurant itself stems from a Latin verb meaning “restore.”). bar: an establishment where liquor and sometimes food are served.

High-Tech Ways to Combat Construction Site Theft

Small Business CEO

Each year, thefts of equipment on construction sites and farms cost U.S. businesses and individuals between $300 million and $1 billion, according to a report by The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

9 Ways To Keep Your Brain Young

Dumb Little Man

If you are getting on in years, you have to start thinking of your brain health. Dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases are becoming so common nowadays that it’s become imperative that you know exactly how to keep your brain young. Here are 10 simple ways that can keep your brain from aging too fast. Play fun games. Brain exercise can be fun and easy. Play matching games like Hay Match to stimulate your brain and release more dopamine. Mental stimulation can be a way to stay young longer.

Your Administrative Assistant Is Your Greatest Asset

Office Dynamics

Your assistant is your greatest asset, or will be after you read this. In today’s fast-paced corporate world, many managers rely on the newest technology to help their company grow. Between e-mail, virtual assistants, smartphones, high-speed Internet connections and a host of other technological marvels, they mistakenly believe they are more independent than ever—making their own travel plans, managing their own Inbox, sending their own letters and scheduling their own meetings.

Grammar Quiz #22: Smothered Verbs

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences includes a smothered verb (i.e., a word that has been formed from a verb). Revise the sentences as necessary for conciseness: 1. The committee will hold a meeting this Wednesday evening at seven o’clock.

4 Tips on Making Your E-Commerce Venture a Success

Small Business CEO

Selling products online is a great way to expand the reach your company has. The easiest and most effective way to showcase the products you have to offer is by having an e-commerce website created.

10 Possible Reasons Why You’re Always Not Good Enough

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever felt like you’re not good enough? Have you ever questioned yourself why you’re not appreciated and valued for who you are? Well, let me tell you what I think. You’re constantly comparing and measuring your standards of success against others. “So what If I’ve graduated with a Bachelors degree, people are graduating with Masters and PhDs, I’m just not smart enough; I’m never gonna get a good job.” ” 2.

Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings

Office Dynamics

I bet that like many people you thought meetings would go by the wayside because of technology or at least there would be fewer meetings. Not true! The reasons meetings. have increased are due in part to the rise in teams and requisite team meetings and technology such as video-conferencing accommodating slashed travel budgets. Approximately 11 million meetings occur in the U.S. each day!

3 Examples of How Missing Words Cause Confusion

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, the absence of a word or phrase is an obstacle to clarity. Discussion after each sentence explains the problem, and a revision provides the solution. The naturally occurring electrolytes are significantly higher than other brands.

The Right and Wrong Way to Use Social Media for Your Business

Small Business CEO

Social media has a massive reach. Billions of people, two billion to be exact, are on Facebook alone. Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and many others exist, too, extending this reach even further. Businesses must use social media to boost their brands.

Top 5 Things To Do In Las Vegas

Dumb Little Man

Las Vegas is considered the entertainment capital of the world and it’s easy to see why. The city literally has something for nature enthusiasts to nightlife lovers. This is why there were and over 42 million the year before. If you are thinking of visiting the place, here are the best things to do in Las Vegas to help you plan your trip. Concert Residencies. Las Vegas is famous for its concert residencies from the world’s biggest superstars.

Rise of the Youpreneur with Chris Ducker


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3 Types of Faulty In-Line Lists

Daily Writing Tips

This post includes three examples of how sentences can go wrong because the writer has failed to support the sentence structure with the proper syntactical arrangement of words and phrases in relation to each other.

Using Personal Loans for Business Purchases: Pros and Cons

Small Business CEO

There are many times along the journey as an entrepreneur where the shortcomings of available funding can throw a wrench into your goals.

4 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Stop Avoiding Conflict

Dumb Little Man

Every day, we are bound to face conflicts and many people shut down completely because of that. Although that sounds like the easy way out, it won’t help you in the long run. In fact, it’s the other way around. Facing conflicts offers a lot of benefits. It Helps You Move Forward. The main problem with always veering away from any type of confrontation is that it denies you of opportunities for growth and improvement.

How to Map Out One Year in One Hour


February is almost over. Can you believe it? Each year seems to move faster and faster. Is the year going like you hoped so far? If not, now is the perfect time to adjust. How can you do that? By planning for the year ahead. I know your task list is long, and you have a lot on your plate.

3 Types of Extended Phrasal Adjectives

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences includes a phrasal adjective (two or more words that modify a noun) consisting of several words, and each requires hyphenation missing from that phrase. Discussion after each example explains the problem, and revisions demonstrate solutions.

Why Every Service Business Should Offer an Unconditional Guarantee

Small Business CEO

Trust is the most important thing when trying to bring in new customers, especially in the services industry. Customers have already heard nightmare stories about fly-by-night contractors, plumbers who never show and HVAC technicians who make the problem worse.

5 Top Technology Trends That Will Shape 2018

Dumb Little Man

Groundbreaking steps are happening in the technology industry all the time. In the past couple of years alone, leaps and bounds have resulted in better augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, speech recognition, and more. This year, you can expect more tech innovations to enhance our lives. Here are the top technology trends you need to watch out for this year. Augmented Reality.

Tips for New Entrepreneurs: What You Need to Know Before Starting A Business

Dumb Little Man

Walking on the path of entrepreneurship can be a difficult task as there will always be obstacles and challenges. As someone who’s new to entrepreneurship, you should be prepared to face them. As you embark on your journey, you will encounter issues about legal matters, finances, product development, intellectual property, and much more. The list can easily overwhelm new players. This makes it important that you fully commit yourself to your business.

Why Strategy Is Important In Business

Dumb Little Man

Being an entrepreneur is not a cakewalk. Far from it! When the responsibility of fulfilling your dreams lies on your shoulders alone, you find yourself burdened and clogged by fear and uncertainty. The easiest way entrepreneurs free themselves from fear is by creating strategies and plans. Entrepreneurs are aware what a gold mine a successful and comprehensive strategy can be for their business. Why Strategy is Important In Business.

4 Small Business Tips for Women

Dumb Little Man

Every day, 849 small businesses across the world are launched by women and the number has gone up by 3% in the past year. In the last two decades, there was a whopping rise of 114% in the total number of women-owned small businesses. This clearly indicates that women are rocking the small business industry. Although a large number of women entrepreneurs have already established themselves, there are others who are just getting started. Unfortunately, the process isn’t that easy.

The Truth About What Makes A Great Leader

Dumb Little Man

Leaders are essential to any group or organization. They are the people that guide, control, and manage others so that they can be more productive and efficient in meeting their goals. However, not all leaders are great ones. Some of them are just wearing the title and don’t live up to their position. If you’re curious to know what makes a great leader, here are some points to highlight their traits.

3 Stoic Tenets That Can Help Improve Your Life

Dumb Little Man

As a personal development junkie, the internet is a weird place for you to find tips in managing your emotions and achieving your goals. One fine day, you get inspiration to read 100 books because a random dude confessed that they are life-changing. You purchase ten books and start reading them. Which books should you start with? Easy peasy. Look at the reading lists of those fancy billionaires: Zucks, Billy, and Musk.