Technology of the week: Time Zone Ninja

Practically Perfect PA

This week’s Technology of the Week: Time Zone Ninja What is Time Zone Ninja? Time Zone Ninja is a straightforward tool that helps you schedule international meetings. What does Time Zone Ninja do?

Clock In The Right Time Zone: Booking Meetings in Microsoft Outlook

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you have trouble trying to figure out the time zone for each meeting in Microsoft Outlook ? Since Outlook only allows for one time zone to be added to the persons calendar , this makes it a little difficult. You can now add in the meeting details for this time zone.

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Does anyone know what time it is? Calculating time internationally

Laughing all the Way to Work

Here is a tip that someone from my office gave me for calculating time internationally. To set your clock to a different time zone in Word 2007, click on the time on your computer in the bottom right-hand of your screen. Click to open Date and Time.

2008 130

14 Problems Freelancers Usually Face

Dumb Little Man

Different time zones Freelancers can work with clients from different parts of the world as long as they can speak one language. […]. Freelance has its pros and cons. You are your own manager and boss, but there are quite a few problems as well.

2015 285

How Circadian Rhythm Affects Your Sleep and Health

Dumb Little Man

Jet lag is experienced by people traveling across opposite or nearly opposite time zones, like a person flying all the way to Europe from the United States of America. It’s quite similar to jet lag, but it doesn’t involve changes in time zones.

2019 157

Pros and Cons of virtual meetings

Practically Perfect PA

With the introduction of virtual meetings and teleconferencing people can communicate with each other in different time zones and locations very easily and a great deal cheaper than the cost of a flight. Pros: Multiple locations across all time zones. Pin It.

2012 236

Top Helpful Hacks for Frequent Travelers

Dumb Little Man

For example, at Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International, 84.93% of flights leave on time and only 1.22% are canceled. Return flights with one airline can sometimes be less flexible in terms of time and date. This will prepare your body for the impending change in time zones.

2018 234

How to Develop a Strong EA Group in a Company – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

As EA we encounter numerous challenges in working together due to different times zones, but we do our best to let our executives shine. Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers.

2019 188

Armchair Digital Nomads Hitting the Road

Small Business Labs

  Nomads will also choose closer locations due to a need to be in sync time-zone wise.  "Armchair digital nomads" is the term we use to describe the millions of Americans who aren’t currently digital nomads but tell us in surveys they plan on becoming one.  

2020 63

10 Apps for Administrative Productivity and Organization

Office Dynamics

To-Do List Apps: Long on to-dos and short on time? Enter your habits, tasks, and hobbies into a to-do list app such as SuperNote , Wunderlist or Timeful. Timeful will suggest the optimal time to complete them. This smart app even “learns” your schedule and adapts to your busy and available times. You can update statuses, track time and tasks, and get real-time updates on all your projects. I use the Time Zone Converter by TimeAndDate.

2017 182

Time Saving versus Bending Over Backwards

Office Organization Success

Getting clients to self-schedule is such a HUGE time-saver as it eliminates the back and forth of emails. They then compare their schedule to your availability and when they find a suitable time slot they will go ahead and book that time with you.

2014 181

Virtues of going Virtual: Working whilst on holiday

Practically Perfect PA

One of the reasons I became a Virtual Assistant was the flexibility to allow me to travel for longer periods of time, I now have the freedom of being able take my laptop and work from any location around the world.

2014 206

Guidelines for Effective Email Writing

Jen Lawrence

” Unless we haven’t communicated in a long time (or ever), you can skip the “How are you?” Pst, bonus points if you include time zones! We live in a global environment – don’t assume the reader knows where you are and your time zone.).

2019 60

6 Signs You’re In A Long-Term Relationship

Dumb Little Man

The toilet is not a “me-timezone anymore because you know that the other might barge in anytime. As couples grow old together, there’s a growing sense of comfort, reliability, and even shamelessness that the relationship acquires. You start showing your real self and your real colors.

2016 277

7 Cross-Border Dropshipping Tips Winners Use

Dumb Little Man

Today is the best time to do that! However, just like any business, dropshipping requires time and effort. 5 Single time zone Different time zones. What is their time zone? Brand recognition and awareness take time to build. Thinking of scaling or taking your dropshipping business overseas? E-commerce’s global consumer base continues to expand exponentially and with this type of demand, supply must also rise.

2017 165

Top Reasons Why You Should Find A Virtual Assistant Today For Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Maybe it’s about time you get yourself support and experience the benefits of hiring a virtual assistant. A lot of entrepreneurs have a hard time coping with the expenses. Depending on your needs, you can choose to have a full-time or part-time virtual assistant.

2019 231

All Around the World

The Edge VA

Your followers are not always on-line, and they’re not all in the same time zone as you. Twitter is used all over the world, and chances are your business has something to offer clients and customers on every continent. (If If not, why not?) Messages that you send at 5pm Pacific aren’t seen by Liz in

40 Outlook hacks for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

To add a second time zone to your calendar go to Options >Calendar>Time zones>Show a second time zone. This opens a requester with a “Do not deliver before:” field; enter a date and time, then click Close.

2016 254

Creating Your Freedom Business - Expert Panel Shares Tips (Part 3)

Productive & Organized

I let my peeps know where I am (and the time. times I've been back & forth between Kauai and the mainland, it's. Many of clients travel for work and pleasure, crossing multiple time zones. Got time for a spa massage?

2013 223

7 Simple Steps to Organizing & Hosting a Successful Teleclass

Office Organization Success

But a couple of the downsides, and probably why many solopreneurs don’t take advantage of this simple marketing strategy, is that: You need to spend some time preparing the material and organizing the event. Step 3 – Decide on a date and time.

2015 262

The Rise of Social Leadership

Small Business CEO

But social media allows leaders to connect directly, regardless of geography and time zones. Social media is becoming a key leadership skill. Social media represents a real opportunity for leaders – a place where they can engage with employees, customers and peers alike.

2017 70

Who is attending the Virtual Summit?

Practically Perfect PA

I thought today would be a good time to give you all a quick update on where we are with the Virtual Summit. I have been getting a lot of emails from assistants wondering how they can watch the Summit in their time zone.

2017 203

5 Ways to Significantly Increase Attendance of Your Free Teleclass

Office Organization Success

Due to different time zones the actual teleclass time may be the middle of the night for some participants and, unless they’re really dedicated, they’re not going to want to get up in the middle of the night to listen to a teleclass!

2015 221

UI/UX Design for Users with Dyslexia

Dumb Little Man

Convert time zones automatically. Allow users to choose the format of time display. As of the third quarter of 2018, Google Play had 2,100,000 apps and the Apple App Store reached the milestone of 2,000,000 apps.

2019 230

4 Crucial Business Development Lessons for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

Time spent on legal and financial due diligence can never be wasted. For one thing, no matter the size of one’s business, one must know the basics of the time value of money. The bottom line: Be patient and take your time.

2019 232

PA in Europe

Practically Perfect PA

I did something a bit crazy this weekend and now writing this blog I am absolutely exhausted and in complete recovery mode but at the same time I wouldn’t change my weekend for the world.

2012 179

Do you want to speak at Assist Travel 2016?

Practically Perfect PA

For example, you may like to talk about that trip that saw your Exec cross every continent and time zone – how did you manage it, what did you learn from such a difficult trip and what advice can you pass on to other assistants?

2016 151

The Rise of Independent Worker Teams: Fiverr's Studios and Upwork's Agency Experience

Small Business Labs

And in the 3rd wave, railroads changed society in a variety of ways including opening up the West, helping to create suburbs and creating economic opportunities for rural areas (they also created standardized time zones).

2019 85

Your business travel tips

Practically Perfect PA

Creating an itinerary for even the short trips allows me to stay on top of flight times, hotel locations and meeting details. Enter all travel details at appropriate times in his/her Outlook calendar, if used.

Travel 205

5 Ways to Build A Culture Trust In A Large Remote Team

Dumb Little Man

Using collaboration and schedule-sharing tools with optimized calendar features is absolutely necessary, especially for large teams spread across different time zones. Real, lasting trust is built over time, and it takes hard work and commitment from business leaders to make it happen.

2020 193

Frugal Ways to Improve Remote Team’s Productivity

Productivity Bits

Those kinds of team members never see each other face to face, and sometimes even work in different time zones, which obviously means that it’s that much harder to stay in sync. Now, there are times when distance between teams is something that can’t be avoided. Be aware of time zones To increase productivity, use cycled work schedules. During this time, everyone should be working no matter what their location.

2017 100

5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

You are the one in control of your time and attention to stay productive. This would help them overcome the limitations of distance and time. Poor time management. Since everyone is working from home, you cannot force them out of their comfort zones.

2020 222

What should you expect from your business travel provider?

Practically Perfect PA

Booking business travel is a core part of our role so working with a good travel management company can save us so much time and ultimately our organisation money! Save time and money.

Travel 252

I Am Going A.M.


One of the big things about traveling across several time zones – and then coming back after only a short period of time – is that the attempts to stick to your own time zone becomes all the more necessary. in my own time zone and hitting the sack at around 10 p.m.

2012 52

How to organise the perfect conference call

Practically Perfect PA

How do we make sure we organise a perfect conference call every time? Select a suitable time and date for everyone involved. Firstly, think about your executive – when is the best time of day for them? Do ask if they are in a different time zone to you.

2014 221

10 Strategies to help you Tweet like a Social Media Rockstar

Practically Perfect PA

Lasting for 30 minutes or a full hour, Twitter chats involve people getting together on a certain day and time to discuss a specific topic and use a specific hashtag. 11am – 1pm is the most popular time for tweets, but do consider your audience’s time-zone.

Administrative Assistants Biggest E-mail Issues

Office Dynamics

Dealing with different time zones. Finding time to prioritize issues within the e-mails. Tags: Technology Time Management During my Become an Inner Circle Assistant workshop in Houston, I asked the attendees (a rather large group representing various companies), to list their biggest issues with e-mail. Here is the list they came up with in order of priority. Volume -- by far, this was the biggest complaint in terms of managing the tremendous volume of e-mails.

2010 109

Ultimate travel itinerary

Practically Perfect PA

Additionally if you have equipped your manager with all of the information they need to deal with any emergencies, they will be able to cope without you being there to help, particularly if they are in a different time zone.

Travel 179

Tips for Getting Virtual Teams to Collaborate More

45 Things

Vint Cerf is a long-time innovator known for his natty three-piece suits, his work as Google’s chief internet evangelist and as one of the fathers of the Internet.

2016 65

My Favourites

Laughing all the Way to Work

Here are some of My Favourites with their corresponding links. Some of these I use on an almost daily basis.

2008 100

The Secret Behind Instagram’s Success

Dumb Little Man

It is time to take it from the top. They heavily relied on external services they did not have to build and manage the collected data from different time zones. They usually run Redis in a master replica setup to save memory and time. As their number of users and bulk of data grow with time, their Memcached instances also improved. One question all Instagram engineers hear wherever they go is this: “What’s your stack?”.

2018 157

Farmshoring Knowledge Work

Small Business Labs

  The main advantages are lower costs without the cultural, language and time zone issues associated with outsourcing work overseas.   The New York Times has two articles on major law firms hiring associates in smaller cities.  Cost Farmshoring - also called insourcing   - describes outsourcing or locating operations in rural areas or smaller, lower cost towns in the US instead of moving them off-shore. 

2011 121

Administrative Assistants Biggest E-mail Issues

Office Dynamics

Dealing with different time zones. Finding time to prioritize issues within the e-mails. Technology Time ManagementDuring my Become an Inner Circle Assistant workshop in Houston, I asked the attendees (a rather large group representing various companies), to list their biggest issues with e-mail. Here is the list they came up with in order of priority. Volume -- by far, this was the biggest complaint in terms of managing the tremendous volume of e-mails.

2010 100