May, 2021

The Pandemic Increased Interest in Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

Forerunner Ventures' The universal holding pattern: a period of trial followed by an era of opportunity   covers survey work they've done on the impact of the pandemic on consumers. One of their main findings is the desire for empowerment and independence has increased. 

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Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role

Practically Perfect PA

Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role takes initiative - you have to work in a culture where initiative and proactivity are recognised and rewarded. You have to have the confidence and drive to see it through, and you need some [.].

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The Ownership Mindset: An Essential Ingredient for Career Success

Eat Your Career

“Your company owns your job. You own your career.” Earl Nightingale. In my training programs, I cite the above quote more than any other…and for good reason!

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7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It takes a lot of preparation to craft the kind of speech or presentation that is going to grab your listener’s attention. Once the speech is crafted, you need to spend a lot of time practicing, so as to make … Continue reading → You just finished reading 7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters ! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials.

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Are You Self-Sabotaging?

On The Job

You might spend a lot of your time trying to figure out how to get ahead at work, or how to become more successful in your career.

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Travel Planning in a Pandemic? Here’s What You Need to Know

All Things Admin

When I worked corporately, travel planning was one of my favorite parts of my job, and I still love it today. Whether it’s for business or personal reasons, I enjoy the research and preparation that goes into a trip.

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The Creator Economy Monetization Features of the Major Social Media Platforms

Small Business Labs

Axios' Tech giants have all become creator companies covers the various ways digital creators can earn money on a variety of tech platforms,  Their excellent summary chart is below (click to enlarge). The article also makes a good point about the diversity of digital creators.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Up

Eat Your Career

Odd as it sounds, organizational leaders need their staff to help manage them. While you’re not technically their “manager,” you certainly have influence. Learning how to leverage that influence to help lead your superiors (from behind) will make you an invaluable asset to the team. .

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39 Phrases Everyone Should Know and Use

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 39 Phrases Everyone Should Know and Use appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I remember a visit at the Greyhound depot, pick up a couple of parcels. As I walked through the door, I heard a customer berating an agent in loud and abusive terms. The customer had expected something to be there … Continue reading → You just finished reading 39 Phrases Everyone Should Know and Use ! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials.

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It's OK to Be Dumb Sometimes

On The Job

I'm often the dumbest person on a Zoom call. Seriously. I talk to a lot of people who are experts in their field (data science, AI, global supply chains) and I rely on their expertise to educate me so that I can write a story and inform others. So, I ask a lot of questions.

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Microsoft, AI, And Your Best Self

IAAP

When famous cartoonist Carl “The Duckman” Barks coined the quote, “Work smarter, not harder,” in the 1930s, he may not have realized how it would apply to AI in our lives today.

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The 5 Ways the Creator Economy Rhymes With the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Despite being widely attributed to Mark Twain, there's no evidence he said: "history doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes." " But it sure sounds like him.

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As a result of such agreement, Joseph M.

Practically Perfect PA

Multiyear contracting, like most things in life, has advantages and disadvantages. Some of the potential benefits are:23 Another course of action for an agency with fiscal year money to cover possible needs beyond that fiscal year is an indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract.

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Ep 113: Elissa Berg – Executive Assistant to the President of Luxe Hotels

Go Burrows

Elissa Berg has been in the administrative world for over 14 years, working in almost every department. She’s currently executive assistant to the president of Luxe Hotels. Elissa was the very first premium Leader Assistant member when we launched the premium membership !

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How to write an elevator speech

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to write an elevator speech appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Our public relations director came by my office recently with a prospective volunteer board member. As part of the introduction, the director asked me to outline my role, in 30 seconds or less. Well… I hemmed, hawed, and took about … Continue reading → You just finished reading How to write an elevator speech ! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials.

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How to Get Good Habits to Stick

On The Job

A lot of people developed new habits and routines during the pandemic. For some, it was learning to set boundaries during their workday so they could go for walks or spend time with family. For others, it was just the opposite -- they found themselves working longer hours and unable to disconnect.

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Episode 370: Scale Your Services with Shawn Dill and Lacey Book

Productivityist

The business side of things can get messy if you’re a service professional. You need help along the way to truly scale so you can do more of what you love. Shawn Dill and Lacey Book unpack where to start. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp.

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The Long Term Shift to Contract Labor by Small Businesses

Small Business Labs

Data from the IRS shows that sole proprietor small businesses spent $69.2 billion on contract labor in 2018 (the most recent data available).    Contract labor refers to nonemployee labor, such as freelancers, gig workers, etc. This is up from $64.8 billion in 2017 and just $34.4

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Be sure any and all such requirements are put into the agreement.

Practically Perfect PA

Here are a key things to consider when creating your own team working agreement. The most important part of creating a working agreement is that it must be done by the entire team. If youre a decision maker or influencer on your team, this is easy to do.

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Ep 117: Cathy Rong – Lead Executive Assistant at Complex Network

Go Burrows

Cathy Rong is the Lead Executive Assistant in the Office of the CEO at Complex Network. Prior to Complex, Cathy held executive assistant positions within the advertising and creative industries.

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How to Implement Your Strategic Administrative Career Plan

All Things Admin

If you’ve followed me for long, you probably already know how crucial it is to have a strategic administrative career plan. It details where you are, where you want to go, and outlines the steps you need to take to get there.

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How to Better Understand Digital Body Language

On The Job

As more of us prepare to move back into the office environment -- either permanently or on a more flexible basis -- we need to understand that Zoom calls and other forms of digital communication will become a permanent part of our career.

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Gaia Theory, Covid and Bioteams

BioTeams

Gaia Theory, developed by the amazing James Lovelock, contends that our planet is a self-regulating system.

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U.S. Birthrate Hits Another All-Time Low

Small Business Labs

One of the interesting statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census was their finding that the U.S. birthrate hit an all-time low in 2010.  

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Respect work pay agreement sample in pdf from?

Practically Perfect PA

Facing disagreements as they come up/never going to bed angry/coming clean and being honest about emotional responses to each other All relationship agreements should include all means that will be used in conflict resolutions. In recent years couples used to go courts to resolve disagreements.

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Ep 116: Lucia Landini on Happiness at Work

Go Burrows

Lucia Landini is a longtime senior executive assistant in Italy skilled at working with leaders to achieve shared go als. In this episode, Lucia and I talk about happiness at work, self-esteem, soft skills, and more! LEADERSHIP QUOTE.

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Increasing IT Spend: Where to Invest

Small Business CEO

Eighty per cent of businesses expect to see growth in their IT budgets this year, with Gartner reporting an anticipated 4% rise in IT spend worldwide — an increase of over $3 billion in terms of market value. But why is IT spending seeing such a large shift?

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What Bosses Need to Do Now for Teams Moving Back to the Office

On The Job

Some people are anxious to get back to the office and leave behind the days of working at their kitchen tables in their pajamas.

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What It’s Like to be a PA in Tech

The Assistant Room

Do you want to know what it’s like to work in one of the most demanding and fast paced industries in the world? Originally hosted […]. The post What It’s Like to be a PA in Tech first appeared on The Assistant Room. Career

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Who are "Geriatric Millennials"

Small Business Labs

Over the past week, there's been a flurry of articles and social media posts on "geriatric millennials" This term refers to the oldest millennials, those born between 1980 and 1985.  

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When it comes to conducting business, agreements can change over time.

Practically Perfect PA

Primary Person Responsible for Administering the Contract Name: Miguel Mejias Title: Marketing Rep Florida Region Street Address: 5725 Adamo Dr City, State, Zip: Tampa, Fl. 33619Email Address: miguel.mejias@hercrentals.com Arbitration shall be subject to the U.S.

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Know When to Say “No”

IAAP

When managers ask subordinates to take on an assignment, it is often a sign of their confidence in an employees’ abilities and reliability. The same goes for when colleagues ask each other for help.

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5 Types of Tax Fraud Activities You Should Know About In 2021

Small Business CEO

Tax fraud is a heavily laden term that means much more than an error in judgment. The violation occurs when a person knowingly provides incorrect information on the tax returns.

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Ep 114: Tara Sims – Sr. Manager of Administrative Services at Comcast

Go Burrows

Tara Sims is Sr. Manager of Administrative Services at Comcast. She supports the newly named President of Xfinity and Central Division President, and leads a team of administrative professionals that support the Central Division Office.

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Incremental Growth versus Sudden Leaps

Brilliantly Better

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about various growth patterns. And by “growth” I mean “improvement”, or better adaptation to the current context, along with an increased capacity of reaching one’s goals.

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Club Med's Top Places for Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

The global resort company Club Med recently released a report covering the top countries and places for digital nomads.  

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This clause lets you set forth what laws govern your agreement.

Practically Perfect PA

Some horizontal agreements may be covered by certain block exemptions, such as the specialisation agreement block exemption, the technology transfer block exemption and the R&D block exemption, provided that the agreement falls within the relevant block exemptions criteria. In addition, the European Commission has provided guidance in relation to horizontal agreements. Arrangement between actual or [.]. Featured

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