January, 2010

50 Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle that take 10 Minutes or Less - by.

Dumb Little Man

What I learned from a talented professional organizer

Virtual Moxie

At the end of last year, I was fortunate enough to have done a session with Amy Thill. The goal was to explore and hopefully improve my time and space organization systems and such. While I think I know myself pretty well

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5 Ways to Significantly Increase Attendance of Your Free Teleclass

Office Organization Success

Hosting a free teleclass is one of my favorite ways to increase my subscriber base as well as get to know members of my community. Setting up your teleclass is relatively straightforward too – all you need is a: Registration page. Teleconference bridge line. Follow-up system usually via an autoresponder. And you’re good to go. And hosting a free teleclass is low to zero cost to you too!

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Celebrate Life Now! It Could Be Gone Faster Thank You Think - Ours.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Three years ago our life was turned upside down when my husband had a heart attack. Today is our 3-year anniversary with healthy lifestyles! Back at that time, I wrote a newsletter artile that I think holds value today

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Competitive Intelligence: Not Just For Big Business | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Competitive Intelligence: Not Just For Big Business. by Stefan Töpfer on Jan 20, 2010. Small business owners may have nightmares about reading an article about the product launch of your closest competitor only to realise it's the same

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Living in a Style Vacuum

Loosely Speaking

I've been working from home as a Virtual Assistant for more than 13 years now. Early on, I attended a lot of in-person networking events and met often with clients. Now I rarely meet anyone I work or collaborate with in person

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The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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3 Basic Steps to Business Planning Success

Office Organization Success

There comes a point in every solopreneur’s business where they need to sit down and plan … and I mean, really plan! Not just write down a few ideas on the back of an envelope and hope for the best, but really map out a long-term strategic plan for their business.

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For Goodness Sakes! Let GO of Your Story

Stephanie LH Calahan

We all have them stories. Some serve us well, while others hold us back. What are yours doing for you? What does your story say about you You see, I used to be a product of my own story. Good right? Not always. As a business owner

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January is Get Organized Month!

Clutter Coach

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What's the status of one-way communication?

Loosely Speaking

With social media in its apparent heyday, what happens to your print or enewsletter campaign? Or, for that matter, your blog and website? Are those still viable markeing and branding tools

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The 10 Worst Energy Zappers and How to Beat Them - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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How not to wait while waiting to hear from a prospective client

Virtual Moxie

So you've sent a marketing letter, or answered an RFP, or in the case of AssistU VAs, a reply to a Registry request, and you find yourself on pins and needles, with your head buzzine with questions like, "How long will it take to hear

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It’s a one-of-a-kind event … yet couldn’t be more timely!

Office Organization Success

Whether you admit it or not, the word resolution goes hand in hand with the start of a new year. Whether you make your resolutions in the form of business goals and priorities, or actual resolutions …. By mid to late January, you’re likely tired of forcing yourself to follow-through on what you set out just a few weeks ago. In comes Terri Z at Solo-E, a virtual learning resource for solo entrepreneurs, with the Post Resolution Hangover Giveaway.

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Sometimes we just have to laugh @ our procrastination (video from.

Stephanie LH Calahan

Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself to really have an "a-ha" moment. AgentXPQ decided to do just that! Check out this short 1:20 minute video and see if you relate and then let me know what you think

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Phone Coaching to Get You Organized

Clutter Coach

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Focus on Customer Service in 2010 (Finally?)

Customers Rock!

This may be it. This may be the year that it finally happens. 2010 may just be the year that companies start to focus on their customers and serving them well. Now, I am cautiously optimistic about this focus on customer service, but let me tell you why I feel this way. Brands are using a focus on customers as a competitive differentiator in their advertisements. Frank Eliason mentions the new commercial for the Chase Sapphire credit card service.

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Five Simple Ways to Relax at Work When Stress Strikes - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

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Wherever you are today--you put yourself there.

Virtual Moxie

As you may know, this month is 31 Days of Self-Care, and I'm running a nine-week salon as well, where we're reading Cheryl Richardson's terrific book, Take Time for Your Life. Each week we're reading and discussing one chapter

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3 Easy Steps to Creating Your First Info Product

Office Organization Success

Join me… Wednesday, February 10, 2010. 1:00 pm Eastern/NY. If one of your goals in 2010 is to create an info product and have it available FOR SALE on YOUR website or blog, but you don’t know how to get started with creating your product, then I know you’ll want to be on this call with me. On this call you’ll learn: How to choose which product to create first, particularly if you’ve got LOTS of ideas floating around in your head.

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Learn 5 Secrets to Put Procrastination Off Until Tomorrow!

Stephanie LH Calahan

Procrastination "I can't help it! I was born to procrastinate." That was the statement I heard when talking with a new client about a week ago. So I asked her, "Are you happy with your procrastination? Does it serve you well

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Banks Change to a Customer-Focused Message

Make or Break Moments

Banks have had a rough year, haven't they? Scandal, fear, anger, and a general loss of confidence from consumers have made banking a challenging field. Marketers for banks understood the concern and changed their primary message to one

2010 133

Keeping Track and Keeping Up: Are You Focused?

The Small Business Blog

It's been a tough year for everyone. I'm guessing your team is leaner than it was only 12 months ago and each person is balancing a lot on their plate. As a result, the timing is even more critical for you to make tough choices about

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7 Free Things That Will Shove Success in Your Face - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

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Executive Assistants, You Can Bloom Where You are Planted

Office Dynamics

One of the many wonderful aspects of my work is meeting all kinds of incredible executive assistants and administrative professionals. I was fortunate to meet Darlene Mahon when I spoke at an administrative event at her company last April. Since then, her employer brought in the Star Achievement Series® curriculum for administrative professionals and Darlene is a Certified Trainer along with Peggy Vasquez, Executive Assistant to Lab Director.

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Princess Bride Guide to Copywriting | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

So there have been a lot of other posts around the blogosphere lately about the Star Wars Guide to Blogging and the Bridges of Madison County Guide to Marketing and I realized that at Men with Pens, we don't really draw from pop culture

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Office Organization - 5 Steps to Setting Up Your Core Systems

Stephanie LH Calahan

(Guest Post: Tracey Lawton). For many solopreneurs they think that once they've set themselves up in business it's all about marketing, marketing, marketing. But there's one very important piece of the puzzle you need to have in place

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Do You Fill Your Employee's Bucket? » Make or Break Moments

Make or Break Moments

Do You Fill Your Employee's Bucket? Posted by Deborah Chaddock Brown on January 25, 2010 under Employee Moments, Significant Other Moments, empathy, making a difference | Be the First to Comment. I normally focus on the customer at Make

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Opportunity – Small Business Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

A small business quote keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained. Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognise them.” Ann Landers (1918-2002) US columnist, attrib. To view previous quotes

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Why Choosing Happiness Will Dramatically Change All Aspects of.

Dumb Little Man

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8 Reasons for Bad Communications Between Executives and Assistants

Office Dynamics

I came across an article I had been interviewed for last May. It appeared in the admin advisor. Since many of you probably never saw this article, I want to share the top reasons for bad communications between executives (or supervisors) and assistants. As you read them, please think about your own situation. What might be creating a barrier between you and your manager or executive? And what can you do about it?

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Taking the time to acknowledge someone and say thanks.

Laughing all the Way to Work

When I was young my Aunt Joyce would send me a birthday card each year and put a bit of money in it. I so looked forward to those cards. We were a large family and being noticed as an individual and special was rare so receiving these

2010 109

Life Coaching Tips to Organize Yourself For Success - Productive.

Stephanie LH Calahan

(Guest Post: Natalie Dee) Nothing succeeds like success. A small 'victory' on your chosen path fills you with joy and gives the strength and confidence to pursue further. To make success a habit is difficult but not impossible

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The Potential Customer just Walked – How Much did it cost you.

Make or Break Moments

Consumers feel the most significant root causes of poor service are: Being trapped in automated self-service; Being forced to wait too long for service; Repeating themselves; Representatives that lack the skills to answer their inquiry

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3 Ways to Give the Best of Yourself

On The Job

Mute. I love that little button on my TV remote. I use it a lot. Commercial comes on? Mute. A program with talking heads yelling at each other? In today's workplace, I think a lot of people long for a "mute" button

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Super Easy Ways To Filter Info and Declutter Your Mind - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

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My New Year's Wish for Admins

Office Dynamics

After 39 years of living in and with this profession, these are my wishes for every administrative professional, especially you. I hope you will pass this on to your peers so that we might light a fire that burns in all administrative professionals' hearts. My wishes for you are that you. live your profession with inspiration, enthusiasm, energy, inquisitiveness, and passion. wake up every day with excitement about the work you do and the opportunities that lie ahead that day.

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