October, 2008

7 Important Fitness Tips For Web Workers - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Virtual Book Tour: Becoming An Online Business Manager

Office Organization Success

Earlier in the summer Tina Forsyth interviewed me for her upcoming book, Becoming an Online Business Manager , Playing A Bigger Game With Your Clients (And Yourself). It was a great interview and I enjoyed talking with Tina about the role of the Online Business Manager.

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Need To Create a PDF? Don't Have the Software? Don't Panic!

Professional Assistant Blog

Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional Book You receive an e-mail from your manager. Your manager asks you to create a report of some sort and wants you to send it to a client, but making sure that they cannot manipulate the information

2008 118

Do You Have a Spineless Career?

On The Job

When was the last time you did something courageous at work? I'm not talking about cleaning out the office fridge (although that does take gumption) or trying a new font on your report. I'm talking about stepping out of your comfort zone, doing something that made your palms sweat or your knees quake. You may be wondering why in the world you would do something scary at work, when just being at work these days is frightening enough.

2008 161

Give a care? Give a share!

Loosely Speaking

I used to love (and be good at) gardening. After too many years of fighting our snails, grasshoppers, javelinas, and earwigs, I finally faced some serious truths and personal limitations. Raising my own food here in northern Arizona is

2008 100

Shorten Your Piles by Skimming off the Bottom

Clutter Coach

2008 100

The Six Rules of Building Strength - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2008 164

More Trending

Power Up Your PowerPoint With Templates!

Professional Assistant Blog

Welcome to Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Do you want to change the way your Microsoft PowerPoint templates look? Do you feel that you could do a better job on these templates than what you have currently

The 5S concept: Will a Misplaced Stapler Get You in Trouble?

On The Job

Watch out: 5S may be coming to your workplace. And if it does, well, you have my condolences. I first read about 5S several months ago, and hoped it was a bad blip on the radar screen, sort of like a new High School Musical cast being assembled. But no, there it was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal this morning.

2008 153

Are Social Media sites today's biggest time suck?

Loosely Speaking

Social Media sites have been heralded as the latest and best way to network and establish your brand. When you're your own boss, your time is your own and without someone peering over your shoulder

2008 100

Trade In Old Gifts for New Ones

Clutter Coach

2008 100

Eight Ways To Increase Your Energy Levels - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2008 164

Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro

Laughing all the Way to Work

This is a guest post from JEM over at [link] I asked her to guest blog because I thought you might be interested in what she is blogging about on her site. I hope you enjoy her article

2008 100

Is Your Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

Professional Assistant Blog

Woman Looking Bored Do you find yourself being bored out of your mind at times with nothing to do? Do you feel that your boss could offer you more tasks, but keeps telling you that they're putting things together for you, but never do

2008 116

Workers Behaving Badly: Why Our Stress May be Bringing Out the Worst in Us

On The Job

After 9/11, I was struck by the sense of caring we showed for one another. It was a horrible, stressful time, but it seemed to bring out the best in us. We began to look out for one another, even at work. We shared our mutual pain about what had happened, and even expressed our fear for the future. Office squabbles seemed ridiculous, and petty jealousies even more so. Now it's seven years later, and we're facing another horrible, scary time.

2008 100

I am such an SOB!

Loosely Speaking

Successful and Outstanding Blogger, that is! Liz Strauss, the original SOB is hosting her blog's 3rd birthday party tomorrow, October 28, 2008. A year ago I joined the SOB ranks when Liz conferred the title on Loosely Speaking

2008 100

Organizing Computer Odds and Ends

Clutter Coach

2008 100

Halloween Trick Or Treat With A Twist - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2008 100

October 15th, Blog Action Day: Poverty

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am participating in Blog Action Day and the theme this year is Poverty. I previously wrote an article on Charities in the Workplace and have seen an increase in the participation in charities at offices I have worked in

2008 100

Tips for Office Costumes at Halloween

Professional Assistant Blog

Halloween Greetings - Cat and Witch Driving Car Happy Halloween everyone! You walk into the office and notice all of the Halloween decorations. A spider here, a goblin there. Then a bunch of co-workers show up in costumes. What a sight

2008 100

10 Things Overheard at the Last Management Meeting

On The Job

As an employee, it's often nerve-wracking to see managers troop into a meeting during these difficult financial times. What are they talking about? Is it good? Is it bad? Are they debating who is going to get laid off? Plans for a big project? What critical decisions are they making that the fate of dozens -- perhaps hundreds -- of employees hinge upon? It would be interesting to a fly on the wall during these sessions.

2008 100

Off the needles! Baby hat and bell bottoms.

Loosely Speaking

Yarn details: The main color is a very soft, machine-washable lavender which I found waiting for this project, buried deep in my yarn stash. Originally used for my granddaughter Tessa's first baby blanket and sweater, made four years

2008 100

Use Email to Stay Organized

Clutter Coach

2008 100

Virtual Teams And The Bioteaming Approach - A Video Interview With.

BioTeams

2008 52

Working for the Disorganized.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I was recently reminded by a reader of what it can be like to work for someone who is completely disorganized. That definitely can be a challenge. In all my career I have only worked for one person who fit this description

2008 100

Free ACT! (CRM) Video Tutorials

Professional Assistant Blog

Customer Mission Statement Framed Picture Are you using ACT! as your client relationship manager (CRM)? Did your boss just decide to install it on his/her system and yours then told you, "Read the manual, we're going to be using this

2008 100

Say Buh-Bye to Flexibility and Hello to Longer Hours

On The Job

I went on eBay the other day to try and purchase a crystal ball. Unfortunately, the ones that were available didn't come with a guarantee, so I decided to pass. I mean, who wouldn't want a crystal ball to see into the future -- to see how we're all going to survive this mess and whether or not the Rays really can go from being the worst team in baseball to winning the World Series in a year's time?

2008 100

On the needles October 2008

Loosely Speaking

Frenetic. That describes my recent approach to handcrafts. Started two new sewing projects and three knitted items within the past two weeks. Usually I knit for pure kinesthetic pleasure of fiber in my hands and the miracle of seeing

2008 100

Effective Virtual Assistants Worth Weight in Gold

Denise Aday

A virtual assistant colleague’s “tweet&# alerted me to this article at Fox Business. A snippet: clipped from www.foxbusiness.com. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’ve got piles of paper cluttering your office and to-do lists that seem to be multiplying like rabbits. The good news is that many of the tasks that keep you from being as productive (and profitable) as you could be can be outsourced.

2008 40

Personal relationship ecosystems: learning from the Muppets! - The.

BioTeams

2008 50

Kings and Queens of the Office

Laughing all the Way to Work

A friend was telling me about an Executive Assistant who has taken on a superior attitude at work and seems to think she is the Queen, looking down her nose on all her subjects, the other assistants. How can you survive in this kind of

2008 100

Do You Have A Question For Me?

Professional Assistant Blog

Question Mark - Concrete on Ground Do you have a question? Do you feel that you need help one something related to your career? Do you want to ask something, but feel shy to do so? I have been running this blog for just over a year now

2008 100

10 "Uh-Oh" Signs at Work

On The Job

If one more person tells me not to panic, well, I might just panic. The truth is, we get up every morning and we're not sure what is going to happen. The stock market will rise. It will fall. Chicken Little will go running down the street screaming something about the sky. So, while it's easy for all the experts to tell us not to panic, it's kind of hard not to be a teensy bit apprehensive about what might await us every day.

2008 100

Best of … Blog Action Day 2008

Loosely Speaking

Whether on- or off-topic for your blog, there are times when participation in a group blog project just feels right. Blog Action Day is one of those for me. Plus, any topic that lets us pause in our obsession with our American

2008 100

Productivity Boost: Do It Before Lunch!

Professional Assistant Blog

Raccoon Sleeping in a Tree Do you find that you feel tired at the end of the day? Do you wish that you could be more productive and solve your problems through out the day? This happens to all of us, quite a bit of time throughout each

2008 100

Looking for Great Deals For Your Office?

Professional Assistant Blog

eBay Sign in Office Hallway Are you the person that purchases stationary and other items for your department? Do you feel that you could find better buys, not just by going to the different stores such as Staples or Grand & Toy

2008 100

Kallout To Research Information

Professional Assistant Blog

Yelling on Telephone You're reading an article for some research that you are doing for our boss. You come across a piece of text that you are unfamiliar with. Your next step would be to Google it or hop onto Wikipedia to find out more

2008 100