December, 2019

Tapping into the power of influence

Practically Perfect PA

It often feels like hierarchy and influence go hand in hand, but the capacity to influence others isn’t exclusively linked to stature and job titles. As an assistant, it may sometimes feel either uncomfortable or even impossible to influence others in the workplace, but it’s not necessarily the case.

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Client Gifting for the Holidays; ‘Tis the Season?

Tips From T. Marie

It’s the holiday season , and many home businesses are thinking about client gifting. From wondering if you should or shouldn’t gift clients to worrying about whether your client celebrates a certain holiday or not, it can be a stressful decision to make.

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How to Set Meaningful Career Goals (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Set Meaningful Career Goals.”. Date: Wednesday, December 18. Time: 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern. Duration: 1 hour. Description: Goals are supposed to be motivating and inspiring.

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How to Make Your Public Speaking More Effective

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Make Your Public Speaking More Effective appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. From the Office of Educational Development at UC Berkeley: Analyze Your Audience Remember that the members of the audience are beneficiaries of your communication.

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The Surprising Benefits of Giving Back on Your Mental Health

Dumb Little Man

Not all people feel enthusiastic when it comes to volunteering. Most of us would question the benefits of giving back before we actually head out the door to volunteer. A recent study showed the physical, emotional, and mental benefits of volunteering.

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Remote and Distributed Work Driving Growth Outside of Major Cities

Small Business Labs

Citylab's Talent May Be Shifting Away From Superstar Cities covers research showing that the fast-growing "superstar cities" - New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, DC - may be slowing down. 

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30 Day Challenge: Gratitude

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things I hear over and over is that for a more satisfied life, one needs to make a gratitude list. I can always use more satisfaction in my life, and so for the new year I have decided to start with a gratitude. The post 30 Day Challenge: Gratitude appeared first on Laura Earnest.

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Career development round-up 2019

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the career development round-up for 2019. This year we have written a lot of blog posts dedicated to the career development of our Practically Perfect PA readers!

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7 Keys to a Successful Life

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Keys to a Successful Life appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. A successful life doesn’t happen by accident. A successful life is the result of deliberate focus of your time, energy and thoughts towards what you want to accomplish.

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Easy Ways To “Stay Hungry” and Always Be Motivated and Inspired

Dumb Little Man

“Stay hungry” is a great motto, a great way of living your life. To stay hungry means to remain determined, motivated, and competitive to achieve all your dreams, goals, and ambitions. It also means never to be fully satisfied with less than you know you can potentially achieve.

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Happy Holidays!

Small Business Labs

We'll be back in 2020

30 Day Challenge Wrapup: All of the Above

Simple Productivity Blog

This is the last month of the year, and I decided to firm up the 30 days challenges I had attempted over this year. The post 30 Day Challenge Wrapup: All of the Above appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

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Managing a Sustainable Office — Recycling E-Waste

Eco-Office Gals

Today, businesses everywhere are beginning to think long and hard about their environmental impact.

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Key skills round-up 2019

Practically Perfect PA

I hope you enjoy our key skills round-up 2019. We focused really heavily this year on increasing our content around the key skills Assistants need to develop in their role this year.

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How to Improve Your Neuroplasticity for Business Growth

Stephanie LH Calahan

Neuroplasticity, aka brain plasticity, is the brain's ability to “re-wire” or reorganize itself and that is good news for you. You likely have more control over how you think and behave than you might realize.

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The Nutrients for Healthy Hair You Should Have In Your Diet

Dumb Little Man

Gorgeous hair can only grow on a body that is healthy from within. While reducing stress and exercising properly are important for your health, you need to keep in mind that your hair needs nourishment from within. You need to eat the right types of food and get the right nutrients for healthy hair.

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The Paradox of Increasing Business Travel; Skift's 2020 Travel Trends

Small Business Labs

Skift is one of our favorite publications. It covers the travel, dining, and wellness industries from a business perspective. Because of their remit, they report on a wide range of interesting trends. The recently released their 10 Business Travel Trends for 2020.

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10 Commandments of Stress Reduction

Simple Productivity Blog

There is too much stress in our lives. We're so busy and overwhelmed that our stress levels creep up. And it's not good for us. Prolonged exposure to stress can lead to mood disorders, cardiovascular disease, digestive problems, eating disorders and more. It's a killer.

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Hired as C Suite EA and role description reads like an Office Assistant – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Heather Asks: Background: The majority of my career has been as an EA to a VP of Operations for a local Fortune 500 company. They “restructured” leaving my team with a job almost 2 yrs ago.

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Podcast 134: Set achievable goals

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 134 and it’s about setting achievable goals. We live in a culture where we’re encouraged to set daring goals for ourselves. There’s even an acronym, BHAG, that stands for big, hairy, audacious goal.

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Tips for Getting a Job When You Have a Criminal Record

On The Job

I wrote the following story on how those with a criminal record can get a job, but these tips apply to any job seeker -- highlight transferable skills, network and be prepared to talk about what you can bring to an employer.

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How To Build A Minimum Viable Product

Dumb Little Man

In the era of constantly churned out applications, the only thing that can make you stand out from the crowd is a Minimum Viable Product. An application is hardly ever a one-person job.

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The Rise of Esports

Small Business Labs

Quartz’s members-only article (meaning you have to be a paying subscriber to see it) The stars, teams, and investors turning esports into big business nicely covers the rise of esports.

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How to Deal With Information Overload

Simple Productivity Blog

There is so much information coming at us today. We get it from the media, internet, email, social media. We can try to escape, but as long as we have our phones, we have even more information at our fingertips.

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7 Tips to Managing Holiday and Work Stress

Office Dynamics

If you are like me, you are getting caught up in the holiday season plus a long list of To-Do items at work and home. I imagine you are starting to feel a little stressed and you are racing against the clock—December 25. Here are my tips: Breathe! Seriously.

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Podcast 133: How to create good habits

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! ?. This is podcast 133 and it’s about how to create good habits. I was inspired by reading a review of a new book called Good Habits, Bad Habits, by psychologist Wendy Wood. The author says what I already knew and have podcasted about before; that willpower has little to do with forming good habits, or being successful, or even having self control.

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Employers No Longer Disqualify Those With Criminal Backgrounds

On The Job

From July 2007 to July 2008, more than 10,000 people left Las Vegas as the unemployment rate in the metro area skyrocketed to more than 12 percent and home prices plunged by 30 percent. It was a grim time.

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Health Benefits of Sewing: Sew or Quilt for A Healthier Life

Dumb Little Man

Everybody needs a healthy hobby in their lives. It can be any activity that creates a positive effect on a person’s mental and physical health. Sewing and quilting are two great examples. These hobbies are a great choice for people of all ages because they are very enjoyable.

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HBR on How to Negotiate as a Freelancer

Small Business Labs

HBR's Now to Negotiate as a Freelancer provides an excellent overview of this important topic. 

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Tips for Personal Holiday Greetings

Simple Productivity Blog

It used to be that people sent cards at the holidays as a matter of social norm. Now with social media, most people don't send holiday greetings. After all, it is much easier to click a few times or to post once and let others see it when they may.

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Assistants – Fully Utilize Your Talents—Optimization

Office Dynamics

Optimization is like administrative skills and attitudes on steroids (in a good way!). Optimization means to enhance the effectiveness of something; to make something function at its best.

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On Art And Bananas

Brilliantly Better

A couple of weeks ago, a banana duct-taped on a wall, named the “Comedian”, was sold as an art piece for $120.000. The ripples of this event were instant, viral and, for what it looks like, persistent, with no sign of slowing down.

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4 Interview Tips to Help You Get the Job

On The Job

If you want to be successful in finding a job after you graduate from college, be prepared to do some homework. You thought your homework days were over? Not so, say hiring managers and other experts.

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Saving Half of Income: 5 Steps to Effortlessly Save Money Every Month

Dumb Little Man

“Payment Successful”. That’s it. Gone forever. Your last $50 spent in grocery bills and you think “Where does all my money go?” ” You wonder how your co-workers can afford all the glitter and gold while you end up without a dime to pay for the piling bills.

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Uber's Safety Report

Small Business Labs

Trust and safety have always been major issues with the sharing/gig/peer-to-peer economy. But data on the safety problems in this growing part of the economy have been non-existent. But that's starting to change.    Last week Uber released a U.S.

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Podcast Episode 12: Two Things That Will Make Your Day Go Smoother

Simple Productivity Blog

How you start your day impacts how the rest of your day will go. Start the morning frantic, and you will be playing catch up the rest of the day. But you can stack the deck in your favor by doing the two things that will make your whole day go smoother.

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5 Problems with Parenthesis

Daily Writing Tips

Parenthesis is the strategy of setting a word, phrase, or clause off from a sentence to interject additional information into that statement. Despite the name, parenthesis can be accomplished with two commas or a pair of dashes as well as with a brace of parentheses.

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