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7 Super Effective Tips to Meet Deadlines Without Going Mad

Dumb Little Man

When our workdays or school days start becoming more and more demanding, we tend to lose control over our time and schedule. We try to keep up and have everything done in time, but it keeps getting harder and harder. This is because we haven’t developed the right time management and organizational skills. And the lack of such skills makes meeting deadlines seems like an impossible task. Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at these 7 super effective tips on how to meet deadlines.

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Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA to Regional General Manager and Admin Assistant to Founders Office – The British Virgin Islands

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA Regional General Manager and Administration Assistant to Founders Office – Necker & Moskito Islands, in The British Virgin Islands. I love this interview because it shows how exciting, different, challenging and incredible our profession is! Day in the life: Hayley Lawrence, PA to Regional General Manager and […].

2019 182

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How to Give a Demonstration Speech Like a Food Network Star

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Give a Demonstration Speech Like a Food Network Star appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Most of my YouTube or television watching centres around cooking; not shows like Food Network challenges, Top Chef or Guy’s Grocery Games. Rather, I enjoy the shows where the hosts demonstrate the preparation of specific dishes. I want to watch Tyler Florence prepare Chicken Paillard or Micheal Smith make no-knead bread and then try the recipe myself.

2019 131

How to Find Your Voice at Work (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Find Your Voice at Work.”. While writing my new book (The Invisibility Cure: How to Stand Out, Get Noticed and Get What You Want at Work), I experienced quite a few personal revelations. One in particular has really stuck with me. You see, as a corporate trainer , author and career coach , I talk a lot about how to find your voice at work. But I wasn’t always so skillful in this area myself.

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6 Great Lessons You Can Learn from Helen Keller

Dumb Little Man

Helen Keller was one of the most famous authors of her time. Despite being blind and deaf, she was able to inspire a lot of people. She’s a great reminder that nothing is impossible and I believe that there are more lessons we can learn from her. Below are 7 life lessons from Helen Keller: Go After Your Dreams. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.

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5 tips on how to feel confident when you really don’t

Practically Perfect PA

Just recently I was chairing a panel session at the Conference and Hospitality Show in Leeds. Before going on the stage myself and the other panellists were talking about how we conquer our nerves so that we can get up on stage and speak to the audience. As I think we all know, speaking in […]. Core Competencies admin administrators assistants Competencies confidence EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Intuit's Pursuit of Prosperity Study

Small Business Labs

Intuit recently released The Pursuit of Prosperity , a study designed to to better understand how Americans: • define prosperity • view the factors that impact their ability to live the life they want • feel about your current financial standing • plan to achieve greater prosperity • view their financial future. The bad news from the study is 78% of Americans feel prosperity is currently out of reach. But the good news is 58% are hopeful that they can achieve prosperity in the future.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Giving Up

Dumb Little Man

‘Giving up’ or ‘quitting’ on something has mixed connotations. For one, giving up smoking is widely applauded. Giving up on a marriage, on the other hand, well, it depends on who you speak to. In my life, giving up has not been equated with praiseworthy behavior. To give up or to ‘throw in the towel’ is to be defeated. I’ve seen myself and others be reprimanded for behavior like this.

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Top 5 planners for organised Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Sometimes it’s hard to take a step back from all the work that you have to get through and look at how best to plan your time. But investing time in planning will save you lots of energy in the long run and make you more productive. It feels so good to check off that […]. Core Skills Featured Office Technology Task Management admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Productivity technology Time management Virtual Assistant

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Accor Hotels Major Coworking Push

Small Business Labs

Accor, which is a large French multi-national hotel and hospitality company , announced a plan to develop 1200 coworking spaces over the next 3 years. If they do it, they will become the leading coworking brand in Europe by 2022 and one of the largest in the world. 

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If I Were (Was?) Rich…

Office Dynamics

The play Fiddler on the Roof recently came through my city, and my friend kept singing her dad’s favorite song from that hit: “If I Were a Rich Man.”. My comment? “I’m I’m glad the lyricist got the grammar right!”. Why is the use of “were” (not “was”) correct in this song title and similar phrases? Consider the conditional meaning associated with using an “if” clause. In this case, the lyrics “if I were a rich man” reflect a wishful condition, not a true statement.

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Career Scope: How to Be A Yoga Teacher

Dumb Little Man

In today’s time, a lot of people have become more and more health conscious. The nature of their jobs, having a hectic lifestyle and experiencing chronic stress increase their risk of developing lifestyle diseases. Yoga is one of the most natural and effective ways of keeping the body healthy, fit, and in shape. It relaxes you as well. Because of its benefits, it has become in-demand in educational institutes, fitness centers, detoxification centers, and even in private homes.

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Technology of the week: Sortd

Practically Perfect PA

This week’s Technology of the Week: Sortd What is Sortd? Sorted is an add-on feature and chrome extension for Gmail. It allows the user to drag and drop emails into customised columns so that you can prioritise and sort your emails. What does Sortd do? Sortd lets you organise your emails into a to-do list so […].

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Podcast 119: Having stuff

Clutter Coach

Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! This is podcast 119 and it’s about having stuff. Many of my shows are about this topic, of course. A lot of the time, I encourage you to have less and to get rid of things that you don’t need or really want anymore. Especially things that are broken or out of date or that you haven’t used in a million years.

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What is the Difference Between an Administrative Conference and Administrative Training?

Office Dynamics

With the plethora of offerings for administrative training and development, there is also a lot of confusion. People are throwing around terminology that can be confusing to the purchaser. I’d like to help you understand better so you can stop asking yourself “what is the difference between an administrative conference and administrative training?”

2019 144

Why You Shouldn’t Check Email in the Morning And What To Do Instead

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that according to Statista , 49% of workers in the US check their work emails at home every few hours? On the flipside, 52% of US workers check personal emails at work every few hours? On top of that, our email consumption is projected to increase further.

2019 155

The Importance of Environmental Integrity When Combating Erosion

Eco-Office Gals

As with everything dealing with our environment, we are at a time in history when the integrity of what we are planting and sowing has an unprecedented impact. From neighborhood gardens to big agriculture, everything from how we cultivate our soil to the quality of our seeds will determine the strength and resilience of our land. This is especially true for industry and corporations that own mass amounts of land.

2019 100

Should You Follow Up After an Interview?

On The Job

You may be feeling great after a job interview and believe a job offer is just around the corner. Then, nothing. Silence. No phone calls or emails from the hiring manager. Now your worry kicks in. Did you say something wrong in the interview? Have they already hired someone else? Should you follow up? There are lots of questions and worries probably swirling in your brain about now, but there's no need to panic.

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The One Piece of Time Management Advice That You Should Definitely Follow


I’ve been studying personal productivity and time management for years now and there’s one question that comes up often. What’s one piece of productivity and time management advice that you would give to everyone?”. I love to talk about this kind of stuff but after being asked this plenty of times I decided it’d be best to come up with something that was simple to share and do. In the end, I came up with this: “Write everything down.

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13 Security Tips for Your Android Phone

Dumb Little Man

You most likely use your phone much more than you use any other device, and it’s probably loaded with your personal information. With this in mind, security should be at the top of your priority list. We want you to keep your Android device secure, and this is why we’ve rounded up some of the easiest and best security tips available. You may want to consider applying them to your phone right now! Only Install Apps from Google Play.

2019 154

How to Create a Character Profile

Daily Writing Tips

Have you created character profiles for the main cast of your novel? While not all authors use character profiles, many find them a very handy tool for keeping track of their characters – and for developing and fleshing out those characters in the first place. Done well, a character profile can help you harness your creativity and really dig into who your characters are. .

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Don't Be a Jerk When Rejecting an Offer

On The Job

A Robert Half survey finds that six in 10 workers in a variety of fields and industries say they've received two or more job offers simultaneously when applying for jobs. When weighing their decision, candidates say they look at salary, benefits, advancement potential, commute and the job's responsibilities or challenges. Those are all important criteria, but it doesn't always make the choice a no-brainer.

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Episode 243: The Art of Noticing with Rob Walker


On today’s episode, I spent time with Rob Walker. Rob Walker is a journalist covering design, technology, business, the arts, and other subjects. He writes the Human Resource column for Lifehacker, and has contributed to The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Atlantic, TheNewYorker.Com, Design Observer, The Organist, and many others. His book The Art of Noticing (Knopf) comes out in May 2019. He is on the faculty of the Products of Design MFA program at the School of Visual Arts.

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Why Three in Four of Us Never Make It to Our Dream Job (And How to Overcome It)

Dumb Little Man

From firefighters to football players, actors to authors, we all had a childhood dream when it comes to our future occupation. Aspirations are a key driver to success, keeping us focused on the end goal – but how many of us actually make it? Recent research on the subject unearthed how many people achieve what they consider to be their ideal position, what those positions are, and what barriers impede the path to success. The results show exactly how tough it can be to make it to the very top.

2019 153

How Can Small Businesses Optimize Financial Management

Small Business CEO

Many small business owners find managing their finances to be quite challenging. You might know how to deliver an exceptional product or service, but if you lack both the experience and knowledge in managing business finances, your small business won’t be as successful as you’d hoped it to be. The main reason financial management tends to be daunting is that it’s common for small businesses to make a financial mistake or end up falling into a financial pitfall.

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Labour or love? When a strained relationship damages the Brand

Who's the Real Boss?

We all know that the work we do as assistants isn’t for the faint hearted. To be on point, on the ball, and on call 24/7 isn’t for everyone.

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Feed Your Inner Brainiac: Blogs & Podcasts to Fuel the Fire - Part 2 of 2

The Marq

Feeding your brain doesn't need to be restricted to reading books. There are many great in-depth blogs and podcasts that can get you there too. In the previous post I listed some of my recent favorite books to fuel your interests, plant new seeds, and get you excited about learning. In this post, I’m giving you my favorite blogs and podcasts, with specific articles and episodes from the last six months that have influenced me to think a bit more and harder.

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The Best Ways To Save Money In 2019

Dumb Little Man

Saving money is more important than ever. In a world so politically unstable you never know what’s around the corner and when inflation is pricing many out already, planning for the future is a must. There are a number of great ways to save that can really make an impact, and in many cases you won’t even notice either! But what are the best ways to save in 2019? Add an Extra 1% To Your 401(k) Plan.

2019 145

Know Your Numbers: 4 Critical Tips on Managing Accounting for Startups

Small Business CEO

If you’ve got a startup, you know there’s already several areas of business to cover. Marketing, sales, accounting are all areas you’ll handle, even if you’re not proficient in them. But how can you manage accounting for startups when you have little to no experience in bookkeeping or financial management for a business? Can you ensure company growth regardless? Research shows that 9 out of 10 startups fail within their first year.

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DumbLittleMan’s Ultimate Gift Guide for Mother’s Day 2019

Dumb Little Man

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and finding the perfect gift for such a special occasion can be a really overwhelming task, particularly if you’re a last minute shopper. That’s why, to help you out, we’re sharing with you the best Mother’s Day gift ideas you can give to every supermom on your list. Whether your mom is into baking, beauty, getting fit or indulging in a relaxing spa day at home, we’ve got you covered.

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10 Most Popular Coupon Websites You Should Know For Shopping on a Budget

Dumb Little Man

The most significant advantage of shopping online is the ability to avail discounts and deals on your favorite items through various coupons and promo codes. However, searching for a discount coupon can be hard. You’ll have to browse through thousands of discount offers and deals to find the right one. And sometimes, that code can turn out to be expired.

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How to Choose the Best Builder’s Risk Insurance For your Construction Site

Dumb Little Man

As a business owner, you will want to ensure that your construction business has all the cover you need to ensure that it is well-protected. One policy which can help you do so is risk insurance specifically designed for construction workers. Let’s take a look at how you can choose the best possible insurance for your construction site. Determine your risks.

2019 134

Marketing Tips For Mother’s Day

Dumb Little Man

Although love for moms cannot be confined to just one day, Mother’s Day provides us a great opportunity to show how much we love them. It also offers fabulous opportunities to both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce businesses. Sales figures during this occasion are consistently galloping higher. In fact, 2017 witnessed a record-breaking business of $23.6 billion for gifts to moms.

2019 132

5 Travel Tips to Safely Enjoy Your Vacation

Dumb Little Man

Traveling can create some of the best memories of your life, especially if you are traveling abroad. However, like in the movie Taken, traveling can turn sour pretty quickly. As much as some of us would love it, we all don’t have Liam Neeson as a father to get us back to safety when things go south. With that in mind, we’ve decided to compile a list of five travel tips to enjoy your vacation safely. Email Your Travel Itinerary to Friends and Family.

2019 128

Can AI Streamline Your Supply Chain And Save Your Business?

Dumb Little Man

eCommerce is becoming more difficult to manage as a small business. The retail giants seem to have the market cornered on everything, from supply-side logistics to consumer demand. It’s more costly than ever to compete. Customers expect fast, free shipping, and even one delivery blunder could ruin your business. Can artificial intelligence save your business from an unsustainable supply chain? Inefficiencies Exist Throughout The Supply Chain.

2019 181

Ryan Bukevicz: Campaigning For Hard Work and Honesty

Small Business CEO

Ever since he started his career at the young age of fourteen, with a simple yet effective emailing campaign, Ryan Bukevicz built a career for himself in online marketing. As a young marketing star, he even had a bright sports career ahead of him. That is until he went to college and his entrepreneurial spirit was reignited, after which he quit his shot at a successful sports career and dug deep into the online marketing industry with the acquisition of Bevo Media in 2015. What’s Ryan Up to Now?

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Competitive Industries: How Do You Stand Out?

Small Business CEO

How can your business stand out in a competitive industry? It can be hard to grab the attention of your audience when there are a lot of companies working in your market, so what exactly can you do to make yours memorable compared to the rest? The claims management market is a competitive one. Kamran Mirshahi is the director of Canary Claims, a leading PPI claims company. Founded in 2005, Kamran wanted to create a transparent and fair claims company.

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