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Great venues for your 2015 events

Practically Perfect PA

It goes without saying that the venue is a crucial part of an event, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered before you book the venue but the number one priority is that the venue suits the event that you are holding. If you have already been asked to organise an event for next year, thanks to Function Fixers, we have a great selection of venues to share with you. Here are eight great venues for your 2015 events. Carousel – Central London.

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Top 10 Reasons It Might Be Time to Quit

Dumb Little Man

Being a Life Coach it was difficult to support and condone quitting. It felt like it must go against some sort of coach’s ethics or something. Coaching is about encouraging the commitment towards the final goal. It’s about giving your clients or your team the passion and inspiration to keep going and to never give up. We are always told that to quit is like admitting you failed at something. But then I realized the upside to being a quitter and now I’m proud to now call myself a quitter.

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Making Habits Stick

Simple Productivity Blog

The new year is almost upon us, and many of us will make New Year''s Resolutions. The sad part is that most of those resolutions won''t stick until the end of the first month. There are many reasons for this, which other people have talked about, but today I want to share with you the two-part attack I use for making habits stick. The post Making Habits Stick appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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2015 Tech Trends

Small Business Labs

There are probably more annual technology trends and predictions lists than any other category. Below is our synthesis of the lists we've read, including links back to the various sources. Wearable Computing -  is on most lists, mostly due to the expected release of the Apple smartwatch.

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Happy New Year!

Practically Perfect PA

The post Happy New Year! appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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10 Billion Reasons to Write Your Self-Help Book

Dumb Little Man

There are nearly 10 billion reasons why you might want to write a self-help book of your own and share it with the world. In 2011 in the USA alone, the self-improvement market was worth $9.84 billion, and that’s even with the toll that the recession, changes in publishing, the decline of retail shops, and the industry seeing a decline of 9% over the four years from 2007. Despite all of this, the customer base continues to exist and smart money people are looking to join the industry.

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Clean Out Your Inbox…Easily

Simple Productivity Blog

It''s the New Year. How many emails are in your inbox, right now? If that number is perpetually greater than zero, you need to clean out your inbox. My newest course, Calm The Email Dragon, will teach you exactly how to do that, fast and to the point. The post Clean Out Your Inbox…Easily appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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Practically Perfect PA round up of 2014

Practically Perfect PA

I wanted to do a Practically Perfect round up for 2014. We have had some fantastic feedback over the year and I hope you have all found the varies blog posts and articles helpful. Thanks again to all of my guest writers this year – I hope to have a few more of you next year, so do get in touch if you are interested in writing for Practically Perfect PA in 2015. Below you will find links to my favourite posts from 2014. Thanks again to everyone for reading the blog this year.

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Clear Clutter to Create Physical and Mental Space

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-04-18 10:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter I just started a business incubator to get some of my ideas off the ground. It’s called Ladies Who Launch , and so far I’m loving it! For those of us who work solo, as I do, it’s really helpful to get help and support from a group like this. Our first homework assignment has three tasks, one of which is to get organized!

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Turning Gmail Into A Virtual Assistant

Simple Productivity Blog

Have you ever thought that it would be nice to have someone deal with the mundane chores, particularly with email? Wouldn''t it be nice to be able to say, "Send regrets to this invitation," or "Add this task to my task list," or "Delete all the email in this folder older than 20 days". Want the good news? It is possible to turn Gmail into such an assistant. It is possible to make Gmail into a virtual assistant.

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How to Change the Copyright Date on Your Website

The Solopreneur Life

H appy New Year! Now, go and change the copyright date on your website. Visitors to your site judge you on everything, and the details matter to them. The copyright date is one of those details. “Copyright 2013″ on the footer of your website is like wearing a pair of scuffed-up shoes when you meet a prospective client — it’s not a huge thing, but it sends the wrong message regarding your attention to detail.

What We Can Learn About Careers from Pope Francis

On The Job

(Photo courtesy of MSNBC) Recently, Pope Francis listed 15 "ailments" that he believed were infecting the Catholic Church. But I think we should also take this to heart in our workplace. Here are the unhealthy habits listed by the Pope that I believe we can also eliminate from our careers: 1) Feeling immortal, immune or indispensable. The Pope advises to stay updated and continually seek improvement. Otherwise, Francis points out that those who don''t are a "sick body." 2) Working too hard.

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Lack of emotional intelligence brings out the worst version of you

The Office Professionals Place

Jenny enjoyed her job, but didn't like the people. Her tolerance had grown thin and she was ready to quit. The interactions with her boss were the most challenging because she felt the meetings were counterproductive due to differences of views.

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Open Loops 01/02/2015

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on frosting cakes without a stand; getting perspective while problem solving; excuses; and unusual pantry staples. The post Open Loops 01/02/2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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4 Ways To Make Your Mondays Better


Bob Geldof was conveying a sentiment felt by the majority of us when he belted out that 1979 classic “I Don’t Like Mondays.” Why is it that the Monday morning alarm always seems to be the one that gets the most snooze button presses?! Just like Mike has , I’ve been able to eradicate the Monday morning blues from my life. I’m going to share with you some of the decisions I made that helped to make that a reality.

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Gray vs. Grey

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks, Would you please explain the variation in spelling of the word gray vs. grey? Short answer: gray is standard American spelling and grey is British spelling for the same color. The spellings have bounced back and forth. The Old English stem was spelled gr?g. According to the OED, ”The variation between spellings in ei , ey , etc., and in ai , ay , etc., in later Middle English results from the general Middle English merger of the ei and ai diphthongs.”

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 48. Break Up With A Person You Don’t Really Like

Brilliantly Better

Maybe you’re friend with somebody just by habit, chemistry being dead for a long time now. Just break it up. Tell him. Ok, let’s unfriend … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 48. Break Up With A Person You Don’t Really Like appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Relationships & Society

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Picnic and Barbecue Planning Pointers for Businesses on a Budget

Small Business CEO

Company picnics boost morale and show appreciation for the work your employees do. They also show a commitment to your staff. At the same time, they can be expensive. Many employees don’t realize the cost involved in hosting an event, with the biggest costs being food and entertainment. Here’s how to have a BBQ event that won’t break the corporate bank account. Get Organized. Start with an inventory of everything you need.

Why You Need To Review (And How To Make It Easier To Do)


One of the most critical things we can do on a regular basis is review our progress, yet we usually think more about it as a month (or year) comes to a close. The problem with that line of thinking is that we run the risk of letting things slide to the point where the important things we want to do end up getting less attention and the results can suffer. Sometimes they can even fall off the radar altogether without the presence of a regular review ritual.

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Collective Nouns: Singular or Plural?

Daily Writing Tips

British and American style guides tend to agree that collective nouns like audience , committee , and data can be construed as either singular or plural, according to whether the word is perceived as a unit or as individual items. As it says in The Chicago Manual of Style , “a singular verb emphasizes the group; a plural verb emphasizes the individual members.” Plural collectives can also be identified by pronouns used with them.

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 52. Smile At Least 10 Times A Day

Brilliantly Better

And I mean it, start to count that. Smiling is a sign of honesty and power. Everybody can cry over a disaster but only the … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 52. Smile At Least 10 Times A Day appeared first on Dragos Roua. Health and Fitness Personal Development smile

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Four Ways to Increase Your Chances of Success with Your Restaurant

Small Business CEO

Opening a restaurant can be a great experience and lucrative as well, but like any other business, there is risk involved. If you are contemplating starting a restaurant, there are a great many things you can do to improve your chances of success. The following are four ideas. Different type of cuisine. You don’t necessarily need to open a restaurant with a type of food that no one has ever experienced before, but it needs to be different from other restaurants in the neighborhood.

My Three Words For 2015


As we kick off the 2015 calendar year, I don’t just look back at the twelve months gone by but I envision the twelve ahead. I’m not a big proponent of New Year’s Resolutions, but I have taken to choosing some trigger words to help me propel the year to come to great heights. This practice isn’t a new one. In fact, it was Chris Brogan who originated the practice and my former podcasting partner and good friend Michael Schechter who introduced me to the annual tradition a couple of years ago.

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Stadia and Aquaria

Daily Writing Tips

Every so often I receive a comment like this one: Why do you and your countrymen insist on changing the English language? The plural of aquarium is aquaria , stadium is stadia , etc. I like to believe that such comments are meant playfully, to get a rise out of the American. For one thing, the commenter must know that the English language was changing long before there were Americans to speak it.

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 53. Burn Some Old Memories

Brilliantly Better

Maybe the notebook from your 7th grade? Maybe the teenage dumb poetry you wrote? Whatever it might be, break up with it. Might be difficult, … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 53. Burn Some Old Memories appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development starting fresh

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Showing Your Human Side: Why Blogging Makes Busy Lawyers

Small Business CEO

It’s unfortunate, but the majority of the people you interact with on a daily basis don’t think you’re human. They think you’re a creature from some far away, incomprehensible, planet filled with lawyers that speak their own language and don’t understand the problems of real people. Deep down inside, you probably already know this to some degree. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. You are human, and you can show potential clients that you really do care.

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The Productivityist Podcast: David Delp of Pilot Fire


The calendar year is coming to a close and it’s time for many of us to think about the year to come. This week I invited David Delp of Pilot Fire to join me on The Productivityist Podcast so that we could talk about what it takes to make a great year not just a pipe dream, but a reality. David and I have a very good rapport, and we really connected when we met at the inaugural SimpleREV event. This episode is well worth your time and attention.

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The Ubiquitous Butt

Daily Writing Tips

The word butt in the sense of buttocks was once considered unsuitable for general use. Comedians used it to get a laugh, but it was not considered acceptable in polite conversation. Children were taught to use less offensive colloquialisms like rear-end or backside. Nowadays the word has become so acceptable that it has largely replaced buttock and buttocks , even in formal contexts: Best 10 Exercises to Tone Your Butt. 18 Exercises to Tone Your Legs and Butt.

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 47. Make A Promise To A Close Person And Keep It

Brilliantly Better

It doesn’t have to be something big. It doesn’t have to be for someone special. It doesn’t have to be difficult also. But it has … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 47. Make A Promise To A Close Person And Keep It appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Relationships & Society make a promise

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Three Levels of Prevention for Safe File Sharing

Small Business CEO

Although there is no doubt that data sharing is valuable in business, an important way to connect with partners and build up rapport with customers, it’s also a risky business for an organization if not protected. Usually, problems arise due to not understanding the dangers associated with file sharing resulting in intentionally or unintentionally flaunting company regulations. Understanding the Dangers of File Sharing. The popularity of file sharing is easy to understand.

Proportionate vs. Proportional

Daily Writing Tips

Both of these adjectives are based on the noun proportion. The noun proportion can mean “a part, portion, amount, or percentage” of something. For example, “He miscalculated the proportion of water to alcohol in the solution.”. Proportion can also refer to a balance between two things. For example, “The king rewarded the knight in proportion to his merit.”. Outside certain scientific contexts, the words tend to be used interchangeably. Both mean “in proportion.”

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Primer, Manual and Handbook

Daily Writing Tips

In American usage, the word primer has two pronunciations, according to whether it refers to a beginning reading book [PRIM-ur] or to an undercoat of paint [PRY-mur]. In British usage, it’s pronounced the same way for both [PRY-mur]. This post is about the word primer [PRIM-ur] as it applies to a source of elementary instruction. The first primers were devotionals or instructional manuals written for Christian church members. They contained prayers and explanations of doctrine.

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Yellow Card

Daily Writing Tips

In response to the rope-a-dope post , I received a clever email response couched in other sports analogies. I understood all but one: “yellow card.”. Naturally, I hopped on the search engine to find out what sport that referred to. I discovered that in the sport of soccer, colored cards are held up by the referee when a player commits a foul. The color of the card indicates the nature of the penalty appropriate to the type of foul that has been committed. One of the cards is yellow.

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 49. Get A Thing You Wanted For A Long Time

Brilliantly Better

But you didn’t had time or money to get it. Just go out and get it. Not only it will boost your self-respect, but it … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 49. Get A Thing You Wanted For A Long Time appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development desire success

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 50. Stop Being Judgmental

Brilliantly Better

With others AND with you. Excessive criticism will kill your enthusiasm. Lighten up. Accept life as it is. And you know what? The moment you … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 50. Stop Being Judgmental appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development assertiveness judgment

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 51. Change Your Wardrobe

Brilliantly Better

You don’t know how much are you tied to what you wear. If you’re on the gray loving side, put some color in your clothes. … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 51. Change Your Wardrobe appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Success & Wellness clothing wardrobe

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5 Ways that Unified Communications Is Changing the Workforce (Infographic)

Small Business CEO

As business leaders worldwide continue to adapt to increased mobility needs, unified communications is becoming a critical tool in the daily operations of companies in all industries. Cloud-based communication devices not only save money, but they also help to improve workflow efficiency within all areas of a firm. For starters, UC tools allow IT professionals to spend less time maintaining hardware and more time customizing these new programs to better serve a business.

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