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7 Tips to Encourage Your Child to Learn A New Language

Dumb Little Man

Learning a new language is not the easiest thing and knowing how to teach a foreign language to a child is even harder. Surely, for some of us, it can seem impossible. For a young child though, learning a new language can seem like a very fun and exciting activity. It can keep them busy for hours while allowing them to gain some valuable skills for their future. If you are trying to help your child learn a new language, you will need to know a few tips and tricks in order to help motivate them.

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Streamlining meetings for your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

As I’ve always said, your Executive’s number one resource is their time, and your role is to safeguard that time, making sure they use their time correctly so that they are successful in the position. Having complete control over their schedule does allow you to manage the allocation of their time. They have a lot […].

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More Freelancers Feeling Secure

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners released their 2019 State of Independence study this week. This is the 9th year of this ongoing study, which provides an in-depth look at American's independent workers (freelancers, independent contractors, self-employed, etc.). Emergent Research works with MBO Partners on this study.    The study covers a lot of ground, but we think one of the key findings is how independent workers view the security associated with independent work.

2019 175

10 Tips for Giving Effective Instructions

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 10 Tips for Giving Effective Instructions appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Somewhere along the line, you are going to have to tell another person how to perform a task. Whether teaching your kids how to use the dishwasher or training new staff at work, your ability to give good instructions will affect the speed at which they learn.

2019 139

Reasons Why A Mold Inspection Is Crucial Before Buying A House

Dumb Little Man

Buying a house is no easy decision to make. You need to worry about lots of things. First, you need to think about how to finance the purchase. Then, you’ll need to look for a house that fits your needs, your lifestyle as well as your budget. One of the most challenging tasks would be to make sure you get the most out of your investment. Because, let’s be honest – buying a house is nowhere cheap.

2019 179

The mindset of a VA business owner

Practically Perfect PA

When it comes to successfully running your Virtual Assistant (VA) business, being an awesome Virtual Assistant isn’t enough. A VA can be excellent at their job, have a positive mindset, the necessary skill set required to do the job well and a desire to be there for her clients. But that in itself doesn’t guarantee […].

2019 168

Most Small Businesses Still Have Less Than $400,000 in Annual Revenue.

Small Business Labs

According to data from the U.S, Census 2016 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (the most recent data available), the median U.S. employer small business (those with paid traditional employees) generated less than $400k in revenue in 2016. Our title includes the word "still" because we posted on this data back in 2016 , when 2014 data was most recent available. An alert reader asked if there was more recent data. And as the chart below shows, there is.

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Protecting Your Network From Cyber Criminals

Dumb Little Man

As a chief information security officer, an entire organization counts on you to create safe spaces for the use of valuable technology. This makes it essential for you to know how you can start protecting your network. A single breach or malicious attack can take down critical services. This can result in immediate lost revenue and leave a lasting negative effect on the company’s reputation.

2019 173

10 questions to ask during your mid-year review

Practically Perfect PA

We are halfway through the year, and it is likely that at some point soon you will have a mid-year review with your manager. If you don’t have anything in the diary or your Executive hasn’t mentioned getting together for a review, I would highly recommend you do something about it. Mid-year reviews are an […]. Career Development Featured Performance Reviews admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Up Your Password Security Game With These 10 Tips

Tips From T. Marie

A recent CNN article asked “ How hackable is your password ?” And while you might think it was a no brainer, people actually still use “123456” and “abc123”. That’s like leaving your front door wide open and then being surprised when someone walks in and robs the place. However it’s not just these incredibly bad passwords that pose a security risk. Other passwords like “iloveyou”, “cowboys1”, “monkey” and “dragon” also appear in the top twenty most used passwords list.

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Love What You Do

Office Dynamics

Last week Office Dynamics International turned 29! I can’t believe my company is 29 years old. It has not been an easy journey, especially since I started a niche business of specialized training for administrative professionals of every title, age, and experience level. 29 years ago, there was no robust training for assistants. I am very blessed to be doing work I love with people I care about. Assistants are near and dear to my heart.

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Why You Shouldn’t Register Domains with Your Web Host

Dumb Little Man

Picking a domain name is like picking a name for your company — it involves a lot of consideration and thought as your domain name is your identity on the web. You have to ensure that you choose a suitable domain name, which is easy to find and promotes your business. Similarly, having a proper web hosting service to manage and maintain your website is just as important. Any website requires both a web hosting and a domain name together.

2019 173

Podcast 122: Do I hate it?

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! This is podcast 122 and it’s about adding a third question: do I hate it? I’ve written about Marie Kondo’s favorite question: does it spark joy? And about my version, which adds a question: Do I love it? Do I need it? Now we’ll add that third question that comes in handy in some situations. A friend suggested this new question.

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6 Summer Project Ideas for Your Business

Tips From T. Marie

Tonight, the Strawberry Moon will rise, the first full moon of Summer 2019. School may already be out where you are or perhaps this is the final week like it is here. Summer has arrived. What does that mean for your business? For many of us, it means things will get a little bit slower. And that makes it a great time to take on a summer project. If you don’t know where to start, below are 6 summer project ideas for your business. Get some R & R. Rest and relaxation.

2019 110

Disparate vs Desperate

Daily Writing Tips

Two words that sometimes get confused are “disparate” and “desperate”. They have quite different meanings, but they can sound very similar in some accents, and if you’re using autocorrect, you might find that you get the wrong one. What Does “Disparate” Mean? Disparate is an adjective that refers to things that are separated in some way – and perhaps even incompatible with one another. defines it as meaning “distinct in kind; essentially different; dissimilar.”.

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Here’s What People Truly Want In Life

Dumb Little Man

What do people really want? Once upon a time, we all knew how to be happy regardless of the weather, the time of day, and other conditions. When was it? Yes, in childhood! Rain, so we could run in the puddles wearing rubber boots and after, we would watch the rainbow. Snow, we played in the snowdrifts jumping deeper and deeper. Windy weather was also the right time to play. Homemade airplanes fly so beautifully. If you fell, you would get up and rub your injured knee.

2019 170

How to Get Through a Job Search Without Losing Your Mind

On The Job

When you decide to begin job searching, it can be sort of exciting. You envision yourself in a new job, full of possibilities. Then you start slogging your way through job ads online, realize you need to write a resume and a cover letter -- and you decide to watch "Friends" reruns instead. I get it. Searching for a job takes a lot of effort. You have to fill out endless applications that ask everything from your shoe size to your first dog's name.

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Episode 249: The Magic of Metabolic Profiling with Angelo Poli


On today’s episode, I spent time with Angelo Poli. Angelo Poli is an internationally recognized expert in fitness and nutrition. He’s the Founder of MetPro, the world’s first algorithm based transformation engine. Using a process called “Metabolic Profiling”, MetPro analyzes your metabolism and provides an individualized approach to obtaining your health goals.

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How is an Online Writing Service a Lifeline for Students?

Small Business CEO

People think a job begins when one enters into a company. But in reality, the first step inside a school is the first day of a 24*7 job. They think only a manager does multiple roles. No, a student does it all without any salary, and sometimes with paying up late fees. It’s called a semester but in the fourth month, the exam knocks the door. Assignment, internship, test and practical report are the constant reminder of “Don’t waste time on breathing and work.”.

2019 59

Man, Are You Really Sure You’re Ready To Get Married?

Dumb Little Man

You have met the love of your life. She’s perfect and she’s everything you have always wanted (or at least mostly). You don’t even think about other women anymore. These are signs a man is ready for marriage, right? Not so fast. Marriage is a big step and knowing when you’re ready is more complicated than simply being swept up in love. The fact is that marriage is about a lot more than just two people who love each other.

2019 163

This is Why Workplace Conflict is a Good Thing

On The Job

I hear it all the time: People who say they've stopped watching the news, stopped participating in social media and wear noise-cancelling headphones whenever possible so that they don't have to hear any snarky/disagreeable/uncivil comments or conversations. I get it. I get tired of hearing people argue and I also find ways to tune others out when I've had enough. In fact "coffeehouse jazz" is a favorite, mind-numbing playlist of mine.

2019 100

Own your awesomeness!

The Persistent Assistant

Being an executive assistant means being the glue that holds all the pieces together. Perceptions are that we often have free time on our hands, but we know better. Whether a part of an executive team, an admin team or on our lonesome, we are capable to assess what’s required of us and make it happen! Our days are filled making executives lives run seamlessly – which in itself is often a miracle. We need to remain relevant and knowledgeable, in order to drive efficiencies.

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How to Use Animations in Your Marketing Campaigns

Small Business CEO

Animations have been part of marketing campaigns for several decades now. Starting with stop motion graphics in the forties, animation has been pivotal in campaigns targeted at capturing audience interests and creating brand recognition. The use of animation in online advertising has spurred over the past decade thanks to faster internet.

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Tips for Mastering an Online Video Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

You’ve got an online job interview coming up! Great work so far, let’s make sure you ace this stage, too. Here’s a handy list of online job interview tips to give yourself the best chance of success. It’s not 2004, get a decent email address. You may be quite attached to your “gamewizard96” address from back in the day, but don’t be dusting it off for a job interview. Change your username or create a whole new account just for professional settings to give the best impression.

2019 154

How To Use Natural Elements In The Bathroom For Modern Design

Dumb Little Man

Considering to have a nature-inspired bathroom at home? Blending natural elements to give your bathroom space a unique and modern design could be tricky even for experts. And if you’re renovating the space without the help of professionals, you’re left with the challenge of balancing the whole area without looking absurd. Fortunately, the easiest part of the process lies in the choice of material.

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Stopping The Measles Outbreak: What Everyone Needs to Know

Dumb Little Man

Do we have what it takes to stop the measles outbreak? Do we know how to prevent measles from spreading? Measles was eliminated in the United States in 2000, but thanks to a growing anti-vaxx movement, it has come roaring back. It’s affecting several major metropolitan areas across the nation. As of just a couple of weeks ago, there have been 1022 confirmed cases of measles in the United States. That happened despite public health officials’ best efforts to control the outbreak.

2019 187

5 Questions and Answers About Using Balloons At Your Car Lot

Small Business CEO

Whenever you drive past a car dealership, regardless of whether it’s a dealership that sells new cars or used ones, you’ll almost always see numerous colored balloons that are tied to the cars, financing signs, and sometimes even the building itself. But if every other dealership is using balloons, then why should yours too? Do balloons really have any effect? How long do they last? What are they made out of? What else can you use them for?

2019 54

5 Ways Tech is Changing the Patient-Doctor Experience

Small Business CEO

Technology has truly improved the way many businesses operate on a daily basis. One industry that has greatly benefited from the shift towards a more technology-based approach to business is the medical sector. Now more than ever, medical practices are utilising the tools that technology offers them to streamline their business and provide a higher quality of care to patients. In this article, we will look at how technology is changing the patient-doctor experience, so read on to find out more.

2019 48

Shifting Methods: 4 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Shift Planning

Small Business CEO

A well-staffed shift does not happen by coincidence, it’s engineered through smart shifting methods and efficient programs. Shift planning should be something that adds value to the function of your business, rather than slowing it down. If shift planning is taking you or your management away from crucial work and opportunities for improvement, here are some tried and tested shifting methods that will ensure productive days and reduced administration requirements. Retire the paper pushing.

2019 48

The Advantages of Using VoIP for Your Business

Small Business CEO

VoIP or voice over IP technology has been around for a while and is being used by businesses big and small. VoIP uses broadband internet to transfer voice data in the form of digital packets. While it can be used to reduce your overall costs on calls, this is not the only reason why VoIP can be such a powerful tool. The fact that it digitizes conversations makes them much easier to search, classify, mined for data, distribute, and store.

2019 48

Do You Know The Definition of WINNING?

Small Business CEO

That is what I would like to ask you right now… If you don’t know the definition of “winning” how can you ever be a winner? ~I I would like to share a few of my ideals on how people win and help you find out subconsciously what “winning” means to you. After all, isn’t that what winning is all about… what it means to you! 5 ways I think about winning are: 1. You Win When You Are Comfortable. This is the person who feels that sense of accomplishment.

2019 43

How Can a Distracted Generation Learn Anything?

Small Business CEO

Hardly unnoticed today is the level of distraction easily seen in today’s youth. In our digital-everything world, video screens on phones, TVs, tablets, and computers play a role in distracting attention from tasks to messages and images vying for the viewer’s attention. As distraction grows incessantly, science shows the compulsion for this behavior might affect how our brains work.

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