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Facilitating Group Planning Sessions

Practically Perfect PA

Administrators will no doubt at some stage in their careers be the one leading and facilitating a planning session. When you’re that person a lot is at stake – mainly credibility. People, and this could mean your peers, will judge you on how well you planned the meeting, your ability to control it effectively, produce outcomes and manage personalities. On top of that is the need to ensure that everyone in a meeting feels like they’ve contributed.

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Coworking Industry Competition Heating Up

Small Business Labs

The coworking industry is getting more competitive.    Recent examples include stories about coworking spaces  offering of a year's free rent to prospective tenants , reports of coworking spaces spying on competitors and coworking spaces closing down due to growing competition. Also, serviced office provider Regus lost one third of their market value after announcing that their operating profit for 2017 would be “materially below market expectations”. 

2017 151
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Why Volunteering Is Important In Getting Your First Job

Dumb Little Man

If you are a college graduate and still don’t have enough experience, volunteering can be a great start for your future career. It can show your strongest sides and develop your skills. These may be useful depending on the field of work you want to be in. Just spend some time analyzing your interests, hobbies, and previous experience to select the most interesting area. After that, you can go ahead, make new connections and discover all the benefits the volunteering world has to offer!

2017 149

Podcast 076: Organizing challenges for couples

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 76 and it’s about organizing challenges for couples. I usually work with individuals, but sometimes I work with couples and families too. Even when I’m working just with an individual, there are family members lurking in the background and they have their own wants, needs, agendas, resistances and bad habits that we have to take into account.

2017 100

Dealing with confidential paperwork

Practically Perfect PA

As much as we all want to work in paperless offices it still seems like something that is way way into the future. Yes, I think most of us have cut down a whole bunch on our paper consumption, however, we still have to print things off, get people to sign things and work with paper documents a lot. The reality is that paper is going to be around for a little while longer.

2017 151

Nature Magazine on The Future of Work

Small Business Labs

“The challenges posed in the twenty-first century by the merger of infotech and biotech are arguably bigger than those thrown up by steam engines, railways, electricity and fossil fuels.”    This quote comes from a comment provided by Yuval   Noah Harari , historian and best-selling author of  Sapiens and Homo Deus,  in Nature magazine.    Nature normally has articles with titles like Photons pair up like superconducting electrons. 

2017 126

4 Ways to Make Your Website an Effective Business Tool

Dumb Little Man

If you hesitate in showing your website to somebody, then you can be sure it’s not up to scratch. That means you have to take immediate action to make it better. Unfortunately, building a successful website isn’t easy. It might take a bit of time and money to improve the thing. But, if you do improve it, you should be able to start reaping the benefits almost immediately. This goes for all kinds of businesses.

2017 138

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So, the first ever PPPA Virtual Summit happened!

Practically Perfect PA

So, the first ever PPPA Virtual Summit happened! Last Friday we hosted the first ever online conference for Assistants around the world and I’ve got to say… It was, without doubt, the most utterly terrifying thing I have ever! We had just over 500 assistants book on to the Virtual Summit, which is just unbelievable and not something I was expecting when I set up the Crowdfunding project for this event back in April.

2017 100

Tap into the Power of “3” in Your Writing

Office Dynamics

by Barbara McNichol. Our society loves “3”; we remember things in “3s”; we’ve learned it from kindergarten when we were told to hop, skip, jump and stop, look, and listen. Businesses gravitate toward “3” when they create marketing taglines. Look at these examples: Reduce, reuse, recycle (recycle guide). Buy it. Sell it. Love it. eBay). Grace, space, pace. Jaguar). How can you improve your writing by tapping into the power of “3”? Consider this example from a newsletter.

2017 113

6 Science-Backed Tips On How To Be More Successful In Life

Dumb Little Man

Balancing your work responsibilities and personal life commitments is never easy. Being in an active relationship can put you way behind your professional objective. Focusing intensely on your goals at work can prevent you from keeping an eye on your lifestyle and eating habits. In the end, you may need to sacrifice one for the other. Fortunately, it doesn’t always have to be that way. There are things you can do to make sure no areas of your life suffer as you work on achieving your goals.

2017 132

How to Avoid Being Blindsided in Your Career

On The Job

I've written before about how to know when your job is in trouble: The boss avoids you, there are meetings that you used to attend that are now excluding you and your job duties are being trimmed. The story, "How to Know When You're on Thin Ice at Work," in today's Wall Street Journal covers much of this in its reporting, but I think more discussion is needed of how to avoid having your job yanked out from under you. Specifically, "I have your back" colleagues.

2017 109

Take a Stand for Language Standards

Daily Writing Tips

English usage is always evolving, but the rate of evolution seems to accelerate all the time, and careful observers will note in a wide variety of content pervasive examples of the relaxation of standards for written English. This post discusses several categories in which it appears that even professional writers often seem unaware of basic precepts of good writing.

2017 64

Upwork's 2017 Freelancing in America Study

Small Business Labs

Upwork and the Freelancers Union released their 2017 Freelancing in America study last week. This is the 4th year of this study. The key finding is the estimated number of freelancers continued to grow in 2017, reaching 57.3 million, up from 53 million in 2014. That's about 36 percent of the workforce. According to the study, part-time freelancers are both the largest group and the ones driving this growth. The biggest category of freelancers is what they call diversified workers.

2017 156

8 Good Reasons Why Change Is Hard

Dumb Little Man

Change is hard. In fact, it is one of the hardest things one has to go through in life. They say the secret of life is to grow. And growth needs constant changes and improvements. People constantly struggle with changing their habits and making their lives better. Take, for example, the norm of life. The norm is where you go to work or school, spend around 8 hours there, go back home and repeat the process the next day. These things don’t reflect your purpose or even change.

2017 121

Why I’ve Stopped Saying That You Shouldn’t Check Email First Thing In The Morning

Productivityist

For a long time, I’ve believed that you should not check email first thing in the morning. As a matter fact, I still don’t. But the truth is, that advice won’t work for everybody. So I’ve stopped saying it. I think what’s more important is that you have a strategy whenever you open your email application – no matter when you do it. If a strategy is not in place, you could find yourself stuck in email all day long.

2017 57

15 Online Businesses You Can Start Today Without Any Investment

Small Business CEO

You would be surprised some of the simple business ideas that can bring in a decent sized paycheck. If you have access to the internet, you have the ability to make money even from your own home. Depending on your qualifications, the possibilities may vary. Nonetheless, a little ingenuity can go a long way in today’s internet age. Keep in mind, some of these ideas may or may not work for you.

2017 79

Tradition and Treason

Daily Writing Tips

Curiously, a word referring to the handing down of beliefs and customs and one pertaining to a breakdown in fidelity to a political system, which is based on beliefs and customs, though they are not antonyms, have a common etymology. This post discusses these words and several others with the same ancestor. The words listed below all derived from tradere , a Latin verb meaning “deliver” or “hand over.”

2017 48

7 Ways On How To Live A Balanced Life

Dumb Little Man

Knowing how to live a balanced life is a great thing for your mental health. It’s not a matter of having complete control over your life, but about finding what works best for you. It means not feeling like you’re being pulled in several directions all at once. A balanced life can make you feel more content and calm. You’ll have more motivation and ability to move forward with your plans. You don’t feel so down about everything all the time.

2017 120

Meetings and Momentum with Mamie Kanfer Stewart

Productivityist

I welcome Mamie Kanfer Stewart to the show on this episode. She is CEO and founder of Meeteor , a venture that helps teams build their capabilities for effective collaboration and productive meetings. Mamie is driven to help others optimize their time and cultivate their team to achieve results.

2017 50

From Realtor to Business Owner: Start Your Own Real Estate Business

Small Business CEO

As a successful real estate agent, you probably have your hands full with satisfied clients and profitable commissions. If you love meeting with clients at all hours and working through the paperwork to help people’s dreams come true, you probably want to continue doing so until retirement age. But if you’re ready for a new adventure, the promise of steadier income, and a different set of responsibilities at work, it might be time to start your own real estate business.

2017 74

Proper Parallel Construction of Sentences with “Not,” “Neither,” and “No Longer”

Daily Writing Tips

When writing sentences in which a comparison is made with not , neither , or “no longer” as the focus of the contrast, be vigilant about achieving logical parallel structure, as discussed and demonstrated in the explanations about and revisions to the following examples. Becoming a better parent is not about becoming a different person, but doing what it takes to do less of the behavior that is not true to who you are.

2017 48

5 of The Best Hobbies To Get You Outside

Dumb Little Man

It seems like everyone you meet is involved in interesting or unusual hobbies. Perhaps, it’s been a goal of yours to try one of those activities, too. If that is the case, maybe you can try some fun outdoor activities. You can pick up a new skill or learn a new technique to keep your brain and body healthy. You can also try out activities that can give you a better understanding of the natural world. Who knows, you might learn something that will greatly surprise you.

2017 118

They Can't Get No.Satisfaction!

The Marq

It's not easy keeping everyone happy in all of your transaction, and sometimes not even in a single deal. So, what do you do? Do you strive to do everything possible to win the favor of a person no matter what? I briefly touch on this in today's late night post. Copyright(c) 2017 TheMarq.com. Business Tactics Customer Satisfaction

2017 40

How to Prepare for Business Growth

Small Business CEO

What are your plans for growth for your business? The sooner you start preparing yourself for growth, the easier it will be to take your business to the next level of success. Because, the truth is, while most want to grow their business, not everyone can do so. In this blog post, I want to help show you how to prepare yourself for business growth. Eliminate distractions and focus on what matters.

2017 62

Zero and Its Synonyms

Daily Writing Tips

The word zero has a small but distinctive set of synonyms, which are listed in this post. Zero is the word for the symbol 0, representing the absence of magnitude or quantity and the value between positive and negative numbers. The word also represents the lowest point or the starting point for measurement or, as in the phrase “ground zero,” a point of impact or origin.

2017 46

Clothing Styles: The Secrets Of What You Wear

Dumb Little Man

Your clothes and accessories say a lot about your lifestyle. What you wear affects how you present yourself. And considering that you live in a society that values fashion and clothing, wearing your best dress can take you an extra mile. Your fashion style can speak a thousand things about you before you can even open your mouth. The kind of style you have can affect your image, the impressions that you convey to others and the way people behave towards you.

Top 5 Strategies To Maximize Your Online Casino Profits

Dumb Little Man

Imagine carrying your casino in your pocket. This is exactly what technology has done for us. We no longer need to travel out of the comfort of our houses to place a wager. Computers and mobiles have brought them all home and that too, on the tip of our fingers. The world of fun excitement and adrenaline has all packed into our mobile phones. Not just that, playing games can help support your bank balance.

2017 110

Simple Yet Effective Tips To Win Online Slot Games

Dumb Little Man

Who doesn’t like to win in an online casino game with a huge winning potential? Everyone wants to do good with online slot games and earn the maximum while dreaming about what to spend their winnings on. Online slots are full of fun and excitement, even for those who are not interested in winning them. They’re one of the best pastimes and once you get on a winning streak, there’s no way you won’t develop a liking for them.

2017 108

Best Tips For Young Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

Entrepreneurship is growing at an extremely fast rate among Gen Z and it’s easy to see why. Entrepreneurship grants people greater freedom in addition to generating new jobs within the economy. When entrepreneurs aren’t starting new companies, the economy stagnates. When startups don’t innovate, ideas stagnate.

2017 112

5 Signs That It’s Time to Hire a Marketing Professional

Small Business CEO

As a business becomes more established, it’s not unusual for it to acquire new staff as time goes on. The positions offered normally revolve around sales and customer service, and these employees will be carrying out an important role within the business. However, there are some instances where we may need to look at the bigger picture when it comes to the business, especially in relation to marketing.

2017 57

Employee Onboarding 101

Small Business CEO

Starting a new job can feel almost scary. You’re a little unsure about what your exact job duties will be and you might even question how well you’ll like your co-workers (as well as how well they’ll like you). Everything is new and different when first getting to know the business that is now responsible for helping you earn a living, which can be slightly overwhelming to say the least.

2017 48

Small Business Management for Dummies

Small Business CEO

Managing a small business is not easier than managing a large business just because the word “small” is involved. Ultimately, you are still working with people, and people are an unpredictable variable of business. Effective business management is about more than finding success or pushing your employees to work harder. Effective business management is doing all of that with a crew of people who are fulfilled and content in their position with the company.

2017 48

Can You Get a Small Business Loan With Bad Credit?

Small Business CEO

When you start a business, there’s a very good chance that you are going to need some extra capital. Whether you need money to hire and train employees, to pay for office space, or to buy inventory, it seems there is always something to spend money on when you start a business. The great news is that there are so many options out there for finding the funding you need, from small-business loans to lines of credit. But what if your credit isn’t exactly stellar?

2017 46

Want to Flourish Your Business? Try the 4 Splendid Couponing Strategies!

Small Business CEO

Whether your business revolves around fashion industry, craft, and arts or any other sector, coupons should be one of the major ways to build a loyal customer base. Well, if you haven’t tried yet then just make a move soon! Moreover, if you keep a keen eye on Marks And Spencer or any such top-notch brands then you can notice there is a continuous flow of deals, coupons, and offers from the same to which people get attracted usually.

2017 46

5 Ways to Make Your Office Eco-Friendly

Small Business CEO

Our efforts to go green and do better for our planet do not have to stop at home. If you are a business owner, there is a lot of things you can do to make sure your office is as green as it can be. There are numerous opportunities to make your office eco-friendly , from switching to green lighting options, choosing recyclable materials for the furniture and supplies and others that will make your office environmentally aware.

2017 46

4 Tips for Making Your Boss Happy

Small Business CEO

One of the best ways to keep your job is to make your boss happy. When your supervisor is pleased with your level of performance then you are ensuring that you are stable in your position. Putting forth the right actions in order to make sure that you are secure in your job, means staying on the right path for the long haul. Many people fail to realize that with only a few simple adjustments they can really shine in the eyes of their boss.

2017 46