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8 Avoidable Workplace Safety Mistakes

Dumb Little Man

Let’s accept it. Not all businesses are serious about their workplace safety. Some of them leave the safety on the mercy of a few fire extinguishers and a couple of warning signs here and there. Some of them don’t bother if the chemicals are stored near their MCB box or employees go through a wet floor. Unfortunately, they only realize the importance of workplace safety when a serious accident occurs. Why wait for something unpleasant to happen?

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Time to quit your job? Here’s when you know you got to go!

Practically Perfect PA

Are you thinking about quitting your job but you don’t know if you are doing it for the right reasons? It is a tough decision to leave any job. You have security, a regular pay-check and of course, once you had your notice in, you can rarely change your mind. So when you do quit, […]. Career Development Featured Job Hunting admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Interviews Job hunting Office manager PA Personal Assistant

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Conference for Administrative Assistants – How to Get Your Executive’s Approval

Office Dynamics

Most of the time assistants tell me they can’t attend our conference for administrative assistants or training because of budget cuts or not getting financial support. Sometimes it really is a budget issue. I understand that perfectly as a business owner and CEO. But often, it’s just lack of knowing how to sell the conference to the executive. Have the courage to go after what you want. That in itself is a learning experience. Below are strategies that really work.

2019 190

Positive Career Affirmation #13

Eat Your Career

I communicate with confidence and professionalism, even in difficult conversations. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #13 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations communication confidence professionalism

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15 Benefits to Outsource Document Management

Dumb Little Man

Outsourcing is a significant breakthrough, which started in the late 90’s in North America and Europe. Different aspects and processes in businesses were outsourced, including documents from public, classified, and restricted archives. Without a doubt, outsourcing is an efficient method that enables businesses to focus on core processes. Why It Matters.

2019 196

What meetings should make it into your Executive’s schedule?

Practically Perfect PA

Last week I wrote a blog post about the meetings you should have with your Executive, where I detailed the meetings you should set up in your Executive’s diary that focuses on the work that the two of you need to move the business forward.f you What meetings should make it into your Executive’s schedule? […].

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There’s More to Productivity Than Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

The post There’s More to Productivity Than Time Management appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. What does it mean to be productive? That’s the question Dustin Wax asks in his Lifehack.org post, There’s More to Productivity Than Time Management – Lifehack.org.He suggests the typical answer might be, “Getting the most done in the least possible time.”

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Boost Your Memory With Exercise

Dumb Little Man

Generally, I think it’s a good thing we can forget things. Would you really want to remember all your homework and assignments from grade school with the same clarity as you would present-day events? I certainly wouldn’t! That’s why you should be tracking your workouts. That way, you won’t have to waste memory space on remembering what you are currently lifting or if you broke a personal record.

2019 196

5 top technologies for tracking time and billing

Practically Perfect PA

If you work in a large organisation, then most likely you will have systems in place that allow for time billing, this is indeed the case if you work for a law firm or accountancy practice. If you work for a smaller organisation, these technologies will help you set up a system for billing your […]. Core Skills Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks technology

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New Book Announcement: The Invisibility Cure

Eat Your Career

I am so excited to announce that my new book is now available for purchase ! It is such a wonderful feeling to type those words. I was starting to worry this day would never come. For those of you who attend my monthly free webinars and Q&A sessions , you’ve no doubt heard me talk about this book. It’s been a long time coming. I had originally planned on publishing it last year, but sadly, other priorities took over.

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U.S. Birth Rates Continue to Fall

Small Business Labs

The Axios article The American Baby Bust covers the latest fertility data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Key quote: "The U.S. fertility rate has reached a record low, and the total number of births in 2018 was the lowest it has been in more than 30 years." " As the article chart below shows (click to enlarge), in 2018 there were 59 births per 1,000 women ages 15-34. 

2019 111

Free Time-Saving Tools for Students

Dumb Little Man

Wow, modern life is demanding! We do so much more than previous generations. We don’t just study but have to work as well. And even then, we have to finish our studies in the blink of an eye – or end up deeply in debt if we don’t. My father spent nearly a decade in school and I had to finish both my bachelors and my masters in less than half that time! Fortunately, it’s not all bad news.

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How to manage conflict at work

Practically Perfect PA

At our recent Future Assistant Conference, we covered the topic of ‘managing difficult conversations’ Julie Leitz’s presentation is still one of our most popular online sessions because so many us shy away from having difficult conversations and managing conflict at work. It is inevitable that conflict will arise in the workplace; we all have different […].

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Podcast 120: Rewarding yourself

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 120 and it’s about rewarding yourself. It seems logical that having a reward to look forward to would motivate you to complete a task. You tell yourself, once I finish writing my book, I’ll take a nice vacation. Once I complete the bike marathon this summer, I’ll buy those new shoes I’ve been wanting.

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The Best Way to End a Job Interview

On The Job

"Is there anything else you'd like to add?" This has always been the question I ask last in an interview, and it usually produces some great results. Sometimes people will say, "No, I think we've about covered everything." and then jump in with some new information. The reason I ask it is because I wouldn't be doing my job as a journalist if I didn't do everything I can to conduct a thorough interview.

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Take Your LinkedIn Profile to the Max: 4 Tips to Get More Jobs

Dumb Little Man

If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, you’re missing out on a killer opportunity to get flooded with job offers. Worse, you’re giving your competition the edge because 40% of recruiters won’t interview you if they can’t find you online. So, having a LinkedIn profile isn’t a matter of choice; it’s a must. But a blank LinkedIn account doesn’t cut it. If you want to wow recruiters and get showered with job opportunities, you need to optimize it.

2019 193

Why I Stopped Saying You Can’t Use Email to Manage Tasks

Productivityist

For years I’ve been a champion of steering clear of email when you’re trying to manage your tasks. Every time I have witnessed someone using Outlook or Gmail as a to do list, I cringed and did my best to get them to see the light of day and start using an actual task management or to do list application for getting things done instead. But I’ve since changed my tune. Now I wouldn’t say that I’ve seen the light of day and realized that you can use any email app as a to do list – far from it.

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How to Write a Book Outline: Fiction and Nonfiction

Daily Writing Tips

You learned how to write outlines in school, I suppose. You were probably required to do it a certain way: I. Roman numerals for the main points. capital letters for the sub-points. Regular Arabic numerals for the sub-sub-points. lower-case letters for all the sub-points below that. We could call it the Roman-Arabic outline, though experts call it the alphanumeric outline. But when you outline your book, you don’t have to do it that way. Not if it seems burdensome to you, or even boring.

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Being an Administrative Assistant for Two Different Types of Managers – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have the best answer to each individuals problem but someone else might! That’s why we invite you to voice your opinion and thoughts with each post that is submitted to us. This week Carrie S. asks us: I am Carrie S., an administrative assistant for two different types of managers. Two fire departments, one Chief each.

2019 120

How to Decorate your Home

Dumb Little Man

Some people have a strong gut feeling for home decor. They exactly know what to buy and where to place it. They can also visualize the colors and they’re never afraid of change. Then, there are those people who always have their interior designer’s phone number on speed dial. They want to try a lot of things but don’t have the eye for designs. If you are one of those people who always prefer to search Pinterest before making any major renovations, I feel you.

2019 191

Is Your Workplace Toxic?

On The Job

Is your workplace toxic? A survey of 9,000 tech workers by Blind finds that more than half of those surveyed believe they are indeed working in a toxic environment. Half of workers at Amazon and Intel agreed they were working in such an environment, along with about 25 percent of Google employees and more than a third of Facebook workers. Unfortunately, tech workers are not alone, and more Americans now believe that a toxic work environment is the new normal. It doesn't have to be that way.

2019 109

Passed vs Past

Daily Writing Tips

Sandi from Inspiration for Writers wrote to ask: “Can you do a segment on Past vs. Passed–if you haven’t already? Too many get these words mixed up.”. Very happy to oblige, Sandi! Past – relates to location. The word past locates something in time, and sometimes in space. It can be. used as an adjective, noun, or adverb. “Past” as an adjective. The first definition which the OED gives for past as an adjective is “Gone by in time; elapsed; done with; over.”

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How to Build an Achievement Structure: Getting the Front End Work Done

Productivityist

The title may seem daunting, but the idea behind it is simple: You must set yourself up in advance so that you can keep yourself from simply going through the motions every day?—?which which is really what you’re doing if you’re using a simple to-do list. I call this building An Achievement Structure. In order to really achieve, you need to spend some time working on your approach and structure well before you get down to the day-to-day tasks and projects you need to take action on.

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7 Tips to Lower Utility Bills in Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Businesses always need to optimize their processes to make the operations more profitable. One factor you need to pay special attention to is your business’ utility consumption. If you’re willing to put the effort, it is easy to reduce the utility consumption of your business. The problem is most companies think that it is not possible. It is not true at all. And as proof, we’ll share with you 7 tips to lower the utility bills in your business. Use solar power partially.

2019 185

Learn How to Grow an Efficient Startup Business

Small Business CEO

Starting and running a startup business is overwhelming. There are many things to learn or to know – from picking a talented, diverse team; launching your product or service fast; understanding your users to let your idea evolve. On top of that, if you are attempting to capitalize on a product or service for which you believe there is a demand, you must also think ahead and learn how to grow your startup business.

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10 Ways to Embrace Changes In Your Personal and Professional Life

Dumb Little Man

For most of us, change is inevitable. It’s something that’s bound to happen sooner or later. And when it does happen, whether in your personal and professional life, you’ll find yourself in a really difficult position. Anticipating the changes is one way to make them easier to adjust to. However, as change often means stepping out of comfort zones, making the necessary adjustments won’t be as easy as it sounds. And as a result, achieving your goals becomes harder, too.

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Moving Into a New House On a Budget

Dumb Little Man

Are you settling in a new house? How do you start decorating a new home on a budget? Should you buy new furniture? Let’s discover how to create an inviting new house without digging a deep hole in your pocket. Plan and Understand Your Budget First. In settling into your new house, you don’t have to splurge. Instead, you should plan and understand your budget first to resist the temptation of splurging. Otherwise, you might end up broke with more debts. Learn how to set your priorities.

2019 181

How to Turn Negative Reviews Into Opportunities

Dumb Little Man

Negative reviews are part of doing business. It does not have to be a disaster even if you receive one. Instead of worrying that you got such an undesirable review, you can use it to improve your business and work on a strategy to engage your customers once again. You can even make a positive impact out of it if you know how. According to social media statistics , 84% of marketers believe that the focus of marketing efforts in the future is in building trust.

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Being a Single Parent of Three, This is What I Advise All the Moms

Dumb Little Man

Today, I attended the graduation party of my twin boys. Looking at them with their graduation gowns and hats on, I felt so proud. When their names were being called out, I went down the memory lane when I had my newborn twin boys in my arms. I was very happy to see their tiny, innocent faces. At the same time, I was scared of how will I bring up my three kids while being a single parent. Being a single parent means you’re serving as a homemaker and a breadwinner at the same time.

2019 158

Preparing Your Business For The Next Recession

Dumb Little Man

The economy is cyclical which means we can’t sustain growth indefinitely. When growth occurs too rapidly, it can lead to a bubble and a subsequent collapse. We saw this with the housing bubble a decade ago and even though economists were sounding the alarms for years, warnings went unheeded and the country ended up in a deep financial crisis. That’s why managing economic growth is so important.

2019 186

Episode 245: What Happy Successful People Do Differently with Marc and Angel Chernoff

Productivityist

On today’s episode, I spent time again with Marc and Angel Chernoff. Marc and Angel Chernoff are New York Times bestselling authors, professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their blog, books, course and coaching, they’ve spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love, and peace.

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How to Get Quick Publicity for your Small Business on Social Media

Small Business CEO

Small business work on small budgets. They don’t enjoy outside support that large businesses take for granted, be it investor funding, experts opinions, substantial marketing budgets, among many others. They have to cut their coat according to the cloth. Simply put, they have to work within their means. So, most of the time, they tend to ignore social media thinking that customers know where to find them. So, why invest time on social media?

How to Choose a Good Auto Insurance Company

Small Business CEO

If you are looking for auto insurance, then there are several things that you need to consider. Some of them are auto insurance quotes for most of the companies. The first and the foremost thing that you need to do before selecting an auto insurance company is to look for the coverage that you are in search of.

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4 Key Factors on the Path to Maximizing the Value of Your Business

Small Business CEO

In business, maximizing value is the name of the game. When strategies clash, though, how are small business owners to know which path is right for them? Shareholders face novel problems today, including significant SKU proliferation , rapid technological evolution, cybersecurity threats, international trade wars, and the appearance of entirely new industries tangential to their own, among myriad challenges.

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4 Misconceptions About Content Marketing You Need To Know

Small Business CEO

The concept of content marketing is in a constant state of evolution. Content marketers are regularly working to strive for perfection in this field, however, it’s a long term process. But currently, many misconceptions and false statements are being promoted regarding content marketing. This prevents other people from attaining success in using content marketing to promote businesses. Thus, mentioned down below are four common misconceptions about content marketing.

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5 Reasons Your Business Needs Workforce Management

Small Business CEO

Your projects are only as good as your workforce. The employee base is the biggest asset of any organisation. From managing client demands to mitigating project risks, your workforce makes sure that all your deliverables are on time, every time. Managing your resources while maintaining and improving the company’s bottom line can be like walking on a tightrope. Maintaining the productivity of multiple resources while retaining the same level of efficiency is hard work.

2019 52

Bitcoin ATMs Let Anyone Get Involved in Crypto Easily

Small Business CEO

The world of cryptocurrency can seem intimidating to many people. Assuming you have already decided you want to get involved, the question then becomes how? How do you go about acquiring the most popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, and others? The answer to this question can vary depending on who you ask. Some might say the easiest way to become invested in cryptocurrency is to open an account at an online exchange much like you would open a bank account.

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