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ProAssisting Blog

Please note that we have closed our training to new membership as we prepare to re-launch our company in May of 2018. Please come back then or enjoy our content from our blog posts below. We have been so thrilled to train so many assistants for the last 9 years and can’t wait for the next chapter. All our best, Stephanie and Ethan

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Making the most of WhatsApp for business

Practically Perfect PA

At the recent Future Assistant Conference I asked our attendees how many of them use WhatsApp to communicate with their colleagues and their bosses. Many of them did, which didn’t surprise me in the least. It is a very simple app that pretty much everyone uses these days. A few of the attendees that didn’t […]. Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual Assistant

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Creating A Car Budget: 7 Things You Can Give Up For That Brand New Car

Dumb Little Man

Getting a new car is way cheaper than you think. In fact, buying a car on finance can even be less expensive than the monthly cost of a fancy new iPhone, broadband contract or your gym membership! So, ready to hit the open road? Here’s how to set your car budget by giving up some of your unnecessary expenses. Cut: Daily coffee fix. Get: Honda Jazz. It’s easy to fall into the trap of buying a latte on your way to work every day, especially when every other store is a coffee house.

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Ryder Creates an Airbnb for Trucks

Small Business Labs

Truck leasing and rental company Ryder announced it's launching an asset-sharing platform for commercial vehicles. This  This move is quite interesting because the new marketplace will directly compete with Ryder's core business. The platform, called Coop by Ryder , connects fleet managers that have idle vehicles to businesses that are looking to rent vehicles. In other words, they're creating an Airbnb for trucks. 

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The Secret to Motivation

Eat Your Career

I’m currently listening to the book, “The Motivation Myth” by Jeff Haden. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s been incredibly motivating! I’m only about halfway through and, already, I can confidently say it’s one of the best books I’ve read on the topic of goal achievement. If you’ve set some lofty goals this year (whether personal or professional) and you’re struggling to make headway, consider this book a “must read.”.

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How To Be Effective In The Office

Office Dynamics

How to be effective in the office. I’d like to share with you a few little workplace-effectiveness techniques that boost success. Did you know that changing just a few of the everyday words you use while conducting business can actually enhance people’s positive impressions of you? Here are three quick and highly effective linguistic tips you can start using today and learn how to be effective in the office. “Do” Do” or “can” instead of “try.”

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5 Best Tips for Back Pain Relief

Dumb Little Man

Pain isn’t just a discomfort. It can also be a sign that something’s wrong with your body. If you ignore it and if you fail to do something about it, your body can end up hurting for days, weeks, and even months. And that’s really bad for your overall health. To help you get rid of the pain on your back, here are the best and most effective tips you can use. Apply ice and heat. Via spine-health. This works like a charm for back pain.

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Hiatus – Updated!

Simple Productivity Blog

Update 05/10/2018: Yes, I am coming back. As part of that I am consolidating both WholeLifeProductivity.com and SimpleProductivityBlog.com into one spot - LauraEarnest.com. Stay tuned! Dear Readers, I've been blogging for a really long time - since 2005. In that time I have pivoted the blog from Palm PDA applications to simple productivity to whole life productivity. But 13 years is a long time in a field that is becoming saturated, and the work needed to capture attention grows daily.

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Will Smart Circuit Breakers Monitor the Grid of the Future?

Eco-Office Gals

Many technologies in the energy sector are now getting modernized with “smart” and connected functionality that enables them to be both more efficient and more aware. Take the average electronic device, for instance, that employs ENERGY STAR® and similar certified ratings. Even though they aren’t directly a part of the energy market, they do have an impact on the overall power grid.

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The Ultimate Guide to Managing Trading Risk

Dumb Little Man

The Australian share market experienced unprecedented turbulence in the first week of February 2018 when it lost $60 billion. It was a scary experience for investors in the Australian Securities Exchange as panic gripped investors across Asia indulged in a mad spree to exit the market. Uncertainties are parts of share trading and investment in equities and investors have to accept it. As fortune favors the brave, you need to learn how to put up a brave face when the odds are stacked up.

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By 2020 Less Than Half the Children in the U.S. Will Be White

Small Business Labs

According to the U.S. Census , by "2020 less than half of children in the United States are projected to be non-Hispanic white alone (49.8 percent of the projected 73.9 million children under age 18)." " They say "white alone" because the U.S.

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Why It's so Hard to be Nice Boss

On The Job

When I was about 16, I was elected president of a high school club. I was happy, of course, and thrilled that my peers had selected me. It all went downhill from there. Somehow, I let that title change me. I became very serious, looking at every decision as if the future of the free world depended on who we selected as the band for our next dance. For those who stepped out of line -- watch out.

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New EU Privacy Laws Will Make E-Wallets Safer for Everyone Worldwide

Dumb Little Man

More and more of life nowadays is conducted online. From social media to streaming movies on Netflix to grocery shopping, many aspects of our daily routine are not possible without an internet connection. Since online shopping has evolved into such a big deal, this trend would surely catch up with payments, too. Online payments have been possible for a while now, but only recently have e-wallets started to become more widely adopted.

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Make a Connection with Vacation

Office Dynamics

. Connection with vacation. A few years ago I was out of the office for 12 days! The first 3 days, I had business in Cincinnati. I then went from Cincinnati to Ft. Myers, Florida to join my 86-year old (active) father and my stepmom for a 9-day vacation. This was a long-awaited and much-needed vacation and thank goodness for my Dad and Liz who are fun! We did everything from just chilling out on the beach to sightseeing, shopping, eating and more eating, laughing and reminiscing.

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How To Be As Productive As Possible When You’re Sick

Productivityist

It all starts with a sniffle or a cough. You ignore the warning signs and power through anyway. Finally, your body starts to rebel, and your head feels like it is in the clouds. Let’s face it: you’re sick. You need rest. We’ve all been there. What can you do to be as productive as possible? Admit You’re Sick. Once you admit you’re not feeling well, you can manage your expectations. This is quite possibly the most important step toward being productive.

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A Broadway Actress Shares How to Beat Stage Fright

On The Job

At sometime in your career, you're going to be asked to stand up in front of others and talk. It may be a group of five teammates, a department of 50 people -- or in front of a conference audience of 500 people. This can produce anxiety for anyone -- even those who are professional speakers have told me they get that little flutter in their stomach before every public speech.

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6 Keto Diet Myths You Shouldn’t Be Suckered Into

Dumb Little Man

You’ve probably heard of the Ketogenic diet but you’re too scared to give it a try with all the bad things you heard about it. It’s controversial, scary, and way too confusing for beginners to understand. But are the rumors true? To set the records straight and to ensure that you’re fully informed before you give it a try, here are the most popular Keto diet myths finally debunked. Myth #1: It puts you at risk of heart diseases. Eating a high fat Keto diet can be scary for some people.

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Professional Development Value

Office Dynamics

Professional Development Value. Dana Buchanan is a 20 plus year professional assistant and coordinator with a passion for writing. Last year Dana attended our Conference for Administrative Excellence but in order for that to happen, she needed to justify the budget and explain the benefits to her executive.

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Grammar Quiz #24: Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

A participial phrase is said to be “dangling” when the noun it is intended to modify is missing from the sentence. Similarly a modifier is said to be misplaced when it is separated from the word it modifies. Edit the following sentences to eliminate such errors. Looking from my bedroom window, the horses frolicked in the meadow. This bank accepts deposits from elementary school children of any size. The professor made some astounding comments about politics rising from his desk.

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Possess Your Success with Andrew McDonald

Productivityist

This episode of The Productivityist Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to healthiq.com/vardy to support the show and see if you qualify. It’s time for another episode of the Productivityist Podcast! Our guest this week is Andrew McDonald.

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Top Careers In Chemistry After Graduation You Need To Know

Dumb Little Man

Chemistry, just like other natural sciences, is the backbone of how the world is shaping up at present. It says a lot about the structure of things, how they react with and to each other, and the way they change. This knowledge opens up a wide range of career choices for you. Some of the most popular chemistry majors include: Marie Curie, the first female scientist to win the Nobel Prize. Alfred Nobel, who invented dynamite and after whom the Nobel Prize is named. Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsico.

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Trying to Keep Your Delivery Vehicles Safe? Check Out These Essential Maintenance Tips

Small Business CEO

The damage caused by car crashes cost American businesses nearly $230 billion a year. Keeping the delivery vehicles you have safe is something you need to view as a priority. Neglecting to provide these vehicles with the care they need can lead to accidents occurring. For years, The Clark Law Office has handled car accident claims that are caused by fleet maintenance issues.

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Spelling Variations

Daily Writing Tips

This post discusses several factors responsible for variations in spelling, with examples. For much of the history of the English language, spelling was more an art than a science; because of lapses in literacy, there was no standard orthography.

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An Author’s Assistant

Three Shots Ahead

The rain was pounding against my window on a Saturday afternoon back in November 2015. I was deliberating whether to stay in my warm cosy flat or go to a book reading at the Idea Store’s Write Idea Festival in Whitechapel.

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A Useful Guide In Dealing With A Broken Heart

Dumb Little Man

Getting your heart broken really hurts. It’s one of those experiences in life that has a bizarre way of making you feel human and fragile. While there is no way to avoid a heartbreak, I’ve come to believe that there are ways to make it less painful. After years of dealing with it, I’ve developed a theory: We all have the ability to feel it coming and meet it head-on. Death by a Thousand Cuts. In my experience, heartbreak happens incrementally.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing Your Business Bank Account

Small Business CEO

When launching a new business, it’s important to make sure that you have a secure, separate bank account to store any business capital and future profits. Your business bank account will also help you ensure that any company expenses are kept separate from your personal spending, making it easier to keep your finances under control. But, with so many different options to choose from, picking out the right business account for your needs is no easy feat.

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Betters and Bettors

Daily Writing Tips

Is there a connection between better , which is sometimes employed as a noun, among other parts of speech, and the noun bettor ? This post explains their etymological origins and lists and defines related words. Better is primarily an adjective, from Old English bettra (and, previously, betera ), meaning “superior.” It can also mean “more advantageous or favorable,” “improved,” or “greater than half” (as in “the better part of an hour”).

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What to Write When Selling a Car Privately

Dumb Little Man

You and your car have traveled a lot of miles together, but you’ve decided it’s time for a change. Selling your car online privately often brings more cash to your wallet than using it as a trade-in for a new vehicle. But do you know what to write when selling a car privately? Follow these tips and you can easily attract the attention of potential buyers and sell your vehicle quickly. Include the Basics. Via northamericanautomotive. When writing your ad, include all the necessary information.

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Six Ways Brexit Could Affect Global Finances

Dumb Little Man

With the UK still locked in negotiations with the 27 member states of the EU following the country’s decision to leave the Union, a great deal of uncertainty still remains about what form a post-Brexit world will take. At the moment, even the negotiating position is open to debate with the country’s MPs split on what the best approach should be.

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How Does A Divorce Work With A Child?

Dumb Little Man

Sometimes, even the best-laid plans unravel and fall apart. This is true with any relationship, including the relationship where you share a child. When children are involved, the steps to ending a relationship become more complex. So, how does a divorce work with a child? Getting started. Figuring out the child custody rules and regulations within your area is vital. Having a knowledgeable and capable family law attorney is crucial to the process. Family law is different.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Consider Linux

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to choosing which software you will install on your computer, everyone tends to fall back on familiar options: Windows and Apple iOS. The option you choose has impactful consequences on one of the most important aspects of your professional and personal life, so why not consider the other options out there?

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Preventing Dog Attacks: Myths And Facts You Should Know

Dumb Little Man

There are ninety million dogs kept as pets in the United States. One of the most common breeds is the pit bull. Considered as vicious, this dog breed is chronically misunderstood. Pit bulls were bred in the 19th century from a mix of two breeds: the Old English Bulldog and the Old English Terrier. With their strength and agility, they were brought to America before the Civil War. Here, they became known as the American Pit Bull Terrier.

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3 Examples of Interpolated Coordination

Daily Writing Tips

When a phrase provides comparative or correlative information to supplement information appearing in the main clause of a sentence, it must be integrated into the sentence without disrupting the syntax. In each of the following sentences, this integration is flawed. Discussions following the examples explain the problem, and revisions demonstrate the solution. Understanding interrelated impacts may be as important, if not more so, than managing individual risks.

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Understand How Customers and Other Businesses Research Goods

Small Business CEO

Businesses and individuals alike often research the goods and services they are interested in before they make a purchase. It is important that, as a business, you understand the ways in which buyers perform this research and why. That way, you can make better choices for your marketing and your website, ensuring that you get the right information in front of customers where they are searching. The Internet has changed the way people research, as it has done for just about everything else.

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3 Points to Consider When Moving Office

Small Business CEO

Moving to a bigger office is excellent news—it’s a sure sign that your business has grown, and is projected to continue growing. But moving office also brings about its own issues, and can be a cause of stress for many business owners. Luckily, there are a few things to think about which can make the move much easier for you. Here, we’ll go over three of the biggest points to consider before the move. Upgrade your office equipment and furniture.

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How to Double Your Subscription List in 2 Months

Small Business CEO

When you send an email to people, there are several things that matter to make them subscribe to your emails. Several things like: Eye catching visuals and design of the email, Content of the email and compelling messages, Mass audience appeal and shareability, Email signature , pop-ups and banners, Frequency of sending, Incentives that are given to the recipient. What’s more, people sure do love free things.

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