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Practically Perfect PA

At the Future Assistant Conference I was talking to an Assistant who did not work in the same office as any of her Executives. Not a single one. I was a bit flabbergasted to be honest. Because, she wasn’t a Virtual Assistant. She had been hired by the organisation to work with an Executive […]. Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant remote working technology

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How to Make People Listen: 7 Things You Shouldn’t Ignore

Dumb Little Man

You don’t really need to be born with great public speaking skills to learn how to make people listen. In fact, it can be learned by anyone as long as he or she wishes to master it. If you are planning to perfect your public speaking skills, here are some of the best tips you can follow: Tone Management. Your tone is one of the best ways to get people to listen to you. It involves your vocal register as well as the range of tones you use when speaking.

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The Return of Independent Bookstores

Small Business Labs

In 1936 George Orwell pointed out that one of the main difficulties of owning an independent bookstore is turning a profit. This, of course, was long before Amazon. But as NPR's  Why The Number Of Independent Bookstores Increased During The 'Retail Apocalypse'  reports, despite Amazon and other challenges independent bookstores are having a bit of a renaissance.    From 2009 to 2017 the number of U.S. independent bookstores increased roughly 40%. 

2018 159

Podcast 093: Being focused

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 93 and it’s about being focused. Last time I talked about being present. This time, right now, is all that you have. This time I’ll talk about being focused and utilizing that present time. The kind of focus I mean is related to being present.

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Standard replies to frequent email requests

Practically Perfect PA

So I’ve been using Gmail for… A LONG time… And last week I finally got around to having a look at some of the features that will help me keep on top of my emails. Gmail has loads and I will share these with you in another blog post soon. But, one feature that I know […]. Core Skills Email Management Featured admin administrators assistants Canned Emails EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2018 176

How to Treat a Woman With Respect

Dumb Little Man

A few years ago, I was called out for misogyny. When it happened, my immediate instinct was to react defensively. It was a male colleague who called me out. He was someone I respected but who still felt comfortable enough with to push back against. At the time, the irony to me was that, in my mind, I was complimenting this woman who I was acting sexist to. I still remember it clearly. The woman was a colleague and friend. She happened to be supremely beautiful.

2018 171

Uber and Lyft Help Drivers Weather Financial Shocks

Small Business Labs

A recent academic study found that many ridesharing drivers do so to help them work through financial shocks and smooth income volatility. The study only looked at rideshare drivers. But it points out that these benefits should extend to any highly flexible part-time employment. Consumption Insurance and Multiple Jobs: Evidence from Rideshare Drivers  is based on a database of the finances for over 1.5 million households.

2018 157

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Who is the Virtual Summit designed for?

Practically Perfect PA

With the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit coming up on Friday 22nd June I thought I would write a quick blog post about the attendees. Who is the Virtual Summit designed for? #1 1 Individual Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers and Administrative professionals First and foremost the Virtual Summit is designed for Assistants. The entire […].

2018 155

Can Cycling Actually Change Your Health And Life?

Dumb Little Man

Bikes can be life-changing machines. Although they are cheap and consume a lot of time when it comes to transportation, they can have a huge impact on your life. In fact, bikes can make you better and healthier. If you are still thinking twice about getting your own, below are some good reasons why cycling is important. Less money on transportation. Have you ever calculated how much money you actually spend on transportation in a year? Every month, it’s the same story ?—

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Food Truck Nation

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's study Food Truck Nation includes a "food truck index" that shows which cities are the most food truck friendly. The index covers 20 U.S. cities and the goal is to show what it's like to start an operate a food truck. The index covers three key criteria: obtaining permits and licenses, complying with restrictions, and operating a food truck. 

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How to Answer "Tell Me About Yourself"

On The Job

Chances are pretty good that in your next job interview, you're going to hear: "So! Tell me about yourself." Interviewers love to ask this question because a) they're hoping you might slip up and tell them something really interesting, such as the fact that you've been fired from your last five jobs b) they don't really remember who you are, and this gives them time to come up with questions to ask and c) they want to see how you present yourself.

2018 131

Come Sit Stay Pet Shipping marketing video – Parker Colorado

Andrea Kalli

Come Sit Stay Pet Shipping marketing video – Parker Colorado – Designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link]. Video Marketing

2018 109

6 Ways to Constantly Improve IT Skills

Dumb Little Man

As technology continues to develop, the same should happen to your IT skills. Employers only seek out the best IT specialists and the only way to get ahead of your competition is to keep learning and refining your skills. Becoming complacent is the worst thing any professional could do as this makes you less likely to progress towards your ultimate goals. As a guide, here are sure ways to consistently improve your IT skills. Establish Weak Points.

2018 162

3 Variations of Misplaced Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

When information is added to the main clause of a sentence to provide more detail, whether it is inserted directly or parenthetically, careful placement enhances comprehension. In each of the following sentences, modifying phrases are clumsily included. Discussion after each example explains the problem, and a revision demonstrates a solution. Smith played Bozo the Clown from 1959 to 1970, a clown character particularly popular in the U.S.

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This is How to Have a Happy Career

On The Job

No matter how much you like your job, there are some days you feel as if you could walk out the door and never return. That's pretty common, especially when you have the kind of day when everything seems to go wrong. But if you start to realize that your feeling of boredom or frustration or stress is becoming a common theme, then you need to take action. If you don't, those feelings may affect your performance to the point that you get fired or the boss passes you over for a big opportunity.

2018 109

Acumatica Marketing Whiteboard Video to highlight software features

Andrea Kalli

Check out this new client whiteboard video – Acumatica Marketing Video to highlight software features, designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link]. Video Marketing

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Let Go of Your Ex: 7 Excuses You Need to Stop Making Now

Dumb Little Man

To successfully move on from a broken relationship and let go of your ex, you need to separate yourself emotionally, physically, and psychologically. The best way to do that is to cut off all contact with your ex so that you have time and space to heal. Yet many people try to justify and rationalize their continued contact. If you are one of those people, here are 7 excuses you need to let go right away. “I I want to be friends.”.

2018 162

3 More Types of Hyphenation Errors with Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

Confusion about the relationship between hyphens and numbers, whether they appear in numeral or spelled-out form, is rampant. Each of the following examples erroneously employs hyphens; discussion after each sentence explains the error, and a revision corrects it. Because of concussions, he had played just sixty-nine games in two seasons between 2010-2012.

2018 57

Reading People with Anne Bogel

Productivityist

Today’s guest is Anne Bogel. Anne is a podcaster, blogger, and author. She is also known as a tastemaker through her popular book lists and reading guides. Recently, Anne wrote a new book titled Reading People: How Seeing The World Through The Lens of Personality Changes Everything. We spoke about the power of reading, personality frameworks, and why it is important to be self-aware. Here are some highlights of the show: The different kinds of personality tests: Enneagram, Myers Briggs, DISC.

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Why Healthy Relationships are Financially Sound

Small Business CEO

There’s a time in every couple’s life when things move from dating to planning marriage, kids and an entire life together. Besides love and happily ever after, this step forward involves a wide series of changes in a couple’s life. Moving together means sharing not only the house but also the current expenses. Who’s paying for what could soon become a problem in a couple’s dynamic. Because talking about money is less fun than planning the next night out.

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How to Become a Better Decision Maker

Dumb Little Man

Making decisions isn’t that easy, particularly when it comes to major life decisions. I know so many people that have faced these types of decisions and ended up remaining in a situation that is unfulfilling or even toxic. Not being able to know what the future holds can be daunting. It’s like you are standing in a dark forest and about to step into the unknown. But you know what? Sometimes, we just need a change in perspective to improve our decision making skills.

2018 157

The Many Ways of “Via”

Daily Writing Tips

Via , the Latin word for “way,” is also the basis of many words, many of them disguised, that refer to movement or the way things move (or act). This post lists and defines terms derived from via. In English, via itself often replaces “by way of” in writing in reference to traveling, though it is seldom employed in conversation.

2018 54

How to Increase Shopify Sales with The 5 Best Tools for Beginners

Dumb Little Man

Opening your shop in Shopify doesn’t automatically mean you’ll succeed. In fact, StatisticBrain reports that startup mortality rate after 10 years in business is at a massive 71%. In other words, only 29% of startups survive after a decade. Learning how to increase Shopify sales will give you a great advantage over more than 500,000 Shopify users across 175 countries. And you’ll need hard work, guts, and commitment to succeed.

2018 154

15-Minute Full Body Kettlebell Workout

Dumb Little Man

Most of us undervalue the positive effects of a 15-minute workout. Many people think they need to spend hours in the gym to see results. Contrary to this belief, the intensity of a workout can actually have a bigger impact on your fitness than the duration. The American Heart Association recommends 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week to improve cardiovascular health. When you break it down, that’s only 15 minutes of exercise per day, five days per week.

2018 152

Money-Saving Hacks for Busy People

Dumb Little Man

As a busy person, you know how hard it is to find time to plan your finances, calculate your expenses, and review your budget. Just when you think you finally found the time to sit down and balance your books, an important event or errand comes up. Fortunately, there are money-saving hacks you can use to make sure you get to keep extra money for future use. The following are some of the best tips you can try. Stop Spending Impulsively.

2018 148

Smoking and Productivity: 7 Good Reasons to Quit Smoking

Dumb Little Man

Smoking is no longer allowed indoors. In some places, they also aren’t allowed outdoors. This caused smoking rates to decline dramatically. For the economy, that was good news. The CDC estimates that workers who smoke cost the economy almost $300 billion a year in lost productivity. Secondhand smoke, on the other hand, costs the economy $5.6 billion a year.

2018 147

How to Wear Glasses With Style

Dumb Little Man

Glasses don’t just improve how you see. If you wear them the right way, they can also improve how you look. The perfect glasses can complement your wardrobe and speak about your personality and sense of style. Before we discuss how to wear glasses with style, let’s try to have a clearer idea of how they started. The History. Via readers.com. Many people think that Benjamin Franklin invented glasses.

2018 156

7 Real Truths On Being Your Own Boss

Small Business CEO

Self-employment and having your own business are the new black when it comes to dream jobs. More than 57 million people freelance in the US alone. And, by 2027 freelancers will make the majority of the American workforce. Yet, being your own boss doesn’t always mean things are smooth as silk. So, take some time to research what’s this all about before quitting your full-time job. Otherwise, you risk losing your living standards and ending up looking for a new job sooner than you think.

2018 62

How to Start a Company in the Netherlands

Small Business CEO

The Netherlands is a top business destination in Europe. Its connectivity, high quality of life, business ecosystem and access to talented workforce from around Europe make it a prime location for investors looking to open a company. Regardless of the chosen business field, starting a business in Netherlands is a straightforward process that will involve a few administrative procedures. The process can be reduced to a few key steps, which are briefly detailed below. Choose a business structure.

2018 59

Small Business Solutions: Ways for Clients to Purchase Products

Small Business CEO

If you own a small business, then you know how vitally important it is to make it as easy as possible for clients to pay you. Unfortunately, a lot of the payment methods in the past required some major infrastructure in place. Luckily, now many of those barriers are gone, and you can use new technology to your advantage. You can use credit card services, PayPal, cash transfers, and digital currency transfers all as ways that clients and customers can give you money.

Mistakes to Avoid When Operating a Scissor Lift

Small Business CEO

Getting a residential or commercial structure built in a timely and efficient manner is no easy task. A key component to having success as a construction company owner is having the right equipment at your disposal. When it comes to working at high altitudes, having a scissor lift is essential. In an attempt to save money, most business owners opt for the low cost to rent a scissor lift rather than buying one outright.

2018 48

The Hidden Benefits of a Visitor Management System

Small Business CEO

Ranging from claims management software to cloud security system, companies are adopting technology to streamline their business operations. This also holds true when it comes to managing your business premise’s visitors. The main goal of any visitor management system is safety. Creating a safe environment where people could be vulnerable is reassuring.

2018 48

4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Law Firm

Small Business CEO

Before you hire a legal firm to represent your business, it’s important to establish whether they’re suitable. Your decision is largely based on your circumstances, alongside the proficiency of the firm in question. To learn about a legal firm’s success, you can start with a simple Google Search including your geographic location. For example, if you live in New Jersey you’d google for Law Firm New Jersey.

2018 47

ROI Revisions: A Guide to Keeping Your Startup Out of the Red

Small Business CEO

You know what they say…starting up a business can be a risky thing. Statistics show that that 50-70% of most startups do not make it past their first 18 months in business, and trying to ensure that your startup doesn’t fall into that boat can be a stressful, daunting task. Luckily, we are here to guide you on ways in which you can avoid becoming a statistic, and instead, have a startup that thrives not just financially, but on all levels.

2018 47

3 Ways Office Employees Can Get Better Insurance

Small Business CEO

Does your current employee benefits and life insurance package make you feel more appreciated for the work you do? While the Department of Labour’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) offers various compensation programs (that provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, and other benefits) your employer’s health insurance programs may not fully take care of you or your family.

2018 46

A Workers’ Compensation Guide for Small Business

Small Business CEO

Employees are imperative to the successful operation of all small businesses, perhaps even more so than for large corporations because those larger entities usually have workers they can allocate where there’s a labor shortage. But, what happens when an employee is severely injured on the job? What are the responsibilities of a small business?

2018 46

How to Avoid a Business Burnout

Small Business CEO

Whether you have twenty employees or a business that consists of you and only you, stress is going to happen. And, when it does, business will continue to go on. If you can’t slow down and deal with the source of the stress , it will get worse. The friction will turn into fatigue, possible illness, and then, ultimately, complete business burnout. It can happen to anyone. Anyone, that is, that’s not actively doing what needs to be done to avoid burnout.

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