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Minute taking template

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants have come a long way, we are all asked to do lots of different things as part of our role. However, nearly every assistant I know at some point will be asked to write a set of minutes. Love them or hate them – minute taking is never going to go away! Meetings are still a vital part of business and actions will need to be captured!

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5 Important Tips Before Traveling Overseas

Dumb Little Man

Flying overseas, particularly if it’s your first time, can be a nerve-wracking experience. Regardless of which country you are traveling to, there are things you can do and prepare to make the trip not only hassle-free but safe, too. To give you an idea, here’s the best international travel checklist you’ll ever need. Tip #1 Check Your Passport And Other Travel Documents. Before making any travel plans, you must first know where your passport is.

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5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Enjoy Summer When You Can’t Take a Vacation

Tips From T. Marie

I’ve blogged here before about the importance of down time as a business owner, particularly a small, one person business owner like myself. While I will always encourage you to take those vacations, sometimes it just isn’t possible. For those of you who aren’t jumping for joy over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and the. Read more. Business Tips

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The Rise of Smart Farms

Small Business Labs

Tech startups are increasingly targeting agriculture. This is leading to a range of new companies and technologies focused on improving farm efficiencies and creating smarter farms. CB Insights The Ag Tech Market Map: 100+ Startups Powering The Future Of Farming And Agribusiness  covers the companies creating the future of farming.

2017 144

Declutter to increase productivity

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s blog post is from Vicky Silverthorn, founder of You Need A Vicky. Prior to starting her personal organisation company Vicky was a PA to the likes of Lilly Allen and well known sports personalities. She recently spoke at the Assist Conference on our discretion panel and offered lots of advice on handling confidential matters. In this blog post she shares her top tips on how we can declutter to increase productivity. .

2017 145

The Art Of Effective Visualization

Dumb Little Man

There’s a difference between thinking about something and experiencing effective visualization. When you look at a person living a lifestyle you envy and say ‘That’s cool’ , that’s basically just thinking about it. When you envy their lifestyle and your inner thought goes ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if that was me?’ and you proceed to picture yourself in that person’s shoes and how it feels to be like him — that’s effective visualization.

2017 152

Email That Works: Best Practices for Truly Busy People

Office Dynamics

How would you describe your e-mail situation lately? Are you getting so much that it’s sometimes impossible to manage it properly and still be productive? Do you worry you’ll hit the “send” button too soon, and deliver a message before its ready? Take heart….You’re You’re not alone! E-mail technology has been great – but it has also wreaked havoc on the way we communicate. For example, you can shoot back a reply to an e-mail in lickety-split time. The question is, should you?

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The world’s very first virtual summit for PAs

Practically Perfect PA

I am so incredibly excited to announce that this week we reached the target for our crowdfunding of the world’s very first virtual summit for PAs! You clever bunch! What does that mean? Well, it means that we are definitely going to organise the summit for you. We are now working on the programme, contacting speakers and looking at the technology we need to support the summit. It is very exciting! We still have a few days of the crowdfunding project left so we have increased our target.

2017 141

Top 10 Most Popular Sports Leagues In The World

Dumb Little Man

Great players make a name for themselves by competing against the best and the most popular leagues make that a possibility. Today, we’re counting down our picks for the 10 top sports leagues in the world. For this list, we’ve considered leagues from across the globe that have the most appeal both at home and abroad. We’ve also considered their financial success, the most popular sporting atmospheres and, of course, top notch competition. Australian Football League.

2017 148

Podcast 057: Develop your vision

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! Don’t just rush out and buy containers for your stuff. First, take some time to develop your own personal vision of what an organized life looks, feels, smells and sounds like. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

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The Rise of Intermarriage and Cultural Fusion

Small Business Labs

In 2015 one-in-six U.S. newlyweds (17%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity.    This is up from just 3% in 1967. The reason 1967 is the comparison date is that's the year the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that interracial marriages were legal.    These stats comes from Pew Research's In U.S. metro areas, huge variation in intermarriage rates.    Not surprising given the sharp increase in intermarriage, the U.S.

2017 122

Technology of the week: Paper by 53

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s technology of the week: Paper by 53. Here are all the details… What is Paper by 53? Paper by 53 is a very simple, free to use app for your iPhone or iPad that lets you take notes, scribble ideas, write text, put together charts and diagrams, write on photos and screenshots. What does it do? Here is a quick video that shows you exactly what Paper by 53 can do.

2017 135

The Profound Effects Of Meditation On The Mind

Dumb Little Man

Life can feel like it’s moving at a VERY fast pace. Sometimes, it can be exciting and all-encompassing, like you’re riding an energetic wave of creativity and excitement. At other times, it can feel overwhelming and frantic. Which side of the coin are you currently on? Do you feel stressed and burnt out trying to keep up? Or do you feel energized, fresh and ready to take on the day? Hopefully, it is the latter of the two.

2017 147

Declutter cardboard boxes

Clutter Coach

by I worked with a client yesterday to declutter her garage. It went faster than we thought it would because a quarter of what was in there turned out to be empty boxes! I find many people hang onto boxes for a variety of reasons. This client was moving and thought they’d be helpful. In my experience with movers, they hate packing a truck with boxes in dozens of sizes that don’t stack together well.

2017 100

Do You Really Need a Career Plan?

Eat Your Career

In a recent Eat Your Career community poll, there was a resounding request for more information on career planning. As always, your wish is my command! One of the first questions I always hear around the topic of creating a career plan is this: “Do I really need one?”. If you’ve been in the workforce for a while, it can be tempting to put this task on the back-burner. After all, isn’t enough to just know you want to be successful?

2017 100

5 Ways to Nail a Surprise Phone Interview

On The Job

I think anyone can do well in a phone interview if they're prepared, but what happens when you get an ambush call? I know some recruiters like to do this -- call you during the dinner hour when the kids are screaming and the meatloaf in burning and the dog has just eaten a sofa cushion. You scream, a "dammit!" into the phone as you step in dog barf (the dog didn't like the cushion so much) and suddenly your career is teetering on the abyss.

2017 126

How To Improve Your Self-Discipline

Dumb Little Man

You’re an intelligent person, right? You work hard and you’re driven to succeed in your professional and your personal life. You have great ideas that you believe can improve things for yourself and those around you. But, if you frequently find yourself at the end of the week wondering where the time has gone and why your results do not match up your intentions, you have a problem. You are likely missing out on one key element for your success: self-discipline.

2017 141

Define the steps

Clutter Coach

by Define and write down the actual steps you will take to complete any project, even if you know them in your head. This also helps you know what not to do. This is the first tip in my new, free book, 101 Productivity Tips (to get the important things done at work). It’s from the first section about defining your work. I’ve written before about the value of writing things down , not only to remember them, but to clarify your own thinking.

2017 100

Marketing video for Data backup solution – IT Support client

Andrea Kalli

My newest marketing video for Data backup solution – IT Support client. 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]. Technology Marketing Videos for your IT Support and Services or MSP Business. The post Marketing video for Data backup solution – IT Support client appeared first on Video Design, Editing, and Marketing Virtual Assistant. Video Marketing

2017 109

Who or Whom?

Laughing all the Way to Work

An easy way to remember when to use who or whom: If you can replace the word with “he” or “she,” use who. If you can replace it with “him” or “her,” use whom. See some examples at this link: [link

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Do You Have The Right Mattress For Your Body Type?

Dumb Little Man

If you have been frequently waking up with back pains and a bad mood, it’s probably your mattress to blame. In general, we spend as much as a third of our lives in bed so it’s only right that we invest in the right mattress. It should be able to give you both comfort and support so your spine, ligaments and muscles can relax during the only time your body gets to relax. So, should you get a new mattress?

2017 136

How to Collaborate With Your Customers to Be More Successful

On The Job

Think about the last time you were asked to fill out a customer satisfaction survey. Chances are, you rated everything “fine” and then moved onto something else. You may have actually been fine with the service or the product, or maybe you didn’t want to be a hater and give the company a bad rating. But the problem with such a tepid response is that it gives the company a false sense of well-being – and that can lead to real bottom-line consequences.

2017 100

IT Service Provider – promotional marketing explainer video

Andrea Kalli

Check out my latest IT Service Provider – promotional marketing explainer video for a client. Designed and edited by Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link]. The post IT Service Provider – promotional marketing explainer video appeared first on Video Design, Editing, and Marketing Virtual Assistant. IT Support and Technology Marketing Video Marketing

The 2 Things I Do for “Netflix Productivity”


Netflix isn’t exactly considered a haven for productivity. But once you start leveraging some of its features, it winds up being more productive than most content-consuming platforms. I should know because I watch Netflix regularly and still get all the things I need and want to do done. And I do this by doing these 2 things: tagging and clipping. Tagging. In my to do list app (for personal use, it’s Todoist) I have created a “Netflix” label.

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Slowly Let Go Of These 5 Things When Your Child Becomes A Teen

Dumb Little Man

Are you a helicopter dad? Used originally by Dr. Haim Ginott, helicopter parenting is a term used to describe parents who hover over their kids’ lives like a helicopter. It has been added to the dictionary in 2011 and has since become common lingo among parenting experts. Helicopter parenting can take many forms. The most common of which involves parents doing tasks for their children despite the latter being capable of doing the tasks on their own.

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Words Ending in “-ly” Aren’t Always Adverbs

Daily Writing Tips

Ask anyone to name a distinguishing characteristic of an adverb, and the reply might be that such a word ends with -ly. Although that is often true, some adverbs, such as fast , lack the ending. For this reason, they are known as flat adverbs. In addition, many words ending in -ly aren’t adverbs. Many adjectives end in -ly (which means—and is cognate with—“like”), including some that are also adjectives in their “flat” form. For example, dead and deadly are both adjectives.

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4 Pricing Strategies That Can Boost Your Online Sales Fast

Small Business CEO

When sales are low there are various things that can be done. You can use many strategies and make so many site modifications. A part of the strategies that can be used are connected to pricing. photo credit: Toni Girl / Flickr. When your storefront is attractive and sales are slow, although traffic is good, you can use various pricing strategies to increase sales. It does not matter if you sell textbooks online or if you sell something more expensive like refrigerators. Try these strategies.

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Being with Toku McCree


It ‘s been real treat chatting with this episode’s guest Toku McCree. Toku is a coach, teacher and the guy behind and Samurai Coaching Dojo. His background working with rock stars and living in a Zen monastery certainly gives off a vibe that he’s less traditional than the usual, and he uses these experience to teach entrepreneurs and leaders an out-of-the-box mindset to redefine success not as the destination but as a part of the journey to an amazing life.

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How To Make A Successful Mobile App For Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Despite the fact that mobile apps are very useful and indispensable to businesses, over 70 percent of apps fail. In fact, some fail from the beginning. If you are wondering how to make a successful mobile app, here are the best tips to guide you. Find a need. The biggest cause of app failure is when the app is not as useful as the developer thinks. So, before you develop any app, you need to look for a need gap and then develop an app that will bridge that gap.

2017 127

Use of the Apostrophe in Possessive Constructions

Daily Writing Tips

This post outlines the prevailing rules and recommendations for employing apostrophes when using the possessive form of a noun and discusses in which cases an s should follow the apostrophe. Apostrophes are used to indicate singular possession, as in “The dog’s collar is too tight,” and plural possession, as in “Several of our neighbors’ cars were vandalized.”.

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4 SEO Tips Small Businesses Can Implement Today to Increase Visibility

Small Business CEO

Small businesses just starting out online are at a disadvantage compared to businesses that have been online for years. The idea of overtaking Amazon, a Fortune 500 company or a large law firm that has a long presence on the Internet, can seem daunting and impossible. And while these entities do have the advantage of age and years of search engine optimization on their side, small businesses can still compete.

2017 55

Cure Your Skin Today: The Best Adult Acne Home Remedies

Dumb Little Man

When your face is breaking out, you just want to crawl into bed and not come out all day long. And as you feel embarrassed, you can’t help but wonder: Wasn’t acne supposed to be left behind in your teenage years? Adult acne is frustrating, embarrassing and difficult to deal with once it develops. Its causes are far more complex than teenage acne which makes it even harder to eliminate.

2017 127

On A Journey To Build A Dream School Together In Austria

Dumb Little Man

I am a Community Manager and, as part of the job, I talk to our users a lot. They tell me all sorts of stories, from what they enjoy the most about our product to how they recently traveled to Greece for a 10-day vacation. If you’re going to listen to them, you’ll surely feel inspired to start chasing and building your dream. But, there is one that really caught my attention.

2017 124

Are Online Relationships Better Than Offline Ones?

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to dating, you have many available options. You can join an online dating website or simply do it the old-fashioned way. Although you make the usual rounds to the bars and laundry mats hoping to “bump” into someone of interest, you may have better luck dating online. The expert opinion on online dating. Dating experts argue that while online dating is helpful, it might not be that better than seeing someone offline.

2017 122

3 Good Reasons Why Planning Just Isn’t For You

Dumb Little Man

Planning. Simply the sound of this word is enough to give me a rage fit and a subsequent migraine. Whether you want to start a business, do well at college or just become good at any kind of activity, one of the most frequent pieces of advice you will get is to plan everything. Even when it comes to relationships, planning is still considered to be essential. At first, I became really angry and frustrated when I read all those articles because I am terrible at planning– really.

2017 121

Top Benefits Of Being Cheap

Dumb Little Man

I went from this: To this: This is an Old Pontiac I bought for $1000 with an infinite amount of miles. To the onlooker, I am cheap. In reality, however, I’m frugal. I do not save money at anyone else’s expense and I care about value, not cost. I do not worry about money, nor do I have much of it. But, I am aware of its power and so I think carefully of its use. I’ve rid myself of most things I consider liabilities and keep only the bare necessities.

2017 120

How To Allow Yourself To Be Vulnerable Even If The Thought Scares You

Dumb Little Man

It’s extremely uncomfortable for anyone to open up to others. Every time the people around you talk about their true feelings, there is a sense of dread and wishing it would be over. So, you push them away. Or never let the relationship evolve naturally because you refuse to take it to the next level. This takes a toll on you because you know you’re being dishonest and treating yourself unfairly. It eats you up inside and you’re unhappy.

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