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Day in the life from Cressida Ford, PA at Cardiff University

Practically Perfect PA

This month we have a day in the life from Cressida Ford, PA at Cardiff University. Cressida recently spoke at the Assist Conference. She was full of useful tips and very charismatic on stage. This brilliant day in the life gives you guys a little insight into her warm personality and a fantastic outlook on life and the role of a PA. . What are the main aspects of your role?

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Business Spotlight: How Cox Enterprises Successfully Promotes Sustainable Employee Behavior

Eco-Office Gals

At Cox Enterprises , conservation is more than a corporate priority. It’s a mindset we encourage every employee to adopt and apply to their lives. We’re constantly looking for ways to enable, inspire and reward positive change – whether in the office, during weekend volunteer projects or when employees are home with their families. This year, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Cox Conserves sustainability program, and much of our success comes from our employees’ ideas and engagement.

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6 Hobbies For Couples That Can Strengthen Your Relationship

Dumb Little Man

Feeling bored doesn’t have to mean you don’t love your partner anymore. It’s probably just the right time to find something new and interesting to do together. Taking up a new hobby is one great way to start. It will give you something new to talk about. It can give you and your partner a fresh perspective, too. If you are curious to know, take a look at these six hobbies for couples that you can try out today. They might just bring you and your partner closer together. Cooking.

2017 152

Many Working in the On-Demand Economy Are Business Builders

Small Business Labs

The online platforms like Upwork, Uber, Lyft and WorkMarket are not just used to provide hourly or project work. For many, they function as platforms on which people can construct, test, build, and run small businesses. Others use them to generate income while working on building an unrelated small business. These are among the key findings of the Intuit On-Demand Workforce study.

2017 137

How to deal with the office downer

Practically Perfect PA

I was recently watching a brilliant interview with the former Assistant to Mark Zukerberg, Anikka Fragodt. During her presentation she said that she was always open and approachable with her colleagues at Facebook because she felt part of her role was to council her colleagues and pass their fears and concerns onto her Executive. This is so true and such a vital part of the role… But, as we all know, some colleagues are easier to interact with than others!

2017 154

Podcast 063: The big declutter, part 2

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! What’s next with that big decluttering project? I’ll talk about ways to develop criteria and make decisions so you can make your vision a reality. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

2017 100

4 Ways To Reduce Stress Inside and Outside of Work

Dumb Little Man

Many people have been there. The point where it feels like the chaos of your job is taking over every aspect of your life. This can have an incredibly negative effect on your personal relationships and overall well-being. While a moderate amount of stress can be good for staying motivated, the harsh reality is that you will most likely be overwhelmed at some point in your career.

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Supplier of the week is Tripmate

Practically Perfect PA

The Practically Perfect PA supplier of the week is Tripmate. Here is everything you need to know about this new corporate travel booking platform. What is Tripmate? Tripmate is a corporate booking platform which combines rich content, fantastic rates and simplicity for the end user meaning you can book flights, hotels and car hire utilising our contracted rates quickly and efficiently saving time and money. Why should you use Tripmate? If you book travel , then Tripmate is for you.

Frugal Ways to Improve Remote Team’s Productivity

Productivity Bits

Many organizations tend to neglect team collaboration in remote workers, and that is a concern. Those kinds of team members never see each other face to face, and sometimes even work in different time zones, which obviously means that it’s that much harder to stay in sync. With each year, the number of telecommuting workers rises drastically. Now, there are times when distance between teams is something that can’t be avoided.

2017 100

5 Simple Tips On How To Form A Habit

Dumb Little Man

Do you still remember your New Years Resolutions? How many of them have you put into practice? Let me guess: Little to none of them. And you’re not alone. Good habits seem to be very hard to form while bad habits just sneak up on us when we least expect them. That’s how it feels, at least. But, guess what? Good and bad habits actually form the same way. As a Certified Fitness Coach and 100% Vegan, let me give you some tips on how to form habits. Pull the trigger.

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Sextech and the Future of Sex

Small Business Labs

The sex industry is quite large, with industry revenue estimated to be north of $30 billion  (which sounds low to us).    So it comes as no surprise there's a future of sex podcast,  which explores how sex tech is affecting intimacy, connection and relationships. JWT Intelligence has an interesting interview with the host of the Future of Sex, Bryony Cole. 

2017 100

Build Structure out of Chaos (Part 4 of 4 Part Series)

Office Dynamics

To end my 4 part series, I wanted to share my quick list of tips with you. In case you missed the rest of the series, you can read part 1 here , part 2 here and part 3 here. Remember that doing several little things throughout your day can also improve your productivity. You can pick and choose which ones you would like to try. Best of luck. Standardize processes. Focus on tasks of high value. Clarify objectives. Learn to think on paper. Anticipate upcoming work events or projects.

2017 111

What's Worth the Effort in Job Searching -- and What's Not

On The Job

It can be exhausting looking for a job. There's the old saying that "looking for a job is a job." In addition to writing a resume and cover letter, you're now supposed to monitor social media and look for ways to "brand" yourself to prospective employers.

2017 109

3 Practical Driving Tips To Save You Money On Gas

Dumb Little Man

How far away do you live from your job? Ten minutes? Thirty minutes? An hour? If you live far from your job or if you drive a lot, these fuel efficient driving tips will liberate you from spending precious minutes and dollars at the gas pump. I’ve collected my own data to compile this list to ensure that you’ll come up with the same money-saving results I got. Take note that the more aware you are as a driver, the better results you will reap from this information.

2017 114

Video for Cause Marketing – Event Marketing – SECOR 1st annual Parker 1K Marathon

Andrea Kalli

Video for Cause Marketing – Event Marketing – SECOR 1st annual Parker 1K Marathon – “6 Blocks for SECOR” I was approached by SECOR to do a promo video for their 1st annual marathon in Parker Colorado coming up next month. The cause is to raise awareness and money for families in need locally in Douglas County. Check it out at www.sixblocksforsecor.org. In particular, I was excited to finally be able to use the Human Typeface at the end.

2017 100

Build Structure out of Chaos (Part 4 of 4 Part Series)

Office Dynamics

To end my 4 part series, I wanted to share my quick list of tips with you. In case you missed the rest of the series, you can read part 1 here , part 2 here and part 3 here. Remember that doing several little things throughout your day can also improve your productivity. You can pick and choose which ones you would like to try. Best of luck. . Standardize processes. Focus on tasks of high value. Clarify objectives. Learn to think on paper. Anticipate upcoming work events or projects.

2017 109

7 Tips That Will Make Your PowerPoint Better Than Ever Before

On The Job

When was the last time you gave a PowerPoint presentation and no one turned to their phone to check email or play "Word Cookies"? If the answer is never, it's time to rethink the details of your PowerPoint and learn ways to keep your audience focused on your presentation. Research has shown that you can keep people interested in your PowerPoint by: Ensuring that your type is at least 24 point, so even those in the back of the room can easily read the information.

2017 100

Why Runners Should Get a Sports Massage

Dumb Little Man

Sports massage is a form of physical therapy that is designed to help athletes prepare and recover from intense training and activity. This style of massage aims to prevent injury while supporting the repair of damaged muscles, tendons and soft tissues. When is the right time to get one? There is no right answer for this question as it’s subjective. Generally speaking, however, there are four main categories of sports massage: Pre, post, general and injury-specific.

2017 109

5 Ways Minimalism Helps You On The Path To Productivity

Productivityist

Today’s guest post is by Dan Erickson. You can connect with Dan on his website Hip Diggs where he gives you strategies to give you a more simple and peaceful life. People who get things done are busy. Right? They have full schedules and balance multiple projects. They schedule and use every single second of their time productively. If that’s how you envision the path to productivity, you’re on the wrong path. If you spend all your time being productive, you’ll likely fail in the end.

2017 63

40 Fish Idioms

Daily Writing Tips

The ubiquity of fish in culinary traditions and the popularity of fishing as both a recreational pastime and a food-gathering activity has led to the development of many fish-based idioms, including those listed and described below. all is fish that comes to his net : a proverb that alludes to a person’s resourcefulness. another/different/whole other kettle of fish : spoken to recognize an abrupt shift in the topic being discussed.

2017 55

Improve the Five Key Areas of Business with These Resources

Small Business CEO

There is a limited skill pool for most small businesses due to financial restrictions and lack of talent options from the immediate area. Yet, these barriers break through the clever use of online resources, products, and services. It allows a business to operate on a large scale without undertaking the complexities of a corporation. Consider the following to encourage success within the main operations. Education & Training.

2017 61

7 Ways To Stop Your Shopping Splurges

Dumb Little Man

Fact: Retail therapy is not a medically-verified form of therapy. Just over thirty years since the phrase was first coined to flag up American consumers’ habit of trying to shop their troubles away, many no longer see the irony in the phrase and adopt retail therapy as a form of catharsis. As Mary T.

2017 107

What Noticing Does

Productivityist

Whenever I sit down to plan, write, or create anything, I want to put myself in the best position to build something worthwhile. In order to do that, I think about all of the things I’ve been noticing up until that moment. Here’s what this looks like when I’m writing something. First Notice. When I started writing this piece, I remembered there was a book called The Noticer. I decided to dive into the internet to see what quotes I could find from it that might help reinforce my writing.

2017 58

3 Examples of Strengthening Parallel Structure

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the sentences below, misplacement of a word, or absence of a word, presents an obstacle to comprehension. Discussion and a revision follows each example. These regulations either need to be revised or repealed. When employing an “either. or” phrase, the verb that applies to both choices, which are represented by two words or two phrases that follow either and or , should precede either : “These regulations need to be either revised or repealed.”.

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5 Ways to Automate Your Business Marketing

Small Business CEO

You probably already about the oncoming robot revolution. Within a few decades , the global economy could be transformed by a swathe of new robots that take away millions of jobs and infuse the world with unimaginable efficiency. What you don’t know about this robot revolution is that in a subtle way robots are already here and they’re changing business right now. The most obvious use of automation and artificial intelligence is in business marketing.

2017 54

How Augmented Reality Is Changing The Game

Dumb Little Man

When was the last time you went out to upgrade your smartphone? When you did, you probably had the option to purchase a virtual reality headset. Anybody with a smartphone and a VR headset can play virtual reality games and enjoy virtual reality programming. With how entertaining it is, it’s no surprise how it became a growing market. Money Is Being Poured Into Development. Last year alone, developers poured $700 million into the development of virtual reality technologies and applications.

2017 108

“At Least He’s Consistent”

Productivityist

I’ve been following the work of Seth Godin for longer than I’ve been in the personal productivity game. He was one of my first (and only) guests on the podcast I did as a productivity parodist. He was a gracious guest and played along nicely as I portrayed a faux productivity expert who preached the virtues of doing things “eventually.”. I don’t own all of Seth’s books. In fact, I own fewer than half of the books he has written. But I read his blog. Seth posts on his blog daily.

2017 57

3 Types of Usage Errors

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the sentences below, a word has been misused or is ambiguous, affecting the clarity of the statement. Each example is followed by a discussion explaining the problem and a solution to it. His follow-up comment only further inflamed their passions about his perceived sleight against the higher art. The error in this sentence is homophonic; a word that sounds like but is spelled differently from another word (and, more significantly, has a different meaning) has been used in its place.

2017 48

4 Ways to Create a Paperless Workplace

Small Business CEO

There has been a steep fall in paper consumption in the workplace over the past decade. The average office worker in the United Kingdom consumes around 45 pieces of paper per day. This is five pieces lower per worker per day compared to what it was in 2008. In absolute terms though, the drop in overall consumption is still a blip in the radar and we have a long way to go when it comes to creating a paperless workplace.

2017 53

5 Best Ways to Use Technology To Land Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

Looking to move on from your dead-end job? Are you struggling to even land an interview? The modern corporate world is so brutally competitive that you don’t even need a job to be severely stressed. “We’ll We’ll be in touch.” ” “We’ll give you a call.” ” “We’ll let you know soon.”. We’ve all heard these responses before. And for a job seeker, there’s nothing worse than waiting for that call. You know it can turn your life around.

2017 111

Fearless and Free with Wendy Sachs

Productivityist

This week Emmy-award winning TV news producer, speaker, and author of the book Fearless and Free, Wendy Sachs joins me at the Productivityist Podcast. Wendy has also worked as a Capitol Hill press secretary, public relations executive, CNN contributor, content strategist, and editor-in-chief of Care.com. Tune in as we talk about careers, career change and ways you can move forward in your own career.

2017 46

Style Quiz #13: Parallel Run-In Lists

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences features a list of words or phrases with flawed structure. Revise as necessary. The film is aimless, seemingly deceptive and spreads a poor message. She continues to suffer pain and anguish, incur medical expenses, and has been unable to carry out her usual duties and activities. The liver takes in glucose, turns it into fat, and more inflammation results.

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Why Your Business Must Go For Direct Outreach

Small Business CEO

There are a couple of reasons why businesses are moving away from direct outreach towards more passive, yet highly effective, inbound marketing strategies. Firstly, direct outreach is invasive – you could be reaching out to a prospect while they are busy. You are not only likely to get an unfavorable response in this scenario, but are also likely to come across as a spammer.

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3 Problematic Parentheticals

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences is muddled because a parenthetical phrase is incorrectly punctuated. Discussion of each example explains the problem, and one or more revisions resolve it. This phase consists of a management experience whose intensity and scope has few, if any rivals. The phrase “if any” is a parenthetical—a sentence element that is not essential to the sentence but provides additional information or otherwise modifies the main clause.

2017 45

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Renting Office Space

Small Business CEO

Choosing the location of your company is important because it determines the visibility of your business. The decision also determines the profitability of your business because of the monthly rent costs. Business owners often make major mistakes when choosing their first office space. The excitement of starting a business often gets in the way of making a sound judgment on such important matters.

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