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Day in the life: Stuart Martin, EA at Spotify

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s interview with Stuart Martin, EA at Spotify which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks. What are the main aspects of your role? I support one of the Vice Presidents within the Research & Development division here at Spotify. My primary responsibility is to ensure that he has everything he needs and is […].

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Want to Be Successful at Work? Watch More Soccer

Dumb Little Man

To the legendary Scottish coach Bill Shankly, soccer was not a matter of life and death – it was more important than that. In some parts of the world, the soccer team you support reflects your neighborhood, nationality, faith or social class. For many American parents, soccer is the sport you spend an unreasonable amount of time driving your kids to and from.

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Digital Nomads Enter the Mainstream

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners last week released Digital Nomadism: A Rising Trend , a research brief on digital nomads. We worked with MBO Partners on this study. Digital Nomads are wanderers who have a location-independent lifestyle that allows them to travel and work anywhere they can plug into the Internet.    Some are short-term nomads who only travel and work for short periods of time.    Others do it for many years. And

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How to Plan Events Your Team Will Love (Without the Stress)

Eat Your Career

This is a guest post contributed by Eleanor Whitney, editor of All Hands , a publication about life at work from Managed by Q. The benefits of team events are well known. They facilitate interaction between teams, build relationships and empathy between coworkers, and amp up employee engagement. However, the planning process can be hard.

2018 140

Assistant, You are a Leader

Practically Perfect PA

For years, I thought leaders were the ones in charge or the ones with essential titles. It turns out, everyone has influence and is a leader to those around them – even if they don’t acknowledge it. Do you see yourself as a leader? Today I’d like to share a letter with you – my fellow […]. Core Competencies Featured Writers admin administrators assistants Competencies EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Leadership Leadership skills PA Personal Assistant Virtual Summit

2018 169

How Is an Entrepreneur Different From a Businessman?

Dumb Little Man

“I am an entrepreneur, but I am also a businessman. I can’t be both. There must be some difference between entrepreneur and business owner. Oh, God! Can anyone help me with this?”. If this is the thought going through your mind right now, then you are on the right page at the moment. Many find themselves in this difficult situation when they start a business of their own. I will try to clear all your doubts and help you decide what you are through my points.

2018 133

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

Office Dynamics

From Joan Burge’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed (2018). I know many seasoned executive assistants who think they do not need to focus on or pay attention to their basic skills, what is also known as the fundamentals. They feel they have been managing calendars or planning meetings forever so why pay attention. This is not smart.

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25 tools for managing social media accounts

Practically Perfect PA

Many Assistants are being asked to look after their Executive’s online profiles and their organisation’s social media messaging. It can be a time-consuming task that requires some thought because social media platforms change so rapidly. During next month’s Virtual Summit we will look at the structure that you can put in place to manage social […].

Why You Should Keep Your Journal Positive

Dumb Little Man

I’m sure you’ve heard about the wonderful benefits of keeping a daily positive journal. Journaling is just as great as you think it is. It comes with a world of creative freedom and you can make with it what you wish. It’s a great way to get what’s on your mind down on paper. All the parts of your day that are eating at you and all that anger that is erupting inside of you can be exploded onto a piece of paper.

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The FIRE Movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early) and Independent Work

Small Business Labs

The New York Times article  How to Retire in Your 30s With $1 Million in the Bank nicely covers the " growing movement of young professionals who are intently focused on quitting their jobs forever." " It's called the FIRE movement and the acronym stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. Key article quote on the main drivers behind the movement: "Millennials especially have embraced this so-called FIRE movement.

Virtual Assistance: What a way to work!

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have recently been doing some work online and it has opened up a whole new world for me. Of course others have been on the bandwagon for some time and are doing quite well. What do they know that I don't and why have I not moved on this before now? To be or not to be an entrepreneur? Striking out on your own can be frightening. Especially when you are used to the traditional workplace of going to an office, getting a steady paycheck, being on the company pension and benefit plan, etc.

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A bit of time for me

Practically Perfect PA

I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted after the summer ‘break’. Like many of you I’m a full time working Mum so the summer holiday shuffle – as I call it – has taken its toll AND made me realise I am at the very bottom of my priority list. The boss & […]. Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants Career Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant Wellbeing

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How to Help Your Boss See You as a Rising Star

On The Job

Many young workers come to a conclusion that's often hard to swallow: Working hard doesn't mean you get ahead. Just because you show up on time, meet all your deadlines and don't gossip, well, that's not enough to get a bigger paycheck or title. In fact, you may wonder why the dunderhead in the cubicle next to you got a supervisory role, when you know more and do more. But here's the thing: Dunderhead is working smarter.

2018 143

Getting Social Media Under Control

Simple Productivity Blog

How much time do you spend on social media? Is it something you choose to do consciously, or are your prompted to do it by notification? Or has it become a default behavior? Today we look at how to get social media under control. The post Getting Social Media Under Control appeared first on Laura Earnest. Time Management Uncategorized

An Interview with the Office Dynamics Team

Office Dynamics

It’s been almost a full year since I attended the Conference for Administrative excellence. The conference was a game changer for me. I have over 20 years of administrative professional experience and proud of my personal and professional accomplishments, yet the conference provided new perspectives, opportunities to talk with others in my chosen field and a reminder to embrace my unique talents and skills. I have never attended such a relevant and inspiring conference!

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How to Write a Great Blog Post

Daily Writing Tips

Blog posts might look straightforward, but if you’ve ever tried to write one, you may have found it was harder than you expected. Whether you want to start a blog as a hobby, as a step towards freelancing, or as a tool to promote your book … your blog posts need to be well-structured and well-written. Of course, blogging offers a lot of freedom. You don’t have to write to a specific length, in the way that you would if you were writing a newspaper column or a magazine article.

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The Little-Known Tips For Writing The Perfect Essay

Dumb Little Man

Nearly 2 in 5 high school students lack the English skills needed to complete a college course. This results in most college graduates lacking the writing proficiency needed to get a job, a fact echoed by nearly half of hiring managers. Most professors agree that essays aren’t just about writing skills or sharing what you’ve learned.

2018 147

5 Collaborative Tech Apps Every Business Should Know about

Small Business CEO

When it comes to corporate innovation, change doesn’t just happen. Half the battle is making sure that your team is running as efficiently as possible, so you can find the time and space to have big conversations without dropping the ball on any essential daily tasks. With that in mind, here are 5 collaborative tech apps that every corporation should be using.

Bad news and good news about how to succeed as an entrepreneur

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

The bad news…. … is that making Good Decisions is the only way that entrepreneurial success happens. . Things like product-market-fit, the right timing, great investors/mentors, assembling a phenomenal team and access to capital all matter, too. But these are all downstream consequences of Good Decisions being made by the entrepreneur. . It’s all on you. . The only way to make Good Decisions is to have the experience to know good from bad.

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Suffixes of Quality

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists suffixes—any group of letters attached to the end of a word, a base, or a phrase to convey a meaning related to that of the root element—that pertain to qualities. Examples of nouns featuring a particular suffix are provided after the suffix. Suffixes attached to words to refer to a quality of being or a state or condition include the following: -acity: perspicacity, capacity. -an: an: partisan, urban. ance: attendance, balance. ate: apostate, reprobate.

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Games and Gambles

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists and defines words stemming from game and gamble , both of which derive from the Old English word gamen , meaning “amusement,” “fun,” and “joy.”. A game is an activity for amusement or diversion, or a scheme or a tactic, and to make game of someone is to mock that person.

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New CBI Index Reveals a Bright Future in The Cyber Age, with Increased Security and Cryptocurrency Considerations

Small Business CEO

The 2018 CBI Index – a special report published by the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management magazine – have revealed that some countries offering second citizenship programmes are preparing for the cyber age by considering investment via cryptocurrency, and that a majority of these countries are utilising technology to improve their due diligence measures. Cryptocurrency & CBI.

2018 53

How Retailers Use Business Intelligence to Turn Data into Dollars

Small Business CEO

What is Business Intelligence and Why is it Important for Retailers? Business intelligence, also called BI, or analytics, is an umbrella term referring to the numerous tools in place for collecting, analyzing, and presenting business data. Numerous modes of technology, including applications, can be implemented in the capture of this valuable information. With accurate BI, retailers get to see the current state of business operations.

2018 51

Best Management Practices and a Tip from Russell Ruffino

Small Business CEO

Business consultants are always eager to offer up advice about what business owners should do, and what they should avoid doing. The short and sweet of it is this: Business owners should always stay actively engaged in the day-to-day operations of their enterprise. It’s less about management style and more about engagement. Business leadership spans the full spectrum including a laissez-faire approach through autocratic management styles.

2018 48

4 Tips for Building a Better Blog

Small Business CEO

There was a time, not too long ago, that blogging was a novelty. But in just a little over 20 years, the concept has changed in a big way. Blogging has changed from being a way for individuals to stay connected to one another, into a multi-million dollar marketing opportunity for everyone — one that can benefit everyone financially from your 90-year old grandma, to Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post.

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Essential Aspects of a Successful Business Website Design

Small Business CEO

Getting into the mind of a web user is simple when you think about how many times you log onto something each day. The basics of web design center around pleasing the web user. If you are looking to do something to tweak your design, making it more suitable for the needs of daily digital visitors, then it’s time to pay attention. There is no exact formula for the perfect business website design, but there are a few foundational elements seen in most successful websites.

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How Can Upgrading Technology Help Restaurants Increase Sales?

Small Business CEO

When most people think about opening a restaurant, they dream of all the delicious concoctions they’ll whip up for their guests. Guests who hopefully keep coming back so often that they practically become family. When thoughts wander to boosting sales and increasing the bottom line, many new restaurateurs go right back to crafting killer cocktails and whipping up delectable meals that will keep people buying and buying.