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Assistants are their organisation’s influencers

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I have spent quite a bit of time reviewing my social media strategy for 2018 which basically means I’ve been reading a lot about how to be an influencer on all the different platforms. There are a ton of articles on this very subject and while I was reading and writing […]. Core Competencies Featured admin administrators assistants Career Competencies EA Executive Assistant Influence Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2018 159

10 Possible Reasons Why You’re Always Not Good Enough

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever felt like you’re not good enough? Have you ever questioned yourself why you’re not appreciated and valued for who you are? Well, let me tell you what I think. You’re constantly comparing and measuring your standards of success against others. “So what If I’ve graduated with a Bachelors degree, people are graduating with Masters and PhDs, I’m just not smart enough; I’m never gonna get a good job.” ” 2.

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Quantum Computing Getting Closer

Small Business Labs

Intel recently announced they've developed a quantum computer chip. There's also been a number of other recent quantum computing breakthroughs and companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft and others are investing heavily in the space. So are the Chinese. These efforts are nicely covered in a 2 part series on quantum computing from the Wall Street Journal's Future of Everything podcast. 

2018 142

Your Administrative Assistant Is Your Greatest Asset

Office Dynamics

Your assistant is your greatest asset, or will be after you read this. In today’s fast-paced corporate world, many managers rely on the newest technology to help their company grow. Between e-mail, virtual assistants, smartphones, high-speed Internet connections and a host of other technological marvels, they mistakenly believe they are more independent than ever—making their own travel plans, managing their own Inbox, sending their own letters and scheduling their own meetings.

2018 159

Technology of the week: Focus Keeper

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Focus Keeper. Here are all the details… What is Focus Keeper? Focus Keeper is a free app that helps you keep your productivity high while helping you avoid burnout. What does it do? Based on the Pomodoro Technique, the Focus Keeper App allows you to time your work effort in 25 […]. Featured Office Technology Technology of the week admin administrators Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Productivity technology Virtual Assistan

2018 151

The Truth About What Makes A Great Leader

Dumb Little Man

Leaders are essential to any group or organization. They are the people that guide, control, and manage others so that they can be more productive and efficient in meeting their goals. However, not all leaders are great ones. Some of them are just wearing the title and don’t live up to their position. If you’re curious to know what makes a great leader, here are some points to highlight their traits.

2018 136

Despite a Strong Job Market, 3 in 10 Brits Planning to Become Self-Employed

Small Business Labs

According to a study from the U.K.'s 's Aldemore Bank , nearly three in 10 British workers (29%) plan to become self-employed. This despite the UK having a very robust traditional job market, with the unemployment rate at a decades low of 4.3%. Of those planning to become self-employed, 18% say they intend to make the move in the next year and 28% say they will do so in 3 years. The study also surveyed people who are currently self-employed.

2018 130

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Podcast 090: Being human

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! ?. This is podcast 90 and it’s about being human. “I’m only human, of flesh and blood I’m made. I’m only human, born to make mistakes.” ” I love 80’s music and that song in particular. Sung by: The Human League! A bunch of humans! And that’s my subject for today. I AM only human and I assume you are too.

2018 100

4 Small Business Tips for Women

Dumb Little Man

Every day, 849 small businesses across the world are launched by women and the number has gone up by 3% in the past year. In the last two decades, there was a whopping rise of 114% in the total number of women-owned small businesses. This clearly indicates that women are rocking the small business industry. Although a large number of women entrepreneurs have already established themselves, there are others who are just getting started. Unfortunately, the process isn’t that easy.

2018 126

Can Businesses Leverage Blockchain to Sell Excess Green Energy?

Eco-Office Gals

Cryptocurrencies are incredibly popular right now, and for good reason. But they are only possible through a technology called Blockchain, which is essentially a digital ledger. The nature of the technology allows it to be private and secure, while transactions and related transfers remain transparent. Blockchain itself is infinitely more interesting than the cryptocurrencies it serves. Simply because of its vast and incredible potential, across many industries, including the green energy market.

2018 100

Re-Visited: The Intro Packet

Tips From T. Marie

Seven years ago, I wrote the post “ Let Me Introduce… My Business, with an Intro Packet ”. In it I discussed the difficulty of giving people a clear picture of what your business can provide in a short period of time and how an intro packet could help. A lot has changed in seven years. The elevator speech that I mention in that original post, while still used, has really taken a back seat to social media posts.

2018 100

When Is The Last Time You Thanked Your Assistant?

Office Dynamics

When is the last time you thanked your assistant? Expressing your gratitude could increase your productivity. I was in California speaking to a group of administrative assistants at a large corporation when one of the assistants told me how much a compliment from her executive means to her. She said, “When my executive tells me I’m doing a great job, I want to do even more for him.” “I I want to go the extra mile; produce quality work; take things off my executive’s plate.”.

2018 132

9 Ways To Keep Your Brain Young

Dumb Little Man

If you are getting on in years, you have to start thinking of your brain health. Dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases are becoming so common nowadays that it’s become imperative that you know exactly how to keep your brain young. Here are 10 simple ways that can keep your brain from aging too fast. Play fun games. Brain exercise can be fun and easy. Play matching games like Hay Match to stimulate your brain and release more dopamine. Mental stimulation can be a way to stay young longer.

2018 125

Begin Living Holistically on The Productive Parent Podcast

Stephanie LH Calahan

Parenting and running your own business at the same time can be a challenge. What happens when you try to mix being an engaged and involved parent and owning a successful business?

2018 130

The One Thing That May Lead to Better Hires

On The Job

I spend a lot of time talking to business experts and leaders and the one thing I know for sure: No one knows for sure what the future will bring. That’s not to say these very smart people don’t have a clue – but the marketplace is changing so fast sometimes that they’re not 100% confident that what worked in the past will continue to work – or if their company will even survive. They don’t say that last bit, but enough big companies have died that you know they’re thinking about it.)

2018 109

Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings

Office Dynamics

I bet that like many people you thought meetings would go by the wayside because of technology or at least there would be fewer meetings. Not true! The reasons meetings. have increased are due in part to the rise in teams and requisite team meetings and technology such as video-conferencing accommodating slashed travel budgets. Approximately 11 million meetings occur in the U.S. each day!

2018 124

Why Strategy Is Important In Business

Dumb Little Man

Being an entrepreneur is not a cakewalk. Far from it! When the responsibility of fulfilling your dreams lies on your shoulders alone, you find yourself burdened and clogged by fear and uncertainty. The easiest way entrepreneurs free themselves from fear is by creating strategies and plans. Entrepreneurs are aware what a gold mine a successful and comprehensive strategy can be for their business. Why Strategy is Important In Business.

2018 124

How to Map Out One Year in One Hour

Productivityist

February is almost over. Can you believe it? Each year seems to move faster and faster. Is the year going like you hoped so far? If not, now is the perfect time to adjust. How can you do that? By planning for the year ahead. I know your task list is long, and you have a lot on your plate. It may even seem impossible. There’s no chance you can start looking ahead to the months beyond, right? Wrong. I’d suggest that it is not only possible for you to start laying plans out for your next year now.

2018 75

3 Ways to Give Immediate Feedback That Won't Make Someone Hate You

On The Job

There's a big push these days for in-the-moment feedback. This means that instead of a boss offering a critique of a worker's performance once a year, he or she will offer an immediate assessment after a worker takes action or completes a task. For example, the boss might commend a worker's report on projected sales revenues, but then advise the employee that he needs to work on not getting defensive when asked questions about those figures by other team members.

2018 100

60 Words for Types of Restaurants

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists dozens of words, many adopted from foreign languages that describe a specific type of restaurant. Restaurant itself stems from a Latin verb meaning “restore.”). bar: an establishment where liquor and sometimes food are served. bar and grill: an establishment that features a bar but also serves food. barroom: see bar. beanery: slang for an informal restaurant. bistro (French, “proprietor of a tavern”): a small, informal restaurant, bar, or nightclub.

How to Create a Web Page: 5 Questions to Guide Beginners

Dumb Little Man

Building your own website isn’t that hard. With a lot of tools available online and a quick search on the internet, you’ll be able to set up a website for your business in no time. Unfortunately, those aren’t the only things you’ll need to build a website successfully. As a beginner, you also need to master the basics. Here are the most common questions beginners have regarding building websites.

2018 114

Rise of the Youpreneur with Chris Ducker

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. This week on the podcast, Chris Ducker joins me for another value-packed episode! Chris is a serial entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, and the founder of Youpreneur.com.

2018 50

Why Outsourcing Your Accounting Makes Sense for Small Business Owners

Small Business CEO

Were you aware that out of all the new businesses established each year, that only 20% of them make it through their first year? And of that twenty percent, only half of them survive 5 years. Even though there are plenty of reasons why they don’t succeed, in many instances it relates directly to finances. As money is required to operate, entrepreneurs must not only learn how to generate profits but manage those profits accordingly.

2018 63

Grammar Quiz #22: Smothered Verbs

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences includes a smothered verb (i.e., a word that has been formed from a verb). Revise the sentences as necessary for conciseness: 1. The committee will hold a meeting this Wednesday evening at seven o’clock. I will make a decision after studying the criteria you have given me. We hope someone can provide an answer to this political question. A school counselor’s job is to give advice to the students. Please take into consideration the suggestion your father made.

2018 51

Tips for New Entrepreneurs: What You Need to Know Before Starting A Business

Dumb Little Man

Walking on the path of entrepreneurship can be a difficult task as there will always be obstacles and challenges. As someone who’s new to entrepreneurship, you should be prepared to face them. As you embark on your journey, you will encounter issues about legal matters, finances, product development, intellectual property, and much more. The list can easily overwhelm new players. This makes it important that you fully commit yourself to your business.

2018 114

Mean girl assistants: Dealing with high school office politics

Who's the Real Boss?

We’ve all been there before, working with other assistants that seem to be more interested in ‘high school’ antics rather than actually working together and getting the job done, like a united admin team should.

2018 52

Efficiently Running a One-man Service Business

Small Business CEO

Running a service-based business has a lot of advantages. You can help customers in your community, offer residential or commercial services, and you can choose to specialize in a certain area of business. Plumbers can choose to offer sewer repairs, electricians can choose to work just on new homes being built. Trades are in high-demand , and the growth in these fields continues to grow as the population continues to grow.

2018 55

3 Examples of How Missing Words Cause Confusion

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, the absence of a word or phrase is an obstacle to clarity. Discussion after each sentence explains the problem, and a revision provides the solution. The naturally occurring electrolytes are significantly higher than other brands. The comparison in this sentence is not between electrolytes and other brands; it is between electrolytes in a product marketed under one brand and electrolytes in a product marketed under other brands.

2018 47

5 Top Technology Trends That Will Shape 2018

Dumb Little Man

Groundbreaking steps are happening in the technology industry all the time. In the past couple of years alone, leaps and bounds have resulted in better augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, speech recognition, and more. This year, you can expect more tech innovations to enhance our lives. Here are the top technology trends you need to watch out for this year. Augmented Reality.

2018 114

4 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Stop Avoiding Conflict

Dumb Little Man

Every day, we are bound to face conflicts and many people shut down completely because of that. Although that sounds like the easy way out, it won’t help you in the long run. In fact, it’s the other way around. Facing conflicts offers a lot of benefits. It Helps You Move Forward. The main problem with always veering away from any type of confrontation is that it denies you of opportunities for growth and improvement.

2018 113

Top 5 Things To Do In Las Vegas

Dumb Little Man

Las Vegas is considered the entertainment capital of the world and it’s easy to see why. The city literally has something for nature enthusiasts to nightlife lovers. This is why there were and over 42 million the year before. If you are thinking of visiting the place, here are the best things to do in Las Vegas to help you plan your trip. Concert Residencies. Las Vegas is famous for its concert residencies from the world’s biggest superstars.

2018 112

3 Types of Extended Phrasal Adjectives

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences includes a phrasal adjective (two or more words that modify a noun) consisting of several words, and each requires hyphenation missing from that phrase. Discussion after each example explains the problem, and revisions demonstrate solutions. These remain front and center priorities for organizations.

2018 47

3 Types of Faulty In-Line Lists

Daily Writing Tips

This post includes three examples of how sentences can go wrong because the writer has failed to support the sentence structure with the proper syntactical arrangement of words and phrases in relation to each other. Discussion after each example explains the problem, and one or more revisions demonstrate solutions. The training materials should be communicated in a way that is clear, appropriate for the users, and highlights the key benefits of the change.

2018 45

4 Tips on Making Your E-Commerce Venture a Success

Small Business CEO

Selling products online is a great way to expand the reach your company has. The easiest and most effective way to showcase the products you have to offer is by having an e-commerce website created. This type of website will allow users to browse your products, add them to a cart, and pay for them with ease. Achieving success with an e-commerce website will require a lot of hard work and time. Below are some of the things to focus on when trying to make your e-commerce venture a success.

2018 52

Using Personal Loans for Business Purchases: Pros and Cons

Small Business CEO

There are many times along the journey as an entrepreneur where the shortcomings of available funding can throw a wrench into your goals. For instance, mobile repair businesses need to be ‘mobile’ Vehicles are expensive, and it’s hard to expand such a business without purchasing more vehicles and additional staff. Investment opportunities come up all the time for those who are networking savvy. They often require a significant amount of cash to secure.

How To Dig Yourself Out Of A Bad Financial Situation

Small Business CEO

Have you recently found your company in a bad situation financially ? The good news is that you’re not the only one. The bad news is that you need to fix the situation as quickly as possible before it ruins your company’s credit and reputation. Thankfully, there are plenty of things that you can do to right the ship. Within this guide, you will discover ways to correct your company’s business finances and get out of debt. Cut Expenses Immediately.

2018 50

High-Tech Ways to Combat Construction Site Theft

Small Business CEO

Each year, thefts of equipment on construction sites and farms cost U.S. businesses and individuals between $300 million and $1 billion, according to a report by The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Thefts vastly outnumber fires, vandalism, collisions and a variety of other accidents and incidents that threaten security on construction sites across the nation. From valuable copper wire to expensive pieces of equipment, construction sites are packed with items that attract thieves.

2018 48