Sat.Sep 03, 2016 - Fri.Sep 09, 2016

8 Easy Contract Changes to Make for More Sustainable Events

Practically Perfect PA

It is our responsibility to make the changes we can to be more sustainable but naturally we cannot all chain ourselves to an oil rig and declare to stop flying places. We can however use the events industry to make small but significant changes. We can review our venue contracts and make conscious decisions to ask the questions about waste and sustainable resources. Here are 5 easy changes that can be made today. Food wastage. Think of the amount of food waste during any one event.

2016 136

10 Things You Should Know About Creating Your Happiness

Dumb Little Man

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama. A lot of people know that happiness isn’t something you find in other people or things. Despite this idea, however, people still look for happiness in all the wrong places. They look for it in their work, achievements, relationships and even possessions. Because of this, a lot of people are struggling to be truly happy.

2016 133
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Gartner's Emerging Technology Trends for 2016

Small Business Labs

What do neuromorphic machines, affective computing, smart dust, brain-computer interfaces and blockchain have in common? They're all on Gartner's 2016 list of emerging technologies. Gartner's  Gartner's 3 macro emerging technology trend areas are: Transparently immersive experiences. Perceptual smart machine age. Platform revolution. Regular readers know we love new buzzwords and buzzwords in general here at Small Business Labs.

2016 122

Podcast 021: You must back up your computer

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. In this episode, I’ll talk about why it’s critical to back up your computer and phone regularly, and give you ideas on how to do it. Here are some highlights: Why is this important? I don’t have much data. I have copies of files in other spots. I’m not tech savvy. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

2016 100

The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s guide to New York City

Practically Perfect PA

Affectionately known as the Big Apple, New York is also known as the city that never sleeps. It’s edgy, vibrant, sexy, a city rich with rich cultural activity; the place where dreamers come to fulfil their destinies. This city attracts the brightest, the best, and the biggest. Yep, that’s New York! Getting from the Airport to the City Centre. New York City (NYC) is serviced by three major airports: JF Kennedy (KEN ). This is New York’s major airport.

2016 122

6 Ways On How To Wake Up Happy

Dumb Little Man

Most people don’t like waking up in the morning feeling grouchy, anxious, and pessimistic. Aside from making your mornings unproductive, it can also negatively affect the rest of your day. If you are looking for ways to boost your optimism, here are a few tricks on how to wake up happy. Resist the Phone. According to a study by IDC Research Report, 89 percent of millennials reach for their smartphones within just 15 minutes of waking up – and the majority within just a couple of minutes.

2016 115

Go Midwest Tech Entrepreneur

Small Business Labs

Venture Beat's In 5 years, the Midwest will have more startups than Silicon Valley  covers one of my favorite trends - the rise of the Midwest as a source of tech startups. The author of the article is a partner at Drive Capital , a VC firm based in Columbus, Ohio.    They feel pretty strongly that tech entrepreneurs should consider a Midwest location for their startups.

2016 122

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Hotel trends need to make sense

Practically Perfect PA

In order to avoid missing the mark, hotel trends have to give us something we actually need– especially when it comes to business travel. Those of us working in the travel industry are constantly being bombarded with trends. Trends that influence how people are travelling, as well as trends that react to people’s travel habits. Buzzwords such as “Top Ten”, “Millennials” and “Bluxury” all promise to successfully predict the future of travel.

2016 116

15 Symptoms You Are Depressed (Even When You Think You Aren’t)

Dumb Little Man

They say depression is a silent killer because nobody knows when it creeps in and starts to affect you. Because of this, diagnosing the medical condition can be hard. This, however, doesn’t mean that there’s no way for you to recognize it. Here are 15 of the most common symptoms of depression you should know. You experience persistent, unexplainable physical pain.

2016 112

New class: Eliminating paper from your life 101

Clutter Coach

I’m teaching this class again, this time at Berkeley Adult School. This class will show you how to get back in control of paper and eliminate most of it from your life. Even in this digital age, paper is ubiquitous. It comes at us daily. You need to handle it regularly so it doesn’t take over your life. Here are the details: Date : September 27. Time: 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Venue : Berkeley Adult School, 1701 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702. Fee : $25.

2016 100

Why Teams Don't Trust One Another -- and How to Fix It

On The Job

Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.—Stephen Stephen Covey In an election year, the issue of trust is front and center as candidates at the local, state and national level argue who is the most trustworthy. Trust also is becoming a bigger deal in companies, especially as cross-functional teams strive to develop a cohesive strategy to drive innovation.

2016 116

Improve Website User Experience with Responsive Design and Augmented Reality

Brilliantly Better

A modern website is an incredibly complex beast. Static sites that sit there waiting to be interrogated by users are dead or dying. You want to serve your users better, to redesign your site to incorporate Big Data features and… The post Improve Website User Experience with Responsive Design and Augmented Reality appeared first on Dragos Roua. Business Guest Posts Productivity and Effectiveness

2016 61

Spiritual Pointers for Quitting a Bad Habit

Dumb Little Man

Bad habits aren’t totally hard to break. Although they require extra work, shifting your bad habits to positive ones is still highly doable. And there’s a lot of ways to get the job done. Aside from approaching it scientifically and medically, here’s how you can start quitting your bad habits in a spiritual point of view. Make time to meditate. Meditation is about clearing your mind and zoning out completely.

2016 111

5 Types of Errors When Representing Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

Publications generally use one of two systems of referring to numbers: Spell out numbers to ten and use numerals for all larger numbers (with some exceptions such as informal usage of large round numbers such as “a thousand” or “a million”), or spell out to one hundred and use numerals otherwise (with the same exceptions). Beyond that, several subtle rules and conventions exist, often pertaining to use of punctuation and other symbols such as hyphens.

2016 60

Uh-oh: The Boss is Ignoring You

On The Job

Sometimes your boss isn't the nicest person on the planet. He or she may bark orders at you when under great stress to meet a deadline, or even forget to say "good morning" on some occasions. But when does such behavior bode ill for you? When the boss is rude to you or ignores you on a regular basis. When the bad behavior by the boss seems to be directed mostly at you , then it's not just an indication of a boss's stress or distraction -- it's a sign your career may be in trouble.

2016 109

15 Fun Facts About Stacy Leitner

A Great Day's Work

We are meeting up today with our very own Stacy Leitner, Blogger for A Great Day’s Work. She’s ready to give you a sneak peek into her world. Why did you start the blog, A Great Day’s Work ?

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7 Great Productivity and Time Management Tools to Keep You On Track

Dumb Little Man

If you’re trying to find ways on how to be more efficient, you’ve probably considered getting a few tools to help you out. However, with so many options to choose from, picking the best one can take time, effort and even money. As not all productivity and time management tools are created the same, you have to make sure you only get the best ones that can help you get more work done. Here are 7 of the must-try tools you need to check out: MyLifeOrganized.

2016 110

5 Types of Awkward Wording to Avoid

Daily Writing Tips

The following five sentences demonstrate various ways a carelessly worded or constructed sentence can fail to communicate the intended idea. A discussion and a revision follows each example. There is a danger of overreaction and a rush to implement poorly thought through laws and regulations.

2016 60

Why All Small Business Owners Should at Least Consider Travel Insurance

Small Business CEO

These days, you can take out an insurance policy on everything from your left leg to your labradoodle, but that doesn’t mean you need to. So when it comes to buying insurance for business trips, it may sound like just another silly expense — but don’t turn your nose up just yet. Sure, as a small business CEO, your financial decisions have farther-reaching implications than they would if you ran a big-wig business.

2016 61

The Productivityist Podcast: Dai Manuel

Productivityist

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast I speak with Dai Manuel. Dai is the author of The Whole Life Fitness Manifesto and during this episode we talk about the relationship between health, wellness, and productivity and what his book and work does to promote making the most of this relationship. Relevant Links. Going One Year No Beer with Andy Ramage and Ruari Fairbairns | The Productivityist Podcast. The Whole Life Fitness Manifesto. 10% Happier by Dan Harris | Amazon.

2016 40

The Right Approach On How You Can Truly Be Successful

Dumb Little Man

Once, alchemists sought the secret formula for turning lead into gold. Nowadays, we seek things that seem to be far more complicated than transforming things to gold. One of them is success. With so many people trying to influence us, it can be difficult for most of us to really know and realize what we want. And since we’re misguided by what these people have to say, we struggle and we go around in circles trying to be successful.

2016 108

65 Compound Words Ending in “Stone”

Daily Writing Tips

Dozens of compound words, all but a few closed, end with the word stone , though some of the terms have figurative senses stemming from the original meaning and a few do not refer to actual types of rock at all. Here’s a list of most if not all compound words in which stone is the second element, with accompanying definitions. birthstone : a gem symbolically associated with the month of one’s birth. bloodstone : a type of quartz with red spots that resemble drops of blood.

2016 56

Let’s Talk: What is Conversational Marketing and Why it Matters

Small Business CEO

Two-way communication is necessary for building any healthy relationship. For business owners, open conversation is vital to understand customer needs and provide services and recommendations that solidify trust and confidence. It’s this understanding and intelligence that make good business owners even better, and make customer relationships strong.

2016 59

Office Hacks That Can Make Your Workforce More Productive

Dumb Little Man

For someone who invests money in his business, you want to make sure your office and employees stay at the top of their game. Unfortunately, however, that’s not always the case. There are late reports, typing errors and tons of backlogs that can negatively impact your investment. If you’re looking for ways to eliminate these issues and increase the productivity of your team, here are a few office hacks you can check out. The Power of Plants.

2016 106

5 Lessons You Can Learn From Cynics

Dumb Little Man

“ He has the most who is most content with the least ” – Diogenes. Cynicism was an ascetic philosophy school characterized by the renunciation of all comfort, luxury, and pleasure. Its followers believed that one can attain happiness by living a simple life- without wealth and power.

2016 105

Four Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids to Say “NO” to Junk Foods

Dumb Little Man

Brightly colored candy wrappers, cartoon characters on packages and treats that pop out of toys- I can’t even begin to count all of the junk food obstacles we are faced with every time we leave our house. Then, one time in the grocery store, I made the mistake of turning my already tired child around to face the drink cooler… “Ooh, mommy look! Seltzer Water! I want it pleeaaaaase!”. Unfortunately, it’s not seltzer water- it’s soda.

2016 104

How to Care for Others by Practicing Self-Gratitude

Dumb Little Man

“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer. We all try to take care of our loved ones to some extent. Unfortunately, however, we tend to forget one important thing along the way: ourselves. When you lose yourself in the process of taking care of other people, you experience a lot of negativity. Your sincerity to help decreases and your actions become forced.

2016 104

6 Things You Can Do To Get People To Listen To You

Dumb Little Man

Catching people’s attention and making them listen to you can be a tough job, particularly if they don’t see you as an expert in their areas of concern. In case you’re wondering how you can make them recognize your expertise, here are six things you can do. See Also: 7 Convincing Reasons for Working as a Freelancer . Listen First. Before you can make people listen to you, you have to pay close attention to them first.

2016 104

How To Keep A Conversation Going With 8 Different Topics

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever found it difficult to find a topic to talk about when you meet someone new at a social gathering? Do you find it burdensome to keep the conversation going? If your answer to these questions is a strong “yes”, then it’s probably high time you reconsider your communication skills. If you don’t know how to keep a conversation going, it can hurt your confidence and discourage you from initiating interaction with other people.

2016 104

How to 10X Your Productivity by Playing Pokemon Go

Dumb Little Man

You’re probably thinking: Pokemon Go can’t possibly improve your productivity and there’s no way it can increase all chances that you can get anything done by playing it. Well, here’s the thing. I was sitting at work one day when, suddenly, a coworker arose from his desk and hurried away. Curious, I asked another co-worker where he was off to in such a rush. I was told that he left to go defeat a “Gym” two blocks away.

2016 104

6 Ways Happiness Can Help You Be Better At Work

Dumb Little Man

For most people, happiness is hard to achieve. There are insecurities, stress and life problems they have to overcome first before they can truly be happy. However, once the storm has passed, happiness can’t only make your life easier; it can also make work a lot more enjoyable for you. Here are some of the ways happiness can positively affect you at work. You Stay Positive. Being happy at work can help you stay positive about your tasks.

2016 102

Five Clever Tips for Stress-Free Family Camping

Dumb Little Man

Let’s face it: Camping, especially with young children, can be a lot of work. And because it’s tedious, not all parents willingly take their kids whenever they go camping. If you are one of these parents, here are five tips for family camping you can use to make camping less stressful and more enjoyable for you and your little ones. Tip #1: Make a List and Use It. Sit down and make a list of all the necessary things you need to bring to your camping trip.

2016 102

Suffering From Anxiety? This Is How I Deal With Mine

Dumb Little Man

I have suffered from anxiety for as long as I can remember. I don’t know exactly what triggered it off or if it was passed down in my family genes. My best bet is that I inherited it. My mother’s side of the family suffers from different types of mental illness. Some struggle with anxiety while others from depression. I have relatives diagnosed with bipolar and a few with schizophrenia. As you can imagine, I have been around people suffering from poor mental health all my life.

2016 102

7 Different Ways to Drive in More Responses through Direct Marketing Campaign

Dumb Little Man

Direct marketing can either make or break your business. When done right, it can cause an immense increase in your sales. Unfortunately, however, direct marketing isn’t as easy as it seems. You have to figure out the right approach and the right target market before you can get it to work for you. Here are the five strategies of direct marketing you can use to increase your sales. Direct Mail. Direct mail has been a strong part of direct marketing for several years.

2016 102

Punctuation Quiz #3: Question Marks

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect style for question marks according to The Chicago Manual of Style ; revise the sentence as necessary: 1. Am I to blame? he asked himself. “Were you in the war?,” ” I asked. I wondered whether she would ever speak to me again? Would you please hand me that report? Why, when she’s already upset, would you say, “I told you so?” ” Solutions. A question mark indicates an interrogative, or direct question.

2016 53

What’s the Difference (and the Connection) Between Marquee and Marquis?

Daily Writing Tips

The words marquee and marquis are sometimes confused. Though they have distinct meanings, interestingly enough, one of the terms begat the other. Marquis stems from the Old French term marchis , meaning “border ruler,” from marche , meaning “frontier.” (The The latter term was adopted into English as march.) Used in English since the Middle Ages, the title was incorporated into the hierarchy of noblemen: A marquis ranks just below a duke and above a count.

2016 48

Parentheses

Daily Writing Tips

Parentheses serve several specific functions, but their general purpose is to set a grammatical unit of content off from the surrounding text. The parenthesized material can range from a single letter, numeral, or other symbol to an entire sentence. Because enclosing more than one complete sentence in parentheses overextends the digression, it is not recommended.) Here is a summary of ways to deploy parentheses.

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