2021

How assistants can learn to improve business processes

Practically Perfect PA

How Assistants can learn to improve business processes In this post, we will look at how Assistants can learn to improve business processes. Have you ever taken time to analyse your business processes, or do you just ‘do’ them without thinking? Do you ever notice any of your teams’ processes [.].

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Building effective workflows with your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

Building effective workflows with your Executive I’m sure you have heard the term workflow a lot. It is certainly something you will have come across if you have ever decided to research how to manage your time best and increase your productivity. It is a term often used in project [.].

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Managing colleagues who bypass you to get to your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

Managing colleagues who bypass you to get to your Executive I'm sure every Assistant will have at some point experienced a colleague who constantly goes to their Executive with every issue, question, idea before speaking to the Assistant. Am I right? I thought so!

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Remote Executive Assistant? So, what do you DO?

ProAssisting Blog

Remote Executive Assistant? So, what do you DO? The setting is usually a party, sitting next to someone on an airplane -pre-COVID- or just striking up a conversation with a fellow patron at a bar while on vacation.

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Elevating the Virtual Interviewing Experience

How do you break through the digital barrier when conducting a virtual interview and share your exceptional self? Think in unconventional ways to elevate the virtual interviewing experience.

How Much Should You Charge For Your Services Anyway?

Tips From T. Marie

I think one of the most frustrating things I dealt with when I started my business 14 years ago was trying to figure out what to charge.

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5 Ways to Keep Positive During the Holidays

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 5 Ways to Keep Positive During the Holidays appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It’s easy to place too much pressure on ourselves at this festive time of the year. We get caught up in the demands of spending, entertaining, making things bigger and better than last year.

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Developing your personal brand in a hybrid world

Practically Perfect PA

Developing your personal brand in a hybrid world According to Jeff Bezos, "your brand is what other people say about you when you're not in the room". The quote is pre-pandemic but is very relevant when developing your personal brand in a hybrid world.

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Why This is the Perfect Time to Say Goodbye to Your Boss

Tips From T. Marie

The pandemic taught us a lot of things. Some good, some not so good. One important thing that lockdowns and quarantines taught us is that just because business has always been done a certain way doesn’t mean it’s because it’s the best way.

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How to Organize Your Day

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Organize Your Day appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Do you ever rush out of the house in the morning, five minutes late, only to realize you left something important behind? Do you find yourself scrambling to complete an endless list of tasks at work before leaving the office … Continue reading → You just finished reading How to Organize Your Day ! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials.

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The Pandemic Increased Interest in Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

Forerunner Ventures' The universal holding pattern: a period of trial followed by an era of opportunity   covers survey work they've done on the impact of the pandemic on consumers. One of their main findings is the desire for empowerment and independence has increased. 

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

The Ownership Mindset: An Essential Ingredient for Career Success

Eat Your Career

“Your company owns your job. You own your career.” Earl Nightingale. In my training programs, I cite the above quote more than any other…and for good reason!

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Here’s Why Being Truthful Can’t Include Pretending

Virtual Moxie

More than you’d imagine, I hear from folks who find themselves in uncomfortable situations with colleagues and/or clients that have them upset, concerned about something, feeling worried, or generally feeling off, sometimes for days.

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The Power of Giving Yourself Permission: Hot Mess to Awesomeness Show

Stephanie LH Calahan

It is easy to look at successful people and think that they always have it “together” and that their life is nothing but joy. But, everyone has points in their life that are messy.

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Connecting the Dots Between Service and Hospitality

ProAssisting Blog

Connecting the Dots Between Service and Hospitality.

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15 Tips for Assistants on Staying Power

Office Dynamics

I am writing this blog on the eve of my 69th birthday! I wasn’t going to tell the hundreds of assistants who follow me that I was turning 69 (that sounds old). But then I decided, why not?

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How to Onboard Virtually as an Assistant

The Assistant Room

Following on from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, office life has changed beyond measure and if you're a Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant or Business Support Professional; then more may have changed for you than for most.

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How to Say "No" at Work

On The Job

Do you find it difficult to say "no"? You may find it easy to say "no" to brussels sprouts, but much tougher to say "no" to a work colleague who seems to want your help with something that doesn't sound entirely ethical or may violate company policy.

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Feeling undervalued and how to make a change

Practically Perfect PA

Feeling undervalued and how to make a change One of the many challenges that I often hear from Assistants is that their Executives and the wider organisation does not understand the role and the work that Assistants undertake.

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3 Tiny Habits That Can Shift Your Home Business Into a Growth Mindset

Tips From T. Marie

In the worlds of psychology and business, you’ll often hear the terms ‘growth mindset’ and ‘fixed mindset’.

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5 Ways to Make the Holidays More Meaningful

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 5 Ways to Make the Holidays More Meaningful appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Well… Christmas is two days away. How has the holiday season been for you? What do you celebrate, or do you choose not to celebrate?

The United Nation Reports There are 4.9 Billion Internet Users

Small Business Labs

The UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimates that 4.9 billion people are using the Internet in 2021 , which is about 63% of the world's population.

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How to Deal with Employment Gaps in Your Resume

Eat Your Career

This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Library. A participant in our recent Q&A session asked: “CVs (or resumes) are often rejected by recruiters for having career gaps.

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A Client’s Take on How to Best Approach Your Prospective Clients

Virtual Moxie

I was reading some reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally old posts and articles I’d written; many of them more than a decade old. I was surprised by how evergreen many of them are, and especially this one, so although it’s more than a decade old, I wanted to share it.

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Unmasking Imposter Syndrome on the Let’s Get Social Show

Stephanie LH Calahan

Imposter Syndrome afflicts over 70% of all people, and many don't know it is standing in the way of their dreams and goals. It is prevalent among people considered to be high-achievers. It can show up as overperforming in one area and underperforming in another.

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Do you know how much your time is worth?

ProAssisting Blog

Do you know how much your time is worth? If you’re a business owner or an entrepreneur, do you happen to know your hourly rate?

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7 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Ways to Improve Your Organizational Skills as an Administrative Assistant It is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to thrive in chaos. It feels disorganized, unscheduled, and without direction.

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5 Tips for Implementing Sustainability Practices as a Small Business

Eco-Office Gals

Increasing sustainability is a major international goal, particularly as of late. Therefore, businesses around the globe are making an effort to implement eco-friendly practices. Unfortunately, smaller businesses may not find this to be easy.

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How to Get Off on the Right Foot When Starting a New Job

On The Job

If you've just gotten a new job, congratulations! A lot of people are starting new positions, and that's something to celebrate. But before you think you've got it made, remember that your "interview" process continues after you begin the job.

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Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role

Practically Perfect PA

Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role Finding opportunities to grow in your Assistant role takes initiative - you have to work in a culture where initiative and proactivity are recognised and rewarded. You have to have the confidence and drive to see it through, and you need some [.].

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Starting a Work From Home Micro-Business has Different Rules & Requirements

Tips From T. Marie

On September 7 th , 2021 I will have run a work from home business for 14 years successfully. Over that time, I’ve discovered that although my little one-woman show gets categorized as a small business, that moniker doesn’t always fit or benefit my home office operation.

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Take Time for Rest and Relaxation

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Take Time for Rest and Relaxation appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It’s three days before Christmas and things are ready to go. There will be a couple of things that need to be done on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Mapping the Creator Economy

Small Business Labs

The venture capital firm Antler recently released The Ultimate Guide to the Creator Economy. The guide includes the map below (click to enlarge), which shows, by category, "the 220+ platforms that are empowering creators to make an income by doing what they love." 

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Looking for a Promotion? 3 Ways Managers Evaluate You

Eat Your Career

This video is an excerpt from a live training session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video (“Get that Promotion! Strategies for Career Advancement”) is available in the Career Success Library. The article below summarizes the video content.

How to Handle Things When You’ve Said Yes But Should Have Said No

Virtual Moxie

Rose scheduled an on-the-spot coaching session with me. When she called, she immediately shared that she was overwhelmed. As I listened to her, it became clear that she was overextended; she’d simply agreed to do to much for too many (her VA clients, friends, and groups she belonged to).

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Tips for Saying “No!” the Nice Way

Stephanie LH Calahan

How easy is it for you to say “no” to requests that you do not want to do? For many, it isn't easy! In today's fast-paced, activity-rich society, we are all juggling a lot of responsibilities. You believe that you are handling all of the items well, and nothing is falling yet.

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