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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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.

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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3 Keys to Developing a Successful Career

On The Job

In an ideal world, a boss recognizes your talents and helps you develop them so that your career blossoms. But in the real world, bosses are stressed and overworked and may not have a lot of time to look out for your career.

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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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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 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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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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Connecting the Dots Between Service and Hospitality

ProAssisting Blog

Connecting the Dots Between Service and Hospitality.

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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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Supporting Your Executive—Your Sole Purpose

Office Dynamics

Note: While this blog refers to being in a physical office space, you can apply the concepts to a “working from home” situation.

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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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Celebrate the Second Day of Christmas

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Celebrate the Second Day of Christmas appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a piece on ending Christmas slowly. I like the idea of stretching the celebration of Christmas through the full twelve days.

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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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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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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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Know Completely About Composite Decking

Office Organization Success

Composite decking is a modern decking material for industrial and residential decks that are capturing a market share. If you are unsure about using this content for your decking, you can read some of the brand feedback.

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Working Through the Digital Hyperactive Hive Industrial Complex

ProAssisting Blog

Working Through the Digital Hyperactive Hive Industrial Complex. THIS podcast by Ezra Klein with Cal Newport got my mind going in a number of different directions. How do we manage our deep thinking time? How do we tame the firehose of information being shot our way?

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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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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 Become an Innovative Leader

On The Job

Anyone hoping to move up the leadership ranks better put "innovative" at the top of their resume.

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How to keep emotions under control in confrontational situations

Practically Perfect PA

How to keep emotions under control in confrontational situations While working as an Assistant and in the early days of running Practically Perfect PA, if I could avoid confrontation, I would. It didn't serve me well. Because when I did have to speak to someone about a difficult subject, [.].

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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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Celebrate the Fourth Day of Christmas

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Celebrate the Fourth Day of Christmas appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, four calling birds Use today to prepare your personal communication tools for next year.

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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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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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