Raise your hand if you like automated phone message systems…

ProAssisting Blog

I know that they ask for this information—account numbers, PINS, last 4 digits of your social security number—so that the representative has your account or profile pulled up when they take your call but based on my experience 98% of the time, I have to repeat that information to them anyway… just ridiculous. hard disk recovery on With cloud computing, who needs to back-up their data?

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Why I Discourage Phone Calls. Should You?

Tips From T. Marie

I’ve had a couple of people mention the fact that my phone number isn’t so easy to find on my Clerical Advantage website. Because I tend to discourage phone calls. It’s not that I don’t communicate by phone, in fact I do coaching calls, client consultations and more via phone. I certainly see value in a phone (or Skype) call for certain situations. Don’t mistake me saying that I discourage phone calls for discouraging contact.

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Why Using Personal Phone Numbers Looks Unprofessional

Small Business CEO

You can’t grow your business using your personal phone. More importantly, if you use your personal phone for business, it will make your business look unprofessional in the eyes of potential buyers. You can set up a VoIP line and still take business calls on your cell phone. In the future, however, your VoIP phone number can grow along with your business. … The post Why Using Personal Phone Numbers Looks Unprofessional appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

Mobile Phone Recycling – Promoting Proper Disposal of Electronic Gadgets

Eco-Office Gals

Mobile phone recycling is the best practice to save the planet and also to generate money in the process. Improper disposal of phones only fills out the landfills. Despite an economic downturn, the consumption of cell phones is on a steady rise. Every youngster anywhere in the world replaces a phone almost every 18 months. Thus, mobile phones hardly have a life-cycle of 2 years. With the use of mobile phones, network consumption has also increased over time.

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Preparing for the Phone Interview

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Preparing for the Phone Interview On April 22, 2010, In Uncategorized , By CareersDoneWrite.com 0 It has become commonplace for companies to conduct phone interviews before bringing candidates in for a full screen. Many of my clients have asked me to help them prep for a phone interview.

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Moxie Tip 329: No More Phone Tag

Virtual Moxie

I hate being interrupted, and I hate playing phone tag. That's so true that my voicemail (office and mobile) is set up witha greeting meant to get more people to send me email so that I’m not interrupted. In part, it shares that if there’s any time sensitivity to what they need, they’d be smart to send it via email rather than leaving voicemail.

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How to Manage Your Phone Call Mayhem

Productivity Bits

Here at Finmouse we use approximately 5 packs of post-its a week, we have an average of 500 plus contacts in our Phone Books, we talk to at least 50 phone contacts a day and probably have to remember 30 to 40 tasks related to those contacts. To get rid of this phone call mayhem, we came up with Call Reminder Notes an app that allows you to assign Reminder Notes to Phone Contacts, showing Reminder Notes during call with that Contact.

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Phone Coaching to Get You Organized

Clutter Coach

We discuss what you got done last week, how it went, what problems came up and how to deal with them, what you're planning for next week and how you'll make that happen. Click the link above for more details, or the one under Phone Coaching in the left column. As always, the initial half hour phone consultation is free. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post Phone Coaching to Get You Organized appeared first on Clutter Coach.

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Why Local Startups Should Use a Local Phone Number

Small Business CEO

Entrepreneurs can give their businesses a significant boost in credibility by signing up for a local VoIP phone number. Many, however, forget that a considerable segment of consumers still prefers familiar and time-tested phone communication. … The post Why Local Startups Should Use a Local Phone Number appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Management business phone local phone number

5 Things to Help You Ace a Phone Interview

On The Job

They think they'll get some kind of warning that a phone interview will take place, when that's often not the case. Sometimes a hiring manager will just pick up the phone and call. While it's tempting to pick up the phone immediately when you see on caller ID that it's a hiring manager, it's better to get to a quiet space -- or wake up -- before you attempt a serious conversation. The minute you apply for a job, the preparation must begin.

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4 Tips for Doing Well in a Surprise Phone Interview

On The Job

I've written before about phone interviews , and my friend Scot Herrick over at Cube Rules recently addressed the issue in a helpful post. I think anyone can do well in a phone interview if they're prepared, but what happens when you get an ambush call? into the phone as you step in dog barf (the dog didn't like the cushion so much) and suddenly your career is teetering on the abyss. Have copies of your resume and talking points near the phone.

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How Do You Break Up with a Mentor?

Success

If your mentor seems oblivious to the problems, then ask them for a meeting, either on the phone or in person, and explain the ways they’ve helped you to grow and that you’re ready to pursue new opportunities. The post How Do You Break Up with a Mentor?

5 Ways to Nail a Surprise Phone Interview

On The Job

I think anyone can do well in a phone interview if they're prepared, but what happens when you get an ambush call? into the phone as you step in dog barf (the dog didn't like the cushion so much) and suddenly your career is teetering on the abyss. Children with less than stellar telephone-answering skills should be asked to refrain from answering the phone, unless they can tell from caller i.d. Don't answer the phone when you're in rush hour traffic or eating lunch.

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10 Tips for Taking Effective Phone Messages

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 10 Tips for Taking Effective Phone Messages Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on October 14, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Write it down on a piece of paper, preferably a phone-message pad. Make sure you have a working pen and a back up. Before you hang up, read the message details back to the caller, to make certain that they are correct.

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Is Your Phone Hurting Your Career?

On The Job

Are you being held hostage by your phone? In my personal experience, mindlessly relying on my phone and computer has been a useful, albeit insidious, way of avoiding uncomfortable feelings," writes Charlotte Lieberman , a New York-based writer and editor in the HBR article. In my job as a journalist, I get to interview a lot of people about a variety of career and workplace issues, and one issue that keeps popping up is the lack of one-on-one connections.

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How to Win the First Impressions Game: Start with Your Phone Answering Service

Small Business CEO

Research has demonstrated that about 70% of clients will hang up immediately on the off chance that they are sent to voice mail.… … The post How to Win the First Impressions Game: Start with Your Phone Answering Service appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

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Some of the Best GTD Apps for Android Phones

Productivity Bits

There are many different GTD apps that are available for Android phones. All cell phone plans and phones make downloading apps easy to do for your android phone. Android phones are typically able to access an Android Market in order to download the apps. The task manager allows you to set up group events and projects. The app is like having a “to do” notebook right on your cell phone. It is a free app for Android phones 1.5 and up.

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Shake It Up!

Office Dynamics

It’s time to shake things up. This week I’d like you to really step out of your comfort zone—shake it up! It might be related to technology; how to use your sophisticated office phone system; how to use color coding for emails; how to have daily huddles with you and more. I dare you to shake yourself up this week. The post Shake It Up! Okay, Monday Motivators, it is the last week of February 2015.

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We Know We're Rude With Our Phones -- But We Don't Do Anything About It

On The Job

Employees used their phones to do just about everything -- banning them from work would be like asking them to work with both hands tied behind their backs. But the one thing that hasn't changed is that people are still annoying others with their phone use. They still yell into their phones. They still goof off on their phones instead of working. Eighty percent say it's inappropriate to check a phone during a meeting, but 50% admit doing it.

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5 Options for Setting Appointments that Don’t Require a Phone

Tips From T. Marie

If you’re someone who has done business the traditional way for years you may not be able to fathom the idea of an office that doesn’t rely on the phone to do business. The truth is, while a well-planned and scheduled phone call is still a relevant business tool, a lot of time is wasted on the phone that could be better spent. Click To Tweet For example, how many times have you, your assistant or receptionist played phone tag trying to schedule a meeting or appointment?

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To Produce, Consume, or Just Leave My Phone in My Pocket

Productivityist

Then Kelly and Ferriss agreed on something I hadn’t thought of, their phones are poor input devices. It isn’t easy to produce something on our phones, so why focus on it when you can do better work someplace else? I couldn’t search online nearly as quickly, I lacked the efficiency of keyboard shortcuts, and my phone was starting to lag. Okay, so using my phone as an input device didn’t work – but that was only one side to the coin.

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Time to Break Up?

Step It Up VA Coaching

The phone rings. It’s break-up time. Establishing boundaries with clients early in the relationship AND becoming clear on who is an ideal client for you will help to eliminate having difficult clients but some will sneak through on occasion, and these difficult clients will eat up your time, energy and passion for your business…but only if you let them. You’ll be freeing yourself from negativity, and opening up an opportunity for better clients to come in.

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How to Beat the Competition: 24/7 Phone Answering Service

Small Business CEO

There are a number of things a small business can do, but today I’m going to suggest setting your business up to be able to take more calls — immediately!… … Information Technology business competition phone answering serviceA common complaint among small business owners is the battle to beat out the competition that exists in this day and age.

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10 tips to tidy up your inbox

Practically Perfect PA

Recently I have been doing a lot of research on how to maximise my time, be more productive and generally kick ass during the hours I can dedicate to work (the rest of my time is taken up with making meals that my kids don’t eat, tidying up Lego and my other half’s dirty clothes that never quite make it to the laundry bin and binge watching Orange is the New Black). So today, I am sharing my 10 tips to tidy up your inbox.

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Phone Answering Service

Small Business CEO

Choosing the right phone answering service to take your customer calls and/or take calls from clients and associates when you’re not available is critical to growing a business successfully. This is why it’s so important to come up with a plan of attack that will help you match your unique needs with the abilities of the call center or private answering service you end up choosing. … Customer Service phone answering service

Should You Follow Up After an Interview?

On The Job

No phone calls or emails from the hiring manager. Should you follow up? But if a week goes by and you've heard nothing, now is the time to follow up. If you feel like you didn't mention something that makes you right for the job, you can mention it in your follow-up. If you get the elusive "we're still considering candidates" response from the hiring manager, then you're going to have to wait another week to follow up or just be more patient and await the decision.

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How to Choose the Best Phone Answering Service for Your eCommerce Business

Small Business CEO

When it comes to phone service in an ecommerce business, the level needs to be top-notch. ” Understanding just how important customer service is, it’s not enough to call up the first phone answering service you see on the front page of Google, sign up, and call it a day.… … Economy & Environment ecommerce phone answering servicePoor service costs companies billions of dollars every year.

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5 Major Reasons Why Agency Recruiters Should Sign Up For Recruit CRM's ATS

Recruit CRM

Here's an article that can help you set up Recruit CRM's chrome extension on your browser. The resume parser captures basic details such as a candidate's name, phone number, email, city, social media profile URLs and more.

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Answering Reader Mail: Phone Calls and Following Up Tips

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Say when a client follows up something constantly, and you haven't had any instructions from your boss. I probably follow up every 2-3 days. 2) You should follow up with the client first before he can follow up with you. I also try to follow up with the client first by writing an email or leaving them a voicemail. Sometimes I have to follow up with them once a week for an entire month. They feel bad to take you up on your offer most of the time.

Get On The Phone With Joan: A Q&A Opportunity

Office Dynamics

Details on how to sign up for the call coming soon. Sign up below for access to our call so you can "get on the phone with Joan!". For the first time ever , Joan will be on the line, live on Tuesday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time/2:00 p.m. Eastern, to answer your questions. Not sure about what program is best for you? Have a question that hasn't already been answered on our website? Joan will be taking questions live on March 19.

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A Look at Explora: A Mobile Phone Option for US-Bound Travelers

Productivityist

Do I want to pony up the cash needed to deal with data worry-free during my trip? Do I want to finally settle on getting a phone for US travel only? Do I want to risk it and see how much I wind up spending with as little use as possible? I exchange, I let them know I’d offer up my thoughts here at Productivityist. Considering what pricing would look like for the average mobile phone user, Explora saves foreign travellers to the US a ton of money.

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Routine Check Up

Practically Perfect PA

A large part of our role is to be the fountain of knowledge within the company, if you aren’t being asked where the stationary is then you are probably on the phone answering a query about a meeting taking place that day. Earlier this week I was reading an article on how to stay motivated and set routines that enable you to maximise your productivity.

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Free Ecourse Sign Up Page

Clutter Coach

It’s true that clients pay me for clutter coaching, in person and on the phone, but if all they need is a little push, a bit of hand holding, I’m happy to offer that. I offer free clutter coaching in person if you’re in my area and over the phone (video calls are available!) You can read about my in-person service here and phone coaching here. When you sign up for the ecourse, you’ll also be getting a free subscription to my monthly ezine. Below is the link to sign up.

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Time to Break Up?

Step It Up VA Coaching

The phone rings. It’s break-up time. Establishing boundaries with clients early in the relationship AND becoming clear on who is an ideal client for you will help to eliminate having difficult clients but some will sneak through on occasion, and these difficult clients will eat up your time, energy and passion for your business…but only if you let them. You’ll be freeing yourself from negativity, and opening up an opportunity for better clients to come in.

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Clutter Coach

by I’ve been reading Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Although I have my laptop and my phone with me, I feel unconnected to my life at home, in a good way. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up appeared first on Clutter Coach. Early in the book, she tells readers how important it is to start with a vision of how you want your life to be after getting organized.

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Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

The skills you pick up along the assistant career path are invaluable and I for one would not be able to do the job I do today if I hadn’t started as a Team Administrator back in 2003. Sometimes it is easy to forget what we learn over the years so lets have a little reminder of the skills we have picked up at various stages of our careers: Administrator: Improving computer skills from intermediary to advanced . Speaking with confidence on the phone and forwarding calls.

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It's Time to Break Up With ClientZilla!

The Brainy Gal

The day I broke up with that client felt like the weight of the world being lifted off my shoulders.and I made a deal with myself to NEVER let it happen again. It's cool when I first start work with a new client that they want to check up on me, make sure we're on the same page.

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The ups and downs of working from home

Practically Perfect PA

I didn’t have a blackberry… actually I didn’t have a mobile phone that accepted emails or had the internet so it wasn’t easy to stay connected. This meant starting up my home computer from 1997, connecting it to my dial-up internet and attempting to log onto the torturously slow remote email system. I guess I saw working from home as either skiving off or something the grown-up managers did with their superior equipment!

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Clutter Coach

by I’ve been reading Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Although I have my laptop and my phone with me, I feel unconnected to my life at home, in a good way. The post The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up appeared first on Clutter Coach Early in the book, she tells readers how important it is to start with a vision of how you want your life to be after getting organized. Be specific about what you want and also why you want it.

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Why a Single Phone Line is All You Need

The Marq

TheMarq A Human Perspective on Business and Life Why a Single Phone Line is All You Need Technology Review I’m writing today about the use of a single phone line for all business and/or personal phone and SMS communication. I already owned a cell phone number, had an assigned IP Telephony work phone and fax number, a home number, and I used assigned phone numbers when I was at client sites.