2021

Connecting the Dots Between Service and Hospitality

ProAssisting Blog

Connecting the Dots Between Service and Hospitality.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Moxie Tip #20: The Life You Want

Virtual Moxie

Develop standards based on the life you want to be living. Decide where your business fits into the bigger life picture. Always tuck your work around your life, rather than tucking your life around your work. Your life matters more. The post Moxie Tip #20: The Life You Want appeared first on AssistU.

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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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How to Write a Thank You Note

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Write a Thank You Note appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. As we head into the holiday, gift-giving season, it doesn’t hurt to think about the thank-you note. Writing a thank-you note does not have to be a complex process. However, the time you put into writing the note is appreciated … Continue reading → You just finished reading How to Write a Thank You Note ! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials.

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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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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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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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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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Is an Administrative Assistant Certification or Designation Worth It?

Office Dynamics

In the ever-evolving administrative profession, a topic of recent interest has been training, certification, and designations. Many top-notch organizations are looking to the future with an eye towards optimization and growth.

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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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The Independent Worker Surge

Small Business Labs

After falling by 7% in 2020 due to the pandemic, the number of independent workers (freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, etc.) rose to 51.1 million in 2021, an unprecedented 34% increase. This is the key finding from MBO Partners 2021 State of Independence research study.

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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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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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3 Mindsets That Sabotage Your Dream to Work From Home

Tips From T. Marie

Do you still have work from home dreams of a lifestyle you’d love to attain or a home business you’d like to start? Do you remember how to dream big like our kids do?

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7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It takes a lot of preparation to craft the kind of speech or presentation that is going to grab your listener’s attention. Once the speech is crafted, you need to spend a lot of time practicing, so as to make … Continue reading → You just finished reading 7 deadly sins of speakers and presenters ! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials.

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4 Ways to Handle a Colleague Who Yells at You

On The Job

Have you ever had someone yell at you at work? It's not fun. It's happened to me, and I can tell you that it was not a pleasant experience. What should you do if a colleague yells at you while on the job? You need to: 1. Stand up for yourself.

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3 Steps to Improve Accuracy and Attention to Detail in Your Work

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.

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Select the best company with good reviews

Office Organization Success

Electricity pricing is the major factor in the energy field and this will be decided based on the level of energy used for a particular place. The energy rate will be determined by the company that is working as the major energy provider.

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There Is Power in Writing Your Personal Story: Here’s How to Start

Success

I can hear my client’s breath on the phone, and it feels like the sliding door of an elevator opening—that moment when you aren’t sure whether you’ll be alone on a seconds-long ride of life—when she exhales and says, “I’m not very good with dates and times.

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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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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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