Technology of the week: Time Zone Ninja

Practically Perfect PA

This week’s Technology of the Week: Time Zone Ninja What is Time Zone Ninja? Time Zone Ninja is a straightforward tool that helps you schedule international meetings. What does Time Zone Ninja do? The interface on Time Zone Ninja is straightforward to use, firstly, select your location and the location of your attendees, and then the meeting […].

An Admin’s Guide to Understanding Daylight Saving Time & Time Zones

All Things Admin

Referencing the wrong time zone is something almost everyone does. For most people, using the wrong time zone or misunderstanding Daylight Saving Time (DST) just results in running an hour early or late. Time zone converter – [link].

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Clock In The Right Time Zone: Booking Meetings in Microsoft Outlook

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Clock In The Right Time Zone: Booking Meetings in Microsoft Outlook By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, August 28, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , MS-Outlook , Organize , Productivity , Travel D o you need to book meetings for your manager(s), but most meetings are all over the country or even internationally? Do you have trouble trying to figure out the time zone for each meeting in Microsoft Outlook ?

Executive Assistants - Schedule A Meeting In Multiple Time Zones

Bhavana Kumar

As an Executive Assistant I schedule a ton of meetings in different time zones. One tool I use quite. Meetings

Does anyone know what time it is? Calculating time internationally

Laughing all the Way to Work

Here is a tip that someone from my office gave me for calculating time internationally. To set your clock to a different time zone in Word 2007, click on the time on your computer in the bottom right-hand of your screen. This pop up will appear: Click on Change date and time settings and choose Change time zone. In the Time Zone Settings dialog box, click your current time zone in the list, and then click OK.

2008 100

The Workforce is on the Move…and so is Compensation

Bonnie Low-Krayman

WORK FROM ANYWHERE IN ANY TIME ZONE + IN-OFFICE WORK = HYBRID = NEW POLICIES. Allowing this type of flexibility has its challenges for organizations to contend with – particularly around compensation actions that may be tied to geography or cost zones. COST ZONES.

2021 82

Your Time Change Crash Course

Jen Lawrence

Time change trips up even the most experienced world-traveler and international business professional. This crash course will give you the basics of getting your bearings as the time changes and never mess up scheduling a meeting again. Standard versus Daylight Time.

2020 52

Free Webinar: Discover How to Design Your Personal Career Plan – April 15, 2021

All Things Admin

Time: 1 p.m. To find the time in your time zone, click here.). There’s no such thing as a stable career. That’s Why You Need A Plan. Change can happen at a moment’s notice.

2021 79

5 Smart Ways to Get Work Done While You Travel

Productivityist

If you are like most business persons, you are usually on the road, and with the world working on a full-time basis, there is no excuse to disconnect those several hours you are traveling. In fact, traveling has now become the best time to catch up on your work.

2021 52

Free Webinar: Fast Track Your Social Portfolio With LinkedIn – February 10, 2021

All Things Admin

Time: 12 p.m. View in your time zone. ). Free Webinar: Fast Track Your Social Portfolio With LinkedIn. Presented by Julie Perrine, Founder & CEO of All Things Admin & Jaclyn Baldovin, Digital Media Strategist and Owner of Radiant Digital Solutions.

2021 52

Armchair Digital Nomads Hitting the Road

Small Business Labs

  Nomads will also choose closer locations due to a need to be in sync time-zone wise.  "Armchair digital nomads" is the term we use to describe the millions of Americans who aren’t currently digital nomads but tell us in surveys they plan on becoming one.  

2020 228

Pros and Cons of virtual meetings

Practically Perfect PA

With the introduction of virtual meetings and teleconferencing people can communicate with each other in different time zones and locations very easily and a great deal cheaper than the cost of a flight. I really try to encourage the people I work with to try all of the various types of software that are available for holding a virtual meeting, not only because it is better for the environment and saves money but also because it saves me time organising flights and hotels for them!

2012 188

Pros and Cons of virtual meetings

Practically Perfect PA

With the introduction of virtual meetings and teleconferencing people can communicate with each other in different time zones and locations very easily and a great deal cheaper than the cost of a flight. I really try to encourage the people I work with to try all of the various types of software that are available for holding a virtual meeting, not only because it is better for the environment and saves money but also because it saves me time organising flights and hotels for them!

2012 178

10 Apps for Administrative Productivity and Organization

Office Dynamics

To-Do List Apps: Long on to-dos and short on time? Enter your habits, tasks, and hobbies into a to-do list app such as SuperNote , Wunderlist or Timeful. Timeful will suggest the optimal time to complete them. This smart app even “learns” your schedule and adapts to your busy and available times. You can update statuses, track time and tasks, and get real-time updates on all your projects. I use the Time Zone Converter by TimeAndDate.

2017 170

The Rise of Independent Worker Teams: Fiverr's Studios and Upwork's Agency Experience

Small Business Labs

And in the 3rd wave, railroads changed society in a variety of ways including opening up the West, helping to create suburbs and creating economic opportunities for rural areas (they also created standardized time zones).   One example we used was what we called at the time "hives" , which we described as: Cloud-adapted small businesses will increasingly be made up of individuals who share talent to form a team.

2019 157

Tips for Getting Virtual Teams to Collaborate More

On The Job

Vint Cerf is a long-time innovator known for his natty three-piece suits, his work as Google’s chief internet evangelist and as one of the fathers of the Internet. Cert has expressed concern for Google’s remote team members who almost never see one another face to face, often working in different time zones. So when this well-dressed Internet pioneers says that collaboration among remote workers is a concern, it’s clear that more organizations need to pay attention.

2016 126

Time Saving versus Bending Over Backwards

Office Organization Success

Getting clients to self-schedule is such a HUGE time-saver as it eliminates the back and forth of emails. They then compare their schedule to your availability and when they find a suitable time slot they will go ahead and book that time with you. See what a huge time-saver it is! In this global age it’s important to keep in mind time zone differences, so by offering some variation you will accommodate as many different time zones as possible.”.

2014 142

Virtues of going Virtual: Working whilst on holiday

Practically Perfect PA

One of the reasons I became a Virtual Assistant was the flexibility to allow me to travel for longer periods of time, I now have the freedom of being able take my laptop and work from any location around the world. Depending on where you are in the world, working on different time zones to your clients can be tricky but with plenty of planning and preparation in the lead up to your trip, your service needn’t be compromised.

2014 165

Leading Remote Teams? 3 Ways to Avoid Confusion and Burnout

Success

One of the major advantages of having an in-person team is that everyone is in the same time zone and works roughly the same hours every day. The idea is that you don’t expect any single subset of the team to bear all the responsibility for overcoming time differences.

2021 95

All Around the World

The Edge VA

Your followers are not always on-line, and they’re not all in the same time zone as you. Twitter is used all over the world, and chances are your business has something to offer clients and customers on every continent. (If If not, why not?) Messages that you send at 5pm Pacific aren’t seen by Liz in

5 Amazing Tools That'll Help Recruiters Master The Art Of Productivity

Recruit CRM

However, in this article, we're going to help you select some essential tools that will be beneficial for hiring candidates and save you loads of time. The most exceptional productivity experts have failed time and again before finally unlocking their true potential.

2021 52

How to remain relevant in the 4th Industrial Revolution

The Persistent Assistant

Our desire for constant connectivity and instant gratification have resulted in everyone being connected and contactable most of the time…. Other than class-based training and distance learning there is also online training means that you can now constantly upskill yourself in your own free time. If you cannot afford to go on courses you can spend your spare time reading blogs and forums relevant to your industry to keep your knowledge base current.

2020 40

How to Develop a Strong EA Group in a Company – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

As EA we encounter numerous challenges in working together due to different times zones, but we do our best to let our executives shine. Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individuals problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below. Katrien B asks: We are a start-up company with offices in EMEA and in the US.

2019 123

Frugal Ways to Improve Remote Team’s Productivity

Productivity Bits

Those kinds of team members never see each other face to face, and sometimes even work in different time zones, which obviously means that it’s that much harder to stay in sync. Now, there are times when distance between teams is something that can’t be avoided. Be aware of time zones To increase productivity, use cycled work schedules. During this time, everyone should be working no matter what their location.

2017 100

The First Step To Taking Care Of Yourself Is Knowing Yourself

My EA Career

They included: Do you go to bed at a decent time and still wake up tired? At the best of times I am the queen of procrastination and this predisposition was made much clearer to me after I read the book “The Four Tendencies” by Gretchen Rubin.

2020 52

Tech Jobs Moving to the Midwest

Small Business Labs

The New York Times article  Hot Spot for Tech Outsourcing: The United States looks at the outsourcing of software development tasks to lower cost U.S. greatly reduces issues and problems associated with  navigating time zones, cultures and languages that are common with international outsourcing.  Key quote from NY Times article: companies in every industry need mobile apps and appealing websites, which can be made smarter with data and constantly updated.

2017 140

Creating Your Freedom Business - Expert Panel Shares Tips (Part 3)

Stephanie LH Calahan

I let my peeps know where I am (and the time. times I've been back & forth between Kauai and the mainland, it's. Many of clients travel for work and pleasure, crossing multiple time zones. Do high intensity cardio - it will help with jet lag, sleeping in a new time zone and oxygen replenishment. On a really long flight, do your best to get some shut eye, and when you land, hit the ground running in your new time zone.

2013 187

40 Outlook hacks for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

To add a second time zone to your calendar go to Options >Calendar>Time zones>Show a second time zone. This opens a requester with a “Do not deliver before:” field; enter a date and time, then click Close. After you hit Send, the message will be held until the specified time for sending. If you find yourself regularly performing a particular task then Quick Steps can save you time.

2016 196

The Rise of Social Leadership

Small Business CEO

But social media allows leaders to connect directly, regardless of geography and time zones. Social media is becoming a key leadership skill. Social media represents a real opportunity for leaders – a place where they can engage with employees, customers and peers alike. To create a personal brand, keep up to date and to lead with transparency and authenticity. On a practical level, most leaders can’t engage face to face with the people that work for them. It just isn’t possible.

2017 50

Administrative Assistants Biggest E-mail Issues

Office Dynamics

Dealing with different time zones. Finding time to prioritize issues within the e-mails. Tags: Technology Time Management During my Become an Inner Circle Assistant workshop in Houston, I asked the attendees (a rather large group representing various companies), to list their biggest issues with e-mail. Here is the list they came up with in order of priority. Volume -- by far, this was the biggest complaint in terms of managing the tremendous volume of e-mails.

2010 109

7 Simple Steps to Organizing & Hosting a Successful Teleclass

Office Organization Success

But a couple of the downsides, and probably why many solopreneurs don’t take advantage of this simple marketing strategy, is that: You need to spend some time preparing the material and organizing the event. If this is your first time at hosting an event – keep it simple – 25 minute presentation (which includes your introduction) and 20 minute open Question & Answer session (which also includes your offer and closing statement).

2015 202

PA in Europe

Practically Perfect PA

I did something a bit crazy this weekend and now writing this blog I am absolutely exhausted and in complete recovery mode but at the same time I wouldn’t change my weekend for the world. To visit these countries over a weekend meant a few long train journeys (including an overnight train) and lots of running around to try and see everything in the limited amount of time I was there.

2012 144

Who is attending the Virtual Summit?

Practically Perfect PA

I thought today would be a good time to give you all a quick update on where we are with the Virtual Summit. I have been getting a lot of emails from assistants wondering how they can watch the Summit in their time zone. Instead, you can log on to the Summit the following day and watch the sessions in your own time. Being the first event of its kind for Personal Assistants there is a lot, lot, lot of planning going on! So, who is attending the Virtual Summit?

2017 158

Management Practices That Make Employees Quit

On The Job

So it’s time to break the bad habits that are making you a terrible manager. You don’t think they need a day off after they’ve returned exhausted from business travel across different time zones. Let’s say you’re watching an episode of Dr. Phil where someone is describing a person in his or her life that yells, is rude, blames everyone else for mistakes and expects others to jump 24/7 whenever it is demanded.

2014 172

Do you want to speak at Assist Travel 2016?

Practically Perfect PA

For example, you may like to talk about that trip that saw your Exec cross every continent and time zone – how did you manage it, what did you learn from such a difficult trip and what advice can you pass on to other assistants? What about that time you organised a meeting for all of your team in Moscow and had to arrange the visas, hotels, ground transport and everything else from your desk in London – how did you cope?

2016 122

Administrative Assistants Biggest E-mail Issues

Office Dynamics

Dealing with different time zones. Finding time to prioritize issues within the e-mails. Technology Time ManagementDuring my Become an Inner Circle Assistant workshop in Houston, I asked the attendees (a rather large group representing various companies), to list their biggest issues with e-mail. Here is the list they came up with in order of priority. Volume -- by far, this was the biggest complaint in terms of managing the tremendous volume of e-mails.

2010 100

5 Ways to Significantly Increase Attendance of Your Free Teleclass

Office Organization Success

Due to different time zones the actual teleclass time may be the middle of the night for some participants and, unless they’re really dedicated, they’re not going to want to get up in the middle of the night to listen to a teleclass! Next time you host a free teleclass implement at least two of the steps I’ve outlined above, and watch not only your registration rate increase, but live attendance on the call will significantly increase too!

2015 176

Guidelines for Effective Email Writing

Jen Lawrence

” Unless we haven’t communicated in a long time (or ever), you can skip the “How are you?” Pst, bonus points if you include time zones! We live in a global environment – don’t assume the reader knows where you are and your time zone.). One of the biggest complaints in today’s modern communications is there are too many emails. We step away from our inboxes for an hour and BOOM! Thirty more emails.

2019 46

Farmshoring Knowledge Work

Small Business Labs

  The main advantages are lower costs without the cultural, language and time zone issues associated with outsourcing work overseas.   The New York Times has two articles on major law firms hiring associates in smaller cities.  Cost Farmshoring - also called insourcing   - describes outsourcing or locating operations in rural areas or smaller, lower cost towns in the US instead of moving them off-shore. 

2011 124

My Favourites

Laughing all the Way to Work

Here are some of My Favourites with their corresponding links. Some of these I use on an almost daily basis.

2008 100

8 Productivity Apps Every Business Owner Needs

Productivityist

But the real power is its robust real-time system that allows quick changes and asynchronous communication. For example, you can set deadlines, schedule specific times and dates and organize tasks into projects. Toggl – Keep Track of Time. In that time, the tree will grow.

2021 52

I Am Going A.M.

Productivityist

One of the big things about traveling across several time zones – and then coming back after only a short period of time – is that the attempts to stick to your own time zone becomes all the more necessary. I find it takes at least two days to get used to the new time zone, and then another two days to get reacquainted with my own once I return. Imagine taking a six-day trip across four time zones…and trying to time shift in he process.

2012 40

Your business travel tips

Practically Perfect PA

Creating an itinerary for even the short trips allows me to stay on top of flight times, hotel locations and meeting details. Enter all travel details at appropriate times in his/her Outlook calendar, if used. Set a reminder several hours ahead of flights, and be sure to select the correct time zones involved. Make sure your phone and laptop are charged at all times – If you do not feel right in a situation, then go with your gut feeling.

Travel 157