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    Debunking Six Social Media Myths

    Debunking Six Social Media Myths
    For companies, resistance to social media is futile. Millions of people are creating content for the social Web. Your competitors are already there. Your customers have been there for a long time. If your business isn't putting itself out there, it ought to be. But before you take the plunge, bear in mind the many myths that surround social media. 1. ...
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    Stopping Survivor Guilt

    Stopping Survivor Guilt
    As an administrator in an era of massive layoffs, it's your job to stave off survivor guilt before it lowers the morale and productivity of remaining employees. The subject of survivor guilt—the despair employees feel when co-workers fall victim to downsizing— comes up during every recession, but 2009 promises a uniquely virulent strain of the affliction. "The layoffs are just starting," ...
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    Be the Star of Your Own Network

    Be the Star of Your Own Network
    How would you like to establish yourself as the hub of an expanding network? Organizing and hosting your own networking events is a smart way to accomplish this. Why should you host an event? First, you will take charge of meeting new people and expanding your network. Second, you establish yourself as a connector, creating a reason for people to want ...
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    Trade Show Survival Strategies

    Trade Show Survival Strategies
    Much has been written about preparing for trade shows where you will be an exhibitor, but since most small business owners will be visiting booths at least as often as they’ll be hosting them, here are a few tips to help you make the most of those occasions. Some are more obvious than others, but sometimes the simplest ideas can be ...
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    Learn to Work a Career Fair - Before, During and After

    Learn to Work a Career Fair - Before, During and After
    It isn't often that a bunch of employers will gather for several hours in a purposeful effort to meet you and other job seekers. So when a career fair is held in your city or, even better, right on your own campus, it's smart for you to attend. But to get something from the experience beyond a few free key chains, ...
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    Managing Unhealthy Conflicts at Work

    Managing Unhealthy Conflicts at Work
    Admit it… we all have someone in our work life that can grate on our nerves - sometimes a lot. It may be your boss, your subordinate or a peer. It might be an on-going annoyance or just at particular times. While, ideally, we’d like to change the situation, the reality is that any time we work with a group of ...
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    He Said, She Said: Decoding Office Communication Between the Sexes

    He Said, She Said: Decoding Office Communication Between the Sexes
    Let's face it: As aggravating and frustrating as they can be, gender differences are also great fun. No, I don't mean that way. I mean that gender differences strike our funny bone. I suppose it has something to do with our past experiences and the vulnerability many of us feel in our personal relationships with the opposite sex. And we are ...
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    Going Green in the Office

    Going Green in the Office
    How green is your office? Do you regularly practice the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle? Listed below are ten strategies for reducing your office’s environmental footprint. How many of these do you do on a regular basis? h4. Saving Paper -Use recycled paper products. -Before you click on that Print button, ask yourself if you really need a hard copy. ...
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    Relax at Your Desk with These Techniques

    Relax at Your Desk with These Techniques
    Working at a desk can be more stressful to your body than you may think. Spending long periods of time in a desk chair can cause your circulation to slow down, meaning your muscles aren't getting enough oxygen, and that often results in muscle tension. And if you have the added stress of a type-A-personality boss, you could be on your ...
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    Organizing a Conference: Tips & Templates

    Organizing a Conference: Tips & Templates
    From the original blog post, Organizing a Conference Organizing a conference can be fun! Really! I enjoy it. The only problem is, you usually have to organize the conference and still do all your other work and that makes for some pretty hectic days leading up to the event. You definitely need to be organized! Start with a good To-Do list. ...
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    Canceled Package Deals Can Carry Stiff Penalties

    Canceled Package Deals Can Carry Stiff Penalties
    Question: Several months ago, my son booked a five-night trip to Las Vegas on Travelocity. The trip cost $1,656 for the hotel and airfare, and he paid for it using a Chase Visa debit card. He later decided to cancel the trip due to pending surgery. He called Travelocity and was told he could get about $900 back on the hotel ...
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    Valentine's Day Ideas and Tips for the Office

    Valentine's Day Ideas and Tips for the Office
    Valentine's Day is about chocolates and roses for some employees, but cavities and allergies for others. Be sure Valentine's Day in your office is kept in good spirits and is within yours or the offices' budget. As admins, a major part of our job is to keep office morale high. With massive budget cuts and layoffs this year, it would be ...
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    Finessing the Business Meal: Part II

    Finessing the Business Meal: Part II
    “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” ~ Marie Curie You will find yourself attending many business dining events during your career and you may find that you are (or will become) the host of your own business meetings, as well. The key to a successful and smooth get-together over a meal lies in your ...
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    Finessing the Business Meal: Mind Your Table Manners

    Finessing the Business Meal: Mind Your Table Manners
    In your business life, you will be required to attend business meetings, formal and informal events, even interviews, that involve dining. Knowing what is expected of you as the guest or the hostess is very important, and this knowledge, or lack of, can make or break your business dealings. In this article, I will explain a few basic table manners that ...
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    Looking for Great Deals for Your Office?

    Looking for Great Deals for Your Office?
    From the blog post Looking for Great Deals for Your Office? Are you the person that purchases stationary and other items for your department? Do you feel that you could find better buys, not just by going to the different stores such as Staples or Grand & Toy, but online as well? There are some companies that, unfortunately, don’t allow for ...
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    February Is “Archive Your Files” Month

    February Is “Archive Your Files” Month
    It seems that you’ve just got used to it being a new year, and here it is February, and time to archive your files! Why archive your files? Quite simply, because if you don’t, your filing cabinet will become overfilled, and you’ll have trouble locating needed documents and finding room for new ones. When your filing system is inconvenient to use, ...
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    Outlook … Not Just for Email! Using Your Outlook Tasks

    Outlook … Not Just for Email! Using Your Outlook Tasks
    Microsoft Outlook is one of the most widely used software programs for email, but if you’re only using it for email, you’re missing out on a great productivity tool! Here are a few ways you can use the Outlook Tasks feature to keep track of your to-do list. h4. Assign categories to your tasks. If you have a lot of items ...
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    Real-World Cost-Cutting Practices

    Real-World Cost-Cutting Practices
    These 4 companies are saving money in day-to-day operations. And they're doing it without affecting the customer experience. What began as a challenging economic cycle has spiraled into a recession. Most employers have laid off employees, put a hold on future projections and nixed large purchases for the sake of survival. It may leave you thinking there's nothing more to do ...
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    Preparing Your Office for Natural Disasters

    Preparing Your Office for Natural Disasters
    Natural disasters--whether tornado, flood, earthquake or fire--can be devastating both personally and professionally. Although you can't control disasters, you can take steps to prepare for the unexpected. -Make a video record of your belongings. Buy, rent or borrow a video camera, and videotape everything in your office. While taping, describe in detail everything you see. As they say, "A picture is ...
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    9 Ways to Save on Rental Cars

    9 Ways to Save on Rental Cars
    We focus so much on hotel and airfare costs that it's easy to overlook other areas where prices have climbed steadily--and sometimes insidiously. Dining is one (we've all eaten the mediocre $35 room-service breakfast). Renting a car is another. Even with gas prices back at tolerable levels--for now, anyway--car rental costs are about as high as they've ever been. But you'd ...
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