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    What Does Your Voice Say About You?

    What Does Your Voice Say About You?
    From the original blog post "What Does Your Voice Say About You?" I’ll probably get a bit of ‘hate mail’ for this one, but I’m going to say it here anyway. I received a phone call from a lady who had seen my advert in the Yellow Pages and she wanted to know how she could become one of the people ...
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    Anti-Virus, Spam & Protection Info

    Anti-Virus, Spam & Protection Info
    Protect your computer, files, information, your company and your clients by ensuring your computer is safe. Follow the guidance from the experts below to be sure you don't compromise your safety and make yourself vulnerable to viruses. In addition, don't waste your time and efforts sorting through that awful Spam e-mail. Not only are they annoying but they can also contain ...
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    Anti Virus Protection: Advice to Internet Users

    Virus has been a great threat to internet users. Protecting yourself from this destructive program is a basic necessity for internet users even if you are just checking your e-mail. You cannot avoid viruses because sooner or later you will have one. What's important is that have the knowledge about viruses and how to use Anti Virus protection. You can take ...
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    Warning: The Most Dangerous Computer Viruses

    Impact of Viruses on Computer Systems Virus can be reprogrammed to do many kinds of harm including the following. 1.Copy themselves to other programs or areas of a disk. 2.Replicate as rapidly and frequently as possible, filling up the infected system’s disk and memory rendering the systems useless. 3.Display information on the screen. 4.Modify, corrupt or destroy selected files. 5.Erase the ...
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    More Than a Fun Day Out: Experts Advise on the Best Team-Building Excercise Tips

    More Than a Fun Day Out: Experts Advise on the Best Team-Building Excercise Tips
    Corporate team building is such an industry that it’s hard to remember when getting sweaty wasn’t a business objective. But is orienteering really going to improve relations when you’re knee-deep in manure and Dave from accounts has no sense of direction? Three experts share advice on how to get the best from your bunch. 1. Know your objectives. “You need to ...
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    Top 10 Ways to Protect Yourself From Computer Viruses

    As more and more people are becoming comfortable using their computers at school, home or in the office it’s only a matter of time before they encounter a computer virus. Here are our top 10 steps to protect you from computer viruses. 1) Use a high quality anti-virus program. There are many different anti-virus computers programs on the market some of ...
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    Computer Repairs - 8 Tips for Emergencies

    Computer Repairs - 8 Tips for Emergencies
    In the ideal situation, you buy a computer, install it and use it smoothly. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Everybody will receive some error messages sometimes or some unexplained failures. Should you call in a computer technician immediately or are there a few things that you should try by yourself to solve the problem? It depends on the case. ...
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    Important Email Habits Tips and Tools

    Important Email Habits Tips and Tools
    Email Attachments Be sure to upgrade your antivirus before you open anything and remember to practice safe email habits. - Do NOT open any emails from unknown senders. - Never save or open an attachment from a suspicious email. Specifically, never save or open any .ZIP, .SCR, .EXE, .BAT, .COM or even .JPG or .GIF files from such emails. These files ...
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    Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    You may think that sexual advances are just a part of the stereotype that surrounds administrative staff - for years, the "Secretary" icon has been linked to sexuality and femininity in a derogatory manner. For some, the boss's daily comment on how you look is just part of the job. After all, you're the first person that clients encounter, you have ...
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    Savvy Telephone Etiquette

    Savvy Telephone Etiquette
    Picture a cross between a magician and a linebacker. Calls are coming in, people are trying to get through to your boss. You use a little misdirection, a few stubborn blocking techniques and, voila, you become an effective assistant. "Your job is to protect your boss -- be a time manager," says Val Williams, a business coach with Professional Coaching and ...
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    Demystifying the Rules of Networking

    Demystifying the Rules of Networking
    If you've ever read a book on job-hunting, you've probably encountered a statistic that says 80-85% of job offers come through networking. Personal contact, it seems, is essential to getting a new position. But despite the numbers, many job-seekers remain in resume-overdrive, or try to click their way to a new career. "Our culture tends to act as though we all ...
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    What Loads Internet Pages 56 Times Faster Than Internet Explorer? Google Chrome

    What Loads Internet Pages 56 Times Faster Than Internet Explorer? Google Chrome
    A Danish farm nestled just a bike ride away from Aarhus—a small city founded 1,000 years ago by Vikings—is a long way from traffic-clogged Silicon Valley and its high-energy engineers and entrepreneurs. Yet it was here that work began on the engine that powers the new Chrome Web browser from Google (GOOG), a product that aims to change the very nature ...
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    Country-by-Country Etiquette Guide

    Country-by-Country Etiquette Guide
    Every country you or your boss' travels to for business (or pleasure) might seem similar, but in fact many have hidden customs. Stray from these courtesies and your gesture can be considered rude or offensive. Check out these guides to be sure you are within your boundaries, as well as perform deliberate actions that are considered custom. In addition, these guides ...
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    Bringing Obama-Style Inspiration and Communication to the Workplace

    Bringing Obama-Style Inspiration and Communication to the Workplace
    As the global financial markets plummet and pink slips fly, workers are facing a crisis of confidence. They crave leaders who command respect and make them feel better about themselves and the world in which they live. Unfortunately, gifted communicators who can do this are scarce. If you are looking for ways to rally your employees through the turmoil we are ...
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    How to Fill in for Your Boss

    How to Fill in for Your Boss
    Stepping into the boss's shoes for a day or two is no big deal but if you're taking over for a longer stretch there are a number of issues to keep in mind EVEN the hardest-working managers need to take a break sometime, whether it's for a short holiday or a 12-month secondment to another office. And when they do, you ...
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    So, E-mail is Dead, Eh?

    So, E-mail is Dead, Eh?
    I’ve been meaning to share this information with you for some time now . . . oh, where does the time go? Anyway, I was reading through the recent (OK, I know it’s from October!) Downtown Women’s Club “Online Networking: How Social is Your Media?” survey, and its results show that “businesswomen in all generations now prefer e-mail (82 percent) to ...
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    Top 10 Things College Taught Us About Life

    1. Dorms College is a time of extreme freedom but, let’s face it, not everything about college screams unfettered space. Students don’t usually have a lot of extra money and that means that their personal space is limited. In fact, the average college student has bunked down in a dorm room. According to the 2000 census, about 2 million students ...
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    Juggle Your Work for Multiple Bosses

    Juggle Your Work for Multiple Bosses
    While the traditional role of an administrative assistant is to support a single boss, many admins today report to multiple executives, departments or entire staffs of small businesses. According to admins who work for more than one boss, some simple strategies can keep you from being pulled into multiple directions at one time. When in Doubt, Let the Bosses Duke It ...
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    Admins: Get Comfortable Wearing the Manager's Hat

    Admins: Get Comfortable Wearing the Manager's Hat
    Your job description doesn't include the word manager, but sometimes you're forced to wear a manager's hat. You may find yourself hiring temps to help complete a project, or your department may grow and move you up the totem pole. Unfortunately for administrative professionals, many organizations don't train staff in management skills, yet companies pile on supervisory expectations. Part of the ...
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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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