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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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    Five Don'ts for Marketing in Tough Times

    Unpredictable. Slow. Bleak. Grim. Gloomy. All words that have been used to describe the economic outlook for the balance of 2008—and depending upon who you talk to, the scenario for 2009 and beyond. Standard & Poor's believes the economic difficulties we've been experiencing due to the mortgage mess and skyrocketing oil prices will be at their worst early next year (BusinessWeek.com, ...
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    Taming the Email Monster

    Taming the Email Monster
    Let’s reframe the role of e-mail in your business. Consider e-mail to be a medium to get information from one place to another, not as an end in itself. It is a “pass-through,” in much the same way as the role of the telephone is to give and receive information. How many emails are in your inbox right now? Opened? Unopened? ...
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    Best Airlines for Business Travel

    Best Airlines for Business Travel
    The recession turned practically every carrier into a low fare airline; fancy flying was one of the first items chopped from businesses budgets. But the economy is finally turning around. And in an effort to bounce back from billion dollar losses, airlines are offering all kinds of extras to woo corporate fliers. So which perks would persuade you to pick one ...
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    11 Reasons to Organize Your Closet

    11 Reasons to Organize Your Closet
    I’ve been spending the week putting the finishing touches on my brand new workshop Organize Your Closet — A Quick and Simple Online Workshop. So, today, I thought it would be fun to share eleven reasons why organizing your closet is a rewarding endeavor, plus give you a bit of info about this workshop and the benefits of taking it. Sound ...
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    How to Manage a Stressed Colleague

    How to Manage a Stressed Colleague
    I’m managing someone who claims to have stress and is working reduced hours, but I think they are pulling the wool over my eyes. As times get tougher, the rest of the team are becoming increasingly suspicious and resentful. This will come as no surprise to an increasing number of managers. As times get tougher, organizations can increase the pressure without ...
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    Harmful Phishing Attacks Get Personal

    Harmful Phishing Attacks Get Personal
    You know to watch for phishing attacks, which use e-mail messages purporting to be from legitimate businesses to trick you into divulging private information. You're cautious and use a good spam filter, but phishing messages still get through. And these messages are more dangerous than ever. According to Cisco, almost 200 billion spam messages are sent daily. They have one thing ...
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    Make or Break Your Career Over Lunch

    Make or Break Your Career Over Lunch
    You’d think it would be easy. At lunchtime you get hungry, so you grab some food and go on with your workday. However, lunch at work is rarely that simple. What you eat, where you eat and whom you eat with are all things your coworkers are paying attention to. This doesn’t mean every lunch has to be a pressure-packed situation, ...
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    Calendar in Chief: Schedule like the President

    Calendar in Chief: Schedule like the President
    A recent Washington Post article Obama, Reaching outside the bubble reminded me of this quote by H. Jackson Brown: “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” After reading the article, I added President ...
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    Your Board Meeting Battle Plan

    Your Board Meeting Battle Plan
    I have an upcoming Board meeting and want to be prepared for everything that is needed to make it run smoothly. To-do lists I have to-do lists for the Board and Committee meetings and a to-do list for the Board Reception and Dinner. You can never go wrong if you are making a list and checking it twice. My favorite to-do ...
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    Etiquette 101: Planning and Hosting a Business Meal

    Etiquette 101: Planning and Hosting a Business Meal
    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 pre-planning. The Initial Planning Generally, lunch and breakfast are the more common meals around which business ...
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    AdminSecret's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette

    AdminSecret's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette
    At the end of a hellish day, it can be fun to go out and have a few with your favorite coworkers. But drinking with your office mates isn’t like drinking with your friends on the weekend. The same rules just don’t apply. No matter how laid-back your office may be, your actions always reflect on your professional persona. So what ...
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    10 Tips for Getting Your Business Letters Read

    10 Tips for Getting Your Business Letters Read
    Since many of us rely so heavily on E-mail, business letters have become special once again. Yet your prospects won't read just any letter. Try these ten tips to increase readability: FIRST: Use simple, contemporary language. Readers dislike a stilted approach. Eliminate "heretofore," "henceforth," "concomitant with," "pursuant to" and similar words dressed in tuxedos. Use water cooler language, not boardroom lingo. ...
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    Have You Served This Type of Food Yet?

    Have You Served This Type of Food Yet?
    Stuck on what type of food to serve at your next party, event or lunch? Go through this list of genres and ethnicities and switch it up. Everyone will thank you! African -Fried plantains, Wakye: Rice and beans cooked with Ghanaian spices, Khebad: Cubes of beef "spiced" and skewed with vegetables, soups, stews, rice, etc. [photo:64] American Classics -Burgers, French fries, ...
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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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    Warning: People Have Food Allergies (and Other Dietary Restrictions)

    Some People's Bodies Cannot Process Certain Foods Imagine it is a hot day and your office brought in a special treat – ice cream! You take a big bite of the delicious sweet dish and it is cool and satisfying. Then you go back to your desk to continue your work when all of a sudden your skin starts itching all ...
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    The Top 10 Web Sites for Admins (Besides AdminSecret)

    The Top 10 Web Sites for Admins (Besides AdminSecret)
    Chasing down information on the World Wide Web can leave you at one dead end after another. So how do you find a direct route to the answers you need? That's where this list of the 10 best sites for admins comes in. Think of it as your roadmap for the information superhighway, provided by administrative assistants just like you. CeoExpress ...
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    How Can I Make My Computer Run Faster, for Free?

     How Can I Make My Computer Run Faster, for Free?
    Q. My computer has gotten slower and slower at doing basic things like booting up and running multiple programs at once. How do I improve its performance without spending any money? A: You're wise to try to fix this problem yourself, for free. There are a few things you can do to make your computer feel more like the brilliant multitasking ...
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    The Best Music Websites

    The Best Music Websites
    For When You Know What You Want to Listen To…. Grooveshark Grooveshark is an online music sharing site where you can make free playlists a listen to songs in their entirety from any song in their database (which is practically every song known to man) even if you don’t own them. How is it legal? “For every song sold in our ...
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    Best Written Resources and Books for Admins

    Monster asked approximately 100 admin pros which books, magazines and newsletters they found indispensable in their jobs. Here are the most popular selections: OfficePRO Published by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), the field's largest professional organization, "this periodical has so many terrific articles that I can't begin to describe them all," says Debi Cain-Rivord CPS/CAP, executive assistant, sales, at ...
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