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    Multilingual Workplaces: The Etiquette of Talk

    Multilingual Workplaces: The Etiquette of Talk
    Has this happened to you? The conversation drifting over the cubicle wall is in Chinese, and you wonder: Are my colleagues talking about me? Or you and a coworker are in the cafeteria talking about Mexico's World Cup chances. Suddenly, you notice angry glances from the next table. It's not your soccer analysis; it's that you're not speaking English that galls ...
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    How to Write an Effective, Polite, and Useful E-mail

    How to Write an Effective, Polite, and Useful E-mail
    Like many forms of communication, e-mail is no less susceptible to the vagaries of shorthand, slang, jargon and plain silliness Think before you press send. It’s all too easy to bombard the people around you with a continuous stream of thought-bites via email. Whether you’re an office newbie or you have simply fallen into bad e-habits, it’s time to take stock ...
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    Admin/Support Communication Tips

    Admin/Support Communication Tips
    The most successful admins network, speak clearly and write effectively. So now it's time for the master class to attain a higher level of communication expertise. These tips will guide you. h4. *Manage the Message* Regardless of the situation, always communicate with respect, advises Ronnie Moore, author of Why Did I Say That? Communicating to Keep Your Credibility, Your Cool and ...
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    5 Tips to Reduce your Company's Communication Expenses

    Second only to Payroll, communications is the largest expense facing most businesses today. GILL Technologies is a solutions firm that specializes in helping businesses to manage their communications expenses and reduce over all costs by up to 50%. Below are 5 tips for reducing your company’s communications expenses. 1. Check Your Bills for Errors: This tip is so obvious that many ...
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    5 Simple Tips for Having a Successful Conference Call and Keeping Everyone Interested and Motivated

    Conference call is a very convenient and cost effective way for having a meeting at any time in any place. This is because you don't need to waste time and money in traveling expenses and all the fees associated with it. In fact, you can have a conference call right at the comfort of your own home, provided that you have ...
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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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    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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    How to Speak Twitter

    How to Speak Twitter
    *A TWITTER GLOSSARY* *At Reply, or "@reply"*: A direct tweet sent to another Twitter user. *Dweet*: Tweet sent while drunk *Hash Tag*: The "#" sign. Allows Twitter users to group tweets by topic, making it easier to search particular conversations using Twitter Search. *Link*: Including a URL in your tweet. *MisTweet*: A tweet one later regrets. *ReTweet*: To repost something that's ...
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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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    Communication Tips for Today's Admin

    Communication Tips for Today's Admin
    The most successful admins network, speak clearly and write effectively. So now it's time for the master class to attain a higher level of communication expertise. These tips will guide you. Manage the Message Regardless of the situation, always communicate with respect, advises Ronnie Moore, author of Why Did I Say That? Communicating to Keep Your Credibility, Your Cool and Your ...
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    On the Job Tips for New Admins

    On the Job Tips for New Admins
    Based on lessons I picked up over the years either from other administrative assistants, my bosses or from trial and error. Here are my top six things I would recommend you do well as a new administrative assistant: 1. Write it down When your boss asks you to do something, write it down, send yourself an e-mail reminder or put it ...
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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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    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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    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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    7 Tips to Make Meetings More Interesting

    7 Tips to Make Meetings More Interesting
    Meetings can be deadly, especially if they feel unproductive. Listening to your boss drone on and on about things that don't affect you just isn’t a smart use of your time. So how can you make your boring meetings more productive? Research shows that increasing activity and creativity in meetings helps increase brain activity and alertness. Everyone's happier when you make ...
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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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    8 Ways to Mind Your Office Manners

    8 Ways to Mind Your Office Manners
    It seems like there’s one in every office … one person who engages in baffling, inexplicable, or sometimes downright rude behavior. There’s the woman who talks on her cell phone in the bathroom every day, the man who microwaves noxious leftover fish, or the girl who leaves her personal papers on the copier glass. Work is the place where we spend ...
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    Depression at Work

    Depression at Work
    How serious is depression on the job? According to nationwide labor reports and studies, it's more serious than most of us realize. Here are some shocking statistics: • Depression accounts for close to $12 billion in lost workdays each year. • More than $11 billion in other costs accrue from decreased productivity due to symptoms that sap energy, affect work habits ...
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    Guidelines For Texting Your Boss

    Guidelines For Texting Your Boss
    While perusing the many blogs that I follow, I saw this blog post on LifeHacker about the etiquette of texting your boss. It started me thinking about how much technology has changed during my career and how we respond to it as Administrative and Executive Assistants. Using text messages is a good example of technology that we can embrace. Like all ...
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    Folder/Inserter Equipment in the MATERIAL World

    Folder/Inserter Equipment in the MATERIAL World
    The right materials can increase the productivity and efficiency of your folding/inserting equipment. Folder/inserters can save you time and money processing outgoing mail. But, like most office equipment, that efficiency depends on how the equipment is used. To help ensure your folder/inserter processes mail efficiently, consider what you put into it. Are you using the proper materials? h4. MATERIAL WORTH The ...
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