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    Resolve Office Conflicts

    Resolve Office Conflicts
    When the going gets tough, your coworkers can be the first to get on your last nerve. Whether it's due to on-the-job pressures, stress at home, familiarity or just proximity, when you're feeling hot under the collar, it's often your coworkers who wind up feeling the heat - whether they actually deserve it or not. So the next time you're ready ...
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    Beware! Bosses Can Check Your Text Messages

    Beware! Bosses Can Check Your Text Messages
    Let’s face it, most employees use their company-issued pagers, phones, laptops for personal reasons sometimes. It’s just the way life is now — the lines between work life and personal life are becoming more and more blurred as workers seem to be working round the clock these days. But if you do use these devices for a message or text you ...
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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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    The Beginner's Guide to Social Media Success

    Getting connected online is practically a requirement these days. It's the latest way to make new friends, stay in touch, and — best of all — network. And with HR departments adding social media recruiting to their repertoire, it's also a great way to get a job! But jumping online isn't as easy as you might think. If you're going ...
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    10 Tips for Effective Meeting Minutes

    10 Tips for Effective Meeting Minutes
    A common job duty of administrative and executive assistants is to be able to take effective meeting minutes. Whether you are taking minutes at a team meeting or a meeting of the Board of Directors, the skills are pretty much the same. Here are 10 tips for taking effective meeting minutes. 1. Always make note of the start and end time ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    PowerPoint Rule of Thumb: 10/20/30

    PowerPoint Rule of Thumb: 10/20/30
    I suffer from something called Ménière's disease. The symptoms include hearing loss, a constant ringing in the ears and vertigo. There are many medical theories about its cause, but I have a different theory: As a venture capitalist, I have to listen to hundreds of entrepreneurs pitch their companies. Most of these pitches are crap: 60 slides about "patent pending," "first-mover ...
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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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    Improve Your Writing Skills

    Improve Your Writing Skills
    As more business communications are conducted through email, instant messaging, PowerPoint presentations and other written forms, writing ability can help today's professionals set themselves apart. The ability to write clearly in reports or white papers is necessary to advance. "Rightly or wrongly, people judge their colleagues based on their writing ability," says R. Craig Hogan, director of the Business Writing Center ...
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    Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague!

    Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague!
    Have you had or are in a situation where your colleague is making your life miserable? I have been in these types of jobs a few times in the past and let me tell you, it’s no laughing matter. A reader recently asked me this question: Saw your web page and felt that I want your take on my situation. First ...
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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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    Three Ways Admins Can Think on Their Feet

    Three Ways Admins Can Think on Their Feet
    There's nothing worse than getting on the elevator and realizing you're standing next to the boss with nothing to say for 11 floors or being in the middle of a breaking crisis and not knowing how to react. “[Thinking on your feet is] definitely a learned skill, and most of us don't spend a lot of time learning it,” says Peter ...
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    Skills for Bridging the Language Diversity Gap

    Skills for Bridging the Language Diversity Gap
    Although linguistic diversity can make life interesting, there are times when we need help to communicate across accent and language barriers. Because diverse workplaces are rapidly becoming more the rule than the exception, it is likely that at some point you will find yourself working with someone who is less than fluent in English or has an accent that is difficult ...
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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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    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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    Body Language Signs You Should Be Aware of

    Body Language Signs You Should Be Aware of
    Knowing how to read body language is an incredibly great advantage for you. Just by careful observance, you can actually figure out what a person is thinking; or in some cases, trying to hide. This skill alone puts you two or three steps ahead of other people. Learning how to read body language is easy. All it takes is a keen ...
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