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    Boost Your Office Productivity

    Boost Your Office Productivity
    Getting the most out of your day can be difficult with a busy schedule, but you can use these tips to help you maximize your time in order to be better available to employees. 1. Do your personal email first. Productivity experts will tell you this is wrong, but if you read family mail only after you have read all your ...
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    Tips To Make Document File Searches Easier

    Tips To Make Document File Searches Easier
    Document file searches can be a headache. It can easily eat up large amounts of time and may even delay you from doing what needs to be done. There are several reasons why searching for a document file may fail. These reasons can range from inadequate keywords or searching for files in the wrong location. There are also some basic tips ...
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    Keeping Your Email Box Organized & Ready for Business

    Learning how to get the most organization from your email software is very likely the most important skill you can learn to conduct a successful online home business. There are three primary email applications on the market that folks use to manage their incoming POP3 email. Those three are: -Microsoft Outlook Express -Eudora -Netscape Mail In order to get the most ...
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    Prepare for Disaster: Take Steps Now to Protect Your Financial Records

    Prepare for Disaster: Take Steps Now to Protect Your Financial Records
    Natural disasters, from earthquakes and tsunamis to hurricanes and wildfires, keep appearing in the headlines. By taking a few precautions with your vital financial records now, you could save endless time and stress if the unthinkable happens to you. Some preparation can save you worry if you live in an area prone to hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fires or tornadoes. Even if ...
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    Never Lose Track of Another Task

    Never Lose Track of Another Task
    From the original post Never Lose Track of Another Task Over the years, I have used a number of different methods to track tasks, from sticky notes stuck to my monitor to a steno pad to write down tasks. While I still use a steno pad to write down tasks as they come to me, my main organizational tool is ...
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    Exercise Your Organizing Muscles

    Exercise Your Organizing Muscles
    Last fall I decided it was time to try something new. I needed a change of pace and a little bit of “me time” each week. I had wanted to give yoga a try for quite some time because I had heard many great things about the benefits of yoga…relaxation, flexibility, strength and so on. So, back in September, I decided ...
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    NeatDesk Scanner Turns Receipts Into Organized Data

    NeatDesk Scanner Turns Receipts Into Organized Data
    Reach into your pockets after a business trip. You've got business cards, crumpled receipts and perhaps other scraps of paper with information needed for databases, expense reports and tax time. Dealing with this mess of paper is as much fun as visiting the dentist. The new NeatDesk desktop scanner I've been testing can help you through this drill. It combines a ...
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    Dead Simple Guide to Beating Procrastination

    Dead Simple Guide to Beating Procrastination
    I’ve been procrastinating a lot lately. I actually love procrastinating and have nothing against it. But for those of you who want to beat procrastination, here are 10 simple steps: 1. First make sure you really, really, really want to do it. Seriously - don’t skip this step. 2. Keep things simple - don’t mess with tools, formatting, anything, just start. ...
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    Going Checklist Crazy

    Going Checklist Crazy
    I am organizing a Board meeting and I have checklists and to-do lists coming out of my ears. I'm sure my assistant must think I am the Checklist and To-Do List Queen. Making a List, Checking it Twice The Board meeting I am preparing for is a two-day event and I don't want to forget anything that I need to do ...
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    Time Management Comes with Purging Your Surroundings, Says Expert Organizer

    Time Management Comes with Purging Your Surroundings, Says Expert Organizer
    I hear it all the time: I don't have enough time! The truth is everyone has the same amount of time that everyone else does . . . 24 little hours! Time is a limited commodity. Duh! I know that with our busy lifestyles, there never seems to be enough of it! If you want more of it, it's time to ...
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    Organizing Your Workspace

    Organizing Your Workspace
    As you pilot your way through the business day, your workspace is your cockpit. If you can't see the gauges or reach the controls quickly and efficiently, you're in trouble. Luckily some simple organizing techniques can make your desk, cubicle, or office more conducive to higher levels of productivity. Clear the deck. Your elbows and your brain need room to do ...
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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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    Ten Commandments For Time Management

    Ten Commandments For Time Management
    "Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; if it is not managed, nothing else can be managed." - Peter F. Drucker One of the major causes of stress is work overload and not having enough time to accomplish your tasks. The easy way to get out of this predicament is to get organized and managing your time effectively. The goal ...
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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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    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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    Is Chaos The Norm In Your Workplace?

    Is Chaos The Norm In Your Workplace?
    In many ways, it is your job to be the calm in the middle of a storm. While the entire workplace may be in chaos, it’s up to the admin to know who needs to be where and when, locate all the necessary files and direct office communication. Needless to say, managing this chaos can be a challenge. Jennifer at Tips ...
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    Organize Your Piles of Paperwork

    See original blog post Project Paperwork Made Simple. [widget:aby_garvey_featured_auth_box] Got piles? If you're afraid to put all your papers away for fear you'll forget to do something, you're not alone. Welcome to the wonderful world of project management. Whether you realize it or not, each and every one of us is a project manager. Whenever you work on a multi-step task, ...
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    Keep Your Inbox Running on Empty

    Keep Your Inbox Running on Empty
    There are so many e-mails coming at us these days that e-mail management is very important. I find the best way for me to keep my Inbox organized is to immediately deal with the e-mail when it arrives. I never have more than four or five e-mails in my Inbox for any length of time. Here are five buts you can ...
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    Tips for Effective Time Management

    Tips for Effective Time Management
    One of the greatest challenges many people face in business and in their personal lives is that there never seems to be enough time to accomplish everything they need to do, let alone finding time for things they want to do! They look with envy at those who are able to successfully fit work, family, personal, and other activities into their ...
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