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6 Rules for Outstanding Email Communication

We rely on email communication more than ever these days to get our message across. It’s become both a blessing and bane. Are you really communicating what you intended?

We’ve all learned the hard way how easy miscommunication is with email. The subtleties of a face-to-face or even phone conversation tend to get lost when transmitted digitally. Things you think are being said quite clearly can be obscure to the reader.

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Julie Perrine's picture

5 Tips for Creating a Polished & Professional LinkedIn Profile

There are a lot of social media options out there, but when it comes to professional networking none hold a candle to the most popular platform out there: LinkedIn.

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Kimberly Medlock's picture

The 90-Minute Rule: Carving Out Time For Your Most Important Tasks

You work hard, eat lunch at your desk, stay late, catch up on email after hours, but you rarely ever get caught up. You are busy, you are getting things done. So why is it that at the end of the day, you still feel like you didn’t get anything done? 

It’s because the big things that will require more of your mental focus are being avoided in order to attend to more of the tasks that don’t require as much of your focus. Getting and staying focused can be difficult for a lot of people. 

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Why Algebra Is Everyone's Friend

By Martha Stillman

For many adults, algebra is that subject they struggled through in high school and college, then gladly abandoned as they pursued their non-science or technology careers. But here's the truth: algebra is everywhere in our everyday lives.

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6 Reasons To Host A Web-Based Meeting

By Roger Courville

In his brilliant book Start With Why, Simon Sinek makes a compelling case for what leading organizations do differently: They put “why” before “how” and “what.”

People who create the most value for their organizations with web conferencing do, too.

Let’s start with two easy assumptions:

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Kristi Casey Sanders's picture

5 Steps To Effective Meetings That Get Great Results

Ask any regular Jill or Joe in Corporate America what the biggest waste of their time is and they’ll respond, “meetings.”

As meeting professionals, we know instinctively that meeting face to face is the most effective way to communicate policy, reinforce branding, accomplish organizational objectives, team-build, drive sales and any number of things. Thanks to organizations like the U.S. Travel Association, we’re starting to see formal studies that prove that, too.

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Chrysta Bairre's picture

4 Ways To Prepare For Your Best Performance Review Yet

Performance reviews can be the stuff of nightmares and fill competent professionals with fear, anxiety, and dread. Why? One reason employees dread reviews is because many companies, and even more managers, don’t understand the function and value of reviews as an opportunity for employee engagement, motivation and growth.

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Julie Perrine's picture

5 Must-Download Travel Apps for You and Your Executive

Travel planning – whether it’s for yourself or your executive – can be a harried experience if you’re not a seasoned pro. There are so many decisions to make. Where to stay? How to get there? Where to eat? What to bring? When to go? The wrong choice could leave you or, worse yet, your boss sleeping in a bedbug-infested motel or stranded in an airport in some far-off land. Fortunately, there are tons of travel apps out there that can make the process a little more manageable and a lot less stressful.

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Making Split Windows A Snap

By Sudhir Diddee

Administrative professionals are the ultimate multitaskers. They often find themselves having to draw information from multiple sources in to one spreadsheet or report. For Administrative Professionals Week, I wanted to offer some tips and tricks that can make these types of jobs a lot easier.

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Julie Perrine's picture

Top Travel Review Sites Every Admin Needs

Ever show up to a hotel and find that it looks nothing like the plush, comfortable accommodations featured on the website? Have you purchased a plane ticket only to find that there are additional charges for online check-in and selecting a seat? Worse yet, have you ever subjected your executive to these situations because you unintentionally booked a travel dud?

You wouldn’t be the first.

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