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Time Management – How to Say No – Nicely, to Requests for Your Time

Every day, as managers and business owners, distractions and interruptions present themselves and we face one of our toughest challenges: saying NO. We absolutely want to help our co-workers… we almost feel as if we owe it to others. Admirable… until the work we need to do starts piling up adding to our own stress […]

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Guest Post on Indezine

Geetesh Bajaj of Indezine – the PowerPoint Expert Site – just put up a guest blog post from me, Planning Makes Presentations Effective. Large and small companies today express themselves in many ways, including presentations. Sometimes well, sometimes not. The best way to make sure ideas are understood is to organize goals and thoughts before […]

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Time Management Tips – How to Handle All Those Distractions

Of course, we all want to keep focused on our work and stay as productive as possible. But we all know that life happens – all the time, every day. So here is a bit of counter-intuitive time management advice – when life does happen, don’t fight it, too much. Working in a home office […]

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Time Management Skills – Up Time/Down Time – Managing Your Energy Cycles

As we improve our time management skills and increase our productivity, usually we depend on time management tips, or a time management strategy or tool for help. But we really have one of the major time management tools built into our bodies. We all have natural energy cycles called our “Circadian Rhythm” (from the Latin; […]

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Hiring an Online Reputation Management Expert? What to Look For.

As our online world gets more and more complicated and challenging to navigate, online reputation management experts and consultants are becoming more and more common. A business confronted with reputation damaging issues may find that hiring an expert can be the best solution. As with any time you put your company’s work in the hands […]

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Time Management – How to Estimate the Value of Your Time

Whether you’re working for yourself or someone else, it’s often difficult to know how well you’re doing financially without an in-depth look at how much you earn vs. how many hours it takes you to earn it – effective time management. It’s especially tough to know if you are getting the hourly rate that you’re […]

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Building Businesses within the Internet

In the mid-1990s, I was fledgling webmaster for Minolta. As I studied how internet service would be affecting business, I quickly saw that, in the old days, businesses were strictly one building operations – one building housed everything needed to operate the business, and all the people were together and pretty much available during normal […]

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Do Use PowerPoint? Do You Know Indezine? You Should.

Just a quick post to introduce Geetesh Bajaj. He’s been running a superb PowerPoint information web site for about 10 years (I’ve been a subscriber for just about the whole time), and, if you use PowerPoint, you should really know about Indezine and subscribe to their newsletter (ours also!). Indezine is about PowerPoint techniques, tutorials, […]

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Reputation Management Strategy When the Worst Happens

No matter how much you do to build up and protect your image, you still may get attacked. A damaged online reputation needs immediate action to repair it and keep it from becoming an unmanageable problem. Here are two possible reputation management tools. First – What is the Source of the Negative Information Before you […]

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Time Management – 7 Tips for Creating More Time in Each Day

Do you often feel there aren’t enough hours in the day? You know the answer… there are 24 and that should be enough to do what needs to be done. You’ve heard the old saying, “Work smarter, not harder.” The truth is, as business owners, we always have to work harder… the trick is to […]

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