Musings

Hello from your new Virtual Assistant

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Helen Grice Admin Oasis since 2016

For those of you who don’t know my story, I knew I was destined for organisation when my favourite game to play as a child was offices! I’d set my desk up on the telephone table in my parents hallway and I’d make lists of my toys and books on a notepad and bark instructions […]

Productivity

10 Great Ways to Start the Day

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I’ve been trying to start the day in a more mindful way lately. I usually pick up my phone and start scrolling and, even though it’s usually work related, I’m conscious that I’ve got a 6 year old sponge sat next to me who is watching and learning from me. So I’ve decided to make […]

Productivity

Detox Your Inbox

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Email…can you imagine a life without it? Having to CALL people and have conversations? Crazy! Seriously though, email is convenient and fast and makes running a business from anywhere in the world that much easier. You can communicate with your clients, your subscribers, your suppliers with just a few clicks, and email marketing is still […]

Productivity

Marketing for Introverts

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If the thought of putting yourself out there makes you feel like dying inside, you’re not alone my friend. As a fellow introvert, there’s something particularly terrifying about singing your own praises, and whenever you’re asked about your business, you’d rather be forced to listen to Stock, Aitken and Watermans’ back catalogue than to tell […]

Technology

Protect Your Data!

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Protect Your Data! Has your password been breached? In case you hadn’t heard, last week, almost 800 million email addresses and passwords, gathered from a series of website breaches across the internet, were dumped online for all to see. Pretty much anyone who has used the internet since 2009 could be affected. You can read more […]

Productivity

Death by PowerPoint (and how to avoid it)

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Death by Powerpoint: What to do when you’re delivering the wrong kind of ‘Killer Presentation’ I’m willing to bet you’ve all sat through a presentation at some point in your lives which is so terrible that your mind wanders to what you’re having for tea, what you’re doing this weekend and did you remember to […]

Productivity

Tame your Schedule

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How to make your schedule work for you, and not the other way around! Productivity.  It’s one of those buzzwords which you know you should be doing something about, but you’re too busy running late, overstretching yourself and ending up frazzled.  No judgment here…I’m guilty of the same sometimes. You know that in order to […]

Musings

Caterpillars to Butterflies

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And so it has arrived. My daughters final day at pre-school.  I held that precious little hand as we walked to the gates, and part of me lamented at the loss of something I couldn’t quite put my finger on, because after all, I’m not losing anything. She’s still my baby and always will be […]

Work

What’s your Monday Motivation?

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If you’re in need of a little Monday Motivation today, then give these TED talks from 9 influential women at the top of their game a try [collated by Entrepreneur]. I’d love to know which one resonates with you and why. For me, the Emilie Wapnick talk was a game-changer when I first listened to her. It made me realise […]