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Useful programs-Part 2

Hello Everyone, I’m back with Part 2 of useful programs for Executive Assistants or anyone who needs some in an office setting or just help in general.

WiseStamp – Tired of those regular dreary sign-off signatures for emails? Regard, Mr. Smith? WiseStamp gives you varieties of options such as; photos, your name, job title, company name, website, phone number, and various information. They offer a free version and a pro version. I have added WiseStamp to my emails; it adds professionalism to your emails.

Grammarly – Most people may have been aware of Grammarly way before me, but brother, this website is a lifesaver. I tend to read between the lines and leave words out, misspell a word, be a little wordy, have complex sentences, and everything between the lines. Grammarly automatically proofreads your words, misspelled words, grammar errors, and gives you advanced suggestions for your writing. I love how it calculates your correctness, clarity, engagement, delivery, and how many mistakes you have mistakenly made in your writing. I am often too wordy, need to change my wording choice, have intricate wording, or long monotonous sentences. I love watching the errors go down as I edit my work. They offer free and paid versions. One may also see if someone has plagiarised their work, how many words a person has written, how long it would take to read their work, speak, readability score, and how many characters are in their work. Overall, Grammarly is a lifesaver to anyone who is going to be writing. Below, I have attached a graphic and link for you to check out Grammarly.

Bags and Bows by Deluxe – You are probably asking yourself, why in the name of Christmas are you writing about gift bags? Well, being an Executive Assistant means that there are those times that we have special guests and we need gift bags. Yes, I could run to Walmart and grab a bag and some tissue paper. If you coordinate six events and need more than fifty bags in the year, you need more than a few Walmart bags. Plus, I am a little OCD. I want all of my bags to match, tissue paper to match, and ribbon to coordinate. If there is a theme for an event, I like to make sure my gift bags match the conference theme, so this is a simple way to ensure this. Also, they have beautiful ribbons for decorating the office for Fall and Christmas. I always wrap my boss’s Christmas gifts, so I always order extra ribbon and paper for his gifts. I have been ordering from this company for years. I have no complaints. One last comment! I enjoy adding a themed item to my gift bag. They have small clear bags that you can add candy or fruit to. I told you I was OCD. Two tips – First tip – Being from Louisiana, I love to add Gumbo mix, Slap Yo Mama seasoning mix, Praline candy, or Community Coffee Cups. Second Tip – Name Tag – I often use a local artist to created tags for me. My favorite so far was a local artist who used wood and painted our venue and painted the year and painted the guests’ names on each tag. It was a keepsake to each guest. Below I have attached a graphic and link for Bags and Bows by Deluxe.

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