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Technology of the week: Focus Keeper

Today’s Technology of the week: Focus Keeper. Here are all the details… What is Focus Keeper? Focus Keeper is a free app that helps you keep your productivity high while helping you avoid burnout.

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Assistants are their organisation's influencers

Over the last few weeks I have spent quite a bit of time reviewing my social media strategy for 2018 which basically means I’ve been reading a lot about how to be an influencer on all the different platforms. There are a ton of articles on this very subject and while I was reading and writing […]

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PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

Back in December (I know, it feels like a while ago now) I spent a few weeks travelling around Australia; meeting friends and family, attending some work stuff and generally doing some sightseeing. We travelled a lot! In three short weeks we visited Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide again. It was a whistle stop […]

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The Future Assistant Conference: What went down?

I have just arrived back in Barcelona after a pretty roller coaster week in the UK, which included running the two day Future Assistant Conference in Camden and an overnight stay at the Royal London Hospital with my one year old. He is fine, me not so much! Life can throw a lot at you sometimes, […]

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Come meet your tribe

One of the main reasons to attend any conference is to network. But not every conference offers the same networking opportunities. So rather than just say “unique networking opportunities” I thought I would detail the networking that will be available at the Future Assistant Conference which is taking place next week, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th […]

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What's the Biggest Blocker Holding You Back in Your Job Search?

What's the Biggest Blocker Holding You Back in Your Job Search?

It’s that time of year, when we start reflecting on what we have achieved, question if we are on the right path and possibly asking ourselves if we are adding value or creating an impact in any way. Even if it’s just on a small scale.

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February Knowledge Bank

Some tips on navigating tricky office politics

Should you say no more often?

Should you say no more often?

When I talk to people about some of the traits that are typical in an Assistant there are two that come up quite often. They are people pleasers and pretty agreeable types. They are doers who take on lots of different projects and manage lots of different tasks. They will usually say yes more often […]

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How to deal with the office downer

How to deal with the office downer

I was recently watching a brilliant interview with the former Assistant to Mark Zukerberg, Anikka Fragodt. During her presentation she said that she was always open and approachable with her colleagues at Facebook because she felt part of her role was to council her colleagues and pass their fears and concerns onto her Executive. This […]

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Working with an introvert

The key to a successful relationship between an assistants and their Executive is having a good understanding of how each other operate. Actually let me rephrase that… the assistant should have a good understanding of how the Executive operates and adjust their style accordingly.

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What's the Biggest Blocker Holding You Back in Your Job Search?

What's the Biggest Blocker Holding You Back in Your Job Search?

It’s that time of year, when we start reflecting on what we have achieved, question if we are on the right path and possibly asking ourselves if we are adding value or creating an impact in any way. Even if it’s just on a small scale.

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Take back your Monday: Top 5 productivity tools

Sometimes it can be hard to find that extra dose of #MondayMotivation, especially when you’re faced with a myriad of emails first thing in the morning and your to-do list becomes longer than your arm. And nobody has a to-do list longer than a PA, EA, admin assistant or office manager.

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How to nail a video interview

How to nail a video interview

According to tech giant Cisco, 80% of all internet traffic will be video by 2019. No surprise then that the vast majority of employers now use video as part of their interview process, saying it saves a significant amount of time on face-to-face interviews and gives hiring managers a strong understanding of who will fit […]

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