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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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10 qualities of a truly great Assistant

10 qualities of a truly great Assistant

Assistants bring many, many amazing qualities to their roles. We are often described as a ‘jack of all trades’ which means we have a lot of skills and can take on lots of different tasks. Yay us! Today I thought I would have a look at the 10 qualities that make a truly great Assistant. These […]

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The Future Assistant is online

The Future Assistant is online

I’m very excited to announce that following the success of the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit I have decided to live stream the Future Assistant Conference which is taking place in London on the 8th and 9th February 2018. So, now you can come to the event, interact with the other attendees and speakers. Or, […]

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Tech of the week: Followupthen

Tech of the week: Followupthen

Today’s Technology of the week: Followupthen. Here are all the details… What is Followupthen? Followupthen is a really simple tool that allows you to schedule a reminder on your email system. That’s it.. It is an email address. But it does lots of cool stuff! The tool will allow you to keep your inbox fairly organised […]

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The 5 questions you need to ask before you minute a meeting

Love it or hate it minute taking is part and parcel of the day to day role of the PA/EA for the most part.  Personally, I have always found them slightly painful, but through experience and training I have made my peace with them and gotten my technique down to a fine art! Having worked […]

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Time Management for Remote Workers

Time Management for Remote Workers

When you’re a remote worker, such as a PA, EA or VA, time management is essential to your business success, as often you’re billing on an hourly basis or for the time spent on a specific project. But time management isn’t limited to just knowing where your time goes – it also means ensuring your […]

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Tech of the week: Followupthen

Tech of the week: Followupthen

Today’s Technology of the week: Followupthen. Here are all the details… What is Followupthen? Followupthen is a really simple tool that allows you to schedule a reminder on your email system. That’s it.. It is an email address. But it does lots of cool stuff! The tool will allow you to keep your inbox fairly organised […]

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Modernising the 'bring up' folder

Modernising the 'bring up' folder

Today I thought I would write about a system I used to use to keep my Executive organised everyday – the ‘bring up folder.’ I think most of you are familiar with the bring up folder system and many of you use it to also keep your Executives on track throughout the day. For those […]

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Technology of the week: unroll.me

Today’s Technology of the week: Unroll.me. Here are all the details… What is Unroll.me? Unroll.me is the greatest thing ever. Do you have tons of newsletter subscriptions that you just delete without reading (obviously not Practically Perfect PA!) well, unroll.me shows you all of your subscriptions and magically deletes them all from your inbox. It is MAGICAL.

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Your invitation to a very special event this September

Do you organise meetings, away days, conferences, private dinners, summer parties, teambuilding or other events? As a PA or EA, finding the perfect venue can often be tough – especially when you’re simply asked for ‘something different’! But there’s one thing you can do to ensure you always make the right choice.

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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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Supplier of the week is Tripmate

The Practically Perfect PA supplier of the week is Tripmate. Here is everything you need to know about this new corporate travel booking platform.

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