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How To Prioritise Tasks

When your To Do list doesn’t stop growing, how do you plan what to do first? Knowing which tasks are urgent and which are important will help you prioritise what to work on first. Understand What’s Important Important tasks are: Things that contribute directly to achieving your personal objectives Things that contribute to the success […]

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8 Phrases That Sabotage Your Credibility

8 Phrases That Sabotage Your Credibility

I love my job. Know why? Because I get to tell people what everyone else is thinking, but are too polite to mention…and am paid for it! It’s not that I get a kick out of being rude (I’m certainly polite in how I tell them). It’s because part of my job is to help […]

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Dropbox tips and tricks

Dropbox tips and tricks

I store all of my files in Dropbox, it is really easy to use, loads of other people use it and I love that I can easily share files and documents with the rest of my team. So, today I thought I’d share my Dropbox tips and tricks for you. Here are 10 tips for those […]

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The ultimate CV template for PAs

The ultimate CV template for PAs

The other day I was looking at the roles for PAs in London and I must say there are loads of exciting opportunities out there for Assistants. I was really impressed with the array of roles and the different skills and qualities needed. It seems like a lot of organisations are beginning to understand how […]

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A little of what to expect at the Future Assistant Conference

Today I wanted to give you a little of what to expect at the Future Assistant Conference in February next year by sharing one of the panel sessions from the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit. The topic was ‘managing your Executive’s schedule like a total megastar’ and the panel was made up of four brilliant […]

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Day in the life: Gillian Aitken Snr Business Admin & PA, Price Jones Ltd.

Day in the life: Gillian Aitken Snr Business Admin & PA, Price Jones Ltd.

Today’s day in the life: Gillian Aitken Snr Business Admin & PA, Price Jones Ltd. Gillian is PA to Pat Price and proud owner of Arch the pug (more on that in that in a bit)…

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December Knowledge Bank

The best articles from our guest writers

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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Skills required to be a good minute taker

Skills required to be a good minute taker

Nobody readily puts up the hand to take minutes and those of us who do sometimes fear the job because of the expectation that is put on us to produce discussions accurately. Not everyone can be a good minute taker – it’s a definite skill and quite often an art, hence the name of my course, […]

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Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising?

Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising? Today’s organisations require their employees to be more enterprising, more aware of the needs of customers and more involved in developing their products and services. It is harder than ever to differentiate as a business, keep customers returning and increase profits.  By having every member of […]

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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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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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