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Five great books about verbal communication

If you look at any job application for an Assistant role, you will find something about communication skills. It is a must-have in our profession. Why? Well, we have to communicate efficiently with our Executives, we have to interact with loads of different people from all walks of life and different levels within the business. […]

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You think you know Travelodge?

Travelodge has been around for 33 years, and so it’s a well-known brand BUT not a brand that many people REALLY know – it’s grown and changed almost unrecognisably since it became Britain’s first budget hotel chain in 1985 and we bet it’s not the Travelodge you think you know… TLQF (Travelodge Quick Facts) 546 […]

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What makes the Virtual Summit different?

Last weekend I was reading through some posts on an Executive Assistant Facebook Group and one the EA’s had written a post about the training available for Assistants. In the post, she said that she didn’t know what training to attend because it all seemed pretty similar. There are training sessions, conferences, webinars, roundtables, retreats, […]

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Five great books about verbal communication

If you look at any job application for an Assistant role, you will find something about communication skills. It is a must-have in our profession. Why? Well, we have to communicate efficiently with our Executives, we have to interact with loads of different people from all walks of life and different levels within the business. […]

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The road to strategic thinking

In today’s blog post I’ve adapted the presentation I gave at the Future Assistant Conference back in February. The title of the session was ‘The road to strategic thinking’.  Over the last 7 years I’ve followed how the PA industry has changed, publications have come and gone, new thought leaders have stepped up…. How we […]

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Five prioritising tips for PAs

You know when you’ve just got an absolute load of stuff on your plate and you have no idea where to begin? Yeah, I can see you nodding – hello, isn’t every day like that?! I’ve been feeling like that a lot lately, so what tends to happen is that nothing gets done and I […]

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You think you know Travelodge?

Travelodge has been around for 33 years, and so it’s a well-known brand BUT not a brand that many people REALLY know – it’s grown and changed almost unrecognisably since it became Britain’s first budget hotel chain in 1985 and we bet it’s not the Travelodge you think you know… TLQF (Travelodge Quick Facts) 546 […]

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Top tips for a productive flight

With all the extra queuing involved these days, having to fly for business doesn’t always seem like the great adventure it once did.  However, with a little preparation, the time you spend in the air can be some of the most productive of your working week. There can be a lot of standing around, waiting, […]

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Assistant Resources: Your Excellency Limited

We are delighted to be welcoming Lindsay Taylor, Director of Your Excellency Limited to the Virtual Summit on 22nd June 2018.  More details of her beneficial session will be shared soon.   In the meantime, I asked Lindsay to introduce herself and share details of the learning and development Your Excellency provides to the PA and […]

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