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Adding some creativity to a regular meeting

Adding some creativity to a regular meeting

We have all been in charge of regular meetings. Perhaps it’s a formal board meeting with dozens of papers and reports, or maybe it’s a more informal weekly staff get together or something in between. Have you ever thought, I wish I could freshen this up to make sure the attendees get more from the […]

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40 Apple hacks for Assistants

40 Apple hacks for Assistants

Now I know not everyone uses Apple products, but a lot of you do, and a lot of your Executive’s do too. So I thought I would share some great hacks that I have found, which will help you get the most from your iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and Macs. These 40 Apple hacks for […]

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Technology of the week: Zoom

Technology of the week: Zoom

Today’s technology of the week: Zoom. Here are all the details… What is Zoom? Zoom is a cloud-based system which provides users with a video-conferencing and online meeting service along with webinars and file sharing functions.

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PPPA Virtual Summit Winter 2018

Friday 19th October 2018, Online

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Office Culture

10 team bonding ideas for remote workers

Working remotely is becoming more and more common these days and it is pretty likely that many Assistants will have some if not all of their team working from home or other locations. They may even have Executive’s who live in other cities around the world. It can be pretty tricky including remote teams and […]

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5 Ways People Dislike Your Emails (And Possibly You)

5 Ways People Dislike Your Emails (And Possibly You)

An interesting bit of research came to my attention recently, courtesy of the BBC website. It concerned the findings of Professor David De Cremer from Cambridge University’s Judge Business School who’d looked into the emotional undergrowth of office email (at least that’s how the BBC put it).

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Things you shouldn't say to your boss... Even though you are thinking it

If I had a pound for every time I bit my tongue while working as an assistant, well, I would be a very very wealthy lady! In our role, we are confronted with so many different situations and personality types it can be really difficult to think before we speak. But as assistants this is exactly […]

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Win a weekend stay at Travelodge's new flagship hotel in the heart of London

Win a weekend stay at Travelodge's new flagship hotel in the heart of London

Today, we are really excited to share our new giveaway with you. In conjuncture with Travelodge, we are giving one lucky Practically Perfect PA reader the chance to win a weekend stay at Travelodge’s new flagship hotel in the heart of London, Travelodge London City. Here are all the details:

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What are the benefits of using a chauffeur service?

What are the benefits of using a chauffeur service?

Using a chauffeur service for your executive’s travel is often perceived as a glamorous and luxurious benefit. Whilst a good chauffeur service provider should always make the client feel this way, the reality is that corporate travel is about getting the client from A to B in the most efficient manner possible. There are numerous […]

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Top tips to impress the boss

Is it just me or does it feel like your boss expects more and more from you? I love the challenge this brings but jeez, sometimes it’s beyond difficult to bring more to the table than I already do – I, mean, I like to think I’m already perfect! I thought I’d share some of […]

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