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Video: Developing business acumen on a shoestring budget

I wanted to share with you another session from last year’s Virtual Summit to give you a flavour of what you can expect at the Future Assistant Conference in February. Today, I thought I’d share my session ‘developing business acumen on a shoestring budget’.

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Event Management for PAs – how to create the basic plan

Event Management for PAs – how to create the basic plan

As a PA/EA you already regularly organise meetings and minor events. You probably organise the social aspects too, certainly the office Christmas party! However, event management is a skill that is a little, ok a lot more specialist. If you have been asked to organise a conference as part of your role, know that this […]

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The Future Assistant full programme is live and kicking

Today, I’m so excited to share the news that the Future Assistant full programme is live and kicking! I’m so excited to share the final programme with you. We’ve pulled together a whole load of amazing speakers who are creating the most wonderful, thought provoking, practical and seriously butt kicking content for you guys!

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4 scheduling tools to try in 2018

4 scheduling tools to try in 2018

Well, we are a few weeks into 2018 and I have seen a ton of articles, opinion pieces and social media messages about technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence, taking over the role of Assistants. I can understand the cause for concern because so many of us are still battling with the perception of the Assistant role. […]

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Technology of the week: Rev

Today’s Technology of the week: Rev. Here are all the details… What is Rev? Rev.com is a service website that transcribes video and audio into text, they add captions to video and translate documents into any language, which can be certified for an additional fee.

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10 things to consider before becoming a VA

10 things to consider before becoming a VA

Starting your own VA business and becoming a VA may currently be a dream for you, but you can easily make it your new reality, if you’re willing to put in the focus, time and effort. However, before you make the decision to make a leap to self-employment and your new VA business, you need […]

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Using networks to get stuff done

Using networks to get stuff done

Just last week I was reminded how brilliant PAs are at using networks to get stuff done. I’m lucky to be a member of a direct messaging group on Twitter made up of some very awesome and proactive assistants. I was on the website the other day and noticed that I had a load of […]

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Inside the Guernsey PA Network

Firstly, can I have a little background about you… What is your career background? I started my working life as a Chef. When I left Catering College it was obvious to me that I wanted something with more regular hours. The hotel where I was working part time to obtain my catering qualification asked me […]

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Inside the Peterborough PA Network

Next up in our series of blog posts about regional PA networks, we have the Peterborough PA network. Launched by Bethany Fovargue in 2013 this network has gone from strength to strength and Bethany is now asked to speak and promote the role of assistants all over the world. 

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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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