Who am I? When you work for a private individual it can be complicated defining your role in their life. As well as dealing with all the usual challenges, much depends on their personal situation, and how that reflects on what is required. Working the way I do, I am usually in a client’s home, so the relationship is very different to being office based. Looking back over many years and many clients I have identified a few categories.
Imagine the scene, 100 highly professional assistants at Nicky’s Assist Conference 2016. All eager, hungry and demanding top notch speakers – ‘Give me knowledge!’ ‘ Give me practical tips!’ My job was to talk about What is your value? – so no pressure then!
With spring here and summer on the way, I am sure I am not the only one thinking about trying to include some healthier choices in my life. And why not extend that to your conference or event. It can be easy to opt for the standard conference package, but with a little tweaking and few extras you can energise your delegates enough to make for an incredibly productive event.
The word networking can strike fear, horror and / or joy into the best of us. Networking is without a doubt a valuable skill set and resource tool but for many it can involve going outside our comfort zone when confronted with the notion of chatting to a complete stranger.
Don’t blame your tools they say, but we’ve all had those days when the equipment fails and things do not go to plan. Laptops do not synchronise properly, emails disappear, photocopiers jam and chew up your important documents etc. Here are some important tips so that you can keep calm when IT problems arise.