Using Instagram for business

I’ve been using Instagram for a few years now and I love it! Although since I’ve had kids, I don’t feel the urge to Instagram my life as much as I used to (who needs to see me covered in milk, pureed vegetables and goodness knows what else!) Anyhoo… I’ve been looking into how I can use Instagram for the blog and have found a few really good tips that I thought I would share with you today. Firstly, you may need to explain to your Executive why Instagram is a good social media platform to use for business but once you get over that hurdle there are a lot of benefits. Let me give you a few reasons you can fire at them…

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Using social media to empower Assistants

When Nicky approached me to speak about my top tips for beginners at The Assist Conference I was truly honored.  I’m a huge fan of Practically Perfect PA and am loving the new look site.  Despite my passion for social media I haven’t always been adept at it and was a twitter virgin until The Assist Conference 2015.  It is never too late to add a new string to your bow and social media seems to be the way forward for the future Assistant.

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Using social media to empower assistants

If you are reading this post it is more than likely that you are involved in some sort of social media platform be it LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook (I´m not sure how else you would have found this blog!). That is brilliant and I am probably talking to the converted however I think it is worth saying (or saying again in this case) that social media really can empower assistants.

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15 social media and technology trends for 2015

1. Wearable technology

Google Glass and the Apple iWatch really do seem like something out of a sci-fi film but they will be available in 2015. If my Executives are anything to go by your Executives will also want to try out the latest technology and incorporate it into their working day.

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Managing your social media content

These days most of us will have some sort of social media account. Most often it is Facebook, followed closely by LinkedIn and Twitter. Instagram is becoming ever more popular as is Pinterest and Foursquare. If you have accounts set up on every social media channel (as I do) it can be a little overwhelming dealing with all of the stuff coming at you.

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Becoming a Social Media Specialist

Becoming a Social Media Specialist

‘We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media; the question is how well we do it?’
Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics

I started my career as a PA back in 2010 and although it was only four years ago, I’ve really noticed how much the role of a PA/EA/Office Manager has grown and what is now expected of us.

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Using your social media skills at work

Using your social media skills at work

Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing about social media and how best assistants can use it for their professional lives. This week I want to look at how we can use our skills in this area to add value for our companies and mangers. I know a lot of business are still banning certain websites and it can be difficult to change the executive management’s mind when it comes to using social media at work but if your company is embracing all of the positive aspects of Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook etc. then here are a few tips on how you can use the knowledge you have in an effective way at work.

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