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World Administrators Summit and finding your tribe

World Administrators Summit and finding your tribe

For those of you who don’t know the World Administrators Summit is taking place on 24th and 25th October 2018 in Frankfurt. The summit brings together leaders from the various PA Associations around the globe to discuss issues facing the industry as a whole.

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The benefits of working abroad for Assistants

As many of you will know, I moved to Barcelona a few years ago to work as an assistant and marketing manager for Gallus Events. I must say, looking back, I was pretty brave. Moving to a new country where I didn’t know the language or many people. At the time I had a great […]

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The Practically Perfect PA Advisory Panel

The Practically Perfect PA Advisory Panel

Practically Perfect PA has now been up and running for 5 years. Over that time, I have seen the blog grow and grow and grow! There are now over 11,000 of you signed up to the blog posts and newsletters and we attract over 90,000 visitors each month on the website. That’s a lot of […]

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Need a fresh start this Easter?

Need a fresh start this Easter?

I don’t know about you, but I love Easter and not just because of the chocolate consumption! For me, I see Easter as the proper start of the year. The first months of the year always fly by in a blur of dark nights, rain and layers of clothing. When Easter arrives, it is warmer, […]

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Practically Perfect PA Survey 2016 Reminder

Thank you to everyone who has completed the Practically Perfect PA survey. So far we have received just over 350 replies and some great feedback, but we would love to hear from more of you so please do take ten minutes out of your day to complete the questionnaire. I’d appreciate your honest feedback, I […]

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Practically Perfect PA Survey 2016 Reminder

Thank you to everyone w has completed the Practically Perfect PA survey. So far we have received some great feedback, but we would love to hear from more of you so please do take ten minutes out of your day to complete the questionnaire. I’d appreciate your honest feedback, I really would! I’ll share a […]

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The Future Assistant is online

The Future Assistant is online

I’m very excited to announce that following the success of the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit I have decided to live stream the Future Assistant Conference which is taking place in London on the 8th and 9th February 2018. So, now you can come to the event, interact with the other attendees and speakers. Or, […]

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A sneaky peek at the Future Assistant programme

As you guys can imagine with two weeks to go to the Virtual Summit I am literally up to my head in videos, online event technology, marketing and social media. I’m not going to lie, it is pretty intense BUT, it is going to be so awesome! Today, I thought I would take a breather […]

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Assistants as information managers

Assistants as information managers

Back in 2013 HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland released the Management Assistant 2020 report, which detailed how the role of an Assistant will change by 2020. It is a fascinating document and many of the suggestions are coming into fruition four years on. One of the predictions centred around the idea that Assistants would become information managers […]

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How can you be more accountable at work?

How can you be more accountable at work?

This week I have been working on the programme for the Future Assistant conference taking place next February. The conference will look at how the industry is changing, how the role is evolving and what skills are required to keep up with these new demands. A huge challenge we face as assistants is moving from […]

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Launching the Future Assistant 2018

Launching the Future Assistant 2018

I thought I would start the day by launching the Future Assistant 2018! Hurrah! Following the success of the last two Assist Conferences, which both sold out, I couldn’t wait to tell you about what we have planned for the new conference and I wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to book their […]

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Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them

Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017, where we ran a few workshops on career development for assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them. This is the second of three blogs that we are producing based on all the great information and […]

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