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What have we got planned for 2018?

Well, firstly, happy New Year everyone! Welcome to the first blog post of 2018. I hope that you all had a fantastic festive break and you were able to get some much needed R&R. I spent most of December in Australia visiting some amazing places (more on that later this month) and spending time with […]

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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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The Future Assistant Conference: What went down?

I have just arrived back in Barcelona after a pretty roller coaster week in the UK, which included running the two day Future Assistant Conference in Camden and an overnight stay at the Royal London Hospital with my one year old. He is fine, me not so much! Life can throw a lot at you sometimes, […]

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Come meet your tribe

One of the main reasons to attend any conference is to network. But not every conference offers the same networking opportunities. So rather than just say “unique networking opportunities” I thought I would detail the networking that will be available at the Future Assistant Conference which is taking place next week, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th […]

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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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Do you want to know the future of your role?

We are almost there with the full programme for the Future Assistant Conference, and I will release all the details next week, but in the meantime, I thought I would introduce you to our next group of incredible speakers including the world’s leading futurist and Editor at Large of Wired Magazine. Ben Hammersley is the kind […]

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How To Prioritise Tasks

When your To Do list doesn’t stop growing, how do you plan what to do first? Knowing which tasks are urgent and which are important will help you prioritise what to work on first. Understand What’s Important Important tasks are: Things that contribute directly to achieving your personal objectives Things that contribute to the success […]

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A little of what to expect at the Future Assistant Conference

Today I wanted to give you a little of what to expect at the Future Assistant Conference in February next year by sharing one of the panel sessions from the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit. The topic was ‘managing your Executive’s schedule like a total megastar’ and the panel was made up of four brilliant […]

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