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How to set up an ideal week calendar and why it’s a must have

How to set up an ideal week calendar and why it’s a must have

Why am I here? How am I going to get through this? Shouldn’t I be doing something else with my time? Will I ever eat again? These are the questions executives ask themselves while sitting in meetings they don’t need to be in. As the meeting progresses, the inner dialogue continues… How did this happen? […]

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The top five alternative conferencing platforms

The top five alternative conferencing platforms

How often do you organise a video conference for your Executive or team? All the time, right? Well, today I thought I would share with you the top five alternative conferencing platforms that are available online. If you don’t have internal video conferencing software, each of these platforms will do the trick and are well worth […]

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Supplier of the Month: Travel Councellors

Supplier of the Month: Travel Counsellors

Travel Counsellors is an award-winning independent travel company that’s seeing increasing growth in its corporate travel division due to clients recognising the benefits of having their own personal travel manager available to them 24/7 when required. The company’s Global Sales Director Jim Eastwood responds to emerging trends in corporate travel and explores what matters to […]

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5 things to do when starting a new PA role

5 things to do when starting a new PA role

Starting a new Assistant role can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience. We have to form productive working relationships pretty quickly, build rapport, learn new systems and hit the ground running within a few weeks (if we are lucky!). Many organisations that I worked in assumed I knew what I was doing from day one, which […]

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A Simple Tool for Leading Productive Meetings

A Simple Tool for Leading Productive Meetings

I hate meetings. Long or short, large or small, food or no food, outside or inside, morning or afternoon — it doesn’t matter. Meetings drain the life out me, and I’m guessing most of you feel the same. There’s even a book called, Meetings Suck by Cameron Herold. Unfortunately, meetings often resort to nothing more […]

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Adding some creativity to a regular meeting

Adding some creativity to a regular meeting

We have all been in charge of regular meetings. Perhaps it’s a formal board meeting with dozens of papers and reports, or maybe it’s a more informal weekly staff get together or something in between. Have you ever thought, I wish I could freshen this up to make sure the attendees get more from the […]

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Supplier of the Month: Travel Councellors

Supplier of the Month: Travel Counsellors

Travel Counsellors is an award-winning independent travel company that’s seeing increasing growth in its corporate travel division due to clients recognising the benefits of having their own personal travel manager available to them 24/7 when required. The company’s Global Sales Director Jim Eastwood responds to emerging trends in corporate travel and explores what matters to […]

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What are the benefits of using a chauffeur service?

What are the benefits of using a chauffeur service?

Using a chauffeur service for your executive’s travel is often perceived as a glamorous and luxurious benefit. Whilst a good chauffeur service provider should always make the client feel this way, the reality is that corporate travel is about getting the client from A to B in the most efficient manner possible. There are numerous […]

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Five restaurants to recommend in the City of London

As Personal Assistant’s we book hundreds of restaurants every year for our colleagues, our executives and let’s not forget ourselves. I am Paula Gibson, a Personal Assistant and Founder of JLT’s Global PA Network for over 100 PA’s. Last year, I decided to set up www.Cityintrigue.com to give inspiration to my fellow PAs on trusted […]

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TravelPerk takes the stress out of business travel

Booking a last minute trip to an international company? Or maybe you’re managing the annual ski-trip for the entire company? We get it. Booking and managing business travel is time consuming, stressful, and let’s be honest, not always that appreciated. That’s why we are super excited to announce that we are partnering up with TravelPerk […]

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Technology of the week: Foursquare City Guides

Today’s technology of the week: Foursquare city guides. Here are all the details… What is Foursquare City Guides? I think most of you would have heard of Foursquare but, if not, it is a website and app that brings together restaurant recommendations, hotel picks, must-see places and loads of other useful advice for people travelling […]

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You think you know Travelodge?

Travelodge has been around for 33 years, and so it’s a well-known brand BUT not a brand that many people REALLY know – it’s grown and changed almost unrecognisably since it became Britain’s first budget hotel chain in 1985 and we bet it’s not the Travelodge you think you know… TLQF (Travelodge Quick Facts) 546 […]

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