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Event Management for PAs – how to create the basic plan

Event Management for PAs – how to create the basic plan

As a PA/EA you already regularly organise meetings and minor events. You probably organise the social aspects too, certainly the office Christmas party! However, event management is a skill that is a little, ok a lot more specialist. If you have been asked to organise a conference as part of your role, know that this […]

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4 scheduling tools to try in 2018

4 scheduling tools to try in 2018

Well, we are a few weeks into 2018 and I have seen a ton of articles, opinion pieces and social media messages about technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence, taking over the role of Assistants. I can understand the cause for concern because so many of us are still battling with the perception of the Assistant role. […]

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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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The 5 questions you need to ask before you minute a meeting

Love it or hate it minute taking is part and parcel of the day to day role of the PA/EA for the most part.  Personally, I have always found them slightly painful, but through experience and training I have made my peace with them and gotten my technique down to a fine art! Having worked […]

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Modernising the 'bring up' folder

Modernising the 'bring up' folder

Today I thought I would write about a system I used to use to keep my Executive organised everyday – the ‘bring up folder.’ I think most of you are familiar with the bring up folder system and many of you use it to also keep your Executives on track throughout the day. For those […]

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Managing a LinkedIn Profile

Well folks I think we can all agree that Social Media isn´t going anywhere (understatement of the year right?!) In fact, many Assistants are being asked to look after their Executive´s online profiles and their organisation´s meanwhile they have to keep their own social profiles up to date and professional. It can be a pretty […]

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Supplier of the week is Tripmate

The Practically Perfect PA supplier of the week is Tripmate. Here is everything you need to know about this new corporate travel booking platform.

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Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World

Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World

We live in a volatile world where threats and risks to personal security are an unfortunate reality. Whether travelling domestically or internationally, corporations have a Duty of Care to employees visiting other cities and locations for business.

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Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe

Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe

Gilded Globe provide the most exclusive premium airport services the world has to offer, expediting passengers through over 200 airports worldwide.

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Why you should use a trusted ground transportation company for your Executive's travel

Why you should use a trusted ground transportation company for your Executive's travel

In a time where the majority of emphasis is placed on finding the best price, the easy route is to choose the cheapest option when booking your executive travel, especially when it comes to airport transfers, be it a group or individual.

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How to solve those hotel booking ‘facepalm’ moments

Office Managers and PA’s across the world are using Roomex to save time and money on their work-related hotel bookings.

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Travel Planning for Others - Putting Yourself in Your Traveler’s Shoes

Every admin wears many hats: office manager, personal assistant, life coach, travel planner. And each hat requires a different set of skills and a different set of tools. Every time your manager is heading out of town, it’s time for you to don your travel planner hat, slip into your traveler’s shoes, and equip yourself […]

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