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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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The tech savvy assistant: What does it really mean?

The tech savvy assistant: What does it really mean?

Most of us that have been working in the PA industry for a while now will have heard of the phrase ‘the tech savvy assistant’. It might have cropped up on your job specs and been discussed during your most recent job interview. But what does it actually mean? Here are my thoughts on what […]

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Facilitating Group Planning Sessions

Facilitating Group Planning Sessions

Administrators will no doubt at some stage in their careers be the one leading and facilitating a planning session. When you’re that person a lot is at stake – mainly credibility.

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10 tips to tidy up your inbox

So it goes without saying that you get tons of emails, oh and your Executive probably gets tons of emails too! These days, we are all swimming in the sea of digital communications and most of us are drowning! Recently I have been doing a lot of research on how to maximise my time, be […]

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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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