Dropbox tips and tricks

Dropbox tips and tricks

I store all of my files in Dropbox, it is really easy to use, loads of other people use it and I love that I can easily share files and documents with the rest of my team. So, today I thought I’d share my Dropbox tips and tricks for you. Here are 10 tips for those of you that use Dropbox to store your stuff!

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The ultimate CV template for PAs

The ultimate CV template for PAs

The other day I was looking at the roles for PAs in London and I must say there are loads of exciting opportunities out there for Assistants. I was really impressed with the array of roles and the different skills and qualities needed. It seems like a lot of organisations are beginning to understand how much a PA can bring to the table (LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS). So, if there are lots of great roles out there it looks like it might be a good time to do a little CV update and a nose around the recruitment websites! If this is striking a cord why not have a look at my ultimate CV template for PAs.

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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 assistants offering fantastic advice on managing complex diaries. We have two panel sessions taking place over the course of the two day event, here are a few more details.

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Should you say no more often?

Should you say no more often?

When I talk to people about some of the traits that are typical in an Assistant there are two that come up quite often. They are people pleasers and pretty agreeable types. They are doers who take on lots of different projects and manage lots of different tasks. They will usually say yes more often than they say no. Sound familiar? It is certainly true that saying ‘yes’ can have an amazing impact on our careers and can lead to amazing opportunities. However, the question in today’s blog post is ‘should you say no more often?

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10 qualities of a truly great Assistant

10 qualities of a truly great Assistant

Assistants bring many, many amazing qualities to their roles. We are often described as a ‘jack of all trades’ which means we have a lot of skills and can take on lots of different tasks. Yay us! Today I thought I would have a look at the 10 qualities that make a truly great Assistant. These are the qualities that will make every good assistant great!

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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, if you are not able to get out of your office or you live far from London you can also watch the conference online. And, the best part, like the Virtual Summit, you will have a full month after the 8th and 9th to re-watch the content. Pretty awesome huh!?

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Tech of the week: Followupthen

Tech of the week: Followupthen

Today’s Technology of the week: Followupthen. Here are all the details…

What is Followupthen?

Followupthen is a really simple tool that allows you to schedule a reminder on your email system. That’s it.. It is an email address. But it does lots of cool stuff! The tool will allow you to keep your inbox fairly organised and help you remember to follow up on tasks and chase requests. Prices range from free to $9 per month.

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