Over the years I’ve had some wonderful feedback from readers that I tuck away and come back to when I need a little confidence boost but I never share the messages with other readers. Well, today is a new day, folks. This week I received a wonderful email from an assistant and reader of Practically Perfect PA who attended the Assist Conference last year. The email brought me to tears (which, I must admit is not difficult these days – a five month old baby and raging hormones will do that to you!) and I really wanted to share the powerful message with all of the readers.
Hay everyone, I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year! I have been busy busy busy over the festive season sprucing up the website, giving it a bit of a spring clean and adding a few new touches here and there. Basically I have completely changed the website! Why you might ask?
A close friend of mine is due to welcome her first baby to the world any day soon. During one of her recent WhatsApp grillings amongst those of us already flung into the joys of motherhood, she was panicking about something that only lunatics or agitated pregnant people ponder – feeling bereft at not being at work.
Well firstly I just wanted to say what a year 2014 has been! Thank you to everyone that has read Practically Perfect PA over the last twelve months. I hope you have all enjoyed the posts and will stick around next year! We have some very exciting plans in the diary for 2015 and I want to share them with you today.
So you may have noticed that Practically Perfect PA has had a rather dramatic makeover this weekend! I conducted a survey back in the summer and some of the comments made me think that the blog was getting a little… shall we say “tired”…? Over the last few weeks I have been brainstorming, editing and generally thinking up new ideas for the blog. Here are the results! I hope you like what you see. I have tried to make the website look clean, easy on the eye and simple to navigate.
Thank you, everyone, for taking my reader survey recently. I have already published the results regarding your thoughts on the profession, which you can find here. But I thought I would also share your comments on the blog itself. Below are the results. I would have had this information to share with you much sooner had I not insisted on attempting to make the charts and graphs pretty (whoops!)
Well, I did it! I managed to get through my first public speaking gig without tripping over or throwing up on the microphone! In fact I would go as far as saying that I *quite* enjoyed the experience and that I *might* do more presenting… we will see!
As I said earlier this week I wanted to share my slides with those that were unable to attend The Office Manager and PA show. For those that were there and came over to say hello, thanks again for your support and I hope you found the presentation useful.
The notes can be found on the Slideshare website.
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that gets a little bit apprehensive about attending events, especially large exhibitions that are set up like a gauntlet that you have to navigate through while avoiding overzealous sales people pulling you from one badly designed stand to another.