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Power Searching the Internet

Power Searching the Internet

We are really excited to announce that we will be sharing an article each month from Executive Secretary Magazine. We are starting with this fantastic article from Marie Herman. Following these tips really will save you a massive amount of time searching the internet!  It’s overwhelming how much information can be found on the internet […]

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Resources to increase your business acumen

Resources to increase your business acumen

It goes without saying that for an Assistant to be successful in the role, they need to have strong business acumen. I’ve written about this skill a lot over the years, and I have presented on the topic at various events. It is a topic close to my heart because I genuinely think once Assistants […]

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Working with a 'paper person'

Working with a 'paper person'

A few years ago, I worked with a Director who did everything on paper. He rarely turned his computer on let alone sent an email or scheduled an appointment in his diary. He took his planner with him everywhere and expected it to be up to date with meetings, he wrote all of his notes […]

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What if I look stupid?

During the Virtual Summit 2017, we had the brilliant Lisa N. Alexander present her session on how Assistants can feel more empowered in the workplace. On the outside you smile, you nod in agreement, but inside you’re frustrated. You’re angry at yourself for not speaking up. You don’t ask for what you want because: You […]

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How to create an internal Assistant network

During the Virtual Summit October 2017, we had the amazing Simone White, Executive Assistant and Global Chair of GAIN – Administrative Professionals Network at BlackRock train our group of attendees on starting their own internal network for Assistants. Today we are really pleased that we can share the video with you. It is full of useful […]

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How to start your own Virtual Assistant Business

Are you currently a PA, dreaming of having your own VA business? Maybe you’re an Admin Professional, who craves having the control and freedom of running your own business? If you’re currently employed and looking to make a career change to VA, it’s a simpler process than you think. Whether you’re a PA, EA or […]

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Everything you need to know about Microsoft Office

Nine time busting tips for Microsoft Office

Nine time busting tips for Microsoft Office

I am thrilled to be presenting a session for Practically Perfect PA at their Virtual Summit on April 5th and so happy to write this blog post in anticipation of the event. I will be presenting my top time busting tips for Microsoft Office. Make sure you have a notebook and pen – you will […]

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The top five alternatives to Microsoft Office

The top five alternatives to Microsoft Office

Although most organisations are still using Microsoft products to run the business, there are other alternatives on the market that are becoming more popular with small to medium-sized companies. That being said, Microsoft isn’t going anywhere but it might be worth looking at and familiarising yourself with a few alternatives in case you ever get a […]

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How to see All Mail Items in Outlook 2016

How to see All Mail Items in Outlook 2016

Is there a way to see All Mail Items in Outlook? I used to use Lotus Notes and found this particular view useful. I can’t find it in Outlook – can you help? This is a question I have been asked many times, especially when migrating an organisation from Lotus Notes to Outlook 2016. Search […]

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Streamline your business travel management in 5 steps

Streamline your business travel management in 5 steps

Let’s be honest… Business travel can be a nightmare. Dozens of emails a week with travel requests, questions about itineraries, last minute changes, and scheduling complications. But there is good news! Better travel management can minimise emails and streamline the entire process. And it can be done in 5 easy steps… Read on! 1. Outline […]

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Learn from the experts in TravelPerk’s webinar for assistants and admins

Learn from the experts in TravelPerk’s webinar for Assistants and Admins

Being an Administrator or Assistant is a tough job—managing all your tasks (as well as your team’s), while you’re expected to do, fix, and know everything, AND be available at all times when needed! How does anyone do it? You might wonder. Well, unless you’re going to turn into a fully-fledged octopus, you’re going to […]

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We need better meetings!

We need better meetings!

Recent research shows that two-thirds of all meetings are pointless! Don’t let your boss and her/his teams waste time like this. Preparation is the golden path to productive meetings. Doodle provides a suite of calendar tools that save a lot of time for anyone who has to set up a lot of meetings. Doodle State […]

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