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5 tasks that you can get AI to do for you right now

5 tasks that you can get AI to do for you right now

We all know that AI is on its way and threatening the role of the Assistant. The technology that is being developed will certainly take a lot of our administrative tasks away, that is for sure. So we have to get up to speed pretty quickly on how this technology can help us automate a […]

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How to be a creative genius at work

How to be a creative genius at work

Creativity is such an essential competency for Assistants to have and here is why. We are faced with unusual requests and challenges every day. We often have to ‘think outside the box’, to come up with solutions to problems that most other people in the office wouldn’t even know where to start. We are asked […]

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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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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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Listen to the CEO of a $1 billion startup and his EA discuss their partnership

At this month’s Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit we are incredibly lucky to have the Captain of BrewDog, James Watt and his First Mate, Bethany Burns. It’s certainly not every day you get to listen to the CEO of a $1 billion startup and his EA discuss their partnership!

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Everything you need to know about navigating office politics

Are you working in a hostile environment?

Are you working in a hostile environment?

Everyone has the right to work in an environment that is based on respect and supports your wellbeing. This is the necessary level of care that every employer offices but, unfortunately, there are a lot of working environments that do not offer this to their employees. Working in, what has been coined ‘ hostile working […]

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Working with an incompetent Executive

Working with an incompetent Executive

Everyone moans about their boss. Fact! There are occasions when your Executive takes ages to get back to you on something, they are always in a meeting or out travelling. They never have enough time. They don’t manage your needs or expectations. They don’t make decisions, or they make the wrong decision, and they don’t […]

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Dealing with awkward situations at work

Dealing with awkward situations at work

Throw a load of random people together, and you are bound to get some awkward moments, especially if you are forced (as you often are at work) to spend a lot of time with each other. We all have embarrassing work stories, and there are whole TV series dedicated to awkward work situations (my favourites […]

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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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The solution-focused temp

The solution-focused temp

Securing a forward-thinking and solution-focused temporary assistant is often high on priorities when executives enter the market for a new assistant. So how can you deliver your best self in such a short amount of time? The need for a temp can strike at any moment or may be part of a longer route to […]

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How modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019

[Webinar] How modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019

Ever wondered… How do others in the job do it? What’s the best technology to save time? How can I take on new challenges? Well, now you can find out. On Thursday 14th March at 17:00GMT / 18:00CET, we’re joining TravelPerk’s FREE LIVE WEBINAR on how modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019. […]

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