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10 points to consider when visiting a new events venue

10 points to consider when visiting a new events venue

As we all know, when it comes to organising events there are a million decisions that have to be made. From catering through to goodie bags and badges, there are a ton of things to think about. The venue choice is a significant consideration and something that can make or break an event. So, in […]

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How to change your Assistant career

How to change your Assistant career

Being an Assistant isn’t for everyone. I mean let’s face it, the job has its challenges, and I think you have to love the role to succeed in it genuinely. If you think of the position as a stepping stone to something else or a job that you’ve just so happened to fall into, then […]

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10 tools to help you work remotely

10 tools to help you work remotely

I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently looking at how many Assistants are now working remotely or working with a remote boss and I can tell you there are a lot of you managing this new way of working. It is only going to become more common so I thought I would share with […]

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Everything you need to know about minute taking

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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Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

There are many methods a minute taker can use to take minutes e.g. Recording devices, laptop, iPad, and just plain writing. Those people who write the minutes probably use their own version of shorthand (tips on how to do this are covered in this post), text language or EasyScript. But what about ‘real’ shorthand – Pitmans 2000 or […]

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Skills required to be a good minute taker

Skills required to be a good minute taker

Nobody readily puts up the hand to take minutes and those of us who do sometimes fear the job because of the expectation that is put on us to produce discussions accurately. Not everyone can be a good minute taker – it’s a definite skill and quite often an art, hence the name of my course, […]

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Technology: Future Proofing Your Career

Artificial Intelligence to Intelligence Amplification “Human intelligence will always be number one, but with machine learning and artificial intelligence you can amplify it.” Anil Kamath, Vice President at Adobe The landscape of the employment market is experiencing a tidal wave of change. We are deep in the middle of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where Tech and […]

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Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

Did you know that business travel is a $1.3 trillion dollar market? And that in most companies, travel spend is often the second largest expenditure after salaries? Business travel spend in general is massive, but it doesn’t stop there; the amount of time spent organising business travel is substantial too. We all know just how […]

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How to use 'Feedback-to-self' as a development tool

How to use 'Feedback-to-self' as a development tool

Hello! In this blog post, I’d like to share an extract from my award-winning book “A-Z Pearls of Wisdom” on how to effectively use “feedback-to-self” as a development tool.  If you enjoy this read, remember you can order my book from Amazon (e-reader version is available too) or I can bring copies with me if […]

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