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Technology of the week: Time zone ninja

Technology of the week: Time Zone Ninja

This week’s Technology of the Week: Time Zone Ninja What is Time Zone Ninja? Time Zone Ninja is a straightforward tool that helps you schedule international meetings. What does Time Zone Ninja do? The interface on Time Zone Ninja is straightforward to use, firstly, select your location and the location of your attendees, and then the meeting […]

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How to prioritise your workload

How to prioritise your workload

Assistants are regularly asked to juggle multiple tasks and projects while reacting to other people’s urgent requests and deadlines. It is not an easy gig! When your To-Do list doesn’t stop growing, how do you plan what to do first? When you do plan, there will be the inevitable surprises, re-prioritisation of work and of […]

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5 questions to ask before you start your next job search

5 questions to ask before you start your next job search

We all know that looking for a new job isn’t easy. It can take a lot of time with hours of searching through job descriptions, speaking to recruitment agencies and then, of course, the time spent preparing for and going to job interviews. It is a job in itself! But, most people start a new […]

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Growth plans for Assistants

Earlier this year I read a fantastic blog from Hallie Warner, chief of staff at Adam Hergenrother Companies on the who, what, when and how of growth plans. The blog details Hallie’s objectives for 2019 and how she goes about putting together her growth plan for the year. I loved the blog post so I […]

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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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Time management for productive Assistants

How to prioritise your workload

How to prioritise your workload

Assistants are regularly asked to juggle multiple tasks and projects while reacting to other people’s urgent requests and deadlines. It is not an easy gig! When your To-Do list doesn’t stop growing, how do you plan what to do first? When you do plan, there will be the inevitable surprises, re-prioritisation of work and of […]

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Self-discipline for Assistants

As I’ve developed as a business owner, I’ve come to realise how vital self-discipline is for success. I work from home, and I set my hours, which, as you can imagine, can lead to a lot of procrastination and a lot of time wasting. I also can spend way too much time working, when I […]

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5 free tools to help with your productivity

5 free tools to help with your productivity

Before we dive into our list of productivity tools, I want to spend a few minutes talking to you about the importance of keeping up with the latest technology. Firstly it makes us more productive – can you imagine still using a typewriter for your minutes, carbon copy paper for anything that needs to be […]

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What if all of your business travel was refundable?

How many times have you booked a work trip for you or your colleague,  only for them to end up needing to change the date or time, or even cancel altogether? Of course, business trips get amended for endless reasons which are out of your control. When you book travel, currently you have two options: […]

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Golf tours in Barcelona

Golf tours in Barcelona

 What would be your first thoughts if your exec board wanted a weekend away retreat that also included golf? How many people thought of Barcelona as the first place that sprang to mind? Not many, I would guess. The truth is that Barcelona is known for many things, but golf is probably not at the […]

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Venues + Events Live 2019

Venues + Events Live 2019

We are delighted to invite you to attend Venues + Events Live this Autumn (18-19 September, Old Billingsgate, London & 24 September, Manchester Central) where you will discover the best tips and tricks to help you plan your next event. We understand the busy life of PAs and EAs and how spending your time as […]

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