Today I am off to The Office Show 2012 at London Olympia. It is a great event and gives us a chance to meet with other assistants and like-minded people. The suppliers at the exhibition are tailored for assistants, the seminars are run by some of the most prestigious training companies and as always there are a lot of free goodies!

As I’ve been preparing to attend Office I’ve thought back over similar events I’ve been too and noticed how often assistants are associated with event professionals. Obviously we don’t do the same job but quite often we have similar skills and throughout my career I’ve used my skills to organised and run events. If you think about it in most company’s the assistant will organise the Christmas party or they will be asked to book a venue for a team away day. These tasks are all part of organising events!

Over the next few weeks I’ll be looking at how we can run organised and successful events using the current skill set we have already picked up in our role as an assistant. I’ll also be providing you with tips and hints on how to create the perfect event. Starting today!  The infographic looks at Which layout is right for my event? This is my first attempt at an infographic so be kind! (Hopefully they will get better with practice!)

Happy National PA day everyone and hopefully I will see a few of you at The Office Show 2012!