Last Friday, 19th October 2018, we hosted our third Virtual Summit for Executive Assistants around the world, and I’ve got to say, so far the feedback has been fantastic! We had just over 650 Assistants book onto the Virtual Summit, which is more than we have had at any previous Summit. We opened the event just before 10 am UK time and immediately the Attendees started to join us online. By the end of the day, over 350 attendees joined us live, and the rest will have access to the recording of the entire Summit for the next three months to enjoy and rewatch. Through the magic of the internet, I was able to communicate with Assistants from all over the world, watching from their desks, their homes, in their pyjamas and in their Assistant networks and groups together in the office.
The Virtual Summit October 2018: What did you miss?
The platform that we use allows all of the attendees a chance to get chatting with each other straight away, so from the moment we were up and running we had all of the attendees talking and writing each other messages. Along with the content, the Virtual Summit is a brilliant way to connect with other Assistants and hear their stories and experiences from other parts of the world.
It indeed was a global event with PAs from all over the world joining the Summit as the day went on. We had assistants waking up at 3am in California to join the start of the conference and Aussie Assistants hanging out in the office way past closing time to watch as much as they could. I couldn’t believe how many PAs from such different parts of the world were joining the Summit – PAs from Asia, Africa, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Australasia and Europe were all online. We need to get Antarctica, and I think we would have the whole set!
We are still online!
The best thing about the Summit is that everyone, no matter where they are in the world, can watch the recording of the Summit.
The recording of the event is still available as an online course, and you can still access the entire content for £50. If you would like to watch the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit content head over to the Virtual Summit website to gain access.
If you are not too sure, we’ve put together a video from the day’s highlights and here are a few quotes from our live attendees.
It’s always helpful and reassuring to know that there are others like me going through the same challenges! I’m the only EA in my company, so for me, having this group is SO useful and supportive!
I liked the range of speakers, the variety of content and being given the opportunity to listen to people who inspire you. I’m not necessarily looking to learn new skills (although this helpful too), it’s more about motivation, inspiration and learning new tips and tricks to keep you at the top of your game.
Excellent value for money. Very topical subjects covered. I came away feeling inspired, energised and brimming with ideas and renewed enthusiasm. A great day of learning and development. I love that Nicky always gets new voices and fresh talent together to engage with and share their ideas with the PA/EA community.
Once again I’m just blown away by this fantastic event, by Nicky’s dedication and creativity in putting together such a great programme and bringing together assistants from around the world. The value is exceptional, and the experience is like no other. I also made more connections through this one event than through all the physical conferences I’ve attended put together because the atmosphere was so open and conducive to discussion.
Thanks to everyone that make the Virtual Summit on Friday, I hope you enjoyed it and got a lot from the content that you can implement into your roles!