With the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit coming up on Friday 22nd June I thought I would write a quick blog post about the attendees. Who is the Virtual Summit designed for?

#1 Individual Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Office Managers and Administrative professionals

First and foremost the Virtual Summit is designed for Assistants. The entire programme has been put together with your training needs in mind. We know it can be almost impossible for some of you to get away from your desk or leave the office for a day to attend training. Attending a virtual Summit means that you can watch the training from your office. All you need is a computer, access to the internet, a set of headphone and a cup of tea.

We also know that it can be quite difficult for assistants to attend training events if they do not work or live near a large city such as London. Getting the budget to attend a conference might be one thing, but asking your organisation to pay for flights and accommodation is difficult at best. You don’t need to ask all of those difficult questions with this training because The Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit is reasonably priced at £50 – an absolute bloody steal if you ask me.

The Virtual Summit is designed to bring you all together. We will be using all the latest online technology to gather assistants from around the globe. You will be able to network and interact with each other, share your thoughts on the content and connect via social media. You will make connections with Assistants on the other side of the planet, which is pretty cool!

#2 Teams of Assistants and local networks

The very nature of the summit means that PAs can gather their colleagues, PAs from their network (including PAs who work for your clients) and Executives into one place – ideally a meeting room – and watch the conference together. This could be an internal event for PA networks, which will shine the light on the training requirements for assistants in your organisation! We are going to help facilitate this by creating virtual hubs where PAs in the same organisation or location can get together to watch the conference. We will provide everyone with a Hub Pack that will help you structure your discussions and breakouts during the summit. At the cost of £250 for a day’s training, for an unlimited number of PAs in your office, this is exceptionally good value for your organisation.

What to expect at the Virtual Summit Summer 2018?

First off, to give you a flavour, here are a few images from last year’s summit. We had Assistants from every corner of the globe joining us online:

Who is the Virtual Summit designed for?

We are adding speakers and sessions every day, here is a little taste of what you can expect:
  • PA Panel Session: I manage so many different Executives. How do I manage their priorities and my time?
  • How can I manage expectations when I don’t know what they are?
  • How to prepare a powerful presentation that creates impact!
  • PA Panel Session: I want to have an effective working relationship with my Executive. How do I become part of their inner circle?
  • I’m not being paid what I am worth, how do I negotiate a pay rise?
  • How to onboard a new boss.

With a mixture of live and pre-recorded sessions we will bring you a brilliant day of online training, discussions, panel debates and much more. For the full programme and speakers, head over to the Virtual Summit website.

Who is the Virtual Summit designed for?

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