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    8 signs you’re mentally prepared for promotion

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    Do you spend your commutes dreaming of the corner office? Do you take the stairs rattling off a list of your key skills and qualities? No matter where you work, at some point or another, nearly all of us want to progress in our careers.   It can be easy to know if you’re ready from […]

    5 Minutes With… Neil Thompson, Founder & Director, The Delegate Wranglers

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    In the latest instalment of our executive interview series, we sat down with The Delegate Wranglers Founder and Event Agency Forum speaker Neil Thompson about his career in events, industry issues and Stranger Things… Tell us a little bit about your career to date and your current professional focus… I’ve been an Event Manager since […]

    Is it time for you to take a detox?

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    Emily Shaw is the brains behind the detox brand Amaveda, where she shares her healing powers of herbs and Ayurveda with anyone looking to invigorate themselves. Jade Burke speaks with Shaw to find out how PAs can take time out of their busy schedules to look after their well-being and why more people should take […]

    How to embrace the virtual world

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    Charlotte Wibberley, CEO of VIP VA, reveals why more PAs are seeking flexibility in the workplace by launching their own VA business In the working place today, the ‘f word’ (flexibility) is key to keeping people motivated in their jobs. It’s therefore no wonder that so many employees are now choosing to move to self-employment when […]

    PA Profile: Elizabeth Mendes Da Silva

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    Based in London’s Canary Wharf, no day is ever the same for Elizabeth Mendes Da Silva, PA and project management for mobile payments at Barclays. Jade Burke finds out how winning a WATC Rising Star Award earlier this year has inspired her to launch her own business with her son, and now plans to offer […]

    What to avoid when managing business travel

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    Business travel is big business, but it also means a lot of money is on the line. It represents the second largest line of expenditure for organisations across the world, and managers need to be aware of pitfalls if they’re to make the most out of business travel. The London School of Economics has released […]

    Taking the drama out of delegate management

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    Robin Carlisle, director of results-driven H2O data platform, explains how to take the headache out of delegate management from initial guest invites to post-event ROI analysis. Have you found yourself getting lost in a mass of spreadsheets with delegate contact details, missing the boat on sending out ‘See You There’ emails before the event you […]

    Your guide to post-summer care

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    The autumn can be bit of a shock to the system. You might have the post-holiday blues. The long, warm days of summer are fading fast. Also the more relaxed atmosphere in workplaces seems to shift as people suddenly get ‘back on it’. Self-care coach Tara Jackson provides some top tips… Taking care of yourself […]

    How to become a successful VA: live from the PA Life Training Day

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    With the PA Life Training Day confidently running into the afternoon after a delicious lunch provided by the team at London’s InterContinental O2, our seminars have continued to innovate and educate the nearly 150 PAs as we overlook Canary Wharf. Talking this morning was Charlotte Wibberley, CEO of VIP VA, who was giving her secret […]