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      A Leap of Faith

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      Setting up her online business was a step into the unknown for former athlete and stay-at-home mum Kimberly Rothman. It was a chance meeting at a funeral that set in motion the events that led Kimberly Rothman, CEO and founder of I?d Love To Do That, to grow from a wife and mother into an […]

      Organising A Christmas Party

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      Organising a Christmas party for your office can be a stressful task and one which invariable falls on the PA?s shoulders because you?re the organised one! IOrganising a Christmas party for your office can be a stressful task and one which invariable falls on your shoulders because ?you?re the organised one? – which also means […]

      Quick Fix: Wind Blown Hair

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      If you?ve discovered that this weather has done no favours to your frizz, and you have no sprays to hand, here?s the perfect quick fix. June has not been all we could wish and the wind keeps picking up, which is why we thought we?d give you a tip for taming your tresses under such […]

      Five products to make you more efficient

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      A variety of timesaving tips, apps and devices to help under-pressure PAs get things done double quick The Livescribe Echo Smartpen digitally records your notes as you write them while recording audio and synchronising the two. The result is a set of notes which you can very easily review. Perfect for avoiding those times when […]

      How not to get arrested with your boss

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      As Rebekah Brooks? former PA Cheryl Carter has been charged by the Metropolitan Police, a debate has ignited as how responsible PAs should be held for company actions. Here?s how to stay legally safe The News International phone hacking controversy rumbles on, with employees of a number of British tabloid newspapers being accused of police […]

      Living and working: city vs countryside

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      Living and working in the city versus living and working in the countryside: Not all PAs work for high powered, huge company bosses in the city. The PA role is possibly one of the most diverse jobs out there. PA Life explores the pros and cons of the PA role in totally different walks of […]

      The trouble with… being the first PA

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      Justine Smith, PA to Simon Morton at Eyeful Presentations takes us through the issues with being a boss’s or company first ever PA: ’In my experience (and I have done this twice now), by the time the MD of a growing business decides that a PA would be a good idea they are usually already […]

      The trouble with… being a male PA

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      The first of our weekly ‘The Trouble With…’ columns, this week looking at being a man in a female-dominated profession. Thoughts from Colin Brouwer-Ince, assistant to John Palmer, director of communications and public affairs at Sheffield Hallam University“I am often asked, as a male PA, about my relationship with my boss and how that has […]

      How to choose a private members’ club

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      Are private members’ clubs only for the rich? Which ones would your boss like to join, and what are the benefits?. Groucho Marx may have famously joked, ‘I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member’, but for many people the cachet of belonging to an exclusive group is […]

      Worldwide business cities

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      Our choice of some of the top destinations in which to do business, how to get there, and where to stay. ShanghaiFlights Virgin Atlantic (virginatlantic.com) flies daily to Shanghai from Heathrow. Return economy fares start from £685; from £1,109 for Premium Economy. Hotels Housed in the legendary 1920s Shanghai Club on the historic Bund, the […]