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    Busy PAs who are responsible for booking business travel will understand the need for effective communication before, during and after the booking process. Historically, changes to travel plans come through on email and it can sometimes be difficult to view email trails and spot any changes that have been made by the traveller – particularly […]

    A memo from Lisa Agasee

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    When I opened my contacts book a couple of months back, and invited female friends, colleagues and acquaintances to join me for drinks, little did I know how life-changing the evening would prove to be. I was even less prepared for the fact that it would inspire a completely new career path. Only when I set about compiling the […]

    The sweet smell of success

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    With competition for jobs higher than ever, it seems the secret to impressing employers might be right under your nose. New research shows that smelling good increases your chances of success in interviews, as one in 20 Brits have rejected a job applicant because of how they smelled. The research, commissioned by flexible workspace provider […]

    Discover the perfect corporate gift

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    We all know how important adding a personal touch is when sending corporate gifts – and how easy it can be to get it wrong. That’s why every bottle you order from tippletreat.com will arrive beautifully packaged with a personal hand-written message and not a printed label made to look like handwriting. You provide your […]

    Team building fun in the trees

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    Go Ape is the UK’s multi-award-winning forest adventure company with 29 Go Ape Tree Top Adventures nationwide. Visitors can experience a liberating sense of freedom as they swing through the forest on zip wires, cross wooden walkways and bridges, tackle obstacles and leap off Tarzan swings while enjoying some of Britain’s most breath-taking scenery. With […]

    There’s more to the PA Life Club than just high street incentives and discounts

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    Free attendance to special networking events and PA Life Club sponsored events   Throughout the year, and around the country, the PA Life Club will host free receptions, drinks and networking evenings at top class venues. Here you can mix and chat with other PAs and meet the PA Life magazine editor, all in relaxed, […]

    An inspiring location

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    Oxfordshire is known for its rolling countryside, historic architecture and academic facilities. This, alongside fully equipped modern facilities, provides the ideal backdrop to any conference or event.   Oxford has so many famous attractions that visiting delegates will be spoilt for choice. Alongside the 38 colleges and countless gardens, halls, chapels and museums, which are ideal settings […]

    On your own terms

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    Negotiating the terms and conditions of a contract with a hotel can prove to be a minefield if you’re not careful. To ensure you know how best to handle the situation, Nikki Farr outlines her top tips to help PAs navigate their way.   To be honest, there are very few of us who like […]

    Put your back into better posture

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    Spending eight hours at a desk is not uncommon for millions of workers around the world. The only break that many of us get from our chair is a quick walk to the printer, a trip to the toilet, or a stroll to the café around the corner. However, the effect of sitting for so […]

    A real talking point

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    Whether it’s about getting a serious corporate message across or having delegates rolling in the aisles at the annual company dinner, booking a professional speaker can add much-needed kudos to any event. Colette Doyle finds out more.   “There are many different reasons for hiring a speaker – for a keynote it’s motivational, but speakers can […]