4 scheduling tools to try in 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Well, we are a few weeks into 2018 and I have seen a ton of articles, opinion pieces and social media messages about technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence, taking over the role of Assistants.

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What have we got planned for 2018?

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the first blog post of 2018. Editor's notes Featured admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantWell, firstly, happy New Year everyone!

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The Virtual Summit October 2018: What did you miss?

Practically Perfect PA

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!

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Expense Management Process

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Expenses Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantCollecting and processing expenses is not fun. There I’ve said it – call me controversial if you like but I stand by my statement!

Managing someone else’s calendar

Practically Perfect PA

Managing someone else’s calendar. You are managing your boss or client’s Inbox and/or Calendar. You know how it is. They want you to set up meetings on their behalf and they don’t want the bother of accepting them – they would prefer you to receive the meeting responses.

Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Practically Perfect PA

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Get ready for the Virtual Summit Summer 2018

Practically Perfect PA

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25 tools for managing social media accounts

Practically Perfect PA

During next month’s Virtual Summit we will look at the structure that you can put in place to manage social […]. Many Assistants are being asked to look after their Executive’s online profiles and their organisation’s social media messaging.

Timeless Time Management Truths

Eat Your Career

But something changed about 10 years ago…I started getting really interested in the science and art of time management. In fact, I’ve never met a professional who isn’t constantly seeking ways to become a better time manager. These beliefs are the backbone of my time management system.

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Do you need to write a travel management policy?

Practically Perfect PA

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Launching the Future Assistant 2018

Practically Perfect PA

I thought I would start the day by launching the Future Assistant 2018! So what can I tell you about the Future Assistant 2018? The Future Assistant will take place on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th February 2018 in London. Launching the Future Assistant 2018.

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8 Instagram Trends In 2018 You Need To Know

Dumb Little Man

As you look ahead to 2018 and begin planning your social media strategy, it is essential to monitor trends. This means that we can look forward to more improvements in 2018. As a result of this, social media managers will be able to access more trusted, high-quality content. In 2018, we’re likely to witness Instagram putting more of a focus on growing their business options. The post 8 Instagram Trends In 2018 You Need To Know appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant TravelPerkDid you know that business travel is a $1.3 trillion dollar market?

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Managing your own time and dealing with interruptions 

Practically Perfect PA

This is one of my favourite panel sessions, we had a brilliant line up and some really honest and thoughtful conversations around time management and dealing with interruptions, which as you will know, is a constant battle for Assistants. […].

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B2B Reads: Re-Engagement Emails, Storytelling, and 2018 Tips

Small Business CEO

How Content Marketing is Evolving Heading into 2018. Maker vs. Manager: How Your Schedule Can Make or Break You. 11 Expert Tips to Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever. New Year’s Resolutions: How to Be a Better Marketer in 2018. The post B2B Reads: Re-Engagement Emails, Storytelling, and 2018 Tips appeared first on Heinz Marketing. B2B Reads Content Marketing 2018 building trust content Content marketing emails re-engagement selling Social media

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Top Business Ideas of 2018 You Should Consider

Dumb Little Man

The predicted business trends of 2018, though all different, are based on a single and simple principle: personality. To put it plainly, the road to success in 2018 begins and ends with building character. The youngest of the millennials are taking over more leadership roles within their industries, bringing with them new and different management styles. Tech-savvy generations taking a front seat in management roles will boost lagging companies into the future.

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Event Management for PAs – how to create the basic plan

Practically Perfect PA

However, event management is a skill that is a little, ok a lot more specialist. Core Skills Email Management Featured Writers admin assistants Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal AssistantAs a PA/EA you already regularly organise meetings and minor events.

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Top 5 Tips for Managing Tasks and Priorities for Assistants

Office Dynamics

View yourself as an information flow manager. The post Top 5 Tips for Managing Tasks and Priorities for Assistants appeared first on Office Dynamics. Career Management Problem Solving Productivity Self Development Workplace Tools

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Mastering Self-Management: How to Gain More Autonomy at Work

Eat Your Career

I’ve seen a lot of talented professionals suffer because they don’t know how to effectively self-manage. Without a manager guiding and encouraging them at every step, they would be lost. At the same time, I’ve seen other professionals who are stifled by micro-management.

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Management Isn't That Hard if You Remember These 3 Things

On The Job

The same thing is true of management. Then you actually become a manager and you realize how really wrong you were about the job. The important thing about management is not to get too distracted by all the theories out there that will make your a better boss.

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Manager Support

Office Dynamics

The post Manager Support appeared first on Office Dynamics. Career Management Executive And Assistant Partnership Mgr/Asst Team Problem Solving Teamwork UncategorizedTwo to Tango. You and the person you support make up a team, even if it’s a small team.

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Top 10 Resume Writing Tips for 2018

Daily Writing Tips

So how do you write a winning resume in 2018? If they ask for someone with “experience managing a team”, you’ll want to make sure you emphasise this in your career history … even if it was only a relatively small part of one of your roles.

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Project Management 101: Getting to grips with MS Project

Practically Perfect PA

At the recent Future Assistant conference we held a session on Project Management for beginners. Core Skills Office Technology admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant MS Project Office manager PA Personal Assistant Project Management technology Virtual Assistant

Why Your Organization Should Invest In An HR Management System

Dumb Little Man

When your team grows, managing them turns into a major task. This is one good reason why businesses need to integrate an effective human resource management system. Here is a list of the importance of human management system: Training and Development of Employees. Managing Risks.

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A Better Take on Pro Tips to Manage Your Bursting Email Inbox

Simple Productivity Blog

I recently listened to a podcast on the subject of managing email from a man with whose views I mostly agree. So today I will go over Get-It-Done Guy Stever Robbins's "7 Pro Tips for Managing Your Bursting Email Inbox".

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Day in the life: Brenda Rogers, EA to the CEO, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group

Practically Perfect PA

The main aspects of my role are to manage the CEO and CFO’s active calendar of meetings and travel. Enjoy today’s day in the life: Brenda Rogers, EA to the CEO, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group What are the main aspects of your role?

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How to set up an ideal week calendar and why it’s a must have

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Diary Management Featured Resources for Personal Assistants Writers admin administrators assistants diary management EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Scheduling Time managementWhy am I here? How am I going to get through this?

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Why effective lead management can help small businesses grow

The Small Business Blog

Effective lead management can be a great way to increase efficiency in your business, manage leads more effectively , and help guide your business to further growth, in many ways. Why effective lead management can help small businesses grow is a post from: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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Assistant Resources: Your Excellency Limited

Practically Perfect PA

We are delighted to be welcoming Lindsay Taylor, Director of Your Excellency Limited to the Virtual Summit on 22nd June 2018. Featured Sponsored posts Training admin assistants EA Education and Training Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Qualities that Good Managers and Leaders Possess

Small Business CEO

It’s easy to think that there is not much difference between a good manager and a good leader. In short, managers concentrate more on doing things right, while leaders focus more on doing the right things. CEO Leadership leaders managersIntroduction.

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3 Ways to Stay Connected to Hiring Managers

On The Job

One trend I've noticed with more and more hiring managers is that they have an ongoing list of potential candidates for a variety of jobs. Follow the hiring manager on Twitter, connect via Facebook and send a LinkedIn request.

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Network like a CEO

Practically Perfect PA

Career Development Networking admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Networking tips Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantIt goes without saying that networking is essential for your career development.

How to thrive, not just survive as an Assistant

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Impression Management Strategies: Are You Responding to Your Failing Business?

Dumb Little Man

After hundreds of pitches, you and your team have managed to convince Angel investors and VCs to support your idea. To avoid the negative effects of failure, many founders of failing startups use what social psychologists call impression management.

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Assistants are their organisation’s influencers

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I have spent quite a bit of time reviewing my social media strategy for 2018 which basically means I’ve been reading a lot about how to be an influencer on all the different platforms.

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Productivity tools and tips for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

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What to expect at Friday’s Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

That is Friday 19th October 2018 from 10 am – 6 pm GMT+1. Assist Events Featured Virtual Summit admin administrators assistants EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantThe Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit is happening this Friday.

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Five tips for keeping a meeting on track

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Meeting Management admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant meetings Office manager PA Personal Assistant Time managementYou know those meetings that go on and on forever with no agenda, no purpose and no end?

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10 tools to help you work remotely

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently looking at how many Assistants are now working remotely or working with a remote boss and I can tell you there are a lot of you managing this new way of working.

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Six Golden Rules for Successful Project Management You Need to Know

Dumb Little Man

Project management is pretty straightforward – you find the requirements, create a realistic plan, assign the right people on the job, set a deadline, and most importantly, get work done. However, when it comes to the real world, project management is never that easy.

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Day in the life: Stuart Martin, EA at Spotify

Practically Perfect PA

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Day in the life: Shelley Trask, EA at Slack

Practically Perfect PA

I support our CTO & Co-founder, Cal Henderson and VP of Engineering, Michael Lopp, both of whom manage one of the largest teams at Slack. Enjoy today’s interview with Shelley Trask, EA at Slack which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks. What are the main aspects of your role?

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How to make sure your emails are read… and actioned!

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Email Management Featured admin administrators assistants Career Communication EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantWe’ve all been there. Draft a well thought out, concise and articulate email with a clear call to action.

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