A day in the life: Catherine Pile, ELLE Magazine

Practically Perfect PA

I am the PA to Luxury Publishing Director in the magazine world of ELLE, ELLE Deco and Harpers Bazaar & Town and Country! Diary management, travel bookings, client meetings as well as assisting the Events Manager with guest list, product bags and the events. I check all emails and the diary for the day, I live in Northampton so I have a 45 minute train commute into London which gives me plenty of time!

2015 173

The Conference and Hospitality Show and The Ultimate Travel Itinerary slides

Practically Perfect PA

The training areas were a little disconcerting for the speakers I must say! The content for the PA Hub training area was, however, very good, thanks to Marion Lawrence. Lucy Brazier from Executive Secretary Magazine updated the audience on the International Year of the Secretary and Assistant– they are doing great things so do check out their LinkedIn Group ! The Ultimate Travel Itinerary from Practically Perfect PA. Thanks to Jamila Juma-Ware ?@Justjampr

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Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

Office Dynamics

[This article was originally posted at Executive Secretary Magazine.]. Between email, virtual Assistants, palm pilots, high speed Internet connections and a host of other technological marvels, executives mistakenly believe they are more independent than ever – making their own travel plans, faxing their own letters and scheduling their own meetings. There is no greater relationship in the workplace than that of an executive and an Assistant.

2015 153

Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

Practically Perfect PA

All you have to do is book a car to Heathrow Airport, organise transfers on arrival at the foreign destination and then make sure that all your travellers get to every meeting in their jam-packed itinerary without a hitch. Organising the most appropriate ground transportation supplier for your company can be straightforward, but to get the best value and the best travel experience from your service provider, you need to find out a bit more information. It sounds simple.

2014 171

A day in the life: Matthew Want, PA, Marcham Publishing

Practically Perfect PA

Matthew is the PA to Lucy Brazier, the CEO of Marcham Publishing which produces the amazing Executive Secretary Magazine. For any of us that have heard Lucy speak, we will know that Matthew is the person that keeps the wheels rolling at Executive Secretary Magazine while Lucy travels around the world promoting the industry. On top of all of that Matthew will be speaking at Assist Travel this September in London, more details can be found at the end of the blog post.

2016 157

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

If you request to attend a Training Day and they say that time away from the office is the main issue, then you need to make the conference seem as undisruptive as possible. Internal & External Training. Magazine Subscriptions. Internal & External Training: The first external conference that I ever attended was Square Meal Venues and Events. This eventually enabled me to then request paid internal and external training.

2017 163

Thank you for joining our Admin Blog-a-thon, what’s next?

Office Dynamics

Here’s a recap of just some of the amazing things that went on this year in celebration of you, Administrative Professionals: Executive Secretary Magazine sent out daily gifts from a variety of organizations specifically for administrative professionals learning benefit. Wow, what a fabulous April! Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year?

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Office Dynamics

The group was a mix of returning attendees and first timers, all excited about the days to come, with participants having traveled from all corners of the US, Canada, and even Israel! Once each group turned in their creation, we had an opportunity to learn about IYOTSA — the International Year of the Secretary and Assistant from Lucy Brazier, CEO of Marcham Publishing which produces both Executive Secretary Magazine and The VA Magazine.

2014 151

Today’s Admin Needs to Become a Mobile Office Pro

Office Dynamics

Apps for file access, e-mail, calendar, password protection, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, virtual meetings, news, weather and travel are examples of key productivity tools mobile devices should have installed. Note: Subscribe to Executive Secretary Magazine , and read my detailed article on Clearing Up The Fog Around Cloud Storage , in the January, 2016 issue. Flipboard, a customizable app that displays the news in a magazine style layout.

2016 150

The Perfect Gift for Everyone in Your Office

Office Dynamics

For the Traveler. A great gift for the employee who loves to travel is the Scratch Map Deluxe , a scratch-off wall map that will let her show off everywhere she’s been as well as plot her next adventure. With this membership, he’ll also get a subscription to ESPN the Magazine. Happy cheerful colleagues celebrating christmas party in office smiling giving presents.

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Remember to visit CTI at the Office* Show next week

Practically Perfect PA

If you haven’t been before, it is a fantastic exhibition for PAs, EAs, VAs, Office Managers and Administrators, which brings together lots of great training and really relevant suppliers for office professionals. There is always a good mix of exhibitors covering technology, office supplies, training, venues, events, corporate hospitality and travel. CTI are one of the 15 top travel management companies in the UK.

2014 121

7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

Unfortunately, that company is no longer in business, but I spent a few years as their community spokesperson, writing professional development articles for admins and traveling the country to meet our admin community on a regular basis. I eventually started my own company providing career coaching and training—and the rest is history! Executive Secretary magazine is a very popular, global admin-specific publication and it’s a great place to submit your first inquiry.

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EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

As I said earlier personal assistants tend to fall into the job and then don’t see the benefit of training or improving their skills. Before I started the blog I did subscribe to a few assistant magazines but really didn’t find the majority of the articles helpful. I also wrote reports on training courses tat had taken place and any content I could add to a newsletter I would. Last week I was asked to speak to a group of assistants in Sweden about personal branding.

2012 121

EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

As I said earlier personal assistants tend to fall into the job and then don’t see the benefit of training or improving their skills. Before I started the blog I did subscribe to a few assistant magazines but really didn’t find the majority of the articles helpful. I also wrote reports on training courses tat had taken place and any content I could add to a newsletter I would. Last week I was asked to speak to a group of assistants in Sweden about personal branding.

2012 116

Day in the life: Diana Brandl, Senior EA at Mister Spex

Practically Perfect PA

Besides all the cuddling with my furry friend, I enjoy online and offline networking, watching movies and travelling. Luckily my husband shares my passion for travelling. Can you recommend any events, books, publications, websites, training programmes for other assistants? IMA offers a variety of trainings and conferences. We also cooperate with the team around Lucy Brazier and Executive Secretary Magazine, which offers even more training and conference opportunities.

2017 144

Spotlight on assistant resources: PA Life

Practically Perfect PA

From magazines, blogs, exclusive membership clubs to events and exhibitions. PA Life magazine is published six times a year and includes a mixture of lifestyle features, updates on suppliers, industry news and articles on how to improve professional skills. The magazine subscription is entirely free to anyone who works as a PA, EA or senior admin professional. PA Life Training Courses. PA Life is running a variety of training courses throughout the year.

2014 138

A day in the life: Michelle Smith, Financial Times

Practically Perfect PA

before checking my emails and heading for the train station at 7:50am. I usually arrive at 9.00am (trains dependent!) Following that I finalised and printed out travel packs for 2 Executives going to Cannes. Arranged a mail out of the brand new il Sole 24 Ore version of our How To Spend It magazine to key clients. What are the main aspects of your role? A lot of time is taken up with diary planning and liaising with the various companies that Ben works with.

2014 209

How To Start A Cat Hotel

Dumb Little Man

You can, however, make a decent supplemental income or even develop a viable small business by providing a reliable, safe and comfortable home for cats whose owners are out of town on holiday or for business travel. Training or certification isn’t required in most areas. Consider training courses or working in an existing facility before starting your own. Advertise in local “coupon” magazines and build an online presence.

2017 174

A day in the life: Kate Browne, PA, Azure Capital Limited

Practically Perfect PA

Except for Monday’s where I leave on time at 5.30pm to get to personal training and Friday’s I like to leave on time too but doesn’t necessarily happen. On an average day, I am usually booking helicopters (both my bosses are helicopter pilots and own their own aircraft), booking travel for both work and personal. I like to keep as fit as possible so try and get to personal training at least once a week and then do a couple of runs. What are the main aspects of your role?

2015 122

Inside the Guernsey PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

I would also learn earlier on how to train yourself to switch off. After her talk I knew that I had to do it for Guernsey as there weren’t any real PA training courses or anything like what we were thinking of doing. We have also started to raise money for the Isipho Admin Bursary promoted by Executive Secretary magazine to help change someone’s life by training them to become a PA. We have also had articles in local magazines.

Experience vs. a university degree part two

Practically Perfect PA

Obtaining funds from work to complete training in the current environment is difficult. Yes, Outlook Training and Training in Supporting a University Committee. To be effective in any position you need to be on the forefront of technology and systems use so I have attended many training courses for software and technology. Yes – started with the basics after raising family i.e. college courses – typing, word processing then on the job training.

2014 147

How to Increase Your Creativity in 9 Easy Steps

Dumb Little Man

He studied eastern meditative practices which preach minimalism, travelled around Asia, used drugs, hung out with people from all kinds of backgrounds and interests. Action: Practice mindfulness daily and it will help train your brain to empty itself of distractions even while you are in the midst of them. Time magazine article by Jeffrey Kluger Written on 4/26/2013 by Dr. Kavetha.

2013 220

Dymo's CardScan iPhone App Illustrates Several Key Trends

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc. This is the reason people need to take mobile marketing seriously and invest in a training course. Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business.

2010 111

Got Laminarity?

Virtual Moxie

Marina and I had already bought train and air tickets for our respective returns home. Its a term from physics, referring to conditions that allow a fluid to travel smoothly, with little or no friction. Then do it. -- About our guest blogger--Sharon Day Im a Coach U trained coach and connection specialist, known since 1998 in hundreds of client sessions for my uncanny ability to reveal hidden truth inside sticky situations, disarm frustrations, and engage you in empowering action.

2010 172

3 Types of Essays Are Models for Professional Writing Forms

Daily Writing Tips

Practice in relating what happened when you witnessed an occurrence, or writing about what you were told by someone who witnessed it, is good training for becoming a newspaper reporter. Writing your recollections of something that happened to you is the basis of travel writing and similar content. Travel writing, actually, is a hybrid of all three forms of essay writing.)

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88 Simple New Year’s Resolutions that Sneakily Change Your Life

Dumb Little Man

That message was repeated over and over - through jewelers, celebrities, magazines, television and even by getting movie scripts and scenes changed – until it was embedded in our psyche. Being genuinely happy for others success does not come naturally to most of us, but training our mind to do just that can open us up to the kind of peace and tranquility that no amount of money can buy! “I I will travel to new places” Travel lets you explore new cultures.

2013 220

What Hunter S. Thompson Can Teach You About Powerful Writing

Men With Pens

Go beyond “to be” variants – we’re trained to skip over them. In 1960, he went down to Puerto Rico to take a job with the sporting magazine El Sportivo, which folded soon after his arrival. You may not be beaten by a gang of motorcycle outlaws, or travel to Puerto Rico for a job only to find out the place collapsed, but if you’re a writer, you probably face innumerable roadblocks and hardships. Hunter S.

2011 82

How to Pitch an Editor and Win the Gig

Men With Pens

I nursed my bruised ego and got a clue about how publishing really works, whether it’s for magazines, websites, blogs, books, and beyond. Is it for a recurring sidebar in the front of the magazine? If you can train for a marathon, learn to knit, study a new language, or take a cooking class then you can learn to pitch. I got my first rejection letter as a freelance writer when I was 19 years old.

2011 52

The importance of having someone to talk to

Laughing all the Way to Work

Read professional magazines when you get the opportunity. IAAP has a magazine that comes with being a member called OfficePro and it has very useful articles. I also do not claim to give any medical, financial, psychological, veterinary, retail, personal training or HR advice, although at times it may seem like I think I know what Im talking about, it is just my opinion.

2009 100

How To Network Awesomely – A Book Review

Brilliantly Better

It looked like a nice magazine. And then I realized that since Colin is a big advocate of lifestyle design, the ebook should have taken the form of a lifestyle magazine too.

Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

I wrote The Deeper Meditation Training Course first, then the audio course came out later. As my business continues to grow from it's inception in 2004, I've added a lot more to my agenda, including blogging on my website, guest blogging, writing articles for e-zines and in print for local magazines, creating a monthly newsletter and doing public speaking. Thanks to Pearson Browbn of Freelance Travel Writer And Blogger.

2011 217

The Day You'll Start To Like Yourself

Brilliantly Better

Maybe you should start thinking about writing those stories on a blog, or sending them to a fantasy magazine. Dragos Roua – Brilliantly Better The Personal Development Blog Home About me Top posts Archives Downloads Audio Recommended Products Contact The Day You’ll Start To Like Yourself by dragos on May 7, 2010 · 21 comments in Personal Development Tweet Yes, to like. Not to love, we don’t go there. At least not in this post.

2010 77

Unautomate Your Finances – The Guide

Brilliantly Better

And this was coming from a man who created and currently maintains one of the top 25 blogs in the world in 2009, according to Times magazine.

50 Ways To Start Fresh

Brilliantly Better

It may be difficult in the beginning, so start training. Take A Long Distance Trip Traveling long distance is an art. Whenever you feel prisoner of a lifestyle you don’t want anymore, do your best to travel far and away. It’s definitely been that way for me, and it makes it much easier to put things in perspective in your home country when you travel a lot.

2010 88

How To Build Reputation With Your Blog – Interact With Your Peers

Brilliantly Better

They can be collective newsletters, like the very fine SharingLifeSkills , of which I’m proud to be a part, or they can be magazine style, like The Daily Brainstorm.

2010 68

How To Play The Game Of Blogging

Brilliantly Better

Blogging is not unidirectional, like a printed magazine. Dragos Roua – Brilliantly Better The Personal Development Blog Home About me Top posts Archives Downloads Audio Recommended Products Contact How To Play The Game Of Blogging by dragos on June 16, 2010 · 24 comments in Blogging Tweet After I sold my company, 2 years ago, I knew there will be some inactive time for me.

2010 64

Why You Shouldn't Stick to Your Niche

Men With Pens

Octopus Obedience Training—Better Than Ricky Gervais Reply Deneen Wilson ( @typingbug ) November 20, 2009 at 8:41 am This is so true. Am I formally trained in food preparation? Octopus Obedience Training—Better Than Ricky Gervais Reply Mary E. Octopus Obedience Training—Better Than Ricky Gervais Reply Nicole Brunet ( @audeo ) November 20, 2009 at 4:13 pm @Kelly No matter where your loyalties lie, you’ve gotta admit the Wings have some great lore!

2009 56

Should You Go Back to School? | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

have a gig as a blog advisor on an interent magazine for creatives. If I could do it again, I would have appreciated a mentor, someone who would have encouraged me to work in any sort of job I liked for a year after high school, save up money and travel. I have taken language courses for free, learned new programs with video training, and have thousands (if not millions of books available).

2010 46

Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Travel Zen: How To Avoid Making Your Vacation Seem Like Work Reply Jack Busch ( @anthrocopy ) December 7, 2009 at 7:54 am Sorry – with all that being said, I would totally pay an occasional buck for a good read. Travel Zen: How To Avoid Making Your Vacation Seem Like Work Reply James ( @MenwithPens ) December 7, 2009 at 7:59 am Wow, some interesting comments going up already – let’s see how many I can respond to: @ Angela – Yes, newspapers are complaining.

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