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. Budget time in magazines is extensive and stressful so my job is to keep everything running smoothly. The post A day in the life: Catherine Pile, ELLE Magazine appeared first on Practically Perfect PA.

2015 173

What are Social Magazines and Flipboard?

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc. Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « The Growth of Private Company Stock Exchanges | Main | Local Online Advertising to Increase 18% in 2011 » August 24, 2010 What are Social Magazines and Flipboard? Flipboard is the best known of the many new entrants in a space being described as social magazines

2010 117

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7 Ways To Save Money While Traveling

Dumb Little Man

In this post, we’ll take a look at seven ways to save money while traveling so that you can come back with money in your pocket! 7 Tips for Saving Money When Traveling. Below are seven ways to save money while traveling. You probably see them in magazines or newspapers. Discount travel booking sites, such as NextVacay.com, can save you hundreds of dollars on vacation costs, airfares and more. See Also: 21 Top Travel Apps and Tools .

2017 180

CRM Magazine's Small Business Suite CRM Winners

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc. Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « The 2 Speed Economy - Big versus Small Business | Main | China Passes Japan - Now 2nd Largest Economy » August 12, 2010 CRM Magazines Small Business Suite CRM Winners CRM Magazine's annual Market Awards issue is available online. 

2010 113

DMA's Spring Magazine Focused on Going Global

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc. Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « Business Week, The Economist on the Trickle Down Recovery | Main | Great Quote on Consumer Versus Business Social Media » May 18, 2010 DMAs Spring Magazine Focused on Going Global The spring issue of Point Magazine is on going global. 

2010 100

The Conference and Hospitality Show and The Ultimate Travel Itinerary slides

Practically Perfect PA

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. During the presentation I did mention that I have a travel itinerary template for assistants to use. I also have a list of really great apps for business travel. Thanks to Jamila Juma-Ware ?@Justjampr

2014 121

Practically Perfect PA: Featured

Practically Perfect PA

I recently wrote an article for Olé Magazine entitled Travel: Do it yourself or use an agency? Blogger Practically Perfect PA aka Nicky Christmas gives us her expert tips on booking business travel. I don’t know about you but I can spend hours arranging and then rearranging travel for my director. It is quite common now to have help with travel arrangements as most companies do employ an outside supplier to book flights, hotels and car hire.

2012 140

Best Travel Gadgets: Don’t Leave Home Without Them

Productivity Bits

These are not just smartphones and MP3 players, but cutting-edge devices that are going to make traveling an hour down the road or thousands of miles around the world just a little bit more comfortable. Whether the trip is for business, pleasure, or a little bit of both, here are a handful of gadgets that no traveler should leave home without. One of the most important rules of travel sounds easy enough: do not get lost. Copyright © 2011 Productivity Bits.

Travel 126

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 152

Trends 2011 Social Shopping Leads the Way

Make or Break Moments

look forward to the each new Entrepreneur Magazine edition when it hits my mail box and this month is no exception. The trends for 2011 have been selected and social shopping comes right after Baby Boomers and Travel. Connecting Moments social media Entrepreneur magazine John Lennon's last interview Social Shopping Trends for 2011Why would a blog about building customer relationships care about social shopping? It is the word SOCIAL [.].

2011 127

Use Pinterest to Plan Your Next Vacation — Here’s How

Dumb Little Man

Travel brands are getting in on the fun by providing spaces for pinners to collaborate on travel plans, food, and entertainment. campaign , for example, invited individuals to collaborate on travel-themed boards and offered insider tips and advice. Explore beyond travel guidebooks and magazines. See Also: 21 Top Travel Apps and Tools . Whether you’re exploring a tropical island or simply visiting relatives, traveling takes research and preparation.

2016 210

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

Beyond the In-Flight Movie: 9 Ways to Beat Boredom in the Air

Dumb Little Man

Perhaps one reason Americans don’t travel more is the long distances most of us have to fly to reach a foreign country. However, if you’re not as easily amused or haven’t flown in a while, the days when you could load up on 15 gossip magazines to pass the time are long gone. Log in to Spotify or 8tracks, and start making playlists for every category you can think of: travel, party, workout, road trip, etc. Tote along guidebooks or magazines. Fun Happiness Travel

2016 210

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

Use Pinterest to Plan Your Next Vacation — Here’s How

Dumb Little Man

Travel brands are getting in on the fun by providing spaces for pinners to collaborate on travel plans, food, and entertainment. campaign , for example, invited individuals to collaborate on travel-themed boards and offered insider tips and advice. Explore beyond travel guidebooks and magazines. See Also: 21 Top Travel Apps and Tools . Whether you’re exploring a tropical island or simply visiting relatives, traveling takes research and preparation.

2016 159

Smallbizlabs Bidding on Newsweek

Small Business Labs

Small Business Blogs Entrepreneur Magazine Blog Entrepreneurship & Education at the Kauffman Foundation Fresh Inc. Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « More Evidence Facebook is Taking Over the Web | Main | Increase in Unemployment Rate Good News » May 06, 2010 Smallbizlabs Bidding on Newsweek The popular magazine Newsweek is for sale. 

2010 109

How can assistants stay on top of the scene?

Practically Perfect PA

During my years working in London I subscribed to the magazine so that I could keep up with all of the weekly goings on. I really like the Afar website and email updates for overall travel news and ideas for any trips colleagues or clients may want my advise on. The same goes for CN Traveller which is good for general travel updates but also luxury hotel reviews. Business Traveller is useful for specific business travel updates, new hotels and travel guides.

2013 165

Free Yourself From Car Clutter: Five Easy Ways To Keep Your Car.

Productive & Organized

Let GO of Your Story » Free Yourself From Car Clutter: Five Easy Ways To Keep Your Car Organized When Traveling (Guest post: Barbara Hemphill) It’s a common sight: soda cans, gum wrappers, and snack bags strewn all over the floor; books, magazines, and carrying cases haphazardly placed on a seat; and miscellaneous papers and trinkets shoved into any nook and cranny available. To avoid traveling in a perpetual mess, do a little pre-planning.

2010 106

Why You Should Travel Back Through Time | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

46 Responses to “Why You Should Travel Back Through Time&# Comments Read below or add a comment. As I work on a travel website, I’m literally travelling back in time to revisit different countries and remember my different experiences. Reply Frank ( @[link] ) February 22, 2010 at 4:32 am Working on a website, I literally travel back in time and revisit places that I’ve visited and remember experiences that I’ve had.

2010 45

Planning your job search

Practically Perfect PA

Magazines and journals, online and offline, which can provide a more in-depth knowledge of specific organisations and roles through interviews and case studies. Career Development Featured Sponsored post admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant Whatever the reason is for your latest job search, taking a step back and thoroughly assessing your options is vital.

2014 165

When Reality Threatens To Kill Your Dream, Turn Reality Into Your Dream

Dumb Little Man

I finished a course in travel writing with flying colors. My dream to be a travel writer slowly slipped through my fingers. It pondered on travels to different places, people I met and the experiences I had. “All men dream: but not equally.

2020 243

Never Spend Your Money on These Things

Dumb Little Man

Magazine Subscriptions. If you have a hobby that consumes your every waking thought, a magazine subscription seems like a great way to not only support the industry surrounding your pastime but to keep up to date with all the latest goings on. However, a magazine subscription, at £5 or more per issue, soon adds up to a massive drain on your finances. These days, magazines are dying a death thanks to the internet.

2020 137

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?

2015 116

Hotel trends need to make sense

Practically Perfect PA

In order to avoid missing the mark, hotel trends have to give us something we actually need– especially when it comes to business travel. Those of us working in the travel industry are constantly being bombarded with trends. Trends that influence how people are travelling, as well as trends that react to people’s travel habits. Buzzwords such as “Top Ten”, “Millennials” and “Bluxury” all promise to successfully predict the future of travel.

2016 109

What's Next for Digital Nomads?

Small Business Labs

    These are people who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel and work remotely, anywhere in the world that has decent Internet connections.    And because of a variety of factors – virus fears, concerns about access to and the quality of developing world healthcare systems, travel restrictions, etc.

2020 56

Remember to visit CTI at the Office* Show next week

Practically Perfect PA

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. They offer either a full travel management service or a bespoke service where you can mix and match their services depending on your requirements, adding them alongside your current travel solution. This post is sponsored by Corporate Travel International (CTI).

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. Executive Secretary magazine is a very popular, global admin-specific publication and it’s a great place to submit your first inquiry. As a proud former administrative professional , I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the admin community.

2019 161

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

Magazine Subscriptions. Magazine Subscriptions: In the past when I asked for subscriptions to magazines to be paid by the company I made a point of bringing in the magazine and showing the value that it gave to me. Over time I managed to add several hotels to our Globally Approved Travel Program, which enabled all global staff to benefit from discounted rates and also obtained supplier discounts for our intranet company benefits portal.

2017 163

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. We also cooperate with the team around Lucy Brazier and Executive Secretary Magazine, which offers even more training and conference opportunities. I am a fan of a German office management magazine called working@office that I read since I was a junior assistant.

2017 144

The Bathroom Experience

Customers Rock!

I thought it would be fun to post photos of some of the bathrooms I encountered during my travels (mostly in my hotel room). Tile Magazine Editors’ Blog. Tile Editor Magazine Blog. Once again I am participating in the Bathroom Blogfest. As I have mentioned before, if you have a physical presence, whether you are B2C or B2B, your bathroom is an important part of the customer experience. What does it say about your brand?

2011 142

My Ideal Gambling Experience Unpacked

Dumb Little Man

I’m lucky enough to live within travelling distance of Las Vegas. Casino Player Magazine has named Topaz and Alama (in Sparks, NV) as two of the best casinos to play quality blackjack in the country! If I want to get my gambling fix, I just need to get into my car and drive 2 hours before I’m in the heart of Sin City. I’ve spent some great weekends away with friends and/or my better half, hitting the casinos on the Strip and playing slot games and table games.

2020 123

Live Life to Its Fullest: 39 Ways to Live and Not Merely Exist

Dumb Little Man

Travel. Sure, you want to travel some day. If need be, find a way to make a living by freelancing, then work while you travel. See Also: 5 Reasons Why Traveling Solo Is A Fast Way to Personal Development. Save up, sell your home, your possessions, and travel. Stop reading magazines. “The proper function of man is to live – not to exist.” ” – Jack London.

2018 219

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. There are a lot of different resources available to assistants.

2014 138

24 Ways to Find a Date Offline

Dumb Little Man

Find singles magazines or newsletters in your area. Travel. Everyone seems to be trying out online dating these days. With how common it is, you might think that it’s an easy process. The truth, however, is that online dating isn’t always ideal. Apart from the risk it poses to your security, you can also end up feeling disappointed and frustrated. If you want to avoid those things, you should probably consider dating offline.

2018 201

A day in the life: Michelle Smith, Financial Times

Practically Perfect PA

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

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 147

A day in the life: Alison Boler, ITV

Practically Perfect PA

I give PA support to each boss including diary management, booking international travel, preparing contracts, documents and papers. I was also awarded runner up in the Hays Executive PA Magazine 2012 PA of the Year Award – this was a huge achievement for me and it changed my life, making me realise my potential and encouraged me to keep pushing myself forwards. What are the main aspects of your role? Supporting three Heads of Legal & Business Affairs at ITV.

2014 201

The future Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

A lot of people assume that EAs just look after the diary and book the travel, but in reality we do so much more. A Finalist in Executive PA Magazines PA of The Year award, Bonnie was shortlisted in 2015 as one of the UK’s top six executive assistants.

2016 158

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

Practically Perfect PA

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. Catching up with friends for dinner which usually only leaves 1 or 2 nights to myself and I just recharge the batteries by reading a magazine or book and occasionally flick on the TV to not think about something for a while! What are the main aspects of your role?

2015 122

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. Advertise in local “coupon” magazines and build an online presence. “I really just want to quit my job, move somewhere gorgeous and open my own B&B.”. That’s the secret dream of countless executives and “worker bees” alike.

2017 176

Snail Mail 101

Clutter Coach

Reading material includes magazines, newspapers, annual reports, tip sheets from the garden center and professional association bulletins. An article buried in a months-old magazine is not accessible to you and therefore irrelevant. Some people don’t want to toss out magazines with their address labels on them. The rule of thumb is to shred anything with personal information such as account numbers, medical and employment info, ATM slips and travel itineraries.

2014 109

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.

Gifts 107

How to sign off correspondence on behalf of the boss

Practically Perfect PA

Set aside emails from colleagues and clients they have hundreds of emails from professional organisations, upcoming conferences, travel companies and not to mention lots and lots of sales requests. Oh and I haven’t mention what they receive through the post… brochures, leaflets, magazines and corporate gifts to name but a few. Sometimes I look through my manager’s inbox and I can’t believe how much stuff they get sent.

2014 165