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It's actually the quiet ones who often draw the most attention.” - Amy Efaw

 

Final week for Entries: The Executive PA Magazine Awards

The Executive PA Magazine Awards will take place on Wednesday 14th October 2015, and this is your last week to enter.

 

How to stay motivated on long work trips

It begins with plenty of excitement and enthusiasm, but long work trips can often become tiresome and unproductive. Here are a few tips to keep you motivated when working away from home.

Persuade your colleagues to help…nicely

People can be more open to giving you a hand if they feel obliged to return a favour. A bit of planning can put you into a good position to find help when you next need it.

The best time to send email

Various studies show that certain times of the day are more likely to solicit a response from recipients, but that data is sometimes conflicting.

Rising Above Office Politics

Telling yourself, "I don't engage in office politics, I tell it like it is," is a dumb tactic that will get you into trouble, says Robbie Abed.

MS Powerpoint gives way to Sway

The only way we could possibly be wrenched away from Powerpoint would be by another Microsoft application built to actually replace it.

Cool Features in Windows 10

It may be a little while before Windows 10 is rolled-out across your corporate network, nonetheless here are some things to look forward to.

Bigger events = bigger challenges…maybe…

A producer of international star-studded concerts and events has a very different view of producing extravaganzas for the corporate market.

The boss has gone. Here are your options

After resigning, if your boss was the linchpin holding your team together, what direction should you take before making any further decisions about your future with the firm?

Grandma’s Grammar

Sometimes it’s OK to end a sentence with a preposition (as reported in a previous post), but is confusing “who” and “whom” forgivable?

Find Free Wi-Fi

The much loved app for iPhone and iPad now locates free Wi-Fi for Android users.

Commit with a firm “YES” or just say “No”.

The next time you’re considering whether to add something to your schedule, if your answer isn’t along the lines of “Absolutely”, then say “No”.

School's Not Out

Education is the currency of success. For that reason, continuing education means PAs and EAs keep up-to-date with industry trends and expectations in a busy and demanding role.

Betty’s Time Saving Habits

Betty Liu decided to stop having sugar in her coffee as a way of saving a few seconds in her day (…putting cup down, spooning in sugar, stirring…). It sounds rather extreme, but the philosophy behind it led to her personal perspective on saving time.

Solving the gender wage gap

Ellen Pao has been making headlines this week. As the interim CEO of Reddit, she has now put a stop to salary negotiations at the social news-sharing site, in order to eradicate the gender wage gap. Now it’s a ‘take-it-or-leave-it' salary amount.

Stop texting and sit-up straight…Now!

Here's what texting really does to your spine.

GMail’s UNDO SEND now set in stone

When you push that SEND button, do you ever have a change of heart? Now Gmail has an answer for that.

Keynote speakers now face a bigger challenge.

While we expect audience members to switch their phones to ‘silent’ when attending a conference session, a new emerging trend is making the role of the guest presenter more difficult.

Remember the goal setting rules

Setting a vague goal in your mind without any follow-up is the surest way to fall short of accomplishing what you want. Here are 4 simple strategies leading to effective goals setting.

Desk Job/Bad Habits

Do any of these sound familiar? Changing a few simple things in your work routine might drastically improve your career-long wellness and productivity. 

 

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