What's New at DeskDemon in June 2007
Hello everyone!

Here's your June round-up of exciting news and offers at DeskDemon.com, pulled together for all you hard-working PAs and secretaries out there, as we know your time is ultra-precious. We save you the leg-work, and with our quick-to-read summary we'll give you the low-down on all the latest happenings at the UK's largest website for support professionals.

For example, we tell you how you can win a fabulous £2,500 (by nominating the winning PA for the Management Support Fellowship Awards), how you can give your confidence a boost (read our super article on positive self-talk) and how to get yourself a trip to that most exotic of locations, Cuba (simply get hold of some oh-so-practical Leitz 180 degrees Lever arch files from Esselte) Can't be bad!

So, what's new at DeskDemon.com?

Reward the best, with an Award nomination!
Management Support Fellowship Award 2007

There has never been an Award programme like this for the business support community. Why? Because this one, the Management Support Fellowship Award, is decided by you. By secretaries, PAs, EAs and management support professionals everywhere. The search to find the best PA will last a year, and each month support staff can vote for the candidate they want to win. If your candidate wins the monthly heat, s/he will win £250 and you will win £100! And, if your nomination goes on to win the Award itself, s/he will win an amazing £10,000 (and their nominator will win a cool £2,500!) so let's have your chosen candidates! It's up to you to nominate a colleague whose work you admire, whose qualities set a superb example, and whose achievements raise the standard for others. Let your colleagues know about the award too, because they may want to nominate YOU! Alternatively, you can always nominate yourself.  Go on, don't be shy.

Green Office Policies Tips at DeskDemon Networking Event
Royal Garden Hotel

Now is the time to register for DeskDemon's FREE networking event taking place at the five-star Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, on Monday, 9th July 6.30 to 8.30 pm. In addition to networking, wine and canapés, our speaker Envirowise will share practical tips to help you turn your office 'green' and improve your organisation's carbon footprint. For over ten years, thousands of businesses have turned to Envirowise for free, confidential help and advice - as a result, they are better off to the tune of £1 billion.     

Hotel Reservation Service

HRS is Europe's largest online hotel booking provider to the corporate market. They book hotels for over 12,000 companies, from small businesses to large, international corporations. Clients get access to the lowest rates at the widest range of hotels worldwide, free of charge. HRS is truly independent, do not have preferred financial partnerships with certain hotels or hotel groups, and do not bias clients towards certain hotels. So, next time you need a hotel, why not give them a try.

Win a Trip for Two to Cuba with Esselte

Win a fabulous two week holiday for two and enjoy the sultry samba rhythms, the Caribbean sun, and the sandy beaches of Cuba, thanks to the time saving Leitz 180 degrees lever arch files from Esselte. And even if you don't win the holiday, there are fifty runners up prizes of an MP3 player. So at least you'll be able to listen to samba at home!

Shirker? Backstabber? Suck-up? Which one are YOU?
The Apprentice

Whether you're a shirker, a backstabber, a suck-up or a plain old hard worker, this is your last chance to find out what type of apprentice you are, and how you can make your way up the career ladder to success! Just click on the link below and join in the quiz fun! Also, if you forward the quiz from Post-it® Note makers 3M to your friends and colleagues, they can enter you for an exclusive prize draw to win tickets to the fantastic 'You're Fired' TV show. So check it out now!
Terms and conditions apply. Offer closes 30.06.07. The Apprentice™ JMBP, Inc.

Does your office energise you?
Does your office energise you?

Your office environment has a huge impact on your performance. Does yours contribute to your success, or hinder your progress? Are you even aware of the effect your surroundings have on you? If you want to improve your office environment, there are a number of things you can do to make it a place which increases efficiency, productivity and quality of life, rather than draining your energy. Take a look at this article on how workspaces affect us - and check out some great suggestions for a better workplace.

DeskDemon wants to hear YOUR VOICE
Your Voice!

We know that you PAs have a lot to say, and DeskDemon is one place where you can say it, freely and without restriction. Your Voice is a brand new element to the site where PAs can talk to each other - after all, who understands your issues better than your peers? So, get involved, join the discussions, open up the debate, express your opinions and voice your outrage!

Think positive, talk positive!
Think positive, talk positive!

Do you sometimes need a little boost? Are you quick to criticise yourself, but slow to praise your achievements? Like many people, you need to start practising some positive self-talk Think about it - if you constantly say to yourself, "I always have this problem" instead of, "I'll do better next time", it's bound to affect you! A degree of positivity in your outlook can have fantastic results. A negative outlook blames you for everything that goes wrong, and external events for everything that goes right. That's just not healthy. Find out how to turn this around in our fascinating article!


As usual, there's plenty to get involved with at DeskDemon.com! Make sure you make the most of what's on offer. And we look forward to receiving those Award nominations from you!

Enjoy the start of summer!

All the best,
The DeskDemon Team
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