Welcome to the final issue of What’s New in 2008!
Before we get onto this month’s news, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your tremendous support. With your help, DeskDemon has grown significantly during 2008 and now, over 100,000 PAs, secretaries, administrators and senior support staff from around the UK visit the site monthly. Plus, we’re also delighted that so many of you have also subscribed to both this e-newsletter and PA Enterprise, our digital magazine.
It’s been a very busy year. We’ve seen new sections launched including the popular KnowledgeDesk - packed full of helpful tips, templates and information that’s hard to find elsewhere. JobDesk was re-launched and received excellent feedback as the place to go to find everything to do with job hunting and finding that perfect job; and our Agony Uncle received a large post bag, with Paul Pennant offering his down to earth and practical advice on how to overcome the challenges that you face on a daily basis.
Finally, the response we had to the Management Support Fellowship Award was absolutely stunning. You cast nearly a million votes for truly exceptional candidates from right across the United Kingdom. By your popular vote, Debbie Neal, Executive Administrative Manager and PA to the Group CEO and the Group COO of G4S took home the title and £10,000 in prize money. You can read more about Debbie’s role and achievements on the site. A really BIG thank you to everyone who nominated and voted.
So, what’s new on DeskDemon this month?
|Make you life easier this Christmas!|
Save yourself time and hassle this Christmas by ordering all your stamp requirements online. Whether you want 1st Class, 2nd Class or would like to make up your own value sheet; need thousands of stamps or just a hundred, Royal Mail will make your life so much easier. Their full range of stamps are available online right now - so what are you waiting for? Check it out! |
|Win a pair of VIP tickets to the O2 arena|
Nescafé®, the nation's number one coffee brand¹, and DeskDemon are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of MUST HAVE VIP tickets to The O2 arena in London. And, if that’s not enough, there’s £200 spending money too! Be quick though, because your chance to enter ends soon.
¹Allegra Coffee Shop Report (2007)
|Are Your Text Messages Open to Identity Fraud?|
|If you are communicating with your boss or customers using text messaging you could be opening them up to identity fraud. Dan Perrin explains how to reduce the risk of people you text message falling victim to text message fraud.|
|Compare documents at a glance with Acrobat 9|
|Can't remember which was the final version of a document? Hard to recall who's made comments and who hasn't? Now you and your team can review and revise documents in less time than ever, because Acrobat 9 helps you track down every change that's ever been made. Check out the Acrobat 9 demo and see how your life can be made easier.|
|Use FedEx for the U.S.A.|
Reliable next day by 10.30am delivery to over 16,000 zip codes across the U.S.A. Some can. Some can’t. To find out how FedEx can, call them on 08456 07 08 09 or visit www.fedex.com/gb/usa.
|You can colour your way to success!|
Which personality colour are you, your boss, your colleagues? By identifying someone’s personality colour you’ll be able to communicate with that person in a way that suits them best. This in turn, will assist you in getting what you want out of them. Duffy Rogan, Mentor and Coach, shows you how.
|Reward your staff this Christmas|
|Buying rewards for your colleagues this Christmas? Need to give a client something that they really want? You can’t go wrong with Arcadia Gift cards. They offer fantastic choice catering for every budget and every taste. Check out what Arcadia has to offer now!|
|VA Skills required for a full practice|
|Someone bragging about you is the best kind of networking you could ask for. It allows you to increase your client base and your income. Experienced VA, Cathy Sparks says that the best way to wow your customers is to be sure you can do it all. Find out how.|
|Fruit arranged like flowers? What a delicious idea.|
Edible Arrangements® has a fresh fruit bouquet to make any occasion special - from birthdays, anniversaries and congratulations to business and client gifts. Their bouquets are made fresh with premium fruit arranged in a variety of stunning displays.
Visit one of their three locations in Birmingham, Manchester or Glasgow.
|Free Avery Samples – last chance to get yours.|
We have the last remaining free samples of Avery Organising and Filing Labels to give away. Don’t miss out on yours!
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Using the sophisticated search feature you can narrow down your search by location, room type, capacity and facilities.
Until 2009Best wishes,