What's New at DeskDemon in July 2008
Hello everyone,

Welcome to the July edition of What's New, full of fantastic articles, offers and competitions. Pentel wants to hear what is important to you and your office when it comes to the issue of recycling. Tell us what you think and 500 of you will receive a sample of EnerlGel Xm, a fast drying, smooth flowing liquid gel pen and 5 lucky winners will receive a set of Pentel Vivid Display Books - worth £17.95 SRP!

This month you can also win a NOBO P3 Laser Pointer from ACCO to help you with your professional presentations! Don't miss our reader reviews from Jan Maissen (PA, LTSB Asset Finance), Val Tuson (UK Travel and Expenses Co-ordinator, Unilever UK) and Joanna Saunders (Office & Project Co-ordinator, International Golf and Resort Management Ltd.) on the laser pointer.

The Management Support Fellowship Award is getting more exciting as the finalists have been chosen. Who will win the £10,000 first prize and be crowned the winner of this prestigious award? It's up to you!

Each month, DeskDemon is packed with helpful and informative information and this month is no exception. Here are a few of the highlights for July:

Win a set of Pentel Vivid Display Books!
Pentel - Win for PAs Secretaries Enter our survey into environmentally-friendly stationery and you could get the chance to win five fab files in luscious colours from Pentel's Recycology range. The Recycology brand promotes the concept of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, with stationery products made from at least 50%* recycled material.

* Based on total weight of product, excluding consumables (i.e. ink, refills, tapes, leads etc).

"Good value, ergonomic and user friendly"
ACCO - Win for PAs Secretaries That's one PA's verdict on the new NOBO P3 Laser Pointer. This multi-functional device not only helps you make more professional presentations, but also allows you to access your emails, surf the web and check your emails - all at the touch of a button. Our DeskDemon reviewers loved it, and we've got 50 to give away!

Register for Our Exclusive BT Webinar
Exclusive PA Webinar Today, with travel costs shooting up and the need to cut carbon emissions, organisations look to increase productivity, be more environmentally aware and improve the work-life balance of its employees. BT Conferencing and DeskDemon would like to invite you to join this free webinar on Thursday 17th July at 12:30 hrs, where you will learn how webconferencing can transform the way you work, for the better.

DeskDemon's Agony Uncle Gives His Advice
DeskDemon Agony Uncle After 33 years of secretarial experience, Lynda, an EA, wonders if technology has reduced the EA role to that of simply organising meetings; Seema, a PA, needs help with finding a training course in London and Director's PA Katie feels overworked and undervalued. DeskDemon's Agony Uncle is on hand to offer his advice.

JobDesk After the recent launch of the JobDesk, even more features and job opportunities have been added! Now it is even easier to find your way around the specifically tailored job seekers section of JobDesk, making it quicker and easier than ever before to search for vacancies wherever you are and in whichever sector of work you are involved. JobDesk offers you the opportunity to look through a large variety of employer vacancies, receive job specifications via e-mail and manage your own personal jobseeker's area. Check out the JobDesk regularly, so you don't miss out on the best variety of secretarial job opportunities around!
In the meantime, if your company is looking for secretarial or administrative staff, then you can post details of the position absolutely free of charge.
Management Support Fellowship Award
PA Award Congratulations to all the monthly winners of the Management Support Fellowship Award. Now that the finalists have been chosen, nominations have closed. Look out for in depth interviews with each of the finalists, coming soon to DeskDemon. We'll be asking you to judge and vote for the candidate you believe deserves to be the overall winner of this prestigious award.

WIN 100,000 Marriott Rewards Points
Reward points for PAs and Secretaries This summer, Marriott is giving you the opportunity to win 100,000 Marriott Rewards® points to be redeemed against a fantastic selection of gifts and experiences. You can spend the points or save them; the choice is yours.

Fear of Flying: Advice and Tips
Tips for PAs & Secretaries Many people have a fear of flying despite the fact that it is one of the safest forms of travel. There is a host of reasons why some of us fear getting on that plane, and a host of ways to get over this phobia. Here are some tips to start that process.

Flexible Working
Felxible working for PAs & Secretaries If you're a regular reader of our news alerts you'll have seen a number of reports about flexible working. But, what is it and do you qualify? What are the benefits for PAs and secretaries and how do you go about getting it? We asked Joanne Moss of BusinessHR Solutions to explain the ins and outs.

Just a Moment of Your Time
Time for for PAs & Secretaries We all know that the role of a PA is, by nature, a supporting one. You're there to help, to "assist" your boss in meeting their strategic objectives. It's what you do. The role of PAs and secretaries is, by nature, about supporting others. But, if you're constantly at the beck and call of others, your own work can suffer. We asked Paul Pennant to give his advice on how to stop interruptions.

That's just a small taster of what's on offer at DeskDemon for July. Take care, and have a brilliant month.

Best wishes,
The DeskDemon Team
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