What's New at DeskDemon in July 2008

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the penultimate issue of 2008!

First, we would like to thank everyone who nominated and voted in the Management Support Fellowship Award, which has now closed. Who won this prestigious award, as voted by you? Who is taking home a stunning £10,000?  Watch out for the announcement in the next few days, when all will be revealed!

It’s moving swiftly into the season of giving and we’ve got lots of early treats to give to you. For those of you saving your pennies, there’s a free lunch offer courtesy of Pret a Manger and the chance to spruce up your wardrobe with one of three £50 Arcadia gift cards up for grabs. You can also stock up your stationery cupboard with free samples of Avery Organising and Filing Labels and special packs of GBC branded laminator pouches. Plus, find out how you could win a cool £5000 towards your Christmas party and £100 M&S vouchers daily, from Dymo.

So, what’s new on DeskDemon this month?

Get your free sample plus 21 tips to combat office stress
Office stress getting on top of you? Avery can help you beat that feeling. Firstly request your free sample of Avery Organising and Filing Labels. Then you can get your hands on the free Avery guide with 21 tips to combat stress. You’ll be one step closer to an organised office and a clearer mind!
London PAs earn £10K more than PAs in Edinburgh
The North / South divide is clearly evident when it comes to the earning power of the secretarial community across the UK. An experienced PA in London can expect to earn £10,000 more annually than their counterparts in Edinburgh. Find out what your earning power is likely to be in the OfficeTeam Salary Guide 2009
Enjoy a free lunch from Pret!
Whether it’s baguettes for five, or sandwich platters for five hundred, Pret A Manger will deliver fresh, natural, preservative-free food direct to your door – order now and get a free lunch for you!
Your stapler, your style
According to our recent poll, DeskDemon readers feel very possessive about their stapler. Nearly half of you, for example, said you’d ‘search the office high and low’ if it went missing. You’re likely to feel just as passionate about Rexel’s latest introduction, the gorgeously stylish Gazelle. Read what’s special about it here and, most important of all, discover how to stop it going walkabout!
15 Secrets To Boost Your I.Q In Less Than 30 Days
An active, stimulated mind, is a healthy mind, so setting aside time to work your mind out and organising your various mental muscles can help raise your IQ, be more creative, solve problems quicker and focus on the things you want!   Here’s top tips to boost your IQ!
New Dymo LabelManager 210D and 220P
For all your labelling needs, easy to use computer style keyboard and navigation, quick access buttons, one or two line printing, 6 font sizes and 7 styles. Plus! to launch the new machines you can win £5000 towards your Christmas Party. Simply buy one of the new LabelManager 220P or 210D to be in with a chance of winning. Plus! Everyday in November, one lucky winner will win £100 worth of M&S Vouchers.
Talking to Your Boss, Without Getting Fired
Some bosses are light hearted and fun, while others can be unapproachable tyrants bent on world domination and making the lives of their employees miserable. Trying to sit and talk rationally with a boss like this can be frustrating, but as intimidating as a boss might be, with a few simple tips, you may find that going to your boss to talk doesn't have to leave you being told to walk.
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.

12th annual Executive PA conference
IIR is proud to announce their 12th annual Executive PA conference. This year’s conference offers an interactive style with panel and interactive breakout sessions designed to be both fun and rewarding. It is also the only event that divulges the practical training updates required to stay ahead of competition.
DeskDemon subscribers are entitled to £100 discount – please quote KM2122DESKD when registering.

So, there you go. That’s it for November . Of course, you’ll find heaps more throughout the month so keep checking back for the latest information, resources, best practice and lovely gifties coming your way.

Until next month

Best wishes,
The DeskDemon Team
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