What's New at DeskDemon in July 2008

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our March issue of What’s New @ DeskDemon.

As always, DeskDemon is packed with new editorial features, news and information. Top of the highlights this month, is a very exciting opportunity we have on offer from our friends at Marriott Hotels. Marriott would like to invite a DeskDemon user, who has experience in arranging and managing meetings, to review Marriott’s new Day Delegate Package to see if it meets the needs of all meeting organisers. As a thank you, the reviewer will receive a fabulous 2 night weekend stay, including meals and use of the facilities, for two people, at a 5 star luxury Marriott hotel in the capital. But, that’s not all! The winner will feel like a star as she/he is accompanied by a film crew and the resulting video published on DeskDemon. To find out more and details of how to apply, Click Here.

March also brings you news of the first, ever, Green Office Week launched by Avery; A free conference call service from Powwownow and an all inclusive meetings offer from Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Express by Holiday Inn. Plus, we have advice on online CVs from CV doctor Paul Jenkins; and for those of you struggling with increasing workloads, Michael Deutch of Mindjet gives tips and exercises to help you manage your time.

So, what’s new on DeskDemon this month?

Monster Cock-Up Highlights Crucial CV Identity Mistakes
How can you make sure that you give enough information to a potential employer and still keep your personal information safe? Recruitment consultant and CV doctor, Paul Jenkins gives you some pointers.
Conference calls with no booking, no bills & no fuss!
The people at Powwownow don’t believe life should be hard for PAs. That's why its Enhanced Access service makes setting up conference calls a walk in the park. With your own personal PIN, you're away. It's so easy to use, even your boss can use it. Plus, unlike other conference calling services, you only pay the cost of a national rate call - nothing more!
Mind Makeover
Survey 2009 As the recession bites, workloads are increasing which adds to the demands on our time. If you’re struggling to meet deadlines, clear the inbox or finish your To Do list by the end of the day, then Michael Deutch suggests it might be time for a Mind Makeover.
Green Office Week
Office-expert Avery has launched the first ever Green Office Week designed to empower PAs and secretaries to be able to make a positive impact on the environment. Download your free tips, templates and Green Offices for Dummies Guide packed with useful information and fantastic statistics.
DART - Needs You!

DeskDemon is inviting you to join DART, the DeskDemon Assessment and Review Team.

Once you join the team, your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to review products, software, restaurants and hotels and give your opinion on quality, usefulness and value for money. This will help your peers around the country. You may also participate in the occasional focus group.

We know your time is precious and therefore you won't be asked to participate in anything that will take more than an hour or so of your time, including writing your report. However, you may be asked to take a colleague for a scrumptious meal or spend the night in a gorgeous hotel, meals included.

If you would like to become a member of DART and have a real impact on the future of the site, please email dart@deskdemon.com and we will send you joining information.
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.
What Makes Your Relationship Work With Your Boss?
HMRC If you haven’t yet completed the first part of this survey from Glasgow University, time is running out.

The researchers are looking into the dynamics of the workplace and what makes a relationship between a PA and the boss work, or if it’s the case, not work. The two quick questionnaires are exclusively aimed at professional secretaries assisting either a single or a number of bosses. All information provided is absolutely confidential and every respondent will not only receive a personal profiling of your own professional strengths but also the results of the research, on its completion in April.
Win a weekend in London and review Marriott’s New Day Delegate Package
Managing friends in your work place To celebrate the launch of Marriott’s new Day Delegate Package, Marriott has teamed up with Desk Demon to offer one lucky winner and their companion a luxury 2-night stay in London.

The winner will simply need to review the package to see if it meets all the needs of meeting organisers.

So that’s just a taster of what’s happening on DeskDemon in March. Do keep checking back so that you don’t miss the very latest news, information and discussions on the forum boards from PAs, secretaries and administrators working from offices all over the world.

Until the next time

Best wishes
The DeskDemon Team
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