What's New at DeskDemon in July 2008

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the November issue of What's New@DeskDemon. The days are getting colder and the nights drawing in, so sit back with a cuppa and see what's new this month at DeskDemon. As always, DeskDemon is packed with helpful and informative features and articles just for you!

So, what's new on DeskDemon this month?

Make your Christmas Sparkle using the Avery® Wizard Christmas Edition

Let Avery® help you design and print your way to your most creative Christmas yet. All you'll need is your PC, a printer, printable stationery and imagination! Avery® Wizard is a simple, step-by-step guide to designing and printing Christmas stationery using Avery products in Microsoft® Word. Download your free software and get your free guide to making Christmas special.

Managing Your Termination

Being terminated from your job is never enjoyable for any of the parties involved, especially if you didn't see it coming. Matthew Angello, Founder of Bright Tree Consulting Group, explains some of the important considerations you should keep in mind if you should ever find yourself in this situation. First of all, he says, do not expect a "heads-up" that the event is about to occur. There may be telltale signs, but little else.

7 Ways to Be Productive at Work

Studies show that more than half the day is "wasted" in non-productive work. When you think of all the interruptions daily, perhaps that shouldn't surprise you. Professional Coach, Louisa Chan has 7 great tips to help you keep a handle on your productivity thereby reducing your stress levels too.

Business Trip Etiquette - Don't Make This Trip Your Last

Because so much of the business world is international these days, more people are going on business trips than ever before. To ensure that you represent your company the best that you can, there are some etiquette rules you should follow every time you travel. Representing your company in a positive light while travelling is where the etiquette begins.

Getting Into the Executive Suite - Part 2 of 3

Joan Burge shares part 2 of her series on Getting Into the Executive Suite. Today she shares 5 more attributes that will help you achieve your career goal:

  • Tough-skinned.
  • Take ownership.
  • Inquisitive.
  • Excellent role model to other PAs.
  • Thirst for knowledge.
Read the full article for more on each of these attributes
Sick and Tired of Work?

Office fit out and refurbishment consultant, Alan Whitehead believes that much of the blame for stress in the workplace can be laid squarely at the door of modern working practices. i.e. human beings cooped-up like battery hens in so-called `open-plan' work-stations. Alan looks at 'Sick Building Syndrome' and discusses what can be done about it.

DeskDemon Development Network (DDNet) Updates

Have you discovered DDNet? It's the place where you can go to network with your peers across the UK and across the world. Here, you can create groups or join others; start your own blog or read what others have to say; discuss the latest issues on our forum boards, seek help from your peers or assist those who need it. To keep you informed of the latest discussions and additions to the DeskDemon Development Network, each month we'll highlight some of the most popular links. The network content is user generated, so take a minute and contribute to your peers:

  • Gee4   is discussing   Pay and salary increase
  • BeckyA   is discussing   Typos and Proofreading
  • Jennika   is discussing   Company Bonuses
  • ricki   is discussing   Password Protected Excel Document
  • susan   is discussing   Holidays are approaching...
  • Tips, Stories and Advice on Meetings
  • UK Education Sector
  • Executive Assistants to C-Level
  • Pet and Animal Lovers
  • How to Make Effective Phone Calls
  • The Process of Designing Meeting Agendas
  • The 3 Keys to Effective and Aggressive Confidentiality
  • Bored in Your Role? - Challenge Yourself
  • The Future Of...Sticky Notes
  • Ick Factor
  • Improve Communication Skills The Easy Way-
  • How NOT to use PowerPoint!
  • More

    So, that's your round up on what's new on DeskDemon for November, do keep checking back to see the latest news, views, tips and features and have a great month!

    As always, we value your feedback and would welcome your comments about this section or any other part of the site. Please email us at admin@deskdemon.com

    Until the next time

    Best wishes
    The DeskDemon Team
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