To view this email online click hereDecember 2011
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The DeskDemon Team would like to say a big thank you to all of you who have supported us throughout 2011!

We are dedicated to providing you with the most comprehensive information, tools and resources to help you with your work every day - and to bringing you loads of fabulous offers and competitions. Your feedback is vitally important to us - so please keep your comments, ideas and advice to fellow workers coming. Click here to add to our forum.

So, with 2011 drawing to a close, we wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year - and look forward to seeing you all in 2012 - we have got an exciting line-up ready and waiting, so watch this space!

For the final time in 2011, let's take a look at What's New at DeskDemon this month!

Booking business travel better - get the inside track
If you are one of the increasing number of executive assistants who have added responsibility of booking travel, hotel accommodation, conferences and meetings, a visit to the Business Travel Show on the 7 and 8 February 2012 at Earl’s Court, London will give you the inside track on performing these tasks more efficiently and with increased confidence.

Register for your free entry badge at
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Cathay Pacific Airways
We are offering special Business class fares to a variety of worldwide destinations from £2,729 return (all tax and charges included). The Far East from £2,729; Australia from £2,979.

Offer ends on 31 January 2012.
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Reward your staff and customers with Debenhams giftcards & gift vouchers
With competitive discounts, the option of designing your own giftcards and VIP shopping treats with every £50 giftcard ordered, there is no better way to reward loyalty and hard work.

An ideal way for you to say thank you.

Download Order form

For more details call 08445 61 61 70 or email
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With more than 1300 premium meeting rooms facilities in professional environments in over 150 UK locations, it's even easier to make Regus an ideal choice.
The Regus advantages include: locations close to tube and rail links, motorways and airports, free use of LCD projector, unlimited WiFi* and internet access. Plus, no deposit and no cancellation fees 11 days in advance.
Now with real time online booking - search, select and book in seconds!
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Tips On Providing Feedback To Your Boss or Manager
Most employees would not even dream of giving their superiors feedback or suggestions. This unfortunate fact has a lot to do with insecurity and the misconception that those higher up in the corporate pecking order are, either by nature or by standing, infallible, unapproachable and not open to feedback from anyone lower down.  The following five tips are designed as guidelines for providing constructive feedback to your senior, without offending him or her and without compromising your own position:
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Is Your 'But' Getting in the Way?
A big 'But' can be a problem. No, not THAT one, that one has an extra 'T'. The one I'm talking about usually shows up in the middle of a statement.  The word 'but' has magical powers. We use it all the time, but rarely do we think about its impact. The magical power in the word is that it erases everything before it, which is not necessarily a good thing.  Read on about how the quality of your conversations may can be impacted with a 'but."
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News from DeskDemon's community
  • Thomkat is discussing Last minute "fun" activities before Christmas
  • susan is discussing Goals for 2011
  • Gee4 is discussing Snow!
  • susan is discussing Preparing for holiday/vacation?
  • Blogs
  • Creative Problem Solving in the Office
  • Five Cool New Features in Office 2010
  • Hot Technology
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  • So that's it for the December issue of What's New.

    We'll be back in January to bring you lots of new offers and look forward to seeing you then.

    Happy Christmas and New Year!

    Until the next time
    Best wishes
    The DeskDemon Team
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