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Hi Everyone

Welcome to the December issue of What's New at DeskDemon!

With the whole country still in the icy grip of the big freeze, being in a warm and cosy office seems like a pretty good idea! Especially when there's DeskDemon to turn to for news, great offers and all the support, advice and information a PA could wish for.

Thanks to everyone who responded to Canon's recent print survey - you can read the results here. It's your last chance to take part in Sharpie's online drawing game to win an Ipod Nano - the competition closes at the end of this month.

Don't forge to follow us on Twitter @deskdemon for all our latest news, competitions, offers and more.

Canon Reveals PA Survey Results

Big thanks to everyone who responded to the Canon survey on business printing, which covered topics such as what is important when purchasing a printer to what types of document you print - we are still waiting to see the pictures from one PA who had to print pictures of her employer’s dog in various different outfits! 

To view the PA Enterprise article on “Business Printing – Making an Informed Choice”, click here.

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Time Management - Time Is Money, So Save Your Money
I've known people who roll their eyes when someone mentions 'time management,' and mutter under their breath, "I don't have TIME to worry about time management." The problem with that attitude is that good time management doesn't have to take much time or effort at all. The changes you make in your habits don't have to be huge. Even small changes can make a big difference when added together.
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The Top 10 Most Awful Corporate Gifts
We've all heard the expression, "It's the thought that counts".
But, it's not completely the case. The reality is that if you want to make a long lasting impression on your valued clients or perhaps employees, you may want to give it a little forethought. To the receiver, gifts convey a good deal about the gift giver. Really think about it, when you have been given a present that you really felt was truly appalling, exactly how did you view the individual once they gave you the awful present? Did the thought "What were you thinking" pop into your head?
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Part-Time Workers Earn Third Less Than Full-Timers
The 36 per cent pay gap between part-time and full-time workers is the main barrier to closing the gender pay gap and tackling in-work poverty, the TUC says.
The warning comes as the Office for National Statistics publishes its latest annual pay statistics.
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Restaurant Quality Food Delivered to Your Office - Offer!
Hungry? I know I am, where did this cold wet weather come from? It’s making me reach for the biscuit tin, or chocolate bar, not to mention Mary from Accounts birthday cake sitting in the kitchen – is this a familiar feeling and do you do the same?
But, stop, you don't have to do that when you can order great tasting food that can be delivered direct to your office - and take advantage of a special offer!
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PA Review - Park Plaza Hotel Victoria
'After a hectic week at work, I took the short bus ride from my Southbank office on a Friday evening to the Park Plaza Hotel at Victoria.  The hotel is situated in a great position; only two minutes walk to Victoria Station with easy access to the Gatwick Express, overland trains, the tube and a constant stream of eager black cabs outside the hotel.'  Read Alison Boler's, PA at ITV Network, full review here.
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Say 'Hello' to a PA - Meet Jackie Weldon

In our new feature, Say 'Hello' to a PA - we learn about our peers from a series of work and fun related questions.

This month we say 'hello' to Jackie Weldon, a PA at Openreach.

Contact us at if you would like to take part.

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News from DeskDemon's community
  • Susan is discussing 2013 Topics
  • JessW is discussing Typing Speed
  • msmarieh is discussing Dad's new ipad (very funny)
  • Blogs
  • How to be a Role Model
  • An Olympian - Sports Personality of the Year 2012?
  • Pet & Animal Lovers
  • Did you miss?
    Top Tips For Family Ski Trips
    Basic Guidelines for Conference Organising
    Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter
    Your Stars for December
  • Photoshop Tutorial: Blending Modes
  • Luciano Pavarotti
  • So that's it for the very last issue of What's New for 2012. This year seems to have flown by!

    Everyone at DeskDemon would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year, and we look forward to bringing you loads of new offers, competitions and useful information in 2013.

    Please keep your ideas coming - don't forget we're here to help you - so let us know which topics you'd like us to explore, please email
    Until the next time
    Best wishes
    The DeskDemon Team
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