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Hi Everyone

Welcome to the February issue of What's New at DeskDemon! We hope you all survived National Sickie Day on February 7th - did you know that an estimated 375,000 called in sick! We're sure you are made of sterner stuff - and the DeskDemon's team is always finding new ways to brighten your working day.

All our featured competitions are easy to enter and you are just a few clicks away from the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

Headlining this month is a weekend break for two in either Amsterdam or Mallorca, courtesy of Marriott Hotels. Click here to enter. A pair of gorgeous designer shoes worth £500 are still up for grabs, with Brother's labelling competition - but hurry and enter today.

Turn your coffee break to your advantage - buy a catering tin of NESCAFÉ® ORIGINAL for your office, and discover instantly if you have won the ultimate 3D TV Package - there's one to win every day in February. Click here to enter.

Full details of these and more competitions are listed below, so make sure you enter today! Good luck.

So - What's New at DeskDemon this month?

Win a weekend break for two in Europe
Fancy a fantastic trip to either the Mallorca Marriott Son Antem Golf Resort & Spa or Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel?

Marriott offers over 150 hotels throughout Europe and now you have a chance to stay at one of their exciting properties. Increase your chance to win by entering once everyday. Simply answer a few quick questions about Marriott's great "One for You" promotion and the two hotels. If you are selected as a winner, you and a companion could be exploring the sights of Amsterdam or the beaches of Mallorca.
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Win designer shoes with Brother
Nothing feels better than being highly organised - apart from winning beautiful designer shoes with Brother's new P-Touch electronic label printers!
Compact and easy to use, providing perfect labels in seconds, they'll help you organise everything from filing to CD/DVDs and more. Plus you could win one of three pairs of shoes worth up to £500 in our labelling competition!
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Win a Magnum of Bollinger
Centreline Air Charter has become the first choice for cost effective reliable light jet charters, and are able to offer up to 80% off full charter price. This is due to increased efficiency, and their Empty Leg notification system, which travellers can subscribe to.

To find out more and for your chance to win a Magnum of Bollinger with Centreline Air Charter, complete this quick 5 questions survey.
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RSVP11: London's Event Showcase, 19th - 20th April, Business Design Centre
The UK's most innovative and creative boutique event dedicated to the corporate hospitality, entertainment, party and special events industry, the Showcase will bring a new and exciting experience to this must-attend event for any PA responsible for organising events.
• Talk to the UK’s most creative and best suppliers to make your next event a roaring success. • Visit RSVPA to learn all the tricks of the trade from the UK’s top PA’s. • Visit the Event Master Class and get greatest ideas and inspiration for your next event.
RSVP is more than just a’s an event experience! For more information and to register visit:
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Buy any catering tin of NESCAFÉ® ORIGINAL and enter your Foodservice Rewards Code from your tin during FEBRUARY to find out INSTANTLY if you’re a winner!
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Giving difficult feedback that motivates and inspires change
It is inevitable in workplace situations that occasionally you need to have an important conversation with someone about a difficult issue. Often we are reluctant to have this conversation because we fear the outcome. Giving feedback about under-performance to our team members and employees is never easy, but is crucial as without it the consequences for the organisation and its and your relationship with the employee are dire. By having it, there is the possibility of enormous benefit for all concerned. This article gives valuable advice about the do's and dont's of having that 'Crucial Conversation'.
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Removing the mist surrounding the Cloud
The hype surrounding cloud computing is expected to reach unprecedented levels over the next few years. According to recent research the number of organisations using on-demand computing will rise to 43% within four years.

 Despite being lured by the prospect of achieving significant cost savings and efficiency gains, not all organisations are ready to embrace cloud computing and some lack an adequate contingency plan in the event of it all going wrong. Businesses should consider the following key factors before seeking to introduce cloud computing as part of their IT strategy.

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News from DeskDemon's community
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  • gee4 is discussing  Half-Term
  • chikky is discussing Things we can learn from a dog!
  • deskangel is discussing Rudeness to Receptionists
  • Blogs
  • Productive Decisions
  • How to Create a Table of Tables
  • Hot Technology
  • Book Reviews
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  • So that's it for the February issue of What's New. Be sure to enter our featured competitions, and keep visiting DeskDemon for all the up-to-date news, info and features we love to bring you.

    And don't forget to give us feedback on our forums or via email - We value your views and opinions, so keep them coming.

    We'll be back in March and look forward to bringing you more great offers then.Until the next time
    Best wishes
    The DeskDemon Team
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