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Hi Everyone

Welcome to the April issue of What's New at DeskDemon! We hope you all had a wonderful restful Easter - and with the two May Bank Holidays around the corner, we are spoilt at this time of the year! 

So, what's going on at DeskDemon I hear you ask...? Let's take a look.

You could win a fabulous eco-holiday with Kenco. Kenco is giving a away a eco-holiday each month until the end of the year - just sign up to be in with a chance. And check out its 'Make Every Point Count' a wonderful iniatitive that aims to bring fresh water to South American families.

If you want to expand your network and improve your networking skills, take a look at our diary dates for PA and VA events taking place this year all over the country.  To add your event to our growing list - it's free! - please email with the details. 

So let's take a look at What's New at DeskDemon this month!

Win a luxury eco-holiday and bring clean water to people who need it with Kenco.
Here's a chance to try something new...checking-in to your own treehouse in the Dordogne, or a charming Spanish yurt, or a romantic Devon houseboat.  

Kenco is giving away a fabulous eco-holiday every month until the end of the year. To enter and for full T&C's, visit  

Make every point count
And that's not all. Many South American families have to trek for hours to get clean water. Help Kenco help them by joining Kenco Rewards Club and donating your points to the cause. With every point you donate ten glasses of clean water will go to them. Just enter the unique code on your pack at and make your Kenco Rewards Club points count.*  
*Minimum donation 5 points
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How to Write a Press Release
So, you've been asked to write a Press Release - but where do you start? Here Christine Todd gives you some pointers.

Why not practice, so it becomes another skill you've got and an additional nugget to add to your CV
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Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Meeting Venue
Have you ever considered how the venue you select for your business meeting will affect its success? Choosing the perfect venue to conduct your business can have a great positive impact on your guests, whether your own staff or important guests.
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Tips To Changing Careers At 50
In Dr Lynda Shaw's previous article - Setting Up Your Own Business in Your 50s - Dr Shaw looked at how being in your 50s is an ideal time to think about setting up your own business. Here are some tips that may also help:
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7 Tips for Working With a Boss That Doesn't Say Much
As introvert leaders go, most of them will have things to say and direction to give but occasionally you will run across one that has little to say. In fact, getting them to say much at all is a major challenge.
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Our PAnel of Experts is Here to Help You!
Don't forget to take a moment to read our latest questions and answers in Ask the PAnel. Questions by people just like you put to our experts from the Office Professional world.

The PAnel consists of Paul Pennant, our original Agony Uncle, and PA Trainer Lindsay Taylor, who is currently wowing us all with her great A-Z Pearls of Wisdom series and Alison Boler, an award winning legal PA.

For every new set of questions we also invite a guest PAnel member to take part - and this time we welcome Ann Errington, a secretary at BAe Systems and the North West branch Regional Co-ordinator for the Institute of Administrative Management.

If you or your boss would like to take part as a guest PAnel member - please mail

Please send your questions via the form on the link or email and we shall pose them to our panel who will then reply via DeskDemon, PA Enterprise - our monthly e-magazine. If you prefer to remain anonymous, just let us know and we will omit your details.
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News from DeskDemon's community
  • Susan is discussing Cost of Living
  • Stewart is discussing What are the differences between an Admin., Exec., and Personal Assistant?
  • Atlanta Z3 is discussing On Strike
  • jenniker is discussing Catering for Lunches
  • Blogs
  • Getting to know your new boss
  • EA Challenges
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    Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Pain in the Neck for Businesses
    So that's it for the April issue of What's New.

    Please keep visiting DeskDemon for information, advice, tutorials, vital tools, training and relaxation. This is your site, so make sure you're part of it - and keep your comments coming via our forums. We love to hear your thoughts and opinions!

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