Welcome to the August issue of What's New at DeskDemon, the best place for you to catch up on all the latest news we have to offer this month, from the largest website in the world for Executive PAs. EAs, Office Managers, Secretaries and Administrators.
DeskDemon might be the world's biggest website for office professionals, but Kenco and Macmillian host the world's biggest coffee morning - and you can take part in this fantastic social event on 27 September - and by registering your details, you will be in with a chance to win a luxury hamper jammed packed with goodies.
And don't forget to register now for one of the best PA events of the year - the office* show. Taking place on 8 and 9 October in London you can listen to inspiring speakers, get professional career development advice, top IT tips, meet other PAs and so much more.
|Chance to Win an Ultimate Coffee Morning Hamper|
|At Kenco they believe in making a difference. That’s why for the fourth year running, they are proud to support Macmillan Cancer Support as a long-term partner of their annual flagship fundraising event, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on the 27th September.|
You can help make a difference too and get involved by visiting www.kencoprofessional.co.uk and registering to hold a coffee morning of your own. Registering also gives you a chance to win an 'Ultimate Coffee Morning hamper', bursting with everything you could need to raise even more money for Macmillan.
|Unrivalled FREE educational sessions at office*
|The office* show, taking place on 8-9 October at Olympia, London, features 18 free Keynotes and Seminars on topics including Microsoft tips and tricks, resolving employee disputes, networking, climbing the career ladder and PA professional development.|
With speakers including Laura Schwartz, former Special Assistant to President Clinton, and celebrity PA Donna Coulling, visitors will gain essential information from those who have excelled in their careers.
Entrance to the Keynote and office* Interactive Theatre is included with free show entry – you just need to register online.
|A-Z Pearls of Wisdom F is for... by Lindsay Taylor|
|"Feedback-to-Self & Focus (not Flibbertigibbet). I really do like the sound of that word. Flibbertigibbet. It's eccentric and flighty and has an onomatopoeic quality.|
However, I most certainly do not like it when I become that word - a flibbertigibbet flitting from one thing to the next, a bit of this, a...".
|What's It Like Working as a Legal PA?|
by Alison Boler - PA to three Heads of Legal & Business Affairs at ITV
Having a career as a Legal PA was not something that Alison Boler had planned. In fact, when she first started out as a PA in the Entertainment industry fifteen years ago, she didn’t even know that a Legal PA role existed, let alone what was involved. Here, Alison discusses the work involved, the skills required what is expected of you day-to-day and the difference between being a Legal PA from a ‘typical’ PA job.
|Updated Review: The Little Book of Talent by Christine Todd|
When Christine read and reviewed this book, towards the end of last year, she was interested in how Daniel Coyle’s ideas could be used in business environments.
However, having lived with the ideas for a few months, Christine is surprised to discover the two which have stuck in her mind most firmly.
|More Techy Tips from Paul Pennant|
|Today’s PA is the biggest news in Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant and Office Professional training, thanks to the inspirational vision and leadership of the company’s founder, Paul Pennant, himself one of those rarities - even today: a male former executive PA.|
Paul's wide communications experience really helps his students engage in what he teaches whether it be assertiveness, time management, presentation or IT skills.
|How to Apply Emotional Intelligence at Work|
|If you 'play' at all in the areas of leadership development or psychology, you've probably done some research about emotional intelligence. There's no denying that cognitive ability will continue to be heavily relied on when making hiring or promotion decisions, but since emotional intelligence seems to be gaining steam as something that influences business success, how can you apply it at work to help you get ahead?|
|Top Three Ways to Boost Your Confidence in the Workplace|
|Confidence is one of the most essential qualities that every professional needs to succeed. When you are confident in the workplace, you have the self-trust and assurance to achieve your goals effectively and with ease - from minor daily accomplishments to big challenges and long-term achievements.|
So that's it for the August issue of What's New. Be sure to enter the Kenco Macmillan competition, 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, express yourself through a blog or via email -firstname.lastname@example.org. We always value your views, news and opinions, so keep them coming!We'll be back in September and look forward to bringing you more great offers then.
Until the next time
The DeskDemon Team
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