Well, the Christmas holiday is almost upon us! Are you still shopping and packing feverishly, or are you feeling fairly well organised and up on things? As usual, here at DeskDemon we've been feverishly working to provide you with more tools…so let's get started!
What's new at DeskDemon?
Well, we've got more offers for you this month, plus events in January and a new bookstore on-line, so let's get cracking and see what's new!
There's a fabulous opportunity to win £50 worth of vouchers for HMV or Waterstones
. HMV and / or Waterstone's gift vouchers can be used in either store, so with each company boasting 200 plus outlets across the country, this unique alliance provides the freedom to select from the UK's largest range of CDs, DVDs, games and books. So you can be certain that our gift vouchers will entertain everyone.
Say 'bah' to hampers and tell those cork scrooges to take a hike. This year more than ever you have a whole world of exciting experiences to be giving suppliers, staff, bosses and even treating yourself for a job well done (if no one else will), like indoor skydiving, luxury spa days and white water rafting.
Give something exciting visit www.exhilaration.co.uk
Have you completed our poll
yet to tell us whether your boss is a Scrooge or a Santa? Let us know what your boss does at Christmas - does he give you a present or just not bother? We'd love to know so please tell us what you get or what you don't!
We're looking for people who would like to participate in our Day in the Life series! We'd like to know how you got into the role you're in now, what you've learnt from it, the challenges you've faced and what advice you have for other PAs, plus what your future career plans are.
If you want to do some reading over the Christmas period when you have a chance to put your feet up, then try out our new On-Line Bookstore!
We've got books related to careers, training, meetings and general office management.
Have you discovered an area you need training in this year? Well, our new TrainingDesk
will help you find the course you need, but don't forget too that we have some superb courses with BTU
. And if you need to get your boss's support to do the course, get tips
to do just that.
Our Lifestyle Clinic!
If you're feeling like a break and some real pamper time, there are lots of ways to really feel relaxed and start that New Year with a great detox or beauty treat or complementary therapy session. Go on – you deserve it!
Looking ahead to 2006…
We've got a couple of events coming up which we know you'll be thrilled about so make a date in your diary and don't miss them!
The Business Travel Show
We're thrilled to announce a very special event at London Olympia from 31st January and 2nd February. If you're involved in organising domestic or international travel, this is a must for you! Come and meet the Show's exhibitors at our very own DeskDemon Café PA to talk about your travel needs in a relaxed and informal way. Not only that, but you sign up for such meetings in advance of the Show!
Sitting down with your boss
The first is on the 26th January and it's an opportunity to really start those plans to sit down with the boss to discuss your career. We'll be showing you how to make it happen over a net-conference presentation, courtesy of MCI! Don't forget that you can give feedback on net conferencing and get a free pen
by completing this survey!
That's all from us this month, so it just remains for us to wish you and yours a really Merry Christmas and all the best for 2006 – may it be a truly happy and successful year for you all.