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Hi everyone - and welcome to the February issue of What's New at DeskDemon.

Big news for members of the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) is that Industry Qualifications (IQ) has acquired IAM - for more information and details, please click here.

This month we have some great offers for you including a 15% discount on a great new training workshop focussing on 'Managing Your Time, Energy, Focus and Wellbeing'.

Register now for your free entry badge to International Confex which takes place on 12-13 March. 
Don't miss out on cost savings on train journeys with CrossCountry with 'Advance on the Day' tickets.
So let's take a look at What's New at DeskDemon this month!

Happy Reading, Alison Pedrick

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International Confex is Fast Approaching
Held on 12-13 March 2014 at Olympia London, International Confex is the leading event for meetings and event professionals it is the must attend event in 2014.
Featuring hundreds of exhibitors, an extensive free educational seminar programme and lots of interactive features for you to see and do.
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to network with colleagues, peers and other industry professionals, gain free industry updates and compare venues, suppliers and products available to the market.
Registration is free and couldn't be easier; complete the quick online registration now.
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CrossCountry 'Advance on the Day' tickets
CrossCountry, part of leading transport group Arriva, has extended availability of 'Advance on the Day' tickets to corporate customers using’s Travel Management Company and Corporate booking solution.
The ‘Advance on the Day’ initiative has seen CrossCountry introduce across all its longer distance routes the opportunity for passengers to buy discounted ‘Advance’ tickets within an hour of their train leaving the station. 
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Discount on New Wellness Workshop
Your Excellency Ltd not only has a new Wellness Associate Trainer, Louise Lloyd (pictured) - but you can take advantage of its new workshop “Managing Your Time, Energy, Focus and Wellbeing” - 

and get 15% discount by mentioning DeskDemon!
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Five Awesomely Unique UK Event Spaces for Hire
Unusual and corporate are two words that do not always fit snugly together. This is a challenge that our friends at Hire Space, the venue finding site, are working to solve. They’ve tread many a pavement looking for exciting venues and here they give us five of the most interesting! Over to Reuben Sagar, its venue finding expert.
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When is an ISA not Tax Free?
Andy Gadd, Head of Research, Lighthouse Group takes a look at Finance planning you may want to consider.
"With the turkey, Christmas pudding and sadly, if you are like me, the New Year resolution becoming somewhat distant memories it is that time of year when our thoughts turn to tax."
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A-Z Pearls of Wisdom - K is for KISS!
by Lindsay Taylor

KISS is an acronym for Keep It Short & Simple, an effective strategy that can be used to ensure the best impact when communicating. 

And if you missed any of the previous Pearls : A B C DE F G H I J...
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Setting Up Your Own Business in Your 50s
Your fifties is the ideal time to set up your own business and it may help to keep you healthy according to Cognitive Neuroscientist and Business Improvement Strategist, Dr Lynda Shaw, at a time when the UK still faces rife ageism in the workplace.
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Paper v E-Business Card, or Merely an Alternative?!
by Kate Simmons
Paper business cards can look and feel the part but what happens when your job title changes, your expertise changes, you move address or you misplace your cards? What happens if your role within an organisation doesn’t warrant a business card but you feel it would add value?
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News from DeskDemon's community
  • Hancock is discussing Advice Please
  • Stewart is discussing What are the differences between an Admin., Exec., and Personal Assistant?
  • jenniker is discussing How do you get your new boss to give you 15 minutes
  • Blogs
  • Getting to know your new boss
  • Excel - Goal Seeker and Scenarios
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    So that's it for the February issue of What's New. 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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