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Hi Everyone
Welcome to the January issue of What's New at DeskDemon and a very Happy belated New Year to you all!
To start the new year, we have a special on train journey's with CrossCountry who has extended availability of its 'Advance on the Day' tickets to corporate customers using’s Travel Management Company and Corporate booking solution.
Here's a date for your diary - International Confex, a must for meeting and event professionals - takes place on 12-13 March. Register now for your free entry badge.

Don't forget to send in any questions you may have to our expert PAnel - and if you or your boss would like to be a guest PAnel member for a month - we'd love to hear from you.
So let's take a look at What's New at DeskDemon this month!

Best wishes, Alison Pedrick

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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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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Our PAnel of Experts is Here to Help You!
Back by popular demand! Many of you have asked for our 'Agony' section to be brought back. This time we have a PAnel of experts to help you with any work related questions, queries or problems you may have.
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.

And each month we will have a guest PAnel member - and this month we welcome Phil Jones, Managing Director of Information, Communication and Technology manufacturer at Brother UK Ltd.

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

So, what are you worrying about? What keeps you awake at night? 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 - and What's New at DeskDemon. If you prefer to remain anonymous, just let us know and we will omit your details.
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The Changing Face of the Job Hunt by Dena Stephens
In this informative article, Dena Stephens takes a look at the changes in the way we look for jobs.

"If, like me, you’re of a certain age, you’ll undoubtedly have witnessed a change in your method of job hunt over the past years. Indeed, when we look back 10 or 15 years, the change has been pretty seismic."
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Sorry boss, I'M LEAVING...I don't trust you!
"Sorry boss, I’M LEAVING...I just don’t trust you anymore" says survey.

Will your office have that empty feeling come the New Year? If so, it's could be because most of your colleagues don't trust the boss and want to move on. Read more here.
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The Meaning of (Office) Life by Christine Todd
Have you ever looked at your work colleagues and wondered “what are we doing here?” or even “how did we get here?”

If so, you are not alone. Lucy Kellaway is the management correspondent for the Financial Times and she has been writing about office life for over 20 years.
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Register to Receive PA Enterprise - Our Free E-Magazine
Packed with fab articles, offers, news and more - our monthly e-magazine PA Enterprise - and it's free! Here is just sample of some of the features in January's edition:
Sign up for free via our Home Page (see right hand side) - we just need your name and email address.
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A-Z Pearls of Wisdom J is for... by Lindsay Taylor
J is for Juggling the demands of more than one boss!*

Many PAs are in roles where they are supporting more than one boss, having to juggle their time efficiently and effectively and remain calm under pressure.

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News from DeskDemon's community
  • Susan is discussing Pessimist vs Optimist
  • msmarieh is discussing 2014 Goals - Any Plans?
  • msmarieh is discussing New Online OM Study Group
  • Blogs
  • How to Make Sure that You Are Not Invisible When It Counts
  • My job hunt - the effort
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    Getting the Most Out of a Seminar
    Social Media Can Help or Hinder Your Job Hunt
    Just a Few More Techy Tips from Paul Pennant
    National PA Day Survey Results 2013
    So that's it for our first What's New of 2014. Be sure to 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.
    Until the next time
    Best wishes
    The DeskDemon Team
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