Welcome to the July issue of What's New at DeskDemon! And after what seems like the longest winter ever the sun has finally appeared and we find ourselves plunged into a heatwave - one extreme after the other. But never fear, DeskDemon is always here for you to rely on whatever the weather.
Great news from our friends at IHG - the meeting room promotion deadline has been extended to 31 August and you can earn great rewards including an iPad Mini or a Kindle Fire.
A date for your diary as office*, the exclusive event for PAs and EAs, returns on 8 and 9 October - get free entry with the code below.
Remember to make a visit to DeskDemon a regular part of your working day! We bring you all the latest news, advice, information tools and resouces to help you in your work, every day.
So let's take a look at What's New at DeskDemon this month!
|Last chance to earn rewards with IHG® Rewarding Meetings|
|Great News! The IHG® Rewarding Meetings promotion deadline has been extended. Book your next business meeting, before 31 August 2013, and earn great rewards like an iPad Mini or a Kindle Fire.|
It’s not too late to register and earn fantastic rewards when you book meetings at any IHG hotel including Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.
Register today and start earning.
|office* - Exclusive Event for PAs and EAs|
office*, taking place on 8-9 October at National Hall, Olympia, is the UK’s leading exhibition and conference for PAs. FREE to attend (quoting priority code OFF199), a visit will leave you feeling empowered, educated and armed with all the tools you need to develop within your career.
You’ll find 175+ exhibitors showcasing venues, office products, business travel and more; 32 training seminars hosted by world class trainers; 10 free keynotes including sessions from Katie Piper and Laura Schwartz; and unrivalled networking.
|Building Your Portfolio of Evidence by Cathy Harris|
|Just as an artist or a model requires a portfolio of their works, so too should office professionals have one demonstrating not only their skills abilities, but also their contributions and work ethic within their profession. It can also serve as an additional tool when being considered for promotion, seeking a new job, or even asking for a raise!|
|A-Z Pearls of Wisdom E is for Empathy|
|Empathy (according to www.diffen.com ) is "the ability to mutually experience the thoughts, emotions, and direct experience of others".|
So what is the benefit of being empathetic and how can we best empathise with our managers and teams?
|People Hire For Acceptability Not Capability|
|Cognitive neuroscientist and ageing specialist Dr Lynda Shaw argues we are facing an ageism epidemic in the workplace with employers more swayed by age than an employee’s calibre and potential to perform exceptionally in a role.|
|Top Techy Tips from Paul Pennant|
|We all pick up a lot of IT tips as we progress through our career, and I know I am always keen to find a quick and efficient way of doing tasks. We spoke to Paul Pennant - Managing Director and lead trainer for Today's PA www.todaysPA.co.uk - to see if he could share some his favourite IT tips.|
Watch out for more coming next month
|New Pledge Supporting Staff Facing Domestic Violence|
A new Responsibility Deal pledge appropriate for all organisations wanting to help and support staff facing domestic violence, has been launched at the Department of Health by Baroness Scotland and Dame Carol Black.
With one in four women and one in six men affected by domestic violence during their adult lives, every workplace up and down the country is touched by this issue.
|Stress and the Modern PA - Part Three|
|I am a PA - and I Have Stress!|
by Anel Martin - CAP-OM
I spent a number of weeks thinking about and preparing for this article and I came to a few interesting conclusions which I want to share.
So that completes our round up for July. Please keep your ideas coming - we love to hear what you like about DeskDemon and really value your feedback. We're here to help YOU - so let us know which topics you'd like us to explore, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great month, and see you again in August.
Until the next time
The DeskDemon Team
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