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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the July issue of What's New at DeskDemon.

Now that all the sporting excitement of the World Cup and Wimbledon is behind us, we can all calm down and concentrate on work - oh hang on, the Commonwealth Games starts tonight! We here at DeskDemon wish everyone in Glasgow a wonderful, successful event.?

It's also that time of year when you can register for office* 2014 - the UKs largest event dedicated to PAs and Office Professionals. It takes place in London on 7 and 8 October - and it's free to attend! Click here to register now.

Our articles this month focus on dealing with grief at work, flexible working rights and working with a Queen Bee! We also review Celebrity PA, Donna Coulling's e-book - The Chamber of Celebrity PA Secrets.

Wishing you a wonderful July.
Best wishes, Alison Pedrick

Your Exclusive Invitation to office*
office* is the UK?s largest event dedicated to PAs. Taking place on 7-8 October at London?s Olympia, office* combines a comprehensive training and development conference with a major trade exhibition.

You?ll find 175+ exhibitors; 32 training seminars with topics including Microsoft Office tips and tricks, confidence and project management; 20 inspirational keynotes and interactive sessions; and an unrivalled opportunity to network.

Grief in the Workplace
The workplace is like your second family to many people. Let's face it, some people spend more time at work than with their immediate families!
The effects of grief from the loss of a loved one has a bigger effect on the workplace than might be imagined.

The Chamber of Celebrity PA Secrets Review
If you've ever wondered how Celebrity PAs get their jobs, what the job might entail or even want to be a Celebrity PA - then this e-book should be top of your must-read list.
Written by Donna Coulling, PA to four celebrities, Donna's lifts the lid (diamond encrusted, of course, darling) in The Chamber of Celebrity PA Secrets.

The Right to Request Flexible Working
Flexible working - the law changed on 30 June.
All employees who have worked for an organisation for more than 26 weeks now have the right to request flexible working arrangements.

Do You Work with a Queen Bee in Your Office?

I love this term - Queen Bee! It's used to describe an 'alpha woman' who does not want any female competition swarming around her! Essentially, The Queen Bee describes a woman - in a position of authority - who uses that power to preserve their territory.

News from DeskDemon's community
  • Susan is discussing Friends at Work
  • Stewart is discussing What are the differences between an Admin., Exec., and Personal Assistant?
  • Katie G is discussing Try, Try Again
  • Blogs
  • How to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Boss
  • EA Challenges
  • Did you miss?
  • Top Tips for Choosing the Perfect Meeting Venue
  • Keeping Mind Clutter in Check
  • How Social Media Can Help or Hinder Your Job Hunt
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Pain in the Neck for Businesses
  • 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. Email

    Have a great month, and see you again in August.

    Until the next time
    Best wishes
    The DeskDemon Team
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