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Hi Everyone

Welcome to the May issue of What's New at DeskDemon! We cannot believe that we are nearly halfway through the year already - and summer is still not here! We're always on the look out for new offers and competitions for you, and this month is no exception.

Who can say no to coffee and chocolate, especially when we have 300 free samples to give away! Just take the short Kenco survey and the first 300 people to respond will receive a pack of Kenco Millicano coffee together with a Cadbury Crispello.

When you last ordered office furniture, what was the most important factor in your considerations? - tell us in our latest poll, found on our Home Page.

We are also delighted that three senior PAs - Alison Boler, Anel Martin and Dena Stephens, have contributed exclusive articles to DeskDemon and PA Enterprise this month - with more coming next month. If you would like to write for DeskDemon, we'd love to hear from you - please email

300 Chances to Win Kenco Millicano Coffee and Cadbury Chocolate!
To celebrate the launch of the new Kenco Millicano catering tin, Kenco Professional is giving away a free retail pack of Kenco Millicano and a Cadbury Crispello bar to the first 300 people who provide details of the coffee requirements in their office by completing a quick questionnaire.
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How Tempting is Temping? by Dena Stephens
Dena Stephens is a senior PA with 15 years of experience working in London, the Isle of Man and the south of England. In her spare time she is a freelance writer, music band PR and blogger.
Dena is also currently temping..."Not for the first time in my career I find myself temping. It’s probably fair to say that during my administrative and PA career I’ve spent about 50% of my time temping or on fixed term contracts, so I’m a bit of a seasoned veteran when it comes to such things."
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Stress and the Modern PA - Part One by Anel Martin - CAP-OM
Anel is writing a series of articles examining stress and the modern PA exclusively for DeskDemon. We hope you enjoy reading the informative and useful article as much as we have - look out for part two soon!

"There are literally mountains of information available on stress and how to manage it effectively. Yet as a society and as a profession we are still suffering from acute, chronic and prolonged stress. In fact the effects of excess negative stress are so severe, and are affecting so many people, that is now being widely referred to as the 'Black Death of the 21st Century’."
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Book Review: Lean In - Women, Work & the Will to Lead
Lean In – Women, Work and the Will to Lead’ by Sheryl Sandberg reviewed by Alison Boler, Legal PA at ITV.
"From a personal point of view, as a PA, I know that it can be incredibly difficult to form a clear and ambitious career path."
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Top Ten Most Rewarding Celebrity Bosses
Would you ‘Adam and Eve’ it? Lord Sugar is seen as one of the most rewarding Guv’nors. Despite Alan Sugar’s recent spat with a former Apprentice winner, Lord Sugar will be pleased to know that he is still the 'Guv’nor' having been voted one of the most rewarding bosses in the UK, coming second to celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver.
 Who would you choose?
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Review - The Churchill Bar & Terrace
If you are looking for a bar that offers an oasis of calm, gentle sophistication along with cosy glamour, I know just the place.The Churchill Bar & Terrace, just a stapler’s throw from the intense manic bustle of Oxford Street, offers exciting cocktails, fully stocked bar, rare cigars, lunch (until 3pm) and lightbites (11pm) and stylish drinking (2am).
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Pearls of Wisdom - C is for Communication!
Grab a Coffee (or a Chai/tea...or a Coke/soft drink...or (depending on the time and day of the week of course!) a Chardonnay/wine - while you read this month's article.
C is for... Communication.

Find out whether you are a V or an A or a K type of communicator!
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  • So that's it for the May issue of What's New.

    Please keep visiting DeskDemon for information, advice, tutorials, vital tools, training and relaxation. This is your site, so make sure you're part of it - and keep your comments coming via our forums. And please keep blogging with your tips, insights and helpful advice!

    We'll be back in June and look forward to bringing you more great offers then.Until the next time
    Best wishes
    The DeskDemon Team
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