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PAs in the news

PAs in the news

Management assistants can derive inspiration from many sources and there are few more well-respected or admired role models than consummate entre...

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And now, something for the boss

And now, something for the boss

At PA Life we're devoted to bringing you the very latest news, tips, advice and recommendations on a whole smorgasbord of topics that we hope are...

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Improve your working relationships

Improve your working relationships

If you want to enhance your relationship with your executive then you need to understand the basics of the PA-boss dynamic and learn what the non...

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Why Microsoft skills are a must

Why Microsoft skills are a must

Having proficient skills in Microsoft Office is key for PAs and EAs aspiring to reach the top of their profession. However, getting by on the bas...

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There’s still love for letters

There’s still love for letters

The digital era has made email and other forms of electronic communication an integral part of our daily lives at work. However, a recent survey ...

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Back up files to avoid data loss

Back up files to avoid data loss

Forgetful Brits are losing priceless data every year because they fail to back up their phones and computers, according to new research. One in f...

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EXECSec offers compelling seminars

EXECSec offers compelling seminars

Renowned trainers and high-profile management assistants will be speaking at this year's EXECSec event on a variety of topics that are bound to b...

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Find out how to be a better EA

Find out how to be a better EA

A little bit of soul-searching can work wonders for your career, according to celebrity PA Donna Coulling. Donna is one of the trainers at the ne...

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PA Life March/April issue out now

PA Life March/April issue out now

There's plenty to explore in the latest issue of PA Life, whether you're looking for some ideas for your next event, or simply want to find out w...

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How to be a top PA taskmaster

How to be a top PA taskmaster

A major part of any PA's job is to assist their boss with getting through his or her tasks in a timely manner. Creating a to-do list that you bot...

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How to organise a conference

How to organise a conference

Organising a conference can seem a bit daunting but if you work through the decision-making process, you can stage the perfect event. Here are so...

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All aboard for luxury

All aboard for luxury

Cruising may be more commonly associated with the leisure sector, but these floating palaces can also work well when it comes to hosting business...

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Boost your career

Boost your career

The role of PA is evolving fast to include many new areas so consider adding key skills to your CV. By doing so, you increase your value to your ...

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A foreign affair

A foreign affair

In today's global business climate, personal assistants are often tasked with organising meetings with European clients. PA Life goes further afi...

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Believe in yourself to succeed

Believe in yourself to succeed

The most successful PAs are able to deal with new people on all levels, manage events and talk to large groups with no apparent concerns. Althoug...

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Make the most of LinkedIn

Make the most of LinkedIn

LinkedIn was launched in 2003 and by the end of 2014 it had nearly 350 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories. Long ...

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Behind the limelight

Behind the limelight

PA Life Editor Colette Doyle interviewed representatives from the Association of Celebrity Assistants at last year's Office show in order to get ...

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Writing good minutes

Writing good minutes

Writing good minutes is an under-valued talent. Taking notes is a basic skill and anyone can scribble down a rough outline of a meeting, but to t...

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PA profile: Angie Williams

PA profile: Angie Williams

For most PAs, finding a specific industry in which you're happy is not always a given. At the start of her career, Angie Williams managed to comb...

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Top 10 Office show innovations

Top 10 Office show innovations

Last year's Office show once again offered PAs a huge range of products and services. With so much to see, it would've been easy to miss somethin...

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Improve your working relationships

Improve your working relationships

If you want to enhance your relationship with your executive then you need to understand the basics of the PA-boss dynamic and learn what the non...

Read more

Why Microsoft skills are a must

Why Microsoft skills are a must

Having proficient skills in Microsoft Office is key for PAs and EAs aspiring to reach the top of their profession. However, getting by on the bas...

Read more

There’s still love for letters

There’s still love for letters

The digital era has made email and other forms of electronic communication an integral part of our daily lives at work. However, a recent survey ...

Read more

Back up files to avoid data loss

Back up files to avoid data loss

Forgetful Brits are losing priceless data every year because they fail to back up their phones and computers, according to new research. One in f...

Read more

EXECSec offers compelling seminars

EXECSec offers compelling seminars

Renowned trainers and high-profile management assistants will be speaking at this year's EXECSec event on a variety of topics that are bound to b...

Read more

Find out how to be a better EA

Find out how to be a better EA

A little bit of soul-searching can work wonders for your career, according to celebrity PA Donna Coulling. Donna is one of the trainers at the ne...

Read more

PA Life March/April issue out now

PA Life March/April issue out now

There's plenty to explore in the latest issue of PA Life, whether you're looking for some ideas for your next event, or simply want to find out w...

Read more

How to be a top PA taskmaster

How to be a top PA taskmaster

A major part of any PA's job is to assist their boss with getting through his or her tasks in a timely manner. Creating a to-do list that you bot...

Read more

Host a Midsummer Night’s Party at BMA House

Host a Midsummer Night’s Party at BMA House

Make your summer function go off in style with an enchanting soirée at BMA House. Book a Midsummer Night's Party at the Bloomsbury venue by 31 Ma...

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Learn to stand your ground in the workplace

Learn to stand your ground in the workplace

Being assertive in the workplace is essential if you're to make your mark and be well regarded by management as well as your peers, so take a loo...

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Sound advice on how to handle the alpha…

Sound advice on how to handle the alpha boss

The business world needs alpha personalities – without them, very little would be achieved and no great progress would be made. However, supporti...

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More suppliers announced for this year’s EXECSec Summit

More suppliers announced for this year’s EXECSec Summit

Eventuality Events, Meetingrooms.com, Drum Cafe and the Porsche Experience Centre are among the suppliers who have now signed up to be part of th...

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Why confidence is key for smart PAs

Why confidence is key for smart PAs

Administrative professionals have a difficult job that includes a huge range of responsibilities. As somebody who supports a manager, it's import...

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Suppliers excited to join EXECSec

Suppliers excited to join EXECSec

Suppliers from a range of industries are looking forward to taking part in this year's EXECSec Summit, being held from 27-28 April at Whittlebury...

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Take note of this top training session

Take note of this top training session

Taking notes and minutes at meetings is a core competency that admin professionals need to develop and Angela Garry's session at the next PA Life...

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Bookings for business made easy with Good Travel…

Bookings for business made easy with Good Travel Management

Ensuring the safe journey of your executives is at the forefront of most PAs’ minds. Choosing the right travel management company (TMC) can be in...

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How to get hired at your dream job

How to get hired at your dream job

Personal assistants spend a lot of time at work so being in a role you enjoy helps make the day seem more bearable. Here are some helpful hints f...

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Troublesome tales of the office

Troublesome tales of the office

What do a pyjama-wearing employee, a sleepy member of staff and a client with bad personal hygiene have in common? They all feature in the embarr...

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Wine and dine in style at One Moorgate…

Wine and dine in style at One Moorgate Place

One Moorgate Place, home to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, is not your average institute. Did you know you can hire...

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Events take centre stage at Wales Millennium Centre

Events take centre stage at Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre is best known as the country's iconic national hub for the arts. It's an architecturally innovative building and a top UK...

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Features

Boost your career

Boost your career

The role of PA is evolving fast to include many new areas so consider adding key skills to your CV. By doing so, you increase your value to your ...

Read more

A foreign affair

A foreign affair

In today's global business climate, personal assistants are often tasked with organising meetings with European clients. PA Life goes further afi...

Read more

Believe in yourself to succeed

Believe in yourself to succeed

The most successful PAs are able to deal with new people on all levels, manage events and talk to large groups with no apparent concerns. Althoug...

Read more

Make the most of LinkedIn

Make the most of LinkedIn

LinkedIn was launched in 2003 and by the end of 2014 it had nearly 350 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories. Long ...

Read more

Behind the limelight

Behind the limelight

PA Life Editor Colette Doyle interviewed representatives from the Association of Celebrity Assistants at last year's Office show in order to get ...

Read more

Writing good minutes

Writing good minutes

Writing good minutes is an under-valued talent. Taking notes is a basic skill and anyone can scribble down a rough outline of a meeting, but to t...

Read more

PA profile: Angie Williams

PA profile: Angie Williams

For most PAs, finding a specific industry in which you're happy is not always a given. At the start of her career, Angie Williams managed to comb...

Read more

Top 10 Office show innovations

Top 10 Office show innovations

Last year's Office show once again offered PAs a huge range of products and services. With so much to see, it would've been easy to miss somethin...

Read more

How to get your emails under control

How to get your emails under control

If you feel your emails are running amok, its time to tame them. Here are some quick tips and techniques for getting your inbox under control

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Tried & tasted

Tried & tasted

London restaurants are going up in the world – quite literally, writes Colette Doyle. Long-time stalwarts such as the Paramount at Centre Point h...

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Become more assertive at work

Become more assertive at work

The role of the PA has always been one that requires a certain amount of self-confidence. With such a wide variety of tasks to handle on a daily ...

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Learn the art of delegation

Learn the art of delegation

The art of delegation can be difficult to master, but it is a vital workplace skill. Effective delegation can save you time, energy and stress wh...

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A memo from Ana-Maria Valente

A memo from Ana-Maria Valente

History books do not give over much space to the weak and timid; instead they praise heroes and those who give their lives to a cause. The world ...

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An international affair

An international affair

While you may be experienced at organising meetings and booking venues in locations you're familiar with, it can be daunting when asked to organi...

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Techniques for better communication

Techniques for better communication

To achieve the positive outcomes we require from our business interactions, we need to communicate accurately and effectively. So how can you imp...

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Checking in: Château de Berne

Checking in: Château de Berne

Provence offers much more than the well-known coastal resort cities. Molly Dyson goes off the beaten track to visit a tranquil property that is a...

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Top tips for effective EAs

Top tips for effective EAs

Top PAs and EAs are responsible for enabling their bosses to work effectively, but what skills do they need in gain in order to be as efficient a...

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Three ways to make networking fun

Three ways to make networking fun

You know you need to make connections and build a strong network within and beyond your organisation, but does it have to feel like another task ...

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Aim to achieve

Aim to achieve

When you're faced with a seemingly impossible task or deadline at work, the trick to success is to adopt a positive attitude – you might be surpr...

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Dealing with a difficult boss

Dealing with a difficult boss

A difficult boss can make life unpleasant, frustrating, or even terrifying. Here's how to get the best from this tricky situation. We've all...

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