Career & Training

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Bring your board meeting into the digital era

Whether it’s the AGM or a quarterly review, co-ordinating major meetings can be among the most stressful parts of a PA’s role – Alister Esam, an expert in making meetings smarter, suggests some time-saving...

Gain respect through speech

In the second of his series on public speaking and body language, Sam Cawthorn shares some of the secret ingredients that professional speakers use for instant and long-lasting respect. Gaining respect in the greatest of...

Tackling Criticism – A How-To Guide

Nobody likes being told they’re doing things the wrong way but whether you’re giving or receiving criticism, remaining calm, being honest and focusing on solutions will reflect the positive and professional PA that you...

What Can We Expect This Year?

We’ve seen lots of thought-provoking workplace predictions for the year ahead, many of which will affect you as an EA. Here’s a round-up of the most notable: Your voice could be your password - after...

Are you willing to take a stand?

T here are times to remain silent and times when, as an EA, you need to take a stand and challenge the status quo, says Michelle Gibbings There’s always pressure to confirm. We’re tribal creatures and...

When unplugging is unrealistic

C urt Steinhorst suggests how EAs can create balance in a hyper-connected workforce. We’ve never had so much within immediate reach and been so immediately reachable; never been responsible for so much information yet retained so...

Bite Me! and other do’s and don’ts of dealing with our differences

Lynne Schinella was a guest speaker at the Executive PA Summit in Sydney and Melbourne. An extract from a book by Lynne Schinella With a lazy summer barbeque in full swing, four friends sit apart,...

My top team building programs for 2018

Team building is a vital part of any business today. The success of organisations is driven by the performance of teams which means a priority is having happy, motivated, healthy and team-oriented staff. Scheduling regular team...

Investing time – the mistakes we make

Extract from Me Time: The Professional Women's Guide to Finding 30 Guilt-Free Hours a Month by Kate Christie  Managing your time better is not about being perfect. it’s about being smarter. Without making mistakes we...

Why 2018 could be a great year for EAs

We’ve all heard a friend, colleague or relation confidently pronounce the words “mark my words it will never catch on”, only for the object of the statement to become the next big thing –...