Clubhouse: The New Kid on the Social Media Block

By - March 30, 2021

Abigail Barnes and Helen Rees share their thoughts on how Clubhouse can benefit Assistants, cutting through the hype, news coverage and speculation

20 Ideas for Social Media Posts

By - September 25, 2019

Marie Herman details 20 social media posts that will enhance your reputation and build relationships with others
Health & Wellbeing

Are You Addicted to Technology?

By - January 25, 2019

Take a step back and examine your behavior suggests Carole Spiers
Personal Development

A Social Learning Journey

By - July 25, 2018

Social media and related tools for social are a given in today’s business world explains Kemetia Foley On an April late afternoon in 2006, I left an Administrative Professionals’ Week event in Washington, DC, rushed home and couldn’t wait to share all about the fantastic celebration. The problem was, who was interested in hearing about... Read more »

Become a social media guru

By - November 25, 2017

Emma Creese offers nine ways you can contribute improvements to your company’s social media posts Social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, and Linked In, are powerful outreach tools for directly communicating both with individual clients and to reach other businesses. Utilising these channels can be a cost-effective marketing coup no matter how large or... Read more »
Career Development

Getting Real…Why it’s time to go organic

By - May 25, 2017

Does your marketing provide the natural interaction that customers crave? asks Claire Lister  I’m into anything organic at the moment! I’ve had enough of over-processed, over-marketed products, items and services. I’m ready for something a bit more natural. Organic marketing generates interest based on real, authentic interactions with your audience. It is based on the... Read more »

Up Your Social Media Ante

By - July 25, 2015

Top tips on top tweets It’s official, social media has taken over the world. No longer a tool strictly used to keep in touch with friends and family across the globe, today social media is a vital business and communication tool which is heavily relied upon each day by billions of professionals to build connections, network... Read more »

Get Connected: 7 Reasons Why All Admins Need Social Media

By - January 25, 2014

Social media is an omnipresent part of our society and culture. It’s a valuable and important means of communication for personal and professional correspondence. It’s a lifeline for many people’s and companies’ marketing and branding efforts. And it’s vital to your administrative career. Yet astoundingly many admins still don’t recognize the value in social media.... Read more »

New Year New Office: Improve your Outlook for 2014

By - January 25, 2014

Each year, most of us start the New Year in the same fashion: looking back over the last few years, trying to focus our direction in life and writing those all-important resolutions. Yet how many of us actually put personal development on that list? How many of us look at the ways in which we... Read more »

How I can see your Facebook posts even if we aren’t connected

By - November 25, 2013

Unless you’re part of my family, a close friend of mine, a classmate, old boyfriend or someone I’m stalking, I’m pretty sure that we aren’t connected on Facebook says Vickie Sokol Evans Yet. But if you email me it’s quite possible (and scary) that I can see that you’re leaving for a 7-day cruise vacation... Read more »

Social Media – It’s A Hot Topic, Make Sure You Don’t Get Burnt

By - July 23, 2013

I’m going to start off this month’s column by talking to you about baking – not because I don’t want to talk to you about training, but because I think all becomes clear when you compare work to life. I’m taking you into the kitchen, where you’re baking gorgeous cupcakes and they’re all neat and... Read more »

Commercial use of Facebook and Twitter – risks and rewards

By - May 25, 2012

Social media is fast becoming a large part of many organisation’s marketing strategies, but there are a number of legalities to keep in mind.   Businesses are increasingly learning to exploit the potential of social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for marketing and growth. Distribution of information continues to shift from traditional media... Read more »

Social Media – the revolution

By - November 25, 2011

Is the world bearing witness to the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? The Big Bang Over the last few years, the world as we knew it has been transformed. The way we live our day-to-day lives has been changed forever and the business environment has been revolutionized. Since 2009 the Internet has grown by... Read more »

Beefing Up Your LinkedIn Profile

By - November 25, 2011

Is just filling out the basic information in your LinkedIn profile enough? Maybe, but why not take advantage of the other features available to really make your profile stand out? Sections LinkedIn is adding more sections all the time. To add a new section, look for the option on your profile to “add sections” which... Read more »

Beginner’s Guide to Linkedin

By - March 25, 2011

While LinkedIn may not have the popularity of Facebook or Twitter, it has been around longer than both. It can be a key tool in expanding your professional network and building your personal brand. LinkedIn is not just for high-level executives and sales managers. Administrative professionals have a strong presence on the website – as... Read more »

PROFILE – Angela Garry

By - March 25, 2011

Angela Garry is the most connected PA on the planet – 12,500 connections on LinkedIn and counting