Tips for an Executive Personal Assistant on Organising a Conference

Every responsible executive Personal Assistant is fully aware that the task of organising a major event or conference is not something to be taken lightly. If your boss is counting on you to make the event as seamless as possible, you need first-class organising skills and resourcefulness.

Here are a few tips on how to organise a meeting or conference more efficiently:

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A Good Private Personal Assistant is Both an Optimist and a Pessimist

In any challenging environment, one can choose to be a pessimist or an optimist. When the market fluctuates, for instance, a businessperson can respond in one of two ways: “I failed” or “Try again.” Whilst a pessimist may play it safe until things normalise, an optimist takes the initiative to find a way forward.

An optimistic frame of mind may seem like the obvious thing to adapt in any problem. Yet John Davis, senior lecturer at the Harvard Business School, urges executives and entrepreneurs to be pessimistic or optimistic depending on the situation. Pessimism, particularly when circumstances are against you, leads you to reinvent the wheel. Optimism, on the other hand, encourages you to keep reaching for your goal.

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Becoming a Private Personal Assistant: Do You Have What It Takes?

2013 marks the second year London became the favourite city of the mega-rich. According to a report, London was home to more ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWI) than any other city for the past two years, and experts expect this trend to last for a decade. UHNWIs are those with £21m or more in assets apart from their main home. The report states that 4,224 UHNWIs called London home as of 2013. Continue reading