How can you become a Savvy PA?

More and more often, as companies cut costs and downsize in a post-recession economy, the Professional Assistant is being tasked with managing multiple relationships. Not only this, but the latest trends indicate that PAs are given more and more responsibility in terms of managing relationships and keeping team morale high. This one day training programme aims to equip PAs at every level of the organization with fool-proof ways of building and...

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Reasons training programmes fail.

Realistically, if you’re a salesperson, consultant, trainer or speaker, there are only 8 weeks left of 2011 to make your target. That’s right! 8 weeks. It’s also around this time of the year that companies start with countless excuses why they can’t sign off on the proposal, the deal, the training programme – and one of the popular ones when it comes to training is that employees are about to go on leave in December and therefore...

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Look for the 4 E’s when booking your next conference speaker.

There are more than 1 million meetings in South Africa per day. These are not just three or four friends getting together over a beer – these are formal gatherings ranging from budget discussions to conferences, conventions, training sessions and motivational sessions for under-performing employees. According to Gillian Saunders at Grant Thornton, there were 101 000 conferences held in South Africa in 1999. From these figures, it doesn’t...

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