Articles by Heather's associates

Jane Luca : Chair of Women of the Year
by Jane Luca, Chair Women of the Year and Director of Public Affairs for ITV
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Andy Cosslett, Business Executive and Chairman, shares his wisdom
Thank you, Andy, for giving permission to share this interview/
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2 of the Top Game Changer Lessons I Learned from Oprah
Executive Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Adventurer; and former Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey
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Health advice for office workers
Don't risk your health at your desk... Lucy Dempster advises.
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Being an EA in India
I am Delighted to write this Article on "Life of an Executive Assistant “. My name is Aseya Roshan I am from India Mumbai and have been an Assistant for the last 5 years at Creativeland Asia.
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Healthy training lunches
Sara Perry suggests energising training course lunches
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Let's do lunch
Sara Perry tells us how to keep energised during stressful, hectic days at work.
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3 big reasons hiring goes wrong
Reason 1 – people are in a hurry. Carole Fossey gives us her insight.
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Sharon Zemmel outlines the importance of massage for office workers
Government statistics reveal that more sickness days are taken due to skeletal problems, like back and neck pain, than anything else with 31 million days a year. Stress, anxiety and depression account for a further 15 million work days lost per year.
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John Angeletta explains why relationships can go wrong
Human behaviour is fascinating! Get a relationship right and it blossoms. Get it wrong and it can become a tragedy.
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Set up a EA/PA network in your organisation
Maria tells how she came to set up the University EA/PA Network
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Linda Frith
When asked to write about my life as a PA in Australia, it was hard to know where to begin, particularly as my career spans nearly 43 years.
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Help your boss by being marketing savvy
This means that their knowledge base needs to cover the issues that will be of importance to their bosses – and marketing should be one of them. Jo Sealy tells us more.
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Working with Kidneys for Life by Carol Bonham
Like everyone else, I was always striving to increase my turnover, increase my market share, increase my profits, improve my staff retention rates and raise the profile of my business. During my business life I always involved the staff in raising funds for Charity. Without realising it I’d...
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The Organised PA by Amanda Reid
Over the years I’ve heard professional trainers speak on being a top PA, I’ve heard PAs talk about how to be the best and I’ve attended many networking events where advice is offered and topics discussed. Every time, I hear the same thing; PAs must be organised! However I rarely hear how...
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Andy Bounds
Prepare your responses to phrases you dread ...
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BREWTOWN TOASTS THE YORKSHIRE BEER SCENE WITH MINIBUS BREWERY TOUR
Thanks to Mark, local ale buffs and fans of Yorkshire beer can now enjoy the best of God’s own county in comfort and style with Brewtown Tours, his enterprise offering guided minibus tours of some of Yorkshire’s top craft breweries.
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Identity protection by Imad Abbadi
Very helpful advice from a cyber security expert
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Travo : the admin travel tool
Susan Schofield explains how this travel tool can help you.
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Take great photos for passports and visas
that could be of use to anyone in need of a visa or passport photo. Tips on how to take your own photo:
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Top class chauffeur services
“Why did you book that idiot driver? Couldn’t find my house, eventually did, late, and by then we were in the thick of the rush hour so took forever. Thirty-five minutes late for a seriously important meeting and really embarrassed!
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Cancer Research UK
We are the only charity with the knowledge and expertise to tackle all 200 types of cancer. Thanks to research we’ve made enormous progress in understanding the biology of cancer and turning this knowledge into treatments.
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Jane Wass and Mazazik Dance
When I was screening calls and liaising with production staff as my job as PA to Head of Factual Programmes at Granada Television in the late 90s, I would never have imagined my future as a dancer and teacher working with Egyptian musicians
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Two life changing lessons from John F Kennedy Jr
Media Relations & Communications Strategist, Director at Kivvit, NY Times bestselling author, “Fairy Tale Interrupted” and former Chief of Staff to John F Kennedy Jr.
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What It Really Means to Believe in Yourself
If you don’t step up in that role, someone else will try to fill it for you. Empower yourself to stake a claim over your own life.
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Paula Harding reviews Heather's presentation to the IAM
As a member of the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) I have access to discounted attendance at training events they organise throughout the year. I regularly review their events page and I noted that Heather Baker would be presenting ‘The Art of Communication’ in Manchester.
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Linda Frith - an update
and here I am being asked by the amazing Heather Baker (who I hold in great esteem) to add a P.S. to my article I wrote for her Newsletter, all about being a PA in Australia! (https://www.bakerthompsonassoc.co.uk/news-resources/featured-articles/articles-by-heathers-associates/linda-frith)
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Diana Brandl
I thought I would share some experiences from my current assignment as a freelance executive assistant at an international startup company in Berlin.
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How to practise mindfulness more efficiently - a PA’s guide
We live to work and work to live, or so the saying goes. There has to be more to it than these two options on our Monday to Friday to “we never actually switch off” grind… surely?
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The bookers guide to choosing a travel management company
One quick search of the internet may return thousands of results, and despite the wealth of travel suppliers and options available, one burning question seems to remain, where to start?
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Stay out of your comfort zone
Tracy Whitehouse shares her experience of getting out of her comfort zone.
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What ignites your soul? And feeds your mind.
I recently watched the most AMAZING video of a group of students singing as a choir, with an artist who has written an incredible song.
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Why Localization is the Key to Successful Business Abroad
Our economy may be global but that doesn’t mean we are an homogenised world. There are still — and thankfully will always be — many differences especially in terms of languages and cultural norms.
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Imposter Syndrome Affecting 85% of UK Adults
A recent study by learning & development training provider, The Hub Events, has revealed that the UK is experiencing an epidemic of self-doubt.
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Psst
Can you keep a secret? As a personal assistant it’s a non-negotiable job qualification and breaches can mean instant dismissal.
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Jannie Oosterhoff : #EveryDayWalking
So no exercise at all. And back to home again two hours no exercise or any movement. As an Assistant I do a lot of my work at my desk. Again no exercise.
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