The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook: A Best Practice Guide for All Secretaries, PAs, Office Managers and Executive Assistants (3r

The Definitive Personal Assistant & Secretarial Handbook: A Best Practice Guide for All Secretaries, PAs, Office Managers and Executive Assistants (3r

By: Sue France (author)Paperback

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Written by a former Times Creme PA of the Year, this new edition of The Definitive Personal Assistant and Secretarial Handbook is the ultimate guide for all management assistants, PAs, secretaries and executive assistants. Administrative personnel in today's workplace hold an immense influence, not only on their bosses' performance, but also on the running of the whole organisation. This best-selling book is the only resource needed to excel in one's role as an assistant, outshine bosses' expectations and go up the ladder. Placing special emphasis on career development and learning, it provides help and advice on the skills necessary to progress in your career. Along with a chapter to share with your boss for a more fruitful working relationship, The Definitive Personal Assistant and Secretarial Handbook includes help with time management, networking, relationship management, communication and confidence. Now with a new chapter on how to use neuroscience tools to coach yourself through your weaknesses and primed behavioural traits, it also contains even more practical help with minute taking, telephone and mobile communication etiquette and presentation skills. With free downloadable online resources to aid the day-to-day running of your office, this comprehensive and accessible guide can help you keep your finger on the pulse and maintain your professional image. Free downloadable online resources that include minute-taking templates and a comprehensive management checklist.

About Author

Sue France has over 30 years experience as a secretary and Executive Assistant. She is Emeritus UK Chairman for EUMA and was awarded the prestigious award of The Times Creme PA/DHL PA of the Year 2006. Sue presents at PA conferences throughout the world, and is also involved in training and coaching PAs and secretaries.


    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Using neuroscience to maximize your brain for excellence;
    • Chapter - 02: Relationship management;
    • Chapter - 03: Compassionate communication;
    • Chapter - 04: Confidence, self-belief and goal setting;
    • Chapter - 05: Dealing with difficult people and managing conflict;
    • Chapter - 06: Time, organizing and stress management;
    • Chapter - 07: Organizing meetings and events;
    • Chapter - 08: Perfect presentations;
    • Chapter - 09: Ergonomics: your health and safety;
    • Chapter - 10: Powerful networking;
    • Chapter - 11: A chapter to share with your boss;
    • Chapter - 12: Confident minute taking;
    • Chapter - 13: Harnessing the power of digital tools and social media;
    • Chapter - 14: The successful assistant

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780749474768
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780749474768
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 0749474769
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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