Building Rapport

Many of the skills we develop in life are unconsciously fostered business skills. However once we enter the world of work our new surroundings can confuse our instincts, placing otherwise normal behaviours into the context of the “professional.” This distinction can throw us off, putting unnecessary pressure on a situation as we try our best…

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The Many Benefits of Going Green

Selling the benefits of green energy is reassuringly easy. Following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, the leaders of France, Germany and Italy refused his assertion that the deal could be ‘renegotiated’, pushing through the original deal in spite of American withdrawal. Undeterred, Merkel’s spokesman Steffan Seibert tweeted: “now more…

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How to avoid Clickbait

(Number 4 will shock you!) In my last post I explored some of the key faults in Uber’s business strategy and its relationship with the company’s scandalous reputation (clickbait translation: How one student single-handedly brought down Uber’s Empire). Having done that, I thought I’d turn my attention to the more frivolous but no less contentious…

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Meet our VA: Georgie

What were you doing before you became a social media and digital communications specialist for PABS? Contracting as a digital communications advisor in Australia and New Zealand. Including running a year-long interactive anniversary celebration for an Australian University and more recently managing online communication for the New Zealand government’s Earthquake Commission, part of the Christchurch…

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Meet our VA: Mireille

What were you doing before you became a VA for PABS? I was a PA in precision fabrics for the screen-printing and the filtration industry, pharmaceutical, Private Equity firms and not-for-profit organisations. What have been your greatest achievements to date? Organising 3 day-meetings for 200 people in various European cities, sorting out expenses spanning the…

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PA Lifestyle Support

Would you believe we opened just under 18 months ago? How time has flown and business has progressed.  We are delighted to be where we are now.  We have a fantastic team and some wonderful clients. Most recently we’ve been working on the launch of our new lifestyle concierge service… PA Lifestyle Support. It focuses on supporting…

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