2023 Conference Agenda

executive

Take a look at the sessions taking place at The PA Show ExCeL 2023

Only 1-day and 2-day pass holders can access the Tech Theatre, Key Skills Theatre, Personal Development Theatre and Office Management Conference. The Keynote Theatre is complimentary. 

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Key Skills Theatre
  1. Key Skills Theatre
    In this workshop I will introduce a step by step method to ensuring seamless online events. Hosting without the glitches, what to do if it goes wrong, how to make sure it doesn't. What is on the horiz ...
  2. Key Skills Theatre
    You are in a privileged position as an EA/PA. You get to see, hear and experience what’s happening in your organisation from the “shop floor” to the “board room table”. You are therefore in an ideal p ...
  3. Key Skills Theatre
    Having always been the backbone of a company, EA’s were called upon during the pandemic to rearrange their organisations working structures overnight! They proved they can work remotely, support other ...
  4. Key Skills Theatre
    Many of us are used to saying yes when what we really want to say is no. Due to the various demands placed on us, we end up feeling tired, burnt out and unproductive. Setting healthy boundaries are he ...
  5. Key Skills Theatre
    Have you ever considered how inclusive your documents are? Can someone with a visual impairment or learning difficulty read them? With an emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion, there are tools available ...
  6. Key Skills Theatre
    We’re on a mission to change the way the world thinks about meetings. We want to break the cycle of your calendar booked back to back . We want to create a culture where no one has to sit in a boring ...
  7. Key Skills Theatre
    Is your CV ready for submission and optimised to attract attention? In this session, we give you the tools you need to revise your CV, for the modern digital age. You must know the key hacks that will ...
Keynote Theatre
  1. Keynote Theatre
    This session aims to empower, inspire and motivate you to become the highest version of yourself. Join Skevi Constantinou for his informative, thought provoking and inspirational presentation where sh ...
  2. Keynote Theatre
    With the latest research showing that 58% of assistants don’t feel properly utilised by their organisations, understanding this role and how to maximise it becomes increasingly important, especially i ...
  3. Keynote Theatre
    This session intends to motivate individuals and build a more robust and resilient mindset.
  4. Keynote Theatre
    Sometimes you might feel like you're holding yourself back at work. You're not being your "true" self, the "real" you, the person your friends and family would recognise and know. Hierarchies, authori ...
  5. Keynote Theatre
    Jose Ucar is delighted to introduce this excellent session that is designed to develop your personal confidence and presentation skills. In the modern business world, we are constantly presenting, com ...
  6. Keynote Theatre
    WILL BE JOINED BY A TBC PANEL We will be discussing the attributes it takes to be an exceptional EA. We will delve into the idea of 'servant leadership', surrounding yourself with people that push you ...
  7. Keynote Theatre
    We know that the events sphere isn’t celebrated for its sustainability, but this workshop will help you set realistic, achievable goals that will make a difference to you, your colleagues and the plan ...
Personal Development Theatre
  1. Personal Development Theatre
    As experts working with EA’s since our inception over 30 years ago, we have watched the EA role develop and progress, a remit that was already evolving requiring commerciality and pro activeness as st ...
  2. Personal Development Theatre
    Building your personal brand on LinkedIn is now one of the most important aspects in your career development. Using LinkedIn as a forever job interview it is time to show up, stand out and access care ...
  3. Personal Development Theatre
    Do you avoid mid/end of year reviews or feel uncomfortable during these conversations? Does your executive hold one with every other member of their team except you? In this session we will discuss th ...
  4. Personal Development Theatre
    You see the most important element in your business and career is YOU! But it's easy to overlook this especially when you are working in and growing your business and career! It's easy to overlook the ...
  5. Personal Development Theatre
    Many people focus solely on their technical skills - the what to do rather than the how to work with others and the skills needed to build great professional relationships. However, we all need to wor ...
  6. Personal Development Theatre
    In this session, I will cover the basics of starting your own successful VA business. Not just the business basics, but also an overview of how to gain clients, tips for tech to use to manage your tim ...
  7. Personal Development Theatre
    Do you struggle with setting and sticking to your professional boundaries? Are you wondering where to even start with finding the boundaries you could/should set for yourself? Join Ali Green as she ta ...
Tech Theatre
  1. Tech Theatre
    Of all the productivity sessions Paul teaches Microsoft Word has to be his favourite. The shortcuts and approach in Word is something he uses every time he touches his keyboard. Most of the tips are t ...
  2. Tech Theatre
    Paul has never been a fan of seeing presentations by PowerPoint. Too often there are too many slides, too many bullets, too much text. The deck always seemed too dull or too exciting. Then there is th ...
  3. Tech Theatre
    Microsoft Teams has gone from an obscure piece of software to one that is one everyone’s lips. We can make video calls from it, but it has so much more to offer. It has been designed to collaborate ea ...
  4. Tech Theatre
    How to engage with your audience on social media and leave them wanting more. In this session, I will cover how to navigate the algorithm, engage with key influencers and create content that reaches y ...
  5. Tech Theatre
    A dive into why project management software is so important for communication and for the workplace. From managing teams to managing yourself project management software is now more accessible than ev ...
  6. Tech Theatre
    A quick look into using Canva. Canva can make your presentations pop ! Literally! And with the introduction of group documents it is now easier to make your documents dynamic adding creativity from yo ...
  7. Tech Theatre
    Join me to learn how to create time in your day when working with Excel. Here is what you will learn; How to automagically generate a list - using Autofill in ways that will surprise you! How to avoid ...
The Office Management Conference
  1. The Office Management Conference
    Based on his own experiences of Mental Illness, Mental Health & Adversity - Nick will deliver a powerful, impactful, inspiring & insightful session sharing his journey from breakdown to professional s ...
  2. The Office Management Conference
    I would love to tell the story of how Wildgoose adopted some of the great practices that we learned from delivering virtual events, and evolved our offer for in-person events to make them carbon neutr ...
  3. The Office Management Conference
    • Brief overview of myself and how I got to my position • Bad Managers vs good managers • Impact of positive leadership • How just one manager will change your career path Believe it or not but 10 yea ...
Key Skills Theatre
  1. Key Skills Theatre
    How to prepare for the meeting Make a confident first impression Get others to listen to your ideas Provide effective, efficient notes of the event
  2. Key Skills Theatre
    Meetings, events and conferences often involve speakers of different languages, and organising the right kind of language services can make all the difference. In this session, Catriona Howard, as a m ...
  3. Key Skills Theatre
    What if you could offer award-winning social media strategies to help your clients and business win the majority of sales DIRECTLY from social media? Maybe you… Want to learn how to help your clients ...
  4. Key Skills Theatre
    This session will take you through networking from start to finish, to get the best from every event you attend. Aimed at VAs looking to grow their business through networking, we look at preparation, ...
  5. Key Skills Theatre
    Most people who contribute to meetings know each other, and work together, outside the meeting and this can sometimes make the minute-taker feel something of an outsider. It can be daunting to interru ...
  6. Key Skills Theatre
    Do you find the world of finance a mystery? Is there too much jargon? Are those financial reports a tidal wave of numbers and strange language? If you’re keen to add business financial awareness to yo ...
Keynote Theatre
  1. Keynote Theatre
    This session aims to empower, inspire and motivate you to become the highest version of yourself. Join Skevi Constantinou for his informative, thought provoking and inspirational presentation where sh ...
  2. Keynote Theatre
    WILL BE JOINED BY A TBC PANEL We will discuss what exactly ‘operational excellence’ means in terms of how an EA operates day to day as a leader as well as how they support their Executive. Serving as ...
  3. Keynote Theatre
    How do you develop the personal resilience to feel fearless in the face of change? In a world where our environments, priorities and resources can shift and change regularly, how do you adapt with con ...
  4. Keynote Theatre
    7 roles across 3 industries has offered huge learning curves through mistakes. Seeing these mistakes as opportunities, afforded me growth and development at new levels. Realising my potential and cash ...
  5. Keynote Theatre
    Come have a toast and let's celebrate you! Learn how to find the language that connects the value you bring to those around you. It is crucial to know how to articulate your value in the interview, 12 ...
  6. Keynote Theatre
    PA Life will run a panel discussion with representatives from the Business Travel sector and also Assistant(s) representing Corporate Bookers. Panel participants TBC.
  7. Keynote Theatre
    The past few years have brought us a tumultuous business and recruitment landscape, with companies re-evaluating hiring and retention practices. SecsintheCity, as the UK’s only specialist site for Per ...
Personal Development Theatre
  1. Personal Development Theatre
    Do you struggle with how you present yourself in the workplace? Nervous about interviews and what to say? Wish you could speak more like the leaders you admire? In this session, we’ll explore the simp ...
  2. Personal Development Theatre
    Can we contribute to changing the perception of our role through the words that we use when we talk about our role? It’s well known that there is a PR problem surrounding the business support professi ...
  3. Personal Development Theatre
    Wellbeing in the Workplace is an important responsibility for everyone to practice in order to keep not only yourself but others healthy and safe too. It will be of great value to you to strive to fee ...
  4. Personal Development Theatre
    Being a good communicator is an ever-evolving skill which, when worked on consistently helps build relationships and create leaders and this session is entirely designed to support you in becoming a m ...
  5. Personal Development Theatre
    This is a life changing session and perfect for you if you have had enough of feeling stuck in any area of your professional or personal life. Ask yourself… Are your habits holding you back from reach ...
  6. Personal Development Theatre
    As you can imagine it is a broad topic, but I will be breaking down the session into the below sections, to allow people to work through and understand each element needed to set up and run their VA B ...
Tech Theatre
  1. Tech Theatre
    Need to work with colleagues on documents? Have a conversation with them about something you are working on? Want to work together on the same document? I have you covered. Join me to learn about Micr ...
  2. Tech Theatre
    If you're like most business owners, you're always looking for ways to save time and grow your business. automation can help you do both. By automating repetitive tasks, you can free up your time to f ...
  3. Tech Theatre
    You have been asked to create a presentation and you need to make it a standout one. However, it needs to be interactive and easy for the person delivering to move around. In this session I will show ...
  4. Tech Theatre
    Email marketing isn't dead, and nd Email Marketing Software is by the far easiest way to keep your communities, networks and teams engaged. Comparing THE BIG ONES, MailChimp, ActiveCampaign and Mailer ...
  5. Tech Theatre
    I use my Outlook calendar and my bosses for hours each day. I know what I’m doing. Right? Most people Paul has trained are too busy day to day to conquer their calendar. When it comes to colouring an ...
  6. Tech Theatre
    If you ask Paul can OneNote do it? The answer is yes. Imagine a Notebook that is 15 notebooks. Weighs nothing as it is stored in the cloud. Is synced simultaneously across whatever device you use. You ...
  7. Tech Theatre
    Some of us spend more time in our inbox than we do with our family. At work you are nothing less than a ninja fighting the influx of emails and appointments. In this session you are going to learn sho ...
The Office Management Conference
  1. The Office Management Conference
    2022 was a year of crisis management. Following two years of lockdown yo-yo, companies desperately tried to provide direction and certainty on what “Hybrid” meant for them. A year later, we now have t ...
  2. The Office Management Conference
    Hana and Josh Cort from Vagabond will be sharing their top tips on insights on why events and networking internally and externally is key for your growth, as well as how to ensure your company event i ...

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