Myriam Balerio is the founder and writer of PA Privé. After kick starting her career as a PA and finding success as an assistant, Myriam later trained in digital and online marketing and has since combined the two disciplines in creating PA Privé, the platform through which she provides sage advice for those in the assistant profession and a network for like-mined PAs and EAs to connect. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Myriam has lived in London for over 10 years and currently lives in London with her husband and French bulldog.


Making Travel Arrangements for Executives

If you work as a PA, at some point you’ll likely make travel arrangements for one or more executives. Making travel arrangements for your boss can sometimes be stressful. It is important to ask the right questions to get them where they want to go.   The details below are  tips and questions to scheduling travel arrangements for your boss.   Questions you can ask and tips to remember     Find out your boss’s preferences. Make certain the executive’s travel documents are up-to-date. Some international destinations also require visas for entry into the country. Check the itinerary carefully.  Make sure that ...

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Etiquette Dilemmas of Traveling With Your Boss

Being invited on a business trip with your boss is a great opportunity. This can be an opportunity to improve your position in the company. There are two things to do when traveling with your boss:    You may want to show to your boss that you are an expert in a particular field.     The most important rule to keep in mind is:     Repeat this mantra to yourself over the course of the trip. Everything that applies in the office applies on the road.   Here is some useful advice:    Flesh out your itinerary. You are likely ...

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16 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Office

 INVEST IN ERGONOMICS Get good seating support. Office furniture was made for a reason. So people who are working should be using them. Get yourself a decent ergonomic office chair and work desk that can hold all your equipment specifically those that were designed to be used with computers. Ergonomic chairs helps promote the proper alignment of your spine and make your long hours of work very confortable.    ADD SOME GREEN AND IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY Researchers at Texas State University have discovered that employees with plants at their desks are more content at work than those without, they ...

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List of Great Apps for Working Women

Time is precious, so we need our smartphones to work hard and smart. Next generation smart phones help professionals work better and quicker.     Today we have a fabulous apps list that will help you to simplify your life and keep it in order. What apps do you recommend?    CardMunch Allows you to snap a picture of a business card and store it virtually on your phone. It’s also connected to Linkedin, so once the business card is saved it can search for the profile of your contact in linkedin, allowing you to be even more connected . Great ...

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Essential Steps to Reduce Stress

How stress affects us   Are you feeling tired, exhausted or even burnt out? Do you wish you had more time? Is your to-do list longer than the hours in your day? Do you need a break or a holiday? There are many ways on which stress can affects us, from Physical to emotional symptoms.   Sleep Appetite Fatigue Headaches Lacks of concentration Confusion Felling emotional   Beating chronic stress is a long-term effort, and we’ve shared lots of ways to deal with it. Here are quick tips and tricks to use anytime you need to chill out and get on ...

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May 29, 2013

This Week’s New Cinema Release – “Populaire” a Chic and Enchanting French Film

Set in 1950s France, Populaire tells the story of Rose Pamphyle (François), a young country girl who dreams of escaping the confines of her small village. Who is employed for a job as a secretary at an insurance firm by the dashing bachelor – and failed sportsman – Louis Echard (Romain Duris). On seeing how quickly she types he enters her into a local typing competition and Pamphyle proves she is a THE typist, capable of winning the country’s typing contests. Populaire arrives in cinemas on 31 May.     In a recent interview by the Telegraph Newspaper, Déborah François said: ‘I trained ...

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