Posted by: on June 15, 2017

Top Tips - Dictation

So what’s your favourite greeting at the moment? Ours is “Good Morning Passionate Ones!” which is the way one of our great clients starts every dictation file he sends to us. It never fails to make us chuckle.

In our opinion, dictation is a dying art. Yet it’s actually something that could revolutionise your business in terms of saving you bundles of time. We all know time is so precious, but no matter who you are, how long you’ve been in business or how efficient you are most of the time, feeling overwhelmed and wishing there were more hours in the day has become pretty normal.

We like to help and offer solutions. So, if you choose a whizzy tool like Dragon Dictate  mastering the art of dictation saves time when writing up documents and encourages you to focus fully on one task at a time (rather than procrastinating or multitasking!).

If you choose a more bespoke, personal service offered by an outsourced PA service like ours, dictation relieves the frustration of formatting documents, has the potential to improve your customer experience and is relatively inexpensive!


Posted by: on May 12, 2017

Top Tips - Event Management


Are you considering running an event to promote your business, say thank you to your clients or even celebrate something special with your team?

We help a range of clients with their event management needs, and we are always happy to share our knowledge, experience and advice. We recently managed an event for Mploy Staffing Solutions as they wanted to celebrate a fantastic set of achievements including being in business for 16 years, achieving Gold Investors In People, a new head office, a range of new client wins AND several members of their team receiving long service awards! We’re pleased to say the ‘Sweet Sixteen Celebration’ was a massive success, with director Matt Swift commenting:

“Just a quick note to let you know how thrilled we have been with The Passionate PA’s delivery of our “Sweet Sixteen” party. I have received incredibly complimentary feedback from my fellow Directors at Mploy. The high attention to detail and hard work on the day ensured we were able to host our guests in a formal, yet relaxed and comfortable environment. The Passionate PA took our event on from start to finish in the most professional manner, with a few laughs along the way too. The recommendations for the day’s events were excellent and enjoyed by our guests. On the day Debbie and Kate worked tirelessly to ensure the event ran smoothly and I can’t thank you both enough for this. Personally I found working with you a real pleasure and I would recommend The Passionate PA services going forward.”

We love event management, but the devil is in the planning. 90% of the work happens in the 3-5 months in the lead up to any event, so today we thought we’d share with you our Top Tips for excellent event planning: