Tag Archives: productivity

VA virtual assistant at My Special PA

What does a VA do all day?

So What does a VA do all day? I’m often surprised when I'm introduced to someone who is unfamiliar with the term 'VA'. ‘Virtual' and 'working from home' are completely absorbed into our working culture - and yet perhaps this idea of being someone’s' right arm and not being physically in...

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MSPA Client Spotlight: Martin Howe / Teq4

MSPA Client Spotlight: Martin Howe / Teq4 Martin Howe is a creative ‘techie’ with a working world that imaginative young boys that love 'building stuff', merely dream about. He has over 30 years’ experience in designing and building technology-centric attractions for theme parks, science centers, and museums. Formerly Chief Executive of Global...

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productivity from My Special PA

4 Great Project Management & Productivity Tools

4 Great Project Management & Productivity Tools Projects, project management (PM) and productivity have been key themes at MSPA over this last quarter. We are also delighted to be launching our new My Project service this month, to provide on-demand project assistance for our customers - when that's needed as an...

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project coordination at My Special PA

How To: Successful Creative Project Coordination

Key Skills: Nicola Pedlingham - Creative Project Coordination Specialist At MSPA, the most vital requirement of any team member is a core understanding of creative temperaments. Whilst we have always rejected the stereotyping of creatives as 'scatty and disorganised' - (it's actually a myth) creatives can definitely have a propensity to the ‘unpredictable'   We...

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Automate your apps

Special Saving 7 – #7: Automate your apps

Automate your apps… with Zapier Wouldn’t it be great to make all those apps and tools you’ve downloaded work together? Well, good news! There is. And it’s called Zapier. Zapier is a nifty little programme that lets you integrate all sorts of things imaginable. For example, let’s say every time you receive an email...

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Source & share relevant content to your audience

Special Saving 7 – #6: Seamlessly source & share content with your target audience

Seamlessly source & share content with your target audience… with Feedly An important part of engaging with your audience on social media is regularly sharing relevant and valuable content from other people’s sites and blogs. But, trawling through your feeds looking for hidden gems to share can be time-consuming. Enter stage right:...

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Create simple marketing videos

Special Saving 7 – #4: Create simple on-the-hop marketing videos

Create simple on-the-hop marketing videos… with Quik Quik is a pretty amazing tool that we’ve only recently just discovered but are having lots of fun with right now. It’s sort of like the video version of Wordswag, in that it’s just so flipping easy to use and makes you look like...

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Easy peasy social media scheduling

Special Saving 7 – #3: Easy-peasy social media scheduling

Easy-peasy social media scheduling… with Buffer It can be difficult to find the time to be active on social media regularly, even though we know it can be a very effective way of engaging with our audience. That’s why using a social media scheduler can be a useful addition to your marketing...

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Create shareable images in seconds

Special Saving 7 – #2: Create gorgeous shareable images in seconds – With Wordswag

Create gorgeous shareable images in seconds… with Wordswag If there was a prize for Most Addictive App, this would definitely win. It’s just so much fun! Wordswag lets you transform any text, quote or message into a deliciously attractive and uber-shareable piece of visual content in just minutes. Pre-populated with gorgeous template images...

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Never lose a great idea again

Special Saving 7 – #1: Never lose a great idea again – With Evernote

Never lose a great idea again… with Evernote The Evernote app is the bees-knees of note-taking. Never again will you lose a post-it note or forget which scrap of paper you scrawled down that game-changing business idea you had. Evernote is the one-stop-shop for all your notes, both business and personal. Just...

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