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Tag Archives: private staff

Simple Fall Checklist for Private and Domestic Staff

As we enter the Fall season, it is a good time to take stock of your personal, private, domestic and business staff members. Key questions and reviews include: Grading their performance by most important responsibilities Conducting a performance review How and where do they spend their time? What would I …

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Voltaire

One summer I accepted a gig in France, the London agency paired me with a firecracker of a girl called Nina. Nina’s role was to serve at table for our client, a French aristocrat. Nina was from Oxford and Chile and was studying for her Masters. For her this job …

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The Resume Alternative

A bit of history, CVs or resumes were just a mere formality during the 1930s…back then you probably could have written something brief on the back of a Cadbury’s wrapper and that would have passed off as your vocational press release. It took a further 20 years for CVs to …

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The Golden Rules of Cleaning a Luxury Home

When cleaning anything; your main goal is to oust dirt. But you would need to determine just how far you are willing to go. The last thing you want is to ruin the very thing you are trying to clean. Besides, you also want to complete it as swiftly and …

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6 Steps to Find Your Voice and Speak Up!

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Alice Walker (The Color Purple) There’s good news and bad news in the workplace of 2016. The good news is that there has never been a better time to be a personal assistant than …

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What does it take to work for a Celebrity?

what skills and qualities would you need to work for a superstar celebrity?

Many professionals within the private service and childcare industry see working for a celebrity as the pinnacle of ones career. Imagine working for megastars such as David Beckham, Justin Bieber (maybe not..) or Beyonce? I think many would at least enjoy the challenge of working for extremely high-profile, dummy spitting …

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Making (and Keeping) It Personal

practicing better workplace etiquette

Our 24/7 instant-access virtual world has taken the “person” out of “personal,” even in private service. Until we all turn into robots with hard drives that we plug into a power station, I suggest we take a breath and slow down long enough to remember that we are all living, …

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