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50 Things to do Before I'm 50

50 Things to do Before I’m 50

Always up for a challenge, I set myself on a journey to complete 50 things that I have never done before, before my 50th birthday in September 2016

Some people have given me challenges, some I have set myself.

I will be charting my journey on Facebook (one challenge I was set was to take a selfie of every challenge I did and post it to Facebook – here is the link to that album).

Some of the things I have completed so far are…

  1. Find a geocache (too easy so I have upgraded it to find 50)
  2. Make a Great British Bake Off technical challenge
  3. Get Food Intolerence Tested
  4. Volunteer for the day with a charity
  5. Deliver cupcakes to the homeless people in Bath
  6. Run a UK marathon and beat my PB (smashed by PB by 29 minutes)
  7. Sell Poppies
  8. Ride a Zip Wire
  9. Complete a Duathlon
  10. Complete the Movember (move every day in November) challenge

And some on the list to complete are….

  • Win a competition
  • Add to my race medal collection so that I have 50 medals in total
  • Get 2,000 followers on Twitter
  • Learn a new skill
  • Give up wine for January
  • Give up chocolate for Lent
    And many many more

I still have a few challenge spaces left if anyone wants to send me a challenge – just email me angela@ampmpa.co.uk

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Let me introduce myself

October 30, 2012

My name is Angela MacAusland and I own and run  AM PM PA Limited which is a Virtual PA for a Day company.

I set up AM PM PA in Bath in 2009 and have been successfully trading ever since.

Myself and my team of PA’s work mainly virtually, but we can spend time in your place of work too if needed.

Our clients are actually based all over the UK – but we work from our offices here in Bath – that’s the beauty of being virtual!

We even run our own ‘Just for a Day’ service, where we come into your office for one day and blitz your backlog – leaving you with a clear desk!

Your To Do List becomes our To Do List

Visit our website for more information about how we can help www.ampmpa.co.uk and Let Us Organise You

Getting Started in LinkedIn

October 11, 2012

On Wednesday 26th September, around 30 Bath business owners joined Angela MacAusland at the Bath and County Club, to learn about ‘Getting Started in LinkedIn’.

Angela, a committee member of the FSB Bath Branch, and FSB member since starting her Bath based business AMPMPA Ltd, is an avid user of social media and in particular LinkedIn.  Using her previous skills (IT, marketing, coaching, training) Angela delivered an hour long training session to the group on not only how to get started in LinkedIn, but how to make the most of some of the features.

Angela shared her top 5 ‘Classic LinkedIn Mistakes’ as follows:-

1 – Upgrading to a premium account and not using the features
2 – Not updating your status regularly
3 – Not having a complete and professional profile
4 – Not having the right people in your network
5 – Joining too many groups and not engaging with people

Some of the feedback directly after the event was.

“Thank you very much for yesterdays do, it went magnificently well and you were star!  a good combination of information, facts and practical as well as a bit of humour.  Well, done.”

“Angela, the linked in talk you gave on behalf of the Bath FSB was great. I came away knowing a lot more than I went in that’s for sure. Sitting and listening to you was entertaining and inspiring, if you give any more talks in the future I will definitely back to listen to them. Thank you once again. I would recommend that everyone should attend your presentations, as they are very clear and informative”

“Well done Angela – a great event with some excellent tricks to use”

If you would like some help ‘Getting Started in LinkedIn’ or would even like to know how to achieve a 100% LinkedIn profile contact us hello@ampmpa.co.uk or call 01225 443483 or find Angela on Linkedin uk.linkedin.com/in/angelamacausland

Job Description for a ‘typical PA’

July 2, 2012

Although this is only a guide, we thought you might like to see some of the things we as PA’s do on a daily basis:-

  • Screening telephone calls 
  • Dealing with enquiries and requests handling where appropriate.
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing email correspondence
  • Organising diaries and making appointments
  • Dealing with and responding to letters
  • Producing letters, reports and presentations
  • Arranging transport and travel
  • Devising and maintaining office systems
  • Data management 
  • Filing and paperwork
  • Organising, attending meetings and taking minutes
  • Keeping track of expenditure and reconciling costs
  • Project work and research 
  • Compiling and writing reports
  • Implementing new business procedures
  • Liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff
  • Dealing with confidential correspondence
  • Personal matters when required.

Skills Required

  • Multi-tasking

  • Up to date technology skills

  • Discretion

  • Enthusiasm and drive
  • Initiative

  • Professionalism

  • Reliability
  • Listening and communication

  • Organisation

  • Flexibility

This of course is not exhaustive, most PA’s have other skills as well, some are multi-lingual, others have skills in marketing and PR, whilst others may have worked in specific sectors.  Usually your PA will do whatever is needed to get the job done, efficiently, professionally and with a friendly smile.

Have a look at our website for some of the extra services we offer www.ampmpa.co.uk

South West of England PA Awards 2012

May 9, 2012

AMPMPA are proud to be supporting these awards, Angela MacAusland is on the judging panel. Details below:-

Calling all PAs – and their bosses.

The South West of England PA Award 2012 will recognise PA’s who go the extra mile in helping their organisations reach their potential, who make a real difference to their managers and who play key roles in delivering excellence in the workplace. 

Bristol Business News, Bath Business News and Swindon Business News have teamed up with Ston Easton Park Hotel, near Bath, to stage the South West PA of the Year Awards – the first of their kind in the region. 

PA’s are often the unsung heroes of an organisation. A steadying influence during challenging times, they are professional, reliable and pivotal to an organisation’s success. Yet they often go unrecognised – until now. 

The PA of the Year Awards will take place on July 4 when the winners will receive their accolades following a champagne tea on the hotel’s beautiful terrace. 

There are 3 award categories: 

PA of the Year 

Newcomer of the Year
(Open to those who have been employed in a PA role for less than two years as of Sunday 17th June 2012) 

Best event organised by a PA
(Entries valid for events that took place between January 2011-June 2012) 

Entries will go before our judging panel for a chance to win fantastic prizes such as tickets to Ballet in the Park at Ston Easton Park presented by Covent Garden Dance Company, a spa day for two at The Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath, theatre tickets, racing tickets and much more! 

Award entry closing date: Sunday 17th June 2012 (midnight) 

If you’re a PA please nominate yourself OR if you know of a fabulous PA get nominating! 

Please enter by visiting the following address and completing the online form. http://swindon-business.net/index.php/2011/04/18/south-west-pa-of-the-year-entry-form/

Or join the LinkedIn Group for more details http://linkd.in/SWPAAwds 


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