This one day training workshop was identified by EPAA members as an area of development sought during 2021.
Public speaking and presenting can be a daunting experience, without relevant advice and skills training. It is an area that is not natural to many Executive and Personal Assistants and something of which many Assistants shy away from.
Fear, lack of self worth and confidence is felt across many levels of the profession and this workshop has been put together to help you overcome this.
Presenting and speaking in public is not always about getting up onto conference stages or speaking at events. It is how you present yourself internally and externally in a work setting and also having the confidence to make your voice heard. This could be presenting at a board meeting, team meetings, company events, project managing, to navigating your worth with your leaders when it comes to performance reviews and beyond.
Essentially it is about presenting in front of an audience – an audience can be as little as one person to hundreds!
The benefits to mastering public speaking and presentation skills can be far reaching and could lead to advancements in your EA career, new connections and opportunities not to mention increased communication and confidence!
You will learn:
This session has been built for those who are in business or executive support roles – Administrative Assistants, EA, PA, VAs, Business Support Manager and Executive Support Manager.
Payment is not required as part of EPAA membership benefits of 2020/2021. Charges will be incurred for cancellations within the parameters set out below.
Payment is required for non-members of the Association.
Cancellations must be received in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and must contain the full booking details including delegate and organisation name and contact details.
The following charges will apply if you wish to cancel a booking for an event if you are an EPAA member under a free place:
EPAA reserves the right to cancel a delegate place where membership has expired, or renewal fees are unpaid at the time of the event taking place.
Cancellations for non-members
No refund will be made for non-attendance on the course.
Substitute attendees are not permitted on any of these workshops.
Force Majeure Event:
In no event shall the Executive & Personal Assistants Association Ltd, be responsible or liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder arising out of or caused by, directly or indirectly, forces beyond its control, including, without limitation, strikes, work stoppages, accidents, acts of war or terrorism, global pandemics, civil or military disturbances, nuclear or natural catastrophes or acts of God, and interruptions, loss or malfunctions of utilities, communications or computer (software and hardware) services; it being understood that the Executive & Personal Assistants Association Ltd shall use reasonable efforts which are consistent with accepted practices in the industry to resume performance as soon as practicable under the circumstances.
Event dates, sessions, venues, and postponement:
We reserve the right to alter event dates, venues and/or location where necessary without liability, as per the force majeure above.
We will endeavour to give delegates as much notice as possible of any such change via the attendee’s email address provided at time of booking.
We cannot offer refunds and are not be liable for any other costs incurred including (for example) travel charges or any consequential damages, even if we were advised of these costs.
The Executive & Personal Assistants Association Ltd reserve the right to change speakers or sessions without prior notification. The most up to date changes to the programme will be found on the event page.
Photography & Filming:
There may be a professional photographer and/or video production taking place during the Event which may be used at a later date for promotional and other uses. Delegates who do not wish to be filmed or recorded should advise the Organisers by email in good time before the Event, by emailing email@example.com
Views expressed by speakers are their own. The Executive & Personal Assistants Association Ltd assume no responsibility for the content of presentations or materials provided by speakers at the Event and the Executive & Personal Assistants Association Ltd cannot give any warranty that the information will be accurate or up to date.
Subject to the paragraph below, the Executive & Personal Assistants Association do not accept liability for any error or omission and excludes all liability for any action you may take or loss or injury you may suffer (whether direct or indirect, or any indirect, consequential or special loss) howsoever arising for advice given, or views expressed, by any speaker at the Event or in any material provided to delegates or as a result of you relying on the same.
We do not attempt to exclude or restrict liability for death or personal injury caused by the Organiser’s own negligence or any other liability the exclusion and restriction that cannot be excluded or restricted by English law.
The Executive & Personal Assistants Association Ltd does not accept responsibility for attendees’ personal belongings or valuables, for example, laptops or communications devices, brought to courses. These always remain the responsibility of the individual attendees during the training session.
The Executive & Personal Assistants Association Ltd reserves the right to remove any attendee from the course, should their behaviour be deemed inappropriate. In such event, no refund of travel costs or accommodation or other costs will be made.
Lunch is provided
Victoria is a former Multi Award Winning Executive Assistant from the United Kingdom.
She is extremely passionate about the role of the Assistant and actively encourages it as a truly fantastic career choice, after experiencing an extraordinary career journey herself.
Victoria spent the first five years of her career, from the age of sixteen, working her way up the secretarial career ladder.
She commenced her work as an Office Junior for a car leasing firm, before moving to a Junior Personal Assistant role at her next company. She then became a Secretary, until receiving her first Executive Assistant position at the age of 21, this was for Susan Scott-Parker OBE, CEO of the Business Disability Forum.
Susan and Victoria spent nearly five years working together and developed on extraordinary Boss/Assistant partnership, of which Victoria continued to build on for years afterwards. Victoria credits Susan’s exceptional leadership as a CEO and her manager for what was to follow.
Victoria then went onto to join one of the world’s leading specialist recruitment firms as an Executive Assistant and shortly after joining, went on to set up an award winning Internal PA Network in November 2009.
The network was set up for the PAs across the business and provided a platform for best practice, advice and guidance, whilst also giving the Assistants a voice in the wider business. Victoria has worked with companies, of all sizes on creating, managing and the overall benefits of an internal assistant network.
In addition to her role as an Assistant, Victoria also became involved with the wider EA/PA industry over a decade ago. She has organised numerous events and networking opportunities for EAs and PAs across the country and internationally including; breakfast seminars, training days, conferences and networking evenings.
She is former London and South East Chairman for EUMA (European Management Assistants) and then later on Deputy National Chairman for UK.
In October 2011 Victoria received an award ‘Outstanding Contribution to the PA Profession’ at the Mayfair PA Magazine awards. Victoria was nominated by not only both of her Directors, but also by her colleagues from across the business and also from clients, who she had worked with, to create their own internal networks and trained over the years. Victoria was also a finalist in the Hays/Times PA of the Year 2008.
Victoria has appeared as a judge on many prestigious awards for Assistants, most recently Wearethecity.com ‘Rising Star Awards’.
Victoria contributes to industry press on a regular basis and has appeared on the BBC Breakfast Show, BBC Radio 5 and in newspapers/magazines such as The Times, The Daily Mail, London Business Matters, People Management Magazine (CIPD), former Office Secretary Magazine and Management Magazine to name but just a few.
In 2015 Victoria was placed into the City AM Newspapers ‘Women in the City Power List’ and was in the Top 30. She was the first Executive Assistant to be recognised in a list such as this!
In 2017, Victoria was announced as the Brummell Magazine Top 30 Inspirational/Influencer women of the city of London for her work for the profession.
Victoria regularly presents and trains Assistants at events and conferences across the UK and used to speak internationally including; Belgium, Dubai, Ireland, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, South Africa and the USA.
Her work is now solely dedicated to the UK profession.
Victoria is a personal supporter of the NSPCC and in particular the ‘Underwear Rule – Pants Campaign’ – more information on the campaign can be found here https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/
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