Last Thursday, (9th June, 2016) saw the first Summer Networking event hosted by SecsinTheCity. The event proved an immense success, appealing to a wide range of PAs and exhibitors.
The event was host to many fabulous exhibitors. To name a few – Hemingway Tailors, The Headshot Guy, Return to Glory, Moores of London, Chococo and Little Ondine. Delegates filled the exhibitor area and were able to discuss career opportunities, gather CV reviews from SecsintheCity and KMK Recruitment and even sneak in a hand massage or manicure! Delicious canapés and drinks were also provided by the Crowne Plaza Hotel, London - The City.
Later on in the evening, Mark Doyle, Co-Founder of The Method delivered a fascinating speech on 'Handling difficult situations in the workplace'. Mark succeeded in engaging the audience with his theatrical background experience and practical activity scenarios. Although many attendees were sceptical about the first activity (being up-close with another unfamiliar attendee), Mark emphasised the importance of body language and first impressions.
Mark also touched upon how PAs may successfully handle difficult situations in the workplace byinvolving some volunteers up on stage with a hypothetical scenario. This scenario emphasised the importance of first impressions, confidence, body language and speech. Mark invited PAs to express personal scenarios they have experienced in the workplace and provided an alternative way to handle difficult situations if they were to arise.
Towards the end of the evening, many delegates networked and discussed the event whilst enjoying canapés and a variety of beverages.
We hope to see many of you at our PA of the Year event later on in the year!
Our #SITCSummerEvent hashtag provided some great tweets from the evening:
@KMKRecruitment: Thanks to @SecsintheCity for hosting our PA Summer Event, a great success #sitcsummerevent #PA
@harmonyhelen: Lots of lovely #Assistants at tonight's @SecsintheCity #sitcsummerevent were very excited to learn about @EPAA_UK.
@ellie26Aug: Great event and lovely to see you again. Well done to the organisers!
@Alison_Boler: Looking forward to the @SecsintheCity #SITCSummerEvent tonight! Always a pleasure to meet and network with incredible PAs!
The Summer Networking Event was sponsored by: