Day In the Life Of A Personal Assistant – Ben Smart
My role at Blue Whale Media is PA to the Directors. Being a PA means that no day is the same and a big portion of my daily and weekly tasks include running errands benefiting both the company and the owners of the business. Some of these errands include the following –
- Travel Arrangements
Another big part of my role as PA is the planning and execution of staff events throughout the year. This typically involves me sitting down with Steph, one of our Managing Directors, and planning all the events. This includes what the event will be, when, and getting a headcount for who is going. Once said meeting is over I will create posts for the events calendar with all the information regarding the event. After that, it’s just a case of making sure the event goes accordingly and the respective parties are contacted and paid.
I also deal with a variety of daily and weekly tasks relating to admin for the company as well as contributing towards the WordPress side of creating the sites for the clients. This can include products and categories for E-Commerce sites, Google Workspace setups, content, blogs, and more…
A more recent task I have taken on in my daily life as a PA is lead generation for the business and following up on said leads. This entails setting up calls or Zooms for our Sales Director Gary with potential new clients so he can talk through with them our prices as well as what features and functionality they are looking for.
In conclusion, the life of a PA includes an array of different responsibilities and duties to contribute towards both the business itself and the person/s you are assisting.