Master the art of organizing and event planning
If you’re going to work with celebrities, you better be ready to keep up with their hectic schedules. And let’s be real, they’re not going to remember where they need to be – that’s where you come in. As their trusty diary keeper, you’ll need to be three steps ahead at all times. No pressure, right?
Become a tech wizard
Every celebrity is unique, and social media plays a different role in each of their lives. As their assistant, you’ll be expected to manage their accounts across multiple devices. So, you better brush up on your tech skills and know exactly how each device works. Plus, gone are the days of handwritten diaries – everything is stored discreetly on your device. You’ll be juggling phone calls, emails, and a celeb with the power to go on a rampage at any moment. Good luck! And don’t forget to check out our Celebrity Assistants Training Program for more tips and tricks.
Possess excellent interpersonal skills
Okay, if you thought it was hard up to this point, you ain’t seen nothing yet, baby! Take a deep breath and get ready to meet Attitude! Family, friends, other celebs, agents, coaches, managers, and more all believe that they are entitled and in charge, and this means that they generally are. All can turn into potential bullies instantly, but you concentrate on keeping your calm. Don’t let anything ruffle your composure. You’ve got this! Champagne chilling in the refrigerator, coffee, and luxury nibbles, a fully charged cell and personal organizer, and a list of who’s who that only you have access to and you’re sorted!
Know your celeb
Spend time understanding what makes them tick, what was their childhood like, do they support charities/have hobbies/allergies/everything about your boss should now become your top priority. Career highs and lows (best to keep them quiet), magazine subscriptions, fave restaurants, sleeping positions, heck … even do they prefer the view from on top 😂😱💋
Kevin Keating has been PA to Gwyneth Paltrow for over 10 years, and is her right (and left) hand man!
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