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Don't Do These 6 Things When Working With a Virtual Assistant

Don't Do These 6 Things When Working With a Virtual Assistant | Remote Executive PA - Virtual Executive PA | Scoop.it
Scores of entrepreneur gurus talk about how a virtual assistant can lighten your workload and free up your time. True - unless you make these 6 mistakes.
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I believe that most clients that hire a #VirtualAssistant (VA) - #RemoteAssistant (RA) for the first time, will assume that the VA / RA can and will fill in the blanks of what they want.  Assumption, is the kiss of death to this relationship.  In time assumption can be incorporated into the relationship.  But not at the beginning.  The #VA / RA is there to make the clients life easier, so give them the information they require to complete the task or project.  Equally, a quality VA / RA will see the blind spots (most of the time) and ask the right questions.

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The Case for Executive Assistants - HBR

The Case for Executive Assistants - HBR | Remote Executive PA - Virtual Executive PA | Scoop.it
Why would you pay managers big salaries and then ask them to make their own hotel reservations?
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Great article from Melba J. Duncan @careeradvance - Making the case for #ExecutiveAssitants:

 

Two critical factors determine how well a manager utilizes an assistant. The first is the executive’s willingness to delegate pieces of his or her workload to the #assistant. The second is the assistant’s willingness to stretch beyond his or her comfort zone to assume new responsibilities.

 

Behind every great CEO and senior manager, you will always find a brilliant executive assistant.

 

Hope you enjoy the article.

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The Ultimate List Of Tasks to Outsource to Virtual Assistants

The Ultimate List Of Tasks to Outsource to Virtual Assistants | Remote Executive PA - Virtual Executive PA | Scoop.it
Find out how a virtual assistant can make you much more productive - a complete guide on tasks that you can outsource to virtual assistants.
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I like this article by Dave Nevogt. It's full of daily business activities that can be outsourced.  It may also, give you new ideas on what can be #outsourced to virtual assistants.  By using an experienced #VirtualAssistant you will create time in your busy day to complete the important tasks.  Why struggle?

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How to Shut It Down When You're Working Virtually | eaHELP - Executive Virtual Assistants

How to Shut It Down When You're Working Virtually | eaHELP - Executive Virtual Assistants | Remote Executive PA - Virtual Executive PA | Scoop.it
When you don't work in a physical office, it can be hard to "shut off" your work. Here's how we do it - or at least try to. (This is a good reminder as we launch into the weekend- shut it down!
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Came across a good post from @EA_help, dealing with "Shutting down" when a remote worker.  As more of us work for home, be it part time / full time.  We need to structure our time, or we'll be sat at the laptop at midnight!

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The REALITY of Outsourcing and Virtual Assistants

The REALITY of Outsourcing and Virtual Assistants | Remote Executive PA - Virtual Executive PA | Scoop.it
Here's the stone-cold truth about outsourcing and hiring virtual assistants. Read this BEFORE you make a deadly mistake.
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@_ryanlee makes a good point of waiting until you have the need for a Remote PA (Virtual PA).  The trick , is being aware  of when it's time to #outsource tasks.  Leaving you free to concentrate on the important aspects of the business. 

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Leadership Is Swell, But Your Receptionist Makes Or Breaks Your Business

Leadership Is Swell, But Your Receptionist Makes Or Breaks Your Business | Remote Executive PA - Virtual Executive PA | Scoop.it
A clueless receptionist today, a bankrupt business tomorrow: Why does company after company – including companies that I encounter as a customer experience consultant – treat reception as an entry-level, stepping-stone position?

This approach, which I see all the time in companies who hire me as a customer experience consultant, is an inevitable, slow-motion business catastrophe. Because, whatever you call it, ‘‘First and Last Impression Creator’’ is among the most important positions in your enterprise.
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This article by @micahsolomon can easily be applied to small teams and lone consultants.  1st impressions count! So when a consultant is running between meetings and taking a potential sales call (when they shouldn't, but they didn't know it was a sales call!) this could result in a client slipping through their fingers.  This is when Remote PA's are worth their weight in gold.  But I would say that...... @RemoteEPAS

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How to Work With a Narcissist

How to Work With a Narcissist | Remote Executive PA - Virtual Executive PA | Scoop.it
Tips and tricks for managing relationships with a less-than-ideal personality type.
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Would a virtual assistant work for your small business? - Xero Blog

Would a virtual assistant work for your small business? - Xero Blog | Remote Executive PA - Virtual Executive PA | Scoop.it
Virtual Assistant… the mere utterance of these words can make a small business owner ecstatic or apoplectic — all depending on their experience with this increasingly popular administrative help. I won’t bore you with the details, but my first foray into the world of VAs was fraught with every mistake you can make and left …
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Liked this blog by @KarenLeland.  Karen highlights 7 scenarios where a #VirtualAssistant could benefit your business.

 

She also gives some sound advise on screening Virtual Assistants.  As a VA, I know the best enquires come from  individuals that know what they want. 

 

Great blog Karen

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The benefits and challenges of remote working

The benefits and challenges of remote working | Remote Executive PA - Virtual Executive PA | Scoop.it
Remote working has become an industry standard, especially among digital workers. However, many organisations are unsure how to manage them effectively.
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This post by Paul Boag @boagworld isn't about #RemotePA, #VirtualPA, per se.  It's about #RemoteWorking.  The Do's and don't.  Why did Yahoo stop remote working and was this right?  

 

If you develop an understanding of remote working and the remote worker?  You may find that it opens up new and interesting avenues for your team,  consultancy and your business.

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Virtual Assistant

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Virtual Assistant | Remote Executive PA - Virtual Executive PA | Scoop.it
You don't have to be a big corporation to outsource. In fact, you don't even have to be a company. As Timothy Ferriss outlined in his 2008 book The 4-Hour Workweek, you can just...
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When asked why someone should consider a VA, Rosati replied immediately: "You can amplify yourself and your business. You can do a lot more than you are able to do."

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13 Tips for Working Productively with Virtual Assistants

13 Tips for Working Productively with Virtual Assistants | Remote Executive PA - Virtual Executive PA | Scoop.it
Virtual assistants can save you hours of work a day -- but only if you make the most of your time with them, using training systems to delegate.
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Some helpful guidance, posted by @YEC on what #entrepreneurs beleive to be the best way to create a productive relationship with your #VirtualPA

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CJ Virtual PA Blog: How To Avoid Mistakes When Hiring A Virtual Assistant

CJ Virtual PA Blog: How To Avoid Mistakes When Hiring A Virtual Assistant | Remote Executive PA - Virtual Executive PA | Scoop.it
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Some very good guidance when thinking about engaging a remote PA, or Virtual PA.  I do believe that employing someone with experience gives you unseen benefits.  They know how to conduct themselves, which in turn makes your business far more professional.

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