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More Tips for Building a Top Notch Virtual Team 0

Posted on October 27, 2016 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

• Be clear and concise in your delegation. Something you will learn from outsourcing your test projects is how to delegate effectively. If you don’t ask for exactly what you want, chances are you won’t get it.

• Good outsourcing companies will have a format for gathering this information, or will ask very specific questions in order to get all the detail they need. However, in the first instance be clear about the result you want to achieve giving as much detail as possible, any direction about how you want that to be achieved and give your project budget or time allowed, and your deadline.

• Manage your virtual team effectively. Once you decided who you want to work with on a regular basis, make sure there is a system in place to effectively manage your team. Staying in regular contact with your virtual team is vital, especially because you’ll rarely, if ever, see each other. It is important not only to be in contact when there’s a new project to pass on, but on a regular basis to keep them up to date with what’s going on in your business. This way they will be aware of upcoming projects and your clearly defined goals for your business so that they can assist you more effectively. Decide on which means of communication work best for you and arrange how often and when you will communicate.

• Don’t forget to show gratitude. If you have found an outsourcing partner that is more interested in getting it right than just getting it done, you’ll want to hang on to them. These people will foresee obstacles and devise solutions before they even occur. When they do have challenges, they present them with potential solutions and a recommendation. When they do go that extra mile, don’t forget to thank them. It’s up to if you want to send flowers, cash bonuses or bottles of champagne, etc. Often a sincere thank you is all the appreciation they need.

One thing to be aware of – outsourcing is addictive. There’s something oddly satisfying about that lovely soothing feeling that comes when everything is just getting done, effectively and efficiently and without any effort from you.

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Why Social Media is Important to Your Business 0

Posted on June 25, 2014 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

We’ve all heard the phrase social media, but what actually is social media and how can you use it to help your business?

In short, social media is a term that encapsulates a number of online communication platforms which make it easy for people to not only publish their own news and views but also comment on that posted by others.

Why Is Social Media Important?

Social Media has provided everyone with a platform to air their opinions, views and grievances with anyone around the world. People who use Social Media often become highly influential and are seen as experts in their own sphere and can develop large audiences around their area of interest.
Communities of like-minded people are forming around common interests over the Web regardless of where they are based in the world because the regular restrictions of geographical locations do not apply.

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Small Business Social Networking 0

Posted on June 20, 2014 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Most of us are aware of social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and the rest, but did you know that in addition to those that have been traditionally used for social purposes, there are sites for online networking for businesses too? Are you active on sites such as LinkedIn?

When a potential client ‘Googles’ your name, often the results at the top of the page will return profiles from business and social networking web sites as the search engines love their continually updated ‘fresh’ content. So how are your online profiles looking?

If you haven’t got around to setting up your profiles, or have done that but have not used the sites for business networking or really showcasing your area of expertise, help is at hand.

At My Virtual Assistant, we provide a Business Social Networking service that includes the full set up of your profiles showcasing you and your area of expertise on all the major business networking platforms*. We will also research which ‘groups’ on these platforms you should belong to and join them on your behalf. Once set up we can manage the accounts for you, set up your own groups, respond to links requests – and make them for you, answer email, etc.

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Planning an Event? 0

Posted on June 18, 2014 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Whether it’s a meeting, conference or personal party, many find that planning a large event can be a daunting task. Sourcing vendors, screening proposals, and checking references and credentials can be incredibly time-consuming.

Don’t let the planning process outweigh the excitement of your event. Give us some general guidelines like cost, number of guests, and your basic preferences, and we’ll create a short-list of venues and vendors or even make the arrangements for you.

For more information about our services and how we can help you, don’t waste any more time, contact My Virtual Assistant today.

What’s Your News? Getting Your Press Release Out There! 0

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

We all love free publicity and nothing will get you more exposure in the media than a well written and syndicated press release. A well-targeted release can showcase your business to your chosen target market and present you as the credible expert in their field.

But what should be in the perfect press release? Who should you send it to and how can you make it interesting enough to get it published?

Press releases need to be relevant and interesting. They need to capture not only the attention of the reader but, if you are looking for inclusion in a printed publication or for your release to be picked up by bloggers and Tweeters, they need to appeal to editors, webmasters and social networking fans.

How is what you have to say relevant to what’s going on in the news today? What angle or spin can you put on your story to make it current and ‘of the moment’?

If you’re at a loss as to where to start, relax, we can do it all for you.

At My Virtual Assistant, we provide a Press Release Creation and Submission service that includes a press release created to promote your business and submitted to online press release web sites.

For detailed information about the latest pricing, services and packages available, please download our latest information pack by completing the box on the right.

Organising Meetings 0

Posted on June 06, 2014 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Important meetings have the potential to make or break your company, so why not make sure they are planned flawlessly? At My Virtual Assistant we can research venues, make reservations, schedule the appointment with participants, and even follow up a few days ahead of time to make sure your plans are all set.

Let us take care of the details so you can focus on accomplishing your goals at your meetings.

For more information about our services and how we can help you, don’t waste any more time, Contact My Virtual Assistant today.

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Are You In Regular Contact With Your Clients and Prospects? 0

Posted on June 04, 2014 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Do you keep in contact with your existing customers as much as you’d like to? How do you keep in the forefront of your prospects minds without constantly bombarding them with phone calls? Have you ever considered an email newsletter?

Email newsletters are an ideal solution for effectively staying in front of your customers or prospects while at the same time being relatively unobtrusive.

At My Virtual Assistant, we provide an E-Newsletter Service that includes the setup of your email newsletter template, designed using your logo and corporate colours to match your web site and business branding. It also includes the setup of your email delivery system* which takes care of the subscribe and unsubscribe requests, makes sure your emails comply with spam policies and gives detailed reports on who opened the email and which links were clicked on. We will also supply you with the code to add a sign up box to your web site thus turning your web site visitors into prospects so you can follow up and stay in touch with them.

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How Can Social Media Help My Business? 0

Posted on May 22, 2014 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

There are various social media platforms you can use to deliver messages to your readers and followers which we’ll look at through the remainder of this series. But before embarking on any marketing activity, it’s important to know why it’s useful.

Social media is instant so your messages can be delivered as they happen, and most importantly, it’s interactive, you are actually inviting comment and suggestion. Of course the most important point to remember is that the search engines love social media is its content is current and fresh. Your comments will be picked up by the search engines – how exciting is that?

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PowerPoint Presentation Preparations 0

Posted on May 22, 2014 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Creating a compelling and interesting PowerPoint presentation can be a challenge. At My Virtual Assistant, we have the right tools and techniques to make your slides attractive and keep your audience engaged while making the maximum impact possible.

Whether you’re presenting to a networking group or an important client, make sure your presentation looks great and functions perfectly.

For more information about our services and how we can help you, don’t waste any more time, contact My Virtual Assistant today.

Are You One To Chat? 0

Posted on April 30, 2014 by Justine Curtis - My Virtual Assistant

Are you one of those people who have a huge amount of information to give about your particular area of interest, and could talk and talk endlessly and passionately about your subject? Have you ever thought about imparting that knowledge through a tele-class or tele-seminar?

Running a tele-class or tele-seminar is a great way to leverage your time as you are instantly talking one to many, instead of one to one. You can impart your knowledge to large groups of people all over the world and all from the comfort of your own office. All your listeners need to do is dial in to listen to you from their own homes or offices without all the hassle or additional costs of travelling to a venue, hotel bills, child care arrangements, etc.

At My Virtual Assistant, we provide a Teleclass Set Up service that includes the set up an email template so you can alert your existing mailing list, a mini web site including a sales/registration page and a thank you page to thank them for signing up. We will also set up payment processing through PayPal or your existing shopping cart, email the attendees the call dial-in details, set up the conference call and record it, upload the recording of the call and send all participants a link to the recording once the call has taken place.

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