How to Effectively Communicate with Your Virtual Assistant


How to Effectively Communicate with Your Virtual Assistant

Do you think that communication with your VA is an important part of the job? From my experience working as an assistant, I liked to work with clients who set the tasks clearly and explain exactly what they want.

Now I work with an outsourcing company TimelyPA, and one of the biggest mistakes that we see companies do — they don’t spend enough time outlining tasks and speaking with their VAs. I wanted to create a helpful resource to make sure companies are getting the most out of the VA — you can read the full article here: http://timelypa.com/effectively-communicate-with-virtual-assistant

My main points for effective communication are:

– Clearly outline tasks (use plain English)

– Use instant messaging systems like Slack

– Use task management platforms (my go-to is Podio)

– Schedule regular meetings

– Give feedback and compliments

The steps are simple, yet some companies forget or don’t dedicate enough time for it. How about you? Do you have your favorite or proven tool/method for an effective communication? I would love to read your comments.

Source: Medium:Remote Working
How to Effectively Communicate with Your Virtual Assistant

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