Equipment

24/7 connectivity

I love my Crackberry.  I feel panicky without it.  I have a spare one tucked away in my bedroom drawer so no one else finds it.  I often check my emails at 4am, just in case something interesting has come in whilst I slept.  Doctors talk about the Pavlovian response we have to emails, being…

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A few of my favourite things…

As Julie Andrews sang in the Sound of Music, we all have some of our favourite things and mine are usually gadgets and gizmos. As a VA, these form my toolkit for success. There might be other versions out there, but for me I like apps which let me do things the way ***I*** want…

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No to email!

I was really impressed by Rob @ Beyond Norm’s innovative Zero Inbox Strategy in January.  For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Rob vowed to empty his inbox on a daily basis and achieve zero emails lurking down the bottom of his To Do List before finally falling off it altogether.

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How To: Offer Audio Typing as a service

If you are hoping to step into the world of audio typing, we have everything you ever wanted to know about dictation and transcription. SVA put together the advice of several of the UK’s most prolific virtual assistants and asked them for their top tips. How fast do you need to be? What software to…

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