Posts Tagged ‘time management’

Project 333

Was at a launch party for a really ace co-working space in Glasgow last night – there was (as ever!!) a little collection of VAs, and I thought I should just pop a small explanation on here as Michelle Smith caught me wearing exactly the same outfit I was wearing last time she saw me…

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Virtual Assistants: Offering Face-to-face meetings?

As a virtual assistant, I try to avoid face2face meetings as much as possible – invariably they take longer than planned, it usually involves travel and the inevitable hold ups and delays.  They don’t always produce great results either – I’ll often have to sit down back at the office and compile an action list…

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What dropped off the bottom of your To Do List?

We all know that the virtual assistant business is somewhat seasonal.  So with clients on holiday, you might be experiencing a summer slump.  Instead of snoozing in the sun, now is the time to get cracking on all those tasks which slipped off the bottom of your To Do List!  Take advantage of the quiet…

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A Day in the Life…by Imogen Bowen

Hello and Welcome to my World (or at least a snapshot of it). This is my Life in a Day as a VA. 6:15am My mornings can be hectic so I often start early and reply to any urgent emails from clients in different time zones before everyone wakes up. 7:00am The laptop is safely…

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Email Management – great example!

I got a great example of email management the other day – posted straight to my inbox no less! For those of you who battle with the Zero Inbox policy, this might be a gentler version of managing your emails. Here it is in all its glory:

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The impossible deadline…

Have you met the “I need it now!” client?  Invariably they will classify all their work as urgent and expect you to drop whatever you’re doing to sort out their stuff instantaneously – and interrupt you with 43 phone calls until it’s in their hands! Now the weird thing is, these clients are potentially your…

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