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How Technology Can Help You and Your Virtual Assistant Communicate Better

Many professionals and small business owners have begun employing Virtual Assistants to handle administrative tasks that tie them up for hours and prevent them from reaching out to new clients and growing their business.

A Virtual Assistant will take on those timely administrative tasks and, more importantly, it will complete those tasks at a much cheaper rate than if you were to hire a full-time, in-house employee. The time saved by hiring a Virtual Assistant will free you up to focus on higher-level tasks that are more pertinent to the overall success and efficiency of your business.

But how do you effectively communicate with your new Virtual Assistant to be sure that tasks are completed up to your standards? Fortunately, we live in a world where technology plays a huge role in bridging the communication gap between you and your Virtual Assistant.

Here are a couple applications that, when used with your Smart Phone or laptop, will help you maintain effective communication with your Virtual Assistant:

• Evernote

This application is functional with both Apple and Windows Smart Phones. It allows you to sync your computer with your Smart Phone. This will increase the level of connectivity between you and your Virtual Assistant. Through this application, you will be able to share important notes with your Virtual Assistant to guarantee the seamless completion of tasks.

• Google Documents

As long as you possess and maintain a Gmail account, you have access to Google Docs. This feature allows you to share documents freely between you and your Virtual Assistant. Both parties are able to make edits, revisions, and additions to the existing document, rather than having to create a new document every time you make changes.

Employing a Virtual Assistant will go a long way towards increasing your business’ overall productivity. Applications such as Evernote and Google Docs will help you use your smart phone or laptop to maintain effective communication with your Virtual Assistant, ensuring that tasks are completed on time and in a manner that meets your standards.

By David A. West 

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