Virtual Assistant Skill: Developing Listening Skills as Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistant Skill: Developing Listening Skills as Virtual Assistant

Who says virtual Assistant focuses only in writing?  Well, probably yes. But on the other side of the coin, listening is also as important factor of virtual assistant skill. Remember, I already shared that information from clients to virtual assistant can be through video calling just as like as Skype. Let me share this belief from Roger Imhoff. “Let other people confide in you. At first it may look like not helping you, but will actually sincerely help them” What is meant by that? At first impression, listening to other people may look like to benefit only the person who is sharing. But when you tried to become a good listener, you will be putting yourself in a good way to help yourself too! You want to try?  You will realize for yourself that you can have that ability to develop good relationship with your clients. It will also help you to gather invaluable information and increase your understanding other people. Here are some tips on how to be a better listener and eventually become a good Virtual Assistant. Pay attention to the Speaker (client) – The entire process of listening commence with giving the speaker (client) your 100% attention. As you go on with a conversation with your client, do not do other things like working, shuffle papers, text or doing other tasks in your pc. As much as possible, do not interrupt your client. – It is highly understandable that some people might react wildly if they will be interrupted. Of course, you would also feel the same way. Base from to Robert I. Montgomery’s belief, the...
VA Skills: Skills Needed to Get Started

VA Skills: Skills Needed to Get Started

VA Skills Needed to Get Started with VA Careeer What would it take to be a good Virtual Assistant? Just as like in any career, one must possess some skills to get the job. Do you really need to have those skills to be an effective virtual assistant? Or just the guts and willingness to be one? Try to find out VA skills! Important VA Skills 1. Proficiency in Computer Use One must be well versed with the use of Office Application like MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and the like It is a plus point if you have knowledge on Photoshop, even basic knowledge only. MS Publisher is also a good choice. Movie Presentation through simple programs like Windows Movie Maker is one of the top VA skills needed to get started with your online career. 2. Proficiency in using the net Even some basic net skills are important in working as a Virtual Assistant. If you are proficient, that is definitely an edge over your competitors: Emailing – This is not actually an issue anymore because obviously, how would you apply for a virtual assistance job if in the first place you don’t know how to contact them through electronic mail. All the sort of attaching documents is a must for a VA. Maximize the use of Social Media – It is presumed that all virtual assistant takes advantage the use of all popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Facetime and the like. On-line Research – This is actually the heart of the job of a virtual assistant, doing research online. Otherwise, you will...