Business owners, listen up. If you’ve never had a Personal Assistant, this is going to help you.
If you want to achieve more, you should learn to delegate to a Virtual Assistant. Sure, it’s in my interest to convince you of this. I’ve made it my business to assist business owners.
But don’t take my word for it. Just think for a second. What happens when you try to get a sales appointment with a CEO of a reasonably sized business? Why, it’s a Personal Assistant; and what does that Personal Assistant do? She tries to establish who you are, what you want and whether you are a worthy interruption of her bosses’ precious time.
A good Personal Assistant is a gatekeeper. She is a loyal protector of her boss’ time. It’s her job to guard and protect that time, and often she’s actually better at it than her boss.
You may not know this, but busy and efficient professionals allow their Personal Assistants to screen their phone calls and emails. A trusted Personal Assistant can respond to emails on behalf of her boss. She can monitor the email inbox and use a system, to make it easier for her boss to see what is important and not get distracted.
Most importantly, a Personal Assistant is a right hand woman, who can file and collate information, format documents, respond on your behalf, reduce your workload, source supplier, hold you accountable for things you agreed to do for others and generally be like your second brain.
Virtual Assistant – a cheaper alternative to hiring a Personal Assistant
Many business owners simply do not have the budget to hire a full time Personal Assistant. If you’re like a lot of small business owners, you’ve never had a Personal Assistant work with you and may be unsure how best to delegate tasks. In this case, hiring a Personal Assistant is not the right option for you.
Outsourcing to a Virtual Assistant is the way for you to go. You simply pay for support when you need it. You delegate the tasks you need help only with when you need that help. Over time, you will be able to delegate more and more tasks to your Virtual Assistant.
Remember Personal Assistants are professional organisers. We know what we’re doing and can help.
If you think you would benefit from some help from a professional organiser, contact Maggie at OfficeHounds. (Go on, give me a ring on my mobile. I’d love to have a chat about your business. 07789 682960.)