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					THE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
       INDUSTRY
  Taking care of business no matter where you
                are in the world!
                         What is a VA?
A Virtual Assistant is an independent consultant who
provides a range of services remotely from their own
office.

They use fax, email, instant messaging, mobile,
internet telephony and chat servers to communicate
with clients.

Also known as Virtual Business Service Providers,
Virtual Business    Operators,  Teleworkers    &
Telecommuters.

       “Professional Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”
    Who would use a VA?
•    Small business owners
•    International businessmen
•    Consultants
•    Company & non-executive Directors
•    Professionals
•    Coaches
•    Students
•    Large organisations
•    Other VAs

“Professional Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”
           What’s in it for me?
• Pay only for time on task
• No need to supply equipment, office space or
  training
• No sick leave, holiday loading, workers’
  compensation, superannuation and other
  statutory payroll requirements
• A VA is available when you need them
• You are valued as a client – the VA has a vested
  interest in your success
      “Professional Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”
                  Services Provided
• General Administration                                             •   Telephone answering
• Executive Assistant                                                •   Internet research
  Support                                                            •   Bookkeeping
• Database design and                                                •   Travel Arrangements
  maintenance                                                        •   DTP
• Website development                                                •   Bill payments
  and maintenance
                                                                     •   Computer training
• Graphic design
                                                                     •   Transcription services
• Sales support
                                                                     •   Assistance in times of
• Event planning                                                         staff shortage or
• Presentation preparation                                               overload
      “Professional Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”
                    Confidentiality?
• Contracts – containing confidentiality
  clauses
• VAs work alone in their own home-based
  office
• Look for accredited/certified VAs:
   VACertification.com
   Accredited Secretary OnLine (ASO)
   EthicsChecked VA
  Virtual Assistance University
     “Professional Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”
    Getting the Work Done!
• Email
• Fax
• Telephone (shorthand services)
• Digital Transcription
• Instant Messaging Services – eg ICQ, MSN
  Messenger, Skype
• Postal services/couriers
• Online Collaborative Sites – eg Premiere
  Conferencing, eProject, Webex
     “Professional Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”
                                  Drawbacks
• A VA can take a holiday at any time
• A VA can turn down work if they get
  overloaded

However, by planning your activities and working in
 partnership with your VA, these drawbacks can be
                    eliminated.



     “Professional Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”
                  Our Memberships
•   A Claytons Secretary - Australia
•   IAVOA - US
•   Virtual Business Alliance - US
•   Virtual Business Group – US
•   Virtual Professionals – US/Australia
•   Australian Small Business Network – Aust
•   A Virtual Solution – US
•   Mind Your Business - Australia
        “Professional Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”
Executive Stress Office Support


• Providing professional, confidential
  executive assistant support to independent
  professionals and consultants.




     “Professional Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”
                         Contact Details
•   Mngr: Lyn Prowse-Bishop, MVA, ASO
•   Tel/Fax: 07-3375-5613
•   Mobile: 0417-648172
•   Email: lyn@execstress.com
•   Web:     www.execstress.com
•   Skype: execstress
•   Mail:    PO Box 1036, Oxley, Qld, 4075
             Australia
       “Professional Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”
     “Professional Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”




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