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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, web conference rooms and chat
servers to communicate with clients.

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

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

    “Professional Virtual 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 Virtual 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 Virtual 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)
     Certified Australian Virtual Business (CAVB)
     EthicsChecked VA
     Virtual Assistance University

       “Professional Virtual 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
• Web conferencing rooms

      “Professional Virtual 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 Virtual Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”
                  Our Memberships
•   A Claytons Secretary - Aust
•   A Virtual Solution – US
•   Australian Small Business Network – Aust
•   Australian Women Online - Aust
•   IAVOA - US
•   Lawbby – International
•   LinkedIn – International
•   Virtual Business Alliance – US
•   Virtual Professionals – US/Australia
•   Virtually Yours – Aust

        “Professional Virtual Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”
Executive Stress Office Support

• Offering a range of services - but specialising in digital
  transcription, document production, internet-related marketing
  activities, and executive personal assistant services - Executive
  Stress Office Support (eSOS) provides clients with high quality,
  confidential secretarial and Virtual Assistant support by utilising
  today's latest technologies.

• Giving the gift of time by providing professional virtual
  assistance to the 21st Century professional!




        “Professional Virtual Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”
                        Contact Details
•   Mngr:              Lyn Prowse-Bishop, MVA ASO CAVB
•   Tel/Fax:           07-4667-1807
•   Mobile:            0417-648172
•   Email:             lyn@execstress.com
•   Web:               www.execstress.com
•   Skype:             execstress
•   Mail:              PO Box 1200, Warwick, Qld, 4370
                       Australia


        “Professional Virtual Assistance for the 21st Century Professional!”

				
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