How to Train Your Virtual Assistant?

Tips From T. Marie

Over the weekend I stumbled across a video on YouTube entitled “How to Train Your Virtual Assistant” posted by a virtual assistant service company. I’ve mentioned before that although you may need to give direction and communicate clearly , there should be no need to literally train a virtual assistant. Let’s start with the word ‘train’ Employers train their employees, so simply using that term should throw up a red flag.

A Quick Round-Up of November’s Workshops and Trainings

Office Organization Success

However, as with any techonology there is a learning curve. Class Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Class Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012. In just 30 minutes you can go from overwhelmed to organized when you join me for this fast-paced, content-rich training webinar. Training Workshops and ProductsHow To Put Your Follow-up On Autopilot Using Autoreponders. Autoreponsers … they’re the solopreneur’s secret weapon!

Learn How to Manage Your Boss

Ian's Messy Desk

Supervisor recommendations carry a lot of weight when it comes to decisions about raises, promotions, training resources and even job references. The workplace requires you keep up-to-date about developments in your field and improve your work skills through ongoing learning. Learn instead to become a team player and to strike a good balance between work and family responsibilities. Learn to manage your supervisor by taking initiative, being professional and resourceful.

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My 2012 Career and Business Plan

Eat Your Career

So, I’ve done a lot of analysis over the past few weeks (and a little soul searching as well), and I’ve created a plan for 2012 that I feel honors my true gifts and the areas of my work that really feed my soul. So, I’m making a very clear commitment in 2012 to maintain a 70/30 split.

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Why You Need to Grab for Training Opportunities at Work

On The Job

When your boss offers you more training, your immediate response may be to decline. More training? But in this story I did for Gannett/USAToday, you'll see that it's to your advantage never to turn down a chance to learn something new.

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Business Success Lessons I've Learned (Part 1)

Virtual Moxie

The truth is, when I decided to create a company to train Virtual Assistants, I was scared to death :). And here's some of what I've learned about becoming successful in business--whether you have your own company, or you work for someone else: 1. Too many cooks spoil the soup, dontchaknow, and it’s really impossible to learn, process, and implement the information garnered by several at once. There's always something more to learn or see. Learn more.

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Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. for a full day at a conference or training. The engineers often come into the room while I am at dinner or off to my training session.

Product/Program Promotion Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned Expert Interview

Productive & Organized

You have a strategy and training and you've done all of your warm ups.  Introducing Product/Program Promotion: Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned.  What didn’t go so well and what were your lessons learned? Any big lessons learned?

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Moxie Tip 126: Learning Time = Paid Time

Virtual Moxie

Many clients try to tell their VAs that they should learn for them (the clients) on their own (the VA's) time because maybe somewhere down the road, the thing learned will be applicable to something the VA will do for another client. Sometimes, that's seems like a fair comment--as in when the client wants you to learn to set up Basecamp. But sometimes, it's just not--as in when a client wants you to learn a very specific and not widely used program.

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Moxie Tip 129: Paid Learning Time

Virtual Moxie

Clients will sometimes ask you to learn things for them. Often, they want you to learn it without charging them for the time it takes, and more often than not, they think you should do that because, as they say, "you'll be able to use this with other clients.". You can't *know* that a skill you learn for a client today will be used by others (and the client can't, either). Learning time = paid time.

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Moxie Tip 110: Meet, Learn, Grow, Laugh, Love

Virtual Moxie

Meet, learn, grow, laugh, love. Moxie Tips AssistU Moxie Tips Virtual Assistant Virtual Assistant Training Virtual MoxieDo each as often as you can, wherever you can, and with whomever you can. Creating a successful business doesn't do away with the living. It can't be nose-to-the-grindstone all the time, pounding through tasks. That's friends, is scarcely living. And I want more for you than that (I bet your clients do, too!)!

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Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

Office Dynamics

I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. for a full day at a conference or training. The engineers often come into the room while I am at dinner or off to my training session.

Resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

There are loads of websites, training providers and magazines out there for assistants and some are definitely better than others! The magazine doesn’t contain any advertising so it is packed full of articles focussed on training and mentoring assistants. Pin It.

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What Are You Waiting For? When Is Your Next Workout?

Dumb Little Man

Train. If you train hard, eat well, recover and repeat this countless of times, then you are on the right path. When you learn to defeat that person inside that tries to get you to stop, you can defeat anything that stands in front of you. "Sleep. Repeat." It's as simple as that.

2012 285

Featured Soloist Monique Y. Wells: “I Love the Freedom to Explore”

The Solopreneur Life

Type of business: Training and mentoring in time management. In early 2009, I began training my preclinical safety colleagues in time management as a means of keeping abreast of the happenings in the industry as a result of the recession.

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7 Simple Ways to Never Be Happy

Dumb Little Man

You’re going to learn how not to be happy or ever achieve any of your dreams. Train yourself to wish rather than act when the urge to actually do anything about it comes around. #2: 2: Stop trying to learn anything new. Learning things is progressive and satisfying.

2012 286

How To Be Smart

Dumb Little Man

Just like swimming, cooking, dancing, and just about anything else, being smart is a skill that requires training. For years, I watched and I learned, and I am proud to say that I figured it out – and it wasn’t what I expected. I will now share with you some of what I learned.

2012 286

How to Take Responsibility for Your Life

Dumb Little Man

And slowly, very slowly, she learned to let go of her hurt and anger, forgive and take her life into her own hands. What training do you need to get more qualified? I want to tell you a little story.

2012 285

The 3 Simple Reasons Why Goals, Diets and Relationships Fail

Dumb Little Man

Ask any Olympian and they will clearly tell you they practice consistently, repeating things over and over again to train their bodies to respond the way they want them to and develop trust in their own ability to deliver. You’ve set a plan with your goals in mind. You’ve chosen a new diet.

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How to Manage (and Minimize) Workplace Interruptions

Eat Your Career

So, as his secretary, I learned to intentionally leave a few gaps in his schedule each day, just in case. You have the power to train others on how you want to interact with them simply by demonstrating the behavior.

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Five Lies Personal Development Gurus Like to Tell

Dumb Little Man

Even when change is merely a matter of learning new skills, it still requires sacrifice. If I want the job promotion that requires additional training, I need to get that training and sacrifice the time, money and effort necessary. Learn them all!

2012 285

21Tips For Building the Body of Legend Bruce Lee

Dumb Little Man

You can also train at home, as long as you’re ready to spend some money on a good power rack, a well built bench and a 300 lbs barbell set. The best way to do that is to train with intensity. Learn Proper Lifting Technique Lift with good form and you shall reap the rewards.

2012 285

Time to Kill Your Mental Boundaries

Dumb Little Man

For example, trainers shackle young elephants with heavy chains using deeply embedded stakes, so that the young elephants learn to stay in their place. Steven Covey argues that we all desire to “live, to love, to learn, and to leave a legacy.” What do you believe about yourself?

2012 286

How to Educate Your Employees About Going Green

Eco-Office Gals

Training Courses: Offer training courses to all of you staff so they can receive an education regarding a green initiative. You can offer training courses in-house, or provide access through training programs like www.opensesame.com.

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Bioteams: Learning from Nature to improve Project Management

BioTeams

The audio visual resources along with the learning and diagnostic tools made available by the Bioteams are very practical and relatively easy to use.

How to Create an Internship Program for Your Green Business

Eco-Office Gals

Internships are one great way to give students the opportunity to see what such a career would be like, offering them the ability to learn and develop marketable skills and add an entry to their résumé. Guest Post intern internship legalities student training and progress

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How To Set Up Your Online Systems [Registration Now Open]

Office Organization Success

You will learn: How to set up your core online systems, including the minimum online tools you will need to get up and running. Business Planning Training Workshops and ProductsWoohoo … I’m so excited. School’s not only back for my boys, but for you too!

2012 158

How to Handle (and Relieve) Boredom at Work

Eat Your Career

Get Additional Training. A great way to use downtime is to learn some new skills. Online training programs make it easy to do right from your desk. Remember, the new skills you learn are making you a more competitive member of the workforce.

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EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve only been in this role for a month so I’m learning lots at the moment and also getting involved in marketing so it is exciting. As I said earlier personal assistants tend to fall into the job and then don’t see the benefit of training or improving their skills.

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Just 20 minutes per week can get you new subscribers daily

Office Organization Success

You will learn how to: use article marketing to drive traffic back to your website. Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Training Workshops and ProductsDid you know that by just spending 20 minutes per week updating your online marketing system, you can add new subscribers on a daily basis? Yep that’s right! It’s what I do, and have been doing for years. And I continue to get new subscribers on a daily basis.

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Honoring an Inspiration: The Passing of Stephen R. Covey

Eat Your Career

This is a book I’ve used in my coaching and training for years and it’s also a personal favorite. Let’s aim to always be growing and learning. The sad news came out earlier today that author and personal development guru, Stephen Covey, passed away.

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EMEA East – Personal Branding Q&A

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve only been in this role for a month so I’m learning lots at the moment and also getting involved in marketing so it is exciting. As I said earlier personal assistants tend to fall into the job and then don’t see the benefit of training or improving their skills.

2012 151

10 Undeniable Reasons Why You Should Exercise Your Self-Awareness (And How to Start)

Dumb Little Man

Self-awareness, from what I have learned so far and put into much practice, can eliminate — or at least reduce — most of these hinderances. Let's say you want to travel from the East coast to the West. You have your car, but realize that the tires' pressure is unbalanced, the car is in need of an oil change, very little wiper fluid, and the brakes seem a little strange.

2012 220

How to take your Marketing and Business to the Next Level for 2013

Office Organization Success

You’ll be learning all this and a whole lot more by immersing yourself in this intensive 6-day online training event. Just check out this awesome line up of 12 speakers that you will be learning from; Yanik Silver, Samantha Hartley, Milt Baron, Christian Mickelsen, Lynn Serafinn, George Huang, Laura Cross, Derek Rydall, Natalie Sisson, Alicia Lyttle, Laura Leigh Clarke and me! Training Workshops and Products

2013 130

How to Handle Your Career Stress

On The Job

But if there is one bright side to our upheaval it is that we’ve learned to handle change. Or, maybe the new accounting system will save you time in the long run, even though it means more training in the beginning.

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Why You Need to Delegate More

Dumb Little Man

At work, if you’re always the person who sends the e-newsletter to clients, you’re stopping your colleagues from learning something new. 1: You Don’t Have Time to Train Someone If you’re already busy and stressed-out, it often feels easier to take care of a task yourself. Try planning ahead: handle today’s newsletter yourself, but block out some time in your calendar to train a colleague on the process well in advance of next month’s newsletter. #2:

2012 219

How to Keep Your Competitive Edge in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

If you ever find yourself saying, “There’s nothing more to learn,” you’re kidding yourself. A book costs about $10 and you can learn a ton by actually reading a book on any topic. Aside from incredible networking, most professional associations also give you access to valuable learning opportunities—whether through featured speakers at meetings, annual training conferences, or newsletters highlighting trends in your field.

2012 187

Is meditation the key to a happier work life?

On The Job

I decided to give meditation a try, and visited some sites online to learn how to do it. But a new study finds that becoming more focused, productive and less stressed at work may involve nothing more than learning to meditate. A second group got eight weeks of body-relaxation training.

2012 256

10 Ways to Find More Hours in Your Day

Dumb Little Man

Just think what you could do with an extra hour or two each day: you could finally stick to an exercise routine, or spring-clean the house, or write your novel, or learn the guitar, or get a new qualification. If you take the bus or train, you could read a book rather than grabbing a free newspaper. We all wish we had just a bit more time.

2012 220

Social CRM: An Idea Whose Time has Come?

Customers Rock!

Customer service agents are trained on product and service specifics and are better versed in how to handle the issues that arise. Customer service reps trained to handle the wide diversity of people issues and personalities that crop up in day to day business. Learn “brand voice”.

2012 239

Measuring the Impact of Social Media

Customers Rock!

As we move into 2012, I fully believe this will be the year that executives begin asking the difficult questions to their social media teams, including what kind of returns they are getting on their social media investment.

How Far Are You Willing To Go To Get Your Brain Work Better

Productivity Bits

$99 can get you the chance of increasing your “learning rates.” Apparently you can learn more effectively with tDCS than with any traditional methods (i.e., Although tDCS is a proven science (used by “US Army and DARPA to train snipers and drone pilots”), I’m a little bit concerned about its negative effects on the brain over all function, if there are any. I guess, I’d stick with the traditional methods of learning (e.g.,

2012 149

Stop procrastinating! How to Overcoming and Avoid Procrastination - 30 Tips

Productive & Organized

Catch The Last Train. If you believe your task, project or an activity is like a train that's going to stop on your station for just a few seconds, and especially if you know that it's the last train for today by schedule, would you get in to go back home?

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