Tools of the Trade

Do You Have a Plan B?

Do You Have a Plan B?

Think about all the tools that you use on a daily basis – the ones that make and drive your business. If one of them were to disappear or become irrevocably unusable, do you have a Plan B? If you don’t, sit down and really think about the impact of not having a backup system. Without a Plan B, if something goes awry, and things will go awry, you need to have a plan, a process, and a procedure, to keep moving and keep your productivity levels high.

Software Tools Team Up With Virtual Assistants

Software Tools Team Up With Virtual Assistants

Online software enables effective communication between employers and virtual assistants. Gone are the days where the only option is to employ someone locally. Synchronization and software tools open up the opportunity to employ the ideal virtual assistants from anywhere in the world. When the right software tools team up with the virtual assistant, it becomes a win-win combination for everyone.

Deep Searching in Twitter

Deep Searching in Twitter

As a virtual assistant, I’m always searching for content and sometimes it’s quicker and more recent to search through Twitter feeds. Once you’re in Twitter, your eyes glaze over and you realize it’s really hard to find “that tweet from a couple of days ago.”

Searching Twitter isn’t that hard and there are a bunch of ways to search.

Read it Later: A Google+ to Evernote Lifesaver

Read it Later: A Google+ to Evernote Lifesaver

Throughout the course of the day, there is a tremendous amount of information that passes across my screen. I am eternally grateful that I get paid by clients to read and somehow, I have the feeling that they like that I can read fast. However, there are times when you’re sitting there thinking, “I should take the time to read this at my leisure,” or “I should really save that snippet of noggin knowledge. I know I’ll need that at a later date.” I find this happening more and more in Google+, where I spend a healthy majority of my social media time.

So “read it later” means staying in my office after hours to read? Pft! No!!