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IMPACT VIRTUAL SERVICES: Way-Out Wednesdays!

Way Out Wednesday (1) IMPACT Virtual Services is re-vamping the way we do social media to better serve you with "Way-Out Wednesday"... every Wednesday on OUR BLOG!

In the 1950s, "Way-out" was an expression used when someone found a concept innovative.  We of course think IMPACT, the idea of Virtual Assistants or Virtual Executive Assistants is WAY OUT!  It's our business to make your business or non-profit association run more smoothly with on-demand and hourly assistance.

Founder and CEO Jodi Fisher loves the fusion of vintage 50s with her modern day technology.   You will see this peppered throughout our media!

Please follow us.  Share your thoughts.  Let's be social!  It is after all the "Way-out" means of modern communication!

 

 

IMPACT Virtual Services: Let's Get Social!

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impact Virtual Services is re-vamping its social media a bit to give you messages with PURPOSE!  We strive to help make your work life easier through the services and information we provide.  That is why each day of the week, you will find themed messages through our various social mediums to better serve you and guide you to the latest industry information.  Here is what you can expect:

Mondays

“Association Management Mondays” (dedicated to current and future IMPACT Virtual Services non-profit association management clients)

Tuesdays “Tech Tuesdays” (dedicated to social media, web services and emerging technologies useful to you)

Wednesdays

“Way Out Wednesdays” (dedicated to industry-relevant news for any business owner or association seeking Virtual Assistants or Virtual Executive Administrators)

Thursdays “IMPACT Job Jive” (dedicated to the most recent employment opportunities within the IMPACT Virtual Services team)

Friday “Fun Facts Friday” (this will take us wherever the mood takes us as we head into the weekend, but IMPACT Virtual Services assures you…. It will be FUN!)

impact Virtual Services was founded in 2006 to offer on-demand and hourly assistance to businesses and non-profit Associations.  It exclusively hires its Virtual Assistants/Virtual Executive Administrators from within the U.S.  The global headquarters is located in Madison, Wisconsin.  CONTACT SALES TEAM to hire your new VA/VEA!

 

IMPACT FUN FACTS FRIDAY: Daddy-O! Vintage/Mod Fusion!

Fun Facts Friday with The workplace can be stressful.

IMPACT Virtual Services chooses to mix in some fun for a nice balance!

That is why we are introducing you to a new weekly series of fun, funky and sometimes freaky facts pertaining to IMPACT Virtual Services and the Virtual Assistant/Virtual Executive Administrator industry.

IMPACT Virtual Services Founder & CEO Jodi Fisher loves, and we mean LOVES the style fusion of 50s vintage and modern technology.  You will see this "feel" splashed throughout our company brand!

So, Daddy-O (means of addressing a person such as "dude" or "lady"), we will check in with you next Friday for another IMPACT FUN FACT!

Have a great weekend!

IMPACT Virtual Services is HIRING the BEST of the BEST!

Now Hiring!

WHAT is a Virtual Assistant/Virtual Executive Administrator at IMPACT?

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2 Tips for Working With an Off-site Assistant

hover2Having faith in someone or something is defined as having confidence and trust without proof. But how does this translate to an employee/employer relationship? With many organizations and businesses taking advantage of Independent Contractors and Virtual Assistants, it is worth considering how you will measure the success of someone working for you…when they aren’t in front of you. Gone are the days of the mighty boss hovering over their employees as they work. Frankly, that’s just a waste of time!

 

Set up a system to track progress, but don’t rely on it completely. Your Assistant shouldn’t spend too much time documenting activities, but they should keep records. There are numerous reasons why this information can come in handy. Not only is it a way for you to track projects without speaking with your Assistant on a daily basis, but it is also a great way for them to keep themselves accountable. That is something everyone needs, not just a Virtual Assistant. Our team uses MyHours. It’s an online program that easily tracks time, projects and clients, PLUS the information can easily be exported for regular evaluation.

Having a comprehensive plan for how to communicate can also help things run smoothly. Many people need a steady stream of communication in order to build trust, and there is nothing wrong with that. Clients vary from requesting monthly meetings with their VA, to weekly, to a quick overview email at the end of the day. If a VA is required to reply within 24 hours, this needs to be a clear expectation.

Like any employee, there will likely be a transition when starting to work with a VA or offsite Assistant. Systems will be put into place, adjusted, and evaluated. But in no time, your VA will be getting more done for you than you ever imagined! You’ll wonder how you survived without them, and what took you so long to hire your VA! Just remember, you hired them so you could get more work done. Don’t waste your time checking in constantly, unless you have concerns that need to be addressed. You have just given yourself the gift of time, now what are you going to go do with it?