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Taking your VA to an Event- Did you know they could be non-virtual?

Many virtual assistants may work for a client for years and years and never meet them face-to-face. But just because that is possible, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it, doesn’t mean it has to be.

Do you need extra help with an event you’re putting on? Who has helped you with all the organizing and preparation involved in leading up to the event? Your virtual assistant? Suffice it to say then that your VA knows the event inside and out. Wouldn’t it be great to have them there to help?

Well here’s a secret- you can! Yes, VAs can travel!

As a VA I have traveled to help my clients on numerous occasions, and let me just say that it really is a positive thing for all those involved. From a VA’s standpoint, you can gain so much insight into a client’s business so fast by meeting them, their other employees, and even their customers/clients in person. Plus, who doesn’t like to travel? Even if it’s work-related, it is always fun and exciting to see new places.

On the other hand, if you’re the client, and your VA has been helping you throughout the event planning process, they probably have a really good idea of what needs to happen during the event, so they will be a great team member to have there with you. If you have customers/clients at the event, they will love the chance to finally put a face to the name they have been emailing/talking to on the phone. And you’ll love it too!

Another way you might want to turn your virtual assistant mobile is to have them attend a networking event for you. I think we’d all agree that one of the keys to social networking is meeting people in person in order to help build online relationships that could greatly benefit your business. If you don’t have the time/desire to do this yourself, why not send your VA? They can not only attend the speaker presentations and potentially give them new ideas to bring back and implement for your business (after discussing with you first of course) but they can also build relationships with potential clients, JV partners, etc. They can take your valued customers out to dinner. The possibilities are endless!

So the next time you find yourself thinking “That networking event would be so great for my business, but I just don’t think I can attend,” or “Who am I going to get to help me with my event?” why not ask your virtual assistant for help?

Posted on September 21st, 2010 by Team CVA

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