Virtual Assistant
It's About Time
Juanita Nieuwoudt
Juanita Nieuwoudt

What makes a S.M.A.R.T Virtual Assistant?

We recently read with interest about what one of S.A’s premier recruitment agencies ‘’RecruitMyMom’’ considered skilled, S.M.A.R.T women to be and we believe that the five factors that made up the anagram S.M.A.R.T rang very true to what we consider smart Virtual Assistants to be too. 

It takes a certain type of woman to be a Virtual Assistant and they are far more than glorified virtual PA’s.  Remember that Virtual Assistants for the most part are strong brave, entrepreneurial women who have had to create and manage their own businesses at the same time as they assist others to manage theirs.

So, what are these five essential criteria then, that not only make a S.M.A.R.T woman but without a doubt – a S.M.A.R.T. Virtual Assistant? 

Socially Aware – We live in a country where having a social conscience is an essential part of conducting business.  As a business that assists others, we are aware that the businesses we serve are for the most part very much aware of their social responsibility and so we too take this very seriously.

Motivating – The very nature of a business that exists to assist and build other businesses needs to be highly motivated in what they do. We cannot attack the tasks entrusted to us with enthusiasm if we are not motivated and so we consider this to be an essential attribute of any VA.  Further to this, we believe that through our enthusiasm we motivate our clients too to build better businesses.

Adaptable – If not adaptable, a good V.A is worth very little.  We are constantly asked to change course midstream of an allotted task or project and we need to be flexible enough to do so at the drop of a hat.  We also need to be flexible enough to offer a wide range of services, from Admin to Project and events Management, CRM, Marketing, and have writing, translation and transcription skills and many more… 

Resilient – According to Wikipedia, resilience is the ability to cope with a crisis mentally or emotionally or to return to pre-crisis status quickly.’  VA’s are often called upon to deal with crises and given tasks to complete with impossible deadlines and so without resilience, we simply would not be able to cope.  More importantly, though, we at V-Assist are very proud of our ability to bounce back from any crisis, ready to face the next assignment.

Talented – We are also proud to be represented by highly talented team.  The V-Assist Team are all experts in their chosen fields with many years of combined experience in various disciplines.  Further to this, we partner with equally talented partners and sub-contractors, so you need never go elsewhere to outsource any service you need.

Contact V-Assist today – we are the epitome of what makes a S.M.A.R.T. Virtual Assistant service and with a motto like ‘It’s about time,’ we believe it is about time you let us assist you to stop working in your businesses and free yourself to work on it!

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