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STOP! Collaborate & Listen!How to work collaboratively with other         Virtual Assistants
Who We Are       Carol Mikel                       Rebecca Thompson·   A virtual assistant since 2006   ·   Facebook & Stu...
DefinitionsAccording to Wikipedia:Competition:A contest between individuals, groups, animals, etc. for territory, aniche, ...
Why We Decided On ThisVAs dont know how to truly collaborate  VAs dont really TRUST other VAsPeople ask us all the time "h...
Ways to Collaborate          Same Niche                       Different NicheA potential client wants a local   Sub-contra...
Why CollaborateBuilds trust between the term "Colleagues"More support for the ClientMore income for BOTH people involvedGa...
How To CollaborateCommunication is KEYShared Google DocsProject space for joint projectsSkype meetingsFace to Face meeting...
What To Look ForYou need to find a VA who fits your quirkinessLook at how they workTalk to them and see if there is a conn...
Where to meet other VAsLocal Places  Networking Events  Meetup GroupsOnline Places  Forums  Organization WebsitesJust like...
QuestionsEven though we dont have all the answers,we would love to answer questions for you. Collaborative Effort on behal...
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Stop! Collaborate & Listen

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Presentation put together to show ways that Virtual Assistants (VA) can work together for the better of the client and themselves.

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Stop! Collaborate & Listen

  1. 1. STOP! Collaborate & Listen!How to work collaboratively with other Virtual Assistants
  2. 2. Who We Are Carol Mikel Rebecca Thompson· A virtual assistant since 2006 · Facebook & Stuff (its what I do)· General admin /social media · Social Media Specialist· Passion for business · Certified HootSuite LOVER· Constantly learning new skills · Believer in Pay Forwarding· Live a little SW of Houston · Lives in a suburb of Houston
  3. 3. DefinitionsAccording to Wikipedia:Competition:A contest between individuals, groups, animals, etc. for territory, aniche, or a location of resources. It arises whenever at least twoparties strive for a goal which cannot be shared.Collaboration:Working together to achieve a goal. It is a recursive process wheretwo or more people or organizations work together to realizeshared goals, (this is more than the intersection of common goalsseen in co-operative ventures, but a deep, collective, determinationto reach an identical objective).
  4. 4. Why We Decided On ThisVAs dont know how to truly collaborate VAs dont really TRUST other VAsPeople ask us all the time "how do you..." Today we will tell you "How"
  5. 5. Ways to Collaborate Same Niche Different NicheA potential client wants a local Sub-contract to another VA youVA and you are not trustYours and clients personality Not your specialtydont mix Referral BonusesYour skills are not asspecialized as what a client Work with someone at a lowerneeds rate to learn a new skill under their watchBreak a huge project intosmaller bits
  6. 6. Why CollaborateBuilds trust between the term "Colleagues"More support for the ClientMore income for BOTH people involvedGain new skills
  7. 7. How To CollaborateCommunication is KEYShared Google DocsProject space for joint projectsSkype meetingsFace to Face meetings (if local)Be respectful of the other persons thoughts and ideas
  8. 8. What To Look ForYou need to find a VA who fits your quirkinessLook at how they workTalk to them and see if there is a connectionBe Yourself and EXPECT the same of themDo they respect your thought process and understand itSimilar tastes and still bring in their own style too
  9. 9. Where to meet other VAsLocal Places Networking Events Meetup GroupsOnline Places Forums Organization WebsitesJust like anyone else, VAs can be found EVERYWHERE
  10. 10. QuestionsEven though we dont have all the answers,we would love to answer questions for you. Collaborative Effort on behalf of Rebecca Thompson and Carol Mikel STOP! Collaborate & Listen!

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