Technology in the Virtual Assistant’s world by Rene Blanc

Technology in the Virtual Assistant’s world by Rene Blanc

Technology in the Virtual Assistant’s world by Rene Blanc

Now a days technology is improving faster than ever before. In the past, we had to communicate with each other either via a pigeon or a messenger on a horse. Today we can communicate with each other at the push of a few buttons or by tapping the screen of our cellphone a few times. It is even further made easy with apps like WhatsApp, email and Facebook.

At the beginning of the internet everything was slow to get around but as time went on it just gets faster and faster. On a normal telephone dialup connection, downloading a 20Mb file took about 2 hours, today you can download a 20Mb file on your cellphone in seconds.

You can also share more between people than just text messages. You can also send pictures of family and friends or even of projects, you can even send video clips of the cat getting scared of a cucumber or the precious moments of the birth of a child on the other side of the world or even your favourite love song.

For the , all this is great news. We can communicate with our clients over WhatsApp, email and Skype to name just a few. The secretary no longer has to sit in the same office as the client and can still do all the same work as the average secretary. Documents and spreadsheets are easily set up and sent to our clients in a matter of seconds. Video calls over Skype makes instant meetings a reality from anywhere in the world.

Through apps like WhatsApp, we can communicate with our clients and or customers communicating our clients’ wishes to them, collect outstanding debt or even sign up new potential clients/customers.

Thanks to technology we now have better control and input over every aspect of our lives. From finances to the wellbeing of friends and family through social media. Social media apps like Facebook and Twitter allow us to not only share in the love and lives of our friends and families but also allows us to promote ourselves as Virtual Assistants to people who have never heard of or never considered something called a “Virtual Assistant” and thereby increasing the amount of people making use of a Virtual Assistant.

I have only been a Virtual Assistant for a short time but I have enjoyed every second thereof and being able to help my client to expand and increase his business. Since starting with my client I have received a great recommendation from him and helped his company grow by implementing new procedures and steps to assist in collecting outstanding debt from customers.

Being a Virtual Assistant has opened my eyes to an entire new world of possibilities and is helping me to reach my full potential. I have always enjoyed helping people and doing this job has given me the ability to achieve more than I have in the past. I only wish I could have become a Virtual Assistant earlier.

Securely sharing Passwords with your Virtual Assistant

Securely sharing Passwords with your Virtual Assistant

Securely sharing Passwords with your Virtual Assistant

There will come a time to share passwords with your . Yikes, I know! We’re all very aware of security measures when it comes to this kind of thing and we certainly don’t want to make any part of our business vulnerable.

The great news is there is a fantastic tool called LastPass! This nifty little app will not only make your life easier, but also give you the reassurance you’re looking for.

With LastPass you can share login details without ever sharing the actual password. If you want to you can provide the password through LastPass, however, there is no need to do that.

Let’s take you through a brief overview on how to do this.

How to use LastPass

  1. Go to LastPass and download
  2. Create an Account
  3. Then go to your browser, click on the LastPass icon and select your Vault
  4. Select the “Share” icon next to the website that you want to share
  5. When you hover over the site link in your vault you will see 3 icons, select the people icon, this is to share
  6. Enter your Virtual Assistant’s email address and request to share
  7. Your Virtual Assistant will get the notification and then she’ll be able to access that website without ever having seen the Password!

This is a quick walk through on how to share a password via LastPass. LastPass will also prompt you automatically to save information for any website where you’ve entered. Your Virtual Assistant will never see your data.

You can also upgrade your LastPass account to Premium so that you can sync across all your devices. If you still feel you require further instructions LastPass conveniently offers a User Manual on their website.

The key thing to remember is that LastPass is convenient, safe and reliable. Now you can safely share passwords with your Virtual Assistant. She can get on with your tasks and you can get on with life!