Social Media Voice

Your Social Media Voice – The Real You

twins-670127_640For some reason, when people get on social media, all of a sudden they are a completely different person; they take on a whole different personality.

I know people who are new to social media and they get nervous when they’re ready to post on Twitter, because they can’t get their thoughts organized and get flustered.

Each one of us is unique and have our own personalities so why would you come across as someone you’re not? So here’s a quick tip on how you can find your social media voice.

Imagine you’re talking to a friend. That’s it. It’s the easiest and most effective way to sound genuinely you. Then write down what you’re going to a say to your friend and read it out loud, as if they’re standing right there in front of you. How does it sound? Does it sound like a normal, natural sounding conversation you’re having with your friend? How does your voice sound? Tense or relax when you’re reading it out loud? Is it the way you would sound when you talk to a live person in front of you?

twins-159030_640On the other hand, if you’re posting to social media for business, you might want to have more of a professional voice. Nonetheless, the rules are the same. You’ll still pretend you’re talking to a co-worker. Write it down and read it out loud. How do you sound? Keep in mind that with your professional voice, you can sound more convincing, knowledgeable but it’s still being you.

So, in the case of social media, you have to be yourself and be able to distinguish how you come across.  It takes practice, just like anything else, so send tweets in Twitter at least twice a day, until you get more comfortable with organizing your thoughts.

Have fun with social media, share your thoughts, your discoveries to the world and don’t worry, after a few post, you’ll find your voice in social media, that’s genuinely you.

What’s a Virtual Assistant?

student-849826_1280Although today, in the year 2015 with all the technology and interconnections we have all over the world through online communications, I still get a baffled look whenever I tell my friends I work from home as a virtual assistant. Their first response is, “What is a virtual assistant?” or “What is it you do again?” or “What does that mean?”

I explain that I help small business owners or busy individuals manage their day-to-day tasks such as client correspondence through email or phone, manage calendars, book meeting rooms, manage online blogs and social media, etc., etcetera.

They also thought I’m an employee of that business owner! NO! We’re not employees!  As “virtual” assistants, we can help any business owner or busy individuals from anywhere. We don’t need to be in their office or even live in the same city or state. We can work with and communicate with clients through phone, and email; everything is done online! We collaborate together with documents, projects, share calendars, all through the Internet.

In the United States, virtual assistants are independent contractors and business owners themselves. This means, they don’t receive any employee benefits and also file their own taxes with the IRS. For example, it’s like hiring a private tutor or a plumber who is a sole proprietor, operating their own business.  You hire them to get the job done. When it’s completed, you can pay them and end the relationship.  You get the idea. Right?

Each virtual assistant has their own unique skills, expertise and experience in various industry fields. Some will have specialties, such as a virtual Medical Assistant, virtual Paralegal, virtual generalist in Business Administration, virtual Social Media Specialist, Internet Marketing Specialist, SEO Managers and more.

So, next time you need a hand with your projects, call on a virtual assistant. Then when you’re done with your project, you can simply stop working with your VA, and end your relationship, or continue to work with that person on a monthly retainer.  It’s up to you! They’re usually available “on-call” or “as-needed” basis.

Just a short note- VAs can get very busy and may not take on new clients.  So if you find the assistant of your dreams, you might want to keep them busy and on a retainer.  You can even let them know if you want to have a long-term agreement/relationship to keep them onboard.

Any questions, please drop me a line.

Read more here: Who, What, Where and How to Work with Virtual Assistants

Business

Entrepreneurs wear many hats.. they handle the marketing, the typing, the administrative services, deal with clients, accounting, ordering supplies, budgeting and many more.

Currently, working on this website..getting pages setup properly.  UNDER CONSTRUCTION

One Track Mind

Posting as second blog….keeping busy and testing some areas of this website. My mind is busy thinking of ideas and looking for images to include in the future.  It’s all in here…..my head.

Redesigning Your Space

It’s been on my mind…to change my website design.  Just like in real life, you get tired of the same layout of the furniture in your office or home and need to redecorate the area.  It’s the same thing for my online, virtual spaces in my websites and also my social media headers or banners.

I’m writing this as my new blog post since I’m learning all the functions of this new design and its capabilities which I’m pushing to see what limits it has and if any of my pages should not load.  For now, I need to write this super short post, and also this website is still evolving as of today.

My previous website design was created, last year around November 2014.  This website site ready out of “under construction” mode by the end of this week.  When it’s finally finished going through all the tweaks and new pages I may add or delete, I’ll post that news as my second blog.