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An Executive Virtual Assistant’s Guide to Better Project Management

An Executive Virtual Assistant’s Guide to Better Project Management

In the fast-paced world of business, effective project management is crucial for the success of any business. Whether you work for an entrepreneur, a small business owner, or a corporate executive, your ability as an EVA to manage projects efficiently…
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August is “Me Time” Month

August is “Me Time” Month

At Ann Albrecht Consulting, we have declared August “Me Time” Month. For the first time in a long time as a business owner, I made the decision to take a vacation with my son. It may not seem like a…
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The Power of Delegation: How Delegating Tasks Can Drive Business Growth

The Power of Delegation: How Delegating Tasks Can Drive Business Growth

In today’s fast-paced, intense business world, executives and business owners are constantly multi-tasking. As demands on time and energy increase, it’s essential for executives and business owners to prioritize tasks and focus on strategic decision-making and the growth of their…
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Protocol for Cybersecurity for Clients

Protocol for Cybersecurity for Clients

What is the protocol for an executive virtual assistant (EVA) when it comes to cybersecurity for clients? At Ann Albrecht Consulting, ensuring the privacy and security of our clients is our top priority. Here are a few protocols and measures…
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How to Manage Expectations When Working with Executive Virtual Assistants (EVA)

How to Manage Expectations When Working with Executive Virtual Assistants (EVA)

Businesses of all sizes are turning to Executive Virtual Assistants (EVAs) to help manage their workload. Whether you need someone to answer the emails, manage your calendar, or handle other administrative tasks, an EVA can be just the lifeline you…
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Seven Must-Have Traits To Look For When Hiring An Executive Virtual Assistant

Seven Must-Have Traits To Look For When Hiring An Executive Virtual Assistant

Gone are the days where Executive Assistants are simply gatekeepers to executives, answering phone calls and take messages. In today’s virtual work environment Executive Virtual Assistants (EVAs) help with decision making, technical assistance, internal and external communications, overseeing business travel and…
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Ways an Executive Virtual Assistant (EVA) Saves You Money as a Business Owner

Ways an Executive Virtual Assistant (EVA) Saves You Money as a Business Owner

In today’s business world, an Executive Virtual Assistant (EVA) is an asset to so many companies.  EVA’s work differently than full-time employees, and they can save business owners a lot of time and money. Before we look at how you…
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8 WAYS YOUR EXECUTIVE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT CAN HELP EASE THE STRESS DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

8 WAYS YOUR EXECUTIVE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT CAN HELP EASE THE STRESS DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how you can make your life as a business owner easier during this high-stress and hectic holiday season, and all year long. If you’re like most, there’s no way…
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Thankful

Thankful

As the Holiday Season is beginning to kick in with Christmas ads on TV and decorations in all the stores, it makes me want to take a moment to pause. And as I take that moment, I must reflect on…
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HAVE YOU BEEN TASKED WITH PLANNING A CORPORATE EVENT? WHAT NOW?

HAVE YOU BEEN TASKED WITH PLANNING A CORPORATE EVENT? WHAT NOW?

Understanding Corporate Event Planning Corporate event planning goes beyond meeting planning. Although conferences and meetings are typical events, other events you may be tasked to organize include corporate hospitality, client entertaining, conventions, exhibitions, and employee events—team reward programs, team building,…
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Seven Levels of Listening – Administrative Professionals Conference

Seven Levels of Listening – Administrative Professionals Conference

Recently I attended the sold out Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) hosted by the American Society of Administrative Professionals in Orlando, Florida. Over 1600 administrative professionals of all levels, from all over the world, came together for 3 full days of seminars,…
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Do You Work From Home (WFH)? Is Every Day Casual Friday? Why You Should Get Dressed When Working from Home

Do You Work From Home (WFH)? Is Every Day Casual Friday? Why You Should Get Dressed When Working from Home

Working from home (WFH) has become the new normal, actually the normal for many of us. The idea of spending our days working from home on the couch in our pajamas is tempting.  But not getting dressed for work could…
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Five Reasons Why Every Virtual Office Needs a Virtual Assistant

Five Reasons Why Every Virtual Office Needs a Virtual Assistant

Before we get into the five reasons virtual offices need a virtual assistant, it is important to answer the question – what is a Virtual Assistant? A virtual assistant is an individual who provides services to businesses or entrepreneurs from…
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Considering Hiring a Virtual Executive Assistant?

Considering Hiring a Virtual Executive Assistant?

Common Objections Answered. Many business owners understand that today’s access to connectivity allows people from anywhere in the world. But they still are apprehensive about hiring a virtual executive assistant (VEA). Common Questions business owners ask themselves about hiring a VEA…
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Staying Healthy While Working From Home

Staying Healthy While Working From Home

And avoiding the Afternoon Slump! After 14 months of social distancing and remote working, you may be settling into a routine with your workday, but it’s always good to be reminded on ways to staying healthy, keeping your energy level…
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Culture is Key in a Remote Environment

Culture is Key in a Remote Environment

Fostering Diversity Equity & Inclusion in the Virtual Workplace Although this year may look a little different, even a pandemic cannot change the fact that June is Pride month. The unprecedented move by organizations to transition to a virtual workplace…
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Hiring A Virtual Assistant? Must-Have Traits To Look For BEFORE You Hire

Hiring A Virtual Assistant? Must-Have Traits To Look For BEFORE You Hire

There is no question the industry of virtual assistants (VA) is booming. It has become a popular trend among businesses and startups for quite some time to hire VAs. Virtual assistants are being utilized by business owners for a variety…
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From Secretary to Administrative Assistant: How the Admin Role has Changed Over Time?

From Secretary to Administrative Assistant: How the Admin Role has Changed Over Time?

Thoughts from Ann – as Administrative Professionals Day approaches the end of this month on April 27th, 2022.   Gone are the “Mad Men” days when secretaries took dictation on steno pads and transcribed letters on manual typewriters. Today, administrative…
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9 TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY AT WORK!

9 TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY AT WORK!

Most of us aren’t as productive at work as we would like to be – so many distractions, and to make things worse it’s almost spring across most of the country. Most people want to be productive at work but…
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Virtual Executive Assistant (VEA) Trends to Watch for in 2022

Virtual Executive Assistant (VEA) Trends to Watch for in 2022

Despite the current economic downturn in many industries, the Virtual Executive Assistant (VEA) industry has seen huge growth. And trends suggest the rise in VEAs will continue through this year. Here are the latest VEA trends that will shape business…
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