Some people were born to shine in the spotlight, to share their experiences and wisdom with as many people as possible. Others are drawn to speaking as a source of supplementary income, in addition to their other entrepreneurial endeavors. No matter what your goals are for your speaking career, a virtual assistant can be a wonderful tool to help you get there. Here are five ways a Virtual Assistant can revolutionize your speaking career.
1. Research speaking opportunities
Sure, you can wait for people to reach out to you for speaking opportunities, but you might be waiting a long time! A VA can research speaking gigs on your behalf, zeroing on which engagements would be best for your individual goals and expertise.
2. Inbox and calendar management
Speaking engagements can take up a lot of your time, so why not let a Virtual Assistant eliminate the hassle by managing your inbox and calendar? This will leave you more time to concentrate on bigger tasks, like planning your speeches and developing your content.
3. Coordinate with event manager and meeting planners
Is there a podium? What equipment will be available to use? What time should I arrive? A VA can coordinate with the event manager to make sure all your questions are answered, so you don’t have to waste precious time with prolonged email back-and-forth.
4. Preparing and organizing content
A lot of prep work goes into creating a good speech, but not every little task has to be completed by the speaker. Hand off some of your smaller research assignments to a VA, or let them organize your content for you.
5. Creating materials and preparing slide decks for presentations
A good speaker always has killer audiovisual tools. Let your VA help you create a presentation that your audience won’t soon forget.
Bonus Task: Managing the technical aspects of opt-ins, membership sites and program launches
VAs love getting into the nitty gritty so you don’t have to! Let your VA worry about the minutiae and direct your energies towards big picture pursuits.
There may not be such a thing as a perfect presentation, but your Virtual Assistant can get you pretty close! Once you are sure your VA understands your vision, you can feel confident knowing you’ll be reaching a wider audience with a sleeker delivery.