35 Burst results for "Virtual Assistant"

Apple reportedly steps up effort to build Google search alternative

Mac OS Ken

07:15 min | 5 d ago

Apple reportedly steps up effort to build Google search alternative

"Financial times ran a piece saying that apple is working on an alternative to Google search an interesting story. It's an interesting idea. According to the paper apple is stepping up efforts to develop its own search technology as us anti-trust authorities threatened multibillion dollar payments multibillion dollar payments. Google makes secure prime placement of its engine on the iphone already. There's so much about this story that's fascinating to me. It looks like first of all apple. Search engine is already running. Although it's not really a search engine exactly. The financial times says when people type in request for info from the home screen in iowa. Fourteen apple has started showing its own search results looking directly to websites rather than going through a third party in iowa. Fourteen today view. The report says the operating system shows apple generated list of search suggestions rather than the google results these results include auto compete style. Excuse me auto. Complete style. suggestions generated by apple showing that it is learning from its one billion users common queries. Okay see i kinda just want to read the whole story to you and then go back. Point-by-point it's the financial times. Why don't we start there. It's the financial times so of course. They're concentrating on the money. Part of it as if apple just started doing this yesterday. They keep saying that the doj is suing. Google for anticompetitive behavior at the center of that suit or near. The center of that suit is the fact that google pay somewhere between nine billion then twelve billion dollars a year to be the default search engine in safari. Everybody says for iphone. But it's for safari right. The doj in the past few weeks at right were suing. And i know we've known that that was coming for a while. But it's not like falcons can suddenly turn on a search engine from nothing. of course they haven't turned it on nothing Two and a half years ago. The got john john andrea. I'm sure i'm pronouncing that wrong He was the head of google search supposedly. They said it was to Increase their artificial intelligence capabilities and siri virtual assistant but he also brought eight years of experience. Running the world's most popular search engine the financial times. Points out. I mean sorry. It doesn't mean that apple is in creating an alternative to google i. I'm going to go ahead and keep reading. And then we'll i should have read the whole thing right. Experts financial times talked to Some of whom used to work for google. Say it wouldn't cost that much for apple to do this. And that apple has hired the talent to do it. That apple could do it because you can't just go in license somebody else's search technology if you're going to be an alternative google. I did not know until. I was reading the financial times story here and this could explain. Why dot go. I love duck duck. Go doug goes. Was privacy focused search engine and you can go there instead of google and you can type in your queries. And they're not being tracked and that's great They rely on being. It turns out their licensing beings technology. Now still your information as dang between you and duck duck go. It's not going anywhere. It's anonymous all that stuff. It explains why duct that goes results. Aren't necessarily as good as you might want. Duck tuck duck goes results to be apple. Can't just skin being. They can't just skin duck. Oh right they have to come up with something better if they're going to compete with google but not everybody thinks they're going to compete with google. Dan wong associate professor of business at columbia business. School said it would be extremely difficult for apple to ever catch up. Go-goes advantage comes from scale. He said and the endless user feedback helps to tune results and identify areas of improvement. Google gets hundreds of millions of queries every minute from users all over the world. That's an enormous advantage when it comes to data surprising. No one apple declined to comment for the financial times all right. There's so much about this. That's interesting and also i think kinda wrong in what. The financial times is arguing first of all. They're saying that apple is doing this because they're worried about losing the twelve billion dollars nine to twelve billion dollars that up. A apple gets every year from google for being the default search engine. I use siri as often as i can. I know people who don't use siri at all. Google still spending nine billion dollars even if he does get better. Google spending nine billion dollars for apple would not be a waste of money because there are lots of people who are always going to google it. They're not going to ask siri for whatever reason. I know that. When i'm out of the store i don't ask siri because i don't like to talk in public. I don't like to you know. Spread my business around. If i'm worried about a search engine tracking me. I'm certainly going to worry about you. Know saying out loud the grocery store or well. That's the only place. I go now saying out loud to the grocery store what i'm searching for. Nobody else needs to know that. At that point i will start typing stuff in at that point. Is it google that i'm going to. I have set my default search engine to duck duck go and that is another thing that this whole of this seems to sort of ignore. I mean the fact that we do have choices at this point. And i would imagine that somebody at least at apple will go ahead and argue. That what google is playing for is placement because people are lazy or people like google or don't realize they change it even though apple has made it clear that yes you can. Google earth could still pay nine billion dollars a year and not lose their money even if apple gets better at what. It's doing now as far as apple trying to build a search engine. That's going to replace google. I don't think so. I don't think apple is trying to replace a bill. The search engine that everybody is going to go to. Because i don't think apple wants that kind of headache. I think all of this stuff about siri better and about apple's being better. I think all of that is true. I think what apple would like is instead of going to any search engine you pick up your you ask a question you get your answer not kicking over to the. Here's what i found on the web. Not thinking oh. I need to go to google or i need to go to ulta vista wherever it is. I need to go to look up stuff. I need to ask jeeves by. Golly i think that's the part of this whole thing. That actually excites me. The most the idea that my virtual assistant could become more of an assistant unless a virtual thing that it could become a a source that i turned to to ask questions and get answers

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"virtual assistant" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

05:30 min | Last month

"virtual assistant" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"Doing customer support and service. Right? So in the we do it stage, it's a lot of documentation. It's a lot of training. It's a log Teaching and that's what entrepreneurs get stuck at that's where the hard work is. But at some point you cross that million dollar Mark you go from we do it to a they do it and then they don't do it stage. Your team is primarily doing the production for you. It's like finding that it's like that stage of Hustler to CEO. Yeah, because I think that's how I see it. I'm just like, you know cuz been on the hustle and bustle for a couple of years and it's just like wage. All right, I can't imagine somebody else doing this like in a sense of I have no idea how the hell the communicate what's in my head and put it on paper or in video or whatever and get them to understand it. Yeah. Yeah. So I think that's like the biggest hard part and so with with you and I I love your journey and like I said, I kind of read majority of your book. I haven't gotten all the way through it. But I love what I ran. I just think you're revealing a lot of stuff to those people that I think are going from that hustle and bustle to I need to become CEO. I need to become a like I need to they need help transitioning from the idea that we do it. They do it if the process, you know for the select audience. I want to dive into your real estate Journey a little bit. I think you're a background. To real estate will really help understand. We have a good mix of I also slick talkers out. There we have in the US 75% is my listenership in the US and then out of that song 5% in the US majority in California, and we're seeing a lot of these people are in restaurants hotels and short-term rentals, which you've had experience with and we've talked about so how long um when you were in your real estate business flipping selling doing whatever. Um, how did you leverage virtual assistants or virtual, you know helpers and cents with that and creamer do for a business? Yeah, my first step as a real estate guy was to get rid of all the paperwork I last night. I actually made an offer on a property and it's funny because there's like thirty seven pages just to write an offer, you know, and as a real estate broker, it's a little insane and and I was like cuz it's not my normal day-to-day business anymore, but I'm still licensed broker still a khong. Like they're still developer and so every once awhile, I see something on the market and I'm like, oh, I gotta go get it, you know and last night reminded me how much I hated doing the paperwork. Like I'm talking about page after page of just documents and and you know, you gotta fill in this and then you gotta look up this number and so my first Outsourcing kind of Soiree into the virtual assistant world was just 100% off leaving myself of all data all documents my CRM anything that was administrative in nature. I gave it away. And the reality is, you know, a gorilla state Hospitality short-term rentals restaurants..

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We Bought Four Amazon Echo Dots! - burst 3

Family Tech Update

02:26 min | Last month

We Bought Four Amazon Echo Dots! - burst 3

"Us are home-schooling than ever before, and we have four kids all of them doing schoolwork nearly every day. So we need help sometimes and they need help youtube can be great to present some complicated concepts in helpful ways, seventh grade math, for instance but my kids looking at screens all day long and using a Google search for spelling or calculator solutions isn't our ideal proposition or? So, Alexa the virtual assistant on the Amazon Echo will answer your spelling language Arts Science and math questions with no risky search results and with no screen us at all, it's more important for my kids to know how to get information. Then it is for them to know the Info when they pass whatever grade they're currently in. Alexa. Another virtual assistance are the new waves of information access and they aren't going away. They're just getting smarter and faster. Also, less screen time my kids like all kids love to sit around and look at a phone or tablet. We're constantly getting onto them about their obsessive behavior. We try to set better examples, but we don't always succeed but giving them alternatives is really helpful. The ECHO DOT is a smart speaker without a screen. So at night when kids want to listen to a podcast or music for bedtime, they can ask Alexa play it for them instead of having their screens in their faces right up when they fall asleep studies have shown that that is not good for their sleep and can actually be very detrimental to their development. With purnell controls on the subscription service we use, and on Alexa itself, we can ensure that our kids aren't looking at their screens and are only listening to music and podcasts we've approved of. Safety Insecurity upgrades. All of this is great but digital safety and data security are always an issue especially with artificial intelligence that's designed to learn about you in order to be more useful to you. There's an obvious tradeoff here giving this information in exchange for convenience I believe most of us consider that an acceptable exchange considering Alexa and Google home have been some of the fastest tech products to be integrated into people's homes and lives. The truth is that we've been making this exchange for quite a long time without really thinking about it everything you post on facebook twitter instagram every search you do on Google every purchase or browsing session on Amazon, or any other shopping website for that matter has been used to build a database of advertising information about you.

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How To Win Big In The Delegating Game

Accelerate Your Business Growth

04:16 min | 2 months ago

How To Win Big In The Delegating Game

"Over the years this accelerate your business growth podcast has gained recognition as a great resource for. Small Business Owners, business leaders, sales, professionals We have been included on lists of the best podcast listen to it for a variety of business reasons. And that's because of the guests. These are folks who have expertise in particular areas of business and they join me for a conversation where they share that expertise with all of you. That way you can get the information you're looking for. You can implement new strategies you can connect with these experts and implement processes and ideas that can help you. Be. More. Successful. Today's no different. My guest today is Laura Look? Laura has been in the virtual assistant space for twenty three years helping business professionals, attorneys, and small business owners go from overwhelmed too structured and productive. Laura worked as a VA after leaving corporate America Nineteen Ninety seven and opened her agency elite virtual assistance in two thousand fifteen in an effort to offer the same schedule and work flexibility to other professional women. So they can live a life that's rewarding and fulfilling. Thanks so much for joining me today, Laura. Thank you for having me Diane I'm excited to be here. I am thrilled to have you here I will. just say a couple of things before we get into the meat of this first of all, I love structure and. This is why this is a topic that I. I really enjoy and for the benefit of the listeners you know in the interest of full disclosure I know for a couple of years we worked together on a project. So I can you know vouch for her later on when she tells everybody how to get a hold of her I can tell you she's she really knows her stuff. So, not not You know make you feel like now you really do and that's Exactly right. Oppressors. On Oh my Gosh So so we're talking about delegating today and I it's always interesting to me about small business owners like even myself that that. There's this thing we know we should allocate, but we don't know how to delegate and sometimes we feel like it creates vulnerability in us but so I'm curious about. Like what is the biggest? Delegating mistake you've seen people make over the years. I think the biggest mistake is coming into the relationship and not having a realistic expectation. So you know it a lot of people just expect to get started with a va and everything's just GonNa fall into place, and the reality is that you have to give it time to work. It's really no different than bringing somebody into your office that you know if you're not on boarding them properly and you're not training them to work with you properly. So I don't necessarily mean training them on a you know specific tasks that they come in already knowing but I just need training on how you're going to work together. What you're structures could it be a what processes the two of you or maybe it's team and your va are the nope you know how they're going to work together you know I've just seen people like I've tried it before and it didn't work and when I get those convert. We start in a conversation like that I always make them break down and tell me well, what is it that didn't work and it always comes out that will I tried it for a month and it just didn't work so. Now, it's it's going into it understanding that you know I need to treat this like a real position not like, Hey, I've got somebody that's not even in my state and I'm just GonNa throw stuff at them here and there. So that's probably the biggest mistake I've seen and heard over the years.

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How To Scale Your Offer With Ravi Abuvala

Marketing School

04:38 min | 2 months ago

How To Scale Your Offer With Ravi Abuvala

"Everyone today we've got another special episode of Marketing School. At this time, it is with Ravi. Bhalla I think I got that right scaling with systems he's chief scaling officer. We're GonNa let him explain what that means in a second, but she's comes affirm that helps other companies scaled to multiple seven fighters using virtual assistant automation systems and I love nursing out on this type of stuff you know whether it's marketing whether it is you WanNa talk about mergers and acquisitions there always are systems that you have to follow and really great. To Have Ravi on the show. How's it going man? I'm Doin' excellent Eric. Thank you so much for having me on longtime listener actually just in the last guests that you had on us to swift. So that's actually how i. kind of had stumbled across through guys in the first place and everyone that's listening. You got so lending ears, I. Hope I gave you got some value today for sure it's going to be dig out as. Many nuggets as I can for everyone. So let's talk about it. I mean scaling what systems, what is your definition of it and maybe some practical kind of case studies examples yeah it'd be happy. So we essentially take businesses usually higher ticket service space businesses, and usually in the business sector. So online advertising, we've done real estate investing real estate residential search engine optimization. We've gone across the board, but essentially, what we do is we help. Them scale by setting in systems automations and the coolest part about it as we have a training center in the Philippines and we place fully trained virtual assistance inside of our clients companies at about three dollars an hour. So we essentially teaching them what they need to do or grow and scale sales, funnels automations add we can nerd out on that, and then we actually give them a virtual assistant that's going to do that work for them. Got So maybe I mean stories are always a good way to explain kind of what you do. So is a case that you can speak to his for example, I work with this type of company and we did this specifically and these are the results that they saw. A glove too. So there's a few different ones but I just was on a podcast little earlier on a day and gentleman was creating podcast essentially PR company where he gets other people on podcasts and explaining to him about a client of mine. Adam he is an incredible company mogul insider and he came to us he didn't really have know what he was doing. He said how what kind of run up your company but I don't know what I'm GonNa do and I look I've been on these PODCASTS, their incredible I've been monetize. An quite a bit just from the value on giving people reaching out to us as are the biggest issues in the marketplace is in this industry is you give people on podcast, but the other issue is that you're not figuring out teach people how to monetize that podcast like how do you actually make money from you just saying, Hey, I have a great product or service doesn't really do anything and so what we pretty much did is crap in a back end off for him so that he was actually teaching his clients, how to. Generate sales from the PODCASTS that they're getting on how to generate leads and sales from, and so we essentially helped him construct that and he came in literally dollars in the bank. When he started this product with us, we taught him Dave, the virtual system created a sales funnel forum, great video sales letter first thirty days he did about forty thousand dollars in monthly recurring revenue, and then within six weeks, he had about eighty thousand dollars monthly recurring revenue, and that's literally before he had even finished paying us off he was already at. Sixty thousand dollars a month recurring revenue from zero and it was because we were able to number. One system is the back end offer so that it was something that was the product market fit and just pour gasoline on the fire by having instagram outrage linked in outreach email advertising that kind of stuff. So just to clarify, did you take him from zero to eighty k. a month or so to sixty km length or both? So zero to sixty K. and then he actually joined my higher. Here's like look this works like with your. Higher level, and then we took him to eighty K. and we did that literally just by working a little bit closer with them and adding in I think organics are great way to start a you guys obviously deal talk about Seo Inorganic and we do that really really heavy. But at some point, obviously throwing in the paid ads aspect of it can really light a few on the fire and that's essentially where we did after we have a product market fit? We know the Messaging Works and We know that sales funnel converts then we're actually GONNA turn on pay traffic and that's how you Agassi take off. Got Just so I, understand this are you basically helping people craft their offer and then you're helping them scale it and then you had a va just to say, Hey, you go. We're going to take the training wheels off go a great question. So actually most of the time people already coming to us with an offer a product market fit? So he already had the idea that he. Wanted, and usually we don't work with or like I want make my first dollar online because that's a whole different person. That's like, Hey, I already have testimonies I have case studies. I just can't get enough deals. I can't get enough appointments on the phone whatever it is really great. Most of the time that has to do with you just not having enough attention and so day one that client works with us they sign up with us and work with us. We pretty much crafter messaging regret. What channel did you need going on and then we give it to the virtual assistant who does that outreach for them and so it's not unusual for client of ours who averages wanted to appointments a week before they come to us come in and within twenty four hours, they have about eight to ten appointments on the calendar for their service.

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Ring goes mobile with a trio of car security gadgets

WBBM Early Afternoon News

00:33 sec | 2 months ago

Ring goes mobile with a trio of car security gadgets

"E way to record video when they're being pulled over by police Amazons Latest round of new ring security devices includes the ring car camp, which is connected with the company's virtual assistant drivers could start recording a police stopped by saying, Alexa. I'm getting pulled over the device, then communicates that it's recording and streaming the content to cloud servers and can notify the drivers emergency contacts. The $200 ring car Cam also features dual facing HD cameras and emergency crash assist. Which automatically triggers a call to first responders. Jason Brooks

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Amazon's new products include flying security camera for your home, virtual assistant for kids

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

00:19 sec | 2 months ago

Amazon's new products include flying security camera for your home, virtual assistant for kids

"Lots of new stuff from Amazon. Today, the tech giant rolled out a new lineup of eco smart speakers. They have a spherical bree design and updates to its Alexa virtual assistant. The flagship model starts at 100 Bucks. There are also new Amazon ring products, many with a mobility theme, including not autonomous drone mounted security

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The Best B2B LinkedIn Marketing Strategies

Marketing School

03:58 min | 2 months ago

The Best B2B LinkedIn Marketing Strategies

"Welcome to another episode of Marketing School I'm Eric Su, and I'm meal and today we're GonNa talk about the best be to be linked in marketing strategy. So we're going to be talking about paid. We're going to be talking about organic as well. We're going to be talking about all the things you can do to grow on linked in. So go ahead the the first thing to is if you want organic and attended traffic start hosting carousels, carousels do extremely well where people can just keep clicking next next next next I believe yet to. Upload them into as a documentary on that PDF format do extremely well ton of us a lot of engagement lot of comments at help build appropriate that way when you want to get more customers, you'll more visibility. Yeah. One thing you can do just find a group of five friends that you're actually close what started group chat and when you post something posted in there and then people can go in and they can engage they can like and they can comment the initial bump that you get in the first hour or so that helps a. Lot. So usually I'll try to hit up when I actually do this try to hit five to ten people or so at boom that's night and day difference because what Lincoln's looking for is post like engagement. So they're gonNA show it more in the feet and I seen people amazing things with that without also says if you're posting something organically put the link in the first comet, don't put the link inside of the post because they don't like coming off the platform. So you know it gets a little dean on that. So put in the. Comment instead it with some engage initially link put in the comment and that will help you the other thing that you should have with Lincoln. The I found super effective with B2B is the I. Don't know if they still have this option of the last time I checked you can do the Lincoln auto fill. So when you're driving traffic from Lincoln, especially pay traffic some goes to your website. They can click a button to fill all their lead information. So they don't demand type it in that help conversions as well from what I tested. They still have that, and then the other thing too is this. This is kind of Ninja. If you post something does really well and you have a lot of people that are liking it that are a lot of them are second degree or third degree connections but let's this click flow write the software. So let's say we're trying to reach a lot of agency owners. Well, what what you can do is you can assign this to virtual assistant and then they will go through all the. And the look for whoever's qualified and the reach out to those people and say, Hey, because you know that they know you you reach out to them and say, Hey, you know who handles marketing on your team or who handles agencies under or whatever. Right whatever it is your product or service is because they've had that one touch point with already they're going to be more receptive to reach out. So you WanNa make sure you get that process down first and then handed off. To virtual system, though thing, you just group for your region and makeup like the North American group for Cmo's right and then you just invite all the CMO's and stuff like that. That's assuming you're targeting them. But you do that for sales executives whatever your target audiences and people not working in there. You believe relationship as a group owner you will also find his can generate you a lot of business overtime as well. The you gotTa have an energy and make the group. I would even go even more than that. I think if you're like a local local CMO group or in your area like you can control that area, you can be the main center of attention there or you can go North America I would try both the other thing is linked in has a feature. So you can make events and we tried this for this podcast is just we have so many other things to do. But when we did make this podcast, it's like making a Webinar and. You can invite all these other contacts to it. If you can just sign it to market measure on your team that would be great and meal you have anything else last but not lease start running Lincoln ads they're expensive but they work that's not really a tip that just something that's proven some of our best seeds come from. Lincoln. University manual outreach to either one works just considered running Lincoln ads. If you already haven't started, it's probably more expensive than traditional paper, but it's super more targeted qualify. If you know you're LTV, your lifetime value of a customer you know your numbers that can actually make it really easy. So you gotTa know your numbers first before you start running ads like this, and then is going to give you the confidence to allow you to scale.

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"virtual assistant" Discussed on Scale The Podcast

Scale The Podcast

04:52 min | 2 months ago

"virtual assistant" Discussed on Scale The Podcast

"All of a sudden your team members star understanding the business in the same way that you understand the business I used to give somebody a task verbally in fact, sometimes I still find myself in that space where all verbally explain here's the thing though sixty seven percent of written communication is misunderstood thirty. Seven percent of verbal communication is misunderstood and even when you write it down and you give it to somebody and you're doing a face to face sometimes more than fifty percent of the communication that you had with them is misunderstood. So when you implement a task management platform and you write things down and you do a video face-to-face conference, the likelihood that you're. Virtual assistant or employer anybody really maybe even your spouse understands the task fully goes way way up. But this step ensures that the task is understood what I would do communicate the task in a written format set in the project management task management you know software. So there's a timeframe articulated. They understand the what the why, and then as the virtual assistant is. One or two hours into doing ten our task come back and check in with them. Have them do a presentation about their understanding about what you're actually asking for what their part in the job is and what that task looks like. Then you're checking in with him and making sure that there's there might be areas that you can help them streamline it there. Might be areas of understanding that they don't know. The point is in that check in when it's ten to twenty percent of the way done, you have the opportunity to assess understanding make sure they're on the right track and not waste time or money. So I just WanNa be clear discussed the why discuss the how make sure that's that's in your written instruction. I'm just GONNA be real with everybody on this call usually when there's a mistake, it's because I didn't communicate the conversation well enough or I didn't give the directions or I wasn't part of the solution or or there's some mistake that I made the other day I assigned a task. It didn't turn out the way I wanted. So I've trained myself now to look at how I, communicate the task and verified the directions and documentation and the conversation was clear enough. But sure enough missed a deadline had a mistake happen and it was my failure. There are so many distractions in an office. There's so many interruptions, colleagues, office politics stress. Of communing lot of waste when it comes to physical office for versus virtual office before Kovin only four percent of the US worked remotely. Now Dakota hit more than sixty percent of the world. The world is working remotely. There's some good things and there's some bad things here. There is a process to effectively manage a remote team everything that we were talking about today is remote focused, but here's the big. One. This is what I find. People prefer in-house assistance or employees who are in the office because they have what we call tribal knowledge meaning their business is locked in their brain businesses all right here in the frontal lobe of their brain and in order to get it out it's a lot easier just to tell somebody when you're face to face. But when you're managing remote teams you're required to document. It you're required to pull that tribal knowledge out of your employees out of your partners out of yourself, and that process really really creates scale. Again, it helps you sell your business it helps you document it, and my favorite line is my employees get to serve our clients. You guys. Hopefully some of you guys are here our clients, but they get a serve our clients exactly the way I want them. Served and that is a huge deal think about managing employees the same way you love on kids it's a very simple way when you're working with your virtual assistant, what you want to remember is if there's a mistake, they don't. WanNa make a mistake they wanna make you happy and so usually there's just not enough communication around it. The Culture Philippines we're talking about virtual assistance in the Philippines that's our business. They're heavy heavy heavy on belonging and being part of your team. So anything you can do to help them feel like they belong and they are part of the team. You're going to see big dividends from that. I'm so lucky to be thirteen years into working with virtual assistance because they know all of my crazy things they know you know the silliness they know when I'm not happy.

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"virtual assistant" Discussed on Scale The Podcast

Scale The Podcast

04:52 min | 2 months ago

"virtual assistant" Discussed on Scale The Podcast

"All of a sudden your team members star understanding the business in the same way that you understand the business I used to give somebody a task verbally in fact, sometimes I still find myself in that space where all verbally explain here's the thing though sixty seven percent of written communication is misunderstood thirty. Seven percent of verbal communication is misunderstood and even when you write it down and you give it to somebody and you're doing a face to face sometimes more than fifty percent of the communication that you had with them is misunderstood. So when you implement a task management platform and you write things down and you do a video face-to-face conference, the likelihood that you're. Virtual assistant or employer anybody really maybe even your spouse understands the task fully goes way way up. But this step ensures that the task is understood what I would do communicate the task in a written format set in the project management task management you know software. So there's a timeframe articulated. They understand the what the why, and then as the virtual assistant is. One or two hours into doing ten our task come back and check in with them. Have them do a presentation about their understanding about what you're actually asking for what their part in the job is and what that task looks like. Then you're checking in with him and making sure that there's there might be areas that you can help them streamline it there. Might be areas of understanding that they don't know. The point is in that check in when it's ten to twenty percent of the way done, you have the opportunity to assess understanding make sure they're on the right track and not waste time or money. So I just WanNa be clear discussed the why discuss the how make sure that's that's in your written instruction. I'm just GONNA be real with everybody on this call usually when there's a mistake, it's because I didn't communicate the conversation well enough or I didn't give the directions or I wasn't part of the solution or or there's some mistake that I made the other day I assigned a task. It didn't turn out the way I wanted. So I've trained myself now to look at how I, communicate the task and verified the directions and documentation and the conversation was clear enough. But sure enough missed a deadline had a mistake happen and it was my failure. There are so many distractions in an office. There's so many interruptions, colleagues, office politics stress. Of communing lot of waste when it comes to physical office for versus virtual office before Kovin only four percent of the US worked remotely. Now Dakota hit more than sixty percent of the world. The world is working remotely. There's some good things and there's some bad things here. There is a process to effectively manage a remote team everything that we were talking about today is remote focused, but here's the big. One. This is what I find. People prefer in-house assistance or employees who are in the office because they have what we call tribal knowledge meaning their business is locked in their brain businesses all right here in the frontal lobe of their brain and in order to get it out it's a lot easier just to tell somebody when you're face to face. But when you're managing remote teams you're required to document. It you're required to pull that tribal knowledge out of your employees out of your partners out of yourself, and that process really really creates scale. Again, it helps you sell your business it helps you document it, and my favorite line is my employees get to serve our clients. You guys. Hopefully some of you guys are here our clients, but they get a serve our clients exactly the way I want them. Served and that is a huge deal think about managing employees the same way you love on kids it's a very simple way when you're working with your virtual assistant, what you want to remember is if there's a mistake, they don't. WanNa make a mistake they wanna make you happy and so usually there's just not enough communication around it. The Culture Philippines we're talking about virtual assistance in the Philippines that's our business. They're heavy heavy heavy on belonging and being part of your team. So anything you can do to help them feel like they belong and they are part of the team. You're going to see big dividends from that. I'm so lucky to be thirteen years into working with virtual assistance because they know all of my crazy things they know you know the silliness they know when I'm not happy.

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How to Schedule Your Time More Effectively

Marketing School

04:48 min | 3 months ago

How to Schedule Your Time More Effectively

"Super committed to your success online. We've worked with them to a special offer just remarking school listeners. All you have to do is go to dream host dot com slash marking school to learn more and get your website online today. Welcome to another episode of Marketing School. I'm Eric Su and I'm Neil Patel and today we're GonNa talk about how to schedule your time more effectively. So I don't have tons of tips on this one. I know air probably does more than me but I'm GonNa give you the two tips that I do and then the rest is all eric. The first is I have assistant that helps me a law you can always hire. A virtual assistant, there's a lot of sites offer that, but that's one way. The other thing that I do is a checklist everything that needed accomplish during that day. Literally I have a checklist for each and every single day and I accomplish it. You don't go to sleep unless you convert your sick you better still combat ship before you go to see and you'll figure out how to get it done and then sometimes like. I want that extra time on. Monday to do x Y and Z, or want to take that vacation while if I had a checklist the next two weeks, which do because they start creating bands. Okay. If I want that vacation that time off I need to go and complete. Things. All those checklists of coming weeks. If we're GONNA, take that time off, and that's my way of just getting the most out of my time. The funny thing is even when you take the time off, you still have a new checklist. So we're. On vacation onboard. My wife loves sending places I and stuff like that, and I don't care for the sending places some psycho. Yeah you go on the beach and do what everyone and I'M GONNA. Go critic neutral rethink more work than. So similar I used to have a really long list as an early my career really long list of things I. Remember watching this video is like you know a lot of people have a lot of these TD's right STD's can mean different things but in this case is has shit to do so you don't WanNa do that 'cause the problem is if you do that, you don't have any priorities and so what I learned over the years this is very similar to kneel as well. I, have a checklist right in fact now have physical. A physical checklist. Now, where I write things usually I try to keep it to three main things i. get those things done like it's a good day. So that's up what I do and in front of me I, have my top goal for the year and I tried to center everything I do around those my checklist based on those. So I don't try to do all these other things because otherwise I'm like I really work on too many things and if I try to add all these, here's this other. Here's is like I'm always bringing. Neil are talking about these ideas all the time Oh what do you think about this? What do you think about this but that's too much. You have to be able to focus otherwise it gets crazy. So that's one piece I do definitely recommend in EA I actually use a service called belay solutions recommended by our mutual friend said I got this great year by the way most as don't work well with me I think difficult to work with but I remember that time we interviewed a all prisons. Amazing. You should hire them I'm like, no, thank you too expensive. Do you remember that? As like two years ago you're like I read this EA. They're awesome at. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I, was like one thank you. Two hundred grand super expensive and like no thank you. Don't, but it doesn't have to cost a lot of money to do the stuff that Eric and I are talking about even with the h you can get someone to help you out for like I. Kid you not like a few hundred bucks a month virtually. So there's couple services there's one called Shepherd support, shepherd, DOT com. So type in that and you can get they actually have a really. Good vetting process for Filipino, Vase and some people might complain about that. But there are some really good ones bolaise a little more expensive I think it goes up to forty or fifty bucks an hour but my ea comes military background. So she could take the heat when I bring the heat boom boom boom boom and she's like, yeah, give me more give me more. She gets stronger from it. Unlike, yes, exactly what I need. So you gotta think about your personality, they will help block time off for you. I think I still use my scheduling links. So you schedule once I don't know if you do this the old but I, think there's a season for things right there seasons where you try to keep your calendar completely empty and their seasons words like scheduled like crazy. So for me right? Now a Mondays, all my one on ones. All of I have themes, all ones, autism meetings those are Monday Tuesdays and Wednesdays are more free for Friday's like this. I have no meetings. The only meetings I do are what Neil like this fighters are all for strategic thinking time blocked out. So I can I have the space to think about things Neil how do you do you do know meetings right? Eddie meetings but not that many period like I just cut back on the meetings altogether and I realized like meetings are inefficient. Yeah. I just call I need something. Yeah. I'll be the first to say, yes, he does that the other thing too is instead of doing like forty five minute meetings thirty minute means cut it to fifteen minutes US county or whatever make default your fifteen minutes 'cause usually you'll find that you can fill that time quickly you drag it out to thirty and it's just like people start it's called

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How a Law School Dropout Builds Profitable Companies Using Virtual Assistants with Ravi Abuvala

Entrepreneur on FIRE

04:32 min | 3 months ago

How a Law School Dropout Builds Profitable Companies Using Virtual Assistants with Ravi Abuvala

"Ravi say what's up to fire nation and sheriff something interesting about yourself that most people don't know what is going on fire nation. Thank you guys for lending me your ears I've been listening to this podcast for quite a while now, and it's a little surreal experience to be on this end of it. So this morning I'm thinking I listen to this for very long time and I'm like I. Know John's GonNa. Ask Me something that a lot of people don't know and like any online digital marketer. Open Book and so I was like what? So I'm going to share with you guys on that literally one person this entire world knows and it's funny I'm bringing it out on this block Seo but about a year ago in July of Twenty nineteen, I had this weird edge and I ended up actually selling all of my stuff in. Florida about a week including my caller just junked it and I moved to. Spain and I lived in Spain for about forty five days and I was just hopping coastal city council city working on businesses, work my clients, and while I was in a coastal city. In Spain I'm not GONNA say what? So people don't look up when I'm about to tell you my walls in a coastal city in Spain I don't drink. I drink a few times a year and I was out at this pretty cool jazz club and I was like two three in the morning, which is in Spain when they're just getting started really and there's a brawl breaks out right where I'm at at the bar or ordering a soda at the Bar and just abroad but breaks out right next to me and ends up at, I. Try to break the brawl up the police come. they come up to me I speak decent Spanish because I've lived abroad for a while but not good enough to get me out of the situation I I actually end up spending the next three and a half hours in a drunk tank and a small jail cell in a coastal city in Spain and it took him a while to you if I had to give my find my password and it showed all that stuff and I finally got out of it and The only other person that knows someone that met me the next day and they wonder why looks so off By parents don't know nobody knows that stories. So yeah, I'm on our convict in Spain. Okay. Well, this is only a couple listeners. So fire nation keep it to yourself here like not a big deal. So. I WANNA start off on a little bit of a somber notes because as I shared fire nation during the introduction, we're talking about barshop way to millions but in many of us have dealt with some one in our lives that we love who dealt with some form of this but your Dad Ravi had stage four cancer. So talk to us about that and how that situation. Caused you to throw it all away. Awesome questions. So whole life was going to be a lawyer and that was that was the goal was law school was the number one priority, and in order to be a lawyer, you have to take what's known as a law school admission test and you had the really score highly on and if you WANNA go great law school which I did. And so I took a year off after graduating from college and I was about to start studying for this also emission tests in about three days. After I graduated I, got a call from my dad who lives in Atlanta Georgia. I was in Florida at the time and he told me news he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and like John Says, you know everyone here has experienced cancer somewhere the other, but it's like when it's yourself or someone as Close Your Dad, it's a whole different experience and kind of threw me. For a loop and so I ended up packing all my stuff up moving to Atlanta. Georgia, and for the next year I would wake up at four am workout until five. Then from five to eight, I'll be studying for this law school admission test than about eight to five I'll be doing Chemo and radiation with my dad every single day. Monday. Through Friday and then when I got home at about six, o'clock, I'd be studying until eleven midnight every night back again on a law school admission test. So it was quite a surreal experience. I'm really really blessed to say my dad's been about two years in remission. So just actually visited him in Savannah Georgia, two days ago I was just seeing him but what it really did open up for me was. How fragile life was I was kind of going down around that I think somebody else wanted me to go down and I read a really awesome book called the subtle not giving of an economy I was just like, okay I'm doing this for all the wrong reasons and I decided you know what I took the law school admission test spent eighteen years preparing for it. I actually scored in the top ten percent of test takers in the United States I got into my dream schools, top schools in the nation. and. Then I said you know what? I'M GONNA go work at a talion restaurant down the road and try to figure out this entrepreneurship

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"virtual assistant" Discussed on Army Wife Talk Radio

Army Wife Talk Radio

03:05 min | 3 months ago

"virtual assistant" Discussed on Army Wife Talk Radio

"Will listen to an interview conducted by Army Wife Network Commander Treated Knoblauch as she chats with guests, Molly rose speed from virtual assistant academy. Malia, a founder of the Virtual System Academy. Virtual system management she trains in places, military spouses for virtual work opportunities with more than forty graduates in the program her passion for creating a career options for military spouses, being cells, and the impact has been both rewarding and significant to this spouse community. and. Then later in the show, we will also hear from Army Wife Network sponsor I commands president and CEO Mark Steffi. I'm looking forward to hearing both of these interviews Chrissy since this is your first time on the podcast. Why don't you share with our listeners a little bit about you in the background of your Mouth Bows Journey of course I'm originally from Rochester. New. York, I married my soldier in two thousand and ten I jumped right into military wife life we were in Fort Knox and then being moved to Fort Benning Fort Bliss now in Florida while my husband works on his masters. we have four boys we have one Husky. We love to travel and we look forward to our next PCS for heading to. Fort Leavenworth. Has S typically when we travel the mouse oh, that's awesome. I think Sarah and I could be wrong. I. Think She's in Fort Leavenworth now. So maybe you guys can you be so well I, look forward to having on there you know I love that you were in bliss before it's was like so many of our listeners now Anacostia denier currently in Fort Bliss I'm so glad super? Cool. Like ben here than that. It was way way cooler than I expected. Same. I'm like obsessive and my husband is so tired of me talking about how much I love this place. It's fine and I'm like, no, it's like really great. But. Yeah. When we were talking before the podcast I, it's so crazy that you're from Rochester New York because I was originally born in Syracuse which is like. An hour a couple of hours away, which is very close. Yes. Yeah. Whenever I say like Oh like originally from New York people are always like New York City. Upstate for upstate. I know such a common misconception like New York is huge. It's not just the small little. What money means you so much should be on the podcast. This is so fun. I'm so glad that you are on our command team when I read what the topic is for this interview I was super excited readers interview with Molly had so much to share, but I don't want to delay. So let's tune in. Welcome to army life. Talkradio's interview segment. I'm Cherie Nov lock. Your Army. Life. Network commander today we're chatting with molly row speed a military spouse and the founder of the virtual assistant. Academy in Virtual Assistant Management. After years as a corporate accountant cubicle dweller molly rose decided to live out her mission to live a life owning her time and her own unique. Id..

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Process Tools for Amazon Sellers with Will Christensen

Amazing FBA

05:28 min | 4 months ago

Process Tools for Amazon Sellers with Will Christensen

"Ladies and Gentlemen Boys and girls Mr Mann and whoever else is listening. This is the ten K. collective, because part of the family of mazing podcast. You can see the decals behind me. If you're watching the video and today we're with woody will christen of data was a mason dot com, who are the experts at automation and integration that we're going to plunge straight in on the tools Amazon says will welcome back to the show. Thanks it's good to be here and let's deal with these tools for Amazon. Tell us I used at prosper show while ago, so that was really cool. You're obviously aware of how the world works settlers. What are these tools that you can share with us? Honestly tools are. I kinda Geek out on tools. I'm in general I'm kind of a software nerd. NERD had an assistant who came to me once and said you know. Will I feel like you are an individual? Who is the Tony Stark of software? Like you're? You're just in the middle of all of the tools, so I'm going to mention a couple here and I'm GonNa give you like a one liner. Here's the tool. Here's why I love it. So, honestly, the one that's kind of up on my screen right now and so it's kind of in my face is slack and I find that a lot of Amazon sellers haven't adopted slack yet, and the reason I think a lot of them haven't adopted. Slack yet is because they haven't realized how inefficient email and just regular Google hangouts is. I find a lot of people using skype to communicate with their with their as your different individuals that way I love slack and its ability to create channels to create a context where everything goes. Basically, it's an instant messaging platform that allows you to do direct messages back and forth between individuals, and then it allows you to create public and private channels where you can discuss things like key metrics that the businesses going on, and it gives. Gives you a way to keep the context of the conversation going so for example we have a slack channel access needs and anytime someone needs access is something they go into that channel. They Post. Hey I. Don't have access to this Amazon seller central account. How do I get access? And then we go through that process to to figure out exactly what that looks like an and get it where it needs to go if that makes sense. Absolutely I'm just discovering. Slap myself. I'm very guilty of using. skype is the primary meeting for communicating with Va's and. It's OK until you get to the point where you try and dig into some information from weeks ago and then it comes. That's the thing like I'm short video about this. Did I even tell you about the? What was the link for that again? And then you nightmare? You described so elegantly before. Say Anything that helps you get organized. Upfront is a great thing for sure so my. Virtual Assistant. I when we use like I have an entire channel dedicated to the video. That I create for her so I've I've I use a another tool. WE'RE GONNA mentioned hair called screen cast, defy and screen cast if records videos and drops those videos into Google drive folder us another tool called. Zap, beer to automatically pick up those videos and push them into a specific slack channel so anytime a record video i. literally title it in a certain way pops it out into the Slack Channel and tells her what she's supposed to do with it a minor. That is just loving this. Because I use screen falsifying. I've used got a lot of videos on. There are US or got slack now of it up I haven't really been vigorous into my stuff I'm like Oh. Wow, I could do that I can say totally see how that would save me that. The assistant 'cause batsman three days and guys Mike, whereas all yeah got to send it. T- sorry. This is behind the. Title to get up and so I've got it. Set up now so if I don't put the word in all capitals private in the title of the video, it automatically goes to my va, and says hey. I was too lazy to title this, so please Bug me about what this video's even four and where it should go, so if I record a video, it goes to her period unless i. I write in all caps in the title private. Zapper is totally capable of listening for that word private and be like. Oh don't send this to her. So if I wanted to like, make video from partners, talking about everybody salaries or something like that I wanted to be a little more private. A totally could do that and I made Zap, Zapper drop it into a channel and away it goes and. And then I'm not hunting through a thread of threads imagine how much conversation goes back, and forth between me and my executive virtual assistant, its way to have channels man I would be in all sorts of trouble, so I try to use direct message communication with another individual I. Try to define those channels and say this is information that we're probably not going to need again. This is about chatter about. About. What's going on if I have information that we're going to need to look up again? I try to create a channel the to associate with that client, or whoever else it is, so we've got a lot of channels. Assist I'm not going to get a bit overwhelming I? Guess, but at least it's a lot less everyone undifferentiated stuff. Okay, so we got slack. Go Screen! Falsify because up here. What else your faith tools, so another one is the tool we're using right now to communicate zoom and a lot of people have heard of zoom, but maybe it will especially now they've probably heard of zoom, really powerful, very stable tool in terms of of video calls and getting face to face with people and getting some of those other pieces out of the way I just really appreciate. How stable is they've run into their growing pains, but even with the growing pains. It's outpaced several others that I've used.

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Text-to-Speech Wizardry - Niclas Bergstrom, ReadSpeaker

The Voice Tech Podcast

04:27 min | 4 months ago

Text-to-Speech Wizardry - Niclas Bergstrom, ReadSpeaker

"Our? Our goal is to be the number one platform independent to specialists and what we do apart from developing selling web-based SAS solutions for learning management systems and educational content so forth speech, naming websites bill so develop high-quality custom voices spilled using deep learning methods that you can deploy basic on any hardware aging from embedded systems to high capacity servers, or in our cloud very nice. Okay, so that's the nicest distinct explanation. What kinds of applications do companies use your text to speech voices for then what the main areas you sees them being employed for. I think it's all the traditional industries if I've your call centers of course, but also since we have lots of the small footprint, high-quality Texas beach voice his where quite big in the embedded space as well so for can be anything from assistive technologies, these by people with impairments or Romans, or any non connected device, so that is I think one of how sorry I totally lost here. and. I'm thinking embedded devices, but these are things that help people speak. People have lost the ability to speak. Acceptability, on the web, we're kind of thing. Yes, accessibility for people that struggling with reading a lot of contents on the screen, basically so they can have help. Basically having their content read outs online directly into learning management systems or directly in the educational content again. Yeah, and then what we have seen of course in the last year of course, an explosion of a requests coming from burs, kinds of dialogue system so voice interaction platforms, virtual assistant, smart speakers, and that is why we started to focus quite a lot on streamlining our process to develop custom voices interesting, okay. Okay so this whether the businesses picking up on this speak aside then what kind of applications what kind of things that people actually using these custom voices for? Why would people choose to use a accustomed voice on a voice application as opposed to just the standard Alexa voice for instance with the Google voice well, I think there are a few different reasons I mean one is that if you have your own voice, your branded voice that are sort of well aligned with your your brand values and sort of its sounds like the company that you want to sound. Like. A, logo type basically so or graphical to sign that you use for your company voice is equally powerful in the voice space, because if if all the information and applications from older brands for example, not one of the popular platforms assistance platforms, if they all sound the same, so of course quite difficult to distinguish one brand for from an utter I think in the brandon voices like with lower types and. And stuff there are certain brand values that you can communicate to get war. Yeah, it's truly the what you're saying to convey the values of your brand to be more memorable. I guess as well so people recognize your brand through the sounders in addition to the visual kind of branding the everyone's today, not make sense you see. Guys produce high-quality text to speech voices using deep learning models to older. Older is that right? These are unique voices. You make for each company. Is that right? Yeah, yeah, correct I, mean we do have Jerem ninety different voices of the shelf to has more in a thirty five different languages currently. We're used to grow that quite a bit this year, but really even though if you can, you can tweak the existing voices have slightly different character and so forth but many. Many customers do want to have their. You know they have specific requirements on what their voice. Their corporate voice sort of should sound like some customers even have their voice talents. If they are currently using for can be in the VR system can be four different touch points like a radio commercials for TV commercials, so it's it's a voice that when you hear it. You immediately associated with this brand. On the the sort of sonic branding part, some the have very strong preference of having a specific sort of language, obviously gender age should be like very formal sound should be more like a young hip sound or How does your brand sound I mean that is the important question and that is identified is about scouting the right speaker that fits well with those requirements and basically start to produce a custom tedious voice.

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Xiaomi announces an international version of its Mi Band 5

Daily Tech News Show

00:29 sec | 4 months ago

Xiaomi announces an international version of its Mi Band 5

"Announced an international version of its low cost. Me Band wearable. The first time the device will be officially sold outside China the me, smart band five sports activity. Tracking for eleven exercise modes with heart, rate, sleep and stress, monitoring and menstrual cycle tracking it offers magnetic charging claimed fourteen day battery, life and water resistance to fifty meters compared to the China exclusive me band five. The international version does not include NFC or these Zhao, virtual assistant pricing and release dates were not

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Improving the Restaurant Industry with Voice Technology with Derrick Johnson, CEO of Encounter AI

Inside VOICE

07:26 min | 7 months ago

Improving the Restaurant Industry with Voice Technology with Derrick Johnson, CEO of Encounter AI

"Today my guess is Derek Johnson the founder of encounter a. I welcome Derek. Thanks for being here thanks Kurt. Thanks for having me now. You've been working in the tech space for a while now. Where did your interest in voice technology coming? Yes so I've always been technologies being exposed to computers barely early. You know. And so in brochure from uncle sweat computers on various electronics. And then you know Bacne Day. We had the service call America Online and so like every time you log onto the platform. You regretted with this verbiage. You have male riding so that forced me to understand the voice possible with computers our from a technical standpoint. It wasn't conversational. Aix Time but it did for shadow will be right and so you know today. We reached a tipping point. Where it's actually possible to deliver those faces. And so I wanted to explore a lot of ideas about adult time and now was the top. So and your company encounter. Ai Is voiced technology for the restaurant industry. And I WANNA I start off by saying congratulations to you on choosing niche and really trying to dominate in that area. Can you tell us about the idea for encounter a and how it came about and what it does definitely so from career perspective. I had stints. Companies like Disney Spent some time at censure innovation labs plus I had some experience as an owner investor for the restaurant brand freshly right in numerous other regional restaurants and so I saw first hand the needs of the industry scale ability in operational perspective and I wanted to blend my data science and artificial intelligence background kind of with my love and passion for the restaurant and right in a second. It's a personal journey. No unfortunately I lost both of my parents at an early age to chronic disease right and so I decided the best way to of Transform. Health was to start at the source and one of the facts. Most people don't know as you know anywhere between thirty five to forty percent of the. Us population consumes dry food. Right and so that was our mark. How do we transform health? Kinda one of the highest impact points from their developing solution that enables contact with ordering across restaurant drive-thrus. In store kiosks. You don't have to touch the screen as well as tabletop solutions that you see you know largest sit down brands like chilies etc right. So you know what the core our platform collaboratively helps ordering associates. Meaning that they get off meant and helping then route. The customer take the order and even accept payment right plus we have kind of what we call the consumer magic. Where if you a repeat customer you know we can do various things around offering you up different preferences when that's no seasonality intentionally. You have allergies that you always wanted to take each incineration you know. And so the goal is to just give the customer a ubiquitous kind of digital enhanced customer experience that they're used to you know in their homes on their phones etc agreements to real life route right and so that was why I started. Ray I and that's what we're doing today and your company venture backed startup. Why did you Hughes to go that route? And what was the process like for you in getting funding? Yes Oh for most businesses you know. Oftentimes they're tied to brick and mortar. They're tied to physical space right and so four. Assassins business such as ours. You know traditionally that's been the domain by friends and family of comes from those type of networks or venture capital right and so for us. We took the venture capital route because we wanted to move fast and we also wanted to see customer expectations right and so that meant that one from a capital perspective we needed it right within to having networks of individuals who built world class and coach changing products with the intent that they can help us right and so the process was that we apply for venture capital via concept called celebrate right and that's where essentially investors provide capital plus wraparound services to prepare a startup founders on kind of best practices of being one a startup company but then to complement their teams. Where appropriate such that they have the scale and velocity necessary to be success? And I love if you could share with us. The experience so far from a user perspective and a business perspective in using encounter a I if you can share with us any stats or stories. That'd be great. Yuck so when you look at the restaurant industry like you know you have your large companies that are billion dollar corporations. You have your smaller mom and pop diners and cafes writing. We wanted to ensure that we had a solution work for both in our early implementation. You know from a technical perspective. We saw thirty percent improvement on speed in near human level accuracy across regional accents dialects and slaying right. And what that meant is you know often exempt as we say as you know at Burger King for example you know. The proper name of their salads. Is the rapper sound right? I don't think anyone in the history of bordering has ever said that right and so is being able to take a technology apply it to different sectors and have an exprienced customers really want you know one restaurant owner in a college town. This restaurant was right off of the expressive writing. So what was that for breakfast? You know there was a peak in demand right for lunch a peak and demand right for dinner picking the man but throughout the day largely there wasn't enough volume for him to have more than a skeleton writers. So with our technology you know breaking in an augment that owning associates such one person but now seamlessly to restaurant drive rights and so that meant that gave the owner of fighting chance to eat doors open when he was looking to shutting down and furthermore allow customer associate in the store the feel like he or she also had help and transformed how our technology has been applied and also change a lot of as and you know when you were sending me some of the videos. Some of the information on your company you had talked about when you're using this kind of AI. For restaurants not only obviously that saving time it saving money for businesses as far as they don't need to hire as many people to help with this sort of thing but you also said that more people feel comfortable to talk to an Ai. Order something then they do a person which when sometimes they're ordering more than they would so that you're actually having the restaurant see a higher level of revenue coming correct and often times. Talk to you know without college. You know if you want a lot of food and you're talking to a person sometimes you have that emotional lens right. Where like you don't want to appear but generally gladness or you don't WanNa pay that you ordering more than you should be right talking to. A virtual assistant or conversational is assistant. You don't have that we'll see higher ticket sales but also you know coming up selling respective items that potentially liked the cheap potentially no aware of also right so for example for me. I love chocolate shakes strikes with that means you know bite though from brand to brand with our technology even though the ordering dissociate doesn't know and love chocolate shades potentially our grand solution does right and so we can offer. That upset me agnostic Brian across multiple brands and that often leads to higher ticketing box. That's amazing so you're saying you could go if somebody if there were multiple restaurants using your A. Let's say you went to local mom and pop shop. You went to Chili's you Ansa Burger King that. If they were all using your they would know that you as the user love chocolate shakes and be able to offer. Hey did you know we have this here if he wanted it? Absolutely that's amazing. I love that that is exactly how signal and a I should work so I think that's really great.

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Are You Paying Too Much For Your VA?

The $100 MBA Show

06:27 min | 8 months ago

Are You Paying Too Much For Your VA?

"One of our first hires years ago was a virtual assistant and it was a great heart because it took off a lot of pressure of doing a lot of administrative tasks in our business tedious tasks. Email spreadsheets appointments. It is amazing when you can get somebody to take care of all that stuff. But how much should you be paying for a? Va the first thing we need to consider is. Are you hiring a fulltime or a part-time virtual assistant? There's so many things in assistant can do that. Most small businesses have enough work for a full time position. But it's not the only option you can always hire a part time via at the start but I recommend a fulltime higher. Because you'RE GONNA get full commitment and you're going to allow them to be able to get used to your tasks your business the way you do business a lot more quickly so for today's purpose for today's lesson we're GONNA be talking about full time. Hires how much they cost. Now many people go to the Philippines they hire out of the Philippines for a virtual assistant. There's a lot of good reasons why many Filipinos are well educated The literacy levels are quite high Their English language abilities quite good. They have a sense of commitment Many of them are working because they've trying to support families whether it's their own no immediate family their own children and You know a significant other or they're trying to support their parents so hard work not foreign to the Filipino culture. So many people head to the Philippines they go to Filipino. Job Sites like online jobs dot Ph to a higher a Filipino. Va the other. Big Attraction is the cost you know. V8's can start as low as four hundred. Us dollars a month for fulltime work. I know that seems very low but this is the economy there in the Philippines. And of course if you decide to hire In a Western country the UK US Canada. Australia. You'RE GONNA pay a premium because that's the economy there. You need to pay competitive rates there. I've seen a VA star at twenty five hundred dollars a month in the US up to four thousand five thousand dollars a month now just like in any position you're going to pay for experience. So four hundred is starting. You know you're not gonNA find somebody with a lot of experience at the four hundred mark in the Philippines they're gonNA maybe have some clerical work maybe worked in a call center. They're going to need a lot of training. But if you're looking to hire somebody. This is my recommendation that has done the job before the has been A. Va for somebody has been an executive assistant with. Somebody can handle many of the tasks that you'd want to handle whether it's You know pay pal payments for affiliates or paying out payroll or handling email handling your appointments all that kind of stuff a more experienced. Va is going to cost. You know five six seven maybe even eight hundred dollars a month just to give you some perspective on how much that means in the Philippines. The starting salary for a medical doctor in the Philippines is around thousand dollars a month so highly skilled. Va getting paid. Eight hundred is pretty good. I can pay them more. You know nine hundred thousand and you can give increments and bonuses and all that kind of stuff. One of the things that keep in mind. When it comes to hiring out of Philippines family and culture is very important so time off. is a factor to make sure that they get their holidays They have leave. Go on vacation or take some time off their family Maternity leave because Many of them are building families raid. They're having children. And of course like in any position. You WanNa make sure you pay on time regularly because they depend on the salary just like anybody else now. It's a hold of a ballgame if you're hiring out of a Western country or a native English speaking country like Australia or Canada or the US or the UK and I would recommend looking in one of these countries or in Europe in general if their time zone is close to yours. You want to make sure your. Va has the same hours as you. So if you're hiring a Filipino. Va You'RE GONNA WANNA meet with them. Regularly give him assignments make sure They're able to maybe take minutes in meetings. And if they're on total opposite time zones as your work. Schedules really hard now. Many are flexible. And we'll work the graveyard shift This is quite common there. But that's a choice. You WanNa make when you You're hiring va so many people hire V. As in the same time zone so if they live in Australia Philippines is only two or three hours difference so that works fine. Many people that live in the US will hire out of south. America countries like Brazil and Argentina where they can get a view for half the price that they would pay if they harder the US people that are on the east coast on the US will hire people in Europe because the time versus not too bad either and I know that many people that work our businesses out of the UK higher many as out of eastern Europe or their English was quite good and they're willing to Work in this position for a below average salary versus the United Kingdom type of salary for va so timezones matter. Keep that in mind when you're hiring. Va My general advice when it comes to this topic. Is You get what you pay for? You want to hire somebody. Who's experienced? It's GonNa hit the ground running. That knows what they're doing that has done it before. You'RE GONNA pay a little bit more but it'll be worth you'll save time you'll save headaches you'll also get a lot more done. They're able to do more kinds of tasks of for you With just simple training with video tutorials I shoot videos all the time for Romania. Our Executive Assistant. She's fantastic. I show her. You know about five minutes and a video with to do She creates an S. O. P. which is a standard operating procedure was basically as she writes down that procedure. So that it's documented in our company and she implements that task From that point on and we basically did this over and over and over when we hired her week after week An offloaded many of the tasks that we were doing although basis which was really tedious and taking a lot of our time. And she's able to take on these tasks quickly and learn them quickly because she's done before it's just in the context of our business and that's why we're willing to pay a above average For Va from the Philippines because she's experienced

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Do Kids Trust Alexa or Their Teachers?

Voice in Canada

01:29 min | 10 months ago

Do Kids Trust Alexa or Their Teachers?

"Is a very interesting little bit of news that I came across. And it's all about a a study that was done and published in the Journal of Cognitive Development and they looked at if kids are more likely to trust just a device like Amazon. LEXI or their teacher. And what do you think so. They asked kids that. Were between five and eight years old and for example L. A. Question would have been. How many days does it take Mars to finish a single orbit. And then the kids were offered contracting responses and the Virtual Assistant I would say six hundred days and their teacher had told them seven days. Who Do you think the kids trusted well. Interestingly the researchers found that the kids overwhelmingly trusted the teacher over Lexi even if the teacher was wrong and the way they describe this. They said that kids trust the teacher because they've learned to trust them whereas they're still figuring out whether or not sources like voice. Assistance are trustworthy so very interesting they did say though however that as kids get older and they learn more about computers that relationship with them changes. So it'll be interesting to know. At what age do they start to trust. These devices is more and I mean that raises a whole bunch of philosophical questions. Right like how do you develop trust with a voice assistant. Should you develop trust with a voice. Assistant how do you gauge the trustworthiness of an assistant versus somebody a human being in your life all kinds of questions surrounding

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Meet Emma, The Immigration Chatbot

AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion

08:38 min | 11 months ago

Meet Emma, The Immigration Chatbot

"Our guest today. Is Courtney wind chip who the division chief of the Digital Services Division at the office of Citizenship and applicant information services under the US citizen and immigration services. USCIS hike Ernie. Thank you so much for joining us on the podcast today. Thanks for having me. Yeah welcome Courtney and thanks for joining us. Today we'd like to start by having you introduce as yourself to our listeners and tell them a little bit about your background and your current role at US CIS. Sure happy to do so. So as you mentioned. My Name's Courtney I'm with. US citizenship immigration services that we oversee the lawful immigration and naturalization in to the United States so this includes any family employment or Humanitarian Ryan benefits that an individual may apply for in order to enter remain in the United States. My current role is as a digital services division cheap and we we oversee all of the public visual tools that we have which includes very USCIS website English and Spanish as well as websites. Thanks for citizenship. Resources as well as they are five and we are awesome building out account services. This is an area of the web that is cure that it allows for online transactions and other support services that allow individuals to self service and provides a bit more precise information. So that's my permanent role. I am in an acting role as well where I oversee. Data Management in our office of chief data offers great. Well I know one of the reasons why we're having you on this podcasts. Of course because we're focused on artificial intelligence and one of the patterns that we talk a lot about is one of those seven patterns of a I is this conversational pattern and the US deployed employed. Recently one of the most widely used chat bots in the federal government called. Ask Emma and I know that website is very highly heavily traffic traffic website and of course also feels a lot of phone calls. People are definitely very enthusiastic about contact regarding immigration immigration status lettuce so for our listeners. Who may not be familiar with? Ask Emma and what you're doing on the chat bots. Can you tell us a little bit about that and how that came to be yeah. Emma started in December number twenty fifteen and is the first interactive virtual assistant to date. She has successfully responded to more than thirty five million inquiries for more than eleven million users. So we're very very excited about that. And she has a success rate of about ninety three percent in English and ninety percent in Spanish so she has become a very useful tool for many of our applicants and the general public. I give you a sense of her usage versus some of the other things things we receive about fourteen million calls from and all of our digital tools. Together you have about twenty five billion sessions for months so you can see. She is a highly traffic pool that we rely on very heavily and she has grown and expanded her knowledge over the years. So right now she has an. I don't know right that hovers between eight to ten percent English. And we're hoping to get that down even lower over coming years. And as we continue to train her and we also see her as a great tool to collaborate with our external stakeholders as well as internal stakeholders so initially she a trained with our adjudicators our case managers review cases and our contact center staff over time. We had her trained also with the public and now she has a ton of information and then in more recent years we've also integrated her with live chat services so she's continuing to the pills than where she doesn't have goals. We are now able ambition to from live help services. Yes that's a lot of inquiries every month when you said those numbers I was like. Oh my Guinness so I can see how a chap can be very useful and now that you've had 'em for a few years. I'm sure that there's a lot that you've learned and as you said you continue continued to improve and try and get her. I don't know right up. So for other agencies that are looking to deploy chat bots and industry as well for that matter. What lessons have you learned both good and bad from this experience that you can share with our listeners so we obviously learned many many lessons along the way you know? Some of the lessons that I think are important than have have been really key for us are clever. Aiding and Co creating from the outset so working as I mentioned with our internal and external stakeholders the really develop develop tour of that is all and also has allowed us to think about ways in which we can leverage technology as best we can so five years ago how we were using chat bots is very different and the investments. We're making this very different than than some of the technology available now so I think allowing us to find a lot of the tools that are available right now row for better automation and content management. And that's something that we have struggled with over the years and I would recommend the folks that if they can consider that and consider how also how transferable it'll may be based on the technologies they're trying not to lock into length solution Shen but really be able to use a variety of solutions meet their needs and also how that could integrate with other efforts that they have that they've prioritized of the years. Yeah look at Chat bots and conversational systems of all sorts kinds that are built until websites but also texting and messaging and even now the new voice assistance on Alexa and Siri Google home and all those places in Cortana and they may be thinking about the return on investment. Right a lot of folks like well. Why would use the Chat Bot well hopefully to reduce call volume maybe to improve customer support and service maybe to respond to requests? When you're not usually open right the the offices are closed and I think you know there's lots of different ways of thinking about an inmate? It'd be interesting to share from your perspective. You know where and how you know the Chat Bot in specific and maybe more generals barrels having a big impact on the way that you're serving customers and just both in terms like where are you seeing the return on investment now but also looking towards the future are you looking at its future. Roi and maybe ways that you're looking to expand the use of chat bots and AI. In general in the next few years got excellent questions. I think our biggest a school has been how to create more space for our case workers to focus on complex immigration issues news and reviews rather than some of the more basic questions like K.. Status or processing time but we receive on a day-to-day basis so allow Emma and other tools to provide that information to the public and ideally get them. It's timely accurate information as quickly as possible on their timeframe right as opposed to having to rely on when contact centers opened lower case workers to focus on the more complex cases and where needed having to have the in person interaction. So I think that's where we've seen value. I mean it's something I will say is a phrase. We thought Emma would produce call volume. We find that and I think one of the things that we are looking. We've been carefully examining over the last couple of years but particularly I I was saying last six to twelve months is how'd we most effectively use the channels that we have available to the public for inquiries are customer. I'm Craig Channel and that we may in fact start to make some really tough decisions about what channels are available for. What purpose and really start to nudge? The people into certain types of tools or resources so that they can get the best information that we have available and allow again our team. Focus on the case Orca. Though you know it's interesting that you said that Emma didn't actually reduce the call volume. I guess people use her as first line of Defense and ask her certain questions but then at the end of the day maybe they still want that human interaction so have you found that it's reduced call volumes for certain types of questions or is that a goal that you're looking to the have in the coming years that's a goal. We are looking to have in the coming year so right now. She provides some basic information about K status and processing assessing times in particular which are the areas. We get the most inquiries about gloves things like changing your address. But I think what we're trying to do is use a similar functionality. optionality that Emma has used that in a more secure environment authenticated environment

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How to Hire a Full-Time Rockstar Virtual Assistant

Entrepreneur on FIRE

08:45 min | 11 months ago

How to Hire a Full-Time Rockstar Virtual Assistant

"We're talking all about how you can hire a full time. Rockstar virtual assistant assistant and we're talking less than six hundred dollars a month and John Before we even get into the specifics on that you. My friends live the four hour workweek. So Oh please tell us how so. I'll tell you the backstory. Then I'll tell you what goes on so this is like twelve years ago. My wife was Pregnant With Our Third Child oiled and we got into the doctor's appointment and had some tests done and he came in to the room and said to my wife you have pre ECLAMPSIA and if you don't go on strict bedrest for the next three to five weeks you're gonNA have a seizure and die and you're gonNA lose this baby and obviously I'm sitting there in the appointment and that was it was a complete shock and I was just thinking like. Oh my gosh. My wife has to be on strict bedrest. I have two other kids. I I can't work mark like I. I gotTa Take Care of my kids full-time and so on the way home from the Dasa else think about how can I deal with this and and so when I got home I sent an email to to the guys in the Philippines and I were working for me and I told him like. Here's the situation. I can't work. I need you guys to do everything that you're currently doing for me and from there for the next three weeks. She was on strict bedrest for next three weeks. I worked one hour and and those two dudes in the Philippines just took over my business like everything that I was doing at the time so this is twelve years years ago so what I was doing at the time was different but you know like managing our Edwards and managing my blog and our comments and the software recreating and customer service is and marketing. All stuff that I was currently overseeing all of a sudden I wasn't overseeing anymore and and so my wife had the baby three weeks later perfect healthy amazing beautiful little girl and for the next two months. I worked about an hour week because I had like walked locked away and these guys were still running my business and my wife took a lot of recovering and so when I came back three months later after the doctor's appointment I kind of expected in my business to be mostly falling apart and it wasn't And and that was where I realized like dude this hour workweek thing is really possible and I'm I'm living it and this is like this is how I live this lifestyle. I get other people to do the work for me and I teach them how to do it. And just you know these two guys that working for me. They had been with me for eighteen months. I don't want people to think that all I'm GonNa go hire someone and I'm GonNa live the four hour workweek later today. It's not it's not how it works They had been working for me for like eighteen months. I had taught them and train them and work with them and so they knew a lot. I just didn't realize that they were so capable of of doing what they were doing. So and then since then I found that like an hour. A week isn't enough. I need like I need like fifteen hours a week to keep me busy because otherwise I'm I'm just bugging my wife all the time. So that's that's where I am. I'm like fifteen seventeen hours a week and I've been therefore like ten or twelve years now fire nation. Let me tell you once you taste the sweet sweet sweet nectar of time. Freedom you you WanNa let go. I mean I've just returned with cates from a ninety day world. Track where Kate Ni- working less than an hour a day so about five to seven hours. A week in our business was thriving without us with our three full-time virtual assistance. and that is the sweet sweet nectar that you will not WanNa give up once you have it so. Let's talk specifics. Because six hundred dollars a month as the title promises is pretty darn affordable. I mean it's pretty hard affordable for four. We're talking a forty hour of full time. Virtual assistant fire nation so John. Can we actually find somebody with skills at that price point. Yeah and it will depend on. Who you who like what kind of person you're you're not gonNA hire a great programmer for six hundred dollars a month but you can hear a great program for a thousand bucks a month or for twelve hundred bucks a month that's you that's US dollars? You can hire someone who speaks great English and you can teach them to do whatever it is you want. you hire someone who is really good at data entry. You can hire someone. Who's good at wordpress? You can hire someone who's good at writing writing content. You can hire someone who's really good at social social media social media marketing for six hundred dollars a month so when I started the people that I hired and this is a long time ago a lot of a different way of hiring but they were making making two hundred and fifty dollars a month and and that was fulltime work and so the salaries have gone up quite a bit but yeah it's six hundred bucks a month. You can hire talented alotted competent people and it's and really it's more than just like talented people. It's it's competent people because that's really the biggest thing that people we'll worry about outdoor is like oh I'm hiring someone who can't follow directions or if I if I miss a step then in giving him directions than than. They're not going to get anything done Dan and that's not the case here So yeah you can definitely do it. You can definitely find people with skills and I lay out like skills. You can find if you're interested. Did less Leo some skills so I have twenty four people. That work for me fulltime in the Philippines and the Philippines here is important and we can talk about that right but yeah we'll get to that so in those twenty four people. I have fulltime programmers. Obviously I have four or five programs I have an developer. Those people all make over a thousand dollars month I have full-time designers really good designers between eight hundred fifteen hundred dollars a month I have Good html CSS. The people that are like Six hundred thousand dollars a month I have an HR person I should stop talking about their salaries. Because then they'll know how much each other makes definitely listen entrepreneurs on fire so you should be careful about some of them. Do I have like back end. Admin people people that are looking at data in our website or or people that are like doing admin tasks or managing reports or or whatever I have content writers have social media people people that manage social media people that write for social media. Yeah people that create images for social media. I have a customer up. A bunch of customer support people. So let me ask you jump in here for a second because before fire nation is kind of maybe starting to think not that you are fire nation but in case some of you are thinking like man this is kind of feel like we're taking advantage of people in any any way shape or form. The reality is this six hundred. US dollars per month in the Philippines in these countries that we're talking about. This is an incredibly well. Well living adjusted wage period under story like when I hired my first virtual assistant and this was actually for four hundred and fifty dollars a month back in two thousand eleven and she still with me. She's Deli making more than that now. Because I give a raises every year but harder at four fifty a month forty hours per week I can. I'll never forget like at the three-month three-month recap that. I was doing to see if we wanted to keep her full-time she was so emotional because she said John I was making three hundred dollars a month as a full time nurse working twelve hours a day having to get on a bus for two and a half hours one way to the hospital and then two and a half hours one way back I I would get mugged on that bus. An average of three to four times per year the bus to get stopped and everybody on their we'll have to give their money was going through a dangerous part of the Philippines. She's like now. I'm making more money. I'm working from home spending more time with my friends. My family not commuting five hours a day. It was an amazing opportunity. And guess what she's He's been with my business now for eight years and she's definitely making a lot more than that now because he's earned it over the years more skills and all that stuff but I just wanted to kind of jump open and kind of share that kind of perspective and if you've had anything similar definitely feel free to share as well so not only have I had almost the exact same experience over ran over and over again but I know I know hundreds of people who have had that exact same experience like I hired this person in and after a couple of weeks or months we do this review and and and they are so thankful for the job and because of all the things you said like. Oh they're making more money. I mean the minimum wage in the Philippines is like one hundred seventy dollars a month. Yeah and there's no commute you know. As long as they have decent WIFI Internet in their house. And if they don't then they're going to be able to afford it now with higher wage anyways I mean I'm not kidding I am not kidding when I say my virtual assistant like three years ago sent me a picture of the house. She bought for her family because of the job. Like it's unbelievable what you're doing. I think these

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Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 Preview

Talking Tech

02:43 min | 11 months ago

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 Preview

"If it's January you know what that means it's time for. CBS formerly known as the consumer electronics. Show the world's biggest trade show in the World Ed baked from. USA Today is going to be attending this year. And he's going to preview it for us. Hey Ed Hey Jeff how you doing tell us what's new this year. Well what's new this year is a lot of what's old old meaning big. TV's even I attended many of these shows. And what are you always see see big. TV's this year the pushes towards eight K.. TV just when you you know thought you got a great sweet deal. Black Friday or recently on a four K.. TV which looks great in your living room. The industry is going to try and sell you eight K.. I still run across a lot of people. I'm sure. Are you do too. who think who have a hard time distinguishing four K. from HD? Good luck getting them to sell eight K.. Anytime Soon Okay K.. And of course it's going to uh-huh massively expensive What else do you expect? Some interesting things has been a big push lately in the whole digital health area health and wellness. And we're going to see more of that at this show. Maybe some stuff that leverages artificial intelligence staff if you look at the biggest products that sold in twenty nineteen the the iphone the airports pro the echo speakers. The OCULUS quest. None of those were introduced to see us and and so see us. Is this massive giant a trade show but the but the biggest products aren't there companies that you mentioned all all have have their own separate You know Launch events for the press and such to to show off new IPHONES air pods. And what have you you. You did mentioned mentioned echo and of course one thing we will see. This show is a lot of emphasis on Amazon pudding and virtually everything as the Google Assistant. Google puts the Google assistant in virtually everything and so we'll continue to see the battle over. You know who's virtual assistant is better and smart home platforms and such which See US though is a lot of lot of his. Frankly Industries schmoozing. It's making deals. It's companies that You know are talking to other companies isn't such yeah. There'll be a lot of gadgets and probably stuff that gets a lot of attention the week of CAS stuff it'll never sell. But it gets them attention. You'll see Z.. Incremental increases in everything from you know robots to to all sorts of audiovisual kinds of products. you know you'll see some phones owns although it's not a heavy duty smartphone Kind of show There's a lot of stuff there but if you're looking at for that single blockbuster it's in a very long time since any of those introduced.

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"virtual assistant" Discussed on Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

02:37 min | 2 years ago

"virtual assistant" Discussed on Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

"Could you could buy courageous, be e? Maybe I I've, we've lived at a few things. I'm actually I've actually finding found. I'm looking to mention it because somebody else might go by. The summer for the. Some guys, there was one guy wedding, twenty five thousand dollars for this for this for this year old. I was like x, good business. I if you if you winning that, I'm very impressed with two. I was saying fence fence, you can get even take a look there. It's it's, it's a very, we've got a, we've got a new version with a lot more links stuff coming up in the next couple of months. That's just more of a philosophical overview. You can get me directly at the aisles Evans that here he wants. And what I'll you spoke rights. And what I want to do is I'll send a Cindy couple of things. We have something called the task headline foam, which is what any of you trying to figure out challenges for your business small framework. We've been pioneering over the last few decades which asks you five simple questions to you about it challenge in what you thought it before. It's a really good way for you to just put your thoughts down paper. If anybody's interested. I send out a workbook for you guys, which is higher. You could profit your best year yet for your business. It's like a manual of folk for this year. No, we several already one QN, but if you if you're trying to figure out your why or you try to figure out why your business away you wanna take your business. This is a pretty comprehensive framework resource that you can just fill it in for yourself. Otherwise, just you've got questions about anything else into a couple of models one the, but if you've got any, if you've got any question. Or you'll business Wednesday to have a conversation? I, we are pretty insanely busy, but I always make the time, you know, we can jump on a coal city forty minutes. Now, see if I can do my best onset. Any questions that you guys might have based on the expense that we've had. Thank you so much. That's awesome. I think everyone would those cereals. Well, thanks for thanks for being on the show, and I'm sure that we'll find another day to to have another recap show sometime this year, and thanks for listening in guys Elsie next week. Thank you very much guys. Thanks. They can text me as well big shot to deliver team for making this possible to all the people that tuned in. Thanks guys appreciate it..

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"virtual assistant" Discussed on Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

04:43 min | 2 years ago

"virtual assistant" Discussed on Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

"At we were working on Nikki Charlie rose. That would start constructing. Yeah. Yeah. We were actually working on net neutrality is although this is not come up again this year. It came several years ago where there was a big fight for mitt neutrality. That was an insanely interesting project to hide. You hide you keep the incident is free as air. You know, the air, we breathe. It was something very interesting in that. But one of the one of the more exciting projects that I got to a recently was with riot games that's love to do gaming right games, too. Young guys who formed this company end exploded into a billion, a multibillion dollar gaming company they. They were one of the first that I got to work with one or two have a known leader leadership system, so they didn't want to have a high rock top down saying they wanted to. You know, keep the business inventing through sort of tribal system, non ironical system that was fascinating to see how you know that really worked for them. So how many years ago was that? Because I'm also, you know, working a consulting capacity with another company that is is decentralized as well. They don't know if they were using the term circle in spoke at Ryan games. But at this company, they're organized in circles and spokes, instead of having like that traditional or chart. Optimistic, they they, they had a pretty strong allergic reaction to any kind of cooperative analogy at the time. So it was. It was more just now we don't want to subscribe to thing that was interesting, although you're trying to help put a system in place that didn't want to call the system something so although was what we would call it is more of an economic ecosystem on the basis of moving from hierarchical systems in ecosystem where teams in formula. Circles of spokespersons have been spoke model. You know that there's any central come on. They wanted to bow the whole bunch of them, but they didn't call it that that was Amir ago. Was that now that's about five. I think for five years ago, I I'm surprised because I thought that it's like even a newer thing that with this whole no with the breakthrough blockchain and all this crypto stuff, decentralisation is becoming a hot topic in in terms of blockchain. I thought that only in the last couple of years is at now trickled into organizations, but five years ago is the beginning of this blockchain conversation guess yet. So we, I am, you know, be courageous really falling decentralized business model process like we just made that pivoted of Emba just before transparency today to to. It's like, we, we. You know, we wanted to disrupt the consulting model at the the agency model because I've worked in bars for many, many years, but I believe that they're dying systems because they forced to sense of isolation. You can only utilize what you have inside of your your system, but it's it's hard to go out because then you breaking out your IP new. You basically bringing on competitive, you're giving away strategic advantage, win pivoting from that way. We moving to or open based open source if think of it like stall from the Monde or just a decentralized network, if we can give away a lot of the essential coal practices and allow people that specialize in certain these areas to go from excel Radi well, that we could bring that information back together loans together. It's almost like the shave brain. I think it's what is the story of one hundred months right of anybody's hundred monkeys, but there's it was assigned to experiment that. There was an island of monkeys, and there was a leader of the monkeys. Have you know, moved on another leader took place. They were these behaviors that started to happen in this tribe it as soon as tipped over one hundred monkeys on an island, like some distance away, which was also filled with monkeys ride at the moment that this island of hundred, he started to adopt this new behavior. This on the island has started to adopt this behavior is so started in his decide via that is tipping point where things start to start to shift and change when it comes out into the greatest sense of awareness, and then everybody's Moines service of of a same sense of oxygen..

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02:43 min | 2 years ago

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"Do you find that there's like a common pattern or like a particular a particular problem within companies that reach out to you? I mean, obviously every every company has their own issues, but is there isn't like one thing that in particular, something that most companies need to get better at doing that you out. Yeah, we some research as we speak courageous. We did some deep insights into the sort of research into that in one of the things that we found was. Right now customers went to put it into a statement that was something like customers when it gets to their future clients when it gets to the future of foster while staying ahead of the competition and actually building alone lossing sustainable brand than ends up, helping them have some significant exit, you know? 'cause that's kind of like the big game right now. Make something impact will put it out into the market, either get bought out by somebody bigger over become a big thing himself end. Some their thing is staying relevance. We found that staying relevance, the concept of growth like drivers for growth. How do I grow market share? How do I wear my impact customers while keeping the essence of my original purpose in the heart of the original idea? Because as you know, with the bell of shift of those on the of the coal year for those belco cities, you bring something into the market offer while when people live with. That new cutting edge thing that you've made or admitted the natural. The natural flow a human being is to is to bid that into our world of the we just wanna keep involving his people. We wanna keep doing more and growing more. So whatever that perfect situation was will at some point have some confidence. If you think about the first time, say you got your phone is it was perfect. And then at some point it was like, Aw, I wish it had more battery. Oh, I wish break every time I dropped. I wish. So there's some trade offs that start to happen end. So I find that that one of the things that companies come to us the most with is that they were having a really good run and then and then customers, DeMarcus started to trade something else in order to be the traded, something that they were doing into to get something else. So they traded them off as a company in order to get another benefit that they weren't receiving from the company that there were originally getting. 'cause they live too much. So we're off to Bajarin at the time help people continue to grow and stay connected with the largest employees with their with their customers.

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03:28 min | 2 years ago

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"Dealing. With the basic basic needs in the moments of a customer that allows you to move to the next part which society of safes safe stating, it means that you can see your language. That's how can I be the best in my category? If you honestly, the basic needs that allows you to anticipate what your customer ones that allows you to be the best. If you want to be the first at moves you will you have to, would you got those things covered? You got to look for disruption in order to look for disruption that keeps you a head end for the ones that even more bunch, they go to place for blue sky, which is to say, I'm just gonna go to look for things that people aren't even Austin floor and look for the conflicts that may be coming in the future of this category on my business. And if I can find that I create the first disruption, I can defend my best position and I can respond in real time so that that idea of customer mindset, the other. The other ones quick are that you wanna have you wanna have a strategy if it sounds silly, but some. Companies don't actually have a strategy that is of wiggled. It's important. It's it's true that the guards. You wanna short medium in London strategy you wanna think of them in arises, what am I doing and look these days more than a year out is kind of. Irregardless exercise, but it good. It's still a good one to do. We help companies think city years up, it sounds ridiculous, but it actually works because what they're doing is intimidating where business could while one of our team team members that we've just hired was a like a senior operations person at Toyota, and they said that they have a hundred year home. Yeah, it's it. And this is this is the this is moving in that direction. I was talking about the Infinity Infinity mindset, a company that things like I work with a first class sergeant of the American special forces, and he was telling me one of the most things that I've carried with very daily for those sessions was he talked about different countries in how they think in their in their strategic war scenarios like Africa, where I'm from from South Africa for those wondering my accent. They think in the next day, what can I get the next day or the day off of that. And then the other countries in coaches that will think the week you'll think of the month. Some thinking years, tenure strategies and usual coaches thinking hundred year. And that's the influence of thinking one hundred years to influence a companies that think that we're starting to influence west the mindset since an older, all the mites, everyone should every company be thinking on those time horizons or your a two year old company, you should just be hyper focused on like one year or less and only once you kind of hit a certain critical mass, a certain tipping point. Should you start thinking these thirty years in prison. It's a great question. I think the way the company should be thinking if you two years out is I still think that the the two folders figure out your, why? Why? Why are you doing what you doing? Not not for your exit strategy that's a how or what the wise like? Why do you think the business that you creating is important for for people? You know, what are you trying to soulful people? And it isn't just, you know, it could be time. Efficiency could be baking, live more productive and more enjoyable like something really big admit that actually chumps audibles. When you have that, then you Lincoln, which is like what I need to do today..

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04:39 min | 2 years ago

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"So from a model perspective, I would say find your why in always linked to that of the model that forms out of that is is I decided to do a screen shot at trade if you know what what it is you're trying to achieve in, I think you figure out where you are in relation to that today. You line up three different you fully line of three different avenues in your decentralized model. Think about what you'll leadership in your management needs to agree to to promote them support, a decentralized way of working. Think about the system in prostes, like just what Nick said. You know, are you trying to you in slack in your communication? Are you on process stream all you on. Like what are the systems of processes that you have in place that support promote and Notre a decentralized model? How do you incentivize reward your team members in your Wednesday, ten headcount to operate effectively in hold themselves. Accountable is accountability is probably one of the most toughest things in a decent allows model. When you give a lot of freedom to people, you will step to set some some enticing metrics into that. So how do you reward somebody into Notre in an upright? Well, defensively inside of the decentralized model and then and then of course with your with your with your workflow, I, I would invite you to keep thinking about how your decentralize that system. Of. Can can continually advance like done, sit still with it. You don't say that this is the one thing that we're gonna do. This is the only thing we gotta do. I would the model for for for to set up for a decentralized system in business is to keep reviewing what's working well for you in what's not working wealthy you. I would put that as a as a framework infield went to ten headcount, said every couple of weeks a month quarter, whatever. Whatever it is is in flow with your speed in cadence of your company review what is working and what's not, because that will keep you noticing a decentralized system versus versus in imploding in on itself and causing people to sign. That's the only thing I think Nick was mentioned this earlier. Decentralized systems can also people will wanna rally under stress and form. These pods, which then create silence because they like these mini centralized systems inside of a decentralized system. And so you end in order for that knock to happen you, you want to have. Very effective communication engagements amongst your teams. Nickel show can solve a lot of really great apps programs that can do that. I've been trying to explain it was kind of like a hybrid. Like I think like the full on like Sharon decentralisation needs extremely tough for a lot of reasons. But I think I approach is something funny bit more successful. Just not to backtrack by similar questions. When I asked you before, have you found a comment like with all the companies that you work with the great ones? Is there something that they just do that's better than say a company that is struggling a bit more? Not is it culture is at the secret thing that great companies have, is it that they're constantly reinventing themselves? Is that related in some way, part of your culture has to be to reinvent yourself. I guess what is the secret sauce of some of these bigger companies are innovative companies have figured out. Ju just just you just take a question tired. You talking about the ones that have like sustained, I guess. I mean, they could've gone under. They could have still been in innovative, I guess. Yeah. The secret source the secret sauce is to me is, is the idea. You know, the the model that's Nabi put out into the world, is this idea of growth mindset or or agile United? I don't wanna say that that's that is the solution, but there's something in that which is which is. There's, there's actually, there's actually, we've both out a framework of seven core principles I can answer with that another. It's quite a few things, but they're actually really important in others run through them real quick in. I can also send out a snapshot of if you wanna send it off to the fuck you send, we'll send out to everyone registered outset us in a couple of little framework pieces just for they probably require a little bit back at explanation, but anyone's always welcome to to tipping myself in the team in real returns..

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04:29 min | 2 years ago

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"To help our clients solve their toughest challenge, which means that we have to be open to realizing that I have my direct. He may have limitations on what is what? You know what we can give the client to get their breakthrough night at. I may need to look outside and so and I'm very okay with that because I'm in service of somebody else's breakthrough. I'm not instead stuff just Mike growth instead of someone else's breakthrough. So decentralized system is the best vehicle for that. And then the cellphone is aging system starts to come towards that higher sense of of context that highest sense of this. Riddick great book. Have you read spider on starfish, unstoppable. I haven't gone. It's really so basically for those of you listening that haven't heard of this book read the book, it's it's all about decentralized organizations not just in the context of a business organization. They also talk about government organizations and ISIS and things like that withdrawal in itself organizations here opposed for you Michelle, but basically the the, the metaphor there is supposed to you. It'd be Michelle. Basically a spider has a head with eight legs, so it represents like the old school style of of an orb chart. And if you cut off the head which is like CEO the, the whole thing dies right. Be really like coming from the top down, but a starfish, you can cut off an arm and it will re grow because there's no, there's no like head. You can say, like the center. Of it has like this, forget what it's called with its nervous system, but it'll it'll re-grow and it can still live even if you cut off one of the one of the arms. And even though there's no head all the arm somehow figure out how to communicate with each other, so can new in the same direction. So that's why the book is titled like that, but it was talking about the pros and cons of these things. And you know why it's so hard to defeat ISIS is because they're decentralized end, it's not like you can just go to one of one building. Put a ball on building in ISIS goes away. It's, you know, it's very decentralized, which makes it very difficult to defeat in the book goes through a bunch of other examples. I really recommend it. I'm reading another book right now called reinventing organizations, which is again, all about this decentralized stuff is this may not be directly related to the topic of decentralization, but I think that there is a about a butcher, this type. I think it's cooled sleight of the creates Kloss amid two versions. It was a older version ended updated version and. I have a feeling that this guy didn't realize that he was unto this concept of decentralization. But what he was looking is is it was it was talking about the world's economy what I'm really interested in his wears. The next breakthrough gonna come from. Whereas the next invention when I was very fascinated, deeply motivated by innovation patent methodology in which countries in which group thinks you know where people getting together in pushing the thinking of the world and and where does it come from a wide? Is it come from those places? He, he talked about that if you think of theory like, you know, maximum, never disappears it just it just a massive subway that we've somewhere else in the move somewhere else who's saying that the flight of the creative plus says, greater talent lose. We centralize decentralized from one place. We Oban emerge somewhere else that pops up to the world will spike, you know, suddenly China's getting its moments. Amid Sweden gets its moment that'll drop. If it's not the American upset, the Nobis places pop talent leaves around in in what I, what I was fascinated reflecting on that book was decided that I think with decentralization what it's alluding to his well, you know, yesterday pros and cons in it. But I think the overall prominent is that you just never know where breakthrough is gonna come from and the more that you stay connected to a larger with, like what you're doing with this, you know what you're doing, leverage what you're doing with this platform, what you're doing with these folks, you just never know when the next piece of information is gonna come from..

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03:35 min | 2 years ago

"virtual assistant" Discussed on Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

"It's just, you know, we, we can only take on a do so much than our team usually comes in in some sort of intervention facilitation way and just en- helps to guide the team to push them through. That that breakthrough special to get them to their next level, then hands on that back to them for them to earn that results. So I love that example that you shared with me when we have lunch the other month where you were saying that you worked with a, he was a gas company anymore saying, you know, what is the future of. Packs of self driving cars and the sales from the from the mini marks at gas stations in how people need to be prepared strategically like be thinking. Okay. What does the future with self driving cars in if you're running Chevron? How does that impact Chevron because of self driving cars. And I thought that was a really interesting example. It's probably just one of a million examples for every different type of industry, but it was. It was a good way of thinking about it because it was like holy shit. Yeah, it's kind of obvious, but it's not something I'm walking thinking about. Yeah, the the it was thinking it was thinking about, if you think about the, it was linked to some work we're doing with singularity university. Actually, we just become some faculty at singularity, which is great. Help them on thinking about exponential leadership in exponential enterprises, and this is it's very experienced signing to be playing in those. Those worlds. One of the the format of the framework is about implications. I'm sure there are people on the Cole. Who will tune into this recording will understand the exercise implications in if you're done, then what what you would do with this is if you say, okay, there's a big trend happening ton of his vehicles self driving vehicles. You put that in the center and you start to think of all the implications for the positive end in some way, you know, changes or negative impacts concert, like challenging impacts that this new trend or this new system that is now fast becoming. Embedded exponentially. It's just it's not going to go away. It's out here to stay. What is the implication of that? So if you write down self driving car at the center of this is a k. implication is like, well, I drive it doesn't have to be concentrating so they get to do more work. So you start the implication is, will what's gonna now show up inside of a car. But then also, if you think about their journey, if you doing long trips and you don't have to worry about driving will end if it's gonna be electric versus gas, you gonna stop less frequently gas stations. You going to knock kneed stimulants in energy drinks on the road smacks. So you'll start to see that what how one thing embiid's into a world was thought to implicate. You know, industries and things that we are used to. If you take like Amazon's purpose, they their their overall arching purpose, which eleven reinvent Momo end. So when you think about this in the future, if you think about what they're doing, they're trying to take every industry fine. What the future implications are for them. How can they just normalize? What we might see is fun st- alcohol normalized that from eight day delivery to not one day deliberate to one out of the out. If we don't get that in the rest of the industry's implications are we gonna stop using those products and services of stock to go towards people that are are offering us, things that are feel more normal and more radio..

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03:52 min | 2 years ago

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"For organic reach instagram and twitter are still very heavily driven by hashtag engagement so you know try to look for hashtags that are the big hashtag you know what are the ones that you absolutely have to be part of they have you know twenty million posts but then you might get lost in the mix you're only at the top of that seed for you know sometimes just minutes before your pushed down you know and and replaced by other posts see also have to think about the trending tags e need to think about the niche tags how can you get super super specific with your niche and for me the word heirloom is constantly misspelled so one of the niche you know hashtags i have to i have to go after isn't even spelled right but that's one way that i'm able to get my content into the right feeds so i'm gonna go full circle back to some of the voice stuff so i wanted to show you sharman is a fun brand if anybody is similar with their advertising it's definitely a brand that goes out of their way to sting wish themselves from the rest so i wanted to show you some of the things that they were doing in the hashtag category so one of the popular tags that they use was asking for a friend so you know they looked for a hashtag that are trending and that people are using and they've found ways to integrate themselves into that conversation so they're tweet was if someone enters the potty while you're there you cough to let them know or try to finish first and that was they use the trending hashtag asking for a friend they also use the hashtag tweet from the seat which isn't a trending hashtags but it was something that they came up with that south on brand to them so you know they use that and they they reuse it for many of their other tweet they also use a niche tag without my morning coffee so that my morning coffee tweeting from the seat would take a lot longer so the you know this is how they integrate themselves into conversation that's already happening and then one on the right was another example of trending tags and a couple of ways that they sort of jumped on and got themselves into that conversation and one of the things that i liked about it was you know they tweeted about it in march when you know this this particular thing with with pink peeps was happening and then when the unicorn frappuccino came out at starbucks they brought it back and said you know hey you know who thinks that the pink coops gonna come back because of this now they have to do some work in terms of their brand voice you know in terms of how they act what the words are that they use how they behave does anyone can anyone think of anyone that comes to mind from a celebrity standpoint that might have been their voice inspiration and he guesses out there from the the webinar attendees anybody have any guesses who they might have used for brand inspiration anybody kanter maybe i think pets are certainly had the little a little you know attitude and snark to voice now this is this is purely conjecture on my point i did not work on sharman so.

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04:19 min | 2 years ago

"virtual assistant" Discussed on Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

"Don't we don't want to sound like everybody else we don't wanna see neat we'd say snows them i know this is really corny but it helps to sabotage the personality and i'm gonna show you an example you know how something like that sort of comes into play when you're executed so just a couple of tips when you're starting to execute it's good to have a consistent at symbol name so you know if you're going to be at general electric be at general electric on all the platforms don't be at ge on one at ge you know online on another try to find a name you know and it's it's hard to do now because you know all the good names are taken so be inventive and and think about you know with leverage maybe leverage wasn't available everywhere so get leverage is the consistent name right that's something that you need to do for your brands starting brand we still call ourselves leverage it's just the domain name is get leverage 'cause but that was you to be consistent on your social platforms so not leverage on one and get leverage on another start posting on your priority platforms so make sure you have all your platform setup like you want to make sure that you have your your user names but don't feel like you have to go and populate a facebook feed you know it's not needed people aren't going to see it so you wanna make sure that you're focusing on those platforms where can make a difference for you getting and staying involved once you do have that platform up it's really key to be active and involved in a lot of the times you know the platforms especially instagram you know they'll those kind of flag you as not a person and demote you in the seed and that's not something that you want so you know there are ways that you need to get involved and you know respond to comments and be a part of that dialogue in conversation that's happening the next one is really important so now that we're telling you to be human and act like a person don't get weird you don't want to reach out to people and you know as a brand talk to them as a brand but try to be a person you know i wouldn't want to jump in sheila conversation at the wrong time or about the wrong topic so you know you have to find ways to engage with people on their level you know think about it as a cocktail party are going in there and talking to someone you know face to face one on one so you know sometimes brands make mistakes and you know push it a little too far or don't do it in a way that feels natural and the last is to be timely there's a lot of opportunity to jump in on current events and things that are relevant and i'll show you example to something like that that can be helpful for your brand so this is another workshop that idea you taking something that happened today or yesterday or you know this week and finding a relevant brand attributes something that you know makes it makes sense for your business and these are things that can be done really simply and quickly and executed you know in ten fifteen minutes even less so here's an example for you i'm sure there's got to be at least one or two game of thrones hands on the line looking at game of thrones and taking your brands like what is relevant brand attributes that would allow you to use something that's happening in the series or some other series but to give you an example i wanted to show you this was from this was a little while ago obviously in august but in the finale when the night king all right i don't want any spoil i don't wanna i don't wanna spoil anything for anybody i haven't seen it but.

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05:02 min | 2 years ago

"virtual assistant" Discussed on Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

"For independent contractors in in small business owners but not for it's not for it's not entirely for managing the small business accounting of let's say like a twenty person operation gotcha doesn't it does it does it integrate with automation tools like like zap here in those types of things we're doing integrate so we've done direct integrations with systems like square for example fresh books so we chap into where your income sources are coming from in addition to the ten thousand banks and credit cards we can to so we haven't we haven't done like zap year yet because we we do our direct integrations does it integrate with something like slack so we can hole pull information into one place in inside of slack we haven't done that you can export to we haven't done slack integration and we haven't we also have had requests for that so we we actually have a couple hundred thousand users in and they're good at sending us requests and we monitor that and then we work those into the pipeline yeah we were testing tool right now for monitoring requests with a company called receptive dot i l he heard that yeah there's there's a cool slack ab called sway i believe that we were using but again this is not for the independent is not what you're doing it so like a breakdown of daily expenses but from like a company's perspective it's not automating tax optimization firm independent contractor yeah and we also do things like we have built in mileage tracker for capturing are all your deductible mileage that's up adds up in most of our users like average user saves like fifty six hundred a year it's pretty significant so can you explain a little bit more how that works the mileage tracker jerked yeah so you connect to all of your frequent flyer accounts into this this is a driving mileage said deductible driving mileage oh i see so like if you're an uber driver or something like that they're real estate agents or if you're driving to a client site for example anytime anytime you're driving for business purposes you can deduct that mileage and adds up pretty quickly and a couple of miles is dollar roughly fluctuates every year the government changes the rate a half centers sent and so basically every two miles is roughly a dollar that adds up really quick gotcha so if you're if you're an uber driver then i guess you can really get your expenses really high in like declare muss no income if you're driving a ton yeah it gets up there and you kind of need for an uber driver in particular you need to do that to actually make bay from hoover yeah we got a question from keenan so he's asking a how does this apper later interpolate within account so we accounts love us because we make we make their job easier because we're giving them nice detailed reports so you can either email a report directly from your phone to them from our app sends them all the details or we're actually launching inap tax filing but for the folks who work with accountants they love us we have a lot of accounts refer us out so they see it as making making their job easier so they can focus on more strategic services how are you able to know though mileage due to personal versus for the work like how do you keep track the bed just engine yeah there's a few different ways the so the simplest way is that the user swipes sweitzer right for business wipes left for personal there's a number of mileage trackers out there the kind of follow that same design pattern they we have other features in there that you can set your work hours so if you're if you're driving for work during certain hours it will just automatically classify those as work in captures using gps of course it's capturing all the locations in the routes and everything so it's so it's audit proof is well gotcha is there a demo or something that we can we can see right now i didn't plan to show that apologize for that but we do have all these videos on hurler dot com and and youtube that we have to even videos for different type of work so if you're a real estate agent versus newburgh driver things like that or freelancer the show show the different features gotcha yeah this is the point and what's the pricing because this is probably something that might team would be interested using a personal level so we we follow a free meal model so we.

"virtual assistant" Discussed on Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

02:25 min | 2 years ago

"virtual assistant" Discussed on Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

"Let's see what you trying to aim for the next piece is okay what marketings going to achieve that and in the very last thing is what technology needed for the marketing but but in which cases is one better suited for for the other yet literally depends so i have spent as use an infusion soft entrepot hub spot active campaign as the main drip is one of my favorites it just depends on the business it depends on the integration with ecommerce on how the selling if the selling what smarts they need everything i've just talked about hey it can be doing on any email marketing platforms that have logic to be able to move people into different sequences oh campaign spent on the name that's used in the two okay so infusion soft work for this entrepot to work for this all of those of just listed hopes for they've come pain drip would work for this thing's a weber wouldn't unless you use a pro tools as a way to move people around mail chimp probably not unless you use them like zappia again it just depends on how they're going to take money and also what crm the using if they all using the crm is a very much depends on afraid whereas just use this one okay so this this websites of a friend of mine that you know he has this website it's obviously it's a i don't know the stats on the traffic but they get a decent amount of traffic it's obviously a nice domain names but she hasn't spent any time on optimizing the website at all so again there's a lot on this site the question would be it's as though he's trying to he's trying to do everything possible in one place and also make it relatively easy for people to find what the rafter it's more about it would be asked the question which of these is the one that people most looking for and then also housing monetize this do you know the unser housing monetize this i think just google ads god i think children sense ads add cynthia okay.

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"virtual assistant" Discussed on Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"virtual assistant" Discussed on Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

"Is that they may have an existing virtual system from abroad but the not getting value out to them and they wanna get value by using a reliable virtual assistant team and they see the benefits of using get leveraged instead yeah i guess i put on the scale bucket but yep okay i'm just going to create those three fanatic those three now that's a shoot me have gone through this survey and you've created a few more book it's okay and again let's just assume that those three to the top this is when we go and then to the persuade section of the three sections joined together so it can talked talk to them as we go in this will make sense now imagine on your landing page so this is where it persuade them imagine on the london page of get leverage says hey welcomes get leveraged what's the biggest challenge your look into overcome today is a scalia business be freed more time we'll see replace again more effective va into your business which one of the three okay and then they click let's say they click on that by the way that by offering a the top three right in front of you is the selfdiscovery landing page it's basically setting some onto the next step that's going to be talking uniquely to that does that make sense nick yep makes reliable yeah and it's the same as the quicken quick on that page had the two buttons the two main buttons which one do you want you on this one this one and for any business i haven't found a business yet i'm believes that this doesn't work for because most if we were to switch it from online to offline it's like simone if you had the reception area so when walking is the reception area and like help with this please and i say oh you need to speak to such and such and they'll take you down the corridor to the.

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"virtual assistant" Discussed on Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"virtual assistant" Discussed on Leverage: Optimize, Automate, Outsource: Productivity Tips, Virtual Assistant Insights, Outsourcing, Life Hacks, and More

"Spending any money on any extra money on traffic just purely by using this methodology so start with a question right in terms of how you want to treat your prospects of people visit you unless we're in the online world so we're talking about people video website do you want it to be really hard for them to get any type of information and try and get something from you i a safe pretty much they have to try and work out some type of code that's in your head a not as or do you want it to be more like you can read the minds so when they get your website it feels very intuitive and they can actually naturally flow to get exactly what they want very quickly it should be a rhetorical question should we couldn't do the second one please but unless you know how to do this it's really hard and most people do just talk at people on their websites instead of talking with someone in seoul about how to be intuitive i'm not sure which kid you'd be on the picture book it's about they say really successful marketers join the conversation that's in someone's head so how can you get inside someone's head and take them down a pass that they want to be going down that's what they asked method does froze and i want to show you an example to show you in essence how to do it the right way to do it and they're wrong way to do it now mainly with three little kids yes we've all been there with the in the nose but most relocates is still okay so i'm doing all right for now let's switch this democracy them let's switch this to a website now hair is a website and i went looking and just randomly picked mortgages so let's go for mortgage advises online so as such mortgage devises online and google this is one of the pages the cable and i looked at this and said i don't really want to.

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