It’s not often I feel like I’m ahead of the curve with technology, so I’m going to savour this feeling.
The fact is I’ve been using video tools like Zoom for years.
Video conferencing is pretty much the foundation of my business. Even before coronavirus hit, I was spending up to 6 hours a day on video calls to my staff in the Philippines, clients or future clients.
Video technology is one of the big reasons I was able to escape the city and move to the country!
Why am I telling you this?
Because you MUST embrace video calls if you are going to succeed with your virtual staff.
Regular video calls help you communicate in a more efficient way, which saves you time and gets things done.
But most importantly, they help you build an authentic and personable relationship with your VA.
Let’s say I’m on a video call with one of my staff in the Philippines and my 8-year-old son walks into the room. I could send him away and pretend he doesn’t exist. But I don’t – instead, I see this as a chance for my staff to get to know my family and what’s most important to me.
This helps them better understand my motivation and mindset, which means we can work better together.
Here’s the thing – video calls don’t come naturally to everyone.
So, I’ve put together the tips and strategies I’ve learned along the way.