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#006 | Delegating Routine Tasks to Virtual Assistants in Your Association

Gayla Scrivener

Gayla Scrivener, Scrivener Solutions

A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services to clients and doing their operations remotely. Gayla Scrivener, owner of Scrivener Solutions shares the differences in what services VAs provide and best practices when it comes to working with a virtual team.

Gayla advises to plan and be setting up systems before you’re ready to delegate. Ideally, begin looking for your VA before you need help and are overwhelmed. Begin by building a relationship. Sign up for their offerings on their website. Interview them to get a handle of their skill set.  

When you hire your VA, start with smaller, introductory tasks. This will give you and your VA the opportunity to build a good communication routine before adding larger projects.

You can learn more by downloading 5 Things You Must Know Before Hiring a Virtual Assistant.

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#005 | What You Should Know About Negotiation and Recruitment

Leah York, Talbott Talent

A seasoned association professional, Leah York discusses the role of an executive search firm. Recruitment is very different than the job search process. Many executives that may be open to accepting a new position are not active on a job search site.

Leah’s company, Talbott Talent, works with associations and non-profits making them more effective through their talent. Finding the right fit for her clients involves carefully understanding both parties well. Learn how a seasoned recruiter can help you negotiate on your behalf.

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#004 | How to Streamline Planning Your Association’s Next Event

Gabriela Arisso

Gabriela Arisso, Director, Global Accounts at HelmsBriscoe

An Interview with Gabriela Arisso

A veteran of the hospitality industry, Gabriela Arisso shares how she matches organizations to the right venue for their events.

She’s the Director of Global Accounts with HelmsBriscoe where she specializes in streamlining the meeting planning process. Gabriela manages the time-consuming tasks of researching, evaluating, and contacting locations for the perfect association event.



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