You’ve spent countless hours setting up your virtual assistant website. Your social media accounts are set up. You’ve narrowed down your target market. Now, how do you get those potential clients to know that you really know your stuff and get them to want to work with you?
A great way to get yourself out there in front of your audience and establish yourself as an expert is to participate in speaking engagements. Before you panic, close out this post and run away from your computer, this doesn’t always require you to show up to an event, stand in front of a bunch of people and talk to them in person. You can do so by speaking or being interviewed via a podcast, radio show or Google Hangout.
And that’s exactly what I did! I am uber terrified when it comes to public speaking, but this was super fun and I didn’t have to stand up in front of a crowd! It’s a great step to get out of your comfort zone, if you have a fear of public speaking like me, and still connect with your audience. Oh, and you can absolutely still wear your yoga pants while you do this. 😉 I’ve also made some fabulous connections with the awesome women who run these shows.
Here’s what I’ve been up to so that you can see what I mean. Now you’ll have some real-life examples. Check these out:
–>Seattle Moms Coffee Chat with Taryn Perry– Taryn hosts a weekly radio show where she seeks to inspire and motivate WAHMs and SAHMs. You can listen in here to our episode together where I shared my story and you can also sign up for the next Moms Coffee Chat held every Tuesday from 9:30-10:00 AM PDT.
–>Get Social with Luz- Luz Donahue is a social media VA expert who also hosts a Google Hangout show to assist business owners. We talked about how we both started our online careers, our first impressions of the VA industry, being the new kid on the block in business, courses that we teach and our favorite things about working online. I apologize in advance for my crappy lighting. 😉 Here’s the link to watch: http://youtu.be/zJyspJTnqLQ.
–>Stress Relief for Successful Women with Lisa Birnesser– Lisa is a Stress Management Coach who also hosts an awesome podcast to help women business owners de-stress and prioritize. This is a great one for you to listen to in order help your clients decide to hire you as a VA.
Here are some of the questions that we tackled. Why would a business owner hire a virtual assistant? What are some of the myths about hiring a VA? What are some tips you can offer for hiring and communicating with a virtual assistant?
This is scheduled to air on May 1st, 2013 at 8PM EST. Listen in to see what Lisa and I discuss and learn what to say when you need to help potential clients get past the things holding them back from hiring you! Click here to get the call-in info from Lisa’s website. Or, if you’re a BlogTalkRadio fan, click here to get the show details. You can even set a little reminder in there so you don’t forget to tune in!
After reading the details of my little online speaking tour, what do you think? Are you ready to do it? Let me know in the comments!