When thinking of things that you can delegate to your virtual assistant, calendar management should come to mind if you’re always in meetings. Managing your schedule can take up a tremendous amount of your time, so it’s definitely something that you should outsource. There are many benefits to having your virtual assistant manage your calendar.
Gives you peace of mind
One of the benefits of having your virtual assistant manage your calendar is that you will feel more at ease, knowing that things won’t fall through the cracks. Have you ever feared that you might miss an important meeting or not get a meeting scheduled in a timely fashion and miss out on an opportunity? Your virtual assistant can ensure that you are kept abreast of all upcoming important dates and get things scheduled efficiently for you.
Saves you time
Another benefit of having your virtual assistant manage your calendar is that you will no longer be responsible for getting someone on your calendar. Your assistant can work with the individual to get your meeting scheduled, with no effort on your part. Even if you use a calendar app, they’re still not totally automated and, as a result, require someone to update it. Your virtual assistant can maintain keeping the app updated for you.
Helps to prevent conflicts
However, please be mindful that only one person should manage a calendar. Two people updating a calendar can lead to an eventual date conflict. It may be tempting to add a calendar item, but try and refrain from doing so as your VA may have also promised that date to someone else, but you beat her to it. You then have a conflict, and one of you will have to go back to the recipient and reschedule, and depending on the importance of the event, this may not be well received.
Keeps you organized
Scheduling can be a bit overwhelming, no matter how it’s done. As an entrepreneur, your calendar is the lifeline of your day. Having someone keeping it all organized is paramount to your success. Also, you have someone with whom you can discuss your calendar with on a daily or weekly basis, which will help you work out any details that you need for upcoming meetings to ensure that you’re ready for each one.
The main benefit of handing off your calendar is that it will save you time. You can use this time to focus on other areas of your business, which will most likely mean more revenue for your company. So, don’t delay, delegate your calendar management to your VA today!