Why Everybody Needs a Personal Assistant

With each passing year, our science-fiction fantasies of yesterday are becoming fast-moving realities, unfolding right before our very eyes. As the world becomes more technologically advanced, we see a shift from personal assistants who work at home to actual AI virtual personal assistants. This engineered entity residing in software connects with humans in a human way to deliver full-fledged “virtual identities” that converse with users.

From well-known voice-powered AIs such as Apple’s Siri to upstarts like Viv, Clara Labs and x.ai, their goal is to quicken the actions you already take on your personal and business devices, growing ever-more efficient at the job by learning from your behavior.

What was once considered science fiction is now commonplace, and everyone is now able to talk to a computer and have it answer questions or undertake actions at our request.

Let your new best friend take care of you

These intelligent personal assistants (IPAs) may be able to do what we ask them to, but just as it is with any hired help, each one has its different set of skills, blind spots, and quirks. The price of using them is having to give them in-depth access to our personal information, passwords, email, calendars, address books and more.

However, the pros of having a personal assistant definitely outweigh the cons. Incorporating a virtual personal assistant into your business enables you to let go of many different things you feel stressed out about on a daily basis, and letting your new best friend take care of them for you.

The perks of having a personal assistant vary from saving you money to reducing your stress levels. While prices may vary based on your business’ location, you’ll most likely be able to hire the services of an IPA for a lot less than the amount you’d have to pay a human to get the job done. Another perk to having your very own virtual assistant is the productivity, focus, efficiency, and effectiveness it enables you. There really is nothing quite like coming up with a to-do list at the end of the day, email it off, and coming in the next morning to find everything has been taken care of while you slept.

While a human personal assistant might need to take a sick day or a day off, you can count on your virtual personal assistant to get the job done. Working with an IPA means you can really set your mind to what’s important and also find time to be inspired, relax, exercise and most importantly, sleep soundly knowing you’ve got someone reliable taking care of your business.

We’ve mentioned the benefits of having a virtual personal assistant, but you should also be aware of the different things an IPA can do for you.

Scheduling and time management

Virtual assistants are able to manage the calendars of many different clients, taking care of meeting invitations, scheduling appointments with clients and even helping plan corporate events.

Social tasks

Your personal virtual assistant can take care of your holiday cards, thank you cards, and any type of social task that has the potential of becoming all-consuming for business executives.

Managing Emails

To keep you from wasting time in your email inbox, some virtual assistants will filter your most important emails allowing you to appropriate your time wisely. Your virtual assistant will increase your productivity, reduce time spent on frequent and menial tasks while keeping you focused where it counts.

Bookkeeping

Keeping tabs on bills and other bookkeeping matters can be one of the easiest things to assign to a virtual assistant. By sharing bookkeeping information with your virtual personal assistant, businesses are able to follow up on tasks such as outstanding invoices or unpaid bills.

Online research

Virtual personal assistants can easily help you find information online, from researching corporate websites, trending blog topics, new relevant websites and checking out potential business contact and employees. Not only businesses can benefit from the use of a virtual assistant. Individuals who are lacking the time to spend researching the web in order to find the best deal on a new electronic device or fashion item can benefit from having someone else track the information they need for them. Data-driven assistance tools like Best Reviews can collect all this data and analyze it, so users can save precious time and money on their shopping.

To sum up, in an age where every minute counts, using the intelligent technical solutions a virtual personal assistant is able to offer businesses, there really is no reason why you shouldn’t get one. We all complain about not being able to achieve every single task we’ve assigned to ourselves. Now we can start to delegate more work to our virtual helper who’ll help us narrow the gap.

Author:.

A native of Atlanta, I'm the inside sales manager for a major software company in Georgia. I was always fascinated with the fields of marketing and computers and to be able to combine these two topics together for a living is a dream come true! I'm a huge fan of the Hawks and Falcons (No, not the birds. The teams!). Love old school rock music and that's pretty much all there is to know. For more information, you can visit my website.

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