When you’re considering using Siri to help with your business needs, you may want to rethink your decision. It turns out that a virtual assistant is the better way to go. While Siri is a type of virtual assistant, being a mobile app that answers questions for you and will give you directions, a virtual assistant does far more than that.
First of all, your virtual assistant is going to be an actual live assistant that will work from their own location while Siri is simply a robotic voice on an app. Secondly, a virtual assistant does more than just look up answers for you and give you directions. Here is a look at why you need a virtual assistant and why Siri just doesn’t make the cut.
What does Siri do?
You may have been relying on Siri or apps like Alexa and Google Now to help you with some backup assistant types of needs. When you need to handle your scheduling, you need someone that has a flexible schedule, and you aren’t willing to work with a physical person, it seems like apps such as Siri would be the perfect solution. Think again; you can get all of these perks but with much more with the help of a virtual assistant.
Switching to a virtual receptionist
Of course you can always keep Siri around to update you on the weather, help you with directions to that business meeting, to play music, and to help you on trivia night, but a virtual assistant makes much more sense when it comes to running your daily business. Siri is simply an app to help you your to-do’s, your entertainment, and simply tasks that other apps can do.
What a virtual assistant does is offer much more value, handles more tasks, and works with your company’s needs whilst not taking up any of your workspace. You hire the service and schedule them to work with you for 20 hours per week, just during your out-of-office hours, or just in the mornings; whatever you need they can work around. In addition to handling your schedule, your virtual assistant is there to take all of your calls, transfer them or take messages for you, update your social media account, or simply clean up your inbox.
Why virtual assistants offer so much more value
Whatever tasks seems to take up precious time during the day, hire a virtual assistant and you’ll no longer be bogged by so much. Your Siri isn’t going to take your calls and answer a professional voice on the other end.
Your Siri can’t help your sort through your inbox for prospective customer requests or urgent items. Siri is also not going to help you handle customer requests or status updates on social media. Your virtual assistant, on the other hand, can handle a great deal of administrative tasks that you would normally need to hire a staff member to do, but not anymore.
Stop relying on Siri just because it can dial phone numbers, search the internet for you, or remind you to feed the dog; hire a virtual assistant who can answer the phone for you, go shopping for you, help your customers for you, and give your business a professional appearance.