Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound

Listen to this podcast Guest Speaker Click here to interact at the VANA Forum with Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound If You Have a Publicity Problem, The Publicity Hound Has Your Solution Publicity expert Joan Stewart shows you how to use free publicity to establish your credibility, enhance your reputation, position yourself as an expert, sell more products and services, promote a favorite cause or issue, and position your company as an employer of choice. Visit Joan’s Website Ways to do research to find publicity contacts: Google Alerts Joan’s Press Release 89 Day FREE online course Submit Your Virtual Assistant Press Release for FREE! Other Places to Get Publicity Online: Ezine Article Submission Social Networking at My Space Post Videos at You Tube Craig’s List Amazon.com Short Keys Program Chase’s Calendar of Events Survey Monkey Visit Joan’s newest Publicity Hound University for Virtual Assistants – Joan will turn you into a Lean, Mean Publicity Machine in just 5 days. An extra service you can provide to your clients to help you make more money as a Virtual...

Diana Ennen Talks About Disaster Recovery

Click here  to listen to this May 9th netcast Guest Speaker Click here to interact at the VANA Forum with Diana Ennen Diana Ennen of Virtual Word Publishing joins us to talk about Disaster Recovery. Diana Ennen has been a leader in the work-at-home industry since opening her business in 1985. She’s the president of Virtual Word Publishing, where she specializes in book publicity and marketing. She’s the author of numerous books on business start-ups including Virtual Assistant the Series, Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA written with Kelly Poelker; Corel WordPerfect Office Ready Virtual Assistant Solution Pack, Words From Home, Start, Run and Profit from a Home-Based Word Processing Business, Home Office Recovery Plan and the Bizymoms Cookbook. Diana has also contributed to a number of books, articles and interviews including those written by Mompreneurs®, Lisa Roberts, Jan Melnik, Liz Folger, Maria Bailey, Priscilla Y. Huff, and has been featured in magazines and newspapers such as Woman’s World, Home Office Computing, USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine and Radio Show, Home Business Journal, and many others.  She’s the mother of three great kids and a very supportive husband. Her passion is helping others succeed in their business and loves being an active part of the Virtual Assistant Industry.  Home Office Recovery Plan – Disaster Preparedness – Disaster Recovery Download a sample – (36 sample pages) Do you have a Disaster Plan? You need one! HURRICANE WILMA / HURRICANE RITA/ HURRICANE KATRINA. TORNADOS IN THE MIDWEST! Floods / Loss of Homes / Loss of Lives / and Businesses Don’t let it happen to you! Disaster Planning is Essential for Effective Disaster Relief Our book outlines...

Writing it Right

Guest Speaker Click to listen to this April 25th netcast Click here to interact at the VANA Forum with Lauren Hidden Lauren Hidden of The Hidden Helpers talks to us about writing it right. Hidden and her associates provide ghostwriting, editing and related services to fiction and non-fiction authors, as well as business and promotional writing to entrepreneurs nationwide. In addition to the many books Lauren has edited for her clients, she has co-authored two books: Write It Right: The Ground Rules for Self-Editing Like the Pros and Entrepreneurial Freedom: How to Start and Grow a Profitable Virtual Assistance Practice. Lauren serves on the Board of Directors for the International Virtual Assistants Association and as Managing Editor for IVAACast, the association’s online magazine. She also serves a Director on the Board of the Central Pennsylvania Association of Female Executives. She lives just outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. Lauren also enjoys blogging about virtual assistance, writing, editing, and related topics on her two blogs: www.hiddenhelper.com/blog and www.entrepreneurialfreedom.com/blog. Links mentioned during show:...

Starting up a Multi VA Business – Michelle Jamieson

Guest Speaker Click to listen to this April 18th netcast Interact at the VANA Forum on this topic of discussion Michele Jamieson of MJVA & Associates talks to us on "Starting up a Multi VA Business" BIO: Michelle Jamison has been a Virtual Assistant for 10 years. Her company MJVA & Associates is a Multi-VA business, which is our topic for discussion today. Along with running her practice she is also an instructor for the online Virtual Assistant Certificate Program, at Red Deer College, in Red Deer, AB. You may have heard of Michelle as she is the author of the popular VA book, The Virtual Assistants Guide to Marketing and has been offering coaching and consulting for Virtual Assistants on the topic of marketing, starting a VA business and multi-VA businesses for a number of years. She is a graduate of CoachU, where she received her formal training as a coach. Along with all of this, Michelle is also the founder of the Canadian Virtual Assistant Network. A network dedicated to providing support and resources to Canadian VA’s. Michelle is a Premier Partner of VANA and offers her Strategic Marketing Package at 20% off to VANA...