Attending Virtual Assistant Conferences

VA Talk Show - Attending Virtual Assistant Conferences [ 0:01 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download The VA Voice - Hear Other's Opinions on Attending VA Conferences [ 0:01 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a couple of the Virtual Assistant Conferences within our industry this past month.  I thought I would share my VA conference experiences with you at the VA Talk Show.  I attended the VA Summit which was held in Charlotte, North Carolina and FoVA which was held in Toronto, Ontario. Don’t forget to phone in and leave your VA Conference experience at at our recording booth at 1-866-943-6665 & press number 3 to record.  We would love to hear from you at the VA Talk Show…Where VAs Talk the Walk!  Listen to these as well in the 2nd podcast above. Here are the shownote links mentioned within this podcast: Tawnya’s Home Town:  Bewdley, Ontario Naomi Skarzanski of Top Shelf VA Dana Fortier of Fortier Biz Solutions Nina Feldman Candy Beauchamp of OffAssist Terry Green of Fasttype Heather Chernosky who proudly wore the VAdala.  Help promote the Virtual Assistant Industry by wearing a VAdala! Tawnya’s Virtual Assistant: Patty Dost www.timeisoftheescents.com FoVA Panel Discussion: Bev Pederson of Red Deer College Michele Jamieson of CVAN Tawnya Sutherland of VAnetworking Pam Ivey of IREAA Sue Kramer of IVAA Rob Neilly of AssistU Bernadette Wong of K&M Secretarial Services It was great to get to meet each and every VA at the conferences…see you next...

VA Talk Show Episode #6

VA Talk Show Episode #6 - Article Marketing [ 0:01 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download After a short hiatus, The VA Talk Show is back stronger than ever!  Thanks for your patience and in appreciation we have another informative yet entertaining show for entrepreneurs working from home, especially the Virtual Assistant. Today’s lineup will give you more inside info on not only marketing your business but some tricks and tips to help you take your business to that higher level of success you only hear about others reaching. We have Bonnie Jo Davis here to talk about article marketing, information on a new way to outsource your work plus Karri and I will be gabbing about niching your business.  Oh, and we FINALLY caught up to Brent who claims to be somewhere in Paris and he’s got another great RocNtalk for us too. Here is information on the VAintern Program I talked about in the VA Talk Show during my foreword.  Click here if you want to Hire a VA and here if you want to become a VAintern. Don’t forget, please leave us comments/feedback in the comment area at the bottom of the page as we love to hear what you think! Below are the SHOW NOTES as promised for your surfing convenience. And, without further adieu, enjoy! VA Feature Click to interact at the VAnetworking Forum with Bonnie Jo Davis of Articles That Sell. Bonnie Jo Davis is a Virtual Assistant and Article Marketing Expert with over twenty-five years of administrative and marketing experience. Bonnie specializes in frugal marketing techniques that leverage technology...

VA Talk Show Episode #5

VA Talk Show Episode #5 [ 50:20 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download The VA Talk Show is back with another informative yet entertaining show for anyone who is a Virtual Assistant. Entrepreneurs who work from home will also love our business podcast since it is full of some educational and interesting info to help swing your business into a successful circle. For our show’s lineup, we’ve got Mary-lou Ashton as our guest speaker, I’ll be sharing with you some of my affiliate secrets, RocNred is here on RocNtalk to tell us what to look for when buying a laptop and Karri joins me on WebWhys as we discuss meta-tags and why we should use them in our websites to help us rank higher in the search engines. PHEW! That is a mouthful but one to definitely savor. Enjoy! A big thanks to the newest sponsor or our podcast, TimeTracker. Listen closely to our podcast to find a way to win a prize from our sponsor email me when you find out how 😉 Leave us comments/feedback in comment area at the bottom of the page as we love to hear what you think! ENJOY! Below are the SHOW NOTES as promised for your surfing convenience. VA Guest Speaker Click to interact at the VANA Forum with Mary-Lou Ashton Mary-Lou Ashton joins us to discuss "Finding Your Ideal Client and the Laws of Attraction". It’s a podcast you won’t want to miss if you are looking to take your virtual business to the next level. Mary-Lou Ashton is the owner of the Virtual Assistant Training Program...

VA Talk Show Episode #4

The Virtual Assistant Talk Show Netcast 4 - Where VAs Talk the Walk [ 1:25:01 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download An extra big show this week full of some educational and informative guests for the Virtual Assistant industry. Also, a big applause to Karen Reddick who appeared on the NBC Today Show promoting Virtual Assistants across the globe.  Thanks Karen!  Read Karen’s congratulatories and view the video clip here at the VANA Forum. Leave us comments/feedback in comment area at the bottom of the page as we love to hear what you think! ENJOY! Below are the SHOW NOTES as promised for your surfing convenience. VA Industry Spotlight Click to interact at the VANA Forum with VirtualAssistanceU PhyllisJordon introduces us to Virtual Assistance U, a global leader for Virtual Assistant Training.  Also joining Phyllis is Danielle Ruffin, a VAU Graduate. Should You Become a Graduate Virtual Assistant (GVA)? Visit Graduate of VAU, Danielle Ruffin’s website. All VANA members Get 20% Discount off all VAU’s training programs. Get your own VAdala, the first official wearable symbol for successful and aspiring Virtual Assistants, their clients, family and friends who support VAs as mentioned in today’s show. 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....

VA Talk Show Episode #3

The Virtual Assistant Talk Show Netcast #3 - Where VAs Talk the Walk [ 1:19:18 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Woohoo!  Another podcast and I’m still here to speak about it.  I am finding it is tougher than I thought to put together these weekly shows so if I miss one now and then, don’t fret!  Saying that, it it wasn’t for Brent at PC Computer Help, none of these podcasts would even exist!  Thanks Brent, I owe you big time! Leave us comments/feedback in comment area at the bottom of the page as we love to hear what you think! ENJOY! Below are the SHOW NOTES as promised for your surfing convenience. VA Industry Spotlight Click to interact at the VANA Forum with Sharon Williams Sharon Williams tells us all the many exciting reasons why you should attend the Online International Virtual Assistants Conference (OIVAC) held next week!  Don’t miss this educational opportunity for your virtual business! Highlights: Professional lineup of speakers International VA Day Awards Win prizes at the networking events! Get to know people in the industry via the exhibitor booths Follow along with the Podcast & Blog Hopping Tour and win prizes! No better place to get educated for the price. PLUS SO MUCH MORE! Don’t miss it!  Click here to enter the convention area 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...

VA Talk Show Episode #2

The Virtual Assistant Talk Show Netcast 2 - Where VAs Talk the Walk [ 1:05:41 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Thanks to everyone for such a wonderful response to our first podcast.  All I can say is WOW – Over 250+ downloads in the 3 days!  Hope you enjoy this week’s show and here’s the link I mention in my intro to the Online International Virtual Assistants Conference Leave us comments/feedback in comment area at the bottom of the page as we love to hear what you think! ENJOY! Below are the SHOW NOTES as promised for your surfing convenience. VA Industry Spotlight Click to interact at the VANA Forum with Paula Williams Paula Williams of Money Penny Assistants tells us all about life as a Virtual Assistant on the road.   For the last seven years Paula has been traveling, living full-time in an RV with her boyfriend, a contract helicopter pilot and their 12 yr old 3 legged dog. Prior to running off into life’s newest adventure, Paula was coordinator of a busy Visitors Bureau in California. As her first experience with the tourism industry; this helped encouraged the travel bug to take hold. In 2005, she started searching the web for “at home” opportunities to utilize her administrative, organizational and customer service skills. Researching the VA Industry, finding support on a message forum, and following the advice from books on the subject, such as Become a Highly Successful, Sought after VA by Diana Ennen, she registered her first business license and started her own VA business, Moneypenny Assistants.   Guest Speaker Click...