VirtualAssistanceU with Phyllis Jordon

Listen to this podcast 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...

Online International Virtual Assistant Conference (OIVAC)

Click here  to listen to this May 9th netcast   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...

Life as a Virtual Assistant on the Road as an RVer

VA Industry Spotlight Click to listen to this April 25th netcast 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....

The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA)

VA Industry Spotlight – April 18th Click to listen to this April 18th netcast Interact at the VANA Forum on this topic of discussion Debbie Tester tells us all about the International Virtual Assistant Association The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional education and development of members of the Virtual Assistance profession, and to educating the public on the role and function of the Virtual Assistant. While certification is by no means requisite for IVAA members, IVAA holds the distinction of being the only organization offering the comprehensive IVAA Certified Virtual Assistant (CVA) exam, recognized internationally as the standard that Virtual Assistants strive to attain. Information is provided to the public so that a qualified virtual assistant can be found for your project. Read more about IVAA at their website. BIO: Debbie Tester served as IVAA President through March 2007, and has previously served as Vice President, Historian and co-chair of the 2004 Summit; IVAA’s annual conference. Ms. Tester is the Managing Partner of Outer Office, LLC in Aurora, Colorado, specializing in technical documentation, grant writing, research and analysis. Ms. Tester holds the IVAA EthicsChecked™ certification and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Colorado. Her clients include small businesses in the engineering and IT industries, entrepreneurs, educators, and attorneys. Links mentioned in show: The VA Summit – Annual Virtual Assistant Conference held April 25-28th in San Francisco, California IVAACast – The official VA Newsletter of the International Virtual Assistants Association! Sign up area on right side column of IVAA...