VANA’s “Deck The Offices” Virtual Networking Party

VANA's Virtual Assistant Networking Party [ 23:43 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Here’s wishing all of our VANA members a joyous holiday season full of wonderful memories this December plus a special wish for a prosperous New Year ahead. If you missed our VANA "Deck the Halls" Virtual Networking Party this month, stop by our website.  We recorded some of the events for you.  Or you can listen to it here. http://www.vanetworking.com/party/2007Dec/ So pop by and listen to: *** Mary Lou Ashton singing her rendition of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (Love ya Mary Lou!) *** Patty Dost accepting her VAccolade Business Entrepreneur of 2007 *** See who won all the prizes valued at over $2000! *** Hear all about the FoVA coming in May and PLEASE don’t forget to get your early bird pricing that ends December 31st. *** Plus this is your last chance to order VBSS Deluxe at $200 off so order soon! Visit our website to read more about the above at: http://www.vanetworking.com/party/2007Dec/ Also, we are down to just a couple of days left for our December Advent Calendar with over $5,000 in prizes to be given away.  All you have to do to win is have posted at our VA forum within the last 30 days.  Check to see if you are a winner at:...

Forum on Virtual Assistance – I’m Going, Are You?

Forum on Virtual Assistance [ 5:17 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download I am attending and speaking at a a conference being held in Canada, May 2-4th.  This is a great opportunity as a Virtual Assistant to network and learn from each other.  Many will be attending from North American and I’m expecting it to be not only a learning experience but a fun one too! So, if you ever wanted to visit Canada, here’s your excuse! Plus it would be fun to meet some of you too!! What have you done for your business lately? If you are a Virtual Assistant or are in the process of starting your VA practice, attending FoVA will provide you with tools to take your career to the next level. The FORUM on VIRTUAL ASSISTANCE being held May 2 – 4, 2008 in Toronto Canada is a “coming together” of top North American Virtual Assistants. FoVA is a unique opportunity to share and learn crucial information about the VA industry as a whole, as well as the day to day challenges of our individual practices. FoVA is NOT a conference! It is a Forum where experts and up and coming VAs meet face to face in a stimulating and exciting exchange of knowledge and ideas. It is a venue where solutions and action plans are created to move your business forward. You ARE your business so invest in your company and yourself!! Find out about FoVA at www.forumonvirtualassistance.com and take advantage of Early Bird Savings before December 31st!! Hope to see you all...

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...

VA Talk Show and Podcast & Blog Hopping VA Talk the Walk

Hey Tawnya, it’s great to be here today. Everyone is excited about the success of VATalkShow.com, your new internet radio show and blog. I know I’m excited just being here as well as am looking forward to our podcast scheduled for May 9th. But, let me stop talking about the future – let’s roll with our conversation today.   1.     What information should a Virtual Assistant put in their first press release to announce their practice? Good question, Tawnya. The release should answer the five (5) “W’s”: who, what, when, where, why. It should essentially tell your story; who you are, why you opened your business, identify your product or service, your target audience and why they should buy from you.   Also, find a unique angle – answer the question why the readers should care (that you’ve opened your business). Express the benefits they will receive by doing business with your new company, i.e. save money or time, make life easier, etc.   Include a testimonial or quote from a reliable source (adds credibility) or use statistics in support of your industry or business (i.e., economic impact, ratio of new businesses opening, number of similar businesses offering similar services in the immediate community) and/or relate your opening to a recent news item and piggy back on the topic.   Whatever you do, don’t make your release sound like an advertisement – but be sure to “Grab” the reader’s attention. And always use the active not passive voice.   2.    How many more years do you think it will be until the term Virtual Assistant is mainstream? Actually, I...