Season 11 of #VAVS

Stay Tuned for Season 12 (Nov. 16-20. 2015) Lineup to be announced SOON! 

The VA Virtuosos Seminars (#VAVS) are held twice a year during the Spring/Fall for all Virtual Assistants to get educated, to engage and network with their business colleagues and connect with industry leaders.

If you are a Virtual Assistant and would like to share your business knowledge with your peers, please contact us to speak at our next series.

  • An exciting 5 day workshop series of 20 educational online seminars to benefit all virtual assistants worldwide on April 20-24th, 2015 daily from 9am to 4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada – Convert to your timezone)

Our Speaker Agenda

April 20-24th, 2015, 9am-4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)

Tawnya Sutherland

Tawnya Sutherland is a Certified Internet Marketing Business Strategist from the University of British Columbia who runs her own Internet marketing company, Mediamage.com

Her marketing skills founded her VAnetworking.com in 2003, the market leader for Virtual Assistant resources and training and new VA startups.   Tawnya has become the go to spokesperson for Virtual Assistants wanting to share, learn more, and grow their businesses.

PREVIEW – Thursday, April 9th, 2015

To kickoff our event to the public sector we are holding a
FREE WEBINAR for anyone to attend to get a preview of what to expect at our upcoming VAVS. Please tell all your business colleagues about #VAVS!

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Want to Become a Virtual Assistant? VA Trade Secrets Revealed!

Thursday, April 16th, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT

During this information-rich 1 hour webinar based on Tawnya’s own experience as a Virtual Assistant (VA) for the past 15 years, you will receive the answers to common questions most Virtual Assistants are asking including:

  • WHO is a Virtual Assistant?
  • WHAT services can a VA offer?
  • WHERE do Virtual Assistants find clients?
  • WHEN do Virtual Assistants get paid?
  • WHY do VAs need a marketing plan?
  • HOW do Virtual Assistants grow their business?
  • Tawnya will share her 10+ Tools (mostly free) she uses in her business everyday

Owning a successful Virtual Assistant has given many VAs the freedom to earn an above average potential income from the comforts of their home office. If you’ve ever been curious what it would be like to be the boss of your own service business or just want to pick up some sweet strategies to help you grow your VA business, you won’t want to miss this informational webinar.

Only 200 Seats!

At only $37 a ticket to watch 20 speakers present to you LIVE we always sell out. Don’t miss it!

Get Your Ticket Here

DAY 1 – Monday, April 20th, 2015

9am-4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)

Tracey D'Aviero

Tracey D'Aviero

Tracey is a veteran VA and Founder of Your VA Mentor. Tracey trains and mentors professional women and men who are brand new to the VA industry or who have been struggling to make their business successful.

Dana Fortier

Dana Fortier

Dana started her virtual services company in 2008 after spending over 15 years as a paralegal working with corporations and insurance companies and solving first-hand what havoc emergencies can bring on a person’s life.

Kelly McCausey

Kelly McCausey

Kelly McCausey is a Business Coach. She’s Blogging, Podcasting, Speaking and Hosting Life Events for Solopreneurs at SoloSmarts.


Traci Knoppe

Traci Knoppe

Traci Knoppe is an established entrepreneur, Certified Online Business Manager and Internet Marketing Consultant celebrating her 17th year in business. She operates a multi-VA firm serving 6, 7 & 8 figure clients, world-wide, including celebrities!

From Assistant to CEO: The Sky’s the Limit for Building Your VA Business

Monday, April 20th, 9AM PDT, 10AM MDT, 11AM CDT, 12PM EDT

Many VAs come into the industry from the role of support staff, having held one or more administrative positions in the corporate world . Transitioning to being a business owner can be challenging. As you wade through this unfamiliar territory, there are simple things you can do to set your business on the right foundation. We’ll talk about how to build your foundation in this call:

  • How to pick and focus on a strong target market
  • Why good research will be your best tool for growth
  • How to package and price packages that sell (and support)

Covering Your A$$ets: Emergency Preparedness for your Virtual Assistant Business

Monday, April 20th, 11AM PDT, 12AM MDT, 1PM CDT, 2PM EDT

Sh*… stuff happens, especially when you’re not ready for it! Are you, and more importantly – your business, prepared in case the unthinkable happens? Do you have a trusted source that will alert your clients (and not steal them!), handle your projects and do you have a plan for helping your clients through any emergency?

In this session we’ll cover all the stuff you need to have to run your business while you’re running it, and all the stuff you should have in place for when you’re NOT running it, such as how to set up a procedures manual, determining who you can trust with your most precious business assets (your clients), and what you should have on hand that can be provided to your clients just in case the worst scenario does happen.

Making Bright Shiny Objects Work For You

Monday, April 20th, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT

Bright Shiny Object Syndrome is not all bad.

Kelly will show you how to use it to stay current with new trends and grow your business.


Authority & Confidence Are the Foundations to Growing a Successful VA Business

Monday, April 20th, 3PM PDT, 4PM MDT, 5PM CDT, 6PM EDT

Traci will share how to position yourself as an authority in your VA niche, and how to find the confidence to charge what you’re worth, even if you don’t feel like an authority, and you lack confidence!

Only 200 Seats!

At only $37 a ticket to watch 20 speakers present to you LIVE we always sell out. Don’t miss it!

Get Your Ticket Here

DAY 2 – Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

9am-4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)

Cassandra Hehmeyer

Cassandra Hehmeyer

Cassandra is a Virtual Office Assistant and the owner of Bluebird Office Works. Supporting local small businesses has always been one of her passions. Although new to the VA field, Cassandra enjoys helping other women and moms start their own careers to work from home.


Cassandra Hehmeyer

Amanda Mock

Amanda is the Owner and Founder of the Multi-VA company My Virtual Little Helper. With a team of 16 virtual associates and 4 local, Amanda has grown the company from just herself to a strong team.

Pam Ivey

Pam Ivey

Pam Ivey is a tireless champion of the online business industry and considered a Thought Leader in Online Marketing and Outsourcing. Pam’s Online Marketing Manager Certification program is revolutionizing the way high-level entrepreneurs do business online and is up-levelling countless marketing support professional businesses with comprehensive end-to-end training and tools all in one place.

 

Gayla Scrivener

Gayla Scrivener

Scrivener Solutions was started 3 years ago after being in medical management and operations for over 20 years. With her extensive experience in Customer Relations, Marketing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, employee management, and contract negotiations, she was ready to step out of the corporate world and help the small business owner.

My First Year as a VA: What I Learned and Why I Never Gave Up!

Tuesday, April 21st, 9AM PDT, 10AM MDT, 11AM CDT, 12PM EDT

Are you a new VA? Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you lack the confidence in yourself and your skills?

When I started over a year ago as a VA, I felt very inadequate. I saw these amazing VA’s and thought I could never be like them.  When I looked at them, they really seemed to have it all together.

And then t here I was, sitting in my pajama’s trying to watch webinars while my son was screaming in the background. If this sounds like you, then let me share with you my struggles and successes.

Let me help you discover:

  • That you really know more than you may realize
  • How your passion can be your niche
  • Tools that really saved me time and stress…and they were free!
  • How your clients may be closer than you think
  • AND the reasons I never gave up pursuing my VA business

It is my passion to help others find their passions. While it is easy to get discouraged, it is important to remember we all started where you are. In this presentation you can walk away knowing that we all have something to give!

Tech Talk: How to Manage a Growing Virtual Team and What Platforms Make it Easy

Tuesday, April 21st, 11AM PDT, 12AM MDT, 1PM CDT, 2PM EDT

Do you Struggle to find the right software to manage your teams time and billing?

Want to grow a team but unsure of how you can effectively keep an eye on them while also enabling them to get the job done?

In this presentation Amanda Mock shares the tools of the trade for all Virtual Entrepreneurs, the software now available, as well as how to use it effectively in a purely virtual work environment.

How Do You Land Clients that Will NEVER Let You Go?

Tuesday, April 21st, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT

Right now, the world is full of social media managers, marketing specialists and virtual assistants who can help with pieces and parts of marketing. But they are struggling to get noticed in a sea of marketing helpers who all sound the same. Think about it… If you are a small business owner who wants to get more traffic, what increase sales…who do you turn to that you can trust? By becoming a certified online marketing manager, you’re joining an emerging field that hungry and desperate potential clients are seeking – someone to take them by the hand and manage their online marketing process from start to finish. Learn why being capable of taking over the reigns of all online marketing for your clients can set you and your business up for long term success and profitability. In this presentation, we will discuss:

  1. List Building & Lead Generation – What it is and why you need it.
  2. Marketing Funnels – They’re all the rage!
  3. Branding – More than just a logo.
  4. Content Marketing –  creating and sharing valuable free content to increase visibility and authority.
  5. What they can do next to get into action and up-level their businesses.

How to Build A Stronger VA Business Through Relationship Marketing

Tuesday, April 21st, 3PM PDT, 4PM MDT, 5PM CDT, 6PM EDT

Who do we tend to do business with?  Those that we know and trust, right? As a VA, we like to work behind the scenes to help make our clients look great.  As a business owner, you MUST market your business in order to recruit and retain clients.  Learn how to grow your VA business through building strong relationships. Building relationships through networking is the most effective and economical method of marketing your VA business.

 

  • Learn tips to overcome your fear of going to networking events.
  • Learn how to leverage your skills as a VA in a networking group to gain exposure.
  • Learn how to “sell” without coming across as “salesy.”

Become the “go-to” person that people know and trust.  Your referrals will increase and your client base will be strong and loyal.

Only 200 Seats!

At only $37 a ticket to watch 20 speakers present to you LIVE we always sell out. Don’t miss it!

Get Your Ticket Here

DAY 3 – Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

9am-4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)

Kathrine Farris

Kathrine Farris

Kathrine is the Owner and Virtual Business Professional behind Strategic Office Support and the coach and consultant behind Become A VA. Strategic Office Support, is a Virtual Assisting company that started as a part-time venture in 2009 and is now a six-figure, multi-professional firm.

 

Janine Gregor

Janine Gregor

Janine is the Founder and Virtual Assistant of Your Virtual Wizard, an administrative consulting business specializing in business writing, social networking and email marketing. She recently published, “The RFP Transformation” to assist new and seasoned virtual assistants to successfully write winning proposals to secure new clients.


Dan Morris

Dan Morris

Dan R Morris is the founder of Blogging Concentrated, a nationwide blogging workshop series for Advanced level Bloggers,


Robyn Bennett

Robyn Bennett

Robyn is a successful online Entrepreneur based in Montreal, Canada. With a career spanning over 25 years in administration and management she delivers solutions for busy entrepreneurs.

Expanding to a (Profitable) Full-Time VA Practice

Wednesday, April 22nd, 9AM PDT, 10AM MDT, 11AM CDT, 12PM EDT

This presentation will focus on the key points of taking your VA business from part-time to full-time.

Whether you are a WAHM finally putting your kids in school or daycare, or you’ve been ‘;moonlighting’ and are thinking of taking the leap to quit your full-time job, Kathrine will cover the key factors and considerations that you need to know as you think about expanding.

Presentation includes;
• Pricing for profitability
• Deciding to build a team (or not)
• Having efficient operations in place

So, join Kathrine to learn valuable insight into how she went from PT to FT and grew a 6-figure VA business!

5 Tips VAs Can Implement Today To Write a Winning RFP Proposal and Obtain New Clients

Wednesday, April 22nd, 11AM PDT, 12AM MDT, 1PM CDT, 2PM EDT

In this presentation Janine will teach you…

  • How to write a winning proposal that will capture the attention of your next client
  • How to connect with a potential client on a level that will make your proposal stand out from all others
  • How to be creative in networking with a bevy of potential clients using social media and other communication secrets never before spelled-out specifically for VAs
  • How to use social media effectively and creatively within your proposals to network after the proposal is submitted
  • What to do AFTER the proposal is submitted and HOW to make that connection continue in your favor

Janine’s presentation defies the ‘use it and lose it’ mentality for the RFP system.  Janine believes RFPs are for NEW VAs who need to jump-start their client portfolio but also for veteran VAs to keep the client funnel full throughout his/her career.

Uh. . . My Post is Going Viral. Now What Do I Do?

Wednesday, April 23rd, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT

What do you do when a blog post goes viral?

What about a pin or a video?

Let’s talk about preparing our business for success. We’re going to talk about the path, plan and organization for when your blog posts take off.

Bloggers make change in the world. They help companies get their products into the hands of consumers. They make people laugh. The make them cry. They bring awareness to causes and make people smarter.

Bloggers entertain. They challenge. They bring people together.

If you are a blogger or interested in blogging with your business don’t miss this engaging webinar with Dan Morris.

Learn the Skills That Helped Me Stand out from the Crowd and Up-Level My VA Business

Wednesday, April 22nd, 3PM PDT, 4PM MDT, 5PM CDT, 6PM EDT

In this presentation Robyn will share with you what skills you need to stand out from the rest of the crowd and up-level your VA business.

In the last two years she has noticed something that helped her get more clients and that is what she wants to share with you today.

Robyn has been hired by many entrepreneurs of different levels who already have VA’s who don’t have this skill set and as a result she has been able to grow her business and attract more clients and referrals and make more money.

This is not as hard as you think, you’ve probably already heard about this skill before, but it’s an important skill for all VAs in order to up-level their business.

Only 200 Seats!

At only $37 a ticket to watch 20 speakers present to you LIVE we always sell out. Don’t miss it!

Get Your Ticket Here

DAY 4 – Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

9am-4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)

Jennifer Hazlett

Jennifer Hazlett

As a Business Support Specialist, Jennifer helps established business owners promote and market their products and services online so they can spend more time working with their clients and making more money in their business.


Jennifer Hazlet

Kathy Goldman

Kathy Goldman has been a Real Estate Virtual Assistant since 2000 and is a successful REVA, speaker, author and Mom.


Elayne Whitfield

Elayne Whitfield

Elayne is an educator and advocate for her clients online success as she continues to ‘walk the walk’ working with a small, select group of clients as their Online Marketing Manager.

Cathy Yerges

Cathy Yerges

Cathy operates BG3 LLC to help companies grow their business three ways; through social media, email marketing and LinkedIn lead generation.

Write A Newsletter? Who Me?

Thursday, April 23rd, 9AM PDT, 10AM MDT, 11AM CDT, 12PM EDT

Have you been thinking about writing a newsletter but haven’t got around to it yet? Perhaps it feels intimidating or you are saying to yourself “who am I to write a newsletter?”  Do you have a client who needs your support in this area?  Find out why sending out a company newsletter is one of the best ways for VA’s to connect with clients, customers and prospects.

You will learn:

  • That yes you can write a newsletter and the reasons why you should
  • How to help the clients you work with publish a newsletter too
  • How to easily get started and keep the momentum going
  • Tips, ideas and resources to make writing easier
  • How you can make money with your writing

Tune in to learn more about the marketing strategy of publishing a regular newsletter and how to easily get started for you and your clients.

Real Estate Virtual Assistance Niche

Thursday, April 23rd, 11AM PDT, 12AM MDT, 1PM CDT, 2PM EDT

Statistics reveal that home-based businesses are growing.

  • Small businesses have generated over 65% of the net new jobs since 1995.
  • 52% of all small businesses are home-based.
  • Predictions that suggest the number of people working from home in the U.S. will increase by 64% in the next four years.
  • The number of REALTORS will increase 38% over the next several years.

Why would you not choose to work in real estate. Numbers don’t lie. Learn how to make niche yourself as a Real Estate VA.

Online Marketing Made Simple

Thursday, April 22nd, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT

Elayne will show you how to create a simple yet effective cohesive online marketing strategy.

She will cover Social Media, SEO (including content marketing), simple list building strategies and then she’ll wrap it up with how to review each month and understand what happened and then know what simple changes to make for the next month.

Keywords here are: Cohesive and Simple.

How to Build a Lead Generation Strategy Using LinkedIn

Thursday, April 23rd, 3PM PDT, 4PM MDT, 5PM CDT, 6PM EDT

Are you on LinkedIn?

Are you getting a steady stream of leads from LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is much more than a place to post your resume online.  In order to utilize LinkedIn to grow your business, you need to understand the potential that LinkedIn holds and develop your own personal strategy for using it as a tool to reach your ideal target.

Only 200 Seats!

At only $37 a ticket to watch 20 speakers present to you LIVE we always sell out. Don’t miss it!

Get Your Ticket Here

DAY 5 – Friday April 24th, 2015

9am-4pm PDT (-7 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)

Tamara Baranova

Tamara Baranova

Tamara works with entrepreneurs who are serious about raising their professional profile and attracting more opportunities for their business. Clients she works with don’t want to be marketing experts – just to know how to attract the right people to their website, get them to buy products and services, or attend their events and workshops. She also writes for Women’s Business Clubs, Athena, WebProNews, Social Media Today and other outlets.


Stephanie Watson

Stephanie Watson

With more than 20 years of experience working from home in a variety of roles such as HTML Website Designer, Internet Marketer, Template Bender and Virtual Assistant, today Stephanie is an author and content strategist who organizes, plans, writes and implements content strategies for business owners through her business Barry Publishing.

Meredith Eisenberg

Meredith Eisenberg

Meredith Eisenberg is the co-founder of the Passionate Entrepreneurs Network and co-host of the Paycheck to Passion podcast. She has been helping business owners create businesses from their passions for over 8 years. She loves seeing ideas come to life!


Kim Barnes Jefferson

Kim Barnes Jefferson

Kim is a former Virtual Assistant turned fitness junkie, master coach and lifestyle engineer and Squadleader of the Fabulous Fit Squad. She helps teach busy professional women to stop the extreme dieting/training merry-go-round and start giving themselves permission to live a healthy life without deprivation and guilt.

Content Marketing 101: Digital Marketing Strategy for Service Businesses

Friday, April 24th, 9AM PDT, 10AM MDT, 11AM CDT, 12PM EDT

Internet Marketing is perfect for small business owners as it’s low-cost, easily accessible, already packed with millions of potential customers. However it’s also easy to waste a lot of time and effort with Internet Marketing tactics – hence it’s important to have a solid strategy in place before you get started.

The cornerstone of your Internet Marketing is Content – it’s the heart of your marketing efforts, what glues together social media, websites, blogs, email marketing, articles and so on.

In this presentation you will learn how to create a solid content marketing strategy for a service business like yours.

  • How do all marketing pieces fit together in one strategy? How to choose the right content outlets for your business?
  • What are the key elements you need to think about when creating content?
  • How to end the content chase and save time and effort?
  • Which content works best, and how to get more people to notice and share it?

You can then apply the learning to your clients’ businesses and help them achieve better results from content marketing as well, or offer it as a new service in your business.

Getting the Right Clients through Content Marketing

Friday, April 24th, 11AM PDT, 12AM MDT, 1PM CDT, 2PM EDT

In this presentation Stephanie will cover…

  • How to Be Your Own Best Client First
  • Why Content is Important
  • What Constitutes Content?
  • How to Develop Content That Targets Your Ideal Market (creating a publication calendar)
  • How Much Content You Need
  • Why You Need an Email List
  • How to Market Your Content
  • How to use PLR Properly
  • How to Find a Content Ghost Writer
  • How to Use Guest Posting to Further Your Brand

 

Avoid Client Feast or Famine: Market Your Business in 30 Minutes A Day

Friday, April 24th, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT

As a successful VA, you give your all to your clients every day leaving you very little time to market your own practice.

When a client leaves, you scramble to find another one to replace that lost income.

In this session we’ll show you:

  • How to create a MVM (minimum viable marketing system) that takes you 30 minutes a day – to keep prospects coming to you.
  • How ensure that you are spending most of your time doing the work you love the most.
  • 2015 changes in online marketing that can make marketing easier for you.

 

VAs Guide To Staying Healthy

Friday, April 24th, 3PM PDT, 4PM MDT, 5PM CDT, 6PM EDT

When we work at home it’s so easy to sneak into your office to send a quick email and then you’ll head out for a walk or eat breakfast, then three hours go by and you are still sitting at your desk putting out client fires. Maybe you are the opposite you are home all day and you are constantly grazing on foods or doing work at a coffee shop and having some of these tasty baked goods. During our time together we’ll discuss:

  • How to sneak in exercise
  • Easy ways to fuel through out the day
  • Ways to set yourself up for success
  • The importance of fitness
  • 11 simple ways to burn fat

Only 200 Seats!

At only $37 a ticket to watch 20 speakers present to you LIVE we always sell out. Don’t miss it!

Get Your Ticket Here

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Speaker schedule may change because of speaker illness and/or technical difficulties. In this case we will substitute this time slot with another speaker of interest to the VA industry to keep us on schedule.

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