Season 13 of #VAVS – May 24-26th, 2016
The Virtual Assistant Virtuosos Seminars #VAVS are held twice a year during the Spring/Fall.
Every Virtual Assistant from the brand new VA to the veteran VA are spoken to at this conference. #VAVS helps keep us educated on what’s new in the VA industry, plus gives us the opportunity to network with our business colleagues and connect with the VA industry leaders.
Spring #VAVS – During this series of seminars held each Spring in May, we present a THEME surrounding a topic Virtual Assistants have been asking for like: “Finding & Retaining Clients in Your VA Business”. Being the Market Leader to the Virtual Assistant industry your host Tawnya Sutherland, has met many awesome, educated, savvy, engaging business professionals in her lifetime who understand the way a VA works. Each spring she’ll gather up a few of these awesome trainers and bring them here to teach and give Virtual Assistants new business strategies that they can implement in their business.
Fall #VAVS – During this series of seminars held each Fall in November, we switch it up and present a speaker stage of engaging Virtual Assistants who currently run a successful VA business or have in the past. Virtual Assistants who have already went through the bumps and grinds of getting their business going and have figured out what works and what doesn’t in their business to share with their peers. Learn from other business minded Virtual Assistants at this series hence our Fall theme “From One VA to Another” 😉
Spring #VAVS Speaker AgendaMay 24-26th, 2016, 9am-4pm PDT (-8 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)
THEME: Finding & Retaining Clients in Your Virtual Assistant Business
Your VAVS Host! She 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, training and new VA startups. Tawnya has become the go to spokesperson for Virtual Assistants wanting to share, learn more, and grow their businesses.
To kickoff our event to the public sector we are holding a couple
FREE WEBINARS for anyone to attend to get a preview of what to expect at our upcoming VAVS. Please tell all your business colleagues about #VAVS!
Here’s the dates:
What to Expect in a Career as a Virtual Assistant
TBA 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.
DAY 1 – Tuesday, May 24th, 20169am-4pm PDT (-8 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)
Kelly McCausey is a Solopreneur Business Coach, Blogger, Podcaster and Live Event Host. She runs a business light and tight on purpose, so she loves her VA!
Through her consulting and training programs, Lisa empowers business owners to create structure in their business so they can get more of what they want – be it time, money, or freedom.
With a focus on using content to create relationships, loyalty & sales, Alice Seba has sold millions of dollars in content and helps her clients get better results from their publishing efforts.
Why I've Had The Same VA for 10 Years
Tuesday, May 24th, 9AM PDT, 10AM MDT, 11AM CST, 12PM EDT
When people talk about having trouble finding and keeping a good VA, I just can’t relate. I’m working with a gal I’ve worked with since early 2006. There’s good reason I’m hoping I never have to let her go – I’ll share what has contributed to long years of loyalty!
Insider VA Secrets on How to Be Client Attractive, How to Avoid Nightmare Clients, & What Clients REALLY Want (it may not be what you think!)
Tuesday, May 24th, 11AM PDT, 12PM MDT, 1PM CST, 2PM EDT
We all know that we need to partner with clients in order to make money, but where to start? And what about those nightmare clients – what can you do to avoid them? I will provide you with the tools, strategies, and know-how that I’ve learned after working with 90+ clients over the years. I will show you how to attract dream clients and how to avoid the nightmare ones.
We’ll also go over:
- Where to find clients
- What clients REALLY want (it may not be what you think!)
- How to differentiate yourself and be ‘client attractive’
- How to set boundaries and manage difficult clients
By the end of this presentation, you’ll feel more equipped to deal with one of the more difficult aspects of running your business.
Boost Your Value and Get More Monthly Subscription Clients as a Content Marketing Specialist...Even if You Hate Writing
Tuesday, May 24th, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT
Content makes the web go ’round. It’s how your clients can grow their audiences and turn fans into customers. The problem is, business owners have enough on their plate and content marketing falls by the wayside. Alice will show you how to create a high-value subscription-based content marketing service that will put you in-demand for your clients, even if you hate writing yourself.
Discover the Most Profitable Virtual Assistant Niches for 2016!
Tuesday, May 24th, 3PM PDT, 4PM MDT, 5PM CDT, 6PM EDT
In this session, you will….
- Discover a 3 phase roadmap for finding the Virtual Assistant Niche that best fits YOU
- Uncover the 10 most profitable Virtual Assistant Niches to pursue in 2016 and beyond
- 5 ways to test the viability of new Virtual Assistant Niches
- Discover the #1 way to ensure your skills and services are uber relevant to your clients every year!
DAY 2 – Wednesday, May 25th, 20169am-4pm PDT (-8 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)
Sarah is a independent LinkedIn Specialist & Online Presence Mentor and helps you convert your presence on this platform into paying customers.
Felicia Slattery trains experts, entrepreneurs, CEOs and celebrities around the world to help them write and deliver speeches and content that communicate with people on a human level and get results.
Alicia Jay is a business and marketing coach for virtual assistants, helping them get out of overwhelm in order to create a business that they love! You can find more from her at newVAadvice.
Chantel Shelton is the Owner, Virtual Assistant & Confidence Coach of Confident Woman. Chantel supports people to make confident choices for themselves and their businesses through VA work.
Why You Are Leaving Money on the Table If You're Not Using LinkedIn to Get More Clients
Wednesday, May 25th, 9AM PDT, 10AM MDT, 11AM CDT, 12PM EDT
Are you wasting your time on Facebook? Learn about the 3 main reasons why you might be leaving money on the table if you’re not using LinkedIn to get clients.
During this webinar you will learn…
- Why you should be using LinkedIn
- The importance of your profile
- The importance of recommendations
- The passive & pro-active approach on LinkedIn
- How to be visible on LinkedIn
- How to prospect on LinkedIn
How to Attract and Serve Professional Speakers So You Become an Indispensable Asset to Them for YEARS!
Wednesday, May 25th, 11AM PDT, 12PM MDT, 1PM CDT, 2PM EDT
Professional speakers represent one of the best niches for VAs because they NEED your HELP! How does Felicia Slattery know? Because she is not only a professional speaker herself, she is the Amazon #1 best-selling author of “21 Ways to Make Money Speaking,” so she teaches other speakers and experts how to run a business.
During this fun and interactive session, you’ll discover what it takes to find speaking clients, the tools your need and more including:
- The top 3 places to find speakers to be clients and what to say and do to get them to RUSH to hire you NOW
- The top 3 skills your new speaker clients need you to have
- The top 3 tools you need to succeed and make yourself so indispensable your clients will think you’re reading their minds
How and Why to Create a Fabulous Freebie that will Get You Clients
Wednesday, May 25th, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT
Are you looking for a way to get more clients for your virtual assistant business?
Do you wish you could show prospects just how much they NEED you?
Have you heard people talk about having a free offer to entice clients but the thought of creating one is overwhelming?
Then this session is for you!
Join me and learn How and Why to Create a Fabulous Freebie that will Get You Clients
- You’ll discover:
- The facts about building a list of prospects—and how it helps build your business
- How to get them to see you as an expert that they HAVE to work with
- The style of free offer that works best for both you and your potential clients
- How to create your free offer once but attract people with it over and over again
Never Search For Clients Again! How To Have Your Ideal Clients Seek You Out!
Wednesday, May 25th, 3PM PDT, 4PM MDT, 5PM CDT, 6PM EDT
Do you want to know how to have clients seek you out without doing ANY marketing? I want to share with you how to have a super successful VA business with a non-stop steady flow of long-term clients. If your dream is to work from home and support incredible businesses, you will want to attend this forum!
In this presentation, you will discover exactly how to…
- Create a crystal clear vision of your ideal client and business.
- Uncover hidden obstacles that are stopping you from having all the clients and the income you want. AND
- You will come away feeling renewed, re-energized and inspired to finally have the business of your dreams without having to spend any more time, money or energy marketing!
Sound good? Let’s do this!
DAY 3 – Thursday, May 26th, 20169am-4pm PST (-8 UTC/GMT – Vancouver, Canada timezone)
Business Awesomization Expert Nicole Dean has been helping people just like you earn passive income for over 10 years. She is an Author, Coach, Speaker, and heckuva great person to know.
Angela Wills quit her job in 2007 to run her VA business. She loves teaching the ‘easier’ way to get your website client-ready. You can learn more at Awesome Laptop Lifestyle.
A former 6-figure virtual assistant, Kathy Goughenour now coaches and trains new and established VAs to earn more, grow faster and have fun.
Janine Gregor is a leading Request for Proposal (RFP) authority for new and seasoned virtual assistants (VA). She created a thriving business using RFPs to network with coaches, speakers and authors.
How to Become Indispensable to your Clients by Helping them to Become Rock-Star Business Coaches
Thursday, May 26th, 9AM PDT, 10AM MDT, 11AM CDT, 12PM EDT
If you’ve got (or want) clients that are Business Coaches, then you need to know a few things. First, they will invest heavily in great help, especially if their business is growing. So, if you can help them to turn their 1 to 1 business into a hugely profitable business with multiple income streams that are bringing in income around the clock, you will quickly become indispensable to them. (Hint. Many of the tips that you’ll learn in this you can also apply to your OWN business to add more income streams, too.)
Take Your VA Website from Drab to Dazzling - 10 Things You Should Do to Attract Clients on Your Website
Thursday, May 26th, 11AM PDT, 12PM MDT, 1PM CDT, 2PM EDT
Does your Virtual Assistant website attract, compel and excite potential new clients or does it bore them till they go away?
Of course you’ll get referrals if you do good work but those referrals will still want to check out your website. If your website does it’s job right, they’ll want to hire you based on what they see.
During this session, Angela will teach you how to impress potential clients into wanting to work with you by adding these 10 elements to your website as soon as possible! She’ll also share the fast and easy way to get your site looking fantastic.
How to Get Clients Begging to Work With You By Conducting Free Webinars
Thursday, May 26th, 1PM PDT, 2PM MDT, 3PM CDT, 4PM EDT
Kathy Goughenour shares with you how she got 70 clients and created a 6-figure VA business: Providing free training to an audience filled with her ideal clients.
During this fast-paced webinar, you’ll discover:
- Quick tips to help you choose your webinar topic
- How to get organizations filled with your ideal clients to promote your webinar for you
- The secret to getting attendees to hire you before the webinar ends
- Top 3 free and low-cost ways to deliver your webinar
How to Create Virtual Opportunities from Traditional Job Postings to Land More Clients
Thursday, May 26th, 3PM PDT, 4PM MDT, 5PM CDT, 6PM EDT
Why wait for that next RFP to be posted. Take the initiative and create a virtual opportunity from a traditional job posting to secure your next, new client.
While RFPs (Request for Proposals) offer virtual opportunities for virtual assistants, learn how you can reverse the process and turn traditional job postings into virtual opportunities.
You can easily persuade business owners why working with a virtual assistant is a much more economical alternative than hiring someone to come into the office each day.
LIMITED SPACE: Only 200 Seats - What Are YOU Waiting For?
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.