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  • Does Your Email Inbox Make You Swear #%$&! Too???

    Virtual Assistant Networking Resources » The VA Blog
    Tawnya Sutherland
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Have you ever thought that managing your email feels like more of a burden than what it’s worth? I know I have thought that and many days just felt overwhelmed even considering looking at it! But here’s the truth: Email is a valuable tool that has actually revolutionized the way that we all work.  As a Virtual Assistant it is an important part of daily communication with our clients. Imagine trying to run your business without it?  When used correctly, email can be a terrific time saver and also a productivity tool. By following these tips you’ll learn how to manage your…
  • Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

    Virtual Regeneration
    Kristi Pavlik
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    To all my Canadian friends, whom I am so thankful are in my life…..
  • FedEx Printing for Biz Cards

    Virtual Assistant Forums - Information and Resources for Professional VAs
    gayellete
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    I just wanted to let anyone know who is interested, FedEx Printing is having a huge sale on their biz card printing. You can get a fully customized design (upload your own image / design), one-sided is only $15 for 250 cards. I didn't get anything extra or fancy. Just the the cheapest cardstock, etc. Consequently, I have no idea how flimsy the cards will be or how good the printing is. But 7-day shipping was FREE. So the entire thing cost me a little over $16. I think the sale lasts until the end of the year. You can actually get 500 cards for the same price as 250. But I'm moving soon and…
  • Eeeeeek! She Let me Steek!

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    ktcosmos
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    So my mom said she doesn’t wear this sweater bought on out road trip to Orcas 10 years ago. Weird. The one we got color me didn’t work out either. She says she wishes it was a cardigan. Hmmmmm …I … Continue reading →
  • What I REALLY think about blogging (you’ll be surprised!)

    Alicia Cowan
    Alicia
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Being in the business of modern marketing means I write a lot: Blogs Guest blogs Sales pages Website copy Marketing emails Training and workshop scripts Writing takes up most of my working week, fo’ sure. But, can I tell you a secret? Writing is not something I love to do. Before I started my business I hadn’t written much more than a shopping list since I left school. I never journaled or kept a diary I never wrote letters – I’d call instead I didn’t have to write proposals in my previous employed life But when I started working for myself I needed a low cost way of telling…
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    Virtual Assistant Networking Resources » The VA Blog

  • Does Your Email Inbox Make You Swear #%$&! Too???

    Tawnya Sutherland
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Have you ever thought that managing your email feels like more of a burden than what it’s worth? I know I have thought that and many days just felt overwhelmed even considering looking at it! But here’s the truth: Email is a valuable tool that has actually revolutionized the way that we all work.  As a Virtual Assistant it is an important part of daily communication with our clients. Imagine trying to run your business without it?  When used correctly, email can be a terrific time saver and also a productivity tool. By following these tips you’ll learn how to manage your…
  • VA Templates, Checklists & Tools to Make You Shine!

    Tawnya Sutherland
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    The Fall season is creeping upon us and we all know what that means… SCHOOL STARTS! AND educational training isn’t just for our children … We should be continually educating ourselves on a consistent basis as well so that we can stay on top of everything going on in the Virtual Assistant industry. Education can bring us new revenue streams by teaching us new ways of making money in our service based business. SO to get things rolling for you in that area… I’m giving away a $100 gift certificate to one lucky person to apply to some cool NEW Virtual Assistant…
  • Want to Become an Instant Expert in Your VA Business?

    Tawnya M. Sutherland
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:49 pm
    It’s really easy to do if you have plenty of written content surrounding your subject of expertise. People love to read online and learn from others who know their stuff! New and consistent up-to-date niche content focused on your market gains you credibility as an instant expert! Are you thinking right now that sure it would be a fabulous marketing tactic to provide my peeps with educational content but barriers I have are: I just don’t have the time to write this content My writing sucks and no one would read it I’m not up-to-date on this topic to write copy about it Well…
  • VAVS Conference for VAs is Back! Don’t Miss Early Bird Draws!

    Tawnya Sutherland
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:10 pm
    VAVS9 is back for it’s ninth season! Have you got your seat yet? If so you are one smart Virtual Assistant (VA) because you will be included in our Early Bird and attendee draws that amount to over $3100. VAVS stands for the “Virtual Assistant VAvirtuoso Seminars” an online conference that VAs keep coming back to attend each season to help grow their business in the right direction (to make money!) WHAT DO WE DO AT VAVS? We learn new business strategies together and get tips from each other on how to succeed working virtually We receive brilliant ideas of how to get new…
  • Hey VA, Are You Acting as a Coach, Consultant or Trainer?

    Tawnya Sutherland
    19 Jan 2014 | 10:38 pm
    We had a great time with Kelly McCausey on Thursday when she kicked off our free training webinars for 2014.   It’s amazing how many Virtual Assistants have crossed over into the role of a coach, consultant or trainer. Watch the video replay here And here’s what else Kelly had to say … If we hopped into a time machine and rolled the clock back to my earliest days in business on the internet, the term Virtual Assistant was almost completely unknown. When you met a VA and asked them to explain what they do, they would almost always compare themselves a home based secretary…
 
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    Virtual Regeneration

  • Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

    Kristi Pavlik
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    To all my Canadian friends, whom I am so thankful are in my life…..
  • Generic Emails No Longer Being Accepted

    Kristi Pavlik
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    I received this great article from a colleague of mine, Sandra Martini.  In it she talks about how aWeber is no longer accepting generic emails such as “info@…”. If aWeber is doing it, you can bet the others (Infusionsoft, Mailchimp, etc.) will follow suit at some point if they have not done so already. To read the article, CLICK HERE. Note – if you are a Team Adonai client, we will be reaching out to you to talk about how this will affect your mailings and campaigns.  
  • Bathe in Motivation

    Kristi Pavlik
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
  • What Progress Are You Making?

    Kristi Pavlik
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
  • Moment of Silence

    Kristi Pavlik
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
          Your giggle for the day….this one made me laugh out loud.
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    Virtual Assistant Forums - Information and Resources for Professional VAs

  • FedEx Printing for Biz Cards

    gayellete
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    I just wanted to let anyone know who is interested, FedEx Printing is having a huge sale on their biz card printing. You can get a fully customized design (upload your own image / design), one-sided is only $15 for 250 cards. I didn't get anything extra or fancy. Just the the cheapest cardstock, etc. Consequently, I have no idea how flimsy the cards will be or how good the printing is. But 7-day shipping was FREE. So the entire thing cost me a little over $16. I think the sale lasts until the end of the year. You can actually get 500 cards for the same price as 250. But I'm moving soon and…
  • Do you accept Bitcoin as payment for services?

    Tess
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    I do, now - although I've not had a client pay with it yet, it was a pretty fun announcement to share! If you haven't discovered Bitcoin yet, I'll suggest you Google it to learn more (or watch The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin on iTunes) because I am definitely not the one to explain how it works. I am still learning about it myself. Just wondering if anyone else is accepting Bitcoin or has considered it?
  • Free Stuff Win a free website makeover!

    amylynn
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Hey, Just wanted to drop a quick note to tell everyone about a contest I am having. You can check out the details and submit your website here: http://amygetsthingsdone.com/the-ugl...bsite-contest/
  • A Quick Guide on Paying Filipino VAs

    ChrisJankulovski
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    I recently published a blog post on how to pay Filipino VAs. Read it here: http://bit.ly/1Dhpxr3 Feel free to express your opinions. Cheers!
  • Video Editing

    SuzannaK
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    For those who do video editing, I wonder if you could help me with this question. A client is asking how long it would take me to edit a 3 minute video and to do voiceover. I wanted to do hourly rate for this becasue I am not sure what would be involved, but he is insisting on a flat rate. Thanks!
 
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  • Eeeeeek! She Let me Steek!

    ktcosmos
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    So my mom said she doesn’t wear this sweater bought on out road trip to Orcas 10 years ago. Weird. The one we got color me didn’t work out either. She says she wishes it was a cardigan. Hmmmmm …I … Continue reading →
  • When Screaming is Good

    ktcosmos
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Clearly, if you are in dire straits, a scream might be good. I can now report that screaming combined with maniacal laughing and tears can be incredibly cathartic. I’ll briefly remark that this was an exceptionally challenging year, beginning in November … Continue reading →
  • Drilling Concrete

    ktcosmos
    19 May 2014 | 3:34 pm
    I can do a fair amount of home repairs, as long as there’s no plumbing, electricity, or leveling required. I like to think that my projects are well conceived, but sometimes brutishly executed. I’m ok with that. My new house is … Continue reading →
  • Relocation, Rearrangement, Rethinking

    ktcosmos
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:19 pm
    After twenty years at the same address I have moved. I’d never lived anywhere that long before, yet it came as a shock that we had begun considering moving this time last year. I realized earlier today that it’s been more than … Continue reading →
  • Be Kind

    ktcosmos
    14 Aug 2013 | 1:44 pm
    After a great camping trip last week and then two nights of sleeping in the bed of my truck in the driveway in order to view the Perseid meteor shower, I’ll admit I’ve been dragging butt a bit during the … Continue reading →
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    Alicia Cowan

  • What I REALLY think about blogging (you’ll be surprised!)

    Alicia
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Being in the business of modern marketing means I write a lot: Blogs Guest blogs Sales pages Website copy Marketing emails Training and workshop scripts Writing takes up most of my working week, fo’ sure. But, can I tell you a secret? Writing is not something I love to do. Before I started my business I hadn’t written much more than a shopping list since I left school. I never journaled or kept a diary I never wrote letters – I’d call instead I didn’t have to write proposals in my previous employed life But when I started working for myself I needed a low cost way of telling…
  • 5 thought-provoking ideas I share with my clients most often

    Alicia
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    Working with other small business owners on their modern marketing strategies, I’ve noticed that the same fears and frustrations come up – no matter how unique as individuals they are, or what type of business they own. Right here, I’m sharing the 5 things I tell my clients most often. This advice helps get them moving ahead, enjoying their work day and creating more freedom for themselves. It stops the second-guessing, brings more ease and cuts the fantasy thinking about what it really takes to be a modern entrepreneur. (Thankfully, one of the 5 things I most often say is not:…
  • Are you making GOOD or BAD business mistakes?

    Alicia
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    We all know what it’s like to upset someone… Maybe we said the wrong thing. Perhaps we forgot a special day that was important to them. It wasn’t deliberate, we didn’t realise that we’d created a problem or hurt them. It was a mistake. When making mistakes is good Running your own business means making mistakes too. Lots of them. One slip or wrong turn usually isn’t enough to bring your entire world crashing down. But it does sting. You might beat yourself up a little for being a fool and it’s tough to get back up again. Which is exactly what you have to do… Recognise…
  • Be inspired! 12 snappy blog and headline ideas that get readers to CLICK

    Alicia
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Ever have trouble coming up with blog post ideas and headlines that actually tempt people to click and read? A snappy headline is the very first step to getting visitors to your website to read your carefully crafts words. It works the same way as headlines in magazines. They grab your attention, raise your curiosity and have you lifting that glossy mag right off the shelf. If you like what you see, you go back and buy the next edition. And again a month later. Maybe even get a subscription. And, you tell all of your friends, sharing that magazine with them. Passing it along. Before long,…
  • How to make a lasting impact at your next speaking gig

    Alicia
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    So you’ve been asked to present a talk at an event where there will be many of your ideal clients sitting in the audience. Your golden opportunity to introduce your expertise to reach a number of potential clients. How can you make a lasting impact and let them know about your services without coming across (or feeling) like a greasy salesman? You’ve probably heard that public speaking is one of the best ways to build your reputation as an expert and get loads of exposure for yourself and your business. Yes, that’s true but the cold hard truth is that once the event has passed, it…
 
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    Pepper Virtual Assistants

  • How to Foster a Productive Work Environment

    Pepper
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    There are many things that can influence a person’s productivity. One of which is the place he or she works in. Everything from the lighting to the tools you use impacts the way you work.  As a business owner or manager, you need to know if your work environment helps your employees get things done in the most efficient way. Small discomforts in the workplace can pile up and interrupt their momentum, distracting them from what they’re doing. Here are some office workspace tips that can help increase your team’s productivity. Natural light. Research shows that employees exposed to…
  • VA Chronicles: An Inside Look at Virtual Assistance

    Pepper
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    We all have read outsourcing articles particularly about virtual assistance. Many have been written about what to delegate to a VA and what not to. Some have been about the qualities and skills you need to look for in a VA. This time we’ll look at virtual assistance from the point of view the VAs themselves. We interviewed some of Pepper’s VAs and asked them to share their experiences. In this three-part series, we’ll explore VA-client relationships, overcoming work challenges, and some best practices. We’ve often read the benefits of having a VA but no one seems to write about the…
  • How Visual Storytelling Impacts Your Content Marketing

    Pepper
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    The web is making its users suffer from infobesity. We consume 34 gigabytes of information or 100,500 words every day and that is outside of work! Imagine how overwhelmed your readers are with the amount of content being fed to them. This influx of data has caused netizens to be more discerning of the content they read. So how can you make your content stand out from the rest? The answer to that is visual storytelling. Visual storytelling is the process of creating content that involves visuals such as images, infographics, and videos. You take into account your brand’s identity and values…
  • Why Email Marketing Still Matters

    Pepper
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Many marketing platforms have emerged over the past years but one tool that never left the scene is email. Despite the increasing popularity of social media, email remains the most reliable marketing channel. Some have been quick to discredit the value of this electronic mailbox thinking that it’s obsolete and have no place in the world of tweets and likes. What they don’t know is that email has become more relevant than ever with the surge of mobile use. By 2016, it is estimated that around 4.3 billion people will have an email account. A steady increase in users is a far cry from what…
  • Five Tell-Tale Signs That You Need To Slow Down

    Pepper
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    No one is exempted from stress. Every single person you see is stressed out by something. Psychologists define stress as a reaction to a stimulus that triggers a “fight-or-flight” response, releasing adrenaline throughout your body. That’s why small things can stress you out such as traffic or watching a close game. It’s your body’s way of reacting to a certain situation. However, chronic stress is another story. It can wear you down physically, mentally, and emotionally. Burnout is a result of chronic stress. It doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a result of long-term, accumulated…
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    Riolan Virtual Business Solutions

  • Cómo usar Linkedin para construir tu marca personal

    Edna Campos
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Edna Campos Tu marca es todo acerca de ti, tu reputación profesional, tu imagen online y offline; tu estilo de trabajo, y cómo te relacionas con todo el mundo. Para desarrollar tu marca personal,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Escoge tu herramienta: SEO o redes sociales

    Edna Campos
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Edna Campos “No entiendo las redes sociales, creo que son una pérdida de tiempo; si constantemente cambian, ¿para que invertir tiempo y dinero en ellas?; no entiendo cómo puedan ayudarme a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 razones por las que deberías automatizar tareas en redes sociales

    Edna Campos
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Edna Campos ¿No es hiper frustrante? De repente, te miras al espejo de tus redes sociales y ves con horror que te has vuelto inconsistente con tus publicaciones. La última vez que publicaste fue en... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cómo alcanzar mis objetivos y sueños

    Edna Campos
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    Edna Campos Mucha gente tiene una fe ciega en algo o en alguien pero a veces, no no tiene tanta fe en sí misma. Una cosa es cierta: si deseo alcanzar mis objetivos, tener fe en mi misma o creer en... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Tareas esenciales de mantenimiento para WordPress que necesitas aplicar a tu rutina diaria

    Edna Campos
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    Edna Campos ¿Te ha sucedido que el disco duro de tu computadora se dañe y te quedes sin tus archivos e información prioritaria para tu negocio? Mucha gente no percibe que su sitio web “está sentado”... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Your Virtual Assistant: Providing Virtual Services to Small Business Owners

  • First Thoughts: Review of HTC One M8 #VZWbuzz

    Michelle Mangen
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    I received the HTC One M8 the same day I received the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet and it was a toss up on what device I was going to explore first. HTC, I owe you an official apology for neglecting you for so long! Here are some highlights on some of the HTC One M8: [...] Related Posts: Text Smarter with Verizon Messages #VZWbuzz Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Review #VZWbuzz First Thoughts on the Nokia Lumia 928 #VZWbuzz Sony’s New Xperia Z2 Tablet Takes Tech To A New Level… The Virtual Assistant Lifestyle Enhanced by Mobile… Powered by Contextual Related Posts The post First…
  • Text Smarter with Verizon Messages #VZWbuzz

    Michelle Mangen
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Verizon Messages is an easy and seamless way to sync all of your texting across multiple devices. The app is available for both Android and iOS and can also be downloaded to your computer as well. I’ll go ahead and (shamefully) admit that this allows me to multi-task when I’m on a webinar or screen share [...] Related Posts: First Thoughts: Review of HTC One M8 #VZWbuzz Sony’s New Xperia Z2 Tablet Takes Tech To A New Level… Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Review #VZWbuzz The Virtual Assistant Lifestyle Enhanced by Mobile… Go Green & Save Green with Verizon…
  • Harness Technology to Simplify Your Business Bookkeeping

    Michelle Mangen
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Did you know there are ways to simplify bookkeeping by utilizing cloud services? Imagine the satisfaction and relief you’ll experience by having all of your business bookkeeping up to date. You won’t have to set aside multiple nights and weekends as tax time creeps near to get your records sorted out while praying and hoping [...] Related Posts: Save Money – Accept Credit Cards with Stripe 10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Freshbooks How to Record Paypal Fees in Quickbooks Bookkeeping Packages Duct Tape Marketing Powered by Contextual Related Posts The post Harness Technology to…
  • Sony’s New Xperia Z2 Tablet Takes Tech To A New Level #VZWbuzz

    Michelle Mangen
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    I’ve never been much of a tablet girl because I feel I am much faster and efficient when I’m working from my laptop. Because I charge most of my clients for actual time spent I do my best to work from the devices best suited for the “job” and where I am most efficient. Therefore [...] Related Posts: Text Smarter with Verizon Messages #VZWbuzz First Thoughts: Review of HTC One M8 #VZWbuzz Go Green & Save Green with Verizon #VZWbuzz Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Review #VZWbuzz How to Productively Curate and Share Content Powered by Contextual Related Posts The post…
  • Device Tips and Apps to Be Better Prepared for Hurricanes #VZWbuzz

    Michelle Mangen
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    When I first decided I was moving from Wisconsin to Florida many friends said something along the lines of, “Oh my gosh, aren’t you worried about hurricanes?” I told them I’d actually prefer hurricanes over tornados, which are pretty common in Wisconsin. I went on to explain that at least with hurricanes we typically have [...] Related Posts: Improve Productivity with Smartphone Apps #VZWbuzz Text Smarter with Verizon Messages #VZWbuzz Go Green & Save Green with Verizon #VZWbuzz Secure Your Payments with ISIS Mobile Wallet from Verizon… How Virtual…
 
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    AceConcierge

  • Do Less Achieve More

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Do more –achieve more is a recipe for exhaustion and collapse. And you are probably tired of being tired right? Doing more does not make you more productive or efficient. In fact, the more that you heap onto your plate, the less you are able to effectively manage. Your proficiency decreases. Identify the essential and eliminate the unnecessary. Learn to think creatively to find more effective ways of getting things done is nothing new- work smarter, not harder. Putting in laborious hours into your day doesn’t necessarily equate to powerful payoffs of valued activities. Just think of…
  • The Power of Social Proof

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    Online success isn’t just about generating rich, relevant content and being on social platforms. While all that creates the basic foundation for success, you need to build your relationships and nurture your network. Your community is your greatest asset; your megaphone of social proof.Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule Social proof, also known as informational social influence, is a psychological phenomenon where people assume the actions of others in an attempt to reflect correct behavior for a given situation. This effect is prominent in ambiguous social situations where people are…
  • How to Grow Your Small Business

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Starting and growing your business is an exciting and at times, an overwhelming endeavor. The entrepreneurial spirit is a driving force to hang your shingle and as you know, it requires a specific mindset and continued effort to sustain and expand in your marketplace. Break away: There may be several other businesses like yours and it is up to you to set yourself apart from the competition. It isn’t your widgets that generate the business. It’s you. Your service. Your commitment to your stakeholders. Business ownership can be a 24/7 job and necessitates forward thinking and as…
  • Tips to organize your content overload

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    Bleary eyed and reaching for your coffee, you boot up your computer and start your daily diet of content consumption. It is a filling nourishment of words, intel, fired up neurons and brain overload. Or at least it can be. Personally, I can spend hours reading all of the articles on social platforms, news aggregators, daily digests, emails and newsletters. Sometimes I think my head will explode. Research demonstrates that we take in five times as much information as we did 30 years agoraising huge challenges to organize it all. We are drowning in data. In a 2010 LexisNexis study, 62% of…
  • Delegating is a Growth Mentality

    Ace Concierge | Virtual Assistant
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    How often do you just want to collapse at the end of the day; falling into the couch like you’ve become an integral part of the fibers? Letting it absorb all the day’s hectic work, demands, challenges and headaches? It’s like a warm embrace from a heating pad. I know you’re wiped out… Oh come on! You know that feeling. You heave a huge sigh and every muscle seems to release while you close your eyes in a moment of tech-free silence. Yes, you DID turn off your devices, even for just a few minutes. You’ve stolen a few minutes of luxurious bliss. You’re content and relaxed.
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    intelliresponse.com

  • Virtual Agents: Making Your Business Case

    Dwayne
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    Brendan Witcher, principal analyst at Forrester recently published a detailed report on virtual agent technology, titled: The Business Case For Virtual Agents. As the title suggests, the report focuses on helping ebusiness leaders build a business case for why they should be leveraging virtual agent technology to help improve the customer experience and drive positive results to the bottom line. It’s a well-rounded report, pointing out questions ebusiness leaders (and really anyone concerned with improving the customer experience) should be asking. Questions pertaining to costs and ongoing…
  • Contact Centers Cuddle Up to Intelligent Virtual Assistants

    Dwayne
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Smart Customer Service | Oct 14, 2014 The post Contact Centers Cuddle Up to Intelligent Virtual Assistants appeared first on .
  • University of Alberta’s Office of the Registrar Launches “Ask Student Connect” Online Self Service Solution

    Dwayne
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:26 am
    The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. Home to more than 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.75 billion and attracts more than $460 million in sponsored research revenue. The U of A offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses—including one rural and one francophone campus.
  • Tech CU Taps IntelliResponse to Strengthen Online Member Engagement Using Virtual Agent Technology

    Dwayne
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    Digital Self-Service is an Easy, Convenient Customer Service Option that also Provides Insight into Consumer Needs TORONTO, Ontario – October 07, 2014 – IntelliResponse, provider of the most widely deployed enterprise virtual agent technology, today announced Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) has implemented IntelliResponse Virtual Agent technology on their website to provide innovative self-service options and online 24/7 customer support. Tech CU is among leading credit unions in the United States to add IntelliResponse virtual agents to their service options. Tech CU, which is…
  • Interview with David Lloyd, CEO of IntelliResponse at the Intelligent Assistants Conference

    Dwayne
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Opus Research | Oct 6, 2014 The post Interview with David Lloyd, CEO of IntelliResponse at the Intelligent Assistants Conference appeared first on .
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    Practically Perfect PA

  • Networking best practices for assistants

    Nicky Christmas
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Networking is really important. How many times have you heard that? Loads of times I would imagine. Most of us know it is important but most of us also know it is a scary prospect and not something that comes naturally, particularly for assistants. We are behind the scenes specialists, we are not encouraged to put ourselves out there and even if we did want to get involved in a networking event we are often too busy to leave the office. The problem is networking is really important. It is really really important for assistants. We work in a fairly isolated environment and we need to interact…
  • Happy 3rd birthday Practically Perfect PA

    Nicky Christmas
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    So today I am doing a little bit of celebrating because it is officially my three year blogging anniversary. Thanks to everyone who has already sent me their congratulations. When I first started the blog, I really didn’t put much thought into it. I was head-smashing-against-a-brick-wall bored in my job and I missed having creative tasks. I had also just split up with boyfriend and wanted to prove something to myself. So instead of getting a terrible haircut I started Practically Perfect PA. I thought maybe my mum would read it, possible my best friend who is also a PA… she might…
  • Swissôtel Métropole, Geneva

    Nicky Christmas
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    Prior to arriving at the Swissôtel Métropole I had already been in Geneva for a few days but I had been staying on the ‘other’ side of the lake. Walking across the bridge it was pretty clear this was the flashier side of Geneva with tons of designer shops, jewellery stores and incredibly luxurious cars lining the pavement. During my time in Geneva it certainly hadn’t escaped my notice that Geneva is an expensive city: you can’t really escape it (unless you spend all of your time hanging around the central train station). If you want to enjoy Geneva you simply have…
  • Technology of the week – Haiku Deck

    Nicky Christmas
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Understanding technology has always been an important part of the assistant role. From the early days of the typewriter to the more recent Apple explosion we do have to know about technology because we use it every day in our jobs and most of our colleagues rely on us to fix all of their technology problems. It is also important because technology really does enable us to be better at our jobs. Think about how Microsoft Outlook has revolutionised diary and email management , we are so reliant on Outlook (and its equivalients) these days and we will be for a long time to come yet. But there…
  • Rock Your Party this Christmas

    Nicky Christmas
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:26 am
    Stick It On is a very simple – and completely unique – concept that has been rocking parties for over a decade. With a Stick It On event, the guests get the opportunity to work the decks like superstar DJs as they ‘wow’ their colleagues and friends with 15 minutes worth of their favourite ‘choons’! With a compere to introduce each DJ, and a technical helper to support them in using the decks, the client is guaranteed a rollercoaster musical journey spanning every genre and decade from rock to pop, soul to rock ‘n’ roll, dance to disco and much, much more! Essentially, people…
 
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  • Stay Safe; Apps for Protecting Your Browser

    Emma
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:31 am
    The internet is used for the majority of activities on a computer, especially when you run your own business. Whether sending an email, updating spreadsheets, researching your next project or looking for a trade show to advertise your services, it is a very valuable tool to ensure you’re always on top of everything and ahead...  
  • Proofread like A Pro; Three Programs to Make it Easy

    Emma
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    When running a business, it’s very easy for a slight slip of the hand or clumsy error to cause a bit of a grammar malfunction in your work, especially when you’re working with speed and on the go. When such documents are heading to potential clients, employees or work colleagues, the last thing you want...  
  • Love Trade Shows? Enjoy Them With Ease With These Apps

    Emma
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    When you run your own business, trade shows will feature prominently in your calendar at several points during the year. Whether you’re a buyer or exhibitor, the day (or multiple days) can be quite a bustle of activity, leaving you with little or no time to even take a break. It’s easy to reach the...  
  • 6 Ways the ios8 Update Is Useful For Business Owners

    Emma
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    If you’re an iPhone enthusiast, you may have already downloaded the new ios8 update; yes, it’s come with a few download glitches and you might have wanted to throw your phone away in a moment of frustration. However, if you’re used to Apple’s updates, you’ll realize most of this is the result of millions of...  
  • How To Leverage Your Time and Move Mountains In Your Small Business

    Sandra Lewis
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    If I told you that you could do one thing today that would revolutionize your business tomorrow, and for all the day-after-tomorrows to come, what would you say? Most likely, you’d want to hear more. But then, if I parroted something you’d already heard many times – take time to make time ­–you’d roll your...  
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  • How to Create Canva Presentations in Keynote & PowerPoint [VIDEOS]

    lilliandejesus11
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Did you know you can create Canva presentations and convert them into Keynote or PowerPoint? You don’t have to do a complete presentation in Canva however you can do several slides and throw those slides right into an existing presentation. You can also keep your business branding in mind when doing a presentation and create templates with your logo, brand colors, and website URL. I have to tell you I get a tingly sensation of excitement when I think about doing a Canva presentation. I know I’m a Canva nerd… It’s something about creating something from start to finish…
  • How To Create Blog Graphic Canva Designs [Video]

    lilliandejesus11
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    You just finished writing your blog post and realized you need an image. MAYBE you’ve been very organized and you’d like to get a head start on your blog graphics that you have scheduled on your editorial calendar for the next month. Whichever way you look at it there is no doubt you need images for your blog post. Of course what’s better than something easy and you can create all by yourself. Using Canva designs will work out great! Remember you can get awesome photos from my favorite list HERE then upload the photo at Canva. Below is a blog graphic tutorial video which…
  • Getting Your Blog Noticed With Awesome Photos Fast & Free

    lilliandejesus11
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    The most frequent question I get asked is where do I get my photos. Photos are always needed for social media posts, blog graphics, and for any of your visual content needs. I’m not a photographer although I wish I had that talent therefore I have to find photo sites. Not just any photos, AMAZING photos and on the cheap. When I say on the cheap, I mean F.R.E.E. If you’re good at taking photos, you should use your own. Everyone gets so worked up about photos because people aren’t sure if they should give attribution. When you see this below, it means No Rights Reserved. Creative Commons…
  • Like Canva? – Find out about the Video Training

    lilliandejesus11
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Why would I do a training video on Canva when I say it’s SO Easy? The answer is: Learning style Everyone has a unique way of learning. A person can be given an instruction manual however it still won’t click in their brain. It’s just not how they’re wired. With my experience in a non-profit organization in the certification exam field, I found that all testers had the same question. What can I study in order to the pass the exam? That’s the magic question, isn’t it? Well… it’s different for everyone. No 2 people learn exactly the same. One person learns well…
  • E-book – How To Use Canva Like A Pro For Business – Canva Presentations and More

    lilliandejesus11
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    I’m so thrilled, nervous, excited, and relieved to get to share this e-book with you! If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know how crazy in love I am of Canva. If you’re new to this blog (Welcome!), check out my most popular post here. It’s been an interesting journey creating my first e-book, which I do plan to elaborate on a different post. Today is a time of celebration! The e-book contains what I have blogged about before, using Canva for business solutions such as: presentations, social media posts, and blog posts. It also has some great troubleshooting…
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  • Stay Safe; Apps for Protecting Your Browser

    Emma
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:31 am
    The internet is used for the majority of activities on a computer, especially when you run your own business. Whether sending an email, updating spreadsheets, researching your next project or looking for a trade show to advertise your services, it is a very valuable tool to ensure you’re always on top of everything and ahead...  
  • Proofread like A Pro; Three Programs to Make it Easy

    Emma
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    When running a business, it’s very easy for a slight slip of the hand or clumsy error to cause a bit of a grammar malfunction in your work, especially when you’re working with speed and on the go. When such documents are heading to potential clients, employees or work colleagues, the last thing you want...  
  • Love Trade Shows? Enjoy Them With Ease With These Apps

    Emma
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    When you run your own business, trade shows will feature prominently in your calendar at several points during the year. Whether you’re a buyer or exhibitor, the day (or multiple days) can be quite a bustle of activity, leaving you with little or no time to even take a break. It’s easy to reach the...  
  • 6 Ways the ios8 Update Is Useful For Business Owners

    Emma
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    If you’re an iPhone enthusiast, you may have already downloaded the new ios8 update; yes, it’s come with a few download glitches and you might have wanted to throw your phone away in a moment of frustration. However, if you’re used to Apple’s updates, you’ll realize most of this is the result of millions of...  
  • How To Leverage Your Time and Move Mountains In Your Small Business

    Sandra Lewis
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    If I told you that you could do one thing today that would revolutionize your business tomorrow, and for all the day-after-tomorrows to come, what would you say? Most likely, you’d want to hear more. But then, if I parroted something you’d already heard many times – take time to make time ­–you’d roll your...  
 
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