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Margaret Salmond, founder of Bay Area VA, announced that they have successfully completed the Virtual Event Specialist Certification Program, a 4-week training program that equips Virtual Assistants and Online Professionals with the key skills and tools necessary to offer their clients important Virtual Event Management services.
In these tough economic times, more and more companies and small businesses are choosing to hold Virtual Events rather than the more expensive offline events and conferences. In fact, “Virtual Meetings and Events [will] replace 2.1 million airline seats by 2012” (Gartner, Feb. 2009). 76% of businesses say they have already begun using or plan to start using Virtual Events in 2009, while 70% of Corporate Event Organizers predict a reduction in live events in 2010 and forecast significant growth in virtual conferences and webinars. Consequently, it is vital that Virtual Assistants and Online Professionals offer skills in Virtual Event Management to fulfill their clients’ needs.
That is why Bay Area VA is excited to be adding Virtual Event Specialist Services to their business, including the setting up and delivering of Tele-events featuring one or many speakers, Webinars and Webcasts, Online Radio Shows, Live Weekly Podcasts and Live Streaming TV Shows. “Businesses are looking for a new way of getting their products and services in the hands of customers and are always looking for new ways to present it.” states Ms. Salmond “Virtual Events is a newer way of getting their message heard.”
In VAClassroom’s Virtual Event Specialist Certification Program, Margaret Salmond learned strategies, best practices, tips and techniques for efficiently and effectively creating great events for their clients using the leading technologies like Instant Teleseminar, GoToWebinar, Camtasia, Ustream and more.
Bay Area VA is a virtual assistant company supporting small businesses and non profits offering a administrative support services from a virtual environment. Having received the Virtual Event Specialist Certification, they are pleased to add key Virtual Event services and tools to their business. This certification also entitles them to ongoing training as technology develops so they will continue to offer quality up-to-date Virtual Event Specialist skills to their clients.
About Bay Area VA:
Before starting Bay Area VA, Margaret Salmond spent 20 years as an Administrative Service provider. She worked as a Secretary, Administrative Assistant and as a Customer Service Representative for small businesses, non profits and large Corporations in the SF Bay Area. The knowledge that she attained from her corporate life gave way to her gaining to strength and will to strike out on her own and start Bay Area VA in 2009. The primary focus of Bay Area VA is to work with small business as well as non profits as their administrative support from a virtual environment. For more information about Bay Area VA, contact Margaret Salmond by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her office at 888-221-8660.