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  1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact Margaret Salmond Ofc: 888-221-8660 info@bayareava.info www.bayareava.info 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 info@bayareava.info or call her office at 888-221-8660. ###
  2. Use it on a business and personal level and added it a service in my business. Can't say enough about the service
  3. You can go to facebook.com/username to get a shortened url and Im not sure of the answer to the 2nd question.
  4. I dont think that it will be has anyone talked it over with the folks at Youtube?
  5. You guys rock! I had thought about doing this over the weekend and was going to ask the question. Thanks for your advice
  6. I like the new look will take a moment to get used to but me likey! Nice!
  7. Thanks Dawn! I will make the corrections when I finish lunch.
  8. Dianna, thanks for the advice! Imma go make some changes and get it out there. Wish me luck!
  9. Ok Im working on this release to send out next week and Im going cross eyed looking at it and playing with it so tell me what you think. For Immediate Release Margaret Salmond Bay Area VA Phone: 866-221-8660 Fax: 866-221-8660 Email: info@bayareava.info Web site: http://www.bayareava.info Supporting Bay Area Businesses "Virtually" Oakland, CA - 24/2/2010 - Small businesses are caught up in a catch 22. Need administrative assistance with their offices but financially its not a feasible reality at the moment. What to do to solve their issue? "Partner with a Virtual Assistant", says Margaret Salmond, owner of Bay Area VA, a Virtual Administrative professional. But what exactly is a Virtual Assistant? A Virtual Assistant is a professional that partners with businesses providing services from bookkeeping to general adminitrative services, graphic design to paralegal services. And since they are considered to be independent contactors, your not responsible for benefits such as health insurance. Did you know that 96.8% of all Virtual Assistants are women and that 69.3% of these are married of whom 76..1% have children. 59.2% have college or trade school training with 82.5% starting their businesses after being the workforce for some time. 32% of the VAs surveyed charge $31-40 per hour for their services with the majority of VAs putting in 31-40 hours of work per week. Amazingly, 43.6% of the VAs surveyed normally work on weekends. 93.7% of the Virtual Assistants surveyed stated that their clients are found through word of mouth referrals with 80.1% of VAs also marketing through a website online.* *Source: Virtual Assistant Networking Association The Media Virtual Assistant Survey The Largest Global Meeting Place Online for Aspiring and Successful Virtual Assistants Bay Area VA currently offers serveral services to businesses across the US that include Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, Data Entry and Social Media. "Even with all that is going on in the economy, the business of business still needs to continue to get done", says Ms. Salmond. "And partnering with a Virtual Assistant that can contribute to your bottom line just make sense". "Todays business environment and economic climate leaves room for thinking a little differently" says Ms. Salmond. "And bringing a virtual assistant into your business just makes good economic sense. 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 info@bayareava.info or call her office at 888-221-8660. ###
  10. I had wondered about that myself and wondered what would be the point if your using it for SEO purposes.
  11. I had left before all that happened but my fan page is http://fbfanpage.bayareava.info I highly recommend the class over at VAClassroom. It was great!
  12. I thought about using the list (found out that folks have me on several) but I havent taken the time to get mine organized.
  13. That is some great information. I was considering the Virtual Event Specialist program over at VA Classroom now I just may go ahead and sign up for their next class Margaret
  14. I would love to meet up with other VA's. Im in Oakland. Has a meetup been organized yet? Margaret
  15. Wishing all of your a safe and fun day. Eat everything you can get your hands on! Dont worry you will work it off tomorrow Margaret, Oakland, CA
  16. I can do a weekday lunch, I can just take the day off from work
  17. Thats funny but we do live in earthquake country and ya never know when the ground will shake and then your stuck. But Im still very interested...how about we set something up for the new year?
  18. Was a meeting ever set up? Would love to chat more with some experienced VA and picks ya'll's brains
  19. I would be interested in meeting but Im in the East Bay so Marin is a drive for me. But I will keep checking just in case I have a free moment and can attend a meeting.
  20. Thanks everyone! There is so much to read here and I appreciate yall stopping by to say hello!
  21. Im Margaret and I have just decided to put my work experience as a Secretary and Admin Asst. into my own business. Im very new at this so I welcome any and all advice. Thanks Margaret
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