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Attend Online International Virtual Assistants Convention and Discover How to Take Advantage of New Technology Tools


Third annual OIVAC showcases communication and technology tools virtual assistants can use to enhance business and increase profits.


Baltimore (PRWEB) April 29, 2008 -- "OIVAC has grown by leaps and bounds since it began in 2006. This year's focus, "Pathways to Successful VA Practices: Using Communication & Technology to Enhance Business", concentrates on resources Virtual Assistants use to increase productivity and reduce costs. Not only can we learn from seasoned professionals, we also have the opportunity to network with people from all over the planet," says Laurie Dart, whose company specializes in writing and editing services to individuals and businesses. Dart is a virtual assistant, and she along other virtual professionals working worldwide will gather to learn, network and grow at the third annual Online International Virtual Assistant Convention (OIVAC) scheduled Thursday, May 15 through Saturday, May 17, 2008.


New technologies have impacted how companies conduct business. By participating in the online convention, VAs access business-building, value-add services clients are demanding today. Technology-related topics include "Working Virtually with the Right Technology", "How to Automate Your Business (or your client's) with Autoresponders", "Using Mambo, Joomla and other Open Source Software in Your Business", "VA Software for Skype", "Offering Podcasting and Audio Services to Your Clients," and much more.


By utilizing skills and software introduced at the convention, Virtual Assistants can assume responsibilities like website maintenance or online marketing, create and mail a monthly newsletter, email marketing campaigns, provide administrative support, conduct market research, etc. "It's clear that small business owners can experience significant savings, both in time and money, by hiring a technology-savvy virtual assistant", states Sharon Williams, OIVAC Founder.


The 3rd annual Online International Virtual Assistants Convention, (OIVAC) is a web-based event offering educational seminars, workshops, international exhibition and networking opportunities for aspiring and veteran VAs. "It also allows VAs to experience, first hand examples of how effective and efficient communication and use of technology can launch a practice," says Williams. "By attending the convention, participants have access to industry recognized experts, as well as a wealth of knowledge, experiences and information specifically crafted to benefit their businesses. If you have questions, you'll find the answers at OIVAC!" Visit htp://www.oivac.com for registration information.


About Laurie Dart

Laurie Dart is president of Writing Wisely specializes in writing and editing services to individuals and businesses.


About Alliance for Virtual Businesses

Established in June 2003, the Alliance for Virtual Businesses™ is volunteer-directed organization, whose primary mission is to promote the growth of free enterprise between virtual assistants, entrepreneurs, small businesses, corporations, associations and other business entities. At the Web site client-related case studies, industry-related demographics, and a wealth of other types of information are available to facilitate learning about our industry. Visit the Web site for more information.


About Online International Virtual Assistants Convention

The OIVAC is an online, interactive, "live" yet virtual environment convention of Virtual Assistants, traveling Pathways to Successful VA Practices. Visit the Web site at http://www.oivac.com.

About Sharon Williams

Sharon Williams is president of The 24 Hour Secretary, and administrative, secretarial and marketing support services company assisting busy and often overwhelmed business executives, entrepreneurs and their assistants. Visit the Web site for more information.


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OIVAC looks like a great opportunity to learn and network. There are also some great VA giveaways at the OIVAC site. I have already downloaded the "25 Ways to Revolutionize Your VA Business" by Heather and Becki.

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