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Putting Myself in the 'Hot Seat'

Posted 02-12-2014 at 09:47 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
One of the highlights of my 2013 was to attend a LIVE business seminar for Marisa Murgatroyd’s Message to Money course in San Diego.

I did something I thought I would never do! I put myself in the ‘hot seat’ and walked up to the stage area and had my website reviewed by the Master Brander...
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I Finally Enrolled in A Coaching Program...I Tell You Why!

Posted 04-02-2013 at 05:04 PM by Your Virtual Wizard
Tess asked me to write a few words about working with business coach and branding expert Marisa Murgatroyd. Tess hosted a free call last week with Marisa for VAF members entitled, 'Get UN-stuck' and wanted feedback from students who have been challenged by Marisa through her Message to Money program....
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Finding New Clients Through RFPs Just By Being Nice

Posted 05-12-2010 at 11:12 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
Finding New Clients through RFPs Just By Being Nice

7 Tips to Maximizing Contact with a Potential Client through RFPs

Not too long ago, I responded to an RFP (request for proposal) on Virtual Assistantville posted by a potential client (PC) who needed a VA to support her...
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Virtual Assistants with an Identity Problem: What DO You DO? Answer This Question Effectively

Posted 11-10-2009 at 02:07 PM by Your Virtual Wizard
As a virtual assistant, I am often asked, "What DO you DO?"

With about 5 seconds to capture the asker's interest before succumbing to the 'glazed over-deer-in-the-headlights-look' with my traditional, boring response, I decided to shake things up a bit…and respond with a question...
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So You Want to Work With a Virtual Assistant? 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Search for a VA

Posted 08-05-2009 at 04:01 PM by Your Virtual Wizard
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So You Want to Work with a Virtual Assistant? 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Search for a VA


1) Have a good understanding of what you want the VA to do for you before you search. Keep an ongoing list next to your desk of responsibilities you really want to delegate. ...
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**Winner of the February 2009 VAF Blog Challenge** A Day in the Life of a Virtual Assistant

Posted 02-23-2009 at 03:04 PM by Your Virtual Wizard
I start out my day, waking with an alarm,
some mornings, that's tough,
as my covers are warm.

Husband has made coffee, pour the cream in my cup.
Wake up my teen. "Hey, you'd better stay up!"

Throw on my sweats, brush my teeth, wash my face,...
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A List of Banned Words from 2008 - Do You Have Any To Add?

Posted 12-31-2008 at 02:10 AM by Your Virtual Wizard
Hello,

I read an interesting article about this website which listed overused and abused words in our 2008 lexicon; suggesting these should be banned from our 2009 vocabulary.

I thought I'd start an impromptu list here and ask my VAF peers to give their opinions on which...
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