Speakers

The Brightest Minds in the Virtual Assisting and the  Business Community Share Their Expertise

Live Online International VA Convention

Thursday, May 17 - Saturday, May 19, 2012

Learn from Professionals in the areas of Business, Technology, Communication, Coaching, Marketing, and Social Media as well as Commercial Technology Experts, VA Coaches and Trainers. Click any featured speaker's name to see impressive credentials of presenters helping you achieve your dreams.

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Linda Anderson

Home Secretarial Services
Ohio, USA

Topic: Introduction to Send Out Cards

Linda K. Anderson joined SendOutCards in September of 2010 and has been an avid card sender most of her life. “When I saw this system for the first time, I immediately saw the benefits of joining. I saw how it could enhance the marketing of my VA business as well as help me with my card sending routine.” Ms. Anderson is an instructor for Mac OS, eBay Education Specialist and Certified Trainer for SendOutCards.

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Kyna Baker

5 Star Business Management
Delaware, USA

Topic: Leading the Way to Great Clients, a Great Team, and Great You!

5 Star Business Management is a company that was created to assist business owners with daily business management activities including social media and traditional marketing support, customer service and retention management, website services, and executive assistant support. Kyna’s professional experience includes over 14 years of various leadership and management roles.

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Sharon Broughton

The Techie VA
California, USA

Topic: Infusionsoft 101: How it can grow your VA business

Sharon is an AssistU grad and has been in business since 2002. She earned her CPVA designation from AssistU in 2007, was awarded the “Volunteer of the Year Award” from AssistU in 2008 and the “Techie of the Year” in 2010. In 2010, Sharon earned her Online Business Manager certification and in 2011, she received her Infusionsoft Certified Consultant designation.

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Andrea Cannavina

Legal Typist
New York, USA

Topic:  Keeping Your Sanity and Your Safety In A Virtual World

A legal virtual assistant with a growing practice of US based attorneys, Andrea consults with all business owners on putting systems and processes in place in order to reduce stress, increase productivity and get the work done!

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Tracey D'Aviero

Tracey D'Aviero
Ontario, Canada

Title:  5 Steps to Strategically Market Your VA Business

Tracey D'Aviero is a veteran VA and Founder of Your VA Mentor. Tracey trains and mentors professional women and men who are brand new to the VA industry or who have been struggling to make their business successful. Her mission is to educate professionals on how to build and grow successful and profitable virtual businesses in the VA industry by implementing systems and smart principles.

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Cindy Greenway

Hot Skills VA Training
British Columbia, Canada

Topic: Everything You Need to Get Great Clients - From Scratch

Cindy Greenway is the author of Virtually Successful: 8 Simple Ways for Virtual Assistants to Find (and Keep) Clients. Since the start of her business in 2003, Cindy has worked with highly respected and successful online-based business owners by implementing and managing technology, automating and streamlining various processes, overseeing and managing current marketing strategies, building a virtual team, and contributing to the development of new products, programs and services. Her focus now is in helping Virtual Assistants build consistent and continuous success – from startup to launch to smashing success.

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Dawn Jensen

Dawn Jensen presents at OIVAC2011Virtual Options
Florida, USA

Topic: Social Media Branding: Creating Platforms, Influence & Profits with Social Media

Dawn is founder and managing partner of Virtual Options Coaching & Training since 2001. She has educated clients on Web 2.0 concepts and worked nationally in Social Media for the past six years. Dawn is a much sought after speaker, seasoned coach, strategist, and workshop facilitator for technology and digital marketing in Central Florida.

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Brian Kaplan

Uptown Coffee News
Washington, USA

Topic:  Marketing for an Upturn in Yours and Your Clients Economy

Brian holds a M.Photographer, AFP-CNII, is the Marketing Director of Uptown Coffee News and a Sr. Certified Trainer, Sr. Manager and Independent Distributor with Send Out Cards.

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Terence Kierans

Cyberspace Virtual Services
Quinns Rock, Australia

Topic: Basic PC Maintenance - Tools to Keep Your PC Functioning

Terence (Terry) Kierans (aka TK), has been associated with the IT industry for nearly 35 years. For the last 25 years, he has been self-employed in that field.

He moved back to Western Australia after 14 years as an IT consultant, principally in the fields of documentation, network and project management. He contracted to commercial businesses and Federal government departments.

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Charly Leetham

Ask Charly Leetham
Caldwell ACT, Australia

Topic:  SEO, Site Rankings and How You Can Grow Your Businessell ACT, Australia

Charly Letham’s goal is to assist small business owners realize the power of the internet as a channel to market their organizations in an appropriate and cost-effective manner. With more than 24 years experience, Charly has installed and configured computing equipment, managed business contracts in excess of $26 million dollars, a published writer and her business has won International Awards

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Carmen MacDougall

Carmen MacDougall presents at OIVAC2011 The Virtual Assistant Training and Coaching Company
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Topic: Learn How to Turn Around Your VA Business to Become a Confident and Sought After VA

Carmen MacDougall has recently been described as 'The Godmother of the VA industry” by her clients. She established her first VA business over ten years ago, and went on to qualify as a business coach and Master in NLP which helped her to launch her VA Coaching and Training Company, which has trained over 800 VAs worldwide. Carmen launched another VA business in order to provide her graduates with business opportunities which she is very proud of. She is an author, motivational speaker and a true Ambassador for the VA industry, which led to pioneering the first ever National VA Conference and Awards in 2007, now in its 5th year, the aim of which is to raise the profile of VAs in the UK and reward them for their outstanding business efforts.

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Warwick Merry

Warwick Merry
Victoria, Australia

Topic: Get More Energy

Warwick is part Robin Williams and part Tony Robbins. A high energy, high performance speaker focused on achieving the goals you have set. His audiences rave about him and the positive impact he has made on their workplace and their lives. They are astounded at his down to earth approach and how engaging he is. As a speaker, he is like a big dose of Berocca – a bubbling, burst of healthy, sustainable energy for your attendees. All this coupled with his value add programs make a lasting impact.

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Denise Michaels

Mentoring with Denise
Nevada, USA

Topic: Testosterone-Free Marketing

Denise Michaels has been an entrepreneur since she bought her first business at age 25. She's a marketing expert with experience in every aspect of marketing, advertising and selling. More importantly she's author of the business bestseller, "Testosterone-Free Marketing" all about why so many women tend to hold back from success and how you can turn it around today! She's going to spill the beans and share some of her secrets today.

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Becki Noles

Becki Noles presents at OIVAC 2011 Virtual Accuracy Companies
Pennsylvania, USA

Topic: How to Be an Affiliate Manager

Becki Noles is the visionary of the Virtual Accuracy Companies and has been at the forefront of stream-lining coaching businesses since 1998. Utilizing a combination of coaching and consulting Becki custom tailors and implements individualized action plans for taking coaching businesses to the next level. As both a coach and technical virtual assistant, her business partners with top business and executive coaches in the United States, Canada, England, Norway and the world over.

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Dale Noles

Dale Noles presents at OIVAC2011Virtual Accuracy Companies
Pennsylvania, USA

Topic:  Practical Workshop for Newbies: Identify Your Target Market and Develop a Niche

Dale Noles, President of Virtual Accuracy Companies, The Selon Group, and VA Training, has been a VA since 1998. He has extensive knowledge of web production, SEO, graphic design and office automation. He has developed a unique mentoring program in an effort to assist aspiring Virtual Assistants.

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Diana Pettie

Hopscotch Coaching
Melbourne, Australia

Topic: Understand and Maximize Your Brain for Performance

 Diana Pettie began her development as a Professional Coach simply to improve her effectiveness as a manager, trainer and motivator; however she fell in love with coaching and the life changing results it can truly give. She has consistently focused on her professional development so  too could perform at her best and balance this with a beautiful family life.

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Pam Sargant

Delaney Design & Images
Ontario, Canada

Topic:  Wordpress: Overview, Design and Plugins

Delaney Design and Imaging is owned and operated by Pam Sargant, a graphic artist with extensive years of experience in the field. She specializes in the production of custom images and graphic templates.

All of Pam's artwork is completely original, and her custom work comes with full copyright, to ensure that your new artwork remains exclusively yours. Pam works hard to ensure that you get the best possible quality for the right price.

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Jo Saunders

Wildfire Social Marketing
West Perth, Australia

Topic: LinkedIn Leverage for VAs

Jo Saunders is the owner and Chief creative strategist of Wildfire Social Marketing a Western Australia based marketing and events consultancy specialising in social media and online marketing strategy, implementation and support, relationship building, event management and design solutions. They offer training and coaching in the use of LinkedIn and Facebook, to small business and organisations. They help you get fired up and found in the social media space, by leveraging social media tools such as LinkedIn and Facebook, to market events, get brand exposure, grow your business and increase profits.

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Katrina Sawa

Katrina Sawa presents at 2011OIVACK. Sawa Marketing International, Inc.
California, USA

Topic: Relationship Marketing Strategies To Double Your Business and More!
Topic: Enjoy a Better Life, Simplify Your Business

Katrina Sawa is known as The JumpStart Your Biz Coach because she literally kicks her clients and their businesses into high gear. She works with highly motivated women entrepreneurs that want to maximize their business to make more money, enjoy more free time and fully embrace your happiest life ever. Katrina uses online and offline strategies to leverage your resources, contacts and your expertise; plus she kicks you in the butt to implement it all too! Katrina has transformed her local, hourly-fee based business into an international online marketing coaching and information-product company. This has leveraged her own time and money in ways where it’s freed her up to design the business that better fits her lifestyle. Katrina is an author, speaker and coach and she has been featured on the Oprah and Friends XMRadioNetwork, News10 and Good Day Sacramento.

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Janet Slack

Solopreneur.Biz
North Carolina, USA

Topic:  Grow Your Biz with LinkedIn: Use the “Overlooked Social Media Site” to Get Noticed

Janet Slack is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, well-known author, speaker and blogger on topics related to running a successful small business. She has mentored, coached and supported hundreds of others as they started or grew their own small businesses. Her passion is coaching people to succeed in life through seeking fun, challenges and rewards whether they are small business owners, women in transition or even those conquering fear and learning to find joy.

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Steuart Snooks

Synchronicity Marketing
Victoria, Australia

Topic: How to Eliminate Email Overload and Triple Your Productivity

Karen Talavera is the founder and principal of Synchronicity Marketing™ where she provides digital marketing training, coaching and consulting. She is passionate about teaching the secrets of integrating email, social media, content marketing and more to create online synchronicity. Karen loves sharing her expertise and with over a decade as a professional educator, has helped thousands of marketers, business owners and solo-preneurs improve their online customer retention programs, not to mention revenue and ROI.

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Tawnya Sutherland

VANetworking
British Columbia, Canada

Topic: Add Passive Income to Your Service Business With Affiliate Marketing

Tawnya Sutherland is the market leader for Virtual Assistants globally. She is also a Certified Internet Marketing Business Strategist from the University of British Columbia who runs her own Internet marketing company, Mediamage.com. In 2003 her marketing skills founded the largest and most prolific Virtual Assistant Social Network online today, VAnetworking.com. Tawnya has become the go to spokesperson for Virtual Assistants (VA) wanting to share, learn more, and grow their businesses.

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Hazel Theocharous

Assisting You Virtually
New South Wales, Australia

Topic: Your Business is What You Make It

Hazel Theocharous is the owner of Assisting U Virtually. Hazel becomes the professional admin arm of your business by Assessing, Assisting and Answering their Admin needs in your business. She educates small business owners in the benefits of organisation and outsourcing to enable owners to FREE up their TIME.

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Donna Toothaker

Donna Toothaker presents at OIVAC2011Step It Up VA Coaching
Massachusetts, USA

Topic: Learn to Work in the Value-Based Business Model and Stop Trading Hours for Dollars

Donna started her company, 1stVA, during the initial growth of the virtual assisting industry. Her passion for helping others thrive and expand their businesses has made her a sought-after online marketing VA for entrepreneurs worldwide. Following her passion to "pay it forward" she opened the doors of her coaching programs; assisting other VAs in the exciting pathway to great success.

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Hannah Vallance

Vallance Coaching & Assessment
Wales, United Kingdom

Topic: How to create the freedom in your business to work from anywhere in the world

An inspirational presentation on the essentials of what you need to know to run your business and earn an income while you travel the world (or even just take holidays when you like) Applying the freedom of self employment to allow you to design your life exactly as you please, so the concept of an 'annual vacation' is a thing of the past. Perfect for VAs!

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Sharon Williams

Sharon Williams presents at 2011 OIVACThe 24 Hour Secretary
Maryland, USA

Topics: Attracting New Business on a Shoestring Budget & Creating A Business Plan that Represents You

Sharon Williams is the owner of The 24 Hour Secretary and founder of the Alliance for Virtual Businesses and the Online International Virtual Assistants Convention. Sharon brings 25+ years of administrative, marketing and business management experience to her numerous ventures and diverse clientele. While specializing in digital dictation and transcription services, her passion is marketing and event coordination. She is the inaugural winner of the Thomas Leonard Virtual Assistant of Distinction Award and holds several certifications, including Master Virtual Assistant, Professional Author’s Assistant, Social Marketing Specialist. She has written three publications, Marketing Your VA Practice, Nuts & Bolts of Branding, and Racism in State Government. Her expert team of internationally-based Virtual Assistants handle the responsibilities busy and often overwhelmed executives and entrepreneurs dislike or lack time to complete.

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