April 2011 – 6th Edition of…

 

In this issue…

  • Upcoming Events
  • A Word From Rhonda
  • Contributors
  • Social Media
  • A Virtual Assistant Resume – United We Stand
  • GQueues
  • VA Monthly Tips
  • Current Industry Trends: Smart Phones

Upcoming Events / Offers

Don’t miss out! Mentoring 2 Success FREE Sessions Available

  • Wednesday, April 6 – 1 PM EST
  • Wednesday, April 29 – 1 PM EST
  • Saturday, April 9 – 1 PM EST

To receive your 100% FREE mentoring session with Diane Hess please contact her at diane@virtualcareertraining.com.[/dropshadowbox]

A word from Rhonda…

Another year older and hopefully another year wiser!  I am celebrating my birthday this month and in celebration of my birthday I would like to offer a 15% discount to any new Client on their first two hours of service.

 I had an interview with our local paper on March 22nd so be sure to check my website for that article or you can view it at Cincinnati.com at this link – http://cincinnati.com/blogs/considerthisclermont/2011/03/23/rhondas-virtual-office-helps-companies-streamline/.

Contributors

Expert Business Support Services ~ Patty Juan, Owner

PennWin Administrative Services ~ Winston Stewart, Owner

Backroads Business Solutions ~ Dixie Lee, Owner, VBA

Rhonda Holscher, Owner ~ Rhonda’s Virtual Office

Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day formerly known as Secretary’s Day was set aside to show appreciation of the work your Administrative Assistant has done for you.

Do you have a great Virtual Assistant or Administrative Assistant? If so show them how much you appreciate them this month. Administrative Professionals Day is April 27th. Do something special for your Virtual Assistant / Administrative Assistant this month!!!

Social Media

1363080726_LinkedInThe technology boom has enabled people to do things today that could only be dreamed of twenty years ago. This technological renaissance has opened up so many unbelievable opportunities for businesses to get their name out there. One such way is through Social Media, and we are at the beginning of what I believe will be a Social Media explosion!

So what is Social Media? Wikipedia.org defines social media as: “…online content created by people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies.” There are countless forms of Social Media and businesses all around the world have jumped on this bandwagon for marketing, and its working!

Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are all Social Media networks that companies are now using to connect to potential customers and clients. Some companies are now hiring people to do nothing but use these networks and the  like to create a presence. This is achieved by mixing sort of a proactive customer service with mass marketing.

By Winston Stewart of PennWin Administrative Services

To view the rest of this article click here.

A Virtual Assistant Résumé? United We Stand

letterheadOne of the most interesting and sensitive subjects that I have come across so far amongst virtual assistants has been the use of resumes. Being a somewhat newcomer to the virtual assistance industry, I admit that I was uninformed about many of the “inside” aspects of this business. Knowledgeable, experienced, and well-educated in my business as an administrative support professional and transcriber I am. Knowledgeable, experienced, and well-educated in the virtual assistance industry I wasn’t. And most importantly what I didn’t realize was the bond and unity that exists among virtual assistants.

Having been in the corporate world for many years, I clung to my resume because I felt it would be extremely useful to me as I got my business up and running. I assumed potential clients would want – let me rephrase that – I assumed that potential clients would need to see my past accomplishments, experiences, etc., so that they would feel comfortable and confident with my services. And wasn’t that what my resume was for?

I learned that the answer to this was emphatically, absolutely, positively NO! And the reason for this is actually quite obvious, as you will see. However, there is an alternative to a resume – but we’ll get to that later. I first would like to talk about why professional virtual assistants should never provide a client with their resume.

by Patty Juan of Expert Business Support Services

To view the rest of this article click this link

GQueues

VA Monthly Tips

With the advent of the “cloud” many of our day-to-day chores are becoming increasingly easier to manage. One such chore is the “To-Do List” and there is a new application that is ready to take on the challenge. GQueues is an online task management program that streamlines that list while incorporating several Google applications. Read more…

VA Monthly Tips

Q Can a VA (Virtual Assistant) manage my social media?

A : Yes. Many Virtual Assistant’s specialize in social media, and can give you direction on how to proceed, make suggestions that will enhance your Social Media campaign and experience, and completely manage your social media campaign. Your Virtual Assistant can set-up and organize a social media schedule or calendar and put that into action for you. They can use programs such as HootSuite to create clever and scheduled posts for social media accounts such as Twitter and Facebook, and track and respond to re-tweets (RT’s) and direct messages (DM’s) on your behalf.

Talk to your Virtual Assistant today and discuss with them your social media strategy!

Do you have any questions you would like to see answered here? Please email them to Subscriptions@RhondasVirtualOffice.com and be sure to include your name, email, and website link for credit. We will publish and answer your question in an upcoming issue.

EYE ON IT

Current Industry Trends: SMARTPHONES

Are you using an Android, iPhone, or other Smartphone?  If you’re not then you should consider checking them out.

I recently started using an Android and really love the ease and convenience of being able to take part of my office with me in such a small package. It’s great to keep in touch with Clients using various types of IM’s, Skype, tweeting, Facebook, etc. Go check them out, shop around and search for great deals. I bought my Android for just $1.07 at Best Buy.

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