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  • 00:11

    The Story Behind Virtual Team 360, A Subcontracting Concept - 001

    in Entrepreneur

    I have been listening to podcasts for a very long time. I started with Kelly McCausey, a podcast I believe was called work at home moms (WAHM). Then I listened to the podcast with Denise Griffitts, Your Partner in Success and followed Nicole Dean. At one point I even flirted with the idea of producing my own podcast but quickly dismissed the idea as too hard and then began the slow downward getting busy with subcontracting projects. My time was turning into profits.

    Fast forward a few years and once again I began flirting with the idea of creating my own podcast and began researching why virtual assistants and service providers weren't using a team to turn their own business into profits. In my research I found that there really isn't another podcast that addresses and educates about this topic. So, I contacted one of the original role models, Denise Griffitts and asked for some coaching. She agreed. That's how Virtual Team 360 podcast was born.

    Now that you know a little of the back story, In the first interview, I wanted to share with you why I think going forward with the podcast on the subcontracting concept will be an important tool for team members, virtual service providers and multi-VAs.
     

  • 01:00

    How to Leverage a Virtual Assistant, With Elayne Whitfield

    in Marketing

    How to Leverage a Virtual Assistant so that they are an Investment, NOT an expense. 


    There comes a point in every business where you just cannot continue to go it alone. You have to get help.


    Working with a virtual assistant is fast becoming the most popular way to growing your business without the expenses that come with hiring actual employees.


    There are many questions that come up when an entrepreneur thinks about working with a virtual assistant (or VA for short).


    Master Virtual Assistant, Elayne Whitfield, shares her expertise gleamed from years in the industry and will help you determine how you can leverage a VA so they become an investment in your business…not an expense.

  • 00:30

    Social Media Subcontractors - Virtual Team 360 - 002

    in Entrepreneur

    Sue L Canfield is a Social Media Consultant and operates Chief Virtual Officer, a social media marketing business primarily for business authors. Sue has been working with social media since 2005. She blogs regularly about how to use social media and consults on best social media practices. She specializes in helping authors create and maintain their online presence. Currently she manages a team of four social media account managers and works with about a dozen clients. Sue is also a mother, enjoys reading, writing poetry, and Ireland. She lives in Rice Lake, Wisconsin with her husband and business partner, Joel.

  • 01:04

    Starting A Virtual Assistant Business with VA Expert Tawnya Sutherland

    in Social Networking

    Tawnya Sutherland is a Certified Internet Marketing Specialist and The Market Leader for Virtual Assistant Resources at VAnetworking.com


    Whether you are an aspiring Virtual Assistant, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, VA expert Tawnya Sutherland will provide gold nuggets for everyone. She will be sharing how, and why, she started her own small business as a virtual assistant; where she began to where she is now and how you can do it too! If you have the spirit and passion of an entrepreneur you will want to listen in.


    Here are just a few questions we will be asking Ms. Sutherland.


    1. What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)?
    2. Is working from home as fulfilling as it sounds?
    3. What advice would you give to a person just starting their VA practice?
    4. What skills or attributes would a person need to be a successful VA?
    5. How much of a market/need is there for Virtual Assistants?
    6. How much can you charge/earn for this kind of work?
    7. Where do VA’s find their clients?
    8. Why would I hire a VA instead of hiring a secretary to have in my office?
    9. Where would one train to become a VA?


    Grab your friends and collegues and tune in right here on December 2, 2015 at 5:30 PST/6:30 MST/7:30 CST/8:30 EST. You may simply listen in by visiting Administrative Services Direct web page or call in and join the discussion (773) 897-6398.  

  • 00:03

    Virtual Team 360, Time Into Profits Podcast

    in Entrepreneur

    All of us have our why in life and in business.  In this short episode I explain why this podcast was created.  How it will help you turn your virtual assistant virtual service business into profits using team players.

  • 00:42

    KEEPING IT 100 TRAINING

    in Radio

    Training

  • 00:42

    January 7, FEG Sacramento Sales Training Recap of Wednesday Training

    in Marketing

    On January 6, 2016, my company, 321SetAppointments.com, started working with a life/annuity insurance agency based in Sacramento. Freedom Equity Group (Sacramento) or FEG Insurance Services LLC, headquartered in Santa Barbara County, is part of a network of FEG offices across the United States.


    Today's show will serve as a recap of Wednesday's sales training. The full training session is scheduled for January 9, 2016 at the Sacramento office.


    At the request of the Sacramento FEG manager, 321SetAppointments.com is helping agents learn the art of Selling Without Appearing to Sell or SWAS.


    The actual fee-based, SWAS sales training is a 6-hour session that helps insurance and real estate agents, or any company with a sales component, learn how to sell using traditional sales training practices.


    These sales training overview will be 30 to 60 minutes, each Thursday evening, 730 (PT).


    The first four weeks will not include any conversations with agents from the office. By early February, we will showcase agents who are learning and growing.

  • 01:01

    So You Are Ready to Become a Virtual Assistant. Now What?

    in Business

    Denise Griffitts interviews 'The Busy Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon' Tracey Osborne.


    In this program, we are talking about the virtual assistance industry, a subject near and dear to my heart as I am considered a virtual assistance industry expert. Today I am interviewing a friend and colleague who is also a leader and expert in online business management and project management with over 8 years experience in the industry. She is also CEO of Business Solutions Made Simple, a multi-VA firm made up of the best and brightest virtual assistants (VA) who specialize in assisting high achieving entrepreneurs.


    The Virtual Assistance industry is experiencing explosive growth, but the downside to that is that there are too many people struggling to find quality, clients. And as Tracey and I have discussed numerous times both privately and publicly, the problem often lies in the depth (or lack thereof) of business knowledge and actual training/education the new VA has acquired.


    We will talk about:



    What do you need to start a VA business?

    How do you price your services?

    Where do you get clients?

    What about subcontracting for other VA's?

    How can you "level up" your VA business?

    How do you manage your time, clients and projects?

    How can you compete with the "big dogs" in the VA industry?


    Please join us in the chat room to ask questions. And when the show has ended you will be able to listen to the episode on demand or in iTunes.

  • 00:57

    Sales Training Complexes: Things That Hold Us Back from Successful Selling

    in Marketing

    This show is from a recent sales training class conducted for a Sacramento area client.


    Many salespersons suffer from complexes that hinder production and performance. Interestingly enough, true sales training helps salespersons understand and work through these issues.


    My sales training company, 321SetAppointments.com, recently added the module on managing complexes.


    As discovered, the majority of salespersons agreed that they had some type(s) of complexes which needed to be addressed.


    A solid sales process is the key to minimize the ill-effects of complexes. Salespersons experience anxiety and frustration because most sales training programs do not include this every important conversation. It's definitely not an easy conversation to have with people, but the salesperson attendees were grateful that the subject was brought to the forefront.


    We hope this show helps salespersons, insurance managers and real estate brokers.


     

  • 00:02

    My contractor Sue Canfield

    in Entrepreneur

    Test one of episode 2

  • 00:24

    2016 update for Virtual Fitness Wii FAB (For Absolute Beginners)

    in Fitness

    Call me crazy, and you wouldn't be alone, but I've been at this Wii exergaming business since 2007. That's, well, I have to go get my calculater, but that's a long time. 


    Yes, the Wii U is out and yes, no one is talking about the Wii console, and yes, I know you have one that is sadly collecting dust. Why else would you be tuning into this show? 


    PendaGoddess turned 60 years old and is still flying high and kicking butt. Virtual Fitness Wii FAB, a comprehensive program of Wii exergaming, is still evolving and refining techniques and training curricula.


    I'm going to talk about some new games I purchased recently. Tune in to find out which ones or I guess you can just look at the slide show. 


    If this is your first time listening in, welcome. This show is geared to group fitness professionals and is an ongoing effort to inform and recruit fitness instructors to train in Wii exergaming.


    Make money training Wii exergaming teams! Yay!