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Hi Ladies Let's Talk is now Ladies Let's Talk Business.
Most of our episodes are on business and it only seemed natural to add Business to the mix. Don't worry we are still going to talk about our beloved topics at least once a month (Family, Life Skills Wellness).
There is a lot of business going on right now so let's get to it already. Entrepreneurs are you growing? Do you need a little help? Today's show is on having a virtual assistant. Brenda Solano is going to share what you need and why.
We are here every Wed 8:00p to 8:30p PST
About your host: Jeanna Brown New books coming out join us for the launch party.
Alyssa Avant is an author, speaker, virtual assistant and virtual assistant coach. She has 8 years of experience working from home. Alyssa is the author of FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom’s Guide to Passion, Purpose and Profits and FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom's Guide to Starting a Virtual Assistant Business. She is a wife and mom of three. Alyssa and her family call the Deep South home.
Over eight years ago, Alyssa began the journey of creating a business that would allow her to be at home with her children and contribute consistently to her family’s finances. During the days when Alyssa’s children were babies and toddlers, she earned diaper money. As they grew, she earned money for groceries. At present, her income pays for their private school tuition each month.
In this segment Alyssa will share with you the first 10 steps she encourages anyone to take in order to become a virtual assistant. You’ll be so excited when you begin earning an income that will be a blessing to your family while being able to serve and assist business owners as well.
You won't want to miss all of the tips Alyssa will be sharing to get your virtual assistant business up and running in no time!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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SHOW TOPIC: WHAT ARE YOU FOCUSED ON? Let’s take a spring break & assess where you’re putting your time & attention. Do your days make a difference? What are you waiting for?
HOST BIO - LINDA STEPHENS-JONES. An ICF-certified Life Coach, Linda assists individuals & small groups across the U.S. & globally. Her specialty is helping women to overcome fears & navigate through major challenges such as grief, divorce, careers, self-doubt, or lack of direction. Step by step, she helps clients discover their strengths & values, then create a plan to begin living with clarity, confidence & fulfillment!
GUEST BIO - TONY SMALL: Selected as one of the White House Millennium Committee’s top Artists, serving as composer & librettist for the Smithsonian’s 1st commissioned Operetta for the Sultanate of Oman, Tony Small has won national music, playwright & lyricist awards in Jazz, Classical, Musical Theatre & Gospel genres. For over 30 years, he has created & managed multidisciplinary, cultural & “Edutainment” programs in 4 major cities. Tony has also served as a resident artist in South Africa. As a piano prodigy at 4 years of age, he began playing for the church choir at the tender age of 6, becoming paid music director for adult & youth choirs at age 11! Tony’s original works include 4 musicals & 100s of compositions, that have been featured at the nation’s most celebrated cultural institutions e.g, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian & National Children's Museum. Currently, Tony serves as the 1st Regional Artistic & S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, impacting 12,000 youth per year. He also has 30 year of expertise as Music Minister for churches with 5,000+ members
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SHOW TOPIC: Taking Off Your Mask. Do you find yourself acting like everything is fine while on the inside you feel as if you’re barely surviving? Do you smile & act happy when you’re crying, lonely or angry on the inside? What would happen if you removed your mask? Join Coach Linda & Author & Certified Christian Coach, Bethany Boring for a riveting discussion on this topic. HOST BIO: Linda Stephens-Jones, ACC, is a Certified Christian Life Coach, assisting individuals & small groups live or via teleconference & Skype across the U.S. & globally. She specializes in helping women to overcome fears & navigate through major challenges such as relationship issues, grief, divorce, careers, self-doubt, or lack of purpose. After she helps clients to discover their strengths, gifts & values, they create a vision & begin living a new chapter with more clarity & confidence & fulfillment. GUEST’S BIO: Bethany Boring is a Certified Christian Life Coach, award winning Motivational & Inspirational Speaker, & author of UnMasked: The Journey from Surviving to Thriving. She is the Executive Administrative Assistant at Christian Coach Institute. Bethany defines herself as a child of God who loves to use her passion for change to inspire others. She is a double brain cancer survivor and has overcome numerous other disabilities. Bethany enjoys being a wife to Steve for over 10 years & mother to three boys (aged 8, 5 & 3). She is a published poet and is currently working on a 15-week UnMasked Challenge that will be released this fall for women’s Bible study groups & churches nationwide.
Jessica and Debbi will be talking about how to build a successful team to support you in your business. Debbi is a multi-talented ‘Jill of all Trades” and Jessica’s personal behind the scenes go to woman, helping to keep her business going and her life operating smoothly.
Debbi Cunnington is the owner of Cimmeron Studios, where she has been providing services since 1999. Starting out as a Virtual Assistant and Bookkeeper, Debbi taught herself design, coding and WordPress along the way. Now an accomplished designer/marketer/developer, Debbi and her team are perfectly skilled to provide complete web marketing & design services for your business. Debbi has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and an ever-growing collection of design, marketing and coding books in the bookshelf.
To learn more about Debbi, visit www.debbicunnington.com.
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Sam Is Stuck: A woman teaches her 8 year old son with dyslexia, to enjoy reading.
Dyslexia denies children the opportunity to fully discover and fall in love with reading. Their confidence suffers as reading attempts end up with frustration, pain and tears. Cigdem Knebel's 8 y.o. son is a bright kid. His inability to read hides this. His low-level reading vocabulary has limited him to low level context books which, while suited to his reading level, are not suited to his intellectual level. He's capable of processing a higher context chapter book, if only he can read the words. Her desire to help her son motivated Cigdem to discover a way to write chapter books that are low vocabulary level and high context that he can read and enjoy, resulting in a level of increased self-confidence that so many dyslexic children lack due to their inability to read. Meet Cigdem and hear her story as she discusses her first children’s book, Sam is Stuck, which is due to come out this month.
Visit Cigdem's organization, Simple Words Books at www.simplewordsbooks.com.
Mark My Words! airs the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at 9PM ET. Find out more about “Mark My Words!” at www.markmywordsradio.com.
Mark Schall is a Certified Life and Business Coach and the host of Mark My Words! You can find out more about Mark at www.markschallcoaching.com
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