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Society of Virtual Assistants Newsletter: April 2014

Hi there,Virtual PA-233

I’m off to London on 25th April for the UK Blog Awards – keep your fingers crossed!  I’m taking along my wee sis and making a weekend of it by seeing some old London pals, so I’m going to enjoy it whatever happens!  It is such a big honour to be shortlisted as in the Top 10 UK digital/tech blogs, I’m thrilled just to be nominated.

This month we have a couple of special deals:

Really looking forward to seeing some of you at the Office Management and PA Exhibition 15/16 May and the Northern VA Collaboration event on 31 May.  Not long to go now!

Particularly for VA only events, it’s important to show your support as otherwise we just won’t have these kind of events – and they are so important for the future of our industry (not to mention your own business success!).  Having organised a few myself, I know just how much financially and emotionally the organisers put on the line – get out there and show your support!


OMPA120x120Office Management & PA Exhibition,

ExCel, London 15-16 May 2014

Office Management & PA exhibition and conference line up has been announced – there’s tons of great VA skills being demonstrated on both days (I’m there on Thursday!).

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I’m doing my patented Top 10 Tips for Becoming A VA talk – so there will be loads of opportunities to ask questions afterwards – a great first stop if you are thinking of becoming a VA and aren’t sure about making the leap.  Book the day off work, come along and say hi and have a great day out!  It’s free!

IYOTSA 2014 – monthly themes

You’ll have seen the somewhat cumbersome “IYOTSA” tag on a few posts recently – it stands for “International Year Of The Secretary/Assistant” and is a push for PAs and Secretaries to step into the limelight for 2014…

Each month we have themes to talk about – last month it was:

Join in on the comments section!

What have we been up to this month?

Win a book – Still time to win “Build A Business From Your Kitchen Table” – great book, you’ll enjoy it!

International Year of the Secretary/Assistant Our series continues… This month we’re looking at The Value of Team Work – got a great example on this one, a must read for all newbies or those who struggle with hitting deadlines!

See also  Society of Virtual Assistants November 2014 Newsletter

A Picture Tells a 1,000 Words – Or why you shouldn’t use stock photography on your website… Yup, you need to put your smiling face all over it!

The Northern VA Collaboration Event – Join us in Newcastle on 31 May – I’m there, along with several other veterans who’ll you will recognise from the SVA Forum… Including at least one VA travelling all the way from Cornwall!  (That’s you Dawn!).  Angela assures me she’ll be giving away all her industry secrets, so it’s well worth a little trip to Newcastle!


If you have an event you’d like listed on The Virtual Assistant Diary – just let me know on email info@societyofvirtualassistants.co.uk! It’s free and we’re happy to list anything which will help VAs in their businesses.

Coming up:

10 April: VA Taster day in London with VACT

25 April: Final of UK Blog Awards – fingers crossed!

15-16 May: Office Management and PA Exhibition, ExCeL London

31 May: Northern VA Collaboration Event, Sunderland


  1. Heather Greig on 2 April, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Caroline – all the best for UK Blog Awards and remember to let us know how you get on!!

    Enjoy the trip.

  2. Karina Bailey on 2 April, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Well done on being shortlisted for the blog awards Caroline ~ Have an excellent time with your Sister!

    Enjoy your weekend away!

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