So I didn’t win Top Digital/Tech blogger at the UK Blog Awards… but I did have a really fun night out – photos are now online! It was a massive honour to be down to the final 10, and it’s a massive achievement as only 1 other blog in the final was an industry specific niche tech blog (and they won!!).
We still have winners at SVA though: Rachel Wall won our book competition, Build A Business From Your Kitchen Table. Enjoy it! (If you didn’t win, there’s a link to buy it on the competition page – click through and pick up a copy, it’s a good read!)
Looking forward to my somewhat whistlestop tour of OMPA on Thursday 15th May, and of course I’m down in Sunderland at the end of the month for the Northern VA Collaboration – I had a sneak preview of the goodie bags last week – they’re good!!
The E Myth
This is one of the books which I regularly recommend to all new business owners… not just VAs! It may not seem immediately apparent how your little business will ever need a system like McDonalds, but as you read more of the book, you’ll realise why systems are what power great businesses! And why you, even as a small business, need to have one.
What have we been up to this month?
Win a book – This month we’re giving away The E Myth!!!
International Year of the Secretary/Assistant – Our series continues… This month we want to know what your soft skills are like – are you great at explaining things clearly? Have you more than one dose of common sense?
Is Twitter Changing? – Our forum wonders whether Twitter is now no longer an effective way of getting new clients as the rest of the world catches up with it? Join in the debate!
Number 1 thing you can do to get more Virtual Assistant work: I give away the absolute key to my success… Free of charge!
If you have an event you’d like listed on The Virtual Assistant Diary – just let me know on email firstname.lastname@example.org! It’s free and we’re happy to list anything which will help VAs in their businesses.
15-16 May: Office Management and PA Exhibition, ExCeL London
22 May: Start As A VA – Free teleseminar @ 8pm with Justine Curtis and Emma Walker on starting as a VA
31 May: Northern VA Collaboration Event, Sunderland