Typing Tips | Virtual Assistant Service | Video Blog

Here’s the latest in our video blog series, this time inspired by the BBC Scotland interview about typing, I decided to do a video blog and offer some free typing tips to people who aren’t professionally trained in this.  I hope it is of some use.  Please share as much as you like.

VIDEO BLOG 6: – Typing Tips
(for a FREE FACTSHEET and more tips – please email us here)

Virtual Assistant Secretary4hire | Another BBC Radio Interview

Well it’s been another weird but good week and one of the things that made it so was the fact that I was invited back onto the BBC Radio Scotland talk show “MacAulay & Co”, hosted by Fred MacAulay.  This time they wanted me to share some hints and tips about managing your email.

I would say this show is not geared towards business listeners but just the general listener who has the radio switched on at home who enjoys talk shows, getting snippets of information and sometimes participating in a phone-in.

As such I thought about what I was going to say and I had prepped a bit before I went on, about tips I could give to the average listener about their home email.  Some of these tips too can also apply to the business community.  Although I was on air for longer than the last interview, it was still fairly short.

I hope that the general public – and also anyone tuning in to listen here in my blog or You Tube page – will get something out of it.

If you have found it helpful and would like a FREE FACTSHEET containing more hints and tips about email, please email me here.

Watch/Listen here on You Tube

Happy listening!

Marj Beattie
Tel: 0141 530 9686
0844 884 2818

Want to win a Netbook courtesy of Secretary4hire?

We here in Secretary4hire like to help out and partner with other VA companies as well as with our clients. As part of VASG (Virtual Assistant Support Group), we got to know Helen Stothard a couple of years ago and today we have teamed up with Helen’s company intelligentVA offering a prize in the competition being run to relaunch the intelligentVA website very soon.

There will be a number of prizes to be won, including:-

* Mini “smartbook” netbook from @secretary4hire
* 1 hours coaching worth £300 from @HeatherTowns, author of The Financial Times Guide to Business Networking
* £200 design voucher from @Ces_Loftus of Creatively Minded
* Facebook Fan Page Design from @NikkiPilkington of NikkiPilkington.com
* 2hr Book Critique of manuscript or 3hr Skype guidance to kickstart your book idea from Robert Watson @drdrdr09
* 1 Hours Xero Training from Nicola Wilson @totally4B
* One months call handling from Call Team @CallTeam
* Logo design, web hosting and custom wordpress training from @SallyWalker of Sally Walker Creative Media
* One hours VA assistance from @cloud9va
* £25.00 Amazon Gift Voucher from @intelligentVA
* One hours CapsuleCRM training from HLS Business Solutions
* Spa pamper package from @HuntersHealth
* Eat That Frog and e-Myth revisited books from @SJABradley of Help Ahoy
* Custom WordPress training from WordPressWitch
* Office Stuff/Meyrick Jones Guide to Contingency Planning from @OfficeStuff
* One hours transcription from Burford Secretarial @BurfordVA

with more prizes being added all the time, so check back for updates.

If you are a budding or seasoned VA, one of our clients or someone in business who could benefit from any of these amazing prizes, stay tuned for the details of the competition, coming soon.
Tel: 0141 530 9686
Tel2: 0844 884 2818

"VA Guru" Online VA Q&A Spot – Email Your Questions

On 1st May 2009, Marj Beattie of virtual assistance company Secretary4hire (www.secretary4hire.co.uk) launched VA-Guru.com, the UK’s online virtual assistant Question and Answer spot.  The sessions will be run by Marj Beattie from Secretary4hire, with guest gurus participating on a regular basis.  It’s aimed primarily at UK-based VAs and so will have a very British/UK feel about it.  Don’t worry though if you’re US or Canada based, we’ll still welcome your questions.

We’ll be collating the questions asked and the answers will be given on regular “VA Guru” spots as either a vlog (video blog) or podcast (audio).

So, UK virtual assistants, if you have any burning questions you would like to have answered, email your questions to us here at questions@va-guru.com.

Don’t be shy and no question is stupid. Sharing knowledge is the key. Spread the word to all VAs.

Looking forward to vlogging the answers.


Tel: 0844 884 2818

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