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The Ultimate Tech System for VAs

The Ultimate Tech System for VAs

The Ultimate Tech System for VAs Congratulations! You have started out in business. You have decided what to call yourself and now your thoughts turn to how you are going to work and what you need to work with/on. I am often asked : What kind of computer should I get...

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Cell formatting in Excel – things a VA needs to know!

I was recently asked about formatting cells in Excel, specifically about changing the colour of the cells. This made me think that perhaps it's time to write a blog post about cell formatting, so here goes. Why Format? Formatting does several things: Makes certain...

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How I became a VA

Guest Post Series Today's guest post is from Jo Brianti of JLB Support Solutions -continuing my series of posts by VAs for VAs. In today's post Jo tells us how it all began and what she does. You can get in touch with Jo by visiting her website JLBSupport Solutions or...

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VAs- Customise the Quick Access Toolbar to save time!

What is the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) ? Customise the Quick Access Toolbar to save time - it is a big statement. Read on to see why. The Quick Access Toolbar is one of my all-time favourite things in Microsoft Office. You can build your own toolbar for quick access...

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9 Questions VAs ask about Office 365

I was recently interviewed for an online summit. It was a great Q & A session about Office 365. Here are some of the questions I was asked along with my answers. What is Office 365 ? Simply put, Office 365 is a way of getting access to Microsoft Office software...

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VAs – How to Insert and Format Charts in PowerPoint

You have a client who asks you to create a presentation. Now amongst the information that needs to go into that presentation is some data. Your client really wants this data presented as a chart and asks you to do this. What if you are not sure how to do so? How long...

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6 essential programmes / apps for Virtual Assistants

Guest Post Series My guest blogger today is Christine Southam of CS Virtual Assistant.  Following on from an excellent post introducing herself. Today Christine is talking about the top six tools she finds invaluable. You can find Christine here:...

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Keyboard Magic in PowerPoint for Virtual Assistants

Keyboard Magic in PowerPoint As you know I am all about saving time and getting more done so I was wondering how much time do you spend trying to figure out where the command to do something is in PowerPoint? Or in any Microsoft Office product for that matter. Do you...

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A Typical Day in the Life of a VA

Guest Post Series Today's guest post is from Zita Lewis – continuing my series of posts by VAs for VAs. In today's post Zita introduces herself. A day in the life of Zita Lewis VA I'm Zita Lewis, a VA/Business Support Manager for female entrepreneurs and small...

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How many WiFi connections do you have?

      Do you know who is accessing your Network? We all have wireless devices that need the internet, so it becomes something that we expect wherever we go. We expect to be able to connect to a someone's WiFi for the internet, especially when we visit a...

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Becoming a VA

Guest Post Series Today is the first of a series of blog posts, by VAs for VAs. I thought it would be a great idea to have a series of posts highlighting the work of a VA and getting top recommendations from VAs themselves. There will be posts from different VAs...

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Are you Backing Up or Just Synchronising

I often hear "I have OneDrive/Dropbox, so my data is backed up". Yet no where do these tools say they are "backup tools" they are known as "Cloud Storage" and "Synchronisation" tools. In the Terms and Conditions, you will see they say "you should ensure you backup...

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Smoke and Mirrors Day

What do you do that others think is like Smoke and Mirrors? Today March 29th is Smoke and Mirrors day. I know an odd kind of day to mark but it got me thinking. How much of what each of us does appears to be like Smoke and Mirrors or Magic to others? I was reminded of...

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Have Outlook Read Your Emails Aloud To You

      Have Microsoft Outlook Read Aloud to you I don't know anyone who dislikes a story – being read to, or listening to a story on the radio is a real treat. I know that my children used to love having stories read aloud to them. Imagine that you are...

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What data do you hold on me?

Freedom of Information Day on March 16th! With the GDPR that came in on 25th May 2018 it is even easier for someone to ask for a copy of the data you hold on them, so do you know where that data is? Perhaps when you were preparing for the GDPR you did a full survey of...

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