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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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VAs – Create Word Templates to speed things up!

Templates Templates help speed up work. A template will hold formatting such as Styles and Margins plus any standard text that is needed. Templates can be created for many purposes, a standard letter, a letter of engagement, anything that will save you time if you...

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VAs – Start a presentation from a template

Templates In PowerPoint Now you may be thinking – I know you can start a presentation from a template, but did you know that Microsoft provides lots of ready made design templates both locally on your computer and online? No? Well let me show you. In PowerPoint click...

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VAs – Conditional Formatting can show the way in Excel

You are a busy VA – that's a given! A client has asked you to show her what her data means. What is the top value in the list of sales? Can you see values that meet a condition? Conditional Formatting will show the way. What is Conditional Formatting? Conditional...

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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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