With all these streaming services like Netflix available to us, I have a confession to make.

I’m not the biggest fan of TV entertainment.

That’s not to say I don’t appreciate good shows or movies. It’s simply not something that fills my typical week. It’s probably because my days tend to be pretty busy and there’s not much time left to sit or vegetate in front of the box.

But even a reluctant viewer like me can see that the world of television has changed – and is changing.

It used to be that programmes were scheduled for certain times of the week. The only way to watch them was at the allotted hour – or hope the series was repeated.

That way of life has all but gone because of one thing.

The Netflix Factor

People no longer have to wait for the day of their favourite show. They can watch on-demand. They can stream their favourite show any hour of the day, from anywhere in the world.The Netflix Factor

The viewer can go from one episode to the next without moving from their chair, sofa or bed. The streaming service takes care of that with its auto-play feature. It plays the next episode unless you press or tap to stop.

It struck me the other day how my Tomorrow’s VA – The Hub is a bit like Netflix (or Prime or Disney Plus).

Okay, you only pay once (and not a rolling monthly subscription). And I don’t have ‘auto play’ on. But there are many similarities.

I’m using Netflix as an example but the comparison works with the other streaming and on-demand services as well.

Here’s the Way I See It

(And I’ve checked with friends who know far more about all these streaming services than me, to make sure I’m not just imagining all this).

Netflix delivers shows on demand.

The Tomorrow’s VA – The Hub offers online training in Microsoft Office, 365 and Teams on demand.

Netflix allows you to stream episode to episode in one show or flick across to a different show – and then back to your original viewing if you wish.

The Hub is the same. You can access any course and go through it all in one go. Or you can dip into it and come back for the rest another time.

Versatile. Flexible. Quality

Netflix can be viewed on any computer, smartphone or mobile device. Anytime, anywhere.

The Hub offers the same. The training never leaves your side. You can access it 24-7 from anywhere in the world.

Netflix is all about high-quality production values. It wants the best shows and to create its own exclusive series.

The Hub is also known for its quality production. I set it all up so the audio is really good. I record in a clear, evenly paced way. There’s no waffle or padding. You just get all the essential ‘how to’ instruction, step by step.

It’s as if I’m there by your side, showing you what to do.

The Full Monty

Netflix covers a full range of genres – comedy, drama, romance, sci-fi, action, adventure, thrillers and blockbusters.

The Hub covers all your favourite Microsoft applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams.

Its training and learning on demand. Stream it when you want it, any way you want it.

Maybe I should have called the product “ITFlix”?

Come to think of it, Tomorrow’s VA – The Hub does have a different name. It’s also known as ‘The Full Monty’ – after a British movie comedy.

The Complete Box Set

Some people have given The Hub that name because it sums up what you get with it. It’s the full amount possible.

It is the complete box set of my online training courses. The whole lot on stage, all in one place.

The routine is the same for all the courses in the line-up. High quality. No waffle. No padding. Just simple, easy-to-follow step by step instructions – as if I’m there by your side.

All the Microsoft Office, 365 and Teams training you could need. But unlike with Netflix, with The Hub, you get lifetime access.

That’s right. You pay once and never a penny or cent again. Even when new courses are added to the box set collection. As a member of The Hub, new courses are given to you for free.

No wonder my on-demand box set of online training courses is in demand. Do take a look if you’ve not done so before.

Out of curiosity, what streaming services do you use? And what are your favourite shows or series?

There seem to be so many to choose from.

The session was well structured and the explanation was very clear. It was amazing how Shelley managed to squeeze so much info in just one hour and a half! Colin’s support and contributions were also very valuable, and so were “Virtual Veronica”‘s. Thank you for a most interesting and useful training session at the Miss Jones Virtual Summit!

Laura Carizzo- Royal Norwegian Embassy in Argentina

I haven’t used PowerPoint in 20 years, this has really boosted my confidence.

Lyn Parker

Course is packed with so much valuable information in a easy-to-understand and follow language, even for a complete beginner. I can respect the fact that sometimes it’s very hard for an expert to break the information down to basics. but Shelley has done it brilliantly. I was sure that I knew quite a bit but Shelley has proven me wrong even at the very beginning of the basics of PowerPoint. Lessons are short and precise which allowed me to easily transfer the new skill into practice without being overwhelmed and to carry on adding on more with each lesson. I had so many ‘Aha!’ moments and for most of them I couldn’t believe I used to pay graphic designer to do it for me, now, thanks to Shelley, I am looking forward to creating, designing, converting my presentations all by myself!

Iva Freeman – Vertex Human Capital

Shelley was very thorough and knew a lot of tip’s for using Teams, thank you 🙂

James O’Connor – Cavannah Homes

Very informative, constantly getting everyone in the meeting involved, loved every bit of it!

Dylan Teal Hopkins – Cavannah Homes
Fantastic and informative training and great to see all of the exciting functions with Microsoft Teams.
Laura Rigby – The Apprenticeship College
Shelley was really clear in her teaching and went at a pace that was helpful to us. We covered all we needed to know to get us started, as a small team, using MS Teams. She was also very helpful in the run up to the session, with check in calls and ensuring our platform was set up correctly. I would highly recommend Shelley to anyone wanting to learn to navigate their way around MS Teams.
Leigh Dowling – Innuous

Microsoft Teams One to One Training Session

Shelley was approachable, easy to work with, and agile with answering questions to apply the session to my specific needs

Melissa Marshall – Present Your Science

A course on Outlook had been on the top of my list when Shelley asked VA’s what they wanted to learn.

It was a real case of ‘so that’s how you do it’ or ‘I never knew that’. I have to say that I learnt so many great tips it has definitely improved the way I work in Outlook and my inbox is looking colourful and organised and I can’t wait to share this knowledge with my clients.

Jacqueline Leake – JLeake VA Services – Outlook

A great course with lots of examples and step by step instructions. I can now confidently create infographics and as a bonus, I learnt a lot of new PowerPoint functionality that will enhance all my PowerPoint work and save me so much time.

Jessica Bailey – Integral Resource

I really like Shelley’s courses. She has a clear and easy to follow teaching style. In ‘How to Create Fillable Forms’ I’ve learned about the functions of the Developer ribbon which will mean I’ll be able to create a bespoke Returns Form for a client who has an online shop

Freya Henderson – Virtual Office Orkney

Shelley was really clear in her teaching and went at a pace that was helpful to us. We covered all we needed to know to get us started, as a small team, using MS Teams. She was also very helpful in the run up to the session, with check in calls and ensuring our platform was set up correctly. I would highly recommend Shelley to anyone wanting to learn to navigate their way around MS Teams.

Sarah Clements – Inuous

Absolutely superb course, easy to follow and to refer back whilst putting it all into practice! I was unaware of the extent you can customise a presentation and it’s just made me want to know more – what’s next Shelley?

Denise Williams

I thought I had a pretty good grasp of Outlook until I did this course! In her videos, Shelley is clear and concise, and the language she uses is straightforward and jargon-free. Each module is broken down into manageable chunks, which helps keep your attention and means the course is easy to fit in around other commitments. I’ve created email templates and implemented rules that are already saving me time, and as all the other things I’ve learnt start to become second nature, the positive impact on my efficiency is fast becoming clear. This course has been incredibly beneficial and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to strengthen their skills and boost productivity.

Pip Doleman VA

I thought I knew Powerpoint really well, but I wanted to specifically learn how to use Powerpoint to create better infographics, easily and quickly. Shelley explains everything in a very logical and clear way, so I understood everything the first time I heard it. The most useful thing I learnt was that Powerpoint can do so much more than I thought it could. By also using the short cuts that Shelley showed me I am much quicker than I have ever been and I thought I was already quick!

Susan Marot

Shelley Fishel of Tomorrow’s VA has a wealth of experience in Microsoft Office. I met her in person 2 years ago at the PA Show in London. I also saw her in action in a fab workshop and knew she was the whizz that everyone had told me she was. I have since bought a lifetime access to her HUB and all the courses in there are a MUST if you are a VA on a mission. The courses will give you confidence in all the Office 365 components and will catapult you to dizzy heights

Alex Hughes