WOWSERS! The Virtually Successful Video Summit has been hopping! I’ve been in the VA industry since 2003 and never have I participated in an event that has provided so much insight! (And it’s so much fun being the Summit Correspondent!)
Did you know there are 5 kinds of launches? I had no idea!
On the Virtually Successful Video Summit call with Kim DeYoung, she shared details about 5 different launches that can all be used at different times in your clients business.
This was call number 4 of the Summit and boy oh boy, was it a good one!
Kim shared an incredible amount of information, but my two biggest takeaways included:
- The biggest launch mistake is not launching at all.
- If a launch is not successful, it doesn’t mean your product or program stinks.
If you’re interested in learning more about launches or perhaps specializing in launches, it’s a great area to get into. Be sure to check out the call with Kim.
I learned even more incredible information with Donna Cravotta on the top of Social PR. Now I won’t pretend to know everything there is about social media, because I certainly don’t, but I know a few little creative ideas now that I watched this interview!
Donna offered a wealth of information and ‘sneaky’ strategies on how you can use social media in your favour. My biggest two takeaways on this call (it’s hard to pick just 2!):
- Learn how to listen on social media; it’s the best market research tool out there.
- Donna’s story on how she used social media to help her hand model client make thousands (and thousands) of dollars!
If you’re a virtual assistant who wants to specialize in social media, this is the lady to listen to! She used to be a ‘general’ VA. She then closed down her VA business and opened up her new Social PR business. There are a LOT of virtual assistants out there who call themselves social media specialists, but I dare say, I have never heard as much in-depth knowledge and expertise as I did with Donna!
Thursday’s session with Chelsea Berler on team based businesses was a fascinating one!
Now I’ve been in the VA industry for many years and at one time managed a multi-VA team, but nothing like what Chelsea has created. It was incredible to hear her journey and the role she now plays as the owner of a team based business.
It was clear to see Chelsea’s genuine appreciation for her team, and equally as great to see her sincere focus on being the best leader possible for the people on her team.
- a great doer, but a better leader
- interested in teaching and mentoring your team, then
a team-based approach may work for you. But remember, it doesn’t happen overnight and you have to genuinely love and nurture your team to achieve success.
One more tidbit for those of you who think a team based business is what’s going to make you rich … think again. You can be profitable, but you may be making less money than if you were on your own.
There you have it, my summary on several more sessions in the Virtually Successful Video Summit. If you missed any of these, I encourage you to consider the upgrade option (details at http://virtuallysuccessfultelesummit.com/live/upgrade/) so you can watch the sessions at your convenience.
I can’t help but ask you now (leave your comments below) – do any of these specialty areas intrigue you enough to where you want to take a serious look at making changes in your current business?