Hi everyone, we’re back from the Australian VA Conference and I think this would have to be the best one yet. They’ve all been good but they get better and better! Below you can see a photo of the group at the end of the first day – we were definitely having a good time.
I plan to share with you some of the lessons learnt at AVAC 2012 and the first one I have to share with you is one that was re-iterated by several speakers during the two-day event.
Attending professional development events for our industry is a non-negotiable. It goes in your diary and nothing gets in the way of it. Short of a family/health emergency that is. Your client work should not get in the way of it, nor should any other meetings or appointments. Your clients (if they are serious about their careers) must surely attend professional development meetings, seminars and conferences, and so should you as a VA.
We all got so much out of this event and learnt a great deal. And if you weren’t able to come, then please plan to next year as you will get so much out of it.
We did announce that AVAC2013 will be held in Sydney next March, so now that you know that, mark it in your diary (we’ll confirm dates in a couple of months) and start planning to save for it now. We will give you a payment plan option and if you begin saving you’ll be able to pay for flights and accommodation too.
Make a decision today that your own personal and professional development is of the utmost importance, and plan to join us in 2013 for the next AVAC.