The Online International Virtual Assistants Convention is almost here – the inaugural, the first event! And it’s shaping up to be quite an event.
Anyone who gets involved on a voluntary basis to help set up a major event, and still run their business (not to mention family) at the same time must surely be eligible for the insanity award. The past couple of weeks have been frantic – meetings, hundreds of emails (it’s felt like that), discussions, setting up timetables for speakers, sponsors, volunteers and moderators, and so on, and then having to re-arrange things – and work it all out over several different timezones has certainly meant that life has not been boring for any one of the steering committee involved. Plus training sessions for using the technology and showing the extra volunteers for the 3 days, plus the speakers, how it’s all going to work!
The group of women I’ve been working with for what is probably close to six months now, are quite a diverse and talented group and it’s been a privilege to be a member of the team. I have gotten to know a number of them much more and I know that many of us will maintain friendships for a lifetime. It’s wonderful that operating a truly virtual business can bring you friends and contacts from all over the world.
If you haven’t yet checked out what this convention is about, make sure you do today – because it’s only hours away now before beginning.
Oh, and don’t forget – 19th May is officially International Virtual Assistants Day for this year. And the celebration will continue annually on the third Friday of May. KMT