2012 Welcome

Schedule and Rooms | Sponsors | Troubleshooting

Welcome to IVAA’s 7th IVAA Online Summit! We are so glad to have you join us for two days full of fantastic sessions given by industry leaders, as well as savvy speakers.

Can’t attend everything? No problem – we will have recordings available within 2 weeks – we will email you the download page of the recordings.

Sit back, grab your favorite beverage, and a pad of paper (or Evernote) to make notes and absorb all the incredible knowledge and information today’s Summit will provide. It’s your chance to be a sponge! SWEET!


Chat with us on Twitter with hashtag #ivaa12 and on Friday at 4pm Eastern (see schedule below).


There are 4 ways to get help:


Click on the topic title to the session you wish to attend. You will be prompted to download a software plugin called GoToWebinar, click "Ok" or "Allow". The first time you enter rooms, you will be prompted for your Name and Email address. If using a headset, please set up your sound settings on your computer control panel prior to entering GTW. You can also listen by phone (phone numbers differ per room) or listen through your computer speakers. You can ask questions via the chat text window. If you are having difficulties, please "Exit" the session and enter the Troubleshooting Room for assistance or check our FAQs.

Oct. 26, Friday – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (US Eastern)
1 – Build  |  2 – Manage   |  3 – Balance

Time EDT Rm # Speaker/Topic/Description
10:00 AM 1 "9 Simple Techniques to Get More Leads with LinkedIn" Sarah Santacroce
  2 "Twitter, LIVE and Unleashed!"Kathy Colaiacovo
  3 "How to Develop a Profitable Business Model For Your Solo Business"Annemarie Cross
11:00 AM 1 "Finding Your Niche: Working with Authors and Speakers"Jan King
  2 "How to Specialize and Find a Profitable Niche Marketplace" Valerie Jennings
  3 "What’s DISC Got to Do With It" Sue Kramer Harrawood
12:00 PM 1 "7 Essentials To Building a NEW VA Business"Cindy Greenway
  2 "Enjoy a Better Life, Simplify Your Business"Katrina Sawa
  3 "How to Continue to Thrive in your Business During Times of Crisis"Patty Benton
1:00 PM 1 "Your Ideal Client: The Key to Your Marketing Success"Cindy Hillsey
  2 "YouTube Marketing for Virtual Assistants" Miss Krizia
  3 "Taking the Work Out of Paperwork"Joel Bush
2:00 PM 1 "So You Want to Become a Virtual Assistant? Getting Started on a Dime" – Catie McClure
  2 "When Good Websites Get Hacked"Terri Orlowski
  3 "Strategies for Accepting the Inflexibility of Time"Ann Sedler
3:00 PM 1 "Building Your Website – Using WordPress to Create a Quality Product"Charly Leetham
  2 "Social Media Turbo BoostNerida Gill
  3 "Add Affiliate Marketing $$$ to Your VA Business"Tawnya Sutherland
4:00 PM 1 Networking Room
4:30 PM 1 Closing Presentation and Drawing – Carla Wilson, IVAA President

You can enter either room after 4pm for the Networking and Closing – they are one and the same.


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Entrepreneurs Network Sponsor:

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