Month: May 2018

What is a virtual assistant?

When people want information regarding any topic within the Virtual Assistant industry they turn to one of its Pioneers, Tawnya Sutherland. “Create the skill base you need to enable you to outsource your workload to a VA specialized in the skill set you need to free working capital, and more importantly your time. Allowing you more time to do what you do: promote your business”

Created in 1996, Tawnya’s first venture, (and still operating today) Mediamage Business Solutions was forged from the need of a divorced mother of three to find a way to put food on the table, a roof over their head and still find time to spend time with her kids.

Tawnya took those hard learned skills and in 2003 founded VAnetworking, the largest and most prolific Virtual Assistant Social Network online today. With thousands of members worldwide VAnetworking.com is the place to find the latest information about the VA Industry, and locate the fastest growing opportunities for VAs looking to put their business on the fast track to success. Tawnya has become the go to person for Virtual Assistants wanting to share, learn more, and grow their businesses. More recently Tawnya has decided to take her knowledge of the Virtual Assistant industry together with her skills as a Certified Internet Marketing Business Strategist to educate business owners on how to outsource their business needs to a Virtual Assistant.

”Virtual Assistants today can do so much more than just basic administrative tasks, their skill sets now run the entire gambit of abilities from basic secretarial work to full on accounting, web management, and strategic planning” With her member site VAinsider Club, Tawnya has also created a built in resource of talent for those entrepreneurs looking for the skilled personnel they need to help lessen the load of business ownership, freeing themselves up to re-concentrate on the expansion of their business’ or get that free time that they so well deserve.

Tawnya uses her Internet Marketing skills to help business entrepreneurs turn clicks into cash. She is a VA Expert, coaching new and veteran Virtual Assistants on how to make money with their business online. Hundreds of VAs have utilized her Virtual Assistant Startup System to get their businesses up and running quickly and easily. Tawnya started the VA Virtuoso Seminars so Virtual Assistants could access top notch advice and support from Tawnya and her exclusive worldwide network of business experts.

Visiti Tawnya’s website at: www.vanetworking.com

Konrad Zukowski: The inventor of the Kaotica Eyeball

Our special guest is Konrad Zukowski, the inventor of the Kaotica Eyeball, a groundbreaking invention that allows everyone to have studio quality in a beautifully designed mobile acoustic solution. It’s the evolution of vocal recording. Traditionally, you’d rig up foam on the walls or soundproof the room with blankets. Whether you rent or own, you don’t necessarily want to be putting holes in the walls. Even if you are committed to foaming everything up, it may not enhance the acoustics, unless you’re an acoustician. Kaotica firmly believes that you shouldn’t have to think about the room you’re recording in. Instead, you should concentrate on your performance.

Visit their website at www.kaoticaeyeball.com

Demanding Liberty: An untold story of American religious freedom

Our special guest is Dr. Brandon J. O’Brien, author of the book Demanding Liberty: An Untold Story of American Religious Freedom. Religious liberty is one of the most contentious political issues of our time. How should people of faith engage with the public square in a pluralist era? Some citizens hope to reclaim a more Christian vision of national identity, while others resist any religious presence at all. This dispute is not new, and it goes back to the founding era of American history. As the country was being formed, some envisioned a Christian nation where laws would require worship attendance and Sabbath observance. Others advocated for a thoroughly secular society where faith would have no place in public life. But neither extreme won the day, thanks to the unsung efforts of a Connecticut pastor who forged a middle way.

Historian Brandon O’Brien unveils an untold story of how religious liberty came to be. Between the Scylla and Charybdis of theocracy and secularism, Baptist pastor Isaac Backus contended for a third way. He worked to secure religious liberty and freedom of conscience for all Americans, not just for one particular denomination or religious tradition. Backus’s ideas give us insight into how people of faith navigate political debates and work for the common good. Backus lived in an age of both religious revival and growing secularism, competing forces much like those at work today. The past speaks into the present as we continue to demand liberty and justice for all.

Brandon J. O’Brien (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is director of content and distribution for Redeemer City to City in Manhattan. He is coauthor, with E. Randolph Richards, of Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes and Paul Behaving Badly, as well as the author of The Strategically Small Church.

Visit his website at: www.brandonjobrien.com

James R. Alburger: The Art of Voice Acting

Eleven-time Emmy award winner, James R. Alburger has been actively involved in audio for more than 30 years. He has worked in virtually all areas of audio production and sound recording, including: radio, location sound, recording studios, sound reinforcement, film sound design, and television. His experience on stage and behind the scenes in theater and television has contributed to James becoming a skilled director and acting coach. With a strong background as a both a performer and voice actor, James is one of those rare individuals who truly understands what “works” on both sides of the microphone and camera.

He is also an expert music editor and author of several books, among them: Get Your Act Together – Producing An Effective Magic Act To Music!; The Art Of VoiceActing – The Craft And Business of Performing For Voiceover; and The Voice Actor’s Guide to Professional Home Recording (Ebook). For 25 years, James was a Director and Audio Supervisor for the NBC television station in San Diego, and was responsible for the sound design of major projects for the station, as well as audio production for their on-air promotion. James also teaches a variety of workshops on voice acting for radio commercials and corporate narration projects, and as professional speakers and performance coaches teaching voice and acting techniques for effective business communication. In addition to their voiceover work and coaching schedule, James and Penny are also executive producers of the only convention dedicated to voiceover talent.

Visit his website: www.voiceacting.com