Founder of World’s Largest Virtual Assistance Organization Embarks on North American Speaking Tour founder and Certified Internet Marketing Specialist to make speaking appearances in Charlotte, NC at the 7th Annual IVAA Summit, Toronto, ON at the first annual Forum on Virtual Assistance and ‘virtually’ at the 3rd Annual Online International Virtual Assistance Conference.

Vancouver, Canada, April 25, 2008 --( Virtual Assistant industry leader, Certified Internet Marketing Specialist and founder of, Tawnya Sutherland, is leaving her Vancouver home this week to lend her expertise at speaking engagements at two different ‘in-person’ Virtual Assistance events. The first stop will be at the 7th Annual IVAA Summit, taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina from April 23-26th. There, Sutherland will lead a round table discussion titled Internet Marketing Strategies to Generate Leads for Your Business. Attendees will learn tips and techniques on increasing their website’s visibility as well as how to generate leads and increase online sales.

The following week, at the first annual Forum on Virtual Assistance happening in Toronto, Ontario, from May 2-4, Sutherland will facilitate a session titled Developing Your Online Marketing Plan. Here she will help guide participants into the development and implementation of their own strategic online marketing plans.

Then, at the 3rd annual Online International Virtual Assistants Convention happening in cyberspace from May 15-17, she will share her knowledge in a formal setting again. This time, in a session titled SEO, Let’s Rank About It! Registrants will learn the ins and outs of SEO and how to get their websites higher rankings in the search engines.

“I am so honored to be speaking at all of these Virtual Assistance events,” comments Tawnya, a Certified Internet Marketing Specialist. “When I started out as a VA, there was no such thing as an industry specific conference. Now, here I am, speaking at three within four weeks. The Virtual Assistance industry is alive and strong.”

A longtime volunteer in the Virtual Assistance industry, Sutherland launched VAnetworking in 2003 to help educate, inform and entertain Virtual Assistants across the globe. Since then it has grown into a highly populated online social networking community with almost 10,000 members. If you are considering becoming a Virtual Assistant, now is the perfect time to join VAnetworking – the global meeting place for aspiring and successful VAs. Members have access to more than 86,000 posts, the opportunity to network with thousands of other VAs, expert advice on all topics VA, weekly VA eSeminars, monthly contests, the VAnetworking Newsletter, product and service discounts through Premier Partners, placement on a growing listing of VAs in over 14 countries in the VA Service Directory, and access to the Virtual Assistant Shop where you’ll find the exact business tools and resources needed to help grow your business.

If you could benefit from outsourcing the administrative side of your business, and would like to find out how a VA could help, head over to You can learn more about services offered by Virtual Assistants, and even submit a Request for Proposal.

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