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History of Virtual Assistant

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History of Virtual Assistant

  1. 1. The<br />of the<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. by more than a<br />few years, <br />
  4. 4. by more than a<br />few years, <br />Virtual<br />Assistance <br />
  5. 5. by more than a<br />few years, <br />Virtual<br />Assistance <br />was predated<br />of<br />
  6. 6. by more than a<br />few years, <br />Virtual<br />Assistance <br />was predated<br />of<br />Secretarial<br />Services<br />
  7. 7.
  8. 8. it's estimated<br />that they began<br />
  9. 9. it's estimated<br />that they began<br />Somewhere<br />Between<br />the50s<br />and70s, <br />
  10. 10. it's estimated<br />that they began<br />Somewhere<br />Between<br />the50s<br />and70s, <br />Possibly even<br />earlier.<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Virtual<br />Assistance <br />
  13. 13. Virtual<br />is an<br />Assistance <br />evolution<br />of the<br />
  14. 14. Virtual<br />is an<br />Assistance <br />evolution<br />of the<br />Secretarial<br />service<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. it's important to<br />
  17. 17. it's important to<br />Understand<br />that<br />
  18. 18. it's important to<br />Understand<br />that<br />they are<br />quite different<br />Business<br />models.<br />
  19. 19. Virtual Assistance<br />
  20. 20. Virtual Assistance<br />is about<br />
  21. 21. Virtual Assistance<br />is about<br />providing<br />
  22. 22. Virtual Assistance<br />is about<br />providing<br />ongoing<br />
  23. 23. Virtual Assistance<br />is about<br />providing<br />ongoing<br />Administrative support<br />
  24. 24.
  25. 25.
  26. 26.
  27. 27.
  28. 28. There was just…<br />
  29. 29.
  30. 30. ink<br />
  31. 31. This resulted in shorthand.<br />
  32. 32. Before..<br />
  33. 33. Before..<br />the secretarial position was not even open to women.  <br />
  34. 34. It was only opened to men<br />
  35. 35. It was only opened to men<br />writing for professional<br />and commercial<br />men<br />
  36. 36. NOW,<br />
  37. 37. NOW,<br />Let me<br />
  38. 38. NOW,<br />Let me<br />reveal <br />
  39. 39. NOW,<br />Let me<br />reveal <br />how<br />
  40. 40. NOW,<br />Let me<br />reveal <br />Virtual<br />how<br />Assistance <br />
  41. 41. NOW,<br />Let me<br />reveal <br />Virtual<br />how<br />Assistance <br />started<br />
  42. 42.
  43. 43. 1950s<br />
  44. 44. 1950s<br />Advent of Secretarial Services<br />
  45. 45. 1981<br />
  46. 46. 1981<br />Association of Business Support Services International <br />(ABSSI; formerly known as the National <br />Association of Secretarial Services)<br /> is founded.<br />
  47. 47. 1996<br />
  48. 48. 1996<br />Thomas Leonard <br />he is credited and coined the term <br />"Virtual Assistant"<br />
  49. 49. 1997<br />
  50. 50. 1997<br />Stacy Brice opens AssistU. <br />In February, the first ever article on Virtual Assistance appears in <br />The Secretary featuring Stacy Brice and Lora Davidek.<br />
  51. 51. 1998<br />
  52. 52. 1998<br />Amy Sarai and Julie Hewitt <br />form the Global Association of Virtual Assistants. <br />Site owners Sarai and Hewitt also start VA4U.com as a directory of VAs <br />
  53. 53. 1999<br />
  54. 54. 1999<br />Christine Durst & Michael Haaren<br />establish Staffcentrix.<br />AssistU adds Virtual Assistant certification to its program.<br />Durst and Haaren form the International Virtual Assistant Association.<br />Jacky Workman forms the International Association of Virtual Assistants.<br />
  55. 55. 2000<br />
  56. 56. 2000<br />Janet Jordan <br />opens Virtual Assistance University. <br />Fred and Shirley Gandee<br />form the International Association of Virtual Office Assistants, <br />and A Virtual Solution is established. <br />IVAA begins certifying VAs.<br />
  57. 57. 2001<br />
  58. 58. 2001<br />Virtual Assistant Certification <br />appears on the scene.<br />IVAA separates from StaffCentrix. <br />
  59. 59. 2002<br />
  60. 60. 2002<br />Janice Byer and Elayne Whitfield <br />form the Canadian Virtual Assistant Connection.<br />Michelle Jamison, Carol Ford and Laura Sandham form Canadian Virtual Assistant Networking.<br />Mary-Lou Ashton forms Canada-based Virtual Assistant Training Program.<br />
  61. 61. 2003<br />
  62. 62. 2003<br />Kathy Zengolewicz, Jackie Eastwick and Mary Motz<br />form the Delaware Valley Virtual Assistants Association.<br />Domain ownership is assumed by Nina Feldman who repoints it to her web site.<br />Business support services business owners begin calling themselves Virtual Assistants<br />
  63. 63. 2004<br />
  64. 64. 2004<br />Margaret McKillen<br />forms the Association of Virtual Assistants of Ireland <br />Caroline Nelson forms the Southeastern Virtual Assistant Group.<br />
  65. 65. 2005<br />
  66. 66. 2005<br />Danielle Keister<br />forms Gritty VA, a movement intended to instill standards of excellence <br />in the Virtual Assistant community and promote increased awareness of the Virtual Assistant industry in the mainstream marketplace. <br />
  67. 67. 2006<br />
  68. 68. 2006<br />Scottish Virtual Assistants <br />changes to Society of Virtual Assistants <br />Gritty VA evolves into the Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce, founded by Danielle Keister.<br />
  69. 69. 2010<br />
  70. 70. 2010<br />The Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce <br />is renamed the Virtual Assistant Chamber of Commerce.<br />The VACOC adopts the term Administrative Consultant better convey the specialized focus and expertise of Virtual Assistants.<br />
  71. 71. With the evolutionof<br />
  72. 72. It will bring a <br />and <br />for you..<br />
  73. 73. It <br />you to <br />
  74. 74. And <br />to your <br />
  75. 75. And <br />to your <br />U<br />C<br />e<br />S<br />S<br />C<br />S<br />

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