October 21st, 2010 by Sue L Canfield
Joel and I want to reconnect with all the great virtual assistants who have shown interest in what we are doing with Chief Virtual Officer - training, coaching and mentoring new and aspiring virtual assistants.
We are now traveling virtual workers and are teaching others how to be successful virtual workers as well. You can read more about our travels at our Canfield of Dreams website.
As we've traveled, we've realized that connecting with virtual assistants in person is most effective in building trusting relationships. When we're in your area, we hope we can meet you in person. We also realize that cost is always an issue. Therefore, we've made it possible for you to donate any amount you can afford.
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Time: 1:30 pm EST / 10:30 am PST
Call #: Via Skype: connect with 'joeldcanfield' on Skype. You can set up a Skype account for free.
Purpose of call: Bring your greatest business challenge and brainstorm. We will give specific ideas to help you overcome your challenge. We'll also tell you what's new with Chief Virtual Officer.
Joel and I are very excited to talk with you all and hear what's going on in your business. Please feel free to invite any other virtual assistants you think would be interested in chatting for a bit.
Thank you all!
Register Here: http://cvomentoringcall20101026.eventbrite.com/
July 20th, 2009 by Joel D Canfield
I'm testing the Pamela Call Recording tool for my new Skype account. Problem is, I get an error every time I try to start it. The error says, more or less, this:
Unable to initialize Skype connection library, or Skype is not running
I found an answer at the Skype fora (isn't that the plural of 'forum' ? No? Oh; okay) but it had errors in it. I posted my comments, which you can read right here if you log in with your Skype account: http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=352421&st=0&p=1756661&#entry1756661
The short version is, if you're comfortable with this arcane command, it should fix it:
regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Skype\Skype4COM.dll"
October 8th, 2008 by Sue L Canfield
We use technology to automate and be more effective. Now, even the smallest business can use technology to gather people online in a web meeting. More and more businesses are using this technology as gas prices have increased. Your effectiveness and efficiency can be improved using web collaboration tools.
There are several ways to use webinar or webcast technology. You can create a sales presentation and invite someone who calls in to join you online while you walk them through the archived presentation. You can hold a discussion about challenges faced in your industry with several panel members. This can be a meaningful discussion that you host without being a sales pitch. Create a teleseminar and invite clients and prospects to attend by phone. You can also interview an expert this way and have guests get questions answered. These webcasts can be recorded and archived on your website. You can also turn them into an audio CD and use them in your marketing.
There are several online tools you can use:
GoToMeeting/Webinar - For $99/mo unlimited meetings with up to 16 people and unlimited webinars with up to 1000 - comes with audio telebridge as part of the package.
FreeConferenceCalls - Free conference calls and webinar capabilities.
Have you used any of these tools? Share your opinion of them with us.