Friday, May 19, 2006

New Workbook accompanies VA The Series book

Great News!!

After much hard work we're proud to announce the completion of the NEW Workbook which will accompany Virtual Assistant the Series, Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA! This Workbook takes you step by step through the book and having you set up your business along the way.

It's perfect for not only those starting their virtual assistant businesses, but also those seasoned VAs who want to take their business to the next level.

Purchase it separately or along with the book! Order your copy today!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Virtual Assistants Day May 19th

For Immediate Release

Contact: Diana Ennen
(954) 971-4025

The Virtual Assistant – Revolutionizing The Way Businesses Work

Margate, FL – May 2006: Have you heard about the new “kid on the block?” The one that is empowering businesses to do better, and revolutionizing the way work is being done today. Well, fasten your seatbelt and meet--The Virtual Assistant - The business support and Internet technology gurus that are quickly becoming the answer to many entrepreneurs and small business owners’ needs.
For years businesses have complained of needing more help in the office to meet the ever-increasing demands of running a business. They needed more time to devote to marketing and product development without the expense of hiring another employee. Now, with the help of a qualified Virtual Assistant, they are able to do this and much more.

So what is a Virtual Assistant? Virtual Assistants (VAs) are highly skilled professionals who take the time to excel in their given area of expertise. They provide extensive marketing solutions, creative and innovative advertising campaigns, administrative support, proofing and editing capabilities, and other specialized services for entrepreneurs, small businesses, authors, and others who want to bring their business to a new level, or market their books for greater results. VAs work globally, taking full advantage of all the connections of the online networks.

Diana Ennen, co-author of Virtual Assistant-The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA ( states, “The future has arrived, and with it a growing partnership that’s sure to last – The Virtual Assistant and Client Partnership.” Ennen and co-author Kelly Poelker of Another 8 Hours have just completed the Virtual Assistant-The Series: Workbook Edition that accompanies the main manual and are pleased to already be selling these at many colleges throughout the United States and Canada in addition to virtual assistants eager to start a business.

As Industry Leaders, Ennen and Poelker are proud to see that on Friday, May 19, 2006, Virtual Assistants will finally get the respect they deserve. That’s the day that the OIVAC assembly will salute the global VA industry during the International Virtual Assistants Day celebration. They will honor industry leaders and recognize VAs who have worked hard to bring our Industry to the forefront.

To learn more about what a Virtual Assistant can do for you or if you’d like to become a Virtual Assistant, stop by our site at


Fiction Books - What Makes a Good One

In fiction, the writer’s job is to entertain, to draw an emotional response from the reader. The reader is often looking for suspense, action, and to go on a journey they have not been on before, one they will not easily forget. Readers want to get drawn into and experience the story for themselves. They want characters they can relate to and form a personal connection with. But most importantly, they want a good book. One that leaves them anxiously awaiting each turn of the page.

Here are three crucial elements of a good fiction book:

Well-developed characters: The characters in the book must be well developed and believable. The characters should remind you of your teacher, your lawyer, your doctor, or maybe even your best friend. Even though they are fictional, they come alive for us in the story.
Action: A good fiction book needs to be filled with action. The good guys are after the bad guys, the doctor needs to find a cure. From the beginning to the end, the reader can’t bear to stop reading because the action just keeps coming.

Great Plot: The writer keeps the reader guessing right to the end by using surprising, realistic plot twists. Just when we think we know “who done it” – bam – a new twist creeps up and a story involves more. As we near the end we wonder if there is time to solve it? Will it have a happy ending? Most readers long for a good ending to their story as they grow fond of the characters in the book and want to see the best happen to them.

For those looking for a good fiction book to read, one that stands out is the fiction thriller, Sledgehammer, by Paulo J. Reyes, M.D ( This book has a well-developed story that takes place in an ER in Los Angeles. The author, an ER Doctor himself, depicts the ER setting perfectly as patients appear and seek treatment and case after case of medical drama unfolds. The story takes you hour by hour through life in this ER until the unthinkable happens and one of the patients appears with smallpox symptoms. What happens next is fiction at its finest and leaves you eagerly asking, “Could it happen today?”

Writers write about what they know. They can bring the sounds, colors, and images of their world to life in their story. Fiction is where writers get the opportunity to bring you into that world and keep you there until, “the end.”

Diana Ennen is the Publisher of the fiction book, Sledgehammer, and Article is free to be reprinted as long as bio remains intact.