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    The first virtual assistant within South Africa to be VA certified 2009

    VA Certification

    The first virtual assistant in South Africa to be Awarded a VAaccolade October 2008

    The first virtual assistant in South Africa as a Nominee for the 2010 Thomas Leonard International VA of Distinction Award (OIVAC)

    OIVAC Nominee Award

    OIVAC Steering Committee Member 2010 to present day

    OIVAC Steer Comm

    Afrivan VAimpact Achievement Award 2010

    Afrivan Achievement Award

     VA Certification
    Headline:  Local Virtual Assistant Receives International Recognition from Industry Leaders Worldwide
    Summary:  Alison Fourie qualifies for worldwide Virtual Assistant certification at VAcertifed.co
    Author:  Alison Fourie
    Email:  amftyping@mweb.co.za
    Website:  http://www.amftyping.co.za

    Keywords:  worldwide virtual assistant certification program, VA leaders, virtual assistant, virtual assistance, specialty VA, niche Virtual Assistants, WAHM, work at home moms, business startup, virtual business, online business, work from home

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Contact:  Alison Fourie

    13 November 2009                                                        Tel: +27011768 5028

    Fax:  +27 086 514 8475

    E-mail: amftyping@mweb.co.za

    Local Virtual Assistant Receives International Recognition from Industry Leaders Worldwide

    South Africa – Alison Fourie, owner of AMF Typing Services cc announced today that she has qualified for the new worldwide Virtual Assistant Certification from VAcertified.com.

    VAcertified.com is the new standard for Virtual Assistant Certification which clients worldwide can use to benchmark the services they are looking for in a Virtual Assistant (VA). The first internationally recognized VA certification, VAcertified.com offers a carefully calibrated and unbiased assessment of a VA’s skills, education, professional experience and industry contributions to gain business owners’ confidence in the skills of certified VAs.

    To qualify for the certification, Alison was evaluated by 13 industry leaders and specialists from the four corners of the world on a broad spectrum of personal and professional traits pertaining to her expertise and professional ethic.

    Alison is one of thousands of Virtual Assistants (VAs), business owners who work from their own offices providing professional support , services and skills to their clients via phone, fax and Internet-based technology. Partnering with a VA reduces stress, protects cash flow, eliminates administrative hassles and enables business people to find the success they originally set out to achieve.

    As more and more businesses look toward affordable, online solutions to sustain and grow their bottom line in a tough economy, Virtual Assistants are enjoying increased demand for their services. For business owners and managers who may have considered outsourcing support tasks to a VA in the past but could not justify the understandable risk of hiring an unknown, VA certification provides an assurance that the VA in question has the skills and experience needed.

    Alison specializes in typing and assisting new VA entering the industry and is a home-based administrative professional providing various online services to her clients. She started her Virtual Assistance career in 2001 to be able to assist clients with office administration and typing and to assist newbie Virtual Assistants entering the industry and to spread the word about the industry around South Africa.

    My certification is important to me as I feel I have the experience, skill to be able to assist clients worldwide. I feel I can make a difference to new Vas coming into the industry by showing them how to get to the position that I am in now, I believe in sharing my experience with others to assist them so they want make the mistakes I made coming into the industry.

    For more information about AMF Typing Service cc visit http://www.amftyping.co.za.

    The VAcertified.com seal of approval tells prospective clients that a global panel of experts has thoroughly reviewed a Virtual Assistant’s skills, experience and professional ethic. To learn more about becoming a certified Virtual Assistant or to discover the benefits of hiring a certified Virtual Assistant, visit http://www.VAcertified.com

    About AMF Typing Services cc.

    Launched in 2001, AMF Typing Services cc specializes in typing and office administration. Visit the website at http://www.amftyping.co.za.

    About VAcertified

    VAcertified.com is the go-to resource for Virtual Assistants who want credible, unbiased and international recognition for their skills, education, professional experience and industry contributions. Devoted to creating and growing a certification program that embraces diversity, VAcertified.com strives to enhance and evolve professional relationships between VA and client. Follow ( @ ) VAcertified on Twitter for up to date information about this worldwide certification for Virtual Assistants.

    For more information contact:

    Tawnya Sutherland Founder, VAcertified.com

    Toll Free: 866-943-6665 info ( @ ) vacertified dot com Follow ( @ ) VAcertified on Twitter

    Awards received during my career at Liberty Life:

    November 1996 – While working at Liberty Life Group I received a very prestigious award for providing Quality Customer Services in November 1996.

    Won numerous Quality Customer Services Awards (Individual and Team) for various quality secretarial tasks.

    Myself and a co-worker won the ‘In Pursuit of Excellence’ award, for 1999 in February 2000.  The award is presented annually to an organization that demonstrates quality and support for secretaries, admin/executive assistants and related office professionals. This award was presented by the PSASA (Professional Secretarial Association of South Africa).

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