NORWALK, Conn. -- CEO Michelle Anastasio-Festi will teach a course called "Become A Virtual Assistant (A Global Career Path)," at Norwalk Community College on Thursdays from June 2 to July 28.
The class is part of the college’s Continuing Education Business series, and meets on consecutive Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m., for nine weeks. The cost is $349.
The nine-week session will cover an array of material including: the varied responsibilities of a Virtual Assistant, setting up a VA business, obtaining the necessary skills to become a VA and promoting a VA business — both online and offline.
Students will come away with a toolkit of information and resources regarding a career in this growing global industry.
Anastasio-Festi's career began at the advertising agency, Poser Publicity, in New York, where she was both a media specialist and account executive with clients including Estée Lauder and Visa. Anastasio-Festi continued this path at Media Space Solutions in Norwalk as senior media planner.
She also worked in a consulting capacity for the New York City and Connecticut firms, Team GAT (German American Technologies) and G.E. Pharma.
Anastasio-Festi launched her own firm, CT Virtual Assistance, in December 2011.
It is now undergoing a rebranding initiative to reflect its expanded array of services. The company will continue to provide custom, virtual support encompassing marketing, public relations, research, and project management, but soon will be comprised of two divisions -- wwwYourProjectGenie.com (website section coming soon) and www.YourResearchGenie.com.
The project segment of the business will span marketing, operations, administration, social media set up and booking virtual tours/speaking engagements, while the research end will concentrate on just that -- outsourced, focused media and customer development research, that can be both costly and time consuming when done in-house.
The firm’s client base will remain authors, public speakers, business coaches and startup firms.
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