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Do you plan events for an assocation of women business owners?  Debbie Sakagawa is a dynamic presenter, equally at home in front of live or virtual audiences.


Her presentations are jam-packed full of useful, actionable tips, along with the rationale for using them.  Your audience will leave with a deeper understanding of the topic and the tools and motivation to jump right into action!

No matter the topic, Debbie will leave you more excited about it - every presentation is a celebration!

Keynote topics

Attraction in Action:  Finding the right clients

Originally created for virtual assistants, this presentation can be customized for any audience of business owners who want to stop wasting time on clients who drain your time and energy.  You will learn, instead, how to shift your business model to attract exactly the type of work you are best suited for and create action steps towards implementation.

Why Ask Why:  How not to be the victim of the unasked question

Also created for virtual assistants but equally essential for any business owner, this presentation will  reveal how and when to ask the right questions so you always maintain control of your business.  Audience members are amazed by what they didn't know about this seemingly simple skill, yet if you're doing this wrong, you will always be a slave to your clients instead of a valued and professional partner.

So You Think You Need a Virtual Assistant

Originally created for professional speakers, this presentation examines the key ways that a virtual assistant can bring your business to the next level.  You will learn how to choose a VA that best suits your style, how to navigate the transition from doing to delegating, and essential tools for seamless virtual collaboration.

What audience members are saying:

"Nice job on the presentation, Debbie.  I got exactly what I needed to make an informed decision.  Well done!"  ~Attendee, National Speakers Association, New York City, 2008

"This was one of the best breakout sessions... I've already used some of the info on prospect calls... Debbie really presented a lot of thought-provoking questions and informaiton that I have already started instituting into my business... I loved the fact that Debbie got us all to interact and think."  ~Various attendees, IVAA Summit, 2009

About Debbie Sakagawa

Debbie is Past President of the International Virtual Assistants Association ( and President/Managing Partner of Outer Office, LLC.  She holds the IVAA EthicsCheck certification and has a BA in Communications cum laude with certifications in technical writing and public relations.  With over 23 years of management and administrative experience, Debbie specializes in effective communication, research and technical writing.


Debbie Tester Sakagawa

Member since 2003

President 2006-2007

Debbie Tester Sakagawa