Your Business Quick Tip Newsletter
Vol 19 No #185 – 22nd July 2020
- Webinar: Online Newsletters
- Formatting Emails on Phones
- MS Word Mastery
- 8 Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts
- Cauliflower Tricks
1. Webinar: Online Newsletters: Grow. Convert. Keep Clients
Why Consider Registering For This?
A Foundation Business Decision
I made in 2001 has enabled our company to keep communication flowing with over 20,000 clients, contacts, prospects and interested people for the past 19 years.
The newsletter has been (apart from referrals) the primary source of business growth. It has:
- Brought in heaps of new business
- Converted prospects into clients
- Spurred referrals
- Enhanced and maintained existing relationships
- Added value.
- Enabled target marketing
Regular communications are now more than ever vital with so many businesses in stasis for at least one or two more years, it will ensure your business doesn’t fall completely out of sight and out of mind.
Benefits Far Outweigh the Effort
Writing and sending a regular online newsletter is an easy and inexpensive activity if you do it yourself. Especially if business people are your primary target market. They often don’t have time for schmoozing social media – but you know they’ll always read their emails. Plus you can post your newsletter to social media – or even break it into pieces and use it for posts.
Only 2 out of 1000 businesses have a regular email communication with their clients, prospects, business referrers and other interested parties.
This is why I’ve decided to run a how-to webinar. Only a well done, interesting newsletter will get results for you.
What: How to Write, Send, Manage the Perfect Newsletter
When: 18 August 2020. NZST 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Investment: $45 per person; Register 2 and get 1 complimentary registration. $175 for small groups to 10.
Email Debbie for special large group rates
You’ll learn: Strategy. Planning. Content. Distribution. Response Management. From one of the longest standing and experienced small business newsletter creators in Australasia.
2. Formatting Emails on Phones
Gmail – Android and iPhone
If you long-press any open space whilst writing / replying to an email, a menu opens that includes a “Format” option.
You’ll now have different formatting options such as bold, font colour, fill. If you don’t like what you did, there is even an icon to tap (it’s an italic T with a forward slash) that clears all existing text formatting with a single tap.
Outlook – Android and Iphone
When you start or reply to an email, there is a little pen icon with a small A next to it in the email window. Click on this to bring up the formatting menu.
3. MS Word Mastery
How did you like the last issues tip on how to easily have landscape and portrait pages in the same document? Click here for the last Newsletter
Here’s another gem. But first want to know a secret? As Word formatting is one of the top frustrations for most, I am currently working on a 30ish week bite sized online MS Word Mastery learning program. Each tip and how-to 100% useful for the beginner, intermediate and even advanced user of Word. These tips will save you hours and hours and hours of your time.
Email for private or group training.
Now for the tip. Forget about Tabbing
If you’ve been tab, tab, tab, tabbing all these years to line up columns of information. Well, why? With the pain and frustration of it – you can instead simply insert a table with the rows and columns you need. Now here’s the fabulous thing. You needn’t show borders, so no one will ever know you are using a table to align your content so beautifully.
4. 8 Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts
Chrome features a number of great keyboard shortcuts that can surely make things faster for you. Here are the most useful ones (For Mac users, replace the “Ctrl” key with the “Command” key and “Alt” key with the “Option” key).
- Ctrl+Tab: This keyboard shortcut lets you switch to the next tab on the right. Alternatively move to the tab on the left with Ctrl+Shift+Tab.
- Ctrl+N: Quickly open a new Chrome window with this shortcut.
- Ctrl+Shift+N: Open Incognito mode with this shortcut.
- Ctrl+Shift+T: Accidentally closed a tab? Hit this keyboard shortcut to quickly reopen it. You can also hit the key multiple times to restore multiple tabs.
- Ctrl+Shift+Delete: This keyboard shortcut takes you to the “Clear browsing data” page, where you can clear Chrome’s cookies, cache, history and other data.
- Ctrl+W: You can quickly close a tab with this keyboard shortcut.
- Ctrl+T: This keyboard shortcut lets you open a new tab.
- Ctrl+1-9: You can switch between different tabs: 1 is the first tab and 9 being the last (although it might take you longer to count across to find the right number than to mouse up to the Tab you want 😊)
5. Cauliflower Tricks
I know. I know. This is a business newsletter, so why are you reading a tip on using cauliflower 5 ways?
It’s about appreciating how you can reduce your waste – and I learnt two, no THREE fabulous tips from this video (used for last night’s dinner.) Everyone has to eat right? Have a watch.
Watch Now 3 minutes and 52 seconds. My favourite bits start at 45 seconds and 3:05
P.S. Doesn’t this chef look like Rollo from the Vikings TV series?