Your Business Quick Tip Newsletter
Vol 20 No #203 – 28th September 2021
- Fabulous Outlook Tip – Quick Step
- Brand New Bespoke Personalised Training – Online
- Multiply Your Gmail Email Addresses
- Have an iPhone? Two Email Changes with iOS 15 Update
- Home Upcycling Hack
Apologies. The last newsletter was almost two months ago.
To be honest, I have found the Auckland lockdown to be exceedingly disheartening. I lost the inspiration to write.
However the sun is shining as I write this, I’ve made (and eaten) enough sourdough to put on a couple of kilos and hopefully we are soon at the end of Level Three. Without further ado – here’s the latest Quick Tips for you.
1. Fabulous Outlook Tip – Quick Step
You have repetitive actions – such as:
- Regular emails to the same person or group.
- Forwarding emails regularly on to the same person or group
- Replying to an email and moving the original to a folder (or deleting)
- Creating a Task from an email
This list could go on and on. You can do these actions over and over. OR!!!!
Use Quick Steps. A feature not many use. You’ll find it smack in the middle of the Outlook Home ribbon.
Here’s a video I made a few years ago – still 100% valid, nothing has changed.
Watch it now! One minute, 11 seconds
2. Brand New Bespoke Personalised Training – Online
Would you like to learn how to:
- Use any of the Microsoft or Google Office products more effectively?
- Improve your online presence?
- Improve communication?
- Produce your own profitable newsletter?
- Understand technology change and hacking?
- I will work with you to create a learning experience customised to your problems, software use, knowledge and learning objectives; outcomes desired.
3. Multiply Your Gmail Email Addresses
Thanks to Terry from Omniware Systems for this reminder.
Did you know that you can make any number of additional Gmail email addresses that come into your main account?
You simply add a + after your name and before gmail.com.
For example, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s say I wanted to sign up for a newsletter or register for something – but didn’t want to use my real address (worried about spam; to ensure fake emails received are recognised – etc). I would subscribe with email@example.com.
All these will be delivered to your Gmail account.
4. Have an iPhone? Two Email Changes with iOS 15 Update
- Mail Privacy Protection: Ecommerce, social media sites and newsletters often embed a so-called “tracking pixel” in marketing messages. This pixel allows senders to monitor information such as what other apps you use, how long you spend reading through email, and other personal information. Mail Privacy Protection blocks these pixels and obfuscates obscures your email behaviour. To enable go to Settings xtagendz Mail > Privacy Protection
- Hide My Email: You can generate new and random email addresses for social media and ecommerce sites. If you purchase something from a new website, the Hide My Email feature will mask your identity to the sender, but still allow you to get every important message. For a guide on how to enable Hide my Email, go here.
5. Home Upcycling Hack
It’s spring – gardening time. If you drink coffee or eat bananas – don’t throw out the grounds or skins. Use them for fertiliser.
Banana skins contain phosphorus and potassium – promoting flowering and fruit/vegetable production. Soak banana skins for a few days and use the soaking water as liquid fertiliser. Or dry them (until crispy) then grind them up and use as topical fertiliser. Coffee grounds have nitrogen and promote leaf growth. Sprinkle some on the soil – not too much in one place.
You can find heaps of gardening hacks on the internet – or here is a 3 minute video (on Facebook) with several different ideas (warning – the guy is annoying but the tips are great).
Do you use Instagram for marketing (or fun)? Do you Instagram videos (called reels)? If you’d like to learn more – here are 10 beginner tips for Instagram reels.