Newsletter – 02 October 2017

Your Business Quick Tip Alert – Vol 16 No#140 – 12th October 2017

Personal Productivity Tip

Looking for a recipe? No time to schmooze your cookbooks? Might I suggest Pinterest instead of Google Search? This is my go to place for everything from homemade dogfood (yes I do, for our two chihuahuas) to finding chicken with cumin recipes. The reason is your Pinterest search results represent the best of the best (people pinning their favourites), all with images. Try it!

New Webinar: Effective Communication: Powerfully Persuasive People, Proposals, Presentations

When: Tuesday 5th December 11am NZ DST
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Whether talking to a client; manager, staff member; interviewing a potential employee; or just entertaining around the dinner table – you could benefit greatly by knowing these essential secrets for persuasive discussions and selling.

To be more successful in your communications, come learn business changing tips. With hundreds of conferences under her belt, Debbie’s secret to getting the message across goes beyond pushing a button for the next PowerPoint slide. Debbie will share success secrets with you and even better, show you how to do them.


  • Making an emotional as well as an intellectual connection
  • Learn how to write proposals and presentations that convince. That sell!
  • Design secrets for PowerPoint and Word Documents that you can do yourself
  • Create visually superb, modern presentations
  • Communicate your perspective much more effectively

Learn More:

iPhone: How to automatically clean old text messages

  1. Open Settings > Messages.
  2. Scroll down to the section labelled MESSAGE HISTORY.
  3. Tap Keep Messages.
  4. Choose either 30 days or 1 Year. This will delete messages older than one month or one year.

The Secret Gems of Google

Will you help prepare a conference or PD/training session in 2018? Would you be interested in a new, unique and valuable session? Content that every business owner, manager, sales rep, marketer would love to know? It covers how to use the little known free and easy features of Google for a significant competitive advantage.

Outcomes:– improved Sales – Productivity – Communication – Search ranking – Speed of business – Branding – Operating costs – Staff learning and development

How to View Two Docs Side-by-Side for Comparison

When you need to compare two documents on screen, you probably open them in two separate windows. Use this trick instead to “sync” the text of both so that they scroll together—making your checking easier than ever. Word 2007-2016

  1. Open both of the files that you want to compare.
  2. On the View tab, in the Window group, click View Side by Side.
  3. Click View Side by Side
  4. To scroll both documents at the same time, click Synchronous Scrolling Synchronous scroll icon in the Window group on the View tab.
  5. If you don’t see Synchronous Scrolling, click Window on the View tab, and then click Synchronous Scrolling.
  6. To close Side by Side view, click View Side by Side Side by side icon in the Window group on the View tab.

If you don’t see View Side by Side, click Window on the View tab, and then click View Side by Side.

Perfecting Your Elevator Perfect

“So, what do you do?” How many times are you asked that? You know how important it is to devise that perfect wee little elevator pitch, or few word summary of what you do.

For many years, I couldn’t place my finger on the right button (i.e. getting the right words). Answering ‘What do you speak about?’ I’d say something like: ‘I show how to use your everyday business tools better for more time and more income.’‘I talk about using everyday technology better.’

The response has always been bland. Not that ‘ohhhhh, tell me more’ that you are supposed to get (according to the people that teach you how to do these elevator pitches). Yet, the subject matter – email overload, smartphones, software, the Internet is something every single person uses and struggles with.

That is until I blurted out once in an offhand, but business changing remark “I show people how to get more done in less time”.

On this occasion, for the VERY FIRST TIME, I got a new response. The person smiled broadly, their eyes shone with interest and engagement. They said ‘wow, everyone needs that. We sure need you at our company’. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I tried it again with the next person. Their response: ‘Oh my goodness. I need you! Can you come sit with me for a week?’
The perfect pitch?

  • It’s their pain point
  • It’s their benefit, not feature
  • What will they gain
  • It’s not the how or with what

I kept putting the word technology, and business tools in my phrase. The how. I thought it was important. A differentiator. Yet from the results described it clearly was not.

What has your experience been like? Email back with your thoughts- or how you came up with your perfect business description. I’d love to write a follow up to this.

Please help. If you like this newsletter, please tell friends and colleagues about it. It’s so hard to get new subscribers in 2017. A heart felt thank you (Debbie) Subscribe

Where’s Debbie: Email now for a speaking or training quote

2018 Event Location
15-Jun SPANZ Administrative Conference Queenstown
25-Jan Project Management Conference Auckland
2017 Event Location
06-Dec Retirement Villages Auckland
30 Nov Tauranga Chamber Training Tauranga
27-Nov IBANZ Database Marketing New Zealand
22-23 Nov ClubsNZ Managers Conference Mt Maunganui
20-Nov Insurance Brokers Assoc. NZ Webinar New Zealand
09-Nov WasteMinz Conference Hamilton
10-13 Nov Calibre Consulting National Roadshow New Zealand
07-Nov Property Press Client Presentation New Plymouth
03-Nov Kepa 2017 Conference Auckland
25-Oct Horizons Regional Council Admin Training Palmerston North
11-Oct AAPNZ Session Palmerston North

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Debbie Mayo-Smith International Motivational Business Speaker and Author,
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