Your Business Quick Tip Alert from Debbie Mayo-Smith
Vol 17 No#149 – May 1st 2018
- Gmail? Have You Switched on The New Interface?
- Help Free Up More Time
- Three Fabulous Excel Tips
- Quick Hack
- A Healthier, Happier More Productive You Workshop
- Small Steps To Help Reduce Waste
1.Gmail? Have You Switched on The New Interface?
2. Help Free Up More Time
3. Three Fabulous Excel Tips
It doesn’t matter what database software you use to store your information. You can easily import it into Excel to manipulate, clean, de-duplicate and add to it. Then import it back into your normal database home. A few functions you’ll love:
- Text to columns splits first and last names apart
- Concatenate will put last names back together (such as van Buren)
- Proper will change each word to a capital instead of all lower or upper case
4. Quick Hack
5. A Healthier, Happier More Productive You Workshop
Bring this workshop to your office. Staff will love the dual focus of improving office productivity as well as health and wellbeing. Julie Biuso, one of New Zealand’s best known and most respected culinary personalities will educate about healthy and economical eating and cooking as well as entertain with stories of cooking for celebrities, I’ll cover how to get much more done in less time, conquer email as well as communicate better.
6. Small Steps To Help Reduce Waste
Arm yourself with a reusable water bottle, a couple of grocery totes, a few cloth bags and reusable jars and bottles.
The back story. Back in 2013 while trying to find content to deliver while on a South Pacific Cruise, I came across the video Garbage Island: An Ocean Full of Plastic.
It was heartbreaking watching the video. Vast volumes of plastic floating and breaking up in our oceans. There are more compelling videos now; all the more devastating. While we don’t see lots of plastic on our beaches; our backyard, the Pacific is heaving with it.
Currents have gathered plastic (Garbage Patches) close by equal in size to the state of Texas – twice over. Have a closer look at the photo above
Since watching that film, I’ve tried to reduce the amount of disposable plastic our family uses. When I walk the dogs on the beach, I stoop and pick up all the pieces of plastic I see – normally small bits of bottle caps. Why not start too? If we all pitched in and bought less plastic – and reused more, we’d send a message to the industry and help solve the problem we are leaving for our children and grandchildren. Start now and simply with arm yourself with a reusable water bottle, a couple of grocery totes, a few cloth bags and reusable jars and bottles.