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Email Marketing and Social Media

February 2, 2017
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Why Email Marketing and Social Media Really Does Works

Did you know that Twitter is nearly 11 years old, Facebook is around 13 years and WordPress about 14 years?  There is a generation out there that have never known life without it.  Still I come across many small businesses that have not embraced any of these social media platforms.  Lack of time, understanding and a resistance to stay exactly where they are appears to be some of the common factors of non-engagement.  Composing and sending e-newsletters is another opportunity missed by many too. The main reason for that I think is lack content.  A lot of people just don’t know what to write.

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Did you know that 73% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase after watching a video?

February 25, 2015
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A powerful subject heading.  Let me say it again – 73% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase after watching a video!

The question is, have you got one on your website? 

Many business owners don’t have a video on their website because the thought of it frightens them to death, they don’t want to be visible or they hate the videos they’ve made.  

Performance Confidence Coach and friend of mine Clare Douglas has put together a wonderful  FREE 10 part video series called ‘Making Videos for the Terrified’. Each video is short (around a couple of minutes each), dynamic and full of golden nuggets. You’d be crazy not to watch them!  

I really believe in sharing great resources, just in case you are wondering why I would promote Clare’s video.  Here’s the link:

 

Making Videos for the Terrified

 

Enjoy! And have fun making your videos!

Can’t find a document? This should help…

February 18, 2015
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Here’s a tip I thought you might find useful when trying to find a Word document on your PC if you’re working in Office 2010.

  • Save your file as usual.
  • Click on the ‘Insert’ tab in your top menu bar (or Ribbon as Microsoft like to call it now).
  • Click on ‘Footer’ in the ‘Header & Footer’ menu and scroll down to ‘Edit Footer’.  The menu bar at the top will switch to ‘Header & Footer’ tools
  • Click on the ‘Insert’ tab again in the top menu.
  • Click on ’Quick Parts’ in the text area of the insert menu (if the Quick Parts icon is not in your insert menu area, you can insert it by going to ‘file’, ‘options’ and ‘customize ribbon’).

Finding a document with Quickparts

  • Click on ‘Field’
  • Scroll down and click on ‘File Name’, choose ‘lowercase’ in the ‘Field Properties area, tick ‘Add path to filename’ in the ‘Field options’ area and click ‘OK’

The ‘path’ will now be at the bottom of your document so when you print, you can easily see where it is saved on your PC/laptop if you need to find it again. Remember to save your document once you’ve done this.

Simplez!

 

 

The ONE Thing that is guaranteed to help you

January 21, 2015
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Tick List

 

I am always trying to find better ways of working which I can pass on to my clients to help them get more out of their day.  There are loads of resources out there in the forms of books and masterclasses, some which are really expensive.  As a small business owner I know that I want to choose wisely when I’m spending my money.  And in my experience, expensive doesn’t necessarily mean great results.  Not one thing works for everyone.

BUT…

I’ve just found a great little resource I think could help you enormously. And it is one thing… quite literally.

After I survived the 2004 tsunami, life considerably changed for me and one of the things that has happened, even 10 years on, is that I try to cram as much as I can into every day, simply because it could be my last.

The point is, I sometimes set myself ridiculous goals and feel frustrated when I don’t achieve them.

This little resource has been a great help.

It’s a book by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan called ‘The ONE Thing’.

It’s an easy read, has short chapters and has already started making life easier for me. If you want fewer distractions and less on your plate (yes please!) but want more productivity, more income and more satisfaction, I believe this could be your starting point.  At £6.29 for a paperback copy, cheaper for Kindle, it won’t break the bank either.  I would recommend this book as one you should read as part of your continuous development plan, and a great kick start to 2015.

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