At a business women’s lunch yesterday both key speakers opened with the comment “it is important to know your customers’ needs and wants” and have an elevator pitch that speaks the same language. After the presentation someone asked me “What do you do?”. Now, I’m in a reflective period at the moment, so my answer to the question was not as polished as my usual 10 second … [Read more...] about What do you do? What’s your elevator pitch?
Short cut keys can sometimes save you a second (or two) when you are navigating around MS‑Word. Here are five of my favourite short cut keys for formatting a document. Trying to make some text stand out? After selecting your text, try pressing [Ctrl + Shift + K] to give you small caps text. [Ctrl + Z] will undo this if you don’t like it). [Shift + Enter] will create a … [Read more...] about Word Formatting shortcut keys
Clearing your browsing history isn’t just a way to hide whatever websites you’ve been looking at, but deleting temporary files and your history will clear space and help ensure your computer is running fast. If you’ve experienced problems on certain websites it will also clear “cached” pages. Cached pages are computer speak for pages where your computer holds the memory of the … [Read more...] about Clean out your browsing history
If you run a business that requires meeting with clients or groups of people, you will know how tricky it can be to manage and organise times that suit everyone. Don’t spend endless hours emailing, texting or phoning back and forth with everyone to try to coordinate – there are some tools that will help. Allowing clients to book time with you directly is a great option … [Read more...] about Tips for efficient meeting scheduling
Sometimes in the interests of marketing ourselves or our business, we get caught up in connecting with as many people as possible. Once someone is on our contact list it can be easy to keep sending emails, SMS, or IM to try to get them on board as clients. But you do need to think about what permission you got from them to contact them in the first place, and there are also … [Read more...] about Don’t SPAM me!