Archive for the ‘Tip of the Day’ Category

Forward Other Email Accounts to Gmail? Use This Lab!

Posted on April 11th, 2012 by Kris  |  Comments Off

I, as do many of my clients, have several different email addresses, but forward all of those emails to one Gmail account. Unfortunately, the fine folks at Gmail can sometimes take their sweet time checking for emails sent to those forwarded addresses. In some instances, Gmail has taken over an hour to check these accounts.
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Getting the Most Out of Facebook Pages

Posted on September 14th, 2011 by Kris  |  4 Comments »

*Note: I am going to use the word “brand” to mean your Facebook page (that thing on Facebook you set up for your organization) to help differentiate it from your personal Facebook profile (that thing on Facebook you use to play Farmville and wish your friends “happy birthday”). If you think the word “brand” is [...]

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My Top 5 Gmail Related Tips

Posted on June 9th, 2011 by Kris  |  1 Comment »

As most of my readers know, I love me some Google and especially Gmail. So here are the 5 tips I use most often:
1. If you’re like me, you have more than one Gmail account, but now Google will not let you open more than one at a time. Or so they think! If you [...]

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Don’t Protect Your Tweets

Posted on April 1st, 2011 by Kris  |  1 Comment »

I have had two separate conversations about protecting tweets with two separate people this past week. And since my blogging schedule has been sporadic at best, I figured I would use what I could.
First off, I will tell you what I told them – I don’t think people who protect their tweets really get what Twitter [...]

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Quick Tip for Live Blogging

Posted on March 28th, 2011 by Kris  |  3 Comments »

Hopefully you already have some sort of tagging or category system set up for your blog posts. I won’t get into the subtle differences between tags and categories here, but you should be using one or the other or both to keep your posts organized and be able to easily link to a specific topic.
If [...]

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Tips for Proofreading

Posted on February 4th, 2011 by Kris  |  1 Comment »

In my rant on the lack of proofreading in today’s world, I promised to offer some tips on how to proofread. So here a just few ways to proof your blog posts, emails or articles. Oh, and it’s raining outside, I have been very busy and I am now a little punchy so my tips [...]

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7 Ways to Clean Out Your Email’s Inbox

Posted on November 12th, 2010 by Kris  |  1 Comment »

If there is one thing I can’t stand, it’s a cluttered inbox. If I have more than 15 or so emails in it, I start to break out in a cold sweat and see that little black and white swirly thing movies like Vertigo use to show dizziness. It’s not just an OCD thing either. [...]

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Tip of the Day: Add Subject Line and More to Your Email Links

Posted on September 24th, 2010 by Kris  |  1 Comment »

Yes, yes I know you are eagerly awaiting my Picks of the Week, but  I came across this little gem and had to share!
You know “Email Me” links, right? The links that open with a new email message in your default email program when you click on them? Well, if you don’t know what I’m [...]

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Email: 3 Ways to Make a Better First Impression

Posted on July 14th, 2010 by Kris  |  1 Comment »

This weekend I was creating an Excel spreadsheet to make a registration list for a client. Nothing fancy. I just had to pull the names and email addresses from her inbox. But, in going through these emails, I found some seemed more polished – more professional – than others.
More times than not, an email is [...]

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