Technology Tip: Blogging Hack

Technology Tip: Blogging Hack

Ok so this might be a marketing hint and a tech tip combined! We are all told to blog. That it will help grow our business. But if you’re like most, you’re probably thinking, where do I find the time? This weeks tech tip is a simple hack I use to help me create articles. For many people, typing or writing, can cause writers block, or feels like an overwhelming chore. That’s where this back comes into play: Use the talk to text function on your smart phone. We all have thoughts about our business running through our heads. We all have great ideas, we can easily talk about. So why not talk to your smartphone about it? Open up your favorite note taking app. Instead of typing you will be talking. On the iPhone and Android devices there is a small microphone next to the space bar. Tap that and start talking. It will instantly be converted to text. (As long as you’re connected to the Internet – via wifi or LTE/4G it will work.) Be careful sometimes there are limits on how long you can talk before you have to click the button again. Make sure to look at your phone while talking to make sure it is typing. Once you’ve finished go back through what was typed and add any punctuation, fix any grammatical errors, and correct spelling as needed. Here are a few tips to help you:  Speak slowly and clearly  You can speak in punctuation. Saying “period”at the end of a thought should add in “.”  Don’t get discouraged if the text isn’t exact....
Technology Tip: Turn off the Distractions

Technology Tip: Turn off the Distractions

The distractions of technology.  We were told the computer would make life easier. We were told smartphones would get us organized. We were told a tablet would simplify everything.    But now? Now we have a so many devices at our fingertips that just the mere presence of them can be overwhelming!    How do you stay focused? How do you keep on task with all the pop-ups, beeps, bops, dings, and rings?   Here are 7 tips to staying focused:   1. Put your phone on silent mode.  There are several ways to do this, you can turn the volume all the way down, or you can adjust the settings to silent. The iPhone has a button on the side of the phone that you flip to turn the phone to silent mode. 2. Turn off notifications.  Most computers, tablets, and smartphones have Pop-up notifications. Take a few minutes and turn them off while your working. That could be through a “do not disturb” setting or by going into the program and turning off notifications. If you’re nervous about turning off this could be a good alternate solution, you will still receive text messages and phone calls   3. Turn on airplane mode on your phone or tablet.  This turns off all data transfer on your device. Which means you won’t receive calls, texts, or Internet notifications from social applications. This can help you focus if you are writing or recording using your device.  4. Turn off your phone.  Yes turn it off. Completely off. If you have a big presentation to complete, a few hours with your phone...
The Year of Doing

The Year of Doing

This year I was bound and determined to make some changes in my business and in my life. There are so many things I have always wanted to do, but have never taken the time to do them. Be it out of fear or that I thought I didn’t have time I didn’t do them. This year is different. I decided this is my year of doing. Doing the things I have always wanted to do but have never done. Doing the things that scare me. Doing to experience. This year as of writing this: I have Launched a new website Redesigned my business Launched a webinar Written consistently Started an email newsletter Created numerous videos Recoded several podcasts Launched my first E-Course These are no small feats! And it feels good knowing that I am tackling the things that I have always wanted to tackle. What are you doing this year that is...
DIY Digital #8: LinkedIn As a Traffic Source

DIY Digital #8: LinkedIn As a Traffic Source

LinkedIn As a Traffic Source | DIY Digital Ep 8 Learn more at http://diydigital.info/etm Want to learn how to use LinkedIn to build your email list, get more traffic to your website, increase your professional authority, and more? Then watch this episode of DIY Digital where we discuss the process that David is currently using to do all of the...

Learning something new

The video below is a great example of how we learn, or unlearn, things. In learning a new technology it seems we have to UNLEARN what we have been doing for so long.  If you are frustrated that everyone wants you to jump into using an online calendar, but you are used to your trusty old day planner it is understandable. While the video below isn’t about technology, it is about the reality of unlearning the way you have always done something.    I LOVE the three things he lists of as what he has learned:  Welders are mostly smarter than engineers. Knowledge does not equal understanding. Truth is truth no matter what I think about...