Debbie Mayo Smith, International Motivational Speaker
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Your Business Quick Tip Alert from Debbie Mayo-Smith
Vol 16 No#136 04 July 2017


1. Personal Quick Tip
Use a skirt hanger (with a clip on either side) to hang a thin cook book or printed recipe book hangerrecipe up cooking.

Use a spring from an old pen to wrap around the end of your phone charging cable to keep it from bending and breaking


2. Webinar: How To Get A Top Google Ranking And Much More Business With A Google My Business Listing

10 July 2017 (Monday) 1.00pm – 1.30pm NZST; 11:00-11:30 am AEST
A Google My Business account is important for every single small business.  It gives you free exposure online where it counts – in Google search results and in Google Maps. It helps you get found; connect with your customers and promote your business.

Even better, I’ve just learnt an incredibly exciting Google My Business innovation that isn’t getting mainstream media attention. It’s way too important to ignore for any small business. Don't miss this webinar - live on Monday the 10th July or available recorded thereafter. Register Now as attendance is limited.

Topics covered will include:

  1. What is Google My Business and why is it so very important
  2. How to register and set up your business page (if not already)
  3. Beyond filling in your business details. Important must do’s for keywords, images and ideas
  4. Getting reviews to boost your ratings
  5. Posting specials, invitations, events, subscriptions, buy now’s
  6. How to update your Google Business listing on your phone

After this webinar you will be able to:

  1. Get a higher Google ranking on search and maps
  2. Post specials and updates about your business – which show in search results
  3. Increase sales and branding from increased exposure

Register Now

More information about the webinar


3. Smartphone Tip
Take a photo of a business card handed to you - in case you lose it. Even better, get a business card reading app. I use Cam Card because you can categorise the contacts added AND you can export a list of the business card details from your phone in an Excel Spreadsheet.


4. Last Call - Excel: Fabulous Time Saving Tricks and Tips Webinar

6 July; Thursday 1:00 PM NZ Standard Time; 11:00 AM Australian Eastern ST. Available as a recording thereafter.

Here are more details on the website

Go straight to the registration page


5. SMB - Let Customers Know When You’re Away

Out of office reply
If you run your own business, or you’re one of a few staff, how will customers know when you’re away or unavailable?

Large companies have servers that automatically answer incoming emails with an out of office message for staff on leave. You can solve this problem if you don’t have such a server.

• Gmail > Settings (scroll to the bottom) Out of Office AutoReply
• If your computer will be receiving emails while you’re away, create a rule to respond to incoming emails with a template you create.
Have the rule set only for incoming emails when your name is in the To field.
• Alternatively create a rule on your ISP webmail account that sends the automatic reply to incoming emails.

This is one of the tips from my 101 Quick Tips Create A Great Customer Experience Ebook


6. Health & Wellbeing Tip - Must Have App

If you're trying to diet or just track your exercises, why not try My Fitness Pal? I LOVE LOVE LOVE this app. It syncs steps with my Galaxy Note, keeps track of the calories and nutrition you enter. If a food isn't in it's enormously extensive database - you simply snap the foods barcode with your phone and enter it yourself. Track your goals, weight loss, water consumption and more on your phone or computer. Even better the free version is loaded with utility, meaning it's not necessary to get the paid version.

I find the only way to keep myself on the dieting straight and narrow is to document it.


Don't forget our small group customised in-house training option or brand new - private company webinars. Call 64 27 575 5359 or email me for a quote debbie@debbiespeaks.com

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