How to UNSEND a Message in Gmail (video shows you how)

My 2-Minute rule in Outlook defers delivery of a message so I have plenty of time to get it from the Outbox, make a change, and resend.

Google recently made it possible for the masses to UNSEND a message in Gmail, and I recorded this quick video to show you how.

Outlook is my preferred email client, and I organize and manage my life with it. For training, call me. I conduct workshops, conference seminars, Webinars, and individual SKYPE sessions. I also have some pre-recorded lessons here.




How to Type International Characters in Microsoft Office (with video)

In Microsoft Office, you can quickly type international characters one by one, or set up AutoCorrect to do it automatically. And when you set this up in Word, for example, it’ll work across the other software.

This video only shows you how to type the alpha e with an accent. Once you’re clear on how to do it, use this list of keyboard shortcuts from Microsoft for a lot more.

In addition to the tips in the video and this list, you can also insert international characters using symbols. In Word, click the Insert menu, Symbol, More Symbols. But I like quick and easy…set it and forget it.





Register Your Domain and Host Your Site in One Place to Simplify Your Life

Having recently come to my senses, I dropped two hosting companies and moved all my Websites to one (you can host multiple sites under one package by adding them as add-on domains). I also transferred domain registrations to that same company.

The Way It Was

I had registered two domains with GoDaddy, one with Network Solutions, and the others with BlueHost. I was using three different Web hosts (Network Solutions, LunarPages, and BlueHost) because I didn’t want all my sites with one company in case something would happen to one of them, I’d have something else going on with another one. That was crazy, especially since I have all the sites automatically backing up to DropBox (I don’t think I had that when I started out so maybe that’s why I set them up separately).

What I Changed

I just went through a multi-step process to change my domain registrars and Web hosts. What a process! You have to get authorization codes from the current domain registrar to move, verify and reverify. Then make changes with the hosting. I won’t bore you with the details, but take my advice and register your domain and also host your sites with the same company.

The Results

Now that I’ve simplified my life, saved some time, and cut my costs, I feel much more organized with the whole mess.

I’m going BlueHost all the way and feel so much more organized. Their customer service is just better than any other company I’ve tried, and I’ve had no problems with the sites I was hosting there.


BlueHost. Web hosting and domain registration.

Dropbox. My online vault for automatically backing up/synching my files.

WordPress Backup to Dropbox plugin. Set it and forget it.




iPad/iPhone – Take Photos/Videos from the Lock Screen


Customized iPad training with Peggy Duncan, personal productivity expertYou’ve probably set a password to access your iPhone or iPad (Settings/Passcode), and also have Auto-Lock set to kick in after so many minutes of non-use (Settings/General/Auto-Lock). This can be inconvenient when you have someone using your device to take photos (or record videos) of you while you’re speaking.

Instead of turning off Auto-Lock, do this. From the Lock screen (not the Home screen), look in the lower-right corner. You’ll see an almost transparent icon of the Camera app. Put a finger on it and flick up (not slide) to access the camera and video functions. They will not be able to access your other photos.


Customized iPad training with Peggy Duncan Personal Productivity Expert conference speaker