iPhone Too Hot and Stopped Working. Lost With No GPS.

iphonetoohotMoving around in my new city of Charlotte, I totally depend on GPS. I have zero sense of direction and without it, I’m clueless. Yesterday, I was cruising along but realized something wasn’t right. I’d been riding too long and wasn’t seeing any exit names that I recognized. I glanced at my iPhone and saw this. I had on my sunglasses and couldn’t read the warning. I knew it wasn’t good though so I pulled into a service station, put on my glasses and read the alert.

BAM! My iPhone (and GPS) had stopped working because the car was too warm (I don’t use a lot of AC and had windows up). As it turns out, I was on my way to South Carolina!

Life Lesson: When you don’t know where you are or where you’re going, you don’t know when you’re lost. This applies to your life and business too.

PEACE.

Entouragebox–Dropbox App That Allows Others to Upload Photos to Your Folder (with video)

We’re having a family reunion and have asked family members to submit their best photos to the committee. We’re going to create a digital collage. We set up a Dropbox account and will use an app, Entouragebox. Family members will receive a private link and upload the photos without a Dropbox account. Here’s how easy Entouragebox is.

So next time you’re collecting photos from a crowd, don’t bother with emailing back and forth…just send them a link to your folder and this how-to video.

If you’re using a different method that’s this easy, please leave a comment below.

PEACE.

Need Diversity in ClipArt? Create Your Own in PowerPoint (with video)

I know, I know, it’s hard to find just the right image for your presentation or art project. Sometimes you have to resort to ClipArt. And then when you do, it’s hard to find diversity. Here’s a how-to video I recorded to show you how to recolor PowerPoint ClipArt. I’m using the 2010 version in this video, but older versions work as well.

So get creative and do your own. Let me know in a comment what you think.

PEACE.

Use PowerPoint as Your Design Tool When You Don’t Know Adobe

Anytime I need a graphic for print, online, or video, I turn to PowerPoint. Starting with shapes, I add color, 3D effects and formatting, etc., and create postcards, video thumbnails, business cards, training flyers, and more. PowerPoint is not just for slides and its flexibility makes it the perfect tool to use…plus you probably already have it.

Training on Designing with PowerPoint

I’m developing a series of classes on this topic. Join my email list here so you’ll find out first.