How to AutoPost Your Blog to Other Social Media Accounts for Better Time Management

When I write a new blog post, I don’t want to have to visit all my other social media sites to post it. When I publish a new post, it automatically goes to Facebook (personal and business pages), LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google Plus. Here’s how I autopost (times vary and posting isn’t always immediate so be patient).

Facebook: From your main page, search for the app, Networked Blogs. When it comes up, register your blog and be sure to syndicate it for automatic publishing. Create auto updates to your personal and business pages.

Google Plus. The WordPress plugin, WPGPlus will autopost your new articles to your Google+ profile. After you install the plugin, go into Settings and add your Google Plus email address and password.

LinkedIn: Add the app, Blog Link (or WordPress if that’s your platform). They both link directly to your blog from LinkedIn. To find the app, click More, Other Applications, choose Blog Link or WordPress.

Twitter: If you use WordPress, try a plugin such as Tweetilyto automatically tweet your new posts. After you install the plugin, go into it’s settings and make desired changes (I changed the “Minimum age of post” to zero and the Random Time to 1.)

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter auto updates: Twitterfeed.com is another option to autopost to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. When you use a bit.ly link, you can track stats.

Take a few minutes now to set this up and save time later. If you have other ways to autopost, please leave a comment below.

PEACE.

Video Bootcamp Announcement–Promote What You Know, Do, and Sell with Video

Video is the ideal medium to showcase your talent, build excitement for your event, promote your cause, or preserve precious memories. It’ll do the work of a thousand photos, and YouTube is the perfect outlet for the job. Get found online by learning how to get started with video and building a presence on the number two search engine for free.

Small and intimate setting with lots of individual attention.

  • Uncover show ideas from the work you do every day.
  • Explore recording equipment and software for creating and editing video.
  • Discover simple techniques for planning and organizing each project upfront.
  • Learn where to promote videos that will help build traffic to your sites.
  • Use PowerPoint to create all the graphics you’ll need (the flyer below was created in PowerPoint!).
  • Explore features in YouTube that build interactivity and your brand including annotations, playlists, and social media connections.

Agenda
We’ll take breaks as needed.

9.00AM-9:30AM, Arrive and set up

9.30AM-10.00AM, Review, Getting Started with Videos (A Webinar on this topic will occur before the training. You’ll be able to attend live at a date TBD).

Or watch the recording at your convenience.)

10.00AM-12.30PM, Using PowerPoint to Create Graphics and Animation for Videos

12.30PM-1.15PM, Lunch and Discussion

1.15PM-2.15PM, Editing Videos – Demo only

2.15PM-6.00PM, Build Your YouTube Channel

EARN $$CASH BY PROMOTING THIS TRAINING

Join our Affiliate Program and use your coded link to send to your connections. When they click your link and register, you’ll receive $25.00 within 5 days after the training. Thank you!

Click this link to join or p://www.eventbrite.com/affiliate-register?eid=4415456750&affid=20328068

What You Will Need

  • An Internet-ready laptop with PowerPoint loaded. If you want to create a video using PowerPoint, you’ll need version 2010. Otherwise, any version will work.
    Don’t forget your cord, external mouse, and mouse pad.
  • Two or three videos that are 2-10 minutes long saved on your computer or accessible online (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.). You’ll learn ways to do this during the Webinar prior to the training. You should hold the full copyright to the videos.
    If you’re not able to record videos prior to coming to this bootcamp, we’ll do so during the breaks. 
  • Ability to be away from your cell phone. We’ll take breaks so you can check messages and email.

Administrivia

  • Refunds are given if you cancel your registration at least ten (10) working days before start date (minus a 25% administration fee). After that, you may send someone in your place, but you must let us know in advance. You will not be able to use payment for a future class because no-shows cost us a seat. We must do this to keep this training affordable.
  • This is an adult event (or mature teens). No exceptions. Please do not cause any embarrassment for either party and adhere to this policy.
  • Recording of any kind is prohibited. Sessions in this training will be recorded for your future viewing.
  • Dress is business or business casual, whichever is more comfortable for you. You’ll want to look your best for recording.
  • The event will be videotaped. Your registering for this event gives us permission to use your image.
  • The event is fragrance-free, please.

Travel

TCountry Inn and Suites Hotelhe Country Inn & Suites is about 7 minutes from the Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Offering free airport shuttle, WiFi, free parking, free breakfast, and a whole lot more. No pets allowed.

Free airport shuttle runs 24 hours/day every 30 minutes. You’ll go to Ground Transportation on the Domestic/North Terminal side.

Attendees are responsible for making their own travel accommodations.

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson

5100 West Fayetteville Road
(former address lists Phoenix Blvd)
College Park (Atlanta) GA 30349
(770) 991-1099
Room Rates in $70 per night range
Newly renovated and under new management 

Driving from airport or from downtown Atlanta. 85 South to 285, then 285 East. Exit Riverdale Road, right turn (do not take Riverdale Road on 85). Immediate right at the light onto Phoenix Blvd. Approximately 1 mile to stop light (past Phoenix Pointe), right turn onto West Fayetteville Road and pass Shorter University. You’ll be on it before you see the sign so as soon as you see what looks like a driveway, turn right into the hotel. Free parking.

MARTA RAIL/BUS. You can ride MARTA to the airport and catch the free Country Inn & Suites shuttle. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes, 24 hours/day. You’ll go to Ground Transportation on the Domestic/North Terminal side.

Your Trainer
Peggy Duncan is a personal productivity expert and the founder of The Digital Breakthroughs Institute, a productivity and technology training center in Atlanta, Georgia. She travels internationally helping busy people spend less time working but get more done.

She is the author of Conquer Email Overload with Outlook 2007; The Time Management Memory Jogger™; Just Show Me Which Button to Click! in PowerPoint 2007. Booklets include: Shameless Self-Promotion: Do-It-Yourself SEO; Get Organized At Work and Make It Easy; Computer Magic in Word 2007; and Up to Speed on Your BlackBerry.

Peggy has appeared on NPR, CNN, TODAY, Black Enterprise Business Report, the US Virgin Islands PBS affiliate, and Good Day Atlanta. Her expertise has been cited in Fortune Small Business, O-The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Essence, Fitness, Self, Men’s Health, Black Enterprise, Entrepreneur, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and a whole lot more. She was formally trained at IBM where she was recognized by the chairman for streamlining processes that saved the company close to a million dollars a year.

Peggy’s YouTube Channel

http://YouTube.com/user/digitalbreakthroughs. Check out our how-to computer videos.

Outlook 2010 – Make All Email Accounts Go to Main Inbox (with video)

By Default, Outlook 2010 creates separate Inboxes for each of your email accounts. The question of how to fix this comes up a lot in my training sessions, so I created this video that I hope will ease your frustrations and save you some time…every second needs to count.

The first part of the video shows you what to do if you’ve already created the email POP account in Outlook. Toward the end of the video (1:48), I show you how to set up the POP email account the way you want it in the first place.

NOTE: Instructions don’t work for IMAP accounts. This might be an issue for you if you need to synchronize email across multiple machines. Also note that if you try to use a rule to move the email to a .pst folder, you’ll be removing it from IMAP.

PEACE.

How to Email Calendar Dates from Outlook 2010 for Others to View (with video)

People on the same Microsoft Exchange Server can view each other’s calendars. If you’re not that fortunate and you need to schedule a meeting with an individual or group, here’s an option for you.
Pick possible meeting days on your calendar and send a miniature version of it to the coordinator. (This command works the same in earlier versions of Outlook.)

Note: A free online option for scheduling group meetings is at www.MeetingWizard.com.

PEACE.

How to Make All Outlook 2010 Emails Come Into One (Your Main) Inbox (video)

By Default, Outlook 2010 is set up to create separate Inboxes for each of your email accounts. The question of how to fix this comes up a lot in my training sessions, so I created this video that I hope will ease your frustrations and save you some time…every second needs to count.

The first part of the video shows you what to do if you’ve already created the email account in Outlook (instructions only work for POP email accounts, not IMAP). At the end of the video, I show you how to set up the email account the way you want it in the first place. If you don’t see the Change Folder option as indicated in the video, see the note below.

NOTE: Instructions don’t work for IMAP accounts. This might be an issue for you if you need to synchronize email across multiple machines. Also note that if you try to use a rule to move the email to a .pst folder, you’ll be removing it from IMAP.

The Easiest Way I Have Found to Quickly Delete Lots of Facebook Friends (video)

When I first joined Facebook, I accepted way too many “friends” on my personal page. I didn’t know the people! All that’s changed, and on my personal page, I now only accept people I actually know. Everyone else should connect with me on my business page, DigitalBreakthroughs.

Once I changed my policy, I wanted to rid my page of all the people I didn’t know, but Facebook (at this writing) does not make it easy. I tried various ways to do this as quickly as possible, and this video demos what I ended up with. I hope it helps.

If you’ve found a better, faster way, please leave a comment below.

 

PEACE.

Get Rid of Paragraph Marks After Pasting Text in a Word Document (video)

When you copy and paste text from a PDF or some other technology into a Word document, you sometimes end up with way too many paragraphs…at the end of every line of text. This video shows you a quick way to clean that up instead of deleting the paragraph marks line by line.

This is one of those things I take for granted that everybody knows. Then I saw someone deleting these paragraph marks one line at a time. If you find yourself inside a Microsoft Office document and wondering if there’s a better way to get something done, there probably is.

Here’s a much quicker way to clean up your document.

 

 

PEACE.