Steve Anderson Tech Tips

How to Use RSS Feeds – Part 3

I hope this series on how to use the power of RSS Feeds has shown you what a powerful tool they can be to streamline your information flow. There is one more trick I want to share with you. Managing Email-only Newsletters There are some newsletter...

Posted: Jul 22, 2021

How to Use RSS Feeds – Part 2

In Part 1, I talked about how you can save time using RSS feeds. In this second part, I want to show you how to find the RSS feed information for most websites. WordPress is a very popular website creation platform. About 30 percent of the top web...

Posted: Jul 15, 2021

How to Use RSS Feeds to Increase Productivity – Part 1

One of the questions I often get is how I can read and keep up with so much information in an already busy schedule. I use several techniques, and today I want to let you in on one of my secret tools. I use RSS feeds extensively to gather new info...

Posted: Jul 08, 2021

New Voice Features for Outlook Mobile

It seems like all of us are juggling more meetings, emails, and chats than ever. The number of emails delivered to commercial and education customers in February 2021, compared to the same month the year before, was up by 40.6 billion. And as regi...

Posted: Jul 01, 2021

Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile with a Cover Story

LinkedIn continues to be the primary social platform where you can connect with other professionals. They recently started rolling out a new feature called “Cover Story.” The new cover story allows you to add a video to your profile in addition to...

Posted: Jun 24, 2021

How to Use Excel Analyze to Visualize Data

There is a good argument that the computerized spreadsheet created Apple and the personal computer revolution. Dan Bricklin created the first computer-based spreadsheet, VisiCalc, in 1979. Initially, it only ran on an Apple II computer. Before thi...

Posted: Jun 17, 2021

7 Ways to Write Better Emails

Effectively managing email continues to be a struggle for many agency staff. Unfortunately, email is the most significant productivity drains in an agency today. In past TechTips, I have talked about many different strategies you can use to regain...

Posted: Jun 10, 2021

Automatically Retrieve and Store Online Statements

Receiving paper statements in the mail is a pain. Especially for those of us who store information electronically. I have stopped receiving paper statements from any vendor that offers this option. I no longer want to have to deal with a physical...

Posted: Jun 03, 2021

The Insurance Industry’s First Reality Show

Sometimes crazy ideas are just that — crazy. And sometimes crazy ideas lead to reinventing normal. The following quotes are from Jeff Bezos’ 2013 Shareowner Letter. Nothing gives us more pleasure at Amazon than “reinventing normal” – creating inve...

Posted: May 27, 2021

Sending Email Whitelisting Instructions

Email remains the primary method we use to communicate with others. It is essential to make sure the other party receives the emails you send. Spam (unwanted email) is a big problem and has made the process of making sure your email is received a...

Posted: May 20, 2021

Tools to Create Stunning Graphics

Creating visually appealing graphics has always been a good practice to capture client and prospects’ attention. While a simple graphic may work fine for your current needs, it’s increasingly important to step up your visual creation game. Between...

Posted: May 13, 2021