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January 2015 Newsletter

HAPPY 2015!

Wishing you a Happy New Year with many wonderful hours unplugged from technology!

When it’s time to plug back in may I suggest ordering your copy of Is This Thing On?’” A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming as well as taking a spin around my new website

Previous editions of Is This Thing On? were primarily about computers with a smattering of other tech gadgets. This new edition is more of a “total tech” guide.The new edition helps you keep pace with the fast-changing digital landscape including tablets, apps, and storing on the cloud.



Fess up, friends. How many emails are in your Inbox? Who of you loses important missives? Let me help you harness your Inbox with my videoTips and Tricks for Deleting Email. To make things even easier I’ve written you step-by-step instructions that you can print.P.S. Some sock drawer cleaning advice that works for emails as well – Don’t try to do too much purging at one time. You’ll burn out. Instead shoot for only 10-15 minutes a day, but do try to do that almost every day. Before you know it you’ll have gotten rid of those pesky extra emails…or socks.


For those of you seeking employment in the New Year there’s a ton of resources online. I’ve pulled together some of those resources including the Department of Labor’s tool kit – especially helpful to those who’ve been been laid off. Click here to view.It would be a serious oversight to ignore social networking, most specifically LinkedIn, as a job seeker or employer. An excerpt from Chapter 20, Join the Conversation, of “Is This Thing On?” gives you an introduction to Linkedin as well as instructions on how to open an account and a breakdown of the different features.Good luck!
“Abby Stokes uses her experience in the classroom . . . to give the feeling that a friend is explaining it all to you.”—The New York Daily NewsPre-order your copy of “Is This Thing On?” from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or Indie Bound.

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