With the sunny weather and flowers popping up everywhere, it certainly feels like Spring has arrived. Enjoy a bit of nature’s beauty.
This month we are taking on your Brand and your Nutritional Lifestyle, and we have a Member review of a product that just might help you get techie with your notes
The Learn Sessions for April
Lympne will have Deborah Mulvany, from Shaping Wellness,talking about The Truth Enlarged. With the media, bombarding us every minute of every day with contradicting ideas about nutrition and what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, it’s no wonder we are confused, sick and overweight. As a Medical and Nutritional Biochemist, Deborah will take you on a journey of discovery highlighting the truths of what we should be eating and the kind of lifestyle that best fits our human physiology. Brushing aside all the hyped up lies of the diet industry and setting you on a path you can’t fail.
At our Faversham meeting Karina O’Donnell, from Simply Ceremonies UK, will be talking about Who’s Your Brand Hero? You may have a general idea of who your ideal client is, but to create your brand hero you really need to get to know your client on a soul level. Who are they? What do they like? What activities do they do? The term Brand hero comes from a book by Jonah Sachs called The Story Wars. The book is all about how to use “story” in your marketing to connect more deeply with people. But what’s the difference between a brand hero and an ideal client?
Book your places now.
Member Suggestion: Boost your notetaking & your ‘green’ credentials with Rocketbook
by Barbara Luna
In an effort to reduce my carbon footprint (use less paper) I decided to try a reusable notebook. The idea is sort of a bridge between traditional note taking and modern technology. Here’s how it works:
With an erasable ink pen (included), you take notes on pages made of very light plastic. When you are ready to store your notes, you simply mark each page at the bottom indicating which pre-programmed destination to send to, and use the RocketBook app to scan (take a photo) the pages you want to store. Then you click the magic ‘Done’ button and off your notes go to the exact place you want to keep them!
When your notes are safely stored, you can quickly clean the pages of your notebook with a cloth (a little water helps this process) and start taking notes again.
Setting up my RocketBook took me less than 10 minutes. I installed the app on my smart phone and then told it the different destinations where I wanted my notes to go. You have up to 7 destinations you can program. You can choose from one of the 9 available apps that RocketBook works with (including Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote and OneDrive) or you can simply have the notes sent to a specific email address. If you choose a cloud based storage app (eg Dropbox or OneDrive) you can even program a specific folder where your notes will go.
Scanning and sending your notes is equally simple. You just open the RocketBook app and start taking pictures of the pages. If you have multiple pages of notes, you just keep taking photos until you have all the pages and then you click ‘Done’. The RocketBook app keeps them all together until you are ready to send. Then it combines them into one document and sends it to your specified destination.
It has other features as well, but for me the best part is that I can still take hand written notes but I have stored them electronically for when I need them later.
What I love about the RocketBook:
- It’s very light weight.
- It was VERY easy to set up.
- In less than a minute, and with no entering of text or choosing options, I send multiple pages of notes to my Dropbox for safe keeping. One of my programmed destinations is to share my notes with a colleague via email!
- My notes are electronically stored
- I reduced my footprint
What I don’t like:
The notebook is not very pretty. It has a black plastic cover with the RocketBook logo on it. I know the company is investigating ways to make it more aesthetically pleasing, but it’s not there yet. I’m hoping they integrate with my diary makers!
Link (Metis Women Affiliate): https://amzn.to/2HJzdqb
It comes in A4, A5 & Notebook – and a couple of colours!
If you have a book, app, resource or tips that you want to share with us all, then put a few words down and let me know. Just hit reply on our monthly email.
Lympne – 5th April, Port Lympne Mansion, Aldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe CT21 4PD – Learn Session: Deborah Mulvany, The Truth Enlarged
* Sponsored by Port Lympne Mansion, Animal Conservation Charity, Safari Park, Hotel & Events Venue
Faversham – 18th April, Judd’s Folly – Learn Session: Karina O’Donnell, Who’s Your Brand Hero?
* Sponsored by Judds Folly, Hotel, Restaurant & Wedding Venue
Meetings run from 9:30 (For networking) – 12:00
Have a wonderful weekend.
Amanda & The Metis Women Team