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How to Create a Welcome Email Sequence in 5 Steps

Sending a big thank you to the junior copywriter on my team, Sarah Kaufmann, for repurposing my YouTube video on How to Create a Welcome Email Sequence in 5 Steps into this super handy blog post! So you have an email list, but what do you do when someone joins? What do you do after someone grabs your freebie? How do you turn that into someone who knows, likes, trusts you, and buys from you? You have to offer them value and warm them up. You need an effective welcome email sequence. [This is something that I teach more in-depth

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(Part 1) How to Break into the E-Learning World

  In my experience, few people working in the e-learning world actively sought it out as their first career.  While on other paths, perhaps training or Marketing, they find they need to try out e-learning tools – and they fall in love! If the same has happened to you, how do you break into the e-learning world? The tips in Part 1 and Part 2 of this article aren’t in a “perfect” order. That’s because there isn’t one! We all gain an interest in e-learning due to our own unique exposure to it in the first place. Wherever you first developed

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Learn a Language Online

  Why learn a language online? If you’re romanced by the idea of speaking another language, you’ll never give up that dream, no matter how many struggles cross your path. Chances are you’re surrounded by your native language at every twist and turn, in your real life and even in business. That’s why I strongly recommend that you learn a language online. Or at least, consider the online world to be your main resource! What’s so special about the online world? Even restrained by your geographical context, the internet can create a virtual environment for you to explore. Most of

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A Weekend in Venice

Why only a Weekend in Venice? Quick travel has never been my style but the prices in Venice make it near impossible to take it slow. There are options of course – you could stay on the mainland and come into Venice daily by train. However, the romance of Venice after dark makes a stay in the city worth the price. This is true especially if you can reduce those nights by fitting as much as possible into fewer days! So learn how I was happy with this one exception to my slow travel rule, and discover how to spend

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Fab Fit Fun vs. Causebox

  Which should you subscribe to? Are you like me and having a hard time picking the right present for yourself? You know you want to pick a subscription box, but since it’s already an indulgence, you want to make sure it’s the right one. This Fall, I tried a Fab Fit Fun box, and my friend Sally gave Causebox a try. I got to compare them both, just in time for you to decide on your Winter box! Cost Comparison Both subscriptions offer one box per season, so four per year. You can either get one-off boxes, pay quarterly

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Renaissance Milan (Part Two): Last Supper and Luini

New to my Milan series? Before learning about the Last Supper, first check out my recent blog posts on the Duomo and Historic Centre, and Renaissance Milan (Part One): Sforza Castle. Milan has a reputation as a wealthy city, full of private gardens and a love for fashion. Sforza Castle is just one example of the Renaissance origins of this reputation, and the Sforza family made a wider mark than just their home. Leonardo: The Last Supper and Santa Maria delle Grazie The Sforzas were also responsible for bringing Leonardo da Vinci to Milan and commissioning his masterpieces. The Last Supper

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Renaissance Milan (Part One): Sforza Castle

  Milan’s current association with wealth, privacy and aesthetics traces back to its Renaissance peak. In parts one and two of this Renaissance-themed blog series, you’ll learn about the sites that will bring the origins of Milanese identity to life on your next vacation. The Sforza Castle Façade Sforza Castle is the perfect place to witness the power of Milan during the Renaissance. As you approach the fortress, you’ll slowly start to comprehend its sheer size – easily one of the largest citadels in Europe. I honestly have never seen anything else like it. Just walking through the castle walls

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Milan: The Duomo Neighbourhood (Centro Storico)

Skip the wait – buy a Duomo rooftop pass Okay, so to get this pass you’ll still need to drop by the ticket building which could take up to 20 minutes of your time depending on whether the automated machines are running. But the real wait everyone dreads is outside the Duomo entrance, to actually get inside. It’s essentially a long, sun-drenched line up through security that’ll cut into your time exploring Milan.  My recommendation? When you buy your tickets, pick a rooftop combo pass. The price is the same as individually adding up the price of rooftop access with

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2 New To-Do List Techniques

  The Old Way Have you ever made yourself a grand to-do list, all pumped up for the day, only to rush around for 9 hours without checking off even half the items? It’s great to have high expectations for yourself, but it’s important to set yourself up for success. When you can’t hit every single item – and let’s be honest, if you’re like me, that list had at least 15 big “to-dos” that you knew would be pushed to tomorrow – you end a hard day feeling both exhausted and deflated. It’s impossible to keep up your hard-earned

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Springtime Feel Good Favourites

  My springtime favourites were all about feeling good emotionally. I think they’ll help you too this summer! The Clue app tracked emotional (and physical) highs and lows, lavender candles soothed me to sleep, and nature documentaries enraptured the soul. Finally, a special Youtuber sent me cozy, feel good vibes from across cyberspace. Clue App My first favourite of spring was the Clue app. Every day, I quickly update Clue with how my body feels both emotionally and physically, as well as the experiences I’ve had. Clue makes it easy by giving you clear categories with four tile options underneath.

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Party Night at the Museum

Have you ever wanted to recreate the movie Night at the Museum and watch the displays come to life after hours?  As someone who loves education – ancient history, outer space, animal biology, etc. – I have always wished to be able to connect more deeply with eras gone by and creatures and cultures from the other side of the planet.  The trend of weekend parties held at museums admittedly can’t help us with time and space travel, but it can add an element of fun into what is typically academic. Plus it gets more people interested in museums than

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