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Act’s Email Marketing Options Have Changed So Make Sure You Call me to Discuss Your Options

The Act E marketing menu option is somewhat outdated because there is a new option for sending emails within Act. It is called Act marketing automation and if you are just starting this process of sending emails directly out of Act this is the best option. You can also use Microsoft Outlook for sending emails as well. The bottom line is this, review it with me so we can discuss your ultimate goal and purpose for sending out an email in the first place. Tony Holowitz 781-728-9777

Connecting ACT & Outlook: Part 1

Integrating ACT and Outlook Part One.

When you combine ACT with Outlook, you create a fantastic contact manager and great email program; this is a perfect solution for business owners and sales and marketing professionals.   In these tutorials, I will discuss the advantages of integrating ACT and Outlook.


Originally posted 2014-02-18 14:17:30.

Adding a Visual Shortcut to the Menu Bar in Act

If you can make act easier to use for yourself and/or your employees, everyone in your business wins.

This quick act tip will show you how to add things you use all the time to the toolbar in act. It is easy to do and will save you precious time. My experience has been that these are the kinds of tips that can get you to think about how to simplify act even more.  Adding a Visual Shortcut to the Menu Bar in Act is Easy.  Let me show you how in this short video:

Originally posted 2016-10-17 10:02:23.

Do You Need A One-Page Website?

In this day and age everyone needs to have a website. At a minimum, have a one page website for either yourself or your business.

My creative outlet is web design and I use a tool called WordPress. WordPress was predominantly software used for blogging, but it is now one of the most popular tools available for designing websites. A one page website is easy. Here are three examples of one-page websites. Please note, each example has dummy text and images:

These examples highlight some of the things we can do to create a one page website for you. The site will be no-frills, but more frills than you might expect. 

There are three costs associated with having a website.  First is a domain name is $15 per year. The good news is that you get one email address with that domain name. The second associated cost is website hosting, which I will do for you for $150 per year. This is specialized WordPress hosting. The third and last cost is production of the website or website design. My standard website design rate is $100 per hour.

I’m willing to give you five hours of my time on this project for $300. Frankly, I have clients that desperately need a website and I’m trying to help them take this step. That is why am willing to work with you on the price. If you decide you would like a website, a one page website is a great way to get started.

These are the questions I will be asking you when we get started:

1.Do you have a logo? If you don’t, no problem.
2.What are the three key points you want someone to learn when they visit your website?
3.What would you like a business visitor to do when they visit your website?
4.What is your favorite color?
5.Who are your customers?

Are you ready to get started?  Give me a call at 781-728-9777

Originally posted 2017-01-09 17:20:35.

Forget About ACT

In my opinion the best way to make the most out of ACT is to completely forget about ACT.

ACT is only going to be as good as the thought you put into it before you start using it. In this brief tutorial I discuss my ideas for making the most out of ACT by giving a little thought to what your objectives and goals are. I also lay out some things I talk to my ACT clients about when I work with them.

This is Tip 1 in my series of my top ACT tips for beginners and experienced users.

Originally posted 2014-09-02 19:13:41.

Act’s Task List versus the Act Calendar

ACT has a task list and it also has the ACT calendar to view your schedule. Which one is better?

In this tutorial I will show you how I differentiate between the task list and the calendar when I use ACT. Your situation might be different but it’s good to know that you can use these for two different options if necessary. If you spend a lot of time calling your clients I believe the task list is the best option. This brief tutorial will go into more detail to show you how to make the most out of both.

Originally posted 2014-10-10 12:00:18.

Entering contacts into Act with My Voice. Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Act: Part 2

Let’s face it, we might not be the best typists in the world. Dragon NaturallySpeaking can solve that issue for act software users.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could dictate information into act?

Dragon NaturallySpeaking will allow you to dictate information into act. In my video above you will see how easy it is to dictate information such as a business card into act. I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking for many reasons. Quite often, I will use it to dictate notes into an act contact so that I can save time typing. Frankly, if I had to type the note I most likely would not do it. I hate to type.

It is so much easier to speak my thoughts.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking makes it easier to enter information into act. I urge you to take a look at the software and make a commitment to learning and working with it. I believe it is worth your time and money.

Originally posted 2016-11-01 08:35:02.

Act and Microsoft Office Compatibility – Act! Knowledgebase

With the introduction of Microsoft Office 2016, compatibility between Act and different Microsoft Office versions has become more complicated.

Microsoft Office 2016 was just released and this is becoming a common issue. Microsoft in my opinion is done a poor job of describing the differences between the different versions of Microsoft Office. Some are cloud-based and some are click to run. What does that all mean?  To be honest, I don’t feel qualified to answer that question. I am not a Microsoft engineer or expert on software installations and distinctions between the versions.

This is what I know

If you want Act to work properly with Microsoft Office you need to buy the installed version of Microsoft office. Here is a link to that version; it is approximately $229 and you own it forever: https://products.office.com/en-us/home-and-business


From Act’s Support Site:

Supported Versions of Microsoft® Office by Version of Act!Answer ID 29499 | Updated 09/22/2015 06:07

Question:You would like to know which versions of Microsoft Office are supported by which versions of Act!.

Source: Act! Customer Support – Act! Knowledgebase

Originally posted 2015-09-29 13:16:58.