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NVC: Language of the Heart
Tips for Safe Online Banking
Undermining the Success of Your Email Campaigns Before You Even Write Them!
LAST DAY: 50% Off First Month of Constant Contact
Responsive Web Design Revisited
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Joyce S. Kaye 
 The Computer Spirit
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About Joyce
Joyce S. Kaye, MSW,
The Computer Spirit (known as The Computer Therapist in a prior lifetime), is a computer geek and people-person who understands business and computer applications and thrives on the challenge of communicating that understanding clearly. Specializing in Constant Contact e-newsletters and "living" WordPress websites, Joyce brings her creativity, love of people and Spirit*, and computer expertise together to empower individuals and assure them they are not alone. 
sidebargodword * Read a little bit more about Joyce's meaning around such words as Spirit, God, The Presence.
My Philosophy
"Give a person a fish
and they will eat for a day.
Teach a person to fish
and they will eat for a lifetime."
- Old Chinese Proverb
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"... the more you become a connoisseur of gratitude, the less you are a victim of resentment, depression, and despair. Gratitude will act as an elixir that will gradually dissolve the hard shell of your ego - your need to possess and control - and transform you into a generous being. The sense of gratitude produces true spiritual alchemy, makes us magnanimous - large souled."
- Sam Keen 
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Vol. 3, Issue 6 | June 2014
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Yep, it's the 30th of the month but this e-newsletter still qualifies for the month of June! But I admit July is just around the bend, and feeling the increased humidity in the air as monsoon draws nigh tell me that too.

There's always so much happening around Sedona and listed below are a couple events I'm involved in next month. If you're located in the area, or planning to visit Sedona during July, I'd love to have you join me.

Thursday, July 17th; 9:00 - 10:30 AM
"Getting Started with Constant Contact Newsletter Campaigns" Class
I will be giving a FREE demonstration on how to create an e-newsletter in Constant Contact and some of the nifty features using a professional email campaign tool like Constant Contact offers which your general email program like Gmail, yahoo!, etc. does not. It is sponsored, in part, by OLLI/Yavapai College, and will be held on their Sedona Campus. It's open to everyone, and it's free! More details will follow, but feel free to email me now if you're interested.

Saturday, July 26th; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mary Magdalene Celebration Sedona
I am a volunteer for this event and the 'Web Goddess' of their website! Join me and Sedona authors, artists, poets, teachers, and performers in a celebration and honoring of the divine feminine aspects in each of us. Mercedes Kirkel is the keynote speaker, and will be offering an optional workshop on Sunday. Learn more and/or register by visiting the Magdalene Circle website. Early Bird Special $40 through June 30, 2014 - ENDS TODAY. $50 thereafter; includes box lunch.

I look forward to connecting with you via one of these events, email or phone.


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Language of the Heart

Learning about and practicing Nonviolent Communication (NVC), developed by Marshall Rosenberg, has had a profound effect on my life. It is often referred to as the "language of the heart" because it awakens empathy for oneself and others.

NVC is based on the premise that negative feelings are the messengers of unmet needs. So, for instance, if I'm feeling angry, it's a signal that some need(s) of mine is not getting met. Since the direction of life is naturally to thrive and grow, this cannot continue if I am to feel joy and be whole.

Dr. Rosenberg developed an effective method to peacefully get to the root of violence and pain. The process allows one to honestly express oneself calmly and clearly. The outcome brings people closer together because they are each able to be authentic and real.

Briefly, the components are:
1. Observations: Bring your attention to what's actually happening/actually happened. Stick to the facts.
2. Feelings: Get in touch with the feelings that arise in relation to the specific situation, and name them.
3. Needs: Ask yourself why you are feeling that way you do - what need(s) of yours isn't being met?
4. Requests: Make a specific request (not a demand) for a concrete action.

Ultimately, I am the only one responsible for getting my needs met - and the same is true for you! Knowing how to express ourselves in a loving way AND still get our needs met IS possible through this method of communication. Yes, there is hope for peace dwelling within each of us, in our relationships with others, and throughout the world.

This method has been adopted internationally by schools, hospitals, anger management systems, inmate rehabilitation programs, Fortune 500 companies, government offices, and more. To further explore NVC, visit www.nonviolentcommunication.com

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Tips for Safe Online Banking

Here are some tips for conducting safe online banking:  

  • Monitor your accounts. Check your accounts regularly to make sure all transactions posted are ones you authorized. Report any fraudulent or suspicious activity to your bank.
  • Avoid clicking through emails. Your bank or financial institution may send you email alerts and updates, but you don't have to click through the links to access your account. It's usually much safer to log in to the website manually to ensure you are entering a secure site. And, never respond to emails that ask to verify your identity by providing your username or password.
  • Use a strong password. Use a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters, and avoid using any words or phrases that contain your name, initials, or your birth date. Also, avoid using the same password across multiple sites. Some banks have an extra security step in place, where you have to verify your identity by identifying a pre-selected image or answering a security question. 
  • Access your accounts from a secure location. Avoid using unsecured wireless access locations to log in to your online accounts. Locations such as those found at airports, coffee shops, and hotels, are easy to intercept and someone could easily collect the information you're using to log in.

Read more... 

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Undermining the Success of Your Email Campaigns Before You Even Write Them!     

Nathan Betz is an independent marketing and communications consultant who recently discussed reasons you might be undermining the success of your email blasts before you even write the email, let alone send it.

The six reasons are:
  1. You don't have a clearly defined idea of what you're trying to accomplish.
  2. You haven't clearly defined who you're trying to influence.
  3. You're mixing your messages.
  4. Your style is putting people off.
  5. Your emails don't lead people to where they can make a transaction.
  6. You're sending your emails at all the wrong times.
Now, I just want to mention that I am quite aware that my sending out this month's e-newsletter today (a Monday), falls under #6. Generally, the best open rates occur when publication is Tuesday through Thursday, during daytime hours, although this is dependent on who your audience is and what the content is about. I like to "practice what I preach" but this month I simply couldn't make it happen. Your forgiveness, please.

I encourage you to read Nathan's blog post about the aforementioned mistakes and suggested strategies for correcting them.
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LAST DAY: 50% Off First Month of Constant Contact
Special Offer for New Constant Contact Clients


You want your small business and organization to grow and thrive. The Constant Contact Toolkit is designed to help you achieve just that. It has all the online tools you need to connect with current customers - and reach new ones.

This month, when you buy any Constant Contact Toolkit package, you'll get 50% off your first month. Use this link to buy now and be sure to enter Promo Code: JUNE14. Or, contact me if you'd like help...

THIS OFFER ENDS TODAY Monday, June 30, 2014 at Midnight.  



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Website Development/WordPress
Responsive Web Design Revisited        

It's hard to believe that I first wrote about Responsive Web Design a full year ago! As noted then, Responsive Web Design had become one of the hottest trends in 2013, and there is still no end in sight as more and more people are using smaller-screen devices to view Web pages. Internet traffic from tablets and smartphones recently surpassed traffic from traditional computers - and those traffic numbers are only going to become more lopsided as time goes on.

This month I attended an excellent webinar given by Kirk Biglione entitled "Think Mobile: Strategies for Success on the Mobile Web," which once again reminded me that the mobile Internet is not a passing fad, and must be attended to. However, it's not clear yet...
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Have a wonderful July 4th holiday weekend, reflecting on independence and freedom, and having fun, fun, fun!

Yours in Spirit, 
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Joyce S. Kaye
(AKA The Computer Spirit)
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bottomgodwordJoyce "came to believe" in a Power greater than herself about 24 years ago. Thanks to hearing the novel idea that one could choose their own concept of God - and name too - and the workings of synchronicity, Joyce embarked on a new way of thinking, a new way of living, a new way of being in the world and with others. Since that time of commencing her conscious spiritual journey, she has endeavored to remember The Presence in all that is, all whom she meets, and all that she does - including working with others and their computer and marketing projects!

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