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Oct 18, 2016

Welcome to #SWC #5.

This is a quick short and practical podcast with brags, tips, and tools to help you set and reach your goals, however, big and small they may be.

Today's tool tip is Canva. I know most of you have probably already heard of Canva, but in case you haven't, I thought it would be an injustice if I didn't tell you about it. I use Canva all the time. It's free, simple graphic design software. You can do all of the graphics for your blogs, social media, invitations, and presentations.

You can upload your pictures, or you can use some that they have there for a tiny free.

What's also cool now is they have an app so you can do it all from you iPhone. It's not as convenient as doing it on your desktop or your laptop, but it is possible to do some last minute changes, or if you forgot something on your graphic, you could do it on your phone. You don't have to go back to your office and use your computer.

Their website is Canva.com.

All of the things that I endorse and tell you about on the program are things that I use a lot.

I can't teach you how to use Canva in this 5-minute podcast, but you don't need a lesson, you can try and do it on your own. If you do want some help you can scroll down to the bottom of their webpage, there's a section there called Tutorials where you can learn shortcuts, how to build a branding kit, how to combine colors well, how to use the right font for your message, and a lot more. I do love Canva, and I think that you'll be able to use it well so go ahead and try it out if you haven't already.

Your Strong Women’s Brag!
Jan Bowen is today's bragger! And I just saw on the Women in Tech snapchat channel; they're also doing something that's called Lady Brag. So this is a great trend that we are on, and I don't know if we started it but we're definitely doing it.
Let's hear Jan Bowen, she tells us all about putting herself out there even if you feel a little bit uncomfortable about it, so let's hear it. And then you go and be strong!

"Hi, my name is Jan Bowen, and my big win is that I stretched myself by recording a course that I wrote. It was filmed last week; the course is on intuition which is something I've lived my life according to, but I never taught formally. And I went out on a limb and put together a formal course on it. It was filmed, and the response so far has been phenomenal. I have several sponsors approaching me to host it and I'm submitting various outlines to decide what my best option is in going forward for it. And I couldn't' be happier with the results. So thanks for this forum in being able to talk a little bit about how we put ourselves out there. I love what you do and what you've pulled together as a community. So thanks!"

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