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This month, expect more exciting emails from me as I:
✧ Launch my MySpace-themed Notion course with Domestika on 22nd December - eep!
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Recently, in the Notion Zeitgeist ↯
✨ It's the holidays ✨
'Tis the season to put on your favourite holiday playlists, watch some very predictable movies and fight in endless queues. You may also choose to send out holiday cards. But what if... you designed your dream holiday card [read:page] in Notion, to send to loved ones/clients?!
A new concept, I know, but 410 people have used my template - which comes with two designs - personal (see below) & business. Get creating! Would love to see what you come up with and share on Twitter.
💡 Biz Tip: add the link for your holiday card to your OOO message, or send them to clients in a yearly wrap up
🎁 More festivities: Keep an eye on the Notion Ambassadors Advent Calendar for a Notion-themed gift each day
🪄 Notion is making the free plan BETTER
Yessssss Notion is getting cheaper! At least, you'll be getting more for free.
Page Analytics?!: I am HYPED. Honestly, inject it. So many of my clients ask for this.
New to the 'Free' plan: 7 day page history, 10 guests instead of 5, custom sidebar sections with teamspaces more guests
Bye to the 'Personal Pro' plan: This used to be a tier above the free plan- benefits were unlimited guests and storage
Hello to the 'Plus' plan: This used to be the 'Team' plan - only change here is 100 maximum guests
HELLO to the new 'Business' plan: You should get this if you're a bigger group (max 250 guests) and need features such as single sign-on or private teamspaces
Hi again to the 'Enterprise' plan: This is for the more hardcore corporate companies - 500 guests, audit logs and advanced page history and analytics.
Which plan is right for you?
Define how many guests you need ('mentionable/assignable users' invited via email not just people who have an editable link)
See which plans accommodate that
From the plans in Step 2, decide what level of analytics/security you need and choose the cheapest option.
💌 Sending love (a template) to job seekers
Now time for something that generally warmed my heart this week.
I won't sugarcoat it. The job market is really hard right now. Companies everywhere are laying off large chunks of their workforce and everywhere you look, there are hiring freezes. Applying for jobs right now is a full-time job in itself - you need to be organised.
So when a Twitter user, Joey, shared his 'job search pack' to help those affected by the crummy job market, it brought to light just how awesome Notion is.
It's a tool to 'build your dream tool' to respond to a crisis, that you can easily share with other people.
When I say we need "more cultural projects and less habit trackers" - this. This is what I mean. Go show some love on the tweet 👇🏾
🎁 NEW FEATURE ALERT: Introducing, Desktop Tabs
Desktop apps now include page tabs! I personally am not a desktop app girlie - I do everything from my browser. But, this is fantastic news for those of you who do indulge!
🎯 Simple is better
We love a simplified queen. Below, Christina shows off how she's made a simpler dashboard to manage her life.
If you're going to learn anything from this newsletter, be like Christina! If you're not sticking with your flow, it's probably too complicated.
I've lost count of how many 'spaghetti workspaces' I've had to untangle for my clients 😅
Profuntivity Tips ↯
Profuntivity: "adding layers of fun into your werkflow, while being realistic about what you can actually get done
On the socials, you are *loving* my Profuntivity tips, so here's a little archive - manifesting writing a best-selling book one day!
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🚀 Domestika Course Launch: December 22nd!
The Course ↯
I'm launching a FUN and AFFORDABLE Notion course with GLOBAL course provider, Domestika on 22nd December ✨
🐣 New/Novice Notion Users will learn how unlock the power of Notion & think through it.
🪄 Notion Wizards will learn how to think creatively with Notion by applying the magic of design thinking
❤️ Everyone will trick themselves into Notion euphoria by tapping into their inner 2000s and building a "MySpace" style profile page, which you could deffo repurpose and share as a portfolio/personal site - (or not, lol)
📆 Add to your Calendar with 37+ others!
The Lab ↯
I'm building for clients + collabs:
Building a HQ for a Podcast Agency
Building a HQ for a Culture Consultancy
Building a HQ for a hyphenate content creator
Building a leaderboard for a fitness club
'Life Designing' a life/biz hub for a statrt-up owner
'Life Designing' for a multi-hyphenate mom
'Life Designing' a central dashboard to learn the Quran, manage home renovations and more
Surprise collab based around UGC
Suprise journal collab
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Re-vamping my Notion workspace!
2023 version of my Notion journal
LOVE this Wardrobe Organiser built by a professional stylist!
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Le Pop Culture:
📺 Because I love, love (& a juicy documentary): The Harry & Meghan Netflix Documentary
🎶 Song that's 90% of my personality, currently: You're Still the One x Lake Street Dive
Notion + Productivity
💝 What's New with Notion: Notion AI, Custom Icons, Better Mobile & More
🎁 Newest Template: Beyoncé fans! Who produced your favourite songs in Renaissance?
📓 Journal: reflect with 1.6k+ people at The Happiness Bar
📺 Watch: How other people use Notion in the #NotionStories series
🖤 Black Notion Twitter: join 575+ Black voices being amplified in the Black Notion Twitter community
👀 Campus Leaders: You can become a Notion Campus Leader!
🎓 New Semester: I'm jealous of the 280 + students planning their semesters with this semester planner - can I go back to school?!
🐣 Automate Twitter: my Twitter is 80% on auto-pilot thanks to Hypefury - get it in on the action (affiliate)
💸 Money for research: let your audience subscribe to your research and embed in Notion with Kahana - sign-up for free, use code 'TNB'
Thanks for reading!
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Frances Odera Matthews
Founder of The Notion Bar & Certified Notion Consultant (✨Artiste✨)