QR Codes, by Liz Saunders

Yesterday, while out doing my thing as a virtual assistant, I learned about something new and really cool…QR Codes.  What the…? you might ask.  Well here’s what one looks like:
I know, weird looking right? It was described as a screwed up Miss Pacman game. But they are really neat. Using your Smart Phone or iPhone, go to 2dscan.com and download ScanLife (which is free), then when you see a QR Code, take a picture of it and your phone will automatic go to the link embedded in the QR Code. The Code above is for a blog which is quite funny by Phil Barrett, the VP, Digital & Mobile at B Street. He’s how I heard about them. So take a picture and read Phil’s blog.

But they have all kinds of applications. They can be on the outside of a building and you can get a link to the history of the building or even an calendar of events planned for the building or anything that the building owner wants to program into the Code. In Japan, there are buildings where the entire side of the building is a huge QR Code. There are also magazines with no content…just QR Codes.

Wikipedia gives a more thorough idea of what they are.

Apparently this is the way of the future, so we’re going to have to get used to funny little Miss Pacman games everywhere!

Published by J. Liz Saunders

With over 30 years of experience, J. Liz Saunders delivers exceptional office and sales support to a wide range of businesses. More importantly, she does so with creativity. Her ‘can do’, ‘can solve’, ‘can source’ attitude results in the most efficient and effective completion of her clients’ requirements every time. Upon first meeting, Liz’ her most notable quality is her energy. When preparing for and running the Toronto marathon in 2004, Liz channelled this energy with discipline and determination. She uses those same qualities when organizing her many clients and delivering high quality support services in a timely manner. As a virtual assistant, Liz cold calls and generates leads for sales people; researches sites for meetings; schedules appointments and provides client support; offers transcription services, manages broadcast emails, arranges printing, handles basic bookkeeping; writes correspondence, proposals, quotes and invoices for clients; and acts as a call centre taking registrations for seminars. Liz is a certified Virtual Assistant with extensive experience in Microsoft Office. She has a BA from the University of Toronto and studied Fundraising Management at Ryerson University. She has experience in legal services, construction, insurance, real estate and facilities management. Liz builds her business based on trust, quality and a commitment to exceptional results.

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