I want a fancy, schmancy email signature…

I want a fancy, schmancy email signature.
How did you do that?

Since I recently updated my outlook signature file to include 5 social media icons (see image below), people keep saying,  “I want one of those!” and asking, “How did you do that?”

Today, I’ll show you how to make your email signature look like this:
My Email Signature
Before heading over to Outlook to edit your signature, perform a search for social media icons. There are literally thousands of styles to choose from grunge to glowing neon to everything in-between.  Search for “Free social media icons” on a search site like google.com or bing.com.

Or, you may want to check out this simple set of vector icons called buddycons located here: http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2010/08/buddycons-vector-social-media-icons/.  Click the Download File button at the bottom of the page and unzip the images to a folder on your computer.

Next, make a list of the social profile or page URLs (web addresses) that you want to link to from the new icons.

Like this:
http://facebook.com/dailyexpansion
http://LinkedIn.com/in/michellecullison
http://twitter.com/mcullison
http://youtube.com/mcullison
and

Now it is time to head over to Outlook and customize your signature.  Here’s how:

1. Open a New Mail Message.
2. Click the Signature icon and then select Signatures, the last menu option on drop-down menu.
3. Type in the signature text.
4. Then, click the Picture icon (the left icon highlighted in yellow below) and insert the icons.
5. Next, while the image file is selected, click the Hyperlink icon (the right icon highlighted in yellow below) and enter the URL/address of your social profile or page. You can copy and paste the URL/address from the list you made earlier.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have added all desired images (in this case social media icons) and links.
7. Once the signature is complete, click OK to save it.

Enjoy your own FANCY, SCHMANCY email signature!  Now you have it!


If your social media profiles/pages aren’t helping you accomplish business objectives, contact Michelle Cullison for a phone consult today at 504-324-1058 or michelle@daystarnewmedia.com.

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