A New Place to Learn and Teach

We all get stuck in a digital vortex from time to time when using our computers. Seems it’s always when we can least afford it.

How frustrating is it to know what you want your software to do for you, heck you may have even done it before…but right now, your brain’s mush. Drawing a complete blank…except for a few four-letter words.

That’s when most people click a help button, “google” the problem in search of an easy answer, or ask someone close by who they’re hoping knows more than they do.

To be honest, I’ve had plenty of those moments over the years and am missing some hair because of it.

I’d like to help when you find yourself in that uncomfortable place. Having broad experience in broadcasting, advertising, IT support, software training video production and presentation development, I’ve always been able to find answers to the creative and practical issues that have come up.

That’s why as the head of Presentation Choices, I’ll be posting help information that directly answers questions from end users. Most posts will center around the programs I know best and have the most experience with.

The applications I use for myself and clients…and in some cases, create training videos for include:

  • Microsoft Word
  • PowerPoint
  • InfoPath
  • Windows 7
  • Camtasia Studio
  • Articulate
  • Adobe Captivate

The questions I’ll be answering may have been sent to me directly (you’re welcome to do so), or…I may have run across them in one of the forums I frequent or when working with clients. The point is, this is not just stuff I think you should know, it’s stuff you’ve asked about, so I know it’s bugging you.

Whenever possible I’ll post videos that demonstrate the issues and my answers. I should be able to do that most of the time.

You’re free to leave comments about the information and videos I post, but please keep in mind…I will usually be showing one way to do things. Rarely is it the only way. You may have other ideas and that’s good. Pass them along to me and others who read this blog. A big part of why I like to teach is because I like to learn…so enlighten me whenever you can.

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So, let me know what I can do to help.