I cringe inwardly when I hear people say I have to give a PowerPoint. Arrgh! You are giving a Presentation. Ideally, You are delivering an idea, a concept, a plan. The Presentation and PowerPoint are tools you are using not the end in themselves.
So in passing on some useful links on PowerPoint, I will start with some links on Presentation Technique: Continue reading “I have to give a PowerPoint. Arrgh!”
Ballad of Ira Heyes
Continuing my convention of one non work Sunday Night Post.
From the Man in Black, a true and sad story…
Music after the fold Continue reading “Sunday Night Music 2”
This week I have useful links for WebCasts and CSS Tutorials Continue reading “This week’s links”
This short video shows how to store and recall frequently used text in Word 2007 Continue reading “Store and recall frequently used text in Word 2007”
Still thinking about this, particularly for custom and on site courses, as I try to develop a systematic process for a consistant standard of output for my business where every end product is different.
To add to my earlier post on this topic, here are a few more factors that make a course work. Continue reading “What Makes a Successful Course Part 2”
I am going to have a tradition, starting now, of doing one non work related post on a Sunday night and to reflect my eclectic musical taste. To begin, this is the Rooftop Singers from the early 1960’s in their orignal form with Lynne Taylor .
Twelve string guitars, folk music, no computers, bliss.
Video and Audio after the fold. Continue reading “Sunday Night Music”
A YouTube video link in your tweet gives a little movie symbol on the top right of your post which brings up the movie while still in Twitter!
This is Cool.
Well I’m easily excited. Continue reading “Twitter tip”
How to summarise data in Pivot Tables using Dates. Very useful if you need to summarize point of sale data, maintenance or expense records by month, week or fortnight (14 days) Continue reading “Grouping by Dates in Pivot Tables Excel 2010/2007”
This post is in response to a question I was asked a few weeks back. This is an issue I have been grappling with as I revelop and refocus my business. I’ll refine this as other factors occur to me.
Factors that make a success if right
Particularly essential for custom and on site courses (many one site course are custom in some way), I find it very useful to be able to talk to the client once the sales/account staff have done their part.
- Version of Software the client has or is getting
- How the client uses or plans to use the software
- Clients objectives, current problems etc.
- If they can send a sample of what they are needing to do or problems they are having
- Skill levels of the trainees in the group, any questions coming from them… Continue reading “What makes a successful course?”
Some initials thoughts discussing what I look for in courseware.
Motivated to write this because the quality of available courseware is uneven and it has come up a few times recently in discussion with colleagues. I am writing this from the trainers perspective. To my colleagues who write courseware, I’ll apologise in advance if I don’t use the right terminology. Continue reading “What makes good courseware?”
Calculated Items in Excel Pivot Tables allow you to make categories from existing categories. This Tutorial shoes you how!
Continue reading “How to Create Calculated Items in Pivot Tables”
I was just listening to the Security Now Podcast and Steve Gibson was talking about a new .Net Vulnerability.
By way of background, I do classic ASP development and am moving to .net via SharePoint. As such I am aware of SQL injection and Cross Site Scripting issues with web based applications. I recommend people in this line, especially with public facing apps, read up on the new vulnerability. Continue reading “Web Application – .Net security”