You may have noticed something in recent weeks. Online training is all the rage.
Training for this. Training for that. Training for things you never knew existed until now.
What a bombardment in your social media feed every day. I wonder if it will ever end?
The fact there is so much ‘out there’ now has its up sides and its down sides.
It’s great to see that there are opportunities for people to learn, develop new skills, brush up on old skills, and (maybe for the first time ever) finally get to grips with a topic.
But the current situation does carry a ‘buyer beware’ warning. Because there are some rogues out there. There are cheats, liars and thieves. And they wouldn’t bat an eyelid before taking your money off you and laughing all the way to the bank.
So do be careful when choosing who to go with for your online learning and training.
Is the ‘trainer’ just one of those fly-by-night operators who is out to make a killing at the expense of the vulnerable, confused or desperate?
Or do they have genuine pedigree? Can they demonstrate they are the real deal?
Do your research. Do your due diligence. Do think twice before parting with your hard-earned cash.
There are good people out there. There are genuine experts who can teach you what you want to know. Seek them out.
And if you wish to learn more about the ‘how to’ with Microsoft Office there is something you should know.
I already offer live training online in that – for groups and individuals.
I’ve been qualified to deliver this kind of training in Microsoft Office 365 since 2014. And I’ve got more than 20 years’ experience in the platform and all its applications.
So if you have a team or group who would like to up their skills in one or more of Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel or Teams, for example, do get in touch.
Or, if you are a VA who wants to get some accelerated learning so you can serve clients in a better and more productive way, I can help with that, too. Just ask.
If you know me a little by now you will know I am on a bit of a mission with Microsoft training.
I would love to rid the world of those irritating courses that teach you what THEY want to teach… instead of what you need to learn to get the job done. It just seems silly to charge people for what they will never – or hardly likely – use in their lifetime.
That’s one of the reasons why VA’s say they buy my online courses. There’s no waffle or padding. It’s just the essentials, taught in a straight step-by-step way. It’s as if I am by your side as I show you every click, every move of the mouse, each drop down menu and include some shortcuts.
With my live training, it’s just like that. Except I am there with you ‘live’ rather than on a video recording. There is more interaction, you get to ask questions and we go at the right pace for you. Either way, I share my screen with you so you can see it all happen in front of your very eyes and you get to participate and put the learning into practice right there and then.
Who can benefit from Live Online Learning?
I truly believe that anyone can learn how to do things better, faster and more easily. And I’m not afraid to shout that from the rooftops.
Experience counts. The ability to teach a topic well so people learn properly is vital. Being a guide who knows how all the tech ticks is important.
Virtual assistants and executive assistants are my audience, niche or tribe. I love helping them. They turn to me for help with their Microsoft Office training and I never disappoint. I’ve been doing this for a long, long time and keep on top of my skills year on year.
You will find me fair, patient and honest. They are my non-negotiable values in business. I hope you share those values, too.
If you are a VA on a mission to improve the way you work, we are likely to get on well. A bit of ambition, passion and drive will always get you places. Whether you are starting out with Microsoft Office or looking to develop your existing skills, why not go for a little one-to-one live training.
Give yourself the opportunity to make more of yourself, attract more of the clients you want to work with and push through these strange times.
Get in touch and we can start the conversation.