Quick but useful stuff for people like me who are teaching others how to use various type of software applications more efficiently. There are many techniques available. Here is another one – make the blinking cursor thicker.
How to make blinking cursor thicker in Windows 10
I find the thickness value of 3 perfect while conducting demos or teaching.
Now the cursor position is more easily noticed by the audience.
Choose the mouse option above to see how the mouse cursor can also be made bigger.
Read my article series (9 posts) about how to deliver high-impact training and demos.
Traditionally, training is either performed for remote audience or local audience. However, in recent times, I am getting frequent requests to deliver remote and local training simultaneously.
I recently conducted a large training program where we covered 2000+ people in just one day. Only 300 people present in the room, rest on Skype for Business, across 6 countries! I learnt many best practices during this session. Here are the best practices.
Continue reading How to conduct simultaneous Remote and Local Training
FormulaText function in Excel was introduced in version 2013. It requires just one parameter – the cell from which you want to display the formula. Even if you select a range, it will return the formula in the top left cell.
When to use the FormulaText function in Excel
Here are three practical scenarios.
It is very helpful in documenting important formulas.
It can also be used as a part of an audit process.
Trainers can use it to teach formulas more effectively.
I find it useful for creating more readable screenshots while creating learning content for Excel.
This article is for trainers in general and Office trainers in particular. If you are not careful, there can be expectation mismatch after delivering a training program. This leads to disputes, customer dissatisfaction, loss of credibility and may even affect your fees. Here are some important ways in which you can prevent expectation mismatch and deliver world class training outcomes.
Continue reading Trainers: How to prevent expectation mismatch
Creating and Delivering Training Content:
It is simpler yet more powerful than what you ever imagined. Create in PowerPoint and deliver using SharePoint / Lync / or even PowerPoint itself.
This series was created for older version of Office and SharePoint. However the concepts are still valid.
I wrote many articles recently about using ZOOM while presenting. I originally thought I will write only one article, but ended up writing 6.
This Zoom KNOWLEDGE PACK will guide you to the right article, depending upon what you need.
Continue reading Zoom Knowledge Pack for High Impact Demos and Presentations
This is the continuation of the article Basic vs. Advanced – the psychological deterrent to efficient Office usage! It is difficult to teach thousands of features to thousands of users. But there is a different approach available – Imparting Generic Skills rather than specific skills. Let us explore the completely ignored dropdown.
Let us explore and find out more about it with an example.
Continue reading Generic Skills: Drop that dropdown!
As you know, I have conducted hundreds of sessions demonstrating how to increase work efficiency using Microsoft Office tools, for over 210,000 people so far. The audience is different every time. But do they come with great excitement to learn from the celebrity efficiency guru called Dr. Nitin?
Absolutely not. Over these years, I have learnt to understand what goes on in the minds of the people sitting in the audience. I have cross checked my understanding with customers – either by conducting a poll during the session or by asking specific confirmation after the session.
In any case, if you use Office you will relate to what I am about to reveal. If you are an Office trainer (or any kind of trainer), you may also benefit from the psychology behind the technology.
Continue reading Office Efficiency Session: What does the audience think?
PowerPoint is usually used for delivering live presentations. The presenter shows slides and speaks or explains things during the presentation.
This article shows how to create reusable, narrated training material – right within PowerPoint. No need to use third party add-ins or applications like Flash, Captivate, Camtasia, etc..
Continue reading Creating reusable, narrated training content using PowerPoint