Tag Archives: Training

Training vs Adoption

Training vs Adoption is a common confusion. This article is about driving Office 365 adoption. These concepts are valid for any technology adoption which involves business users. Training is a subset of Adoption. But often, the only thing customers do for adoption is a few training programs. Adoption means effective and full utilization of the right features and tools in the right business context – across the organization.  Learn more (7 min).

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Trainers: Make blinking cursor thicker

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

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I find the thickness value of 3 perfect while conducting demos or teaching.

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Now the cursor position is more easily noticed by the audience.

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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.

How to conduct simultaneous Remote and Local Training

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.

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How to use FormulaText function in Excel

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.

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Detailed syntax.

When to use the FormulaText function in Excel

Here are three practical scenarios.

  1. It is very helpful in documenting important formulas.
  2. It can also be used as a part of an audit process.
  3. Trainers can use it to teach formulas more effectively.
  4. I find it useful for creating more readable screenshots while creating learning content for Excel.

Trainers: How to prevent expectation mismatch

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.

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