Boost your IT skills – be more effective and more productive

Boost your IT skills – be more effective and more productive – overview

You will learn two things – how to get more out of the software you use and how to save time as well.

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Learning objectives

By the end of this one-day workshop you will have learned new skills to shortcut and improve the way you use your standard software packages.

Who should attend?

Are you a busy manager? Would you like to save valuable time? If so, this workshop is for you.

Expert trainer

Shelley has more than a dozen years’ experience in helping people to get more from their computers. After working for an IT training organisation Shelley decided to ‘do her own thing’ when she realised the limitations of delivering standard courses.

Shelley and her team have worked hard to achieve accreditation by the Learning and Performance Institute for the IT Training Surgery, as a recognised high quality provider of IT training,

Shelley is highly visible on social media and has a reputation as the source of an endless stream of tips and techniques. She has a legion of raving fans who are confident that she can find a quick way to do virtually anything.

Boost your IT skills – be more effective and more productive – course outline

1 Do you know Word?

  • Did you know that by using Styles and Templates you can cut down your formatting time and help to make your documents accessible?
  • Did you know that Autocorrect can get rid of those irritating typos?
  • Did you know that Format Painter can copy your formatting all over the place really fast?
  • Did you know that you can email your document as an attachment without leaving Word?
  • Are you making best use of all the shortcuts?

2 Do you know Excel?

  • Did you know you can Fill a whole column of numbers or text in a flash?
  • Did you know you can get Excel to predict what you want it to fill too?
  • Did you know you don’t need to select the whole spreadsheet to sort your data? And when you format your data as a table, it means you can sort, filter and format in one go?
  • Are you making best use of all the shortcuts?

3 Do you know Outlook?

  • Did you know that Quicksteps allow you to create standard emails with one click?
  • Did you know that you can reply to an email with a meeting request?
  • Did you know that you can send a copy of your availability in an email without writing it all out yourself?
  • Did you know that by checking everyone’s schedules you can save time when managing a meeting?
  • Do you know the quick keyboard shortcuts for jumping between sections of Outlook?
  • Are you making best use of all the shortcuts?

4 Do you know PowerPoint?

  • Did you know that creating or editing the Slide Master will save you hours?
  • Did you know that you can reorganize your slides quickly?
  • Did you know that you can insert slides from other presentations so that there is no need to reinvent the wheel?
  • Are you making best use of all the shortcuts?