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  • Blog Post: students involved with technology 2014

    January 24th Mr. Chuck D was on the Arsenio Hall show. Arsenio was discussing his old show "We talk about my old show...I fought for groups like you and NWA and one situation I lost a fight with Paramount because your song was called 'By the Time I Get To Arizona'." "Tell young...
  • Blog Post: sunday posts for everyone: bing maps and photosynth integration!

    last week at malta elementary all the kids were excited about the photosynth (a 3 dimensional representation of a place or an object from different angles) and i also showed them the bing map app of some of those photosynths.  once we got to the microsoft surface globe application ( part of the...
  • Blog Post: office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays

    i just discovered a blur feature in powerpoint 2010 that makes it pretty easy to mess with someone in a presentation. 1) start with a title slide and then save the title slide as a JPG 2) next import the JPG into PowerPoint 2010 3) under artistic effects blur the picture 4) then choose to animate with...
  • Blog Post: use the powerpoint 2010 action feature to touch enable your next presentation

    In PowerPoint 2010 there is a Hyperlink and Action feature that allow you to navigate to a certain slide when a word (hyperlink) or area/section (action) is touched by the presenter (on a touch screen) or clicked with a mouse.  I have found this very useful with some of the new intro decks for Windows...
  • Blog Post: office 2010 tips and tricks thursdays (on a friday)

    today i’m going to share my office live story and a link to a bunch of office content.  christian maulsby gave a great presentation at cwug (chicago windows user group) last night on office live and how he uses it professionally.  great session christian!  my story starts a couple years...
  • Blog Post: a powerpoint proposal

    This video is a great example of how to use PowerPoint (and just because you can use PowerPoint doesn't mean you should use PowerPoint). It's about 3 minutes in length - 1st minute shows a good presentation (but I DO NOT condone PowerPoint for this type of proposal EVER) then a bad presentation example...
  • Blog Post: terri sjodin - author, speaker, consultant

    while i was still a technical trainer, i watched terri sjodin's "new sales speak: the 9 biggest sales presentation mistakes and how to avoid them". this was one of the best train the trainer presentations i have ever watched and as a microsoft certified trainer i had to demonstrate an understanding of...
  • Blog Post: toastmasters leadership institute

    on saturday i will be presenting at the toastmasters leadership institute in normal, il on the toastmasters vp of membership role. i'm serving the dekalb area toastmasters as the vp of education this year (i was the president last year) and as i prepared for this presentation i had a lot of great examples...
  • Blog Post: powerpoint 2010 - broadcast a presentation

    i have begun to broadcast my powerpoint presentations using the powerpoint 2010 feature and will give a quick tutorial in this blog post.  from the office 2010 backstage view (which you access from the file menu) under save and send you can setup to broadcast your slide show. there is a public powerpoint...
  • Blog Post: windows 7 wednesdays 60 tips in 60 minutes (the presentation)

    yesterday was the ahma hardlines technology forum in schaumburg, il . i had 60 minutes to go through 60 tips on windows 7.  with other tips shared besides the “main” tip, i easily was above 60, but i have included the original list of 60 tips (many with screen shots) here in a chicago windows user...