PERSONAL COMPUTER TRAINING = CASH IN YOUR POCKET
by Sharon Wolfe
Sharon@biznetonline.com

"I have the CPU, the Monitor, the Mouse, the Speakers, the CD-ROM, the Tape Backup, the Modem, the Printer, I’m On-Line, etc. - Now What?"


Many times after making a large investment in computer equipment, the payoff isn’t what was expected. The hardware is the best, the software is the most up-to-date so, what could be the problem?

Whenever there is an investment in a new process or new equipment, there must be an investment in people. For example, it would be unheard of for a printing business to purchase a new press and not expect to train its employees on the new piece of equipment.

It follows that it makes good business sense to train a valuable employee in computer skills, rather than to hire a computer expert and train them to be a natural sales person, skilled secretary, medical transcriber, full-charge bookkeeper, etc. When an employee is fully trained in using new software with their particular job in mind the results are $$$ in your pocket.

Individual, personal, one-on-one, on-site training. New research on education shows that this is the most effective training method. It gets to the heart of the matter in a short period of time. Personal training provides:

A Word About Classroom Training, usually off-site at a vendor’s location or a training school.
The traditional model of classroom learning is found to be least effective. In a group, learning something new may be embarrassing or risky. Most people don’t want to be ridiculed or try anything new for fear of failing in front of others. Natural self-directed education ends in this environment.

Additional drawbacks:

Some questions to ask when selecting a computer trainer:

Once again, it makes good business sense to train a valuable employee in computer skills. When an employee is properly trained in using software with their particular job in mind the results are $$$ in your pocket.

Sharon Wolfe is the Owner/Operator of The Squeaky Mouse, A Computer Training Company She can be reached at (818) 705-1702 or squeakymouse@earthlink.net See her website at http://www.socalmall.com/squeaky.htm

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