Technology Across America with IAAP’s TEC15

I am honored to present in February – April for the International Association of Administrative Professional’s (IAAP) TEC 15 conferences. These technology conferences cover a wide range of technology and office productivity sessions and span a variety of job titles from Administrative/Executive Assistants to Program Managers/Coordinators, Project Managers and Coordinators, CPAs, Lawyers, you name the job title and these conferences benefit. Here is a list of cities and dates:

Here’s the link for more information:

I’m teaching Microsoft’s Office Applications including Data Analysis and Functions of Excel, PowerPoint Pizzazz, Take Note! It’s OneNote, and performing my popular technology humor show, “Technology Bytes: And it just bit my funny bone” at lunch.

Here are links to some of my sessions:

Windows 8.1: Tip 3 of 8 – Keyboard Shortcuts

Thankfully our good, old (and some new) keyboard shortcuts are available. No matter what keyboard device you use tablet, laptop, or desktop these Windows shortcuts save time.

Click here for a free download of my Windows 8 or Windows 7 PDF cheat sheet of more shortcuts, but here are some of my favorite:

Windows 8.1 - Some of my favorite shortcut keys

Windows 8.1 – Some of my favorite shortcut keys


Launch Pad – Ready, Set, Launch an App – Mac Mavericks Tips N Tricks

Launch Pad - Mac Mavericks

Launch Pad – Mac Mavericks

Like the iPad and iPhone, Mac Desktops and Laptops have a view similar to the Home Screen. The Mac’s version of the Home Screen is through an app called, Launch Pad.  You may use the icon on your Dock (displayed at left), Finder, or a multi gestured 5 Finger Pinch on your touch pad or touchscreen.

My Launch Pad view displays below. Notice, like an iPad or iPhone, I have multiple screens that I may swipe or click through.

Launch Pad Screen

Launch Pad Screen

Windows 8.1: Tip 2 of 8 – Start Menu (Sort of)

Windows 8.1 Start button Shortcut menu

Windows 8.1 Start button Shortcut menu

Windows 8.1 – Tech Tip – The Mini Start Menu – On your Desktop you may right click (or for touchscreen press and hold for a moment) the Start button in the lower left corner to see a shortcut menu. The shortcut menu allows you to perform popular tasks, such as restarting and shutting down, and to navigate to the Control Panel, Task Manager, and File Explorer. This is a simplified version of our former Start menu and displays at left.

So, get off to a great Start early and often using this great menu!