Word Press for Beginners and Business

Our new course – WordPress for Beginners– is ready to go.

It is available as a One on One Training day – 6 hours at $660.

It is a step by step process to build your own Word Press site, ready to go online by the end of the day. You will learn how to build it; write content; meta tag it (SEO); keep it secure; maintain and tweek it at will.

You can use your website as a blog; as a business; trading site; team site for your favourite team; as a special cause site.

Computer Smart Training Centre booking form

Computer Smart Training Centre booking form

MS Office training

Microsoft Office Training Courses – Gold Coast

Microsoft Office and related products are among the most widely used software in the world – Word, Excel, Access, Project, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio.

Computer Smart provides  Microsoft Office 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003  Microsoft Office system training programs – including classroom based and (on request) one on one training.

We have provided below a summary of the training course we provide for each of the various Microsoft software products.  Click a heading or logo for more information about specific courses and course outlines for that product.

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Microsoft Word Training Classes

Beginner to Advanced training on how to use and get the most out of Microsoft Word (versions 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016)

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Microsoft Excel Training Courses

Beginner to Advanced training on how to use and get the most out of Microsoft Word (versions 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016)

Microsoft Access Training

Beginner to Advanced training on how to use and get the most out of Microsoft Access

Microsoft Project Training Classes

Beginner to Advanced training on how to use and get the most out of Microsoft Project

Microsoft Publisher Training Classes

Beginner to Advanced training on how to use and get the most out of Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft PowerPoint Training Classes

Introductory training on how to use and get the most out of Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft FrontPage Training Classes

Intermediate to Advanced training on how to use and get the most out of Microsoft FrontPage

Microsoft Outlook Training Classes

Beginner to Advanced training on how to use and get the most out of Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Office 2016 Upgrade Classes

Become quickly proficient in the changes and new features introduced in Microsoft Office 2016.

Microsoft Visio Training Classes

Beginner to Advanced training on how to use and get the most out of Microsoft Visio

Outlook – drowning in your email?

Outlook outlook 13is a tool to manage your communications and your time.

 

Melissa MacBeth, a Lead Program Manager at Microsoft, suggests the following ideas to maximise your time and minimise your effort when working with Outlook. Your main effort should be directed at the work that earns you a living, not searching, filing, replying and forwarding.

Melissa suggests the use of the 4D approach. The four Ds are-

  • Do it (right now, if it will take less than 2 minutes)
  • Delegate it (forward it to someone more appropriate)
  • Defer it (more than 2 minutes of work time) – with a follow up flag.
  • Delete it

Also, it may be time to let some messages go straight through to a folder. Create a rule in the Move box on the Home tab. Move the emails from Sales Reps or Airlines straight to a folder. They are still there if you have time to read them but not choking your Inbox.

Create a series of folders that start with a number to put them at the top of the folder list – 1.Urgent work; 2. Management; 3. Personal. Use them wisely. This is the MUST DO Centre.

Next up – the Dos and Don’t s of great emails.

 

 

 

Is Your Blog Burning Your Business: Build a Better Blog Starting Today

By Tan-Ja

Build a Better Blog by Tan-Ja.com

“Image courtesy of Patoitchaya/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net”

 

If your business has a website and social media presence, you are one step ahead of your competitors who don’t. But there are still a lot of businesses out there who are not online, and who do not have a social media presence.

In business today, it is essential to be online, and if you have a regular blog attached to your site, even better! You are now two steps ahead of your competition. But do you need to build a better blog?

Could your blog be burning your business? Could it be driving business away instead of bringing business in? Here are 3 blogging tips which may help your business go from gloom to boom in the online world.

1. Focus on Your Customers – You are probably blogging about all the right things. New products that are coming out, your fantastic sales report for the month or discounts you are offering to loyal customers. Great stuff! But what about blogging about customers?

Statistics tell us that in the last 6 years, the number of active mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide,  rose from 73 million to over one billion. That’s a lot of people who have the potential to read about your business if  you do a customer case study or customer story they are featured in it.

For instance, if you are a wedding cake supplier, you could do a story about a customer who is buying an unusually designed wedding cake for their wedding. Send them an email thanking them and link to your blog. You can be sure that they will be so delighted, they will share the story with their social media friends who will remember your name and spread the word whenever someone is talking weddings.

2. Regular, Updated Original Content – Google loves original content and can tell the difference. You don’t want to rank low down just because you tried to be cheap, and bought spun content for a few dollars online. If you don’t have time to blog, engage a professional blogger who can do the job for you and do it well. It will be worth the money in the end.

3. Get Your Staff Blogging – Who better knows your business than the people who work for you! Set up a blogging schedule and ask some of your employees to create content for you once a month. You may have an employee who has writing aspirations or their own blog outside of work. If you offer a bio and  link back to their own work, it would be a win-win situation.

4. Send Content Our Regularly – Make sure you blog regularly. Whether it be once a day, week or month. Regular followers will be expecting your blog if you set aside a regular time/day to send out your post. Also be sure to include it in any newsletter or emails you send out.

5. Some SEO is better than no SEO – We all want good SEO content in our blog so that Google will rank us at the top. There are a lot of people who pay top dollar to get their blogs noticed. You don’t have to pay top dollar, but you should have some idea of SEO strategies so that you are ranking highly. Using a good plug in like YOAST will help you understand SEO better and the more you do it, the better you will get.

If you want to know more about Blogging and SEO for your website, engage in a basic workshop to get you started.

Computer Smart Training offer workshops on a variety of computer subjects. Click here (link to calendar) to find out more.

 

Tan-Ja.comAs a professional Teacher, Trainer and ICT (Internet Communication Technology) Educator for over 25 years, Tan-Ja has worked in the area of Internet Technology since the late 90?s.  She has a Masters Degree in Education, with a specialty in Information Technology.

In a former life, she taught both children and adults around the world (Australia, UK and the Middle East)  on different subjects. Since leaving education, Tan has been  writing, teaching and training in the areas of ICT, blogging, digital marketing and content writing ever since.

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