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Constant Contact’s “Get Down to Business” Event across Texas – celebrating Small Business Week

This is Small Business Week and I am honored to be a guest speaker during Constant Contact’s 2nd Annual Get Down to Business event happening across Texas. We visited San Antonio yesterday, May 15th and we’ll be in Dallas this Friday, May 18th and in Austin next week on Wednesday, May 23rd. Below are all of the links, resources and recommended events mentioned during my presentation which covered the essential technology features every small business and nonprofit should know.

Download a pdf copy of the slides I presented.

Download the handout with a summary of all 100 Tips if you did not get a copy at the event.

This relates to tip #13. When you need help finding old commands in the new ribbon interface, don’t waste another second. Access one of the cool interactive guides to tell you exactly where your favorite commands are in the new applications. But remember… don’t tell your enemies!

Office 2010 Interactive Guides

Office 2007 Interactive Guides

Want to see the tips demonstrated online? Go to our calendar page on our website and click the link on the right hand side for the 45 Tips in 45 Minutes replay or launch it directly from here.

Get step by step instructions for all 100 tips to keep within reach. Go to to purchase 100 Tips in 100 Minutes.
The Student Guide includes support for Office 2003, Office 2007 and Office 2010.

Are you a Mac
? Register for 45 Tips in 45 Minutes using Office 2011 for Mac FREE webinar on Thursday, Jun 28, 2012. Even if you can’t attend, register so that you will receive the webinar replay.

Have a Microsoft Office question for PC or Mac
? Get free answers from certified trainers on our Facebook page. Like our page and simply post your question and one of our certified instructors will respond.

Want more training on Word Styles? Attend one of our upcoming PC webinars in June. Stay tuned! The Excel Tables deep dive is coming in July.

Join our list to receive updates on new classes and webinars! Be sure to add your city and state to receive information about live events in your area.

Contact Wilene Dunn at 877-814-6413 or to get information about bringing RedCape to your group or office. We’d love to see you in person and create a training event specifically for you.

Whew! I think I got everything. If not, I’ll update this post with any new stuff.

Thanks for attending Constant Contact’s 2nd Annual Get Down to Business. See you soon!



Vickie Sokol Evans

Free Microsoft Office Training – from Microsoft

Microsoft has some very useful training covering the most current versions of Office. Whether you want to brush up on your computer skills to learn the latest technology or need to prepare for a job interview & assessment, you’ll definitely want to check out these amazing resources for both PC and Mac.

On-Demand Training for PC and Mac

Download and learn on your own schedule!

All Microsoft Office Training for PC

Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint, SharePoint Workspace, Visio, word and more

Access, Communicator, Excel, Live Meeting, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint, Visio, and Word

Access, Excel, FrontPage, Outlook, and PowerPoint

All Microsoft Office for Mac Training

Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word

Making the switch from PC to Mac

Microsoft Webcasts for Office (PC)

Microsoft has a website dedicated to webcasts, podcasts and virtual labs. I applied the filters for Office and sessions that are suitable for business users.

Note: If you see the word “More”, be sure to click that link (as seen in the screenshot below) to view all the upcoming and available events (live and recorded).

Microsoft Office YouTube Channel

Another source for free training is Microsoft’s YouTube channel. They have over 500 videos and counting!

If you have a favorite resource for free training, I’d love to hear about it. I’m always on the lookout for great training!

And don’t forget to visit RedCape’s event page for our popular Tips in Minutes free webinar and other live, instructor-led training specifically for Executive and Personal Assistants.

Interactive Guides ease the learning curve for moving from Office 2003 to Office 2007/2010.

I had dinner with some good friends last night and one of them, who’s just as geeky as me (but not as funny), mentioned that he isn’t totally digging the new Office 2007 interface; that it wasn’t intuitive. I disagreed with him (respectfully, of course) about it not being intuitive and explained that Microsoft changed the interface from a hierarchical menu format to a task-centered ribbon format to make it easier and more intuitive. I mean, think about all of the commands that have been added over the years. They just were hidden away in the menus and submenus and sub-submenus. It was time for a makeover.

I do agree that it was a big change and that there is obviously a tremendous learning curve for everyone using Office XP or 2003. But with the help of these amazing Interactive Guides for Office 2007 and Office 2010 Microsoft developed, you can learn where your favorite commands are in Office 2007 literally within a matter of seconds. You tell the guide what command you want to use in Office 2003 and it demonstrates where that command now lives in Office 2007 and Office 2010. 


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