There are so many distractions facing folks every day; it can feel totally overwhelming. We are served marketing messages at all hours of the day, and they come from all angles. It can often feel like we are in a crowded market, convinced to try every merchant's items 24 hours a day. It is hard to find a place to retreat and relax without being pitched "why you need to do X or why you should consider doing Y." There are so many services and so many companies demanding your attention thru new intrusive tactics, it is easy to lead to wanting to shut down and not want to explore new options and services being presented to you.
That being said, we would like to take a moment to explain why we are so passionate about technology training. First of all, it is important to understand that we live in the midst of the digital revolution. We are in the middle of a fundamental transformation of how we live our lives. Moving forward, we believe that almost all innovation and advancement in our society will have a large piece of its DNA rooted in personal technology. The solutions to today's and tomorrow's challenges will most likely be addressed by an application that will live on smartphones or computers. People are coming up with new and better mousetraps every day, and most of them are available online or via the app stores.
That being said, how can you keep up and navigate this new era we find ourselves living in? The first step is to develop a relationship with a trainer who can become your trusted resource. We have learned some real lessons over the past 5 years of conducting technology training sessions, and one lesson we take to heart is that people's personal technology is as unique as their fingerprint. No two people use their smartphone the same way, no two people have the same set-up on their desktop, so there is no real reason to believe that anything aside from one-on-one training will be effective in terms of helping folks learn how to navigate their technology, their own way and on their own terms.
Further, with the advancement and evolution of technology happening at such a rapid pace, it is important to work with a trainer that can sort out the "noise" and help you focus on the elements of technology that can bring true benefit to you. This is especially important for non-digital natives. Non-digital natives are those of us who didn't grow up with a smartphone or iPad in our hands or classrooms. It is helpful for non-digital natives to learn from a technology trainer about how to make the most of new offerings, subscriptions, and services as well as to learn the "rules of the road" so that when you start using new tools and platforms, you understand how to "fit in" and become part of that new environment.
We believe this service area; we call it Consumer IT training and support will become a widespread offering. As we enter further and further into the digital age, it will be necessary for all households to have a technology resource on call to help with any unexpected challenges that might arise as we become more and more reliant on our lives' digital tools.
It is a time of great transformation with incredible upsides; having a trainer to help navigate the journey is a great first step to making the most of the times we find ourselves living in.