What if I told you it's possible to write emails in a quarter of the time? Well, believe it or not, it is possible. Yet 80% of people haven't realized how easy it is to do. And that makes me sad :'( ... because it only takes 10 hours to learn do). First, understand these two basic facts: The average person types at 25 WPM The average person reads at 300 WPM In other words, the average person can read roughly eight times faster than they can type. That poses an interesting question ... Why in the world are we still hunting and pecking at the keys??? It doesn't make any sense. We type eight times slower than we read, so why do we continually peck away at the keyboard? We are literally wasting time. And since the average worker spends 28% of their time in email, I'm willing to do anything in [...]
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Paul Smith was born with severe cerebral palsy. In his Oregon nursing, Smith types away with one finger tirelessly. However, he's no author. In fact, he considers himself an artist, and once you see what he's creating you'll certainly agree. http://youtu.be/svzPm8lT36o?list=FLOCo8MSsMgE6DkBBwwsVttw As a touch typing specialist I would not usually promote hunting and pecking at the keyboard, but this is an exception. Paul Smith was born with severe cerebral palsy. He has a special talent, one he has had since an early age. He is unable to use a typewriter like it was intended; in fact, he only uses the letters and symbols on the top row. Paul creates beautiful art using his typewriter, recalling memories and copying from photographs and real works of art. An artist at work. Take a look and see if you agree. We have been teaching how to create this kind of art (ASKII) and [...]
Image from www.ladieslearningcode.com Learning to code is vitally important to our economy and everyone has the ability to learn. There are lots of places to learn to code but I would recommend Ladies Learning Code in Toronto. Ladies Learning Code is a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization that runs workshops for women (and men) who want to learn beginner-friendly computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way. Today they have chapters across Canada, a thriving girls' programs called Girls Learning Code, Kids Learning Code and a permanent workshop space in Toronto. Take a look at their event page and see if they are running a course near you. http://ladieslearningcode.com/events/
Don't forget to take a break when working on a computer. Get up and move around for a few minutes every 30 minutes.
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I received some inspiration today from Melanie Duncan and thought of all my fellow entrepreneurs who we are helping to educate in this technological world. "Regardless whether it was directly useful or not, do you remember the amount of information and novel concepts that you used to process while in school? Hopefully, it was a lot. However, if you are like most your education has greatly decreased since then. In most jobs, you learn some skills in the beginning and then coast. So how do you combat this: -Attending conferences on areas of information that interests you. -Reading books on different types of businesses, ideas and people. -Meet/spend time with people in different professions -Travel and break free from familiar places and spaces. Go on, what's stopping you. "