A growing number of people are opting for a cell phone which can do far more than make a phone call. The BlackBerry has the capability to be a total life organizer that fits neatly in your pocket. However, a lack of training exists on how to use its capabilities. The University of Montevallo Regional Inservice is sponsoring a half-day workshop designed to help you make you use the BlackBerry to its full potential. Contents of the workshop include:
* Enter it once and forget it—The magic of repeating appointments and repeating tasks.
* When do I want to see this again?—Make that decision as you create a task.
Watch it disappear and then re-appear on just the right day.
* How convenient! —Program the two convenience keys to open your calendar and task list.
* The one and only address book you will ever need—E-mail, address, phone number, birthday, and
a wealth of personal information. “Contacts” will handle it all.
* The “Fab Five”—Making sure what’s really important gets done.
* Stress be gone—The crystal clear, organized task list.
* A wealth of information at your fingertips—What to keep in “Notes.”
* “In” to “empty” every day—Becoming the master of e-mail.
* Taking your data anywhere—How to synchronize Outlook with a smartphone.
* reQall here—From your voice to your e-mail on the fly.
* The Devil is in the details—How to store and access all of the details related to an appointment,
task or contact.
* Find it fast—Take advantage of the tremendous search capabilities of the handheld.
* Tricks and tips—Use these timesavers to make handheld experience more productive.
The workshop will be held August 11 from 8:30-11:30. Registration is free! Registration is being opened to anyone in the state regardless of inservice center region. To register, go to STIPD and search for “umin09” in the PD Title Number field.
Direction to the inservice center, located in Pelham, are found here.
Tammy SummervilleAugust 1, 2009 7:09 pm
I work with the Huntsville City Schools and have heard your presentations at several conferences. Are you planning to conduct any sessions in North Alabama this school year?
Dr. Frank BuckAugust 1, 2009 8:56 pm
Thanks for asking. Right now, the closest thing to you would the CLAS Assistant Principal’s conference on October 13. It’s going to be held in Decatur.
I have presented in Huntsville a couple of times over the last two summers. Things have gone well and people have seemed to want more. I would love to come back to Huntsville. So, as you hear of people planning professional development or needed keynote speakers, but let them know that I am interested.
wtmontanaMay 26, 2010 6:49 pm
Hi Dr. Buck, I see this is from a year ago and wonder if you still do this sort of event – and if so, do you do a sort of live blogging (like ScribbleLIVE) that us Australians could maybe tune into.
Dr. Frank BuckMay 26, 2010 8:07 pm
Yes, I definitely still do workshops on BlackBerry. I have not ventured into the live blogging that you mentioned, but I will add that as something to look in to. It’s great to see that someone halfway around the world is interested in what I have to offer. That being the case, it is something I would like to like to offer.
The next few weeks are pretty full will workshops, but finding a way to make this material available to people via the Internet is something I will explore.