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  • 00:29

    Technology Literacy...More than Using a Computer for Social Media !

    in Technology

    Often times we take for granted just how important technology literacy is in our personal, professional and academic lives. For example, I am a diabetic and therefore it is very important for me to monitor my glucose levels; I use Microsoft Excel to track my glucose readings, the times at which I take my glucose readings, the food that I have eaten that day and I also track the highs, lows and averages for the week.  I even have charts and graphs to display trends in a pictorial way.  Tracking this information allows me to make any necessary changes to my diet, exercise routine and the occasional treat - a piece of "real" lemon cake (not sugar free). That is just one of many ways that I use technology to help me on a personal level.  It is only through knowing about Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets that I would have known to use this program to help me with my health.


    Listen in to learn more about the different Microsoft Office Suite applications (that you probably already have on your computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone) and some of the ways you can use them personally, professionally and academically.

  • 00:29

    Technology Literacy…An Important Skill Set for Students!

    in Technology

    Join me as I discuss the importance of technology and computer literacy for today’s student especially in online learning environments.  This particular topic is very special to me as my wife, Renee Burgher, has returned to college and currently attends Phoenix University in pursuit of her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  All of the academic projects and assignments she submits for grading are completed using either Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft OneNote; learn how she uses the other applications to stay organized and manage the academic part of her life. Listen in so you will know how to maximize the use of these tools, whether for yourself or for a significant other, to ensure academic success.

  • 00:31

    Technology Literacy…An Important Skill Set for Entrepreneurs/Business Owners

    in Technology

    Please join me as I share the results of my professional quest to research the importance of technology and computer literacy for entrepreneurs and new small business owners.  As a solo-preneur myself I have truly benefited from maximizing the benefits of technology and computers when it comes to equalizing the playing field with my competition. As a result of this journey, I have re-focused my training & consulting efforts to educate entrepreneurs and small business owners on how to become more efficient, effective and productive users of technology with a strong focus on the Microsoft Office Suite of applications.  After-all, how can you ignore this statistic….according to Microsoft, 1.1 billion people (or 1 in 7 people on the planet) use Microsoft Office.  I am quite sure that a significant percentage of these users includes entrepreneurs & start-up small business owners.  If you currently use Microsoft Office or have been thinking about purchasing the suite of applications, then you don’t’ want to miss this broadcast on learning more about how Microsoft Office Suite applications can be applied to your business!

  • 00:29

    Why Technology Literacy Is Important to YOU!

    in Technology

     Technology literacy is not just about knowing computers, the Internet or how to use word-processing, spreadsheet, and email management programs. Fundamentally, it is productively, efficiently and effectively using computer and information systems to meet productive goals in a competitive environment. It is also instrumental in developing one's human capital toward self-sufficiency.  Technology literacy can also be defined as the ability to use, manage, and problem solve using technology.  Listen in to learn more about the importance of technology literacy in your lives.

  • 00:15

    "Back to the Basics: Technology Literacy Movement - Part 2"

    in Technology

    Join me as I discuss how I plan to initiate the "Technology Literacy Movement" locally within areas of Concord & Charlotte (NC).  The plan will consist of workshops, webinars and training sessions offered through local community-based organizations.  Social media will be a main ingredeient to reaching an even larger audience while adding the ability for interaction with those interested in joining this movement.

  • 00:30

    Technology Literacy...Is a Very Important Skill Set in the Workplace!

    in Technology

    Since January of 2014, I have gone on a personal and professional quest to research the importance of technology literacy in the workplace...and it truly amazes me how individuals today still take for granted the importance and necessity of technology literacy skills in the workplace. I came across article after article about the importance of being computer literate in the workplace, the importance of basic computer skills and the importance of computers skills as an office professional.  Therefore I am re-focusing my training & consulting efforts to educate individuals on how to become more efficient, effective and productive users of technology with a strong focus on the Microsoft Office Suite applications.  After-all, how can you ignore this statistic….according to Microsoft, 1.1 billion people (or 1 in 7 people on the planet) use Microsoft Office.  Today’s broadcast will discuss how the very applications that sit on desktops at many places of work offer individuals more options and a greater ability to become successful employees in the workplace…the catch is enhance one’s technology skill sets, identify the issues and obstacles they face, and to begin integrating these new skills sets with the experience each individual possesses to minimize, if not, eliminate these obstacles.


    I am starting with the workplace during this broadcast and I will discuss how to achieve e-squared-p at home, professionally, and academically on future broadcasts.  So stop by my web site, www.tabtraining.com, or lookup TABRadio here on BlogTalkRadio.

  • 00:14

    Why is Technology Literacy Important to You?

    in Technology

    Technological literacy is defined as being able to use, manage and understand technology.  Using technology is being successful in the operation of equipment, knowing the components of the existing system and how the system behaves.  Managing technology is ensuring that all activities are efficient and appropriate.  Understanding technology involves the ability to synthesize information through new insights.  Let's explore how using, managing and understanding technology is an important element in achieving professional, personal and academic success in our life.

  • 00:26

    Technology Literacy vs. Technology Capable

    in Technology


    Do you know the difference?  Do you consider yourself to be technology literate?  Do you consider yourself to be technologically capable?  Are you both?  Listen in to get teh answers and then judge for yourself...you may just find out a few things that will help you increase your "Human Capital!"

  • 00:30

    Live Talk on Technology & Computers!

    in Technology

    I am changing the format of my monthly TABRadio broadcasts to a live call-in show where you the listener can ask questions about technology and computers.  My broadcast is designed to help you become more efficient, effective and productive users of technology and computers by overcoming whatever anxiety keeps you from doing so.  Here the only "bad" question is the question that is never asked and keeps you from moving on to accomplishing the goals that have been set.


    No scripts. No pitches. And no commercials! Just 30 minutes dedicated to taking listener questions, LIVE on the Internet!


    Learn about technology and computers from Troy A. Burgher, a Microsoft Certified Professional, with over 20+ years of experience teaching and developing classes and course materials on Basic Technology and Computer Literacy for novice and beginner users.  


    Have you recently purchased a new desktop or laptop?  Are you a new or beginner user of Microsoft Office applications like Excel, Word,  PowerPoint, Outlook?  Are you looking to enhance your job search opportunities, but have limited knowledge or experience using computers?  Using Microsoft Office Suite applications?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, then call in to my LIVE TABRadio broadcast this coming Sunday [4/26/15] at 3:00 PM [EST].

  • 00:30

    Create a simple tool to manage your personal expenses!

    in Self Help

    Since April is Financial Literacy Month and tax time has passed, let's begin focusing on our finances for the remainder of 2015.  I know you have been putting your receipts into a shoebox or an accordion file, so let’s start recording, tracking and managing those expenses so we can make some basic financial decisions like; what vacation(s) can we schedule this year?  Which expense(s) can we cut back on to start saving towards our year-end-goal?  


    Let me share with you this awesome tool that you can create by attending my signature Microsoft Excel training program called the "Manage Your Personal Finances" or MYPF Learning Program. The MYPF Learning Program takes a total of eight hours to complete.  During the training you will learn various Microsoft Excel functions and concepts that will provide you with knowledge that can be used in other aspects of your life (personally, professionally, or academically).  The program is now being offered in a virtual platform, over the Internet, and it is designed for the beginner or novice computer user.  All that you need is the Microsoft Office Excel application and an Internet connection.  The goal of the program is to help individuals become more "efficient, effective and productive" users of technology. 


    Join me during the broadcast to learn more about this simple and easy-to-use tool that you create as the result of completing the MYPF Learning Program.

  • 00:31

    Just where are you spending your money?

    in Software

    Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month?  Do you have in place the means to track your daily, weekly, or monthly expenses?  Was this one of your New Year’s Resolutions...and how is that going?  I know, from personal experience, that recording things like "where I spend my money" and "how much I spend on certain non-essential items are things I don't like to know about or see (especially in a documented format).  


    What typically works for most is to just check the current bank balance(s) and determine how things are until the next payday...but in that regard, how does one truly understand where money is being spent? 


    This is something that my family and I had to deal with, just within the past year.  During this broadcast I will be promoting April as Financial Literacy Month and the importance of knowing the how much, the where, the when and the why of our personal spending habits as a way to begin leveraging our financial status. 


    Join me during the broadcast to learn more about simple ways to use the technology that is already at our fingertips (literally) as a way to get a better grasp of our financial picture.  You can simply listen in to the broadcast or you can call in if you have a question or a comment that you would like to add.  I look forward to you joining me this upcoming Sunday at 3:00 pm.