Business

Are you feeling stuck in your current position, seeking a new one, or contemplating a career change? In this interview, author and career coach Valerie Sutton answers common questions about career development. For those thinking about a new career, she offers advice on assessing your passions and your personality, knowing when you need more education to get the job you want, and researching hiring trends in the industries that interest you. For those actively searching for jobs or getting back into the job market after an absence, she discusses how to write resumes and cover letters that speak to your talents, impress potential employers, and help you land an interview.

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Discover the secrets of a veteran content marketer. In this interview-style course, author C.C. Chapman teaches how storytelling—creating a compelling narrative around your content or product—is at the heart of both marketing and business, using examples from his own career. Learn about the goals of content marketing, the tools and skills you'll need to run a successful campaign, and how to leverage social media and mobile technology to promote your message. C.C. also touches on the importance of dealing with negative feedback gracefully and maintaining relationships in social media communities.

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Make the most of your marketing with tips and tricks from marketing thought leader Lorrie Thomas Ross. An author, speaker, and CEO of her own online marketing agency, Lorrie shares candid advice from her years of developing successful online marketing campaigns, and explains how to personalize your brand while finding new customers and clients. This course, another in our Insights series of interviews with industry thought leaders, covers vital considerations, such as building your brand, working within the confines of a small budget, tackling social media, and knowing when to hire a consultant to conduct your online marketing.

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To people that have been struggling to make their first dollar online, the idea of generating solid passive income online seems so mysterious. Well the truth is there are many many people making tons of money online and there are dozens of ways you can do so. In this short course, you will be introduced to one very simple method, which I am confident will not only help you generate your first dollar online, but once you learn it, if scaled up, you can easily be on your way to generating hundreds if not thousands per week from this single technique alone.

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Many of our working environments today are closer to soul-destroying than they are to inspiring and captivating. We feel unfulfilled by our work, without ever realising that it doesn't have to be that way. The fundamentals of Lean and Agile provide an incredibly powerful way of re-thinking what we do - allowing us to provide value early - so that we can reverse those feelings and, instead, reap the enjoyment of truly making a difference in our work.

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iOS 6 is the "world's most advanced mobile operating system." Version 6 brings tighter integration with social media, new maps, refinements with Siri, and so much more. This VTC course explores the new features of iOS 6 along with the basics of operation. VTC author Sam McGuire demonstrates how to set-up your device and get the most from its day to day use. Topics include: app usage, interfacing with iCloud, social media, and a host of other practical applications. This course covers everything you need to get the most from your mobile devices.
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In iPad Tips and Tricks, author Christopher Breen provides expert tips for getting the most out of the Apple iPad (first generation) and iPad 2, including gesturing, typing, and adding content, as well as troubleshooting common device issues. The course explains how to download and manage apps, configure email accounts, create presentations, and set up videoconferences. The course also demonstrates both built-in and third-party solutions for opening and editing files, streaming video and audio wirelessly, and troubleshooting common device issues.

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Discover how to get the most out of your iPhone or iPod touch, from making calls, browsing the web, managing your time, and getting around town to taking notes, shooting photos, and listening to music. In this course, author Garrick Chow shows how to perform all of these tasks and more, and introduces the enhancements built into iOS 6, including enhanced language support and commands for Siri, shared photo streams, and the new Reply with Message feature for handling incoming calls. The course also includes hands-on demonstrations on how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures, and offers tips for personalizing the setup of the iPhone and iPod touch. An extensive section on troubleshooting helps when the occasional glitch happen.

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In this course, author Valerie Sutton shares the latest techniques to find jobs efficiently and effectively. This course teaches you how to develop your profile and brand, seek advertised and unadvertised positions, network successfully to broaden your circle, and work with recruiting professionals. Valerie includes strategies for both the online and offline worlds. Along the way, discover smart strategies to match your interests with your search and manage your time in order to maximize results.

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Apple Keynote provides a simple set of tools for creating powerful slide show presentations. Organize and format your slides easily and effectively. Illustrate your information with your own images, or those created with Photoshop Elements. Even broadcast your presentations via QuickTime, or with a PDF file for the Internet. Virtual Training Company author Mario Leone shows you how to utilize this application. In this six hour tutorial he explains the basics of Keynote and other software applications like Flash MX to encorporate multimedia into your presentation. You can now have that one-two punch for your business presentation.
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