Monday, April 26, 2010

One Sign Tech is Running Your Life.

Here's just one.

Off the top of your head you know 19 different keystroke symbols far more clever than

Of course there’s a lot more to computing skills, especially the one’s needed in the work place these days. To learn truly useful skills, visit Video Professor at


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Video Professor Customer Comments

We get lots of letters, calls and e-mails from Video Professor customers. We’ll be the first to admit we do get some complaints which we try to resolve ASAP. But a lot of folks simply contact us to say how much they appreciate the effectiveness of learning computing with Video Professor. We appreciate it!

Here are some examples from people all over the country. People just like you. Different ages, different needs but all with one thing in common; the need to learn. They ordered Video Professor.

“Thank you so much for the program. It was great, easy to use and understand. It was more beneficial than the classroom classes I took for Photoshop. Also thanks for your time and attention. Let Freedom Ring! Now your biggest fan and proponent in Indiana!”

Warm Regards,


From Indiana

“I just now got myself a lovely Dell computer, and white computer desk and chair, for my recent 89th birthday. I had never even turned one on before but I am determined to learn it so I just purchased your CD’s. I’m sure they will prove very helpful.”


From Florida

“I had an assignment for a final project due in PowerPoint and didn’t know a think about it so I ordered your product. Within 2 days I was able to start using PowerPoint 2007 and begin my final project. The total amount I could receive on the project was 250 points and I received 245 and I attribute that to using the lessons from you on PowerPoint. I took an additional step. I had actually been sent two copies because the first one would skip and get stuck so they sent me a new copy to work with. I carefully cleaned it after using it and then sent it on to my enrollment counselor for him to look at and he loved it. I told him that the Video Professor would be a wonderful addition to the University to recommend to students who may be having problems with a certain program and they are considering recommending the programs to new and current students who might be struggling with any type of program they might need for school.

I feel so strongly about the learning effects of Video Professor that I felt compelled to pass on the knowledge and what better place than a university. Hopefully they will include the products in their introductory to new students and let them know that there is a place where they can go to ease the tension of trying to learn any new program they might be struggling with. Also, I just wanted to pass along this information to you so that you would be aware of what I have done and hopefully it will help people like me who have never used a certain program. As you can see from my account, I have ordered a number of your programs and have found them all to be extremely helpful for my needs. Again I would like to thank you for all the help you have provided over the years and just say keep up the excellent work. It sure has saved me from a few tight spots and hopefully the word will get around at the University about the Video Professor.”


From Texas

“I am so impressed with your product that I had to write and say thank you. I am a novice on computers and I ordered “Buying and Selling on eBay.” I was amazed at the amount of information you included and how clearly easy it was to understand it. Although I’ve never even checked out eBay before the tapes I now feel I have the courage, knowledge and confidence to do so. Thank you so much for your wonderfully helpful product.”


From California

“I just wanted to say as a multiple VP lesson owner, that you (VP) are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Yesterday I turned 48 years old, and thanks to you, I can operate a P.C. performing many tasks that were 100% completely foreign to me in the not too distant past.

I always wanted a “Go-Fast” boat, bought me a 358 2001 Sonic USA 850 Horsepower boat. I always wanted to know the computer, bought me a VP Lesson!

In conclusion, You Da Man!

P.S. Your 3 CD eBay lesson blows away the other fellows book, CD and other eBay tutorial. I bought his package. It is knowledge with a whole lot of empty thin air between the lines.”


From Maryland

“Thank you for the learning experience of Windows XP. When it came to computers, I felt like the little boy in Home Alone. Scared. In my case, of my computer. Now I feel confident about the computer functions and less scared of it. I also appreciate the pleasant customer care and the learning techniques. I will buy more lessons in the future.”


From Virginia

Should we put another lesson on the "Barbie"

We came across this story from Australia about kids and computer literacy. Or lack thereof. We're not surprised. A generation of kids have grown up with computers, but while they're great at social media pages, texting and the like, too many fall short in the skill sets they'll need for college and the work place.

Often they find out the hard way.

Computer literacy doesn't have to be hard. Visit and see what you've been missing.

Monday, April 19, 2010

2010: The Year of the Budget

In case you haven’t heard, managing a budget is a skill set that will come in very handy in 2010. (And 2011)

Think of budgeting as a future-shock, shock absorber. Every penny counts these days, and tracking expenses is a great way to see right on your computer screen where your money is going. It also helps to stop where some of your money is going.

“I spent how much on coffee last month???”

Excel® is an easy and yet powerful tool to help you track your income and expenses. Yes, it really is easy. We have a great tutorial to show you just how easy it is.

Know where your money is coming and going with simple spread sheets or knock yourself out by turning them into graphs and charts. It’s the kind of picture worth a thousand words that could just save you a few bucks here and there.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Think you’re computer literate? Think again.

We came across an interesting article by Dawn Rosenberg McKay writing in Check out this quote from McKay: “I was shocked and disappointed, when a college professor friend of mine told me about his students, juniors and seniors at a highly competitive university, who knew little about computers, and did not know how to retrieve an e-mailed file and operate a simple Windows® based program.”

I think a lot of people who surf the net or answer the odd e-mail or two think they’re computer literate. Until they hit college or that first job. Reality usually hits them on day one. Video Professor can help you avoid that.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Better Mousetraps bring out smarter mice. (Rats?)

A day doesn’t go by where you don’t read about crooks and thieves hacking into some pretty sophisticated computer systems.

Most are based out of China, Russia and Africa. It would take a very long arm of the law to ever catch them. They essentially are “E-Ghosts.”

It’s a sobering reminder to check on the security of your own computer(s) at home. When was the last time you updated your firewall protection? How about passwords? What about your home wireless set-up? Free WiFi at the coffee shop is great, but beware of others sipping and poaching from you at the same time.

Be careful what you post on social networking sites. You may be excited about your big vacation out of the country, which is an open invitation for thieves to visit your house while you’re away. Share you stories and pictures AFTER your get back!

Video Professor’s “Protect Yourself Online” tutorial is a great way to make sure you and your family are safe when on the Internet. We produced the lesson set in association with noted Cyber-Crime expert and author, Jayne Hitchcock.

The result is a postive and excellent learning experience in online safety for you.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Help wanted ads include “Computer Proficiency” at top of the list

Have you read this article by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., and Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. on what employers consider “must have” skills in today’s very competitive job market?

They list Computer/Technical Literacy near the top of the list. “Almost all jobs now require some basic understanding of computer hardware and software, especially word processing, spreadsheets, and email,” according to the Hansen’s.

Video Professor has lessons in all these key skills. Learning is simple, quick and easy with Video Professor’s proven “What you see is what you do” method of learning.

Learn today’s key job skills with Video Professor then check the “Help Wanted” ads.