With all the festivities over, January seemed to whizz by. But the month started extremely brightly when I was informed I had been confirmed as a winner of UnLtd’s Star People award. I was also delighted to hear that Sujata, who had attended an earlier Collage meetup was also a recipient! At the meetup we had both agreed that if either of us won an award we would support the other since, in accordance with the Collage motto, we believe we are ‘stronger together’.
Watch this space as over the coming weeks I explain how I am planning to use the award!
Last week started with the Monday meetup at Matthews Yard in Croydon, where it was pleasing to be given feedback that collaboration between individuals had already proved useful.
I am particularly grateful to Trevor Dance who has freely shared his time and database expertise with me in order to establish a database for Collage Network. Trevor had also helped one of the meetup group with downloading some some free software which would help her with her accountancy studies. In true collaborative spirit, Trevor has also kindly offered to give ten free one-hour sessions on a first-come first-served basis.
These will involve training and chat, with no obligation and no catches. Trevor is an experienced trainer who expertise lies in databases and, as such, he is interested in supporting individuals, small business and departments.
Trevor was able to help me organise my paperwork electronically and to minimise my ever-growing list of spreadsheets. Apparently this is called a database! Six months ago he also helped Collage Network improve our Powerpoint presentation skills, so he is definitely worth meeting at Matthews Yard over a coffee — and a free session could prove highly beneficial.
Trevor can help people with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint. If you think his skills and knowledge could be useful to your business or to you as an individual, Trevor is happy for you to drop him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Statistic: One in five of the global population predicted to be over 60 by 2050, nearly double the one in nine today. (Source www.ec.europa.ei 7÷11÷12)