You learn more quickly under the guidance of experienced teachers. You waste a lot of time going down blind alleys if you have no one to lead you. W Somerset Maugham 1874-1965, English playwright, novelist and short story writer.
I had such a teacher today. For several years I have been running courses on Stress Management using flip boards, overhead projectors and hand outs. Today I decided to move into the 21st Century and move to Power Point. Yes I know that you all learned Power Point at school and my grandchildren have been using it for years – but we didn’t even have computers in the dark ages when I went to school. So I think for such an elderly lady I am doing quite well.
Fiona is one of my young friends as you can see from the photo. But she is always willing to help and as she is a computer whiz and can teach Power Point with her eyes closed, she was the one to whom I went today.
I had the words I wanted to use on the various slides but with a few magic strokes Fiona transformed a very ordinary presentation into a masterpiece. So thanks Fiona. I certainly owe you one.
I am now going to put all the other courses that I run onto Power Point. What’s that you say “It’s gone to her head”? I am sure you are right. But over the years I have found that when I learn something new, and something that I like, I keep using it again and again. And in using Power Point often I may get close to being as good as Fiona. Whoa – a big pink pig just flew over.
And from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
‘But then, shall I never get any older than I am now? That’ll be a comfort, one way — never to be an old woman — but then — always to have lessons to learn!” Charles Dodgson aka Lewis Carroll 1832 – 1898. English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer.