DALLAS — For 25 years, Paula Smith has lent her expertise in information technology, or IT, to Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsico/Frito Lay, IBM, Verizon, Reliant Energy, and Shell Oil. Now, Smith has taken the same training modules used in corporate America and designed a series of instructional books to novices improve their knowledge of Microsoft product and technologies.
The purpose of the Easy Steps Learning Series: Easy Steps to Outlook 2010 is to provide easy steps, interactive practical exercises, and review questions and answers to learn Microsoft Outlook 2010.
“While making the shift in my career, I notice people wanted to improved their skill sets just like me. I begin to train, develop curriculum, and used my experience to help others,” said Smith, who is a certified Microsoft Office Subject Matter Expert (SME).
The 202-page book includes more than 250 screenshots/figures sourced from Outlook 2010. The easy-to-read book includes step-by-step instructions that help users grasp every aspect of the personal information manager.
Smith, who earned a B.A. from the University of North Texas in Denton, holds numerous Microsoft certifications. She has also served as a technologist on the Microsoft Partner Research Panel and a beta tester for many Microsoft products.
“I use Outlook 2010 every day for business and I’m amazed at all the high quality instruction in this book,” said J. J. Hebert of MindStir Media. “Paula Smith is obviously an Outlook 2010 expert. Her book showed me how to create meetings and appointments in Outlook 2010 as well as create rules for more efficiency – among other things … It also goes over the basics for those people who are new to Outlook …”
Smith is CEO of Providing Leading Solutions, LLC a consulting firm that uses IT economics to help businesses increase performance, committed to meet client needs and help companies increase overall productivity through automated leading solutions. It is also a premier company that specializes in Microsoft© Technology Solutions, Leadership and Professional training and Curriculum Development for a global society.
The Houston native said she is in the process of developing training books for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and others.
Easy Steps Learning Series: Easy Steps to Outlook 2010 is available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers for $19.99. The training book is also available for Kindle, Nook and other major e-reading devices for $6.99.
Visit www.easystepslearningseries.com for Paula’s Tech Nuggets and a video blog highlighting issues related to IT and the workplace. For information on Providing Leading Solutions, go to http://www.providingleadingsolutions.com/.