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So, in my quest for becoming some sort of tech geek (given the fact that I'm anything but that), I have made it a quest to learn weekly. About two years ago I started using Go to Meeting (check it out at www.gotomeeting.com) to host meetings. What this has done is allowed me less travel time and very comprehensive meetings from my computer. Enough about that.
This year, I've started doing more presentations to larger groups. You know what that means? It means that I'm now living on power point by Microsoft. The problem with my lack of the right kind of geekiness is that my presentations are dynamic from what I'm presenting verbally, but so boring visually that I need to keep an eraser by me to throw at the person who is nodding off during one of my spectacular dynamic presentations.
2011 I made a vow to cure that. Sooooooooooooooo, I decided that I wanted to start capturing pictures for my presentations.
I'VE ALSO BEEN ABLE TO DO IT BLOGGING!
Most folks who have later versions of Microsoft have "snippet" on their computer. It's nice and it'll copy what you click and drag over with your mouse, but it doesn't do much else but that. In fact, it irritates me because you can't print just from the shot you took.
SO IN MY QUEST TO GEEK UP......
I found Snagit. Snagit is pretty sick. There's about 7 competitors out there. I've used Fullshot as well. It's good, but just a tad more difficult to master than Snagit. With Snagit, the same principle exists. Click and drag over what you want copied and it will capture that for you to work with later. What I like about it is that you can capture and edit in certain shapes and sizes for presentation.
While it's not all things to all people, I think that it's the slickest thing out there. You can go to their website and get a free 30 day trial. I thought for sure I'd be done with it after 30 days. I like it so much that I'm signing up for a one year subscription. Check it out! Thanks my .02 geek tech tip for the month!
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