Learn-A-Palooza Webinars Begin in October

Some exciting news as October marks the start of Learn-A-Palooza, a series of new training Webinars, workshops, Lunch-and-Learn sessions and “Challenge Series” designed to help you get more from your technology with less effort and cost. Course topics will include WordPress, Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop Elements, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Online Marketing, Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and YouTube).

Announcements will go out shortly to past and current clients and students with special incentive offers for reduced tuition. Stay tuned.

New Lunch & Learn Training Progams Scheduled for 2011

I’ve been working with the feedback and suggestions from students and clients on what topics and courses they would like to see in 2011 and am happy to announce that a new class schedule reflecting your input will be released by year end.

The course schedule will include sessions on WordPress and blogging strategies including a new semester of the WordPress Website Workshop and Mastermind, a Social Media Series including strategies (using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for example), how to setup and use Google Analytics, Squeeze Page and Lead Conversion Strategies, Digital Photography, Web Graphics and Digital Image Editing, using Podcasting, Teleseminars and Webinars to enhance your business and increase client response and retention (and revenues!), using Microsoft Office in your business and the always popular ‘My Tips & Tricks’ sessions.

Also a new referral program will be announced where clients and students can receive free tuition to courses for referring new students who sign up. I’m also working on a new

Google experiment ends – changes name back from Topeka

As you know I posted yesterday about the Google name change to Topeka. Apparently, they had second thoughts (customer complaints? sobered up?) and changed their name back to Google today.

Actually (as you should know by now) it was an April Fool’s Day joke. And it got a lot of ‘buzz’ as you might expect. Google changed their logo from “Google” to “Topeka” and linked it to a complete (bogus and humorous) story about the reason for the change.

This isn’t the first time that the search engine giant has pulled such a prank on it’s visitors. In fact, PC World has a nice article on “Google’s 5 Funniest April Fools’ Jokes” which should check out.

We’re glad to see Google has come back to their senses and when you visit Google, you’ll realize that – like Dorothy and Toto – “you’re not in Kansas anymore.” :-)

Google changes name to Topeka

Have you “Topeka’d” yourself lately?

In a move that shocked the online world, it was announced today that the top online search engine, Google, has changed it’s name to Topeka.

The story reported today on the official Topeka (formerly Google) blog states:

A different kind of company name
4/01/2010 12:01:00 AM

Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. We’ve been wondering ever since how best to honor that moving gesture. Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka. We didn’t reach this decision lightly; after all, we had a fair amount of brand equity tied up in our old name. But the more we surfed around (the former) Topeka’s municipal website, the more kinship we felt with this fine city at the edge of the Great Plains.

The report also includes tips on the proper use of the Topeka site:

For the FULL STORY visit the Official Google Blog.

This is really a game changer and worth the read.

Make sure you read it today because I have a feeling that the if not successful, they might change their name back to Google on April 2.

Your thoughts and comments always welcomed.