<ul><li>Tips for Working with the Geeks! </li></ul>
About Me… <ul><li>IT Director – K12, 25,000 students, 8000 computers, Tech Staff of  28 </li></ul><ul><li>B.S. – Business ...
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Superior Text <ul><li>Text in PowerPoint 2007 has learned new tricks. There are handy features like strikethrough and adva...
The Power of OfficeArt Graphics <ul><li>Make a statement with great looking graphics. PowerPoint makes it easy to produce ...
Get in their shoes…See from their perspective Cattle ranchers (IT personnel, technicians, network specialists) Sheepherder...
Imagine a situation in which many students and teachers in your school have laptops cell phones, Nintendo DS, PSP, or othe...
Tips for Getting Along with the Geeks <ul><li>They are here for the same reason you are </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know….bri...
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Teachers are from Mars, Tech Staff are from Venus

  1. 1. <ul><li>Tips for Working with the Geeks! </li></ul>
  2. 2. About Me… <ul><li>IT Director – K12, 25,000 students, 8000 computers, Tech Staff of 28 </li></ul><ul><li>B.S. – Business Management (ASU) </li></ul><ul><li>MPA – Masters of Public Administration (ASU) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// evanallred.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  3. 3. http:// www.theness.com/images/blogimages/spinning.gif
  4. 4. Superior Text <ul><li>Text in PowerPoint 2007 has learned new tricks. There are handy features like strikethrough and advanced features like character spacing control. And you’ll look your best with soft shadows and the ability to put “WordArt” styles right onto your slide text. </li></ul>Character Spacing Kerning Styled Underline
  5. 5. The Power of OfficeArt Graphics <ul><li>Make a statement with great looking graphics. PowerPoint makes it easy to produce visuals that used to require multiple applications to accomplish. Easily apply soft shadows, reflections, glows, bevels, 3D and more! </li></ul>Soft Shadow Bevel
  6. 6. Get in their shoes…See from their perspective Cattle ranchers (IT personnel, technicians, network specialists) Sheepherders (Classroom teachers, librarians, building administrators) Highest priority Highest priority Greatest fear Greatest fear Most annoying attribute Most annoying attribute Unique expertise Unique expertise Common goals
  7. 7. Imagine a situation in which many students and teachers in your school have laptops cell phones, Nintendo DS, PSP, or other devices with wireless capabilities.   What’s Good What’s Bad What’s Interesting
  8. 8. Tips for Getting Along with the Geeks <ul><li>They are here for the same reason you are </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know….bribery goes a long way…. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Look from their side </li></ul><ul><li>Build relationships of trust </li></ul><ul><li>Meet regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Sell it </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the 3 primary needs (CIPA, bandwidth/reliable, stuff works) </li></ul>

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