Blog of Tips, Tricks & Resources from New Horizons Central

CLD Corner: Being Your Own Hype-Person

Even after nearly a decade and a half of teaching, training, and leading, I still get nervous on new encounters. Crazy right? The fact is this: It happens to the best of us.

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The best trick I have ever learned is to Be Your Own Hype-Person.

This revolves around having positive self-talk and finding the strengths in the way you deliver. It seems simple, but when fear comes our way, we begin to protect ourselves and find any negative out there. Positive self-talk allows you to be assertive with the person who needs it the most in those tough situations: You.

How to Create a Custom "Content Type" in a SharePoint Site

Improve productivity and efficiency of team members working in the Document Library

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Here is one example on how you can create a Custom Content Type in a SharePoint site, that provides more document template options for the site user when they need to create a new document in a library; when they use the New Document drop-down menu command on the file ribbon. Anything that we can do as Site Owners to improve productivity and efficiency of team members working in the Document Library, so everyone can work smarter and not harder! Teamwork makes the dream work!

Microsoft Azure Employment Outlook

Organizations are focused on hiring workers who can help build out their online operations—on platforms like Microsoft Azure—and keep their organization running smoothly.

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A recent IT spending survey conducted by Goldman Sachs showed that, while Amazon is still the largest of the cloud service providers, Microsoft Azure is the most popular provider and is quickly gaining market share. Organizations prefer Azure because of its flexibility, security features, and ability to scale, and employers across the country are currently looking for skilled Azure workers to help build out their online operations.

Wasting Hours of Your Life Pulling Data for Reports?

Your search is over! Expert Eric Satterfield to the rescue with POWER BI

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If you, like so many others, have been searching for an easier way, a faster way, a better way to work with your data, then read on to discover just three of the reasons why I think you need Power BI, Microsoft’s next-generation data analysis tool, and believe your search is at an end.

When VLookup doesn’t cut: Try Index/Match

The Index Function is a function that finds a value in a dataset, but it doesn’t care about Unique Identifiers.

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If you know the row, it’s a go. If you know the Column, no problem. The Match Function finds Rows and Finds Columns. So, when their powers combine…we find values. Remember the VLookup is a function within Excel that finds a value in a Dataset by looking at a Unique Identifier and then finding the appropriate value in adjacent columns to the right.

CLD Corner: The Four Levels of Conversation

CLD Corner with Dr. Jason Pugh

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With a Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership from Robert Morris University, Dr. Jason Pugh re-joined the New Horizons team with over 12 years of teaching, training, and educational development experience. 

Jason has a wealth of knowledge with conducting synchronous and asynchronous trainings and developing course materials for both live and online training sessions. He has been a training manager and an instructional coach for the last 3 ½ years, developing teachers and trainers to be successful in their endeavors. 

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