This past couple of years has been a whirlwind of opportunity, (and yes) disappointment, experience, new software and an understanding of the difference between physically working in a corporate office and bringing that corporate persona to a home office. Communication…it isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Lots of new software and apps for communication in a virtual environment. There’s always something new to learn. That’s the fascination of being virtual. It helps to have grown up with the internet because you have years under your belt of learning email etiquette. I have found ways to communicate in an email with the nuances used in-person with body language.
I built my first website in 1999. LOVE HTML! Finally, I realized I was going to have to learn new software although it was not nearly as much fun as good old HTML. Adobe Creative Suite 3, Dreamweaver. I found this picture that looks exactly like what I did to learn it in 2 months.
Even the big binders and crumpled up paper LOL. I would study until I couldn’t hold my head up and would fall asleep at my desk LOL. I learned that when you add a couple more monitors to your system, you don’t need to use paper. I am using Creative Suite 6 now. After all, every website must be responsive!
And then, there is social media! Reminds me of basic HTML, you can post everywhere, but using a software like Hootsuite makes it so much easier! They have a free trial, check it out!
There are so many differences when you’re completely virtual. I think this will be a new menu item on my blog to add to. Maybe I’ll write a book! I’m sure there’s an app for that…