When will you ever learn?

12th May, 2015

When was the last time you attended a training session on the software you use each day?

When was the last time you sat down with someone qualified to teach you how to best use the tools of your trade.

If the answer is sometime in the last month, then I believe the National Geographic is hosting an interesting article on blueberries that may pass your time as this post is unnecessary for you. If the answer is any time longer ago than that, you really should read on.

If you think you need training, you need training. If you don’t think you need training, you REALLY need training. Let me explain in the kind of clumsily analogous way that only blog posts can.

A dubious training analogy

If you worked in a trade and the only tool you carried was a hammer, you would likely address the majority of your daily concerns by hitting them as hard as you can. Moreover, had you never been shown the finer points of hammering, you may well spend many a long, arduous day with your fist clamped around a piece of heavy steal, thumping mindlessly away with the 7 inch piece of wood attached to it.

The end result may, if you’re lucky, be the same, and you may even take an inflated amount of pride in your accomplishments given the time and effort you doubtlessly put into them. But somewhere in the back of your mind, quietly at first, would be a fragile whisper of a voice asking ‘isn’t there an easier way?’

Well, you’re in luck. Firstly, you are not a tradie. Or at least if you are, and you thought this blog would be a fine place for tradie content, you can presumably take some solace in discovering which way round to hold your hammer.

Secondly, if you’re using MYOB Practice Solutions, there are so many online training options available to you right now, that it is almost more difficult not to learn something that is going to save you and your clients’ time. And who wants to make life more difficult?

But what about the time? What about the cost?

Pah. If those two questions joined hands and got together with ‘I already know everything I need to’ they still wouldn’t combine to make half an excuse not to take up one of the options available to you:

 Online Showcases

They’re free, they last no more than an hour and they cover everything you need to know about our cloud solutions. Did I mention they’re free?

Tips, Tricks and Tutorials

These are a selection of tips, tri… nah, I’m not going to insult you. You use Practice Solutions, your life would be easier if you could get them to do more for you – you want to join one of these sessions.

Short, concise and that word again, free.

Best Practice

Ok, so first off, these are not free. But why pay, I hear you say, when there are so many other options?

Firstly the marketing spiel answer – these are PREMIUM events!

Now the meaningful answer – you just get more than you do with our free sessions. More detail, more insight into detailed areas of your software, more opportunity to ask questions of our presenters, just…. more.

So there you have it. You’ve made it this far, you need training, you have a wealth of training options, go train.

Oh, what kind of blog would this be without a clever quote to show you how intelligent and therefore authoritative and believable I am:

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go – Dr Seuss.