Diane McKeever has been a software trainer for over 25 years and has taught over
100,000 students in the United States and Europe. Every day she earns her title
of “Certified Patient Person”
by teaching some of the most complex material in a fun, easy to understand way. As a consultant
for Fortune 500 companies such as GTE, Aetna, Gartner Group and GE, Diane has
had the opportunity to work individually with senior executives, teach large
seminar sessions as well as teach smaller groups in a classroom setting. She
currently teaches about different 14 software programs, focusing primarily on
the Microsoft Office suite.
More recently has expanded her business and become certified as a Social Media
Marketing Professional. She has lectured extensively on the subject and has
helped hundreds of businesses set up and use the powers of advertising available
through social media.
When she’s not
helping people wrangle with the mysteries of computers, she can be found
volunteering with local organizations. For a number of years she was a member of the HAHA’s (Health and Humor
Associates), a caring clown troupe that roams the halls of Stamford (CT) Hospital
spreading smiles, stickers and balloon creations throughout the facility.
Knowing how dry the material is in a typical
software training environment, as well as how important it is that participants
are relaxed, Diane brings her joyful spirit, nurtured by her years of experience
as a hospital clown, into the classroom. Participants often say, “I learned so
much and had so much fun!” When teaching multi session courses she is able to
establish a rapport with her classes that allows for creative homework
assignments, passing out stickers for good work and occasionally awarding
balloon hat creations. All of this encouraged the students to relax and enjoy
the learning experience. Since moving to Florida in 2013, Diane has joined the staff of the Adult and Community Enrich (ACE) program at Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI) where she has become a popular instructor, earning high satisfaction marks from her students.
Diane has had an active blog for years and contributes regularly to her popular Computer Tips blog where she has posted more than 130 tips.
The top 100 of these tips were turned into a book, 100 Amazing Computer Tips (Swan Media, 2014), available in print and ebook formats from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Her extraordinary work has garnered her press in several newspapers and she was
featured on the half hour TV program “Extraordinary Women Leading Extraordinary
Diane has a proven record of using her creativity and boundless energy in
organizations she volunteers with to get positive results, such as:
She introduced a
fund raising event to
building project in Kentucky
increased the annual fund raising
over 300%, allowing two houses to be built every year.
took over the helm of a stodgy awards party for a 75 year old
she increased attendance by
She started an organization to celebrate
sailors who had participated in an annual event.
Ignoring the naysayers who felt it would never fly, in quick order she
found 175 people to sign up for this successful yearly event!
your training or social media marketing needs.