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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 Lives”.

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 a community building project in Kentucky that increased the annual fund raising over 300%, allowing two houses to be built every year.

·               When she took over the helm of a stodgy awards party for a 75 year old sailing event she increased attendance by over 500%.

·               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!

 

Contact Diane for your training or social media marketing needs.