Saldan has been an invaluable part of the Voyage House
team over the last few months. He has contributed huge
amounts of energy, time and new ideas to our programs.
greatest asset is his ability and desire to go beyond
what, is routinely expected. During the recent period of
the 460 hours logged with our facility, Rick has
contributed many hours from his free time to serve as a
counselor on our telephone crisis intervention hotline
for runaways, throwaways and chronically homeless youth.
In addition, he has initiated new methods of training
for our hotline volunteers, has updated agency
resources, has implemented new outreach and recruitment
ideas, and has provided new methods to educate the
public on the needs of society's troubled youth. By
examining our administrative processes and evaluating
ways to improve the system, Rick has truly improved
Voyage House as a whole.
Saldan is motivated by a great concern and compassion
for the welfare and well being of people in trouble. His
dedication, commitment and fresh insights are
inspirational. I recommend him with great enthusiasm for
Pennsylvania's First Runaway
Homeless Youth Center
Pyramid Club is an exclusive private club of
approximately 1,000 members based in Center City,
Philadelphia. Our members are executives and
professionals including attorneys, doctors, accountants
and brokers. We cater to the needs of our membership
body in providing a variety of activities, programs,
classes and special interest clubs.
In March of 1997, Mr. Rick Saldan submitted a proposal
to initiate a programs committee, and was subsequently
granted the office of Chairman of the Programs Committee
of the Pyramid Club. The objective of this group was to
form a think tank to generate new ideas to enhance the
overall impact and effectiveness of the full-time
staff. With the assistance or our membership director,
Mr. Saldan researched likely members who might be
interested in joining the newly forming committee. They
contacted them and invited them out to a meeting
outlining the proposed new group.
this past year, the efforts of the Programs Committee
have been invaluable. Their ideas on new activities and
feedback on each function have proven very valuable to
my staff and I.
describe Mr. Rick Saldan as a young man who is very
ambitious, thoughtful and caring. He is well liked by
other members and has made many friends here. We wish
him all success in his future endeavors.
R. Swink, Club Manager
Philadelphia Pyramid Club
Saldan began as a volunteer crisis counselor to the
Philadelphia County Prisons, and was promoted under
Major John Case to the position of Expeditor. His
responsibilities included conducting investigations into
inmate abuse, drafting and writing proposals for
increasing the effectiveness of volunteers. He
recruited and screened prison volunteers. He trained
prison inmates to guide, encourage and coach their
fellow inmates. He supervised and provided guidance to
other volunteers in their work in the prisons. He
provided long-term coaching and encouragement to prison
inmates by providing counseling free of charge on a
weekly/bi-weekly basis through one-on-one and group
visits with the inmates.
John W. Case, USMC
Pennsylvania Prison Society
Saldan served as a rehabilitative counselor with
teenagers who have been sentenced for adult crimes in
the Philadelphia Youth Study Center. He worked hard to
inspire them and guide them to a deeper purpose in their
lives. He purposefully sought out those inmates that
were abandoned by their families, for which have
historically provided the highest recidivism rate due to
no outside support and encouragement. Mr. Saldan made a
strong impact on their hearts and minds. For Christmas,
he contacted several community organizations to raise
cash and request donations for free gifts. He collected
electronic kits, puzzles, books and snacks for the
Lieutenant Donald L. Howell,
Philadelphia Youth Study Center
Saldan has been an asset both to the clients and staff
of the Philadelphia Committee for the Homeless. He
wrote articles, recruited volunteers and loved going out
on excursions to locate and feed Philadelphia's homeless
Coordinator, Mobile Outreach
experiences I had in both your word processing and
spreadsheet classes were rewarding and informative. You
tailored each class to fit the varying needs of the
students but also managed to cover topics in your class
plan. You maintained your composure and sense of humor
in the face of numerous questions and demands to Go over
that one more time, Rich!
the least appreciated aspect of your class was your
repeated message to call you if we had any problems --
until I had a problem. And you came through when I
called with a problem. The intricate formula you
constructed works perfectly for the complicated
operation I required for a specialized report. Your
number is now safely ensconced in my rolodex. Thank you
so much for your help; I truly appreciate it.
Patricia J. Kosek
Glenmede Trust Company
this letter comes to you with thanks from Prime Bank and
all the employees who participated in the training
sessions held in our bank and conducted by you.
Everyone in attendance has stated what a thorough and
enjoyable learning course it was. Below I have outlined
the strengths of the training, personality traits of you
the instructor, and the benefits enjoyed by the
employees as a result of the training:
Handouts were always customized and prepared in advance
containing illustrations, examples and drills for
participants to write in and use during the class and
later for review.
combination of lecture, hands-on practice drills, and
lively group discussion to introduce, develop and
reinforce the necessary skills in working with
spreadsheets was greatly achieved.
completely relaxed and comfortable atmosphere was
created for each and every session. The participants
felt an overwhelming amount of satisfaction in
accomplishing what they set out to do - be more
comfortable in understanding and using the spreadsheet
software. Everyone felt the four-hour sessions just flew
by so quickly. They were all so eager to learn more!
showed your ability in handling concerns, frustrations,
and potential hostilities throughout the entire course.
The overall rating for you as the Instructor is
if we decide to hold another series of classes, we will
be sure to contact you to be the instructor for us
again. Thank you for all your help and concern.
Michael J. Sexton,
like to express our gratitude for the on-site software
training you provided us for WordPerfect and the Q&A
database management packages. I was impressed that you
cared enough that you stayed past 6 pm working with us
to answer each of our many concerns and questions.
training was enjoyable, informative and very useful in
helping us to solve some of the day-to-day challenges we
encounter at Stockard Shipping. You were very concerned
about meeting our particular needs, and tailored ‘your
instruction to cover those specific goals that we have
had in our office routine.
forward to working with you in the future!
Stockard Shipping &
Rick Saldan devoted a significant amount of time for the
Franklin Research Center in a general purpose
interactive plotting program written in Fortran. He
made several significant changes to the program which is
used extensively by our research staff. We were very
pleased with the work which Rick performed.
Michael F. Jaskowiak
Manager, Franklin Research Center
I personally commend Mr. Rick Saldan as he has served to
be an outstanding, dedicated and loyal individual and a
definite asset to our organization and our community.
He has been actively concerned about community affairs,
and has been volunteering for several years in programs
to help disadvantaged people to improve their
situations. I have met several of his colleagues in
these endeavors, and they have praised his dedication
Greater Philadelphia Chamber
time I have known Rick Saldan, we have worked together
on a number of occasions and have served on committees
together. In my opinion, Rick is a hard worker who
takes his job and his responsibilities very seriously.
His willingness to help and his mover and shaker
personality make him enjoyable to work with and lots of
fun to be around. I would recommend him highly for any
position based upon his high standard of
professionalism, his ability to communicate well with
others, and his genuine enthusiasm for any project.
Kummer, Legal Assistant
Blumberg, Matusow & Young
Saldan quickly recognized and adapted himself to our
needs, always performing in an excellent manner. Our
attorneys and paralegals report that Rick carried out
his duties efficiently and productively. He is very
organized and dependable.
Honorable Stanley M. Greenburg
Blumberg, Matusow & Young
Saldan is a conscientious and enthusiastic asset,
performing diligently under a heavy workload and several
deadlines at a degree higher than those expectations set
for him. Mr. Saldan adjusted quickly to our needs, and
interacted effectively with both our attorneys and
support personnel alike. He learns very quickly, is
well organized and exercises both initiative and good
D. Blumberg, Esq.
Blumberg, Matusow & Young
Rick Saldan while attending classes approximately two
years ago. Since that time, I have had the opportunity
to work with Mr. Saldan on various law related job
research projects and have become very much impressed
with Mr. Saldan's skills and aptitude for identifying
issues and analytically working out methods of
resolution in a quick, comprehensive fashion. Rick
always exhibited a high degree of professionalism and.
knowledge, as well as a willingness to assist, guide and
train others when they experience problems. He works and
gets along very well with people, particularly because
of his sensitivity to individuals' needs of respect and
self-esteem which are essential to all people. Mr.
Saldan has the innate ability to accomplish and succeed
in reaching his desired goals, and in performing a job
Saldan is a person whom I admire very much. He is a
warm, considerate, honest, strong and hard-working
individual. He lives life with ambition both
professionally and individually! Rick Saldan takes pride
and responsibility of being a good citizen and member of
his community by performing and getting involved in an
array of volunteer and charity work. He is a very
respected member of his community and the legal
Theresa J. Lauria, Paralegal
Borish, Endy and Silverstein
Saldan assisted our firm at a particularly critical
period as we had become involved with a massive and
complicated class action involving well over 1400
individuals. Rick demonstrated a high degree of
professionalism while toiling under intense pressures to
meet deadlines, all the while handicapped by outmoded
equipment. He was further able to render invaluable
assistance to myself and the firm by being highly
organized, efficient and diligent in the compilation of
all tasks assigned. Rick has proven himself adaptable
to the many and sometimes contradictory demands that
were made upon him. He quickly assimilated himself into
our office routine and has established an easy rapport
with the attorneys and legal assistants with whom he
works. I would not hesitate to venture the opinion that
Mr. Saldan's skills, intelligence and personality
demonstrate his abilities for great success in this or
F. Waldo, Litigation Paralegal
Evans & Byrne
Saldan is a bright, industrious and resourceful
individual who would undoubtedly be an asset to any firm
as he was to this firm. He applied himself to a wide
variety of tasks and has always sought to increase his
knowledge and improve his abilities. He has shown an
inspiring eagerness to learn and seek more
responsibility. Rick works well with coworkers and
superiors, and adapts himself well to stressful demands
placed upon him. He demonstrates strong initiative and
is diligent in attacking and carrying through on
M. Rosen, Esq.
Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg,
Ellers & Weir
Rick Saldan would make a super addition to any project.
Anything that Rick was asked to do, he did with the
highest level of professionalism, competence and
efficiency. Perhaps more importantly, he knew when to
take the next step on a project and always followed
I. Scharlat, Esq.
recommend Rick Saldan as an especially qualified
individual for your firm. I have come to know Rick
through his untiring work for my firm and I am totally
confident in both his abilities and dedication which he
brings to every project. Mr. Saldan has always
endeavored to accentuate his skills through persistent
honing of his talents. His poignant questions have
always focused on his attentiveness to detail and
constant striving for perfection. It is with special
interest that I commend him for your review as he is an
asset worthy of your consideration.
S. Friedmann, Esq.
, Baum, Resnick & Cohen
would like to recommend for your consideration Mr. Rick
Saldan. Mr. Saldan has a variety of excellent and
well-honed skills, which makes him a valuable asset to
any attorney or law office. He exhibits energy and
enthusiasm, and quickly completes any project assigned
to him. He adapts and handles himself professionally
and admirably under difficult circumstances. Mr. Saldan
is a fine gentleman who is responsible and honest. I
think he would be an exceptional member of your
C. Nathan, Esq.
Greenstein, Gorelick, Price,
Silverman & Laveson
like to recommend for your consideration Mr. Rick
Saldan. Mr. Saldan's position was one of considerable
responsibility and required a great deal of
self-direction. Rick's computer skills are excellent
and well applied to the many and varied kinds of
projects on which he works. He always expresses a
willingness to perform all tasks required and takes
pride in the fact that his work is done well and on
time. Rick's professional manner and pleasing
personality have been a definite asset, since he is
capable of working well with attorneys, paralegals and
secretaries. I recommend Mr. Saldan highly and without
reservation and am confident that he will be successful
and do a fine job in anything he chooses.
E. Henkels, Administrator
Evans & Byrne
Saldan is a graduate of several of our training programs
and has served the Dale Carnegie organization with his
computer expertise and marketing talents.
In August of 1992, Rick graduated from our corporate
sales training program with high honors from his peers
and instructor staff. At the conclusion of the 12-week
course, he was a first place winner in three award
evaluation programs and received eight awards as a
finalist in other recognition categories. During the
length of the intensive training program, he excelled at
his studies proving himself very competitive amongst a
group of thirty-five sales professionals from many
well-known corporations. He exhibited enthusiasm for the
challenges he faced, and was a great asset in helping
other students during the training. Because of this, he
was also a finalist for the class' Human Relations award
given by the other students.
graduating from the course, Rick has come back as a
volunteer Group Leader each time we have offered the
course. He has worked hard and grown, always seeking to
continually improve. Rick also enrolled in our six-week
Management Training Seminar and worked with our sales
representatives on a three-month part-time sales
internship. Throughout this time, we have utilized
Rick's experiences in the computer industry to enhance
our sales and marketing programs.
S. Norman, President
Saldan has distinguished himself in the Dale Carnegie
Sales Course, that just recently concluded.
Rick was a finalist for the Human Relations Award. This
award is presented to the person who the class feels,
that by that persons' participation in the class, did
the most for them. We consider this award the top award
in the training program. Rick was the third runner up
for this award.
Rick was a semi-finalist runner up in our Sales Talk
Championship. This is a contest in which every class
member must give a complete seven minute presentation on
their product, utilizing the Dale Carnegie principles
learned in class. It is not an easy contest, especially
when you are being judged by your peers -- and those
that know what to look for. Again, it was by vote of the
class that he had given the second best presentation in
Session 11 qualifying him to compete for the top honor
in Session 12.
Rick was the top award winner in the Account and Market
Development Contest held in Session 8. This is a contest
that is based on each individuals progress to improve
their account and market development. Again, by vote of
the class Rick was voted the top honor for this contest.
Each class member chooses area's where they need to
improve in an earlier session. At Session 8 they make a
presentation on their progress made in the last several
Rick was awarded the Recognition award in Session 3. The
recognition award is voted on by the instructional
staff, to the person who made some significant progress
or contribution to the class during that session.
addition to the above, Rick was a semi-finalist for our
Reporting Award at three sessions. The Reporting Award
is awarded, again by vote of the class, to the person
who gave the best report on applying the material
learned at each session.
put much effort into our training program and has gotten
much out of it. He has accepted the challenge to improve
and has proven his ability to do so. You will find him
more confident, more prepared, more enthusiastic and
generating more sales for your company. I congratulate
you for having a person of this caliber in your
I think you do an exceptional job with much dedication,
effort and willingness to assist our employees on
teaching us the latest technology and software there is
to know and with your humorous and pleasant
personalities it makes it more worthwhile to attend
Graphic Arts Department
Saldan has been extremely helpful to me in polishing my
computer skills. Even though he has a busy schedule, he
always made himself available when I needed help for
myself or for my supervisor, Julia Moran.
always been able to solve my Excel problems, and he has
been helpful in knowing who I should contact to get help
in other areas. In addition, his work in organizing the
workshops and encouraging me to attend has been of great
value to me in my work. And, of course, when this helps
me in my work, it helps the whole department.
were many occasions where I ran into formatting problems
in converting a document that was sent to me via e-mail,
and he always helped and was able to fix the problem.
This has made scheduling less tedious and easier for
everyone in the entire department. His classes are
informative, thorough, and interesting. He manages to
cover a great deal of ground in a short time and when
you leave the workshop, you feel enthusiastic and
hopeful about you ability to conquer most software
all, my computer skills have truly grown due to the
encouragement and help I have been given from Rick.
your instruction to be very helpful and informative. I
think these classes are very much needed. With dedicated
instructors, like you, I have gained a better knowledge
of the software and it has helped me to be more
productive in getting my work done.
I need to
gladly add my name to the list of co-workers who have
had the pleasure of working with Rick Saldan in
Technology Education classes and during one-on-one hands
on training (and disaster avoidance).
department head, I have too few hours in the day and
have, regrettably, too few opportunities to attend the
classes that are now offered. However, I have encouraged
all people on my staff to attend classes and everyone
who has had the opportunity has had a worthwhile
learning experience. That kind of feedback is invaluable
to me and is greatly appreciated. Having these classes
available for my staff helps my department to remain
ahead of the curve regarding technology issues -- and in
my division, technology is key! I wish we could clone
Rick so that even more classes could be offered,
including an orientation class for new hires.
often been a life saver as well. He approaches every
thought and project I have posed with alacrity and has
delivered some really good solutions. What makes it a
pleasure to work with Rick is the pure joy he brings to
the job, his genuine interest in helping to solve a
problem and his dedication to education. His approach is
always so professional -- well prepared, thorough, and
to top it off, he makes learning computer technology
that Rick performs are critical. We would be a much
lesser firm without this individual. His contributions
are numerous and welcome, appreciated greatly, and
certainly necessary to the continuing evolution of our
firm as a technologically savvy firm.
again for your expedient work. The assistance that you
have provided on Microsoft Outlook as well as the Top
Producer records that you transferred onto ACT will
enable us to better serve all Top Producers. I look
forward to working together in the future.
to take this opportunity to provide you with a little
feedback on the many classes that are provided by Rick
Saldan. We at times don't take time out to pat each
other on the back for a job well done. I would like to
take advantage of this opportunity and tell you that
Rick Saldan has put together very interesting and
informative classes. He always takes the time out to
explain in great detail if necessary and gives great
examples to follow from. Many times I enter a class with
a notebook for notes, but his approach is so interesting
that, many times I feel I don't need it. Keep
encouraging Mr. Saldan to continue to find new and
exciting ideas by the way of technology to share with
the employees of our firm!
to take the time to let you know how helpful Rick Saldan
has been to my department. I encourage you to continue
your continuing education classes. My staff has found it
very useful in enhancing their skills. In addition, the
creative services staff finds it very useful when
working with other departments to create style
templates. If the person we create the template for is
not trained properly, we'll call in Rick to help. This
helps streamline our presentation needs.
know, Rick was instrumental in the success of the
Creative Services Technology Roundtable Presentation.
The entire process was a learning one for our staff and
a great team project. Rick is very easy to learn from.
Rick accommodates my schedule (sometimes before 7:00 am)
and is a pleasure to work with. His wit is refreshing
and his design ability is good.
Creative Services Department
writing on behalf of Rick Saldan to commend his
successful efforts organizing and managing our firm's
technology education area. His dedication, enthusiastic
disposition, and overall proficiency in all areas of
technology are obviously a great asset to our firm. In
this age of technology, vast computer capabilities can
provide our firm with a strong source of competitive
advantage. Many organizations have the technology tools,
but lack the resources to teach others how to utilize
these tools effectively and efficiently. We are
fortunate enough to have such an individual to educate
all employees, establishing a highly productive and
the presentations our department produces for the
institutional community were enhanced by our conversion
from Harvard Graphics to PowerPoint. Rick was integral
to making this conversion a huge success. Without his
guidance, assistance, and diligence, this task would
have been an arduous and tedious undertaking.
also attended several Roundtable discussions. The
meetings serve as a informational session, providing
eyes into other areas of the firm. I have been impressed
with the organization and overall professionalism of
Anticipating much expansion within our firm and
predicting rapid growth in technology, Rick, being
highly knowledgeable and responsive, will greatly impact
our organization by serving as a provider of education.
Institutional Marketing Department
for your help over the last year. In particular, I
commend you for a) timely responses to our questions, b)
helping our Mid-Cap Value team set up Outlook so we
could share calendars and contact lists, and c)
preparation of an easily understandable users guide for
the not so easy to use Merrin trading system. Keep up
the good work.
just want to say thank you for ALL the support I've
received from you over the past year. In the midst of
an extremely confusing set of technological changes, you
have been accessible, knowledgeable, and (most
importantly) patient. To deal with so many different
people with so many different needs is quite an
accomplishment. To do so with a sense of perspective and
humor is truly exceptional.
thanks for all the help with Merrin. The documentation
you designed is especially clear and well-formatted. I
was a bit embarrassed the other day to have put in calls
to everyone in tech support, to resolve a question dealt
with very clearly on page 3! Next time I'll know!
and keep up the good work.
classes that have been made available to everyone in the
firm through Rick Saldan are so extremely important. It
gives everyone an opportunity to learn all of the key
programs that are so useful in the office environment.
I can not make the classes I wish to, but given the
classes are free, people should really jump in whenever
they can. Rick is so friendly and easy to learn from. He
deserves many thanks!
want thank Rick for all the help and training over the
past year. You have helped me tremendously in making my
job easier. Especially in MS Excel, for me creating
mailing lists (from Rumba) for annuals, semi-annuals,
prospectus and other sales pieces. Also, your work in
setting up the files for Management Results, making it a
fast and smooth transition from Excel to Word document
for us so we can print and distribute to Sales and
Marketing. This project cut down a great bit of work
that we had to do on a monthly basis to prepare the
reports. I will continue to attend classes in the
future. Keep up the good work.
to take the time to let you know how much I benefited
from the efforts of Rick Saldan this past year. Rich
has been a great addition to the support system we PC
users have sorely needed. Speaking from my own
experience I can say the assistance and knowledge
rendered has been invaluable to me. Further, I am
looking forward to the continued tutoring in
applications such as PowerPoint. This is something I
never thought I would need to know, but now I see can be
so powerful in presenting ideas to my superiors. If only
someone can show me how to write!
frustration involved classes that had to be cancelled
because urgent projects removed these two helpful
individuals from the training schedule. Even under that
handicap Rich always tried to at least help with answers
to specific questions about the software being used.
wanted to let you know what I thought of the Volunteer
Thank You Luncheon you held on Friday. The idea of using
your previous speakers (including yours truly) was a
great idea. Having been too busy to agree to teach one
of your classes, it was useful to me to get back in
front of a group and help the people following me in
giving a public presentation.
again, able to learn from the others who spoke and
related their struggles with the speech making man. The
exercise was very useful to me and I only hope the
people for whose benefit it was intended got out of it
as much as I did. Keep up the good work!!!
If it was
not for you, Rick, I am convinced that I never would
have learned the computer. Your training was excellent.
You taught in language that a novice like me could
understand. I find life is easier when you have computer
skills. Keep up the good work!
Throughout the past year, I have interacted with Rick
Saldan on a regular basis in an effort to better
understand the newly implemented Merrin trading system.
I greatly appreciate the support that he has given me.
business standpoint, it is easy to understand how Merrin
can facilitate the investment management process at Lord
Abbett, especially for adjunct products like pensions
and annuity portfolios. Adapting to Merrin, however, has
been a difficult process for everyone involved,
functionality of the Merrin system is probably well
suited for the needs of most investment professionals.
One thing is for sure, however, Merrin wasn't written
for me. My unique portfolio modeling requirements have
led Rick and myself through a series of trials to figure
out the best way to model the small growth annuity
portfolios. It has been quite a learning process for
each of us.
credit, I probably would not be using Merrin today
without his help. He has been instrumental in figuring
out how to get Merrin to work for me, instead of my
having to reengineer my portfolio modeling process to
work with Merrin. I appreciate his patience and
especially his ongoing effort to understand and
ameliorate Merrin's shortcomings that most affect me.
Technology education is absolutely critical to our
success. We are very lucky to have Rick to help lead the
through again. Thanks very much! I also have been
remiss in providing feedback to your second Excel class
which I attended on Monday. It was equally as impressive
as the first. Each time I've walked away with real,
practical solutions to apply to daily work. Keep up the
Rick, I just
wanted to thank you for all of your help with the Act
database, Outlook and the Excel training you have given.
Your experience shines through each session and your
sense of humor makes the class more enjoyable.
you don't mind, but I like to let people know that they
are appreciated, and you most definitely are. You do a
great job. Thank you again,
21st, we implemented the Merrin system for
Equity Trading consolidated the modeling and trading
components. While Merrin had been installed for the
Portfolio Managers, the implementation was also a major
change to the interface and functionality to which they
project was extremely critical to the organization for
single modeling / trading platform provided for accurate
intra-day position and cash information
Provides a facility for pre-trade compliance,
potentially preventing the loss of profits and exposing
the firm to embarrassing situations with customers
Interfaces to Electronic Communications Networks (ECN's)
for automated trade execution.
Due to the
scope of the functional and presentation changes that
the users would experience it became apparent that the
Trading Systems staff alone could not adequately prepare
the user base for the impending application upgrade. I
then met with Rick Saldan to discuss how he could assist
in making this transition as seamless as possible. He
was more than enthusiastic about playing a vital role in
the important project.
results can only be described as a major success. Rich
Saldan learned the Merrin application, document
functional pitfalls, trained the users on group and
individual levels, and documented key points of the
system. It is a tremendous benefit to have him as
in-house experts, not only on the Merrin system but more
importantly, on how we use Merrin on an enterprise and
individual user level. Due to this success I personally
will seek to expand his role to include training on all
in-house based applications.
not for your great training, instructional classes, and
informative calendars I would not have had the
opportunity of conducting a class and/or being part of
the Round Table Forum. I must say, I did enjoy it. I
mentioned to Paul Hilstad what a great group of people
technology has, and how supportive he is and/or was with
what you put together. I've learned a lot in the
computer technology field, but this would not have been
possible without Rick's training, and ideas with Plan of
Attacks. You're always looking to create a easy flow for
computer users with opportunities the involve training
classes, shared ideas, and participation which build up
confidence. Like me, you've inspired people to share
their knowledge about something they enjoy doing and/or
know very well; and you've made it easy or should I say
easier to stand in front of an audience and conduct a
class. I would have never imagined myself doing this
since I do experience stage fright. (that's right, who
I've always wanted to be part of The Computer Technology
for Further Education System; I just never thought I'd
get the opportunity. I feel confident and eager to learn
something new. This would not have been possible without
proper training by well organized individuals like
yourselves that project such a positive attitude and
professionalism during a class without making someone
Thank you Rick for being informative, keeping me
updated, taking time out from your busy schedule to
answer questions and come to my rescue whenever I am in
wanted to say thank you for inviting me to be a part of
the Public Speaking Class. It helped me feel even more
comfortable about speaking in public; among my peers. It
was extremely helpful to know that I wasn't the only one
who was nervous before teaching a class.
forum made me very comfortable, and the exchange of
ideas and teaching styles was interesting. I felt that
we, at least, accomplished letting Bob Dow know how
helpful the classes have been for all of us, in either
the teaching capacity or the student capacity. It's
become a most valuable tool for me. I found the teaching
aspect made the biggest impact on me. I wound up
learning more than I ever imagined I could about Word
Tables (and actually enjoyed it).
If I can
be of further assistance, let me know. I'd be happy to
teach a computer class again anytime. And after you
teach me Word Macros, perhaps that as well!