Database Package2018-09-16T21:33:12+00:00

DATABASE PACKAGE

Give Busy Professionals and Aspiring Students
The Competitive Edge for Better Jobs, with
Technology Training Articles and Videos

New, Proprietary Content Written Each Week by
Top Experts with 57 Yrs Combined Expertise

Tech-Talk

 DATABASE Package

(Includes Email Publication & Mobile App)

Online Database

Available for Students, Faculty, Staff … and Alumni, Patrons!

  • You can give access to students, faculty/staff and alumni
  • Your library and institution name are ever-present online
  • A one-click login when on campus (no password required)
  • 867+ Technology Articles
  • 192+ Technology Videos
  • 234+ Oral and Written Communication Tips

 Also for Students, Faculty, Staff … Alumni & Patrons

Mobile App

  • Students, faculty/staff and alumni can download
  • Your organization’s name is present in the login
  • We provide engagement incentives and support

Weekly Publication

  • You can provide it to your faculty, staff and students
  • You can email it to alumni and backers
  • You can have this co-brand for an additional fee

What Do You Get With A Tech-Talk Database License?

  • 867+ Technology ARTICLES (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced Non-Techie)
  • 192+ Technology VIDEO Tutorials (Literacy, Work Applications, How-To)
  • 234+ Oral and Written COMMUNICATION Tips

  • 52 Weekly Tutorial Emails You Can Send to FACULTY and STAFF (Option: Co-Branding)

  • Ask a QUESTION/ Request a Topic (On Using Technology)

  • MOBILE APP for Apple, Android, Tablets (Weekly Notification of New Material)

  • Individual Articles / Videos Found in Catalog Search

  • Track and Monitor Institutional Usage

  • Web Page Co-Branded with Library NAME and Institution LOGO

From Google to Microsoft, Learn Better Ways of Using Technology and Communicating!

Tech-Talk is a premier collection of articles and videos, written each week by top training experts for busy professionals and aspiring students. It helps people stay up-to-date in using technology and become better communicators in the workplace.

It’s delivered in three ways, covering the topics below (and more)…

“One the Tech-Talks I reviewed would appeal to a majority of students in this day and age.  This is the one on media and safe sources for background music. With a lot of individuals making YouTube videos, this is very useful because it helps prevent copyright issues and avoid problems.”

~ A University Student Review

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Support Career Excellence for STUDENTS and PATRONS, So They’re Prepared for the Best Jobs Available

  • Up-to-date, accurate and complete answers you can trust vs. a random internet search.
  • Top ideas on the two most important work skills employers want: Microsoft Office and how to communicate (oral / written).
  • Continual use through mobile app notifications and enticing engagement activities.

“What I liked, and learned most, from Tech-Talk this month was the importance and proper use of graphics. Nowadays a lot of students use graphics knowingly and unknowingly! A fun fact I learned was the correct pronunciation of the word ‘GIF’!  I was saying it wrong the whole time. I think a lot of students share my lack of knowledge and will be excited to learn about graphics.”

~ Randi, a Warner University Student

Foster and Stronger Relationship Between PATRONS or ALUMNI and the Organization, So You’ll Be Top Of Mind with their Generosity and Support

  • Practical, work-related information to support growth within their chosen fields.
  • Staying current and relevant in technology helps them secure better jobs and faster promotions.
  • Being reminded weekly through mobile app messaging keeps your institution top-of-mind in a positive way.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Tech-Talk different from Lynda.com?2018-11-06T17:59:44+00:00

Tech-Talk and Lynda.com are complementary products. Lynda.com offers a vast array of courses on all types of topics for individuals looking for training. Tech-Talk, on the other hand, pushes out micro-training on a singular topic each week to introduce ideas which most folks did not know existed.

  • This new and freshly-written material feeds our specialized, up-to-date database of 867+articles and videos, helping individuals be more effective in the workplace.
  • Our corresponding mobile app gets more people engaged and allows immediate access to solve workforce challenges.

Tech-Talk pricing is pleasingly different as well.  We want Tech-Talk to be a household name in the workplace … and a client forever … so the cost reflects that. In this initial phase of roll-out for the Database Package, we work with you individually to find a price that slips easily into your budget so that hardly even notice it.

On which devices will the mobile app be available?2018-11-06T18:01:15+00:00

The Tech-Talk Mobile App will be available for all three types of devices: Apple iPhones, Android Smartphones and Tablets.

Is each article and video unique or are there multiple articles on the same topic?2018-11-06T17:58:54+00:00

Every week a new and current article is written (in-house) on a unique topic.  There are no duplicates.  Occasionally there will be an article that adds more detail to a previous one or shows another slant for using a particular feature.  When that occurs we refer the reader to the companion article as well.

Can alumni and patrons use the Tech-Talk Database at work?2018-11-06T18:00:41+00:00

Yes, these workplace skills (technology and communications) are available to your organization’s students, alumni and patrons for as long as the Tech-Talk license is active. People can log into the Database from any online location or look it up on their Mobile App.

How do you handle authentication?2018-11-06T18:00:09+00:00

We work closely with each institution to ensure authentication meets your requirements. We also provide you with an auto-login link that you use throughout your website so that users click just once to discover this gift you’ve offered.  We also make it easy for students, alumni and patrons to login from wherever they are online.

Do you provide MARC records for cataloging?2018-11-06T17:59:22+00:00

Yes, we can provide MARC records for adding each individual article to your catalog.

“My favorite Tech-Talk so far is “Make Your Key Message POP”. I like to play around with text and photos in PowerPoint a lot and I felt I’ve gotten everything I could from it, but I didn’t know I could do things like that! It’s a fun way to keep my presentation clean and still catch an eye.”

~ Brooke Ann, a University Student

Make it Easy for FACULTY and TRAINERS with Ready-Made Support Material for Both Technology and Communication Learning 

  • Reliable and accurate content not found anywhere else, making courses engaging.
  • Fully complete training … easy to understand and apply in life and at work.
  • Eye-opening ideas and techniques for helping students become confident and self-reliant.

“In the communications tip on ‘How Can I Make You Smile’, the emphasis was on positive communications and the effect that it could have. This is very relevant, especially in the college environment where you are running into people every day.”

~ A University Student Review

How Much Does a Tech-Talk Database License Cost?

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“I believe the Tech-Talk that was the most helpful to me so far is  ‘To Keep Special Fonts In Place’ and I say that because I have witnessed on numerous occasions, people struggle with not being able to keep the font they originally used, including myself.”

~ A University Student Review

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What subscribers are saying…

High School Library

"It's not just product knowledge, it's integrated into your work. That's what I like about it!"



Nancy G. [Cobleskill, NY]

2017-11-21T11:14:09+00:00

Nancy G. [Cobleskill, NY]

"It's not just product knowledge, it's integrated into your work. That's what I like about it!"

BOCES District

“It’s like a little Christmas present in your email every week.”


Michele P. (Buffalo, New York)

2017-03-09T16:18:28+00:00

Michele P. (Buffalo, New York)

“It’s like a little Christmas present in your email every week.”

Media Specialist

"Because I have repeated "OOH!" and "Ah-ha" moments with Tech-Talk, I realize I'm not as advanced as I'd like."



Grace Roddenbach [Sarasota, Fl]

2018-02-16T11:11:36+00:00

Grace Roddenbach [Sarasota, Fl]

"Because I have repeated "OOH!" and "Ah-ha" moments with Tech-Talk, I realize I'm not as advanced as I'd like."

Hillsborough County

"I always learn something from reading it. I especially liked this week’s Communications (Ask for “One”)"



Tracey Sweet [St. Petersburg]

2018-02-16T11:21:37+00:00

Tracey Sweet [St. Petersburg]

"I always learn something from reading it. I especially liked this week’s Communications (Ask for “One”)"

Library Network

“Your Tech-Talks are going wild. We're getting great feedback on them!”



Luly Castro (Ft. Myers, Florida)

2017-03-09T16:21:15+00:00

Luly Castro (Ft. Myers, Florida)

“Your Tech-Talks are going wild. We're getting great feedback on them!”

County Services

"These communications tips are important in developing management skills."



D. Arriolat [Ada County]

2018-02-16T11:24:42+00:00

D. Arriolat [Ada County]

"These communications tips are important in developing management skills."

City Government

“Awesome – it worked! You have saved me many moments of frustration!!"



Barb Rathmell (City of Fernandina Beach, Florida)

2017-03-09T16:40:01+00:00

Barb Rathmell (City of Fernandina Beach, Florida)

“Awesome – it worked! You have saved me many moments of frustration!!"

Educational Services

“We really love your service and receive many compliments on the Tech-Talk tips!"



Karen Mitchell (Rochester, New York)

2017-03-09T16:40:37+00:00

Karen Mitchell (Rochester, New York)

“We really love your service and receive many compliments on the Tech-Talk tips!"

Small Business

"Many thanks ... I spent hours of frustration trying to figure this out before this great article."



Munro Sherrill (Bradenton, Florida)

2017-03-09T16:41:18+00:00

Munro Sherrill (Bradenton, Florida)

"Many thanks ... I spent hours of frustration trying to figure this out before this great article."

State Library Services

“Just want to let you know that these are really, really interesting and useful!”



Beth G. (Tallahassee, Florida)

2017-03-09T16:42:08+00:00

Beth G. (Tallahassee, Florida)

“Just want to let you know that these are really, really interesting and useful!”

Educational Services

“I look forward to the communications tips … they blow your mind."



R. Turner (Olean, New York)

2017-03-09T16:43:05+00:00

R. Turner (Olean, New York)

“I look forward to the communications tips … they blow your mind."

Library Network

"We get unsolicited, positive comments on Tech-Talk all the time."



Jeannette Smithee (Boca Raton, Florida)

2017-03-09T16:59:17+00:00

Jeannette Smithee (Boca Raton, Florida)

"We get unsolicited, positive comments on Tech-Talk all the time."

Library Association

"The same day I sent out a particular Tech-Talk tip, two of my staff told me they used it to assist patrons."



Cynthia Leigh Welch (Yazoo City, Mississippi)

2017-03-09T17:00:24+00:00

Cynthia Leigh Welch (Yazoo City, Mississippi)

"The same day I sent out a particular Tech-Talk tip, two of my staff told me they used it to assist patrons."

State Library Services

"We can’t say enough about how useful Tech-Talk is to us!"



Amy Johnson (Tallahassee, Florida)

2017-03-09T17:01:15+00:00

Amy Johnson (Tallahassee, Florida)

"We can’t say enough about how useful Tech-Talk is to us!"

Library Resource Council

"Tech-Talk gets a higher open rate than our own newsletter."



Mary-Carol Lindbloom (Ithaca, NY)

2017-03-20T01:12:56+00:00

Mary-Carol Lindbloom (Ithaca, NY)

"Tech-Talk gets a higher open rate than our own newsletter."

School Support Services

"People with different degrees of experience can still walk away with something useful!"



Andrew Dutcher [Auburn, NY]

2017-03-27T11:48:29+00:00

Andrew Dutcher [Auburn, NY]

"People with different degrees of experience can still walk away with something useful!"

School Media Specialists

"We're very excited about how this helps us in our role as education leaders for our districts."



K. Doelger (Malone, NY)

2017-04-04T15:32:47+00:00

K. Doelger (Malone, NY)

"We're very excited about how this helps us in our role as education leaders for our districts."

Public Relations

"I really appreciate the thoroughness of these ... and the simple language, so you 'get it'."



Marnie L. [Corning, NY]

2017-04-17T12:02:28+00:00

Marnie L. [Corning, NY]

"I really appreciate the thoroughness of these ... and the simple language, so you 'get it'."

District School System

“In the grand scheme of things, it's a pretty inexpensive way to meet our district's needs.”



Donna Morris (Rochester, New York)

2017-03-09T16:20:10+00:00

Donna Morris (Rochester, New York)

“In the grand scheme of things, it's a pretty inexpensive way to meet our district's needs.”

Database Samples

New material is added each week. You’ll see the announcement in the app.

Here are a few for you now!

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