Saturday, December 27, 2014


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Friday, December 19, 2014

Tis the Season to Purchase Computers and other Technology Gadgets

During this time of year, in the past, I was asked the following question quite a bit, "Which computer should I buy?"  Now the question is a bit different and it sounds like this, "Which desktop, laptop, or tablet should I buy?

This question used to take about 5-10 minutes to it still takes 5-10 minutes to answer...and you thought my answer was going to change, right (LOL).

The reason is that my response is still the same, however the person asking the question today has to do a bit more research to address my response...fortunately we have the Internet and Google searching to help us complete our research.

So let's take a look at my response that has not changed over time, even though technology has changed dramatically over the past 10 years.

Question:  "Which desktop, laptop, or tablet, should I buy?

Response: First ask yourself these four questions.  I know you are not supposed to answer a question with a question but it works here.

Q. 1] How much are you willing to spend (your budget) on this new piece of equipment?

Sample A. 1] I am able to spend between $400-$500 dollars on a new laptop .  I want a laptop because I need the portability of bringing it on business trips, as a tool for conducing presentations at off-site meetings and when I stop by a coffee shop for lunch

Q. 2] What is the intended reason/purpose for the purchase of this piece of equipment?

Sample A. 2] I need an updated laptop that will allow me to run the newest version of Microsoft Office.  I will be using the laptop to start my new business and to conduct meetings that will be held at the prospects/clients locations.  The laptop will need to be able to handle multiple applications open at the same time without slowing down how it works and to easily be able to pick up Free Wi-Fi connections (like at coffee shops).

Q. 3] Do you have a preferred brand that you are comfortable with purchasing this new piece of equipment?

Sample A. 3]  My preferred brand is Dell as I already have other devices from that vendor and I am comfortable from having used them at previous places of employment.

Q 4] Are you willing to invest a little research time into making an informed and prepared decision about the purchase of this new piece of equipment?

Sample A. 4] I am a person that always does research before making a decision on any investments that I make.  I check for customer comments; I check for brand/make/model rankings from customer-friendly product advocates (i.e. CNET)

You are probably saying to yourself that this seems to be a complicated response to such a simple question.  However, such a decision deserves this type of effort as the purchase of such equipment should be viewed as an investment that is being made by you toward a specific goal in mind.

For example, "I am purchasing this piece equipment for child entering into college"; "This piece of equipment will help my 5th grader do his/her homework"; "I need to be able to track my daily expenses using this MYPF Financial Tool that I just heard about"; etc...

If you treat your next technology purchase as an investment toward a particular goal or set of goals (such as the needs for the entire family), you will be pleasantly surprised by what you will get in return from your investment.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Return of Professor TAB...My Story (reposted)

Hello All,

My name is Professor TAB or Troy Anthony Burgher; otherwise known as the “Accidental Social-preneur of technology training” (I’ll share more about that later).  I am a former resident of the New York City Housing Development and that is where it all began!  Little did I know that I was about to embark on a journey that would become my career and life’s mission!  

It all started one hot summer afternoon after playing basketball with a few of my friends from the neighborhood.  Standing in front of the local community center stood a very distinguished gentleman wearing a suit and passing out flyers.  I am not sure what caught my eye the most…was it the fact that some unknown person was passing out flyers or that the individual was wearing a suit in 100 degree weather?  

So, I left my friends to inquire and to satisfy my curiosity.  I asked the gentleman why he was passing out flyers and he informed me that it was to announce a new business program at the local community center.  He mentioned that it was a course that taught people how to become business owners and entrepreneurs.  I am sure that I heard of the word entrepreneur before, but asked the gentleman to explain what it meant.  He proceeded to tell me that it was simply an individual that went into business to sell a product or service rather than with partners or employees; a kind of one-person operation.  The gentleman would also go on to state that the class taught people how to make money doing something that they like to do, like a hobby, but would get paid for the things they sold or services they offered.  We talked for about 30 minutes and he invited me into the center to meet the instructor (and business owner) of the training program to talk more about the class and to see if I would register.  It was really a no brainer…once the gentleman mentioned that I could make money doing something that I like to do, like one of my hobbies, all I needed to know was where to sign up.
We proceeded to enter the community center where I would meet the instructor and owner of the business program. He was also dressed in a suite and shared more information about the program. Wow…two people in the middle of the center dressed in suits…that was a rarity in our community. 

I was a bit embarrassed as I was sitting there still sweating from playing basketball just 30 minutes before meeting both gentlemen.  Wishing I had showered and changed my clothes before entering the community center.  I could tell he was able to see how uncomfortable I was and reassured me that everything was OK.  He appreciated the fact that I stopped by and did not let that stop me from inquiring about the business program.

We continued our conversation, discussing my hobbies and how they could be developed into a potential business.  At the time I was caught up in the world of “hip-hop” music and working with computers.  Imagine if I would have been able to combine, back in 1994, the two hobbies into one career…anyway, I shared how interested I was in the program and I signed up right on the spot.  The classes were held during the evening and the next one would occur later that night. So I had time to go home, take a short nap, eat and prepare for my first class on entrepreneurship.  I was very excited and anxious to begin learning how to make money doing what I loved to do (either with music or using computers).

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The New - MYPF Learning Program

What is MYPF?
MYPF or Manage Your Personal Finances is an E2P* Learning Program designed by TAB Training & Consulting, LLC to address two issues that face many individuals which are financial responsibility and computer literacy.  The MYPF Training Program course introduces basic Microsoft Excel concepts through the development of creating, managing and analyzing a personal budget.  The end result is a more effective, efficient and productive user of technology which translates into increased employment, career advancement opportunities, and individuals better equipped to becoming successful business owners and entrepreneurs.

What is My Vision for the MYPF Learning Program?
My vision is to provide individuals with the necessary and essential skill sets and information to become technologically self -sufficient.  Individuals will then possess the ability to quickly put into practice the skills and knowledge gained as a result of our project-based training programs and services

Take the First Step - Try Out the Demo Module - TODAY!
There are four modules within the MYPF Series, of which, the Demo Module is the first to be launched.  It is a “data-entry” based introduction to the program that will allow YOU, the user, to see how various Microsoft Excel concepts can be combined to create a personal financial management tool.  The demo module is approximately a 15-20 minute exercise that combines basic, intermediate, and advanced Excel elements  that walk you through how YOUR monthly finances can be documented to help YOU make future financial decisions like planning a vacation or purchasing your next home.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The "Manage Your Personal Finance" (or MYPF) Learning Program has Launched!

IT'S  OFFICIAL !!!!!!!

"Manage Your Personal Finances" Learning Program

My "MYPF - Program Launch" web page is now accessible to the general public! 

Please take a moment and check out my newest learning program (based on my *E2P
signature learning process) or by visiting my web page,, and clicking on the tab (at the top of the page) labeled as "MYPF Program Launch.

The MYPF - Demo Module will provide a "sneak peak" of my Microsoft Excel-based tool for managing one's personal finances while also learning key Excel elements & concepts that can also be used in the workplace.

Stay tuned for an upcoming short video as well as other posts on what I believe to be a revolutionary learning program that can and will help anyone from the novice/beginner user to the more seasoned user of Microsoft Excel.

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*E2P (E-squared-P) is my signature process that places focus on providing individuals with the knowledge and tools to become more Efficient, Effective, and Productive users of technology. E2P process is dedicated to demonstrating the importance of computer and technology literacy as it relates to building and developing one’s human capital.