Google 101

If Lola Techie of Bayantel can do it, why can't you?

In the old days, basic skills were typewriting, stenography, reading, writing, driving. In today's modern world, basic skills that everyone benefits from includes: file compression, cloud storage, social networking, blogging and google skills.

This Google 101 page attempts to list step by step instructions on things which will help you optimize your techie experience. However, due to variations in versions of operating systems (like windows) and programs (like office), expect slight differences. Oh well, that's why we have the help button in every page. And try to do what everyone else does, learn by doing! Or, ask somebody (a classmater, peer) who knows.

Why Google 101? Latest statistics indicate that google accounts 70% of internet searches. The remaining 30% is shared by yahoo, bing and the smaller engines. Google also owns many familiar platforms for file and video sharing including youtube. Thus, it you want a more effective on-line experience, it is a must that you have your own google account.
Here is a list of skills in this Google 101 page:

0. Creating and Naming Your Google Account
1. Naming of Files
2. Reducing File Size by Compression
3. Uploading to Google Documents
4. Creating Your First Blog
5. Posting in Slideshare

Skill 0: Create Your Google Email Account and Google Blog
1. Go to http://www.google.com.ph/
2. Click “sign in”
3. Click ‘create your google account”. Then follow the instructions.
4. For the marketing management course, pls. use the following format for your google account: firstnamelastname@gmail.com. Pls. don’t use shortcuts, anonymous names, underscores, extra dots or abbreviations as this dont add management value to your account. For example, create juandelacruz@gmail.com and not any of the ff: pinoy856@gmail.com or jdelacruz@gmail.com or j.delacruz@gmail.com or j_delacruz@gmail.com or juanthegreatest@gmail.com or delacruzj@gmail.com.
5. Follow the same naming convention when you create your blog using your google account. Once you have a google email account, look for the “blog” link in your google menu bar near the top of your screen. Thus, name your blog as http://juandelacruz.blogspot.com

Skill 1: Naming Your Files
This skill facilitates effective documentation, easier storage and retrieval. For the Marketing Management course coached by Prof. De Ungria, pls. follow the naming convention when submitting files:
"v"__" First Name, Last Name, Title of Submission"
For example, if Juan De la Cruz of Markma v50 is submitting his 20 year Personal Marketing Plan, then file name is: " v50 Juan de la Cruz 20 year Personal Marketing Plan"

Skill 2: Reducing file size of powerpoint presentations thru compression prior to uploading in google docs
1. Make a copy of the powerpointfile you want to compress (allows you to keep the original file)
2. Click on any picture within the powerpoint (it is usually best if your pictures in the powerpoint are jpegs)
3. Click format tab (on some versions of powerpoint, this step is skipped).
4. Click compress picture
5. Click options
6. Click "email" or "webscreen" as target output
7. Click ok, ok
8. Make sure that no check mark is on "applied to selected picture only"
9. Compare the file size of the compressed vs. the original file.

Skill 3: Uploading Your Google Document
1. In your search bar, type "google documents", then "enter".
2. Google sign in screen will appear. Sign in.
3. On the upper left hand corner, click documents
4. On the upper left hand corner, click upload
5. Select your file.
6. After the file is uploaded, click share.
7. Share the file with "vcoachclass@gmail.com" so that this can be accessed by Coach Bong. Click on "to edit" instead of "to view." Click "send copy to myself".

Skills 4 and 5: Creating Your First Blog with Slideshare Embeds

Create Your First Marketing Blog Assignment
View more presentations from Remigio Joseph DeUngria.




Customize your Public Profile's URL. You can also include this personal Profile URL in your messages, blogs, and other content to direct contacts.

1. Click on "Edit Profile" from the "Profile" dropdown menu found in the top navigation bar of the home page.
2. Click on "Edit" next to the "Public Profile" area.
3. Click on "Edit" next to the "Your Public Profile URL" area at the top of the page.
4. Enter your new custom URL. Most custom URLs must start with www.linkedin.com/in/ and must contain 5-30 alphanumeric characters. Select countries will use a two-letter country code in place of the "www". Do not use spaces, symbols, or special characters.
5. Click on "Set Address".

LinkedIn provides "View My Profile" buttons containing LinkedIn graphics that you can post on your blog, message board or website.

1. Click on "Edit Profile" from the "Profile" dropdown menu found in the top navigation bar of the home page.
2. Click "Edit Public Profile Settings" in the upper right-hand corner of the Profile page.
3. Click on the "customized buttons" link found in the Public Profile box.
4. Choose a logo button and copy the HTML code provided next to it. This code will include a link to your Public Profile.
5. Paste the code on to your blog, message board or website.

You can also create an email signature that contains your Public Profile URL. Then every time you send out an email, your contacts will not only see your contact information but also a link to your Public Profile.

If you have multiple language Profiles, utilize the unique URLs to specific Profiles. Each Profile you create has its own unique URL. You can use these unique URLs in emails, blogs or even on your résumé to point to a specific language Profile you have created.