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May 20

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac

Microsoft are offering leaders of Apple User Groups a “Meeting-in-a-Box” to allow them to present Microsoft Office 2011 for Macintosh to your members. Continue reading »

May 18

MacProVideo - 1 Month Core Pass Box

MacProVideo - 1 Month Core Pass Box

MacProVideo.com are offering Apple User Groups worldwide a dozen “Core Library Passes” for use as Raffle Prizes at their meetings. Continue reading »

Apr 15

Beginner's Guide to Writing Powerful Press Releases Cover

Beginner's Guide to Writing Powerful Press Releases Cover

For a limited time, E•Releases are offering a special ebook by Mickie Kennedy, “Beginner’s Guide to Writing Powerful Press Releases” for free.

After having a quick read through, we recommend all Australian User Group Leaders download a copy and read it as it contains over 150 pages exploring the art of obtaining media attention with press releases and we know all User Groups could benefit from such attention 😉 Continue reading »

Dec 20

PresentationRecently we posted suggestions for Approaching Potential Presenters, now we provide some suggestions for confirming presenters. Continue reading »

Nov 18

PresentationUser Group Leaders often wonder how to approach organisations to find potential presenters for their meetings.

When I’ve written to individuals or organisations to present at User Groups that I have been involved with in the past I’ve always included the same basic details; Continue reading »

Nov 18

iLife '11 Box

iLife '11 Box

In October Apple introduced iLife ’11, featuring major upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. The Apple User Group Advisory Board would love for user groups to review iLife ‘11 in their newsletters and demo it at their meetings. Continue reading »

Oct 30

Podcasts

Podcasts

Since posting the “Demonstrating iLife ’11 to Your User Group” article, we’ve had a couple of requests for other presentation ideas – one asking how to find new topics for an hour time slot and another on how to hold an audience’s attention during a 5-10 minute gap in their meetings… and we’ve come up with the same answer for both queries…

Utilise the free “Quick Tips” and “Found Out How” podcasts from Apple! Continue reading »

Oct 26

iLife '11 Box

iLife '11 Box

After the announcement of iLife ’11 at the recent ‘Back to the Mac’ Special Media Event by Apple on October 20th, there has been a lot of interest in the updated versions of iPhoto, iMovie and Garageband — So it may be worth User Groups looking at demonstrating the new features to their members at their next meeting.

Fortunately, The Apple Sales Web site has some great resources ready for your group’s Apple Ambassador to download and give a professional presentation and demonstration. Continue reading »

Apr 30

Voila Icon

Voila Icon

The team at Global Delight would like to present before you an All-in-One Screen Capturing Software for your Mac – Voila.

How many times have you wished you could make a quick video off your desktop to explain something? Or capture a few windows to paste them onto your documents or manuals? How about archiving some web pages? Voila lets you do all this and much more… Continue reading »

Apr 28

National Volunteer Week 2010

National Volunteer Week 2010

May 10th to 16th, 2010 is National Volunteer Week (NVW) – the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and it provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities and to say thank you to the more than 5 million Australians who volunteer.

Is YOUR Apple User Group doing anything to thank YOUR volunteers? Continue reading »

Apr 25

Spread the Announcements

Spread the Announcements

Recently, I asked the question “Does your Apple User Group maintain a PR mailing list?” over on the Apple User Group Discussion mailing list. Here is an expanded version of the questions I asked to give User Groups a some food for thought… Continue reading »

Mar 23

FaHCSIA Logo

The Australian Government has committed $15 million over three years (2008-2011) to provide free access to computers, broadband services and training to seniors by creating approximately 2,000 senior internet kiosks nation-wide. These kiosk services will be delivered nationally through local community organisations or in any suitable public place that services seniors, which would include many Australian Apple User Groups. Continue reading »

Jun 19

Global Delight LogoVoila is a professional creativity tool for Mac OS X Leopard that lets you capture your screen, annotate, organize and share and Global Delight are offering Apple User Groups two free copies. Continue reading »

May 30

O'Reilly User Group Discount

O’Reilly are looking for user groups to display their discount banners on your group’s web site. If you send Marsee at O’Reilly’s your group’s site, saying where one or more banners are published, she’ll send you the O’Reilly book(s) of your choice. Continue reading »

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