Ep #21: Beating Fear of Technology with Sheila Scarborough

Fullsize Sheila Scarborough headshot (photo courtesy Korey Howell) (640x457)Sheila Scarborough believes that we can overcome a fear of technology by tapping into our natural curiosity. A former Naval officer and certified Navy Master Training Specialist, Sheila started a new career in technology focusing on social media training for the tourism and hospitality industries. Her work has been honored with an Austin American-Statesman Texas Social Media Award and the Association of Women in Communication’s Clarion Award.

In this episode Sheila helps us look at technology as a tool that serves our needs, rather than as a source of frustration and fear. She utilizes smart metaphors to encourage us to see technology in a different light–as something we can manage instead of something that manages us. With humor and verve, Sheila reminds us how important it is to show technology who’s boss!

Click to Listen

Play

Powerful Insights Include:

  • The importance of curiosity in helping us overcome fear and frustration
  • Why giving up where technology is concerned isn’t an option if you want to succeed in today’s workplace
  • How to personalize technology to meet your needs by customizing settings
  • A reminder that you aren’t stupid–sometimes the computer just isn’t cooperating!
  • Why you need to learn the basics about the tools you use so you can ask smart questions when they break
  • That age is only a number, and whether you’re 22, 52, or 82, you can master new technologies

Mentions:

Subscribe on iTunes

subscribe-with-itunes-button