5/11/09 Weekly Wrapup: @rjacquez on Twitter

By RJ Jacquez. Follow him on Twitter @rjacquez

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Twitter-Profile.jpg Two months ago, I joined Twitter
with much skepticism, and for a week or so, I decided to follow some people I admired and watched the masters at work, then I jumped in. Today I can honestly say that
Twitter’s simplicity, conciseness, and real-time approach to social communication has changed my life as an Adobe Evangelist.

Twitter has enabled me to have great conversations with my customers and in many cases answer their Adobe software questions in 140 characters or less. Throughout the day I can share useful tips and tricks about the products in my two suites, as well as answer questions pertaining to other apps.

I spend most of my days on the phone and in virtual presentations with our customers and whenever applicable, I send tweets about frequently asked questions and other useful lessons I learn from these conversations.

Twitter also allows me to share upcoming live eSeminars and useful how-to recordings, which enables our users to get the most out of our products.

And finally, I follow lots of smart people on Twitter and you’ll often see me Retweet (RT) useful information and resources, which I find beneficial to my followers.

Don’t get me wrong, I also enjoy blogging, but these are all things I could never have time to put on my blog, especially in real-time.

Having said that, if you find these tweets interesting, please consider following me @rjacquez, and I promise to make it worth your while.

Finally, I want to make the experience fun and rewarding, so I will be hosting a live Virtual Event when I reach 1,000 followers, where I will be doing a drawing and the grand prize will be a full version of one of the products (winner chooses) in my two Suites, eLearning Suite and Technical Communication Suite, for one lucky winner.  I will announce more details as I get closer to 1,000 followers.

Here’s a weekly wrapup of what happened the week of 5/11/09:

News and Announcements:

Useful Resources:

Tips & Tricks:

  • Tip: when delivering Online Presentations, use two computers, the second one for VoIP, recording, C what people see and, switching layouts.11:14 AM May 12th from TweetDeck
  • @ron_miller By default, Paste is set to OLE. Change the maker.ini file so that RTF is first for “ClipboardFormatsPriorities= RTF…” entry3:41 PM May 14th from TweetDeck in reply to ron_miller
  • As Best Practice, when sharing your screen Virtually, always set your resolution to 1024 x 768, it gives your viewers the best experience!2:55 PM May 14th from TweetDeck
  • People always ask me how to add XML data in Captivate using Flash? Check out this post by Mark Fletcher, http://bit.ly/CUoEI. Kudos, Mark!6:18 PM May 11th from TweetDeck
  • Personal Tip for new Twitter users, sign up, follow people you admire, sit back and learn from them, then jump in and Tweet away.2:30 PM May 14th from TweetDeck
  • Customer asked if possible to change default syntax for auto-text captions in Adobe Captivate. Yes, edit “CaptureTextTemplates_English.rdl”1:16 PM May 14th from TweetDeck

Compelling ReTweets (RTs):

Personal Observations: