I have been teaching for almost 50 years. My first opportunity came when my high school physics teacher contracted
laryngitis. He asked me if I knew how a Tesla coil worked. When I said I did, he asked if I would teach it to my class that day. I did a good enough job, that I
did an encore performance for the other Physic I class.
A few years later, as I was nearing completion of the Air Force's
Flight Simulator Maintenance course, I was asked to be an instructor for the course. I completed the USAF's intensive nine-week
instructor training course, and spent the rest of my four-year hitch as an instructor at Chanute AFB in central Illinois.
After I was honorably discharged, I taught the electronic technician courses for RCA Institutes,
and RETS Electronic School. That's what I was doing when Digital Equipment Corporation found me, and hired me to teach computer hardware courses for them at corportate headquarters in Maynard, MA.
then, I have worn many hats -
- Technical writer
- Software engineer
- Technical marketing
- Strategic planning manager
- Computer system manager
- Call center technician
developing and delivering presentations, classes, and seminars were all part of the responsibilities of virtually all of these
positions. My audiences have included internal personnel, business partners, and end users on five continents.