The iPod has revolutionized the way the world enjoys its music and some of us could use a little extra help on exactly how to use it
Orem, UT (Vocus) December 29, 2006
Today, the Grapevine Talk Radio Network, the 21st Century Style Grapevine created to connect people with helpful information from around the globe, and Makau Corporation, your next-generation training partner and home of the Makau Learning Appliance™ today, announced the upcoming January 12th release of their free iPod e-learning training.
Makau Corporation has created an entry-level video based training course to teach people how to use their iPods. In partnership with the Grapevine Talk Radio Network, the Makau iPod training is facilitated by Geoff Power, one their most popular talk radio personalities, star of the Knucklehead Radio program and co-host of the syndicated daily Healthy Wealthy Wow show. Power, witty and irreverent, hosts the course modules that cover how to install iTunes, music, photos, and video clips to your iPod and how to customize your iPod's settings for maximum satisfaction. The courses also cover more in-depth topics such as how to use the iTunes store to purchase media, the extra features of iPod, and more.
According to John Jacob, chairman of Makau Corporation, he came up with the idea for a creating a resource for frustrated iPod users while trying to figure out how to use his own new iPod. As the owner of Makau Corporation, Jacob has the resources to help other people with the same dilemma.
"The iPod has revolutionized the way the world enjoys its music and some of us could use a little extra help on exactly how to use it," said John D. Jacob, Chairman of Makau Corporation. "Makau's Free training makes it easy for everyone to jump in and enjoy the iPod craze."
Dan Smith, president of Makau, said that Makau's iPod training is offered free of cost to introduce people to their upcoming offerings of Desktop Training titles for purchase and playback via the iPod with Video. Makau partnered with the Grapevine Talk Radio
Network (GTRN) because of their great success with entertaining and informing their large loyalty base of internet listeners.
"Makau has created a series of e-learning course modules, complete with video-rich expert instruction which we know will benefit iPod users" said Smith. "Users will be pleased to find a familiar voice and face from the Grapevine Talk Radio Network in the training."
According to Chad Stilson, Grapevine Talk Radio Network President, the GTRN's mission is to share helpful information to people around the globe and this opportunity fits perfectly."We are honored that Makau Corporation, who partners with such companies as IBM and Dell, has asked us to help host the launch of their freeiPod training modules," said Stilson.
"People are always talking about their technology frustrations on the radio and now we can offer Grapevine listeners this training free by visiting a link to this training while listening to their favorite talk show program on http://www.grapevineradio.com."
Geoff Power, entrepreneur and radio host of Knucklehead Radio and co-host of the syndicated daily Healthy Wealthy Wow show (all broadcast as well on http://www.grapevineradio.com) says he does not go anywhere without his iPod and felt others who perhaps received an iPod for Christmas should have the same opportunity.
"Other than a cotton swab, the iPod is the best thing you can stick in your ear," said Power.
Makau's two-level iPod training course is available via link on http://www.grapevineradio.com and on-line at http://www.makaucorp.com free of cost starting January 12, 2007. The training is also available as part of the Makau Learning Appliance, a learning management system and library loaded on a server that resides behind an organization's firewall.
Makau, your Training Partner, offers enterprise-wide, 24/7 delivery of next-generation and custom courses in partnership with training professionals, converting cost centers into revenue streams.
By partnering with Makau, organizations bridge the gap from:
- Training the top few to enterprise-wide learning
- Classroom-only instruction to customized, blended delivery
- Trainer limitations to unlimited e-learning delivery
- Mandated schedule to 24/7 availability
- High capital investment to flexible cost-sharing
Makau combines advanced e-learning with traditional on-site workshops. We employ rapid-development tools to create media-enhanced custom content. Using our SCORM-compliant LMS, Makau improves IT and professional skills course delivery over networks and the internet.
Makau Corporation is a private company established in 2002.
For more information please visit http://www.makaucorp.com or contact 801-224-9449.
ABOUT THE GRAPEVINE TALK RADIO NETWORK:
The Grapevine Talk Radio Network is a talk radio network that connects people through talk radio across the traditional grapevine 21st Century Style on the internet. With world-class studios based in Salt Lake City Utah (one of the world's top radio markets) talk radio show hosts from around the world broadcast from their homes or in person from the studios.
The Grapevine Talk Radio Network (GTRN) was founded in March 2005 by the creators of Healthy Wealthy Wow Marketing to Women; Stilson, Lawler, Jacob, Schmidt and Jasperson. With people from all parts of the globe requesting their talk radio message, they were frustrated by the lack of with traditional terrestrial radio and knew the internet was the most convenient and successful place to connect.
They invested in top-quality broadcast equipment and a cutting-edge studio which they named the 'grapevine' after the vine famous for its use of delivering news dating from the Civil War when soldiers would communicate unofficial updates through actual grapevines to other with soldiers at a distance. (The phrase, "I heard it through the grapevine" is reported to be based on the Civil War practice and was made famous by a hit song recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1969!)
GTRN founders took the grapevine high tech as the first internet talk radio network to push and pull knowledge across the internet. The GTRN mission is to connect people all over the world with other people to share knowledge needed to create more balanced lives! GTRN has attracted people who have a message to share and gave them a voice and vehicle through Grapevine talk radio broadcasts.
To listen, just get to the Internet, type in http://www.grapevineradio.com and then click on the radio microphone or the 'Listen Live' link! You can listen to any of the radio shows from any of the hosts on the grapevine network while doing anything else you have to do on your computer!
To procure your own set show time or weekly radio talk show there is a sponsorship fee and a requirement to pass Talk Radio Broadcast School. but otherwise all the knowledge you want is free on Grapevine Radio.
Connect to people who know on the grapevine . . . 21st Century Style on the internet by logging on and listening to http://www.grapevineradio.com. All interested in sharing their stories and information on the grapevine are invited to talk, listen, call, Plog© and email by logging on to http://www.grapevineradio.com or calling 866-377-1737.
ABOUT GEOFFREY POWER
Geoffrey Power, radio host of Knuckle head Radio (Live Fridays at 3 p.m. PST) and co-host of syndicated Healthy Wealthy Wow Radio Show (Daily at Noon MST) is an entrepreneur, musician and public speaker. He is married, with six kids and according to him much older than he looks and with more children than he can properly manage. Geoffrey was born in Southern California thereby earning the right to say "dude" on occasion and in any context.
Kim Power Stilson
Power Strategies, Inc.