Touch typing is important! - Productive! Show #38

Michael Sliwinski explains how touch typing is important to your productivity and why it boosts your typing speeds by more than 300%. Learn to touch-type if you can't yet and enjoy the benefits. It takes time but it's worth it!
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Posted on Monday, January 16, 2012 (show,skills)

Lola LB
Feb 1, 2012 23:22
I'm deaf, so we use TTYs to communicate (especially before internet), so touch typing is a must. Of course, I took typing class in high school, so that helped as well.
Michael Sliwinski
Feb 2, 2012 11:59
Thanks for your great comment Lola LB! I think touch typing should be a must for every modern worker nowadays. Hope people will start learning this and companies and organizations start taking classes. I'm going to start teaching this in my company.
Michele Christensen
Jan 18, 2012 02:39
Everyone in my middle school was forced to learn touch-typing and we all complained! Now I'm so glad I had that skill at such a young age. It helped all through college and my career.
Michael Sliwinski
Jan 18, 2012 08:29
Michele, I envy you - I think this should be taught in school all over the world as an obligatory thing. When I posted this video I thought I'd be laughed at... but I get lots of great feedback from people who are interested in learning touch-typing, seeing me do the magic on video. I had to force myself to learn it like 10 years ago and I was frustrated, too. But it paid off big time! Thanks for your comment and happy new year 2012!
Jan 18, 2012 11:18
@Michael ... can you recommend a program for learning touch-taping?
Michael Sliwinski
Jan 18, 2012 12:37
The program I've used to learn it was an old one on Windows called "Mistrz Klawiatury" (Master of Keyboard). Just google "touch typing course" (or a similar phrase in Polish) and you'll find free courses online. They're quite good. Good luck!