Embracing New Technology: Important Tips and Tricks
its perks. It can start your day by acting as an alarm, remind you of your
appointments, and even tell you the time but technology is constantly changing
and while it is difficult to know what is worth the investment, it is important
that you have a holistic view which will help you keep up with new trends that
will stretch even farther into the future.
Here are a few top tips for getting the most out of new technology.
1. 1. Understand that technology is keen on communicating a message to the average user.
Communication lies at the base of every new software and tech device created. There are extremes to this in the sense that while technology can lead to improvement in different areas of communication, health, and productivity, it can also disrupt regular lifestyles and make humans depend solely on it. Technology should be seen as a tool that helps to bring positive change.
2. 2. Get help.
Channel your Time, Money, and Energy into getting help from professionals, online platforms, magazines, books, and courses that are in line with the field you want to learn. Platforms like YouTube, blogs like ours and even TEDx Talk videos can go a long way in teaching you. Do not be afraid to spend your time, money, or data on these resources.
3. 3. Be ready to learn with an open mind.
New software is “new”. That’s all.
It doesn’t get more complicated than that in the sense that while you will have many areas of confusion, this does not in any way mean that you are slow or not smart. You must learn to think that you will understand the software or device and then put a structure in place to ensure that you learn.
4. 4. Consistency is key.
New Tech cannot be learnt and absorbed in a day or a week or… you get the point. This is because tech continues to evolve in different spaces and even software updates can be overwhelming. If you are keen on learning and transitioning to tech or are just particular about knowing how an important app or tech product works, you must be open to the process of continuous learning and practice till what you want to learn becomes second nature for you.
5. 5. Interpret for yourself – use a mind map.
The process of using a mind map leans toward writing a central theme and ten pulling new and related ideas from it to help you create connections that foster understanding and organise details for you.
6. 6. Have fun with Tech
The panic that comes with seeing codes, looking at a course outline or looking at a new manual is real but, permit us to say, it is not that deep. There is a result that you expect to see, and it helps if you keep your eyes on the goal and have fun in the process.
Remember that tech continues to evolve and in any form that you must learn – to code or assemble a computer – you can succeed at it with these tips. Yes, You can!