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Touch Typing For A Living

By Paul C. Adams : A how to tutorial about Touch Typing, Touch Typing Software, Online Touch Typing, Computers with step by step guide from Paul C. Adams.

Typing is a process of entering the text matter into a device such as typewriter, computer, cell phone or calculator. Touch typing is a very efficient and popular technique for typing accurately and quickly on computer keyboard. Touch typing is basically a skill of typing without viewing the keys on keyboard. Many persons find it difficult because they have to look time and again on keyboard and the text on paper simultaneously which is really tiresome, time consuming and affects the speed.

One can take help from Touch-Typing software available in abundance in the market and that too, at a very less price or free on the Internet. All you have to do is to follow the instructions and type with 10 fingers, starting with ASDF with left hand and ;LKJ with right hand in the beginning. The software gives you various lessons and exercises to get perfect in the keys learning step by step. Software also includes word games so one can learn with playing.

Once a person gets acquainted with Touch-Typing skills, lots of regular practice is required which will make the typing quick and accurate. Gradually, you will learn the movement of keys by heart easily and will look at the text material to be typed, instead of the keyboard. Now what is required is constant eye on the text and try to type the words as fast as possible so that with accuracy, speed also increases.

And who knows that this typing can become a source of earning for you. In this computer age, where Internet is playing a vital role in ones life, more job opportunities like work from home, data entry jobs etc. are some of the best ways to earn and if ones typing speed is quite high and accurate then there is no way of looking back in this career. Even one can get his or her own website and provide a link that he or she is a professional typist and is ready to offer the service to any organization. One can also provide service as a freelancer. There is also one more way of getting in touch with the companies who outsource the manpower to various projects of typing, data entry and similar kind of typing work. In any organization or industries, the administration work has to be done in computer and typists or computer operators are needed so the tender touching of the keys can earn bread and provides jobs even to students, homemaker and part-time job seekers without giving much effort.

Find more information on topics like Touch Typing and Online Touch Typing. If you want to know more about Touch Typing Software and Touch Typing Check out - http://www.touch-typing.org

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What would you say are the few biggest misconceptions around practice?

Though we’ve found there are actually more than a few misconceptions about practice, here are three: Myth 1: Practice to improve your weaknesses. Not true. You should in fact focus on practicing strengths. You’ll get stronger results this way. Myth 2: Stop practicing when you achieve competence. Nope. What marks champions is their excellence at something—they may have weaknesses, but their strengths are honed and polished to the level of brilliance. The value of practice begins at mastery! Myth 3: Practice is dull. Wrong. It certainly has a reputation for being a bleak necessity and the primary provenance of children laboring over trombones and basketballs. But in fact, practice is fun, exciting, and ideal for adults.

How do you suggest people incorporate the right kind of practice into their daily lives?

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What does each of you practice in your professional or personal lives?

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Katie: I try to practice difficult conversations that I know I need to have with colleagues or the parents of the students in the school I lead. I usually practice with my managing director, and that almost always includes me taking notes as he models what that conversation might sound like. In particular, I write down key phrases in outline format to ensure I remember the key points and make them clearly. I run through what I want to say a couple times in that moment, and I usually do it again as I drive home. Then, I review my notes right before I have the conversation. Practice definitely helps me to stay calm and confident when emotions are high. In my personal life, I play and practice Ultimate Frisbee. I’ve played for over 20 years, but what I practice most are the basic skills of throwing and catching. I notice that it makes a huge difference in my pass completion during games if I have practiced completing passes before playing. That kind of practice makes me more focused and more confident.



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