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Blabbing About The Computer Guy: Webster City Chamber Interview

I had the chance to be interviewed by Deb Brown, the Chamber Director at The Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce as part of their Member Blab Series.  These are 15 -20 minute interviews to give members time to speak on their business, with a few leading questions.  Deb and I have known each other for 10 years or so, so the interview went very smooth.

As of 2016, I will have been in business for 20 years, as I started in 1996 while working at KLMJ Radio.  I decided to go to a full time status as of 2006 after Midwest Wireless claimed I violated their “non-compete” clause as they were getting into computer repair as well.  Funny, I don’t hear the name “Tech Pros” anymore.

I talked about how things got started in 1979 when I helped my Father when he brought our first computer home program it so it could figure out the “perfect” batch of concrete, whether it be for a quarter of a yard or a eight yard load.  The program was written in “BASIC” language, a language that I got pretty good at programming.  I wrote tons of programs and I even got paid for some of them!

We discussed how people from Hampton and from Webster City sometimes take their communities for granted on what we expect from them.  I don’t know the term, but we need to knock it off.  If we host a visitor from another town, complaining about what we don’t have is not going to want to make them stay.  In High School, I hated Webster City, because we always played them for Homecoming…and they were good.

Deb asked me about computer tips and tricks, so I do want to make sure people follow me on Facebook at my business page of  www.Facebook.com/PatTheComputerGuy

The easiest way to contact me is either a call or text to 641-420-1234 — The EASIEST number in North Iowa!

Enjoy the interview!

(Sorry for the big yawn at the end.)

 

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North Iowa, Social Media, Video
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Pat’s On Periscope – Show 19

This week I review the recent Midwest Social Media Summit held in Mason City on 10/24/15.  I gave it a solid 9 out of 10 for their first time out of the gate!!  A lot was presented and people raved about the day as a whole!  Sadly, I think my volume was a bit weak on this video, so you’ll have to turn it up a bit!

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North Iowa, Social Media
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Pat’s On Periscope – Show 18

This week Hershey makes a brief appearance and the hair flies all over, especially up my nose!!  I did the video live on Tuesday as we had tickets to The Long Island Medium on Monday night.  She gave the crowd some social media advice about her pages and information on her Fanclub.  I also discuss this Saturday’s Midwest Social Media Summit!  My portion is on how to repurpose your Periscope!!  I hope you can attend!!

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Random Access – Show #1

After MANY MONTHS (over a year) of talking about it, it is finally here — my FIRST “Random Access” video!  This video recaps the 2015 Parade Season for The Computer Guy and as you can see, I chat it up with a whole bunch of local folks around North Iowa in the communities I serve!  Enjoy!

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North Iowa, Social Media, Techology, Video
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Pat’s On Periscope – Show 16

First of all, I can’t believe I’ve done this show for 16 weeks and second of all, I still can’t figure out why I can’t remember where the settings are for getting my stand height to be the same ever week.  Ugh!

Domestic violence affects so many people and in many cases it just cripples a family’s physical and mental health.  I was watching Dr. Phil the other day and he and his wife developed an app for your mobile phone that will text pre-assigned messages to friends and a recorded message to 911.  I thought it was so valuable, I decided to feature it this week in my show.  More information on the “Aspire News” app can be found by watching this video from Dr. Phil and his wife, Robin.

We also discuss the Microsoft call hoax, which I featured here last week and I talk about the Midwest Social Media Summit.  “Summit” is the 2016 buzzword of the year — everything is now a summit, but I know folks will really get a lot out of the event on October 24th at NIACC.

 

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