How to squeeze more out of
SharePoint & Office 365

Andrew Gilleran - SharePoint, Office 365 & Yammer
user adoption & training specialist

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New Intranet Content Authors Masterclass - Andrew Gilleran - SharePoint, Office 365, User Adoption, training, Ireland

How to squeeze more value out of SharePoint and Office 365

  • How can you improve your SharePoint intranet?
  • How can you get people to use SharePoint properly and smartly?
  • How will Office 365/SharePoint fit into how they work?
  • How will you get the most out of Office 365?
  • How will your users keep up to date with the constant changes in Office 365?

Your organisation pays good money for SharePoint and Office 365
Yes, it costs money to run it. Here’s how to squeeze as much value out it as possible with Andrew’s SharePoint Adoption Programmes (ASAP). A successful Office 365/SharePoint rollout focuses on driving user adoption, and helping everyone in your organisation understand the benefits of working in a new way. Let Andrew Gilleran guide you throughout your launch, communications and rollout planning for end users.

Not shown how to use SharePoint properly
Problems with technology like Office 365 and SharePoint (and especially with migrations) always, always come from a mix of poor training, poor communication, poor usability and a lack of understanding of how users work. People are shoehorned into using it based on the how the platform was designed and built. They are not shown properly how to use it for their jobs.

‘Sustainable adoption’ is what it’s all about
There is no magic bullet, no single or simple solution. And it won’t happen overnight either. It is a journey.

We can show you how to use SharePoint, Office 365 (and Yammer) to get your employees working smarter and be more engaged with a variety of innovative training programmes.

Andrew’s SharePoint User Adoption Programmes

View our coaching and training programmes here with pricing (PDF).

What have we done?

  • Designed and built an extranet and intranets incorparating Yammer networks.
  • Managed and edited Irish portal of global SharePoint multilingual intranet and user engagement/training and managing of local content owners (10 plus up to 30 team site owners).
  • Led the intranet migration from ASP based document management system to global SharePoint platoform for 2,000 employees.
  • Developed SharePoint intranet as key communications, document management and collaboration platform. Grew average usage to 132,000 unique page views per month from Ireland (2,000 employees approximately).
  • Increased average unique daily users of SharePoint by 243% and average daily page views by 345% in 12 months.
  • Implementation of a SharePoint based system for a national parliament. The project included producing 18 Functional Specifications, out of the box development, User Interface design, user training, documentation and production support.
  • Training: Created and implemented extensive training, documentation and support programs for users on how to use SharePoint effectively in business.

Who we are

We have 20+ years’ experience in creating measureable content, user adoption, communications, training and collaborative business solutions across multiple channels in many sectors using SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365. Available on contract or freelance. Based in Ireland but available pretty much anywhere in Europe. Great rates. Try us. #getworkdone

Training and user adoption for SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365 via Skype
View our coaching, user adoption and training programmes for SharePoint, Office 365 and Yammer here with pricing (PDF).

 

THE SERVICES


"Sustainable adoption"

A successful Office 365/SharePoint rollout focuses on sustained driving user adoption, and helping everyone in your organisation understand the benefits of working in a new way. Let Andrew Gilleran guide you throughout your launch, communications and rollout planning for end users.

 

"I hate SharePoint"

‘If you build they will come’ has been a common theme for SharePoint implementations the world over. SharePoint HAS to be managed, promoted, supported and nurtured. Bit like a plant, it will wither and die if not looked after. The best thing about SharePoint is that you can do lots of things with it. The worst thing about SharePoint is that you can do lots of things with it. We will show you how to look after SharePoint.

 

I will build or fix your SharePoint intranet. Try me.

View our coaching and training programmes for SharePoint, Office 365 and Yammer here with pricing (PDF).

SharePoint Intranets

SharePoint user adoption - Andrew Gilleran

Intranets manage information, documents, content, processes and files in many different ways. SharePoint is the foundation for pretty much everything in an organisation. Use a SharePoint intranet to Get Work Done

Andrew Gilleran SharePoint Office 365 Ireland

Office 365

Office 365 user adoption - Andrew Gilleran

'Work like a network', says Microsoft. Work anywhere on any device at any time. Collaborate using Teams or Groups. Use Office 365 to Get Work Done. But user adoption has to be planned. We call it 'sustained adoption'. And it won't happen overnight.

Yammer

Yammer user adoption - Andrew Gilleran

Get talking, working, sharing, responding, asking, informing, listening, discussing, brain storming with employees and customers. Use Yammer to Get Work Done. 'How to get much more out of Yammer' is my free ebook. Download it here.

Andrew Gilleran - Office 365 Yammer SharePoint Ireland

THE PORTFOLIO


With the likes of SharePoint, Office 365 and Yammer, getting users using the platforms to Get Work Done is what matters most of all. Otherwise it is a complete waste of time and money. Ineffective user adoption will cost you money. My focus is always on the end user.

Download the full portfolio here '20 ways to use SharePoint, Office 365 & Yammer properly' (PDF, 3.7mb)

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MEET THE TEAM


Andrew

The Head Honcho. Andrew not only has the business & communications experience, training skills, technical knowledge and all round good sense of using SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365 to improve how people work, his aims are to help people to Get Work Done.

Andy

Andy has a major thing for Yammer and enterprise social networking or as he says: "enterprise community networking". It's a bromance, sure. But he knows how to implement it and get people using it to make their life and job a lot easier. He knows it must have business and end user value.

Mr. G

Ah SharePoint. A breaker of many dreams. Mr. G has built many code free solutions to Get Work Done on 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions. But the focus now is on SharePoint Online and Office 365. But keep it simple, he says. 'Think of the end user' is his mantra. Don't make it complicated. Show them how to use it properly. Make training useful and ongoing. Focus on user adoption. He is also a member of the Irish SharePoint User Group.

Gillers

He saw the clouds earlier. The Office 365 cloud that is. Accessing your content, documents, email, calendars, files and collaborating anywhere on any device has been his focus since his early days as a freelance road warrior in content management.

We have 20+ years’ experience in creating measureable content, communications and collaborative business solutions across multiple channels in many sectors. So why not ask us about squeezing more value about of SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365 to Get Work Done.

Available on contract or freelance. Don't forget, you get four for the price of one. Great rates. Try us for your user adoption project with Office 365 and SharePoint.

Training and user adoption for SharePoint, Yammer and Office 365 via Skype

View our coaching and training programmes for SharePoint, Office 365 and Yammer here with pricing (PDF).

Free Yammer ebook
'How to get much more out of Yammer' is my free ebook.
Download it here
. For free.

Intranet Authors Masterclass


New Intranet Content Authors Masterclass - Andrew Gilleran - SharePoint, Office 365, User Adoption, training, Ireland

Are you having problems getting people to create good intranet content?

Here's how to fix it: The Intranet Authors Masterclass

People have been chosen to update their team/department's section on the intranet. And they may be reluctant to take on the extra work involved. They have received training and guides on how to update their section using their chosen technical platform such as SharePoint. They have been shown how to update content but necessarily WHAT to create. Then your intranet gets stale. People complain. They stop using it. Content is out of date. It's badly written and confusing. But people are busy in their jobs and struggle to produce decent intranet content. So without decent and regularly updated content your intranet will not be used as much as you would like.

Intranets can be expensive to build and manage. But they are very, very useful and can have major value for an organisation. But you and your users need good content. And they need guidance. Intranets are usually managed by Internal Communications so they know the importance of good content and clear, effective communications.

3 reasons why good intranet content is so important

  1. People can find the right information quickly and easily on your intranet.
  2. They can read and understand the content without having to follow up with emails and phone calls.
  3. It allows for clear and consistent communications helping to improve employee engagement.

The Intranet Authors Masterclass will show you and your content team how to create useful, valuable and interesting content to vastly improve your intranet.

What your people will learn

  • How to write interesting headlines to get people to read
  • How to produce a useful opening paragraph and readable text
  • How to use plain English to make your content clearer and jargon free
  • How to link correctly to other pages or documents - click here
  • Avoid the curse of PDFs and PowerPoints and how to improve them
  • How to use photos to support your content
  • How to layout and format text on a page to make it readable on screen
  • How to add a Call to Action if its required

Who is this Masterclass for?

This is practical training for people who produce content on an intranet. They have different names. Intranet Authors. Content Authors. Intranet Publishers. Intranet Content Owners. They are in your organisation and they usually have to create, manage and update content for their part of the intranet such as HR, IT, Finance, Sales, etc.

What is the format?

3 hours on your premises using your own facilities for up to 10 people. It's short, focused and very practical.

What else do people get?

  • Printed workbook & guide showing techniques used in the Masterclass
  • Access to support site for additional material such as templates and checklists

But is this for SharePoint intranets only?

No, it's platform neutral. The Masterclass and techniques applies to any intranet platform.

So what experience and knowledge does Andrew Gilleran have then?

Over 20 years building, managing and improving intranets with global and local organisations. And he's trained hundreds of people how to create valuable content on intranets.

Great stuff. But how much?

For one half day session

€595 + VAT for up to 10 people for a half day. In your own offices.
Timings: 9.30am to 12.30pm and/or 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

For one full day - 2 sessions

Ireland €795 + VAT for full day with 2 sessions (up to 20 people). Travel expenses may also be added depending on location.

UK/Mainland Europe Min 1 day (2 sessions for up to 20 people). €995 + travel expenses. One night hotel stay minimum.

How to book

If you have problems creating good intranet content, contact me about this Masterclass. Thanks.

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Intranet Authors content Masterclass training workshop SharePoint Office 365 Yammer

CONTACT - Go on. Get in touch


28 Sorrel Dale
Dublin 15, Ireland
www.gilleran.net

andrew-at-gilleran.net

Content is the data, information, documents, images and videos that we use every day. Communications is how we talk and listen to our colleagues and customers And Collaboration is how effectively we work with colleagues and customers. Why not get in touch to see how we can make a difference to your SharePoint, Office 365 or Yammer user adoption and change management projects?

Available on contract or freelance. Great rates. Try us. #getworkdone #useadoption

View our coaching and training programmes for SharePoint, Office 365 and Yammer here with pricing (PDF).


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