||My name is Russ Gifford. I'm a training expert by profession.
I teach business application / computer classes all over the country.
This disc was my effort to expand my skills as a professional trainer while
expanding my hobby and my potential opponents!
I also write lots of
articles. Yes, I did have a few in The GENERAL. Here's some
background on me.
Recent and Upcoming Seminars
| Sample Professional Articles
|I published one of the earliest articles pushing 'online' gaming.
(Too early - it was turned down twice in the '80's before seeing print
in The GENERAL.)
(The rest of the story...)|
|Since game articles don't pay the bills, I write lots of other
articles - about 60 a year. |
|As a Rock n' Roll fan, I'm proud of these liner notes.
|Received lots of attention with a series and a book on Lewis and Clark
in 2002. (Link)|
|Gaming - Since 1970. AH fan, SPI devotee. Terrible Swift
Sword was an early favorite.
Since someone looking to hire me might find this page (yeah, that's
history now!) here are a few
Link to Gifford &
Associates Training Services page
|Teacher / Trainer|
|Adjunct College Professor, Mathematics.|
|Classes in Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, VBA classes.|
|Business classes, Marketing and eCommerce classes.|
|Various Continuing Education Classes and seminars.|
|And I enjoy teaching Calculus, Economics, Physics and Statistics.|
The goal in all of these classes is to learn something - but
to have some fun, too.
|Technology and Communications Consultant
|Expert testimony in legal cases on computer and
|Technology Committee Chair, SSC, 1993-1998.|
|Helped establish one of the earliest city-wide web portals - the "SSCDC
FreeNet" offering daily news, local information, pictures and city directory.
|Created early 'paperless' technology for city agencies.|
|Helped create ground breaking public-private fiber optic ring in
|Professional / Managerial Experience|
|Communications Director for the Center for Rural Affairs.|
|Communications Officer, 2FindMe, Inc.|
|Regional Manager, Jones Intercable.|
|President, Inventive Communications.|
|TV, Radio and Newspaper Reporting
|Reporter for the Nebraska Press
|Weekly political analyst for Clear Channel Radio in Sioux
|Live radio commentary of President and VP visits 2004.|
|Engineered and produced U.S. Senate debates for live radio & TV in 2000.
|Interviewed Presidential candidates 1980-1992. |
|Provided video for C-Span's Road to the White House,
|Directed / engineered early 'live' in the field TV broadcasts -
VP visit 1987, Presidential debates in 1988, etc.
Looking for the unifying factor in all these items?
I'm a translator. I take complex concepts and break them
into bite-sized bits
that anyone can grasp, both in print and in
Bottom line? When you need an award-winning trainer or writer
make something understandable, I'm your best
Link to Gifford & Associates
Training Services page
Email me at this address.