Are the Apple Store workshops really worth going?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rgarjr, May 21, 2009.

  1. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    I'm a pretty fresh Mac user (about 2 months) and would like to get up to speed on the Macs.
    What exactly happens at those workshops? Do you get hands on with the Mac or do you just watch you video that's that?
     
  2. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    It's been years, but the free ones in theater (if your store still has one) are just presentations with a Q&A session at the end.

    If you want something more than that, purchase the One-to-One training. I think it's $99/year. I've heard it's very good (at least with the Final Cut Pro, etc stuff).

    http://www.apple.com/retail/onetoone/

    There's also a Mac showcase section on Apple's Web site with How-to videos.

    http://www.apple.com/mac/

    And if you go to iTunes Store, you can subscribe to the "Apple Quick Tips" video podcast (free) that will show you some keyboard shortcuts and more advanced things.

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=257243321
     
  3. rgarjr thread starter macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    yeah i was referring to the free ones. But yeah if its just video then that doesn't sound to appealing.
     
  4. challiman macrumors member

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    Info from Apple Store yesterday

    I have not attended the workshops, my new Mac is 3 weeks old but I live two hours away from the store. But, I took my Mac in yesterday to get some clarification and the man that helped me, not the genius bar, said he was conducting a workshop that afternoon and asked if I could stay. I couldn't stay but asked a few questions. It did not sound like it was just a video. In any case, I signed up for the one to one and will be starting that soon. I like that idea better anyway, hands on, one on one, working with my computer and my specific problems.
     
  5. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    I haven't been to any myself but if I can find the time I think that it would be worth it. If not just to pick up a few tips here and there.:)
     
  6. Samslice12 macrumors member

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    I haven't personally been to one, but I've seen people in them. From what I've seen, the advice that they give is extremely general. If you live a long way a way it's probably quicker and easier just to ask a question on here or do some googling. If you want to learn programs or something, there is tutorials all over the internet.

    Though, if you prefer face-to-face training, then I guess going to the Apple store and taking a free lesson would be a good way to go.
     

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