Power Searching Workshops

Web Search Pacific began offering Power Searchingworkshops in Australia and New Zealand in 2003 and since then we have held workshops in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Darwin in Australia and in Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand.

Many people use the Web to search for information simply by putting a number of words in a Google search box. Power Searchers on the other hand have learned how to make their searches more potent with a number of tools and techniques – such as how to search for phrases, how to search for alternatives (e.g. trains or buses),  how to exclude unwanted material , how to find records linking back to a specific site or time span or country and so on. They also use a variety of search engines.

Our workshops are designed for people who want to be confident they can find  the most valuable information they need in the least amount of searching time.  So at our workshops we:

  • review changes that have occurred with search engines in the previous year or so
  • offer tips on strategic searching,  searching various media such social media, mobile or video  by using the tools available
  • draw attention to the hidden tips and tools available for searching the major search engines
  • offer guidance on how to avoid unreliable sites and how to search cost effectively
  • show  how to present  the information gathered into useful documents and
  • advise when it is wiser to use the value added services available.

The founders of Web Search Pacific in 2003 were Mary Ellen Bates, Chris Sherman and Elizabeth Swan and in recent years they have been joined by Robert Grundy and Greg Notess.

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Staff from the following organisations have benefited from Web Search Pacific training.

  • Parliamentary Library Canberra
  • Most Federal government departments including the Prime Ministers Department
  • Woodside Energy
  • WA Department of Environment
  • Productivity Commission
  • Orica
  • Arup
  • KPMG
  • Westpac
  • Victorian Department of Treasury
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Sydney
  • Amgen
  • ASIC
  • Investec
  • Business Council of Australia
  • NERA Consulting

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