Work History

Work History

Peer to Peer User Groups


  • Frequent presenter at Phoenix area user groups on Word, PowerPoint, Social Media, and a wide variety of other topics. (2005 to present)
  • Moderator of session on Citizen Journalism at BlogWorld 2008
  • Highly rated speaker for AzACC tour (Arizona Alliance of Computer Clubs): December 2006 tour on SnagIt, February 2007 on Office 2007, and February 2008 on OneNote. Each tour is 35 to 38 presentations in 21 days around the state of Arizona.
  • Presenter, APCUG Conference 2008, “Stump the PPT expert” and “Moving from online friends to real life friends”
  • Presenter, SWUG 2007 and SWCC 2008
  • Member of organizing team for PodCampAZ 2007 to 2010. Presented twice at 2007 and 2008 PodCampAZs. Sponsor Chair for 2010 PodCampAZ.
  • Webinar presenter, Eli Research, PowerPoint topics. Six webinars presented between August 2007 and April 2008.
  • Presenter at PowerPoint Live 2003, 2004, 2005. Help Center Guru 2005, 2006.
  • Presenter at CenPho Camp 2010

President APCUG (Association of PC User Groups) 2011

As volunteer, run APCUG's day to day operations. Keep board motivated towards offering better solutions for our member organizations. Define organization goals and priorities. Run monthly BOD meetings. Find and work with sponsors, new groups, and leadership of existing member groups. Was VP for two years prior to current term as President. 

Phoenix PC Users Group

President, July 2007 to April 2008. Duties include running group, handling membership problems, running board meetings, presenting as needed, etc.

Vice President, July 2006 to June 2007. Duties include speaking when needed, handling membership, backing up president, organizing speakers, helping to run meetings, and fill in on all other duties as needed.

Aug 1999 - Present


Jacobs Training and Consulting


  • Writer, Vitamin CH - The cure for all computer ailments: Blog on a variety of subjects, including PowerPoint, OneNote, Snagit, beta testing, and other topics.
  • Author of the books, Kathy Jacobs on PowerPoint, Excel 2007 - The L Line,.
  • Co-Author of the books, Unleash the Power of OneNote and Excel Charts Made Easy
  • Wrote chapters for Special Edition Using Microsoft(R) Office Word 2007 and PowerPoint 2007 Bible
  • Writer for multiple online sites, including Microsoft's Office Online, All 'Bout Computers, LockerGnome,, and many others
  • Web mistress, - Provides answers, information, and resources for PowerPoint and OneNote users of all levels developed from experience presenting training on PowerPoint, OneNote, and other subjects.
  • Technical Editor on a variety of PowerPoint related projects


  • On-line course creator and trainer, Eclectic Academy (Advanced PowerPoint: Animation and Introduction to OneNote)
  • Solver of PowerPoint and OneNote Emergencies
  • Creator and presenter of training classes for various clients on Microsoft Office.
  • Create OneNote templates on contract for Microsoft

PROJECT MANAGER: PROJECT NAVISHOWDefined requirements, selected coding and design team, and managed creation of Project NaviShow. NaviShow was to be a software product which would revolutionize how users create and present with PowerPoint. Building on the ideas put forth by Robert Lane of Aspire Communications. It was planned to allow users to create and manage linked presentations with ease and without hassles.

Feb 2010 - Jun 2010

Social Media Credit Analyst

The Social Media Party

Created and documented social media measurement process for company. Regular blogger for corporate website. Community Manager for Symbaloo Office Community.

Nov 2008 - Sep 2009

Community Manager


Responsible for founding, defining, and staffing the Community Team at ( is a site of features and community created content for owners and executives of small to medium sized companies.)In role of Community Manager was responsible for the day to day operations of the community team, presentations to management, and generation of site metrics.Before site launched, defined the roles of the team members, documented the moderation process for the site and defined participation goals for the community content.In addition, prior to public launch, position included documenting and leading testing of site platform through multiple code releases. Team was responsible for finding over 400 bugs in a period of six months. (Personally responsible for finding 20% of these bugs.)During first three weeks of public beta, community created content accounted for over 90% of the traffic. Due to efforts of Community Team, site is running at a 12% contribution rate.





Online Community Management

Let me connect your community with what they need most - your site/product/team.


I can make your presentations rock. I specialize in solving your PPT emergencies and then teaching you how I did it. I primarily work with PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 (client and web app), though I have professional experience (training and development) with all PPT versions since 2000.   


Create, edit, and deliver screen recording based videos.