When and Where You'll Use Your Skills
Whether it's through email or snail-mail, you're going to have to appeal to your superiors at some point in time. The best way to do this is through a formal letter, for which a template can be found in almost any word processing software.
The World Runs on Excel
You can use Microsoft Excel and like software for just about anything you want. Word allows you to revise and edit without using white-out. You can become a best-selling author with word processors. You can pay your employees with spreadsheets. Heck, you could even make a grocery list in Microsoft Excel.
Maybe you want to pitch a new idea to your company, or you're giving a lecture to a group of students. Perhaps you're presenting a new scientific discovery through PowerPoint, and its simplistic, beautiful way to share. There are countless ways to use PowerPoint and like software without putting information on cards and giving a speech. It also allows good visuals to keep learners interested.
Hardware and Software Knowledge
Explaining to Your Friends
Oddly enough, this seems to be a recurring endeavour with tech-dumb friends who have no idea how to use a search engine. Being able to explain very basically how a computer works can be a great advantage.
Being Helpful in the Workplace
There's always a moment when we need to help a co-worker with spreadsheets.
"I don't know how to auto-sum this mile long column of hourly revenue!"
It's you to the rescue!