Monthly Archives: July 2012

10 STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS

Step 1: Identify your learning objectives and outcomes Step 2: Learn the virtual presentation platforms Step 3: Plan your presentation Step 4: Learn to work with others Step 5: Build compelling content (presentation templates) (add four types) Step 6: Building … Continue reading

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How to Gain Clout in the Field of Instructional Design

I worked with Jason McDonald, ID Extrodinaire, on live-streaming and recording a presentation he gave to a group of instructional designers on the topic of storytelling. Afterward, I asked him for his advice on how I could develop a positive … Continue reading

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Squeeze efficiency out of your employees while still supporting their dreams

Ask the following series of questions: What are you passionate about? How can your passions relate to your work goals? (How might you combine them?) How can you make that happen during the time available to you?

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Check out this Eccentric Webinar Host!

Topic: Whole Brain Teaching Website: http://www.wholebrainteaching.com/ Topic: How to encourage K – 12 excellence Teaching method: Webinar.  This is a sales pitch.  He employs some really engaging tactics to get participants excited about webinars: Invites learners to engage Acknowledges that writing … Continue reading

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My Hidden Professional Selling Point

As a budding Instructional Designer, fresh out of grad school, I had a goal of working for my current employer 20 or 30 years from then.  What a surprise it was for me to be invited to accept a Lead eLearning … Continue reading

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ZebraZapps — Allen’s HTML5-ready eLearning Authoring Tool is out of BETA

Where does Allen Interactions’ ZebraZapps excel, where SmartBuilder and other major eLearning authoring tools fail? Allen Interactions derives most of its income from building custom trainings.  ZebraZapps was a tool Allen created primarily for internal use.  They just happen to be … Continue reading

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How to Ensure Professional Development Feedback from your Manager

Let me preface my plan by admitting I have not yet done this myself, but it makes a lot of sense to me and hopefully I will see it return increased business productivity, personal growth and financial compensation. Talking about … Continue reading

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Service Learning: An Under-Appreciated Learning Approach

I studied the topic of service learning in graduate school, USU.  We spent a semester practicing it. Surveying the field of literature on the subject, and even presented on it at couple of conferences and was published in Graduate Studies … Continue reading

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17 Steps to Creating a Peaceful, Relaxed Workday

Do less. Those of you who know me by now saw this one coming. It’s very difficult to have a relaxed workday if you have too much going on. Instead, learn to reduce what you do, but choose the most … Continue reading

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