Why I’m saying no to ALL training

It’s ironic that I work in the Learning & Development (AKA Corporate Training) industry, and won’t be doing training anytime soon. It’s actually my addiction to learning stuff that led me to work there. After all, I do love learning! But learning eats up a lot of time, and, it turns out a fair amount of my own […]

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Learning to do Simple

Simple is marvelous place that you really can inhabit. Yes, you too can do it. Oftentimes, the only thing that it takes to get from here (it’s complicated) to there (simple!) is to give up the things that complicate our lives. Okay… So like most simple things, this is easier said than done. Nobody ever said […]

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Get better at Video by Live Streaming it

As professionals in the field of Learning & Development, we know better than anyone: if you want to get better at something, you need to DO it. Conceptual knowledge can help, but it is really only with practice that we improve. Video is no different. If you want to get better at making videos, you have to actually make […]

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If not “Learner”, then…

I recently tripped and fell into the kerfuffle surrounding JD Dillon‘s “We should stop using the term “learner” because …” post. I had the nerve to ask “What’s a better word for Learner?” on LinkedIn in several professional learning & development forums. The response created many more impassioned comments than I expected, and a lot of […]

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What’s a better word for “Learner”?

What do you call “the people who receive the stuff we make“? Specifically, the adult learners for whom we develop educational content with the goal of helping them perform better in their organizations. Many thanks to JD Dillon for his recent post “We should stop using the term “learner” because …” which has sparked some great discussion and […]

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