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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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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Leverage YouTube for Corporate Training

In the last ten years, YouTube brought us TED Talks, Khan Academy classes,Common Craft explainer videos, bunches of bite-sized science, and tons of other educational videos that inspired us to learn even more. Yet YouTube’s best features remain mostly a mystery to Learning & Development professionals. In fact, many still regard the world’s largest video platform with fear…even […]

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Consistency Schmonsistency

Here’s a real problem that I see bogging down Learning Departments everywhere:The Imaginary Burden of Consistency. Aesthetic consistency is something that we tend to strive for, whether we know it or not. We want to make things that look nice, or at the very least don’t look ugly. When it comes to learning, we want to make […]

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Video eLearning Accelerator

Ask someone how they got good at something — anything — and they’ll tell you: practice. Yet Learning & Development Professionals know that some kinds of practice are better than others, and that having a strong support community and excellent facilitation can make all the difference in both speed and depth of knowledge acquisition. This […]

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