Pinterest for Learning Professionals: A Starter Kit

Are you on Pinterest? While this addictive, visual social platform has certainly made its mark when it comes to everything from home decorating ideas to recipes to hairstyling tips (and SO much more), it is also a terrific resource for training, instructional/eLearning design and talent development professionals. I've been pinning for a couple of years … Continue reading Pinterest for Learning Professionals: A Starter Kit

Madonna, Snapchat, and the Art of Knowing Your Audience

There was some interesting news in the music and tech industries this past week: Madonna previewed her new Living for Love video. Via Snapchat. Now, depending on your musical tastes, demographics and social media preferences, you may or may not have paid any attention to this headline. As one who is snugly nestled in that … Continue reading Madonna, Snapchat, and the Art of Knowing Your Audience

Watching 70-20-10 Come Alive in an Unlikely Place

Unless you are in the L&D/Training/Talent Development world, the title of this post will probably leave you scratching your head. Who am I kidding - it's probably leaving many L&D people confused... If you're not familiar with the 70-20-10 concept, let's break it down: Simply put, 70-20-10 is a methodology implying that the most effective … Continue reading Watching 70-20-10 Come Alive in an Unlikely Place

Phase(Two)Learning Encore: Assume Nothing

phase(two)learning is taking a week off...so for today's post, please enjoy this encore of a favorite phase(two)learning post from 2012. See you next week! This afternoon, I went to my friendly neighborhood convenience store for some caffeinated refreshment (if you’ve checked out my About tab, you’ll remember that I have a “wicked caffeine addiction”).  While … Continue reading Phase(Two)Learning Encore: Assume Nothing

Pros and Cons of Using Paper-Based Training Materials

Ah, the training binder. An irrefutable repository for all things both relevant and irrelevant. If you've attended or facilitated a training session within the past century, chances are good that you know what I'm talking about. The thick, encyclopedia of information that is probably sitting on your shelf right now, collecting dust. Or maybe it's being … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Using Paper-Based Training Materials

Trainers: Take Ownership of Your Development!

Not long ago, I made the statement that sometimes learning professionals are so busy developing others in their organizations, that they often neglect their own development. Then I made a comparison to the old saying, "the cobbler's children who have no shoes."  I mentioned this to my friend Brian over at Train Like a Champion, … Continue reading Trainers: Take Ownership of Your Development!

Meet my new friends – Lesson.ly!

Have you heard of Lesson.ly? This is an exciting tech startup, based in Indianapolis (where I happen to live). The good folks at Lesson.ly are doing some pretty exciting things in the learning and onboarding industry. If you have worked in the corporate Learning & Development space, chances are you've dealt with sophisticated systems, cumbersome … Continue reading Meet my new friends – Lesson.ly!