New Blog Series | Talent Marketing Essentials

"If everything in your toolbox is a hammer, then everything will look like a nail." - unknown I don't know who originally said this, but I heard a sales trainer quote it at least 10 years ago, and the saying has stuck with me ever since. It's so true...in the Business of Talent, we need … Continue reading New Blog Series | Talent Marketing Essentials

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30 (More!) Recommended Reads for Learning Professionals

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post with 5 reading recommendations for new trainers. Well, that post took on a life of its own! Thanks to the comments on the post and a very active discussion thread on LinkedIn, I decided to curate the suggestions and now have a library's worth of books to … Continue reading 30 (More!) Recommended Reads for Learning Professionals

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…for Training Workshops

What a busy couple of weeks at the day job! We are getting ready for a big event on Tuesday; a one-day offsite workshop for about 50 employees. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this workshop! It's the first of its kind for this particular group of employees, and it's going to … Continue reading These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…for Training Workshops

Informal Learning is Key

So many of our learning experiences are informal and organic.  They aren't necessarily taking place in a corporate classroom; in fact, the majority of learning takes place OUTSIDE the classroom.  Over lunch.  In meetings. Working on projects.  In real life.  Now, formal learning isn't going away...but we need to remember that so much happens every … Continue reading Informal Learning is Key

Who uses music in training? (This girl!)

I think we can all agree that music is a powerful force.  The right soundtrack can transform the mood of a room or event, engage the unengaged, move things along, or even slow down the pace.  I like to kick off workshops and other training events with an upbeat playlist that helps people feel comfortable … Continue reading Who uses music in training? (This girl!)