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Working Effectively as a Virtual Consultant

By Brianne Bailey on Nov 30, 2016 8:30:00 AM

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If you’ve been hired to work on a home-based assignment, then you’ve entered the world of working virtually.

 

Here are some tips to make the transition to virtual work as smooth as possible.

 

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Topics: Career Development

How To Help Your Employees Develop As Leaders

By Serafim Mendonca on Sep 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

All companies need employees who are strong leaders. Managers need leadership skills to encourage, motivate and support their teams. Even those who are not in managerial roles provide more value to the organization if they possess some of the leadership qualities described by Adam and Jordan Bornstein in Entrepreneur, like having focus, confidence and integrity.

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Topics: Career Development, Leadership Tips

5 Ways to Deal with Stage Fright in the Classroom

By D.J. Mendonca on Aug 4, 2016 8:30:00 AM

If the thought of teaching in a live classroom makes you break out in a sweat, you’re not alone. Plenty of instructors feel anxious about their performance in the classroom and fear the potential symptoms—shaky voice, trembling hands—that might impact their ability to teach effectively.

 

We’re here to help. All of the techniques listed below work well for anyone who has to lead a group, including project facilitators, managers, or employees who need to give a presentation to potential clients.

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Topics: Career Development

5 Blogs for L&D Gurus

By Serafim Mendonca on May 1, 2016 11:00:00 AM

We totally understand. Your plate is overflowing with projects from on high for new training development and you're bogged down in everyday tasks like administering your LMS and managing your team. Who has the extra time to find the hottest blogs trending in learning and development? No worries. We did it for you!

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Topics: Career Development

Be a L&D Expert, Be Invaluable.

By Brianne Bailey on Apr 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Danni Designer’s morning had been a doozy. Minutes after finishing her green shake, the Vice President of Sales rushed into her office, having just returned from an Educational Technology conference. "I know what I want for our New Hire Sales Training," he breathlessly exclaimed. "It needs more video examples, gamification, and I want everything to be accessible via smart phone. Everyone is moving their training to mobile."

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Topics: Career Development

3 Unusual Skills for Your Project Management Toolkit

By Cristina Mendonca on Jan 28, 2016 9:06:03 AM

Want to run your next project smoothly, with great teamwork and a low risk of failure? Everyone tells you to work on your leadership, organization, and communication skills to get the job done right. But there are three ingredients nobody talks about that you really need to be a successful project manager: guts, compassion, and cat wrangling (being able to focus distracted people on a single aim).

 

Let’s take a closer look at each.

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Topics: Career Development, Project Management

5 eLearning Habits to Break Now

By Bill Neville on Jan 25, 2016 12:05:44 PM

You know successful eLearning when you see it—but when a course flops, you might find yourself wondering what went wrong. Many course failures are not due to bad designers so much as designers who have developed a number of short-cut habits along the way.

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Topics: Instructional Design, Career Development

4 New Year’s Resolutions that Will Make You a More Effective Leader

By Bill Neville on Jan 25, 2016 10:47:17 AM

In 2016, resolve to be a more effective leader by trying out these four practices:

 

Pause more often.

When it feels as though demands are being thrown at you non-stop, taking the time to pause feels counter-intuitive. The natural instinct is to increase your own pace to keep up with the external world—but this results in hasty decisions and ill-conceived ideas. And that’s exactly where your effectiveness as a leader begins to crumble.

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Topics: Career Development, Leadership Tips

Soft Skills and Emotional Intelligence: Can They Be Learned?

By Cristina Mendonca on Apr 20, 2015 3:00:46 AM

These days, it's not your resume that's the focus of an interview—it's you. But not your suit, or your polished shoes, or your perfectly manicured hands. Employers want to know what kind of temperament you display at work, how you handle stress, whether you’re optimistic or pessimistic, and if you can empathize and get along with others.

 

In fact, companies are beginning to organize themselves around these "soft skills." That's because research shows that organizations made up of compassionate, optimistic thinkers are more successful than those that simply pay attention to the bottom line.

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Topics: Instructional Design, Career Development, Learning Theories

A Training Manager's Tale

By Cristina Mendonca on Jun 17, 2013 7:27:37 AM
How Savvy L&D Managers Get More Done

The day started out like any other. Trina Trainer walked into her office, laptop bag on her shoulder, balancing her Venti Caramel Macchiato while texting on her smart phone. Five minutes later, the Vice President of Sales rushed into her office, having just returned from an Educational Technology conference. "I know what I want for our New Hire Sales Training," he breathlessly exclaimed. "It needs more video examples and gamification. Gamification is really hot right now."

 

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Topics: Career Development, Leadership Tips, Using Consultants

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