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Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do before an event

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If you want to improve the contribution you make a conference or event backchannel , to both get value from it yourself and add value for others, your job begins before the event itself.

Changes in language learning for busy adults

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I’ve been learning foreign languages since primary school. I started with an after-school French club, added German and Spanish at GCSE and A-Level, studied French and Spanish at university and last year took up Greek.

Tweeting from conferences: what and who is it for?

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Since I joined Twitter in 2010, I’ve attended and tweeted from quite a few conferences and events, from half-day single-session events to multi-track conferences over a few days.

How I used Wordle as a basic TNA tool | Good To Great

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12 Responses to How I used Wordle as a basic TNA tool. Craig Taylor | November 30, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Reply. You certainly did Stephanie. I loved the use of Wordle as TNA tool… I think you may have started a craze as I know that I and 1

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the future (part 2)

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In addition to the two ad films depicting visions of technology in the future, last week’s E-learning and Digital Cultures content (I’m a bit behind!)

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the future (part 1)

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The second week of the E-learning and Digital Cultures course still centres on utopian and dystopian accounts of technology. Where last week looked at past accounts of our existing relationship with technology, the films this week explore ideas of the future of digital culture.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the future (part 1)

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The second week of the E-learning and Digital Cultures course still centres on utopian and dystopian accounts of technology. Where last week looked at past accounts of our existing relationship with technology, the films this week explore ideas of the future of digital culture.

#EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the past (part 1)

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Last week, I enrolled on Edinburgh University’s Coursera MOOC called E-learning and Digital Cultures. I did this partly out of curiosity about MOOCs generally and partly because this particular course sounded like it might be interesting.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

#EDCMOOC week 1: utopias and dystopias

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Last week, I enrolled on Edinburgh University’s Coursera MOOC called E-learning and Digital Cultures. I did this partly out of curiosity about MOOCs generally and partly because this particular course sounded like it might be interesting.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do after an event

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A conference can be a fairly exhausting experience, and if you’ve been preparing for days and then tweeting throughout it’s perfectly understandable that, on leaving the venue, you want to switch off and spend some time away from the backchannel.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do after an event

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A conference can be a fairly exhausting experience, and if you’ve been preparing for days and then tweeting throughout it’s perfectly understandable that, on leaving the venue, you want to switch off and spend some time away from the backchannel.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: what to do during an event

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Previously I’ve suggested some reasons why you might want to improve your backchannel contributions , and some things you can do before an event to set yourself up for success.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Brilliant backchannel tweeting: a before-during-after guide

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Over the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on how I use Twitter, observing how others use it and actively trying to improve my use of it.

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Brilliant backchannel tweeting: a before-during-after guide

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Over the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on how I use Twitter, observing how others use it and actively trying to improve my use of it.

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Quick links and resources from BP’s Future of Learning

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Quick links and resources from BP’s Future of Learning

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The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Changes in language learning for busy adults

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I’ve been learning foreign languages since primary school. I started with an after-school French club, added German and Spanish at GCSE and A-Level, studied French and Spanish at university and last year took up Greek.

Learning 2012: the 30 Under Thirty experience

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When I attended Learning 2012 last month, I was lucky enough to be there as part of 30 Under Thirty : a group of 30 ‘future leaders’ in learning and development.

Learning 2012: the 30 Under Thirty experience

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When I attended Learning 2012 last month, I was lucky enough to be there as part of 30 Under Thirty : a group of 30 ‘future leaders’ in learning and development.

Tweeting from conferences: what and who is it for?

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Since I joined Twitter in 2010, I’ve attended and tweeted from quite a few conferences and events, from half-day single-session events to multi-track conferences over a few days.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Assumptions about attentiveness: is eye contact engagement?

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At BP’s Future of Learning event in November, we were lucky enough to have the fabulous Crystal Washington as our guest speaker at dinner (follow her on Twitter @CrysWashington ). Crystal delivered one of the most dynamic, engaging and passionate presentations I’ve seen for some time. Keeping the attention of a room full of people when you’ve got the after-dinner slot and everyone’s been at a conference all day isn’t easy!

How to avoid common consistency mistakes

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I recently mentioned the importance of consistency , and then rediscovered this article about common consistency mistakes.

Five great resources for presenters

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Does presenting come naturally to you? It definitely doesn’t to me. I’m a bit of a wallflower by nature and don’t usually enjoy being centre of attention. I think that’s why I enjoy writing: I can put a bit of me across without actually having anyone look at me.

Three tips for effective, efficient quality assurance

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I hope by now I’ve convinced you of the benefits of quality assurance – although I appreciate that I may not have convinced you that QA is a fun task! Either way, accepting that you need to do it is one thing; knowing how to do it effectively and efficiently is another.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Archetypes – worth looking into? (Find 15: 30 January – 3 February)

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This week I was drawn to a webinar hosted by James McLuckie (of Eden Tree and the Learning and Development Group on LinkedIn) and presented by Patrick Bray (Pad) of Team Me.

Front garden stories, back garden stories and highlight reels

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A message came through at Dare last week that was reinforced on Tuesday by The Writer ‘s storytelling event. It’s about the version of your story that you present to the world, and how that compares to your real story or the way you see your story yourself. Karen McGrane , whose brilliant keynote you can watch on the Dare website, believes that insecurity comes from comparing your own behind-the-scenes with other people’s highlight reels.

On self-confidence and the leading edge

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It’s been many months since I last posted on this blog, and I’m not really sure why. In truth, there are probably many reasons, but I think part of it is a question of self-doubt. I’m not writing this now in search of flattering reassurances – I’m writing it because themes of not knowing, waning self-confidence and feeling like a fraud have been cropping up everywhere I turn lately and so I thought perhaps it was worth sharing my perspective.

Five days to better e-learning: recap

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If you were following last week’s series of blog posts about refreshing and improving an old e-learning course in five days , there was a lot to take in. If you were putting it into practice as you went, it will have been even more intense! So here is a quick recap of the key things we focused on.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Day 5: Sanity check!

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It’s Friday morning and you’ll be glad to know that the intensive hands-on stuff is over. But today is crucially important! We’ll be taking a step back and reviewing the improvements we’ve made, making sure we’ve got a coherent course and not a Frankenstein’s monster. Carry out the triple check: TVF.

Day 4: Tone of voice, style and character

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After two long days focusing exclusively on interactions, it’s time for something a little different. Today we’re going to look at how we can bring your e-learning course to life and inject some personality into it.

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Day 3: The Goldilocks rule and good feedback

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Yesterday we worked on where we could include some interactions in your e-learning course for maximum learning impact. Sticking with interactions, today we’re going to zoom in and focus on the options and feedback in those interactions.

Day 2: The right interactions at the right time

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Today we’re going to take a look at the interactions in your e-learning course. We’ll review what you’ve got, where they are (or where they should be, if there aren’t currently any interactions), and what they are focused on. Take a big picture view.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.