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3 Steps to Graphic Record Your Next Vacation

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Taking hundreds of photos on vacation end up in cloud storage and forgotten. A graphic record of your vacation is a perfect way to capture the entire adventure! The Problem: Growing up as a kid going on annual vacations I would always get those disposable cameras to capture the adventure.

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eLearningGuild #Design4DevLearn t-shirt challenge

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DevLearn is the industry’s leading annual event and every year there’s a new t-shirt to sport. All those previous years no one knew where the design came from. This year, the fine folk at the eLearning Guild decided to toss the design out to the community.

How to Make a Star Wars BB-8 in PowerPoint

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I use PowerPoint more for graphics than anything else. My BB-8 droid was beeping at me more than normal the other day. In my geeky wandering thoughts I figured he was telling me I should make a graphic of him and animate him across the screen. In PowerPoint.

How to Play the Ukulele in 4 Easy Steps – graphic job aide

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I picked up my first Ukulele last year and really enjoy learning how to play. A fun and elegant sounding instrument! I’m attending the Elearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo this week.

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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.

Sketchnote With Me in a Session at Learning Solutions 2016

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Sketching my notes is something I’ve been doing all my life long before it became a thing. As someone who enjoys drawing it is often a challenge to separate the difference between the skill and talent of drawing and sketching visual notes.

#Sketchnote your font – keyboard style

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We take a lot of notes. We do. Take a moment and think back a week every time you jotted something down. A quick glance into memory and I’ve jotted things down on sticky notes, made a few checklists, messages in holiday cards and a few other times I remember taking pen to paper.

Your Name in Star Wars Aurebesh built in Storyline

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is not just another movie to carry on the franchise, rather the rebirth of one of the largest pop cultures the world has ever seen. Okay, maybe not.

#Lifehack – USB Headphone storage

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Inspiration can strike at anytime. Inspiration struck me when I was preparing to recycle old prescription bottles. 10 minutes later a lingering problem was solved! I invested $30 about 4 years ago into a set of Logitech headphones and they’re still going strong.

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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.

Step 6: #Sketchnotes: Action, Emotion, Color, and Adornments

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In this final step of Sketchnote School: 6 Steps to Great Conference Sketchnotes we’ll look at a few things that bring your sketches to life.

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Visual Theme: Learning Solutions 2016 recap

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Walking out to load my bags in the car last Monday (March 14), I tapped the Weather app on my iPhone to check what to expect as I headed to Orlando for the 2016 Learning Solutions Conference & Expo.

DevLearn Graphic Sketchnotes

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The annual Elearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo was recently held on November 18-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. DevLearn is the premiere event in the Learning & Development industry and one I anticipate the most.

Sketchnote School: 6 Steps to Great Conference Sketchnotes

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Communicating visually is one of those skills many believe they can’t achieve. There are others on the interwebs and authors of books that have extensive examples, tutorials, and styles to help you get started.

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.

I need new pencils for Sketchnoting DevLearn

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That time of year is quickly approaching. Everything from preparing presentation slides, handouts for session attendees, travel plans, connecting and reconnecting with friends, and packing a pencil pouch for sketchnoting!

Mastering the Art of Storyboarding for Elearning

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Storyboarding an elearning project comes in many forms and processes and is ultimately dictated by the project itself. To that end, storyboarding is not a rule that must be included in every project, rather a process that becomes part of the workflow.

Storyboard Workbook for Elearning: Documenting the Workflow

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The Learning & Development industry is a vast array of many disciplines and technologies. A deeper look into each major discipline and we see an enormous amount of energy in order to learn the skills to be proficient. Looking at Instructional Design as it applies to elearning where there are many theories, models and methodologies, it that take years of practice to become proficient.

What Are Sketch Notes?

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Posted in Uncategorized Basically, sketchnoting is doodling while you’re taking notes. I’ve been doing this ever since I got in trouble in the 2nd grade for drawing Dr. Seuss characters when I was supposed be taking a quiz.

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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.

Step 3: #Sketchnotes: Characters and Locations

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Sketchontes are inherently about letting, borders, arrows, visual concepts, and other adornments. I’ve seen many well-drawn and formatted sketchnotes that did not have a single character. So why am I dedicating a weekly post to just characters and locations?

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Kick your Storyline skills up a notch!

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New to the Elearning Industry and just acquired a license to Articulate Storyline but need a little boost to get off the ground? Been around Storyline awhile but looking to up your skills to the next level? There is no doubt the vast amount of information and tutorials for anyone to learn how to use Storyline…the software. The Weekly Elearning Challenge has evolved into a great community in of itself with people sharing their work and the endless inspirational demos.

Sunday Sketch #1

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Every Sunday around here is that kick back and relax kind of days. It’s a time to reflect on the previous week, and think and plan about the coming week. It’s also the day I sketch the most. Meet Gorlon. I draw or sketch daily as it is, but Sundays tend to get more time devoted to it.

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Step 5: #Sketchnotes: Icons and Concepts: Developing your own style.

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Stylistic lettering accompanied by lines, arrows, and shapes may arguably be the fundamentals of basic sketchnoting. Sometimes the term “less is more” can apply to sketchnotes by using icons and conceptual objects to communicate the same thing as a sentence or bulleted list.

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.

Step 2: Preparing #Sketchnotes for Format, Flow, and Materials

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This next step in the Sketchnote School series is a continuation from last week about preparing to sketchnote. You may be saying to yourself, “Self, isn’t preparing and format the same thing?” Well, yes…sort of.

Preparing #Sketchnotes for Format, Flow, and Materials.

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Posted in Sketchnotes This next step in the Sketchnote School series is a continuation from last week about preparing to sketchnote. You may be saying to yourself, “Self, isn’t preparing and format the same thing?” Well, yes…sort of. Format in this context is more about how your sketchonte reads rather than the physical shape and size. We’ll look […]. Sketchnotes

Sunday Sketch

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This sketch has been sitting in a sketchbook for over a year and half looking for a purpose. These little panel toons are fun because they can be re-purposed with just about any caption. And because it’s Super Bowl Sunday, I thought I’d give it some color. Chicago Bears colors of course!

Articulate Storyline Game: Tic-Tac-Toe Super Bowl Edition

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There’s something about the tradition of a classic game that will forever stand the test of time. One of those games is Tic-Tac-Toe. With Super Bowl XLIX only days away I thought to myself, “Self, why not make a Super Bowl themed Tic-Tac-Toe game.

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.

2014 Reflection and Resolutions

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It’s that time of year where just about everywhere you look or read it’s reflecting on the year’s end. The best of…, The top this or that…, # things to make next year better…, and more. It’s a time of renew.

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DevLearn 2014 keynote: #Sketchnote of Neil deGrasse Tyson

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DevLearn 2014 once again lived up to the Elearning Guild hosting the leading conference and expo in the industry. This was my fourth consecutive year attending DevLearn. While I could write a long post on the experience, this post is about this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Making of the “Jane-o-Lantern” avatar for @JaneBozarth

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It was Tuesday night at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago, IL on September 23rd. Many of us who were attending Training Magazine’s Online Learning Conference were there enjoying great music, food, and of course good friends.

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Free the Clock: Embrace Interruptions

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I’ve been working at-home now for four years. I traded 15 years of rush hour traffic anxiety, wasted hours sitting in useless meetings, smelling burnt microwave popcorn or reheated leftover pot roast, random walk-up conversations, and countless other distractions that crushed creativity and productivity. Did I leave the anxiety when I swapped business casual for jeans and t-shirts? Life still has its obstacles and distractions. Creativity and productivity, however is in full power mode.

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.

Sketchnote School: 6 Steps to Great Conference Sketchnotes

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Posted in Sketchnotes Communicating visually is one of those skills many believe they can’t achieve. There are others on the interwebs and authors of books that have extensive examples, tutorials, and styles to help you get started. Even with great books like Dan Roam’s, Back of the Napkin and Mike Rohde’s book, The Sketchnote Handbook some still struggle […]. Sketchnotes sketch sketchnote

Serious Comic – Character Development

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Posted in DESIGN In an earlier post I introduced a project I started this year – an Interactive Graphic Novel style Serious Comic for elearning. That’s a mouthful! It’s not really a ‘novel’ although it is a serious topic, and it’s really not elearning rather more of an awareness piece. It’s a scenario told in a graphic novel [.]. DESIGN "graphic novel" comics serious comic

Step 1: Preparing to #Sketchnote: Live Sketching or Post-Sketching?

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Last week was an introduction to the series, Sketchnote School: 6 Steps to Great Conference Sketchnotes. There are a lot of pieces and parts to Sketchnoting that we’ll cover in the coming weeks.

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Storyboarding – A #Sketchnote Solution

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Posted in Design Sketchnotes Storyboarding is part of the design process. The DESIGN process. In the elearning industry there are a lot of authoring tools from the rapid family to those that require skills in programming languages. I run a company that develops primarily in rapid tools, but I don’t develop rapid elearning and I don’t design in those […]. Design Sketchnotes sketchnote storyboard storyboarding

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.