Communicate like a boss

Clear Lessons

Communicate like a boss. Effective leadership requires many skills but key is being able to communicate well, reports Bob Little. One key skill that all effective leaders need to have – regardless of the sort of effective leader they are – is being able to communicate. Help people to think differently Communicators must inspire their listeners to action. Clear Lessons Vine House, Selsley Road, Stroud, GL5 5NN. Clear Lessons Foundation.

Technical Communication: Applying Lean Principles to Documentation

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

As described in this article about Lean in health care , "Lean is an industrial managerial system that aims to eliminate process waste in the forms of transportation, inventory, motion, waiting, overproduction, over-processing, and defects." " While Lean was originally intended for industrial applications, the article describes the efforts of Dr. M. If you like Megan's articles, you'll love her live, online classes such as Train the EMR Trainer.

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eLearning: Determining the Best Size for Today's Lessons

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      When developing eLearning lessons using any of the top development tools (Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia Studio), you need to take the size of your learner's device into account. If you make your eLearning lesson too large (I'm talking width and height, not how many megabytes the lesson might be), learners with small displays may have to scroll to see your content.

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eLearning: Add Some Character to Your Lessons

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

And if you aren't happy with the selection of Characters available in your eLearning development tool, check out the article in the sidebar at the left for additional resources.   Adobe Captivate Adobe''s Technical Communication Suite Articulate Storyline Captivate e-learning eLearning mLearning Storyline TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications training UA

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3 Elements of Effective Communication for Your Next eLearning Course

eLearning Brothers

Unless you’re stranded on a desert island somewhere—and given that you’re reading this, the chances of that are slim—you communicate with other people every day. It might not be a verbal communication, but you’re constantly sending messages to those around you through body language, gestures, facial expressions, and even which way your eyes are looking, whether you’re consciously aware of it or not. In the workplace, effective communication is paramount.

Two Global Brand Digital Retail Transformation Case Studies: Lessons & Challenges

Zunos

In this article, we’ll be discussing a very specific slice of digital retail transformation: how we overhauled and modernized the communication and training infrastructures of two multinational retail brands that each have tens of thousands of store employees.

9 Simple Hacks to Write Better Knowledge Base Articles

TechSmith Camtasia

It is usually a collection of articles with images, videos, and text included. Creating your own knowledge base article can benefit readers as they can find all the information they need in your article. This first step will prime your article for success.

Learning Circuits 3D Article

Kapp Notes

As part of the blog book tour, Tony and Karl wrote an article for ASTD Learning Circuit s called Lessons Learned from Conducting 3D Virtual World Learning Experiences Here are some of those lessons, go to the article to see more detail and the "missing" lessons. Lesson 1: Solve a real business need with the implementation of the virtual immersive environment. Lesson 3: Allow learners time alone with their avatar.

Lessons From The World Cup: The Best Teams Have Learned These 4 Things

Learnloft

Entertainment factor aside, there are many valuable lessons to be learned as the most anticipated tournament is underway. I guarantee you these four lessons directly contribute: 1. In soccer, it is dribbling, passing, communicating, ball control, and alignment. They will take care of the ball, make the right pass at the right time, and communicate like it is the most important game of their lives (because it is). A version of this article just appeared on Inc.com.

3 lessons from the Lloyds Bank fine

Eukleia

The recent FCA fine imposed on Lloyds Bank contains three key lessons for all UK financial institutions. In this article, Principal Consultant, Liz Hornby, examines the details of the fine, what it means in the context of the SMCR, and the potential implications in the current climate. There are three key lessons here for all UK financial institutions. Lesson 1: Treating Customers Fairly, Vulnerable Customers and the Conduct Rules. Lesson 3: Adequate training.

8 Lessons Learned for Converting In-Person Training to Virtual Training

The Learning Dispatch

Based on our experience in developing accessible elearning, here are eight lessons learned to help get you started. Over Communicate, and Don’t Go it Alone. Often cited advice for those new to working with teams remotely is the importance to over communicate.

How to Bring the Best Lessons from COVID-19 Back to Work

Avilar

Here are four lessons learned from COVID-19 that will stay with us long after we return to work. . As this Forbes article points out, for COVID-19, the next pandemic or, really, any business disruption, the basics of business continuity planning are the same: set up your planning and response team, understand and analyze your risks, and devise your strategy. The post How to Bring the Best Lessons from COVID-19 Back to Work appeared first on The Avilar Blog.

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #3 – Do the Opposite

Mindflash

Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! Check out this month’s issue of Learning Solutions magazine, specifically the Nuts & Bolts article by Jane Bozarth in which she discusses using social media tools, like Twitter, to build a personal learning network (PLN). – Trina is a learning and communications consultant with thirteen years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves.

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. And we also promised that the second article would focus on some lessons from comic book design that we can apply to the design of eLearning other forms of learning. This, my friend, is that second article. Because that’s the whole point of this article. Review of the Definition and Lessons.

eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that  more  does not mean  better. If your lesson plays too long, you run the risk of losing the attention span of your learner and lowering the effectiveness of the lesson in general.

7 Leadership Lessons You Can From a Great CEO

Learnloft

Here are seven of his best leadership lessons, drawn from our conversation: 1. McDermott communicates to his 80,000 employees — why they are there and why they matter. “And the only way to do that is to learn from other great leaders and make those lessons your own.” ” Regardless of how you feel about SAP or Bill McDermott on a personal level, ask yourself: How many of these lessons are you implementing on an ongoing basis?

eCombat: Lessons from the Interactive Battlefields of Afghanistan

Vignettes Learning

Spencer Ackerman features Vanguard of Valor, an interactive teaching tool built to instruct the mid-career officers who pass through the Army’s Combined Arms Center, about the lessons accumulated from years of hard-fought war in Afghanistan. In this blog, we will attempt to draw out interactive elearning development lessons by benchmarking Vanguard of Valor. _ Vanguard of Valor also contains a compendium of lessons learned from past military engagements. Our Belief.

Bring Your Own Device For Learning (pt.2) #BYOD4L

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Yes, I read books and articles and blog posts on my phone, so I am learning from those sources. My eldest is sat at the table on the laptop in live lessons and between 6-8hrs of classwork per day. Seven years ago (!)

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Adobe Captivate & eLearning: Screen Reader Best Practices

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I'd like to follow up that article with information about screen readers. Screen readers are programs designed to allow visually impaired learners to navigate through a website or eLearning lesson by reading the content aloud. For instance, there's a section in the article that deals with compatible applications, something that is often overlooked. by Kevin Siegel. Last week I wrote about some Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning.

Adobe Captivate: Pretest Actions

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In this article, I'm going to follow-up with Pretests and teach you how to control a Pretest Advanced Action. The boss doesn't care if the learner spends the time watching the individual slides that make up the lesson, only that learners are given a fair opportunity to pass the quiz. Should the learner score 50 or lower, the ELSE segment of the Action sends the learner to the first content slide for the lesson (slide 6 ). by Lori Smith.

How to be prepared for online teaching and how to overcome potential difficulties

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

This article will focus on how technical and pedagogical difficulties can be beaten, as management difficulties can be largely solved through the inclusion of students into an LMS (Learning Management System). Asynchronous is more flexible than synchronous learning, although it does not have the warm atmosphere that a face-to-face communication brings. In case you spot voice problems try to solve them before starting the lesson by providing help where needed. Articles

How Do You Communicate with Your E-Learners? - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

How Do You Communicate with Your E-Learners? One of the objectives was to have the other students share what they got out of the video before they knew what I intended to communicate. Instead, it was my job to design my video in a way that allowed me to communicate my message to the viewer. It All Starts with Understanding the Communication Process. Much of it is based on understanding the communication process and how that impacts learning. Good articles here.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

There is research that shows that using a screen character as a  pedagogical  agent or learning coach, who speaks informally and appears to be giving the lesson, increases learning. (My   Put Your Picture into the Lesson.  The  IconLogic Blog  has a whole series of articles on how to do this:   Green Screen Part I. Here is one article to get you started:  Using Bitstrips Characters.

Adobe Captivate: Aggregated? Go TOC-Less

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The Aggregator offers a quick way to combine multiple published SWFs into one, seamless lesson. Once the lessons are aggregated, they will share a single TOC, allowing learners to jump from one lesson to another at will. He said that he wanted the lessons to play one after the other, and he did not want learners to be able to skip over any of the lessons. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite eLearningby Kevin Siegel.

The New Requirements For Leadership Training in A Time of Crisis

Litmos

During the pandemic, leaders have been shown that for an organization to be successful, executives would need to develop strong people skills: they’d have to be adaptable, communicative with team members, and interact in a deeply human way with all stakeholders.

3 Flawless Leadership Lessons You MUST Learn from Chick-fil-A

Learnloft

Here are 3 terrific leadership lessons you can learn from Chick-fil-A: Make People The Priority. Takeaway: Know your organization or teams purpose and communicate it relentlessly. A version of this article originally appeared on Inc.com. I have always been enamored with companies that blatantly outperform the competition. I marvel in everything from their CEO’s decision making, habits of their leadership team, marketing, strategy, all the way down to their execution.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

All these articles talk about the importance of usability testing, learnability testing for e-learning courses. 22 Social Learning Strategy Questions to Answer Before Your Next Lesson - Learning Putty , July 1, 2010 As an industry we are so excited about informal learning and even more so about the smaller facet of social learning that we are too quick to jump on the bandwagon and call what we do “Social Learning&# (note the capitalization). Communication/Change Management.

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Tips for Tenacious Teachers New to eLearning

Litmos

These are videos filmed within the LMS platform for managers to review, so that the learner can improve in a particular scenario or communication, such as a sales presentation or elevator pitch. I am lucky enough to have three best friends who work in the education field.

What is Holoportation and why it is the next big thing in education

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

Video Version of the article here. The other user needs to have the similar kind of apparatus in order to communicate. Imagine a scenario where different schools can interact and experience the same lessons together. Another scenario could even be students who attend lessons from the comfort of their home because the need for physical presence in the classroom diminishes. ArticlesToday's world has never become so connected in the past.

Leading in a Time of Global Change

Litmos

You’ve likely been swimming in a sea of how-to articles – how to help your team thrive during a pandemic, how to manage change, how to keep your remote team engaged and happy. Articles Course Content leadership development remote work

Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Working with Screen Readers

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I'd like to follow up that article with information about screen readers. Screen readers are programs designed to allow visually impaired learners to navigate through a website or eLearning lesson by reading the content out loud. For instance, if you're someone who is in the market for a screen reader, there's a section in the article that deals with compatible applications, something that is often overlooked.

Is L&D Ready for “The New Learning Era”?

Learning Wire

Early lessons from these turbulent times indicate that: This crisis is further driving digital transformation. The use of digital communication tools in the learning process, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Webex, has exploded. In reviewing and sharing lessons on corporate learning from the previous crisis, the expected impact on financially troubled industries will be far higher. Article L&D Best Practices

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How to teach online? Useful and easy tips to follow

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

This article will not focus on the necessary characteristics that modern teachers should have, as recorded in a previous article, but will instead focus on practices that have the potential to enhance one's ability to teach and work from home in general. Their flawless operation should be checked before the lesson begins so that the teacher may prevent potential malfunctions during their usage. During the lesson, be prepared for problems that users are going to face.

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Adobe Captivate & eLearning: How Long is Too Long?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that more does not mean better. If your lesson plays too long, you run the risk of losing the attention span of your learner and lowering the effectiveness of the lesson in general. In her article,  Keeping Pace with Today's Quick Brains ,  Kathie F. by Kevin Siegel.

Command, but No Control Management

The Performance Improvement Blog

As the Industrial Revolution gained steam, command and control became the accepted approach to building corporations—it was ingrained in the processes and procedures and codified into articles of incorporation used today for old and most new corporations. This style of management prohibits the more open, transparent, and fearless approach that the newer communicate-and-collaborate model facilitates and supports.

Command, but No Control Management

The Performance Improvement Blog

As the Industrial Revolution gained steam, command and control became the accepted approach to building corporations—it was ingrained in the processes and procedures and codified into articles of incorporation used today for old and most new corporations. This style of management prohibits the more open, transparent, and fearless approach that the newer communicate-and-collaborate model facilitates and supports.

Adobe Captivate: Set a Master Movie

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you've never used Captivate's Overlay feature, check out the TOC overlay article I wrote earlier this year. Create an overlay TOC in at least one of the lessons you plan to add to the aggregated course. Publish all of the Captivate lessons as SWFs. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearningby Kevin Siegel. Last week I showed you how to remove the TOC from an Aggregated Captivate course.

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CrossKnowledge and Motorola Solutions: Connected Learning Made Easy

Learning Wire

Chicago-based Motorola Solutions is a communications equipment and solution provider for first responders. Competencies are taught in bite-sized lessons, so that both beginners and more experienced managers can stay engaged from start to finish. Article Case StudyRecently, the company was faced with the challenge of providing leadership training to its 2,500 front-line managers.

Too many meetings. Too little time?

Clear Lessons

Bob Little is a communications professional (a writer, editor, commentator, speaker and broadcaster) specialising in the field of corporate L&D, who works internationally. Clear Lessons Vine House, Selsley Road, Stroud, GL5 5NN. Clear Lessons Foundation. appeared first on Clear Lessons. Articles News UncategorisedToo many meetings. Too little time?