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.

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." by Megan Pitkin.

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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.

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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. In the workplace, effective communication is paramount.

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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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.

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).

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items.

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. This, my friend, is that second article. Because that’s the whole point of this article.

Why Story Lessons Are the Most Engaging Learning for Millennials - Tip #174

Vignettes Learning

You’ve probably shared a cool pic or an interesting article recently. Consider integrating communication and collaboration tools into millennial training and development. As a child, you probably had a grandmother who told you stories. How did she captivate you with her tales?

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. Our Belief.

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.

Adobe Captivate: Pretest Actions

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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.

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?

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.

Adobe Captivate & eLearning: Screen Reader Best Practices

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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: Aggregated? Go TOC-Less

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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. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite eLearning

Do humour and learning mix well?

KnowledgeOne

Anthropologists, like sociologists, consider laughter as a mode of communication, so for Desmond Morris, laughter is closely linked to the development of social life in primitive man.” ” In his article Humour and Communication. Articles Catherine Meilleur

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. Communication/Change Management. Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010. Great stuff again this month. The following are the top items based on social signals.

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eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

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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.

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 Study

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.

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. Too many meetings.

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.

Learner Marketing: How Storytelling Can Boost Learner Engagement

Learning Wire

In our previous article about learner marketing, we explained how you can create a 360° communications strategy that puts learners at the heart of the learning process. Storytelling is a way of anchoring lessons learned through training. Article L&D Best Practices

Teaching Empathy In An Online Class

eLearning Industry

This article presents empathy as a learnable skill that is the foundation of strong communication, collaboration, leadership, and relationship-building. Learn why designers and educators should embed lessons in empathy in their courses, and how to teach empathy effectively online.

Your Company's Growth Demands CX Training

Litmos

Communicate this early AND often. Introduce mini lessons to keep your employees mindful of the experience you’re aiming to deliver. Articles Customer Experience Enterprise Learning Corporate Training customer experience training leadership training Learning and development

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.

Top 3 Reasons Your Salespeople Need Ongoing, Online Training

Litmos

To stay up-to-speed on products, services, messaging, and the customer experience promise, they need ongoing training and regular reminders of lessons learned. Picture this scenario.

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Shape the future with Learning at Work Week

Clear Lessons

Use eye catching images and a strapline for your communications. Register with Clear Lessons now for an unmissable offer of FREE access for your organisation to over 500 online leadership videos during Learning at Work Week. Clear Lessons Vine House, Selsley Road, Stroud, GL5 5NN.

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.

What to See in a CEO

The Performance Improvement Blog

Adam Bryant provides some insightful answers to this question in an article adapted from his new book titled, The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed. Communication Leadership Adam Bryant CEO hiring leadership Wally Bock

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50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Business case-study – drawing lessons from discussing the documented story of actual events in another organization. Books and articles – reading books and articles that have information and expert advice about an area of needed performance improvement.

My first stab at a custom Articulate Community Player | LearnNuggets

NuggetHead

I’m not new to Flash or HTML, but Dave’s article along with supporting Screenr screencasts inspired me to give it a try. I know myself well enough to know that if I understand what’s going on under the hood – the code and how it all stitches together and communicates, the rest is gravy.