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Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging. I started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. At the time, starting a business wasn’t even on my radar. Blogging Platforms.

Change Management Strategy: Use Social Media

Infopro Learning

For this blog, I will focus on the use of social media as a strategy to facilitate and manage change for business transformation—to stay competitive and survive in increasingly harder business climates. Use of Social Media. The points listed below facilitate better and faster Change Management strategies through social media: Involve and Engage Employees. Social media facilitates free flow of information in multiple directions.

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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. So, long story short, social media once again proves its immense utility in a world where Web 2.0 Blog this!

Blogging For Your Business – What Do You Know About It?

Your Training Edge

That’s true of most online marketing practices, but it applies doubly to blogging. Not so long ago, blogging was niche. But blogging has come into the light and younger generations are. Blogging is a lot of work. The first misconception is that blogging is a big amount of work. Is blogging a lot of work in comparison to, say, cold calling or personally designing all of the ads you put out through social media? Blogging isn’t cost-effective.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. Fosway Group (2017), ’Fosway 9 – Grid Authoring Systems’ Share Stories with Screen Recording1 1 11Index: Table of contents gomolearning.com @gomolearning User-Generated Videos: Tapping into Social Sharing2 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning.

Six Social Media Trends

Upside Learning

Trawling through my feeds earlier this weeks I came across this link-up post by Ricard Nantel over at the Workplace Learning Blog pointing to a blog post on Harvard Business Publishing about six social media trends. Social media begins to look less social. Social business becomes serious play. Your company will have a social media policy (and it might actually be enforced). Mobile becomes a social media lifeline.

More Social Media Marketing Tips

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an excellent online Social Media Marketing course I took. I thought I might share a few more of the social media marketing tactics I'd learned through my Twitter connections. Track your Website Strength and Social Media Presence If you're going to be doing marketing online you're going to want to know how well your hard work is paying off and how far-reaching your online presence is.

7 Ways to Utilize your Social Media Platform for Business

Learnloft

Social media nowadays is more than just a place for personal means of existence. Social media is a marketing tool, an integral marketing tool for you who run business. Social media is essential to increase traffic on your website. It helps connect with your audience, build brands on various platforms, create credibility for your business, bring brand awareness, which means as a way for your business to become more known.

20 hot resources for customer-facing social media

E-Learning Provocateur

Someone asked me recently where they can learn more about customer-facing social media; or in other words, social media used to engage externally with customers rather than internally with colleagues. Social Media Club. 7 Australian Social Media Examples & Case Studies. Social Media Marketing Industry Report. Social Media 101. The Corporate Blogging Book. Blogs. • The Business of Being Social.

How the Fastest Growing Companies are Using Social Media

Upside Learning

A study conducted by the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on the Inc 500 (a list of fastest growing companies in US) reveals interesting trends on usage of Social Media. The 148 companies who responded were asked the same detailed questions concerning their usage and measurement of social media that were asked of the Inc. Soon, there will be very few companies NOT using any of the social media.

Podcast: Build your Social Media Presence with Barb Smith

Learningtogo

If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours. Her services include helping clients navigate the daunting task of web content management, WordPress web development, newsletter publishing, company branding, and social media. Consider starting a blog.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Kirkpatrick Revisited by Barbara on April 18, 2011 in Instructional Design After I finished my post a few weeks ago on Reevaluating Evaluation , I found out that Donald Kirkpatrick , the granddaddy of the Four Levels of Evaluation, was taking a farewell tour before his retirement and would be presenting a workshop at the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in Minneapolis.

7 Social Media Manager Tips To Stay Focused And Productive

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Many people glamourize the notion of being a Social Media Manager. The idea of being on social media all day, usually in the comfort of one’s own home or on the road, is very appealing to many people. One of the biggest issues with being a Social Media Manager is the focus. Being on social media all day offers many opportunities to be distracted. An example could be something like “I need two blog posts completed in the next hour”.

Barb Smith – Build your Social Media Presence

Learningtogo

If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours. Her services include helping clients navigate the daunting task of web content management, WordPress web development, newsletter publishing, company branding, and social media. Consider starting a blog.

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Workers suddenly have the power to choose what they want to focus on, what they are passionate about (within the limits of the business of course). Blog this! View all posts by Andrea → ← Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

Social Media in Plain English

Experiencing eLearning

The folks at Common Craft have another great video, this time about social media. This really is about the change in the business & media environment at a high level rather than the specifics of how to use any one technology. We’ve run into resistance from some instructors against using blogs, wikis, and chat, even when they’re integrated within the LMS (removing the “I don’t want to create another log in&# argument).

Top 7 Custom eLearning Articles on our Blog in 2013

Bottom-Line Performance

Regular readers know we strive to make this blog a hub for corporate learning professionals. Agile learning design , Experience (Tin Can API) , social learning , and increasing the interactivity of eLearning were all hot topics at the major eLearning conferences this year. That’s because we started a second blog in 2013 on TheKnowledgeGuru.com , solely dedicated to using games for learning. We simply had too much content for one blog!

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

Types of Social Media Users

Upside Learning

In Learning Circuits’ Big Question for March , most experts agree that social learning is here to stay, differing only in the degree to which it’s used. The workplace culture of an organisation is identified as the biggest challenge in implementing social learning. Leigh Duncan- Durst’s blog gives an interesting categorization of the users of social media. This was written as a response to Beth Harte’s post on what (or what doesn’t) make a social media expert.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. When the first MOOCs hit the net, the only real option was blogs. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. Another difference is the number of social media tools used in a given course.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. When the first MOOCs hit the net, the only real option was blogs. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. Another difference is the number of social media tools used in a given course.

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from a webinar presented by Brandon Hall on Wednesday, April 26 2011. (I Tom Werner, Chief Research Officer, Brandon Hall [link] LMSs are adding social features – including RSS feeds, peer ratings of content. Social media can reach different audiences: New employees and recently trained can now connect with each other Expert employees who got missed by training – now have a way to contribute and can become mentors and coaches.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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Social Media: Ushering in A New Era of Accessible Marketing

Coggno

Most of us have experience with social media, whether it is sharing your latest selfie on Facebook or a #MondayMotivation quote on Twitter. There is no way around it – social media has changed the way we share and consume information, not merely on a social level amongst people that we know, but also amongst people we don’t know personally but have the power to influence. Here are some of the Social Media stats: – Worldwide, over 1.86

7 lessons how to use social media in an event with social media beginners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Last year we've experimented with various social media to improve a sharing event for about 100 participants (for more details see my older blogpost ). This is not too difficult when all your participants are social media adepts, you announce your hashtags and off they go. However, in this case the majority wasn't actively using social media. So how can you still use social media? social media elearning

10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of social media for learning)

Jane Hart

There was some discussion about social learning, so I tweeted a few thoughts myself. I’ve been asked to repeat them in a blog post here, so here are some of my tweets plus a few more points. Social learning is not what you make people do (as in training) – but something that happens naturally and spontaneously every day – at work as well as at home. Social learning is the lifeblood of all businesses. Social learning

Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers

Big Dog, Little Dog

Welcome to the seventh stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, Social Media for Trainers. If you have been following the blog book tour , then you know Jane's book not only provides an introduction for understanding how to use social media tools, such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and wikis; but is also chock-full of examples. Intelligent Social Learning. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.

10 Golden Social Media Rules For Your Company

Ed App

Social media has become an integral part of marketing as well as for promoting your company, with almost every organization worth its salt having a presence on a number of social media platforms. But even social media has evolved to take advantage of the fact that companies now depend on them, which is why methods of social media marketing and promotion which were previously free, now charge a good amount of money.

Social Media Marketing: Putting The Pieces Together

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I write my own blog in addition to writing for IconLogic's blog. Somewhere along the line I'd convinced myself that I was a social networking whiz. Last week I attended Mary Gillen's two-day, online Social Media Marketing class. I've come to realize that if I thought I knew a lot about social networking for business before Mary's class, it must be incredibly daunting to someone who knows, right off the bat, that they're not up to speed.

Not Everyone is a Social Customer | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Not Everyone is a Social Customer by Paul on February 11, 2011 in Development Tools , customer service , social learning A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog about the need to train your clients on the various methods of…training. This ever-changing technological landscape is currently held captive by social media, and for good reason.

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Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years. Blog this! View all posts by Paul → ← How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S.

Rx for SMEs | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by Amit Garg Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. Please let me know if I'm missing any blogs that produce good content on eLearning and more particularly Workplace eLearning that would make sense to include. It's part of the overall social filtering that the technology relies on. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. When the first MOOCs hit the net, the only real option was blogs. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. Another difference is the number of social media tools used in a given course.

Competition Finalist 4: Top 10 Startup Social Media Curation Tools for Social Learning in the Workplace

eFront

enables professionals to share important ideas with the right audiences giving them an opportunity to create and maintain a meaningful Web presence, a crucial component to the success of their business and career. Whether you’re a professional or educator representing a business or nonprofit, Scoop.it is a one-stop shop for social media and content curation publishing. Business. Learnist is the latest social media curation tool for education , still in beta!

About serial mastery and social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

She is a professor at the London Business School and describes in her book what work and the jobs of the future will look like. If you are self-employed like me, you can still function without a blog using your old networks and offline networking skills. The second part of the session was about how social media can play a role to support the new learning / self-directed learning in the context of 'serial mastery'. social learning elearning self-directed learning

How Trainers Can Manage Their Social Media ‘Brand’

Mindflash

Social media and social networks, to say the least, have become one of the most common ways for people to communicate. Just about everyone — even your mom, probably — has connected somehow with someone else through as social-media tool. For better or worse, all of your social media entries are out there, publicly, for the entire world to see. I get Facebook friend requests from business colleagues pretty often.