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. Writing.

Business Writing that Works: 3 Key Principles

Your Training Edge

Writing may be an art, and business may be, well a business, but when you combine these two entities, inconceivable success will be what you’re left with! Professional business writers may make business writing look as easy as taking candy from a toddler, but there’s more to grabbing the attention of the corporate audience than simply noting down your thoughts. Avoid using Business Jargons. Extra Tips for Business Professionals.

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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.

The Art of Business Writing

Your Training Edge

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of business writing? Business used to be done face to face. Clients sought out the business they wanted using either the phone book or through word of mouth, and they showed up at the door. Increasingly, business is done online. On a daily basis, you might text a client, write an advertisement, or write an online post for your website or blog. Are you writing to one specific person?

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. Google AI Blog (2014), ‘A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images’ 4 Give Your Video. the chance to write their answer in a text box. learning on business outcomes.

Business Writing: Jargon Phrases to Avoid

Your Training Edge

Why do we become stunned whenever we get into a business atmosphere? Business-speak, that’s why. Business jargon can be annoying, but tell that to any business man or woman. Business is doing its job, and that’s to make money. If there’s something the business world should be worried about, it’s clarity. Of course, they’ll say that they can all perfectly understand what they are talking about, but business doesn’t end at the conference room.

2019 Blog Review: 13 Years

Experiencing eLearning

2019 was a big year for my blog. This year, I focused on writing new posts plus updating some older content. I started this blog in 2006 as a free wordpress.com blog. I was using my blog primarily as a tool for my own reflection and learning. This is post #1,115 on my blog. I’m currently writing a brand new post every other week (as I had been for the past few years). According to my time tracking, I spent about 132 hours on my blog in 2019.

Blogging Again

eLearning Cyclops

If you have been visiting, I am sure you noticed I have been writing very, very little lately. It has been an very busy at work, which of course limits time to blog but has more directly affected the motivation to blog. Many a nights I have said to myself, "I spent the entire day on my PC designing and creating eLearning, I don''t think I want to spent tonight writing about it." Blogging

Gamified Classroom-based Training Solution for BFSI Client: Engaging Learners for Effective Learning – Video Blog

G-Cube

So, game-based learning is heralded as most popular way to retain employees, fulfill diverse business objectives and make learning complete fun. For more details, you can write us at info@gc-solutions.net. Video Blog BFSI BFSI sector elearning for BFSIIn today’s digital scenario, incentivizing learning has become one of the foremost challenges for organizations in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector.

Best Customer Education Blogs: 25 Must-Reads for Learning Professionals

Talented Learning

Which blogs offer the best advice about customer education practices, strategies and technologies? That’s not just a gut reaction – it’s a business reality. Nevertheless, education is a critical factor in the customer experience equation, and marketers are eager to learn how to leverage customer education for better business results. And that’s where our quest to find the best blog content begins. 25 Must-Read Customer Education Blogs.

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. One of my discoveries was Jane Bozarth , who writes a monthly column called “Nuts and Bolts” in Learning Solutions Magazine.

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. The same goes for our Training Needs Analysis worksheet ; with so much growing and changing in the L&D industry, it becomes harder each year to evaluate the technologies and tools available while designing curricula that are instructionally sound… and tied to business objectives. We simply had too much content for one blog!

Essentials of Writing a Law Dissertation

Learnloft

The specialisations are supply chain management, finance, marketing, business management, nursing, law, and lots more. Writing a dissertation is the most complex activity among all other academic writing activities. Writing a large number of words has never been easy.

How to get everyone to write like Ernest Hemingway

Making Change

When we talk about writing style, we can get bogged down in personal preferences that are hard to communicate. Many plain-English advocates suggest aiming for a score in the 60s, and that’s my preference, too (this blog post gets a 63). Write active sentences that make clear who does what. People worry about offending their audience by writing “below” their educational level. Therefore, we should write at grade 16. Writing tips writing style

Substantial Writing for Training: Secrets to Great Learning Content

Your Training Edge

No matter what you’re doing, you’ll need written materials to complement that writing. The first thing you need to know as you’re writing training materials is, what’s the end goal? Write to the Audience Directly. It makes more sense too, as you’ll be writing more specialised materials, so you’ll probably know exactly who you’re talking to. Keep Your Writing to the Point. The tone in which you write is important.

A Year of “The Performance Improvement Blog” in Review

The Performance Improvement Blog

It’s time to do a little year-end reflecting on my blog posts from 2012. Throughout last year I used this blog to illuminate important leadership and management issues. Out of all of these blog posts I’ve selected five that seem to have had the most interest for readers. In an article for The Business Thinker , my colleague Jim Stilwell and I describe 13 ways in which leaders affect employee engagement. . . .

LEARNNOVATORS PRESENTS BLOG SERIES ON GAMIFICATION BY KARL KAPP

Learnnovators

Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company, has Karl Kapp writing a series of blog posts for them on gamification. The goal of this series, comprising of five blog posts, is to establish a fundamental understanding about gamification, and to provide pointers on how it can be implemented within an organization. CFPIM, CIRM, is a scholar, writer and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. Chennai (India).

Using Interviews to Build Your Online Course Business

LearnDash

Are you looking for a way to market your online course business but don’t want to write article after article? Read and comment on their blogs using an authentic voice and tone. Here is a free link to some reviews and summaries of my blog content related to my (name of class) class: link. Influencers are often busy. Read the most recent posts on their blog and check out a few books on their area of expertise. business

What Business Application Training Accomplishes

Gyrus

What Business Application Training Accomplishes. By instilling basic business skills courses within your program employees can quickly obtain the business skills they do not know they require to succeed in their roles. This blog will now focus on the list of generic business application training that will not only expand the learning and development program of your organization but will also enhance the competencies of your workforce. Writing.

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

Begin by gathering your own team and discussing what you need from your LMS vendor, what features are needed and what features would be a plus for future online learning business goals. This internal process is an important step towards building an online learning business roadmap. Reach agreement by requiring each department that wants to use the LMS to write up “Use Cases.” Managing eLearning Blog AMS elearning learning management system LMS Request for Proposal RFP

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The truth about blogging

Learning with e's

Anyone who blogs regularly will have discovered several truths. Many people struggle to maintain a regular blog that is consistently good, or at least meaningful. Although you are only as good as your last blog, all your previously blogs are also out there, archived, published for people to read (and for you to revisit, if you wish). So be careful what you blog - the affordance of persistency is quite a powerful one, and can work either way.

Write a strong goal: Sell it to Scrooge

Making Change

A business goal is the “What’s in it for me?” It justifies the existence of the project in business terms. Bob now has a way to measure the success of his project, at least in the short term, and it’s a measure that benefits the business as a whole. A good business goal helps you sell your project to Scrooges like me, but it also has a profound effect on the type of training you develop. I’ll be sure to announce it in the blog.

How to Write Helpful Help Content with Michele Wiedemer

TechSmith Camtasia

Should everyone know how to write help content? Written communication skills are important, and Michele breaks down the basics of improving these in her TechSmith Academy course, Writing Helpful Help. Writing too much is a common error people make when creating their help content.

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. As she writes: “A recent Gallup study found that firms with engaged workforces have 2.6 Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

Why Do You Need Videos For Business Success

mysimpleshow

Content marketing no longer comprises mainly of blogs, photos and info-graphics. If your business does not make use of video you will fall by the wayside as competitors who do make use of video will draw attention instead of you! That is why you need a video for business success.

5 ways to make your Fashion Blog stand Out

Learnloft

If you love fashion and want a career in it, the first step is to create a fashion blog. There are tons of reasons why you should have a fashion blog. Also, having a blog gives you exposure to the big names who are looking for talented people. If you don’t have a blog, start one. If you do have a fashion blog, make sure it is the best blog out there. If your blog is not the best or unique, it will not appeal to the masses.

How to Future-proof Your Business with Leadership Training

Tesseract Learning

Future-proofing your business involves future-proofing your in-house talent. In this blog, I will focus on how to build upon leadership skills in your new-generation managers. Steps to Future-proof Your Business with Leadership Training. Blog Custom elearning Generic Leadership

Blog Post Chosen as Pick of the Week

The Performance Improvement Blog

Wally Bock picked my blog post, “Don’t Throw Lean Out With Toyota’s Bathwater,” as one of his independent business blog posts of the week. I am honored to have my blog post chosen for recognition. Bock writes: Stephen Gill notes that many writers are taking Toyota's current troubles as "proof" that their success of the last couple of decades was some kind of sham.

Content SEO: Writing for Your Audience

KnowledgeCity

This short attention span means that as blog writers working for optimal content SEO, you must craft your writing to grab the reader’s attention immediately. This approach is hardly a new one, but many businesses struggle with understanding who they are writing blogs for. Write to Be Seen. Without a proper SEO content marketing strategy, you may as well be writing blogs, printing them out, and posting them to your company fridge.

#Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Blog Book Tour Recap

Kapp Notes

The blog book tour for The Gamification of Learning and Instruction has come to an end. On the Forbes blog, Jeanne Meister ( Future Workplace ) provides examples of companies using games for learning in her article Gamification: Three Ways To Use Gaming For Recruiting, Training, and Health & Wellness. Swan was so angry and disappointed by the book that he took the time to write a very impassioned negative critique. Games are Serious Business.

Writing Daily Reports as a First Step to Strong Team Building

Your Training Edge

This is writing daily reports. It takes some time to write a sufficient report. How to write a progress report. To write an effective progress report, you need to understand to which aspects you should pay attention and how exactly to compel your research. You can always write that John has done that, and Jenny has achieved that, but it will not allow you to estimate the work objectively. Currently, Richard works as a general blog editor for ProWritersCenter.

This Week’s Gamification Blog Book Tour Stop

Kapp Notes

TODAY’s BLOG BOOK TOUR STOP: June 1: Think Brownstone writes the post Games are Serious Business. This week was the tail end of a vacation week and the tour got a little behind but here is the stop for this week. A recap and other highlights of last week will follow later today. Games

The Business of Learning

eLearning 24-7

Welcome to the Business of Learning. Sorry for the delay in writing the blog, due to being ill for the past week. Going forward, the next blog will be published this upcoming weekend. learning training Uncategorized businessPick a number. Any number. Better yet, let me toss you with some numbers. You have a dollar, I give you ten cents back. Now, you are thinking to yourself, “I’ve been ripped off, I only got ten cents for my dollar.”

5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning

G-Cube

Developments in information technology affect every nook and corner of the business world – creating leading trends that dictate business discourse and atmosphere. These IT-enabled business trends also affect learner preferences for ways to access and consume workplace learning. The data is now analyzed in real time to create insights into business and performance. Write to info@gc-solutions.net or fill the form below and we will be happy to guide you.

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9 Simple Hacks to Write Better Knowledge Base Articles

TechSmith Camtasia

We will walk you through nine tips that can get you through writing an informative, knowledge base article. To write an effective knowledge base article Here are five questions, which will help you develop excellent customer education content : What is the goal of the content? Busines

How to Write SMART Learning Objectives

Convergence Training

We’ve now compiled all the posts into a single downloadable guide to writing learning objectives if you want to check that out, PLUS check out our Introduction to Learning Objectives recorded discussion with learning researcher Dr. Patti Shank.]. Download our FREE Guide to Writing Learning Objectives. A learning objective is something you write before you design, develop, and evaluate training. How to Write SMART Learning Objectives.

A great business story starts with you

OpenSesame

As you find ways to articulate your vision for the business, don’t forget the central character – you. As the founder, your business story is compelling, and you should be prepared to step into the spotlight as the face and voice of your brand. . A company blog.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? If a receipt looked suspicious, players could write a description and hit an Investigate This! In her guest blog post on LEEF blog , Koreen Olbrish , CEO at Tandem Learning, outlines several theories that justify games and simulations as learning strategies, including these: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow Theory. Blog this!

Should You Write an Ebook for Your Online Course?

LearnDash

If you’ve never considered writing an ebook, here’s how to decide if it’s the right marketing strategy for your online course. You’ve been working on your marketing strategy for a while, you’ve got your course up and your blog rolling, but you’re still looking for a good way to draw in leads for your online course. It’s a tough position to be in, but I have a suggestion for you: write an ebook. If you can write an online course, you can write an ebook.

Time Spent on Blogging

Tony Karrer

is how much time I spend on blog reading and writing and how anyone can work that into their already too busy life. Some quick thoughts - Scanning Activity Replaced I likely spend an average of 30-45 minutes per day reading/writing that is part of what I call "scanning" which is staying up to speed on what's going on. Blog reading and writing as part of scanning has been a replacement of other activities that I used to do - reading magazines and books.