How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture file size

BrightCarbon

Did you know PowerPoint has a built-in picture and video compression tool? Images: Select a picture on any slide and go to the Picture Tools Format tab on the ribbon. Choose Compress Pictures in the top left corner: the pop-up box shows you the resolution options you have for the image. That may do the trick, but sometimes you’ll come across a presentation that stubbornly refuses to yield a decent file size. Media-rich presentations are great.

Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations

Association eLearning

There’s a huge skills gap problem facing our nation today, but this crisis represents an opportunity for associations to reinvent themselves and compete with traditional suppliers of higher education. I was recently asked to present on the skills gap issue and the opportunities it creates for associations at the ASAE Great Ideas conference in Orlando. Skills gap isn’t a “someday” problem. How do these problems represent an opportunity for associations?

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Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

For another, when they do review and/or develop learning strategies, those strategies don’t always mesh well with business priorities. Building Competitive Advantage With Talent — Part 1: An Introduction to Talent Strategy,” an April 2015 Bersin by Deloitte report, showed that only about 10-15 percent of companies possess learning and development programs that are properly aligned with strategy and outcomes. Their expertise can be incorporated into learning programs.

Can Your LMS Do THIS?

Avilar

Or with the limitations of large enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that manage multiple human resources functions, but are inadequate for optimizing learning programs. We can’t walk away until the full picture is in place. But did you know an LMS can help match employees to job openings? Track employees’ long-term schedules, to support a program that rotated employees to new positions/experiences every three years. The post Can Your LMS Do THIS?

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 7 2 Know your. design project you know that it can feel like there. term more often than not describes the development of a full program. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? How do they connect to the business. picture of the costs of.

Bridging the Generational Gap in Your Workplace

Everwise

Together, these generations form a uniquely diverse workforce, who have much to share with one another if they are encouraged to do so. In studies, young employees rank above other generations in collaboration and teamwork, and very high in self-development, which paints a starkly different picture to the complacent, entitled image they’re often associated with. How do customers/end-users/client needs differ across age groups?

7 Reasons Why Developing a Corporate Learning Program is Necessary for Your Business

Your Training Edge

But making your Millennial employees more loyal is not the only reason why developing a corporate learning program is necessary for your business. Regular employee training as a part of a corporate learning program benefits overall employee performance. An employee that gets an opportunity to regularly attend different programs is more aware if different methodologies and practices that help them perform their job better.

Don’t Frustrate Users With Gaps in Your Product Experience

General Assembly

Users interact with a product through many different channels and modes of communication, and bridging the gaps between them is essential to your product’s success. Encountering any gaps in the product-experience loop is frustrating to the user and these points of friction jeopardize your businesses. I call these gaps mode-shift friction. Find your gaps. To identify the gaps in your experience, start with an experience or journey map you already have.

Do you want to predict learners’ path?

Origin Learning

Imagine what it would be like to know about the lives of people over a period of 75 years !A A complete picture of 724 men , whose lives have been tracked year after year! Certainly attaining the coveted post of the President of the United States,making him the most powerful man on Earth, is an achievement worth knowing about, right? So, what does the predictable feature of Konnect do?

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

I thought I’d share some of the best “do’s and don’ts” from the recent sessions. The first buyer is a cloud software company developing a channel partner certification program. LMS Demo Do’s. ” In LMS speak, doing your homework on the company, their business, fiscal state, business lines, main product, current learning environment, desired future state and using that research throughout the demonstration is akin to sharpening your ax. How do you measure that?

Contemplating Competencies: What Are the Best Companies Doing Now?

Avilar

Any best practices from companies that are doing it well? Companies still use competencies to understand employees’ weaknesses to develop and support a training plan with resources to close the gap. It’s best to understand where potential holes exist and to know what’s needed in one, three, five, and even 10 years down the road. If you could wave a magic wand to remove program implementation obstacles, what would that look like?

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to do this we need a better understanding of the context and the type of learning you want to apply. When you surf the internet you will find some indications when to use eLearning (mostly directed at a formal course): When there is a significant amount of learning to do. It should do more than repeat the content of the formal course; it should focus on application.

Increasing your ROI with Video Learning

Your Training Edge

How do you see and define the term success being a training manager? But do you know there is a universal goal for the success? If you are the part of the business that hasn’t completely realized the significance and power of video for enhancing your training efforts, you can take the benefit of this technology to boost the effectiveness of such programs. Also, which method is going to take you to the big picture efficiently and in faster way?

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Female Leaders: Building Confidence and Initiative

CLO Magazine

Earlier this year, with the support of her manager, Karin Hogberg, senior vice president of human resources, the 11-year Volvo veteran initiated an effort to help close a gender gap that can be seen just about anywhere in U.S. Austin launched an innovative six-month Women in Leadership program at Volvo. They’re actually doing something about it.”. The Pilot Program. Fifteen women were selected for the pilot program and each was invited by e-mail.

How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget. When taking on any new initiative, it’s best to develop a strategy so you don’t squander resources, especially when you’re trying to create an online learning program with a limited budget. You have to see the big picture, even if you’re a small player, so you head in the right direction.

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

After you and your colleagues put so much effort into it, how do you explain to your boss and committee chair why your online course failed? The first thing to do is to realize that, as cliché as it sounds, failure is a learning opportunity. Are they in the position to know what the market needs? But do people know they need these skills? Is there a gap between what skills employers need and what people think they need ? What web pages do they visit?

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Further, due to the API-economy, the ability to create add-ons to the Google for Business apps have created a new ecosystem of companies that do one super-specific thing very well. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? No, do not insult the culture of learning that way.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Ive been involved in I dont know how many training modules, ranging from the overly long to the shorter chunked variety. Remember, all I do is online, self-paced eLearning). Weve inserted pictures of these characters to give a course more life and interest. What have you been doing in the software training world of late? Cammy, thanks for doing this! watching someone else do their daily tasks using the software) gets to that model point you make.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

And this causes huge costs to be incurred by employers, knowing fully that attrition is a market reality. These made-for-purpose applications do one thing really well. Further, due to the API-economy, the ability to create add-ons to the Google for Business apps have created a new ecosystem of companies that do one super-specific thing very well. Do you see a pattern in the above table? What can we do for them? No, do not insult the culture of learning that way.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Online Visual Identity

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 My Online Visual Identity When Michele Martin changed her profile picture the other day, I realized I was a bit disoriented. And I saw how one dimensional our images of our online contacts (and digital friends) can be -- typically based on the same profile picture thats used in countless places. Ive had the same profile picture up for months -- on my blog, in Facebook, MyBlogLog, and now here. I do, indeed, often look like that.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do? This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do? This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program.

What Really Happens in Executive Coaching?

CLO Magazine

We offer internal coaching for employees going through the Emerging Leader Program,” said Jill Clark, group vice president of talent management at JDA Software Inc. “[It’s] It’s] a combination of internal and external coaching for VP-level executives going through the Fearless Leader Program; and external coaches for executive-level folks who want to be more effective.”. Not only do they learn how to become more effective, they discover the negative impact of not changing.”.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. Recently, organizations have started seeing value in customer education programs – especially subscription-based software companies. But there’s definitely a gap. We know education is essential. How do we define our job roles?

Building a Content Monetization Portal? Do These 5 Things to Create Content People Want To Buy

All Roads

When it comes to selling content online, which do you think is more important: High quantity of content, churned out rapidly? The way the map is organized can help you determine your highest-priority content, and gives you a visualization of where each piece of content fits into the big picture; preventing overlaps, repetition and gaps. Likewise, nobody wants to sign up for a Content Monetization Portal that doesn’t have all the need-to-know info.

Scale Your L&D Organization in the Moment of Need with Managed Learning Services

InfoPro Learning

Some of the added complexities such as learning strategy, corporate/business alignment, training needs analysis, skills gap analysis, multi-generational learners, widely dispersed audiences, and a plethora of learning modalities are both time consuming and critical to L&D’s success. It is now that various solutions like Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Smartphones have come into the picture that offer flexibility.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. There are generally many ah-ha moments as people understand the why of the rationale folks do things so differently from the way they do. I prefer to get the big picture view first, and often a diagram or metaphor will do that for me.

True adaptive learning has to measure and deliver knowledge, behaviors and outcomes

Axonify

If it isn’t building an ongoing, multidimensional picture of what your employees know, do and deliver, then the answer is no. A learning program that doesn’t require justification because it is so intrinsically tied to your business outcomes. You probably know what adaptive learning is. What does your employee know today? What will s/he know a week from today? It doesn’t matter how well you know something if you don’t feel like you know it.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: No News

Learning Visions

My official "due date" is not until May 21, but Ive been hoping (as all expectant mothers do), that this is one project that would be delivered a bit early. In the meantime, Ive taken the last week off from work to do things like: hang out with my kids and husband, garden, cook, fold laundry, hang out with my parents, get my teeth cleaned, nap, knit, and various nesting projects. Will you post some pictures for us? Cammy, Thanks for letting us know how you are doing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design and Market Sector Differences

Learning Visions

In the survey Ive been running, Instructional Designers: Do You Have an Advanced Degree? I primarily design self-paced eLearning programs. But even within the corporate market, I know the roles of the instructional designer vary widely. What kinds of programs do you design? Do you have a graduate degree in ID? What do you do? What do you design? Do you have a graduate degree in ID? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

What Is The Business Value of Online Learning?

LearnDash

You’ve heard a lot about online learning, but how do you know it’s the best solution for your organization? Close the talent gap. Businesses around the country are struggling to fill skilled labor positions due to talent gaps among the workforce. While many organizations prefer to hire workers who are already skilled, those that are able to take on certain training responsibilities can find their programs paying off long-term.

How to Boost Your LMS When Upskilling Employees is Your Goal

Avilar

To truly address the skills gaps of your employees with the learning and development they need, you’ll want a robust LMS paired with a competency management system that informs and guides the upskilling process, every step of the way. You’ll know right away where there are skill gaps.

3 Reasons Your L&D Tools Aren’t Fit For Today’s Workforce

Docebo

How qualified do you think your employees are for their roles? The findings paint a vivid picture of why learning and development tools are failing to hit the mark and the consequences of this. . And for those who do have access to learning opportunities, the return on investment is clear with 70% saying it has provided them with the skills needed to grow in their role. . Bad decisions happen when employees don’t know how to complete a task.

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What Is Important in Order to Create the Best eLearning Courses?

Your Training Edge

Before deciding on the design and delivery of any e-learning module, be sure to answer the question WHY do you need to create e-learning for your organization or institution. What do you hope that the learners will achieve through this e-learning module? How do you want them to get from where they are right now to where they want to be, in terms of performance? Identify these and the measures that should be taken to fill those gaps.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: 8, 9 & 10

Learning Visions

Obviously, thats not my focus so I took Micheles advice and tried to do something from Darens Get Your Blogging Groove Back series. I know, from having looked at my stats at the time and the comments that came in, that these posts seemed to generate some interest. Day 9: Declutter Your Sidebar Ive been doing this off and on throughout this challenge, and even before, so no surprise when this assignment came up. What do you think? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!