How to train productivity at work: Top experts reveal their employee productivity formula


We asked 37 productivity experts a simple question: can employee productivity be trained? But how exactly do you train people on productivity? However, the concept of productivity training is not new. But training on productivity, according to experts, can change that.

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Productivity

Learning Rebels

Time for a productivity smack down! Well, not exactly Christmas in the traditional “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Christmas, but that other Christmas…Productivity Christmas! I don’t know about you, but what really makes me giddy are the aisles of new notebooks, pens and pencils in fun colors, and STICKY NOTES! How is this productive? By allowing this we self-sabotage our productivity efforts. Productivity Smack Down Giveaway!


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When it comes to productivity, expert Stever Robbins says keep it old school


He’s a productivity expert and the creator of Get-it-Done Groups accountability groups as well as, as well as the author of ‘Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More’. Productivity in the workplace: can it be trained? Treating productivity like a team sport.

Boost Your Team Productivity With The Power of Five

Growth Engineering

This week, I share my favourite productivity tool with you, to help turbocharge your team’s performance. The internet is alive with productivity hacks! It’s all, ‘Top 10 ways to get more done’, ‘23 apps to be increase your productivity’, ‘100 ways to work as fast as the Flash’ It’s enough to distract anyone from actually being productive! Don’t worry, I’m not here to pull you away from your packed to-do list with another 1000 productivity tips.

How to Write a Script for a Video (With a Free Template!)

TechSmith Camtasia

Have you ever tried to write a script? The first thing you want to do before you create a video is write a script, even if it’s brief. And although writing a script can seem daunting, don’t worry. Writing a video script is a lifeline for anyone to be more confident and articulate when recording their video. The reality is, whether you’re writing a screenplay, tv shows, a movie, or a simple explainer video, a good script makes all the difference.

The Beginners Guide to Successful Video Pre Production

TechSmith Camtasia

It All Starts With Video Pre Production. Knowing the end now lets you figure out some critical information in your pre production planning: Where is the video going to end up? You may want to add extra elements that identify the product, company, or organization. You should write a script that will act as your captions for your video or if you don’t have a script, consider having your video transcribed. Get started by grabbing a pen and paper to doodle with.

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? I’m sure you have had the experience of having to remember a phone number for the minute or two it took you to find a pen and paper. Likely you recited the phone number in your head, or even out loud, until you could write it down. If someone asked you the next day to write down the phone number for them, could you do it?

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10 Reasons to Join The eLearning Guild

Web Courseworks

The eLearning Guild pens a newsletter called Learning Solutions Magazine , the industry’s oldest and most trusted source of practical information on enterprise-wide learning. Speaking at sessions or writing for the Learning Solutions Magazine for example, will increase your competitive advantage. Supplier and Product Directories. Managing eLearning Blog association DevLearn elearning elearning guild learning and development professional development

Top 10 onboarding kit ideas

Ed App

Supplying them with the latest smartphone or tablet can not only increase their productivity but also make them feel like they are highly valued in the company. Onboarding kit idea #6 – Pens and Notepad. Why Use Onboarding Kits?

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Video killed the radio star: So will LXP kill LMS?

Learning Pool

In fact analyst, Josh Bersin, who can be given credit for having identified LXP as a new product category, believes it owes its very existence to the fact that the LMS at the time represented an outdated paradigm. . Blog Learn & Connect

Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

That pondering took me back to all the blog posts by various bloggers that have most influenced my thought process and my posts in 2009. I guess this would have been a fitting post to write on the 31st or even yesterday. That is when I thought of penning this down for further analysis and to examine the pattern of influence. To quote: "Writing is as simple as falling off a log; writing well is as challenging as the 10-meter diving platform."

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She also facilitates ATD ACLP certification courses and writes one of the Top 100 blogs on neuroscience. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

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Client Appreciation

Solo Learning

In a world of globalization, the same product or service is available from any number of different vendors. Nonetheless, intrinsic value is attributed to someone taking the time to sit down and actually write a letter. Writing a brief, but gracious, letter only takes an average of 1 to 2 minutes. Pens, highlighters, jotters, or notebooks are the best options because your clients can use them; and, besides practicality, branded gifts become marketing for your company as well.

The Why’s and How’s of Social Learning in the Workplace

SHIFT eLearning

You follow your favorite blogs to learn new ways of writing and how the masters play with the language. We read self-development write-ups to learn how the achievers in our society begin their day, keep away distractions at work, and remain consistently productive. Luckily, experts have penned tons of material on Social Learning, and we have cherry-picked 10 of the best resources on the Web to help you find your way through the sea of information out there.

Yesterday’s Procrastination – Today’s Waste of Time

Edmego Learning

Good Old Fashioned Pen and Paper. Stop for a minute and write down three items that consistently distract you. For me it is noise ,especially when I am writing blog posts like this one. When I feel projects piling up I actually get out my scratch pad and write down what I need to accomplish in the day. The facts are that we have to take control of our feelings and create an environment that discourages procrastinating and encourages productivity.

7 Holiday gifts your employees will love this season


They are also usually subpar quality products that nobody is really excited about receiving. Their RESOLUTION line is just what they need for writing down their New Year’s resolutions — or for writing down their notes down in style at the next company meeting. A Fischer space pen ($16.81). A pen is another staple corporate gift. We’re speaking of course for the Fisher Space Pen.


Ways to be an Effective Student

Your Training Edge

Here in this blog, we going to discuss some ideas and tips that will help you out to be an effective student and all your hard work will turn into smart work. It’s difficult to read handouts again and again when you start reading your handouts make sure to have a pen or a highlighter with you. James Johan is a professional writer and has many years of experience in the field of content writing especially in dissertation writing.

Top 10 Effective Time Management Tactics

Your Training Edge

You can either use a paper and pen or an online calendar. Figure out your most productive time and then schedule your tasks. It takes a lot of time to do academic work, i.e., to research, take notes, write reports, and complete assignments. Author: Now an official college survivor , Pamela Nguyen is passionate about social media, marketing, social justice, and blogging.

Video killed the radio star: So will LXP kill LMS?

Learning Pool

In fact analyst, Josh Bersin, who can be given credit for having identified LXP as a new product category, believes it owes its very existence to the fact that the LMS at the time represented an outdated paradigm. . The invention of writing, according to Plato, caused Socrates to warn that it would ‘implant forgetfulness’ in the souls of men. It was assumed in its early days that the internet would kill newspapers, books, radio, television, writing, thinking, breathing, etc.

How to avoid death by PowerPoint

Clear Lessons

Jobs built anticipation by asking his audience to think about three revolutionary products: the iPod, the phone and a breakthrough internet device. He asked them to imagine how things might be if these weren’t three separate products, but one. Duarte writes: “Jobs ends his presentation having enthusiastically moved his audience from what is to what could be.” This blog has been inspired by the Institute of Leadership and Management’s five dimensions of leadership.

Freinet and social media

Learning with 'e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use. Learners should be encouraged to learn through making products and providing services. What would happen if students were encouraged to create services and products and then sell them?

How to Find a Profitable Course Topic


Also, it helps to take a pen and a paper and start writing all of this down. At the end of these tasks you should create a list of a few ideas looking like this more or less: Creating an excel list, delivering presentations, dealing with depression, writing a good CV, baking brownies, losing weight, changing careers etc. Photography: Image Editing, Digital Photography, Colour Grading, Videography, Video Production, Filmmaking etc. Blog post discussions.

4 Traditional PC Features Mobile is NOT About

mLearning Revolution

I hope you are doing well and thanks for staying tuned in to my writing. Here’s one in particular that is very telling: [the] Surface RT tablet recently led to a write-down totaling $900 million. That number turned out to be greater than the amount of revenue earned on the entire Surface product line. via Surface Revenue Falls Below Microsoft’s $900 Million Write-Down (MSFT) | Benzinga. Pen Support.

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David Rose: Enchanted Objects -- Opening Keynote #ATDTK

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening keynote at ATD TechKnowledge 2016, happening this week in Las Vegas. Anoto pen/Livescribe – in the form factor of a pen, a microphone to record the conversation/lecture, time-stamps everything you write – you tap your notes at a particular spot and it will play the audio recording from that point on. They’ve trained the system to recognize brands, products, locations.

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How to Create an Online Course (in 2020)


How to write a course? There is no one way to write a course. For example, some instructors invest a lot of money in video production. The good idea is to reuse your blog’s content. – Writing. Writing Goals and Objectives. Do you write a blog?

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2014 Reflection and Resolutions


Write more. Write more – I like to write. In fact, I have hundreds of articles, blog posts and short stories that I’ve started. The problem I see in myself is a combination similar to reading where I get distracted easily, but also that I don’t have good writing structure. I really have to consciously think and plan how something is going to ‘read’ before I write. I know a lot of people who write exceptionally well and seemingly effortlessly.

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10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

Both the good, bad, and ugly, like the shipping issues or the amazing customer product reviews. To get the ball rolling, simply write down the scenario you'd like to address, transform it into a case study format and let your employees reflect on the outcome of the scenario. in a meeting or special training session), or simply use an internal blog/discussion board for employees to comment. Optional Accessories Paper + Pens: Markers, Pens, Papers.

Need YouTube Video Ideas? Where You Need to Look for Inspiration

TechSmith Camtasia

Whether you’re making corporate training , educational videos, or videos to sell and promote a product or business, video creators all have the goal of producing relevant, engaging content for their audiences. Another piece of advice I can offer here is to write down and organize these ideas immediately as they come to mind. I often find the moment the inspiration comes from a topic idea I must write it down or it’s easy to forget.

What Is a Learning Ecosystem?

Convergence Training

Download our FREE Guide to Writing Learning Objectives. And think of organizations–what can they do to avoid being squeezed out of the market by more efficient, productive, and innovative competitors or simply being disrupted in the way that Netflix disrupted Blockbuster and organizations like Lyft and Air B’n’B are disrupting the taxi and hotel industries? This can be as modest as pens, pencils, paper, whiteboards, and chalkboards.


How to Build a Mobile-Ready Training Program for Pharmaceutical Industry


It is the result of well-designed training programs that employees working in the pharmaceutical industry have knowledge of all the products and we get medicines that fit our needs. In this blog, we will take a look at how pharmaceutical companies can make mobile-ready training programs for their employees. Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) is the main regulatory standard enforced by the FDA to ensure that the drug product is safe for human consumption.

How to Create Rollovers, Pop-ups and Branching for Lectora e.


Products. Live Product Demonstrations. Blog. Product User Guides. Tip: As Diane says, the key to branching is not the authoring tool; it’s your brain and a pen. Learn more tips and tricks by subscribing to the Everything for e-Learning Blog , or visiting Lectora University. Christie Wroten graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelors degree in English and Writing. Back to Blog Home. Be the First to Know with the Lectora Blog.

5 Tips You Can Use Right Now to Improve the Feedback Loop

TechSmith Camtasia

How involved they are will probably depend on where the content will be published, the format (video, blog post, web page, etc.), In order to produce the best final product, it’s crucial that you receive honest feedback. Providing feedback for videos is an especially daunting task, which for most people involves noting time stamps, and describing what they’d like to see altered by writing lengthy descriptions. Ah, feedback.

Back Again + Captivate 8 Review (Summary: WOW!)

mLearning Trends

First off, my apologies to all subscribers for being absent for so long in posting anything new to this blog. While my time and focus have never veered away from all things enterprise mobile learning centric, the time to write my thoughts down and share them with subscribers has been in short supply. I guess they have finally found a way to get me to shut up and get onboard by actively endorsing their new product and approach.

New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

eLearning 24-7

Of course it can still look lame – the course that is – but that isn’t because of the product, rather umm (well you know who). 19 Zenler Studio - I liked this product last year (2012) and I still find it quite favorable. Features include: Community dashboards and developer blogs. AICC, SCORM and PENS support. FT- Another product I liked in 2012 and still like in 2013. QA testing and review built into the product. This product does it.

Cool daydreaming

Learning with 'e's

I also have several musical instruments to hand and plenty of sketching and writing materials. It is in the daydreaming that ideas emerge - some difficult to capture without pen and paper, others more akin to ephemeral thoughts that need to be crystallised and elaborated through a blog post or perhaps an audio or video recording. Image created by Steve Wheeler (spot the skull) We all have our favourite places.


Instructional designers’ toolkit for a zero-budget training project


Its extension Hightail Spaces appeared in 2015 and is designed to help creative professionals get from conception of an idea to its delivery as a finished product. Epic Pen is an easy to use screen marker and digital whiteboard tool for Windows that enables instructors to highlight their mouse, write, draw, or take a screen capture of any software they are using. The post Instructional designers’ toolkit for a zero-budget training project appeared first on MATRIX Blog.

Emerging Technologies for Online Learning 2015 Presenter Profile – Dr. Ulanda Forbess

TechSmith Camtasia

Gone are the days of the ‘red ink pen’. That style of feedback is not engaging or productive. I teach a technical writing course, and have changed the curriculum to include writing for social media. Because one of my former students came back to me after graduation asking for help on how to build a company blog. Technology adds spice to a subject where most students struggle – writing!