CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS: Score Big with Town Hall Meetings

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The podium, microphone, and projector screen are tested and ready.  At 9 o’clock he steps up to the podium, says good morning and begins reading the first slide. By Phil Hanyok, COTP. Every quarter, employees gather in the cafeteria for town hall meetings. The tables are removed, and seats are placed in neat rows.

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The Lectora User’s Conference and my First Big Presentation - Part 9: The Big Moment

The Learning Dispatch

The podium is off to the right side of the picture—but it helps set the stage, so to speak. By Mary Word Lights in my eyes. Don’t say UM. Can they hear me OK? Is the sound on the computer working like it did in the equipment check? Stop worrying and start talking. You’re on.

The Lectora User’s Conference and my First Big Presentation - Part 8: LA is one great big freeway…

The Learning Dispatch

cue: ¯ Hoorah for Hollywood …) I kept that Beverly Hilton water bottle from my speaker podium and the slim, elegant red pen with the BEVERLY HILTON in white logo letters. By Mary Word So did I tell you the conference was in Los Angeles?

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS: Score Big with Town Hall Meetings

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The podium, microphone, and projector screen are tested and ready.  At 9 o’clock he steps up to the podium, says good morning and begins reading the first slide. By Phil Hanyok, COTP. Every quarter, employees gather in the cafeteria for town hall meetings. The tables are removed, and seats are placed in neat rows.

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Writing & Grammar: More Commas

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The doctor standing by the podium  Dr. Jasper Caspar  is a specialist in joint repair. by Jennie Ruby  Answers to  last week's challenge on commas  are brought to you by  Joanne Chantelau Hofmeister. Other respondents with all answers correct were  Roslyn G. Hager, Anne Goldenberger, Douglas Daniel Blackley , and  Vera Sytch. And, yes, number 4 was correct as written, meaning that technically the instructions should have mentioned that.

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Get those Avatars Moving!

Kapp Notes

For example, tell the learners that the people who think the answer is A, go to the front right corner in the front of the room by the chalk board, those who think the answer is B, go to the left front of the room by the podium.

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Video: The Change Principle

ATD Learning Technologies

The camera starts with a wide shot of the official talking behind the podium. Cut back to the podium before moving to a close-up shot of a camera operator adjusting the focus ring on his camera. Cut back to the podium. We’ve all sat through boring training videos.

Guest Blogger, Mark Sheppard: Not Attending ATD ICE? The Backchannel Saves the Day

Learning Rebels

But now I turn over the podium to Mark Sheppard Training Coordinator, Northern Lights Canada . ATD International Conference and Expo! In Orlando! In just 6 days! I’ll be there! Oh, shucks – you won’t be? I’m truly sorry to have missed you. Cue sad face).

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The Basics of eLearning Themes

eLearning Brothers

A few of the words I came up with are: dog, leash-free, fire hydrant, truck/car, window seat, bones, walks, trees, gate made out of bones, Saint Peter is a Saint Bernard, Podium at gate is made from a bone (or other object), Holes under the gate is the way to get in?,

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Writing & Grammar: Parallelism

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The doctor standing by the podium,  Dr. Jasper Caspar,  is a specialist in joint repair. by Jennie Ruby    Use parallel grammatical structures for parallel concepts. That is the grammatical rule called parallelism.   If you are going to use two verbs with one subject, for example, the two verbs have to be parallel in structure. Not parallel : Ben had both  to attend  the ceremony and  was going  to the rehearsal.

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MOOCs won’t make education much cheaper. It will make education much better!

Coffee and Design

If the lecture is anything other than an instructor standing behind a podium, then that is a foot forward.

Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

This finding will probably come as a surprise: Learners engaged more with informal video lectures delivered by an instructor seated behind a desk than with videos produced in a multimillion dollar studio and featuring an instructor standing behind a podium.

The Top Soft Skills You Need to Teach Your Employees Now


LinkedIn recently published a list of the most in-demand soft skills, with leadership, communication, collaboration, and time management on the podium. Soft skills rarely get the attention they deserve, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not valuable in the workplace.

ThoughtWorks: Day 1--Induction with a difference.

ID Reflections

The area around the podium is lit. The ThoughtWorks University sessions started yesterday. An induction with a difference (many differences), it was a refreshing experience for a "veteran" like me.

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How to Train Faculty to Create Quality Online Courses

Visual Lounge

Instead of recording hour-long lectures at the podium, encourage faculty to create shorter video lessons (around 10 minutes each, or less, according to a study from MIT and University of Rochester ) for quality online courses.

Future of Education 2020 Summit

Jay Cross

At a Stanford education conference this morning, speakers made presentation after presentation without once involving the audience, not even asking for questions. For the first couple of hours there was zero audience participation.

Learning must occur in an ecosystem where each individual can both learn and teach

Learning Wire

Traditional formal learning environments have long placed an expert on a podium, who in turn tend to consider learners as sponges needing to absorb his/her expertise.

7 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement in the Digital Era

CLO Magazine

While conventional team meetings can’t be avoided for important and time-sensitive topics, they can still be creative and productive: Share the podium so it’s not a one-way conversation. Digital transformation is an urgent imperative.

Mobile Learning: No iPhone required

Bottom-Line Performance

One of the most interesting sessions was given by Dr. Cesar Bandera of Cell Podium. As Lisa previously posted, several of us went to the annual SALT conference at the beginning of March. Some of the sessions I was most interested in were the ones on mobile learning. I haven’t ever used my cell to actually learn anything and was interested to see what others in the field were doing in the area.

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The Disconnect As I See It – #LT10UK

Upside Learning

What he says further is even more interesting: “… no vendors would be a fine policy if no conference speaker ever pitched their book, blog or consultancy from the podium”. Learning Technologies 2010 was a great learning experience.

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Blending Online and Classroom Instruction: At the Same Time

Kapp Notes

Notice the small web cam on the podium. Last night, Scott came to my class to talk about "Polished Presentations" usually he drives up to Bloomsburg for the presentation but last night, due to a mix up on my part, he was unable to make the 120 mile trip.


E-Learning Acupuncture

Watching an animated visual landscape unfold during the 10 minute talk instead of a ‘talking-head’ at a podium has far more attention grabbing power. Have you ever tried to watch a 10 minute talking head video online? It’s boring.

Love your students and they will love you back

E-Learning Acupuncture

Then Michael takes the podium and at the end of his acceptance speech, he shares with the audience a mantra that he says to himself every time he talks in front of a group of people: “Love your students and they will love you back.”

Resources from my presentation at Innovations in e-learning Symposium

Kapp Notes

candidates both get a chance at the podium, good mix of professionals in our field. Once again, hats of to Chris St. John and the group for a wonderful conference at George Mason University.

For Banks: How to Get Your Employees to Recommend Your Fin-Tech


And then I got up to the podium. When I was in university, I was asked to give a speech at an awards banquet. Once I got over the initial panic, I buckled down. I did my research. Prepared my points. I knew exactly what I wanted to say.

Keeping Video Learners Engaged

ATD Learning Technologies

While the person behind the podium speaks, the camera will cut after about five seconds to a journalist writing in her notebook for five seconds and then cut back to the speaker.

Competition Human Fuel for High Performance

Training Industry

I feel like I have a great shot to get on the podium again.” But he used that need to push the Olympic star, and push him hard, to propel himself on to the podium. It was one of those truly remarkable 2016 Olympic moments in Rio. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Olympic gold medalist, sprinted across the finish line first in the 200m semi-final, with Canada’s Andre DeGrasse right at his side. Finish times in the heat: Bolt, 19.78 seconds; DeGrasse, 19.80. Two one-hundredths of a second.

20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips

eLearning Brothers

Look, I do not have the greatest vision / eyesight, so I tend to key on ensuring I have a paper copy of my material in hand or a PD tablet to fall back unless I have the laptop on a podium or tablet in front of me and I am controlling the prompts (and not constantly twisting / turning around).

e-learning It’s a sprint, not a marathon!

Spicy Learning

Try it out on your next course, and see if you can take your learners on a fast track to the podium! Olympic fever is truly taking over.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.

Experiencing Flipped Classrooms: Using Camtasia Relay to Enhance Learning Experience at Morehouse School of Medicine

Visual Lounge

Guest post by the Instructional Technology team at the Morehouse School of Medicine. The pedagogical concept of flipped classrooms has attracted intense attention among higher education professors.

A day with a knight

Learning with e's

And finally, Sir John Daniel walked to the podium and outlined the details of VUSSC. I spent some time chatting with Sir John Daniel yesterday at the UNESCO sponsored workshop on Open Educational resources.

knowledge and Learning In The News - 8/7/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Podiums, drum kits, and removing barriers to communication -Aug 6, 2006 - Presentation Zen. Most songs are vocally driven. Yes, it is physically possible to sing from behind the drums. But they [audience] want to see you. When you're behind a drum kit, it is very difficult to connect to people. That is why I am out in front." â€" Phil Collins. What Is a Case? Training Media Review.

My elements of style

Jay Cross

They didn’t have a curtain but that better conveys what was going on than my telling you I was whisked up to a veneer portable podium. Caveat lector. As my research shifts focus from informal learning to well-being, I’m gaining new readers. Welcome! Let explain where my blog is coming from.

Bricks & Clicks

Big Dog, Little Dog

Beyond the Podium (2001) pp. Investors who bought the bubble-era hype about "anywhere, anytime" learning that it would quickly put an end to education as we know it lost tens of millions in the dot-com crash.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


I can’t thank these organizations enough for their encouragement and for giving me the privilege to stand at the podium. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W. ALLEN (CEO and Chairman, Allen Interactions Inc.). Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Up a Mini-Studio

The E-Learning Curve

Also, you will need to provide a table, podium or a desk for the speaker’s notes or laptop computer. As this is the penultimate post in this series about Podcasting for E-Learning , I’ve linked to two learning organizations with a well-deserved reputation for producing quality podcasts at the end of this post, but before you rush to find out more about SyberWorks’ and Xyleme’s podcasts, read on… If you’re serious about podcasting, consider investing in a mini-studio.

The Immersion and Analysis Continuum in Simple to Complex Environments

Big Dog, Little Dog

Allison Rossett & Kendra Sheldon defined Analysis as “the study we do in order to figure things out&# ( Beyond the Podium: Delivering Training and Performance to a Digital World ).