Business Writing: Jargon Phrases to Avoid

Your Training Edge

I’m talking about business writing because business doesn’t only involve gentlemen working in the same companies. Although they do sound trendy and awesome, but nonetheless, they’re all just vague. It’s one of the most popular phrases used in business writing.

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.

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The Importance of Script Writing in Video Presentations

eLearning Brothers

While some screenwriters can wax eloquent in their work, most screenplays end up sounding more like this: REVERSE SHOT ON THE BACKS OF GERALD AND SCARLETT. Diagrams can also help when outlining (see previous blog for more information about outlining). It’s not fair, really.

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! How is this productive? By allowing this we self-sabotage our productivity efforts.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

wanting a better product within a year or. important product demonstration. expert discussing the product, offering insights. related products. the chance to write their answer in a text box. sound complex and potentially costly but. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience

Association eLearning

The beauty of copywriting is that it’s written in such a way as to speak to almost any level reader, taking complex products, services, features and benefits, and breaking them down in such a manner they become understandable to everyone. How might that help you in writing your content?

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4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

A product demonstration video illustrates how your product works by showing it in action. Demo videos are a compelling way to communicate your product’s value to prospective customers. Here’s how you can create a product demo video in four easy steps.

Creating Great Forms, Lip-Synching for Animation, and Writing Attention-Grabbing Intros: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The title was “Expanding ROI in Training Programs Using Scriven, Kirkpatrick, and Brinkerhoff,” which sounds pretty academic. One of my discoveries was Jane Bozarth , who writes a monthly column called “Nuts and Bolts” in Learning Solutions Magazine. Blog this!

It’s never too late to show your product some love


A few tips to launch or improve any product. You start building a product. Product, energy, money… will it all go down in flames? It doesn’t sound like a pleasant situation now, does it? I’ll try to be objective though, for the sake of a civil and ladylike blog post.

Marisa Murgatroyd Teaches How to Build a Mission Focused Experience Product Instead of a Low Engagement Information Product


Marisa Murgatroyd teaches how to build a mission focused experience product instead of a low engagement information product in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. You can find The Experience Product Masterclass at

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.

6 Ways to Write Consistent Content for your eLearning Courses


It’s no surprise that eLearning developers are required to have excellent writing skills. Current eLearning programs are often blamed for fluffy writing. It seems like writing for eLearning should be taught as a short tutorial to eLearning development teams.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Jott This Blog I havent had so much time lately to blog, as this project Im working on has been quite grueling. I find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. Practice safe blogging while driving!

How to write an award-winning submission

Good To Great

Good To Great In pursuit of excellence: my view on the world of learning and training Skip to content Home A bit about me ← Lessons from Jamie’s Dream School A panel podcast on compliance training → How to write an award-winning submission Posted on March 8, 2011 by Stephanie Dedhar | Leave a comment Last week’s Oscars may have marked the end of the film and music awards season, but in the world of e-learning there’s a definite buzz in the air.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production

The E-Learning Curve

Having outlined the conceptual terrain of podcasting, it's time to look at the nuts and bolts of podcast production. DAT ) or PC Hard Drive Playback Playback Device PC Laptop PDA Cell Phone Portable Media Player Speakers Headphones And this is the audio production process (see Figure 1).

Tips for Making Your Freelance Job More Productive

Your Training Edge

Being a freelancer might sound like a great way to make a living. Apart from issues like lack of clients or unreliable income, a lot of freelancers have problems staying productive at all times. There’s really no big secret you should know in order to increase your productivity.

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E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

eLearning 24-7

I was planning on writing about emerging technology and virtual worlds. However, with ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2011, starting next week, I’m going to hold off until after TK11, to write on virtual worlds. What I like about conferences is the ability to see the latest products and hear the pitches from the vendors. Regardless, you need to have your product out and showing. their own sales folks) and type of product they are pitching. TK 11 Products.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. So waging a war against the term “gamification” will, ultimately, not be productive.

Screencasting: From Script to Screen

TechSmith Camtasia

Write your script. Of course, the idea that you have while writing the script may change when you actually start recording – that’s okay. Check to make sure there aren’t any extra clips, sound bits, or callouts lingering in other tracks before you produce and share your video.

Just disinfect

Learning with e's

Recently I''ve been receiving a lot of requests to publish blog posts from freelance writers. The ''guest posts'' weren''t written very well at all, looked rather formulaic, and as I suspected, many of them were trying to plug some kind of product or service. blogging learning writing

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Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Sitting in the car and waiting in line is not very productive. That’s a lot of money and lost productivity. Tom, Great points - I would like to add a couple more - in hopes that you may address these with your upcoming blog. When people have to go through a serial training process regardless of their level of expertise, two problems arise - you lose productivity and learners become totally disengaged in the learning process.

Reflections on Adobe eLearning Conference 2017

Adobe Captivate

I’m someone with one foot in online learning space and the other firmly planted in technical writing. I enjoyed some wonderful presentations about mobile elearning, principles of sound elearning design, how to use videos properly in elarning, how to design a great learning system in this “attention economy,” etc. Director of Products at Adobe) was very thought-provoking as well. Blog adobe eLearning conference documentation eLearning google writing

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

The Learning Circuits

Week One Recap The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. She was also “offended” that during the tour I offered a whitepaper for anyone who wanted to leave a comment on every blog entry. So waging a war against the term “gamification” will, ultimately, not be productive. Or, only write books which tap into intrinsic motivation.

Video Best Practices

TechSmith Camtasia

Consider writing a script tailored to that audience. And don’t forget about the sound. Sound is crucial to the success of your video, so invest in a good microphone. Then produce or export your videos so you can post them to your company website, blog, or YouTube channel.

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How to Set Your eLearning Freelancing Rate


Carol Tice of Make a Living Writing advocates that “freelancers aim to make $100 an hour in order to build a sustainable business.”. Sound like a crazy number? Blog ProductivityReady to trade in your cubicle for the freedom of freelancing? Not so fast!

7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. On the other hand, a demanding customer can negatively impact the elearning course by making demands that don’t fit sound instructional design. I was inexperienced at the time and catered to our customer’s every demand and ended up with a subpar product. If you’re committed to a quality product and helping people, you’ll get through your work (and life) with much more joy and purpose. Search the Blog.

Whiteboard Animations in e-Learning: It’s short and sweet!


The familiar image of the teacher’s hand writing or drawing on the whiteboard finds instant connect with learners of all ages. Background music: Music and sound effects are powerful tools to jazz up the video and create greater impact.

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8 Video Tips to enhance your e-learning courses


You might have mastered writing e-learning material, but video is an art in itself. And these are just the beginning  after the capture there comes color correction, sound mixing, editing, subtitling and general post production. Proceed to write any narrative or dialog.

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Basic Instructional Design Process for Non-Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

Over the years as technology has developed, especially in the production realm, it’s become more and more difficult to adequately bring volunteers up to speed. This list will hopefully be pretty long, so you’re mostly focusing on writing up clear checklists of procedures.

Adding Recorded Voice to a Captivate Project

Adobe Captivate

This is the focus of this blog post. I will cover text-to-speech voice-over in my next blog post. The client review may change some components of the eLearning so, final voice addition should be the last step in the production process. Write a script. Write a script.

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's How to Save Time & Money Building Your Next E-Learning Course - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. I start by automating as much of the production process as I can and freeing up my more expensive Flash developers to work on projects that best utilize their skills. This hybrid approach allows you to build the pieces you need and still leverage the benefits of quicker production using the rapid elearning software. I recall a conversation I had with the manager of a production facility. Should we get together and develop some product?

Using Interviews to Build Your Online Course Business


Interviewing experts in your online course subject is a great way to gain a following, and sell more products. Are you looking for a way to market your online course business but don’t want to write article after article? If this sounds interesting then continue reading!

All aboard the eLearning train: Onboarding with eFrontPro


Whichever term you use for it, onboarding is quite simple in its essence: it’ all about helping new hires integrate smoothly within your company , and have them be productive in their new role as soon as possible. Writing your content.