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. This phrase is popular in a specific kind of business writing – resumes. All in all, make yourself clear when writing for business. But you’re forgetting one thing: everything changes in writing.

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). What have you found useful in writing scripts? This blog is the second in a series documenting the production process of a company video for eLearning Brothers. It’s not fair, really.

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

TalentLMS

We asked 37 productivity experts a simple question: can employee productivity be trained? But how exactly do you train people on productivity? As everybody seems to be talking about workplace productivity these days, we wanted to explore how experts in the matter believe it can be trained. 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! Probably not the most productive use of my day, especially considering I’m in the middle of trying to finish a book (sorry Justin, if you’re reading this…), that I have workshops to write, blogs to post and I’m behind in my newsletter.

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.

9 Simple Hacks to Write Better Knowledge Base Articles

TechSmith Camtasia

A knowledge base is a set of organized information about your product or service that a reader can go through to learn about said product or service or how to solve related problems. Your goal should be to help users find answers to the questions they have about your product or service.

How to write scripts for webinars, videos and eLearning

BrightCarbon

This blog article could also be called ‘confessions of a voice-over artist.’ So here are my top tips for writing a good script for webinars and videos. Writing scripts: Keep it simple, keep it snappy. Listen to how it sounds read aloud: [link]. Writing scripts: Use punctuation. Even better, re-write that whole sentence, but more about that in the next section… Lists: If you’re anything like me, you love a good cup of tea. Writing scripts: Be direct.

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. Product demos are one of the four most common types of video , so knowing how to create this type of instructional video is a relevant skill to learn. Here’s how you can create a product demo video in four easy steps. Show how the product works.

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. Submitted by Sharon Boller, President and Chief Product Officer. In animation, phonemes are used to form the shape of a character’s mouth to form a certain sound.

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. The title was “Expanding ROI in Training Programs Using Scriven, Kirkpatrick, and Brinkerhoff,” which sounds pretty academic.

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

TalentLMS

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? Every product has to be meaningful and serve some purpose, otherwise people won’t use it. In reality, the product roadmap is a very useful tool that aims to describe the growth process of your product and to align the team, including the stakeholders.

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. Are there sound issues, like a noisy HVAC system?

How to Deliver Group Coaching To Pull Your Product Out of Your Audience Instead of Pushing Product on Them with StartupBros Entrepreneur Will Mitchell

LifterLMS

Learn how to deliver group coaching to pull your product out of your audience instead of pushing product on them with StartupBros entrepreneur Will Mitchell in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Many online course creators build their product before they build out their audience. Another great way to decide what product you should develop is to ask people, “Which of these three products would you like to see first?”

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

LifterLMS

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. Offering one-on-one coaching or one-to-few coaching with a handful of people before you start developing a program can help you understand more about the nuances of what people are looking for from a product in your space. And as a product creator, it kind of broke my heart.

6 Ways to Write Consistent Content for your eLearning Courses

eFront

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. The main challenge as a writer in eLearning courses is to write consistent content. Consistent content naturally must contain consistent writing, which in turn comes through regular practice.

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.

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. In this part of the series, I won't delve too deeply into script-writing: I'll return to that subject in a later series of blog posts, but if you have a look at my series of articles on instructional design to understand my orientation on theoretical and pedagogical approaches to this activity.

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.

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. I am calling this blog entry in on my cellphone as I drive. Ill simply have to cut and paste it into my blog tool, reformat it, and do some heavy editing. And then, presto magic, I have a new blog post.

The Best Script Writing Strategy When You’re Just Getting Started With Andy Owen and Justin Simon

TechSmith Camtasia

Are you a video creator stuck with your script writing process? When you’re just getting started, it can take time to develop a video script writing strategy. Script writing is an essential part of video production. Why you should write how you speak.

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.

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. Taking breaks is necessary because a temporary shift of focus can help you change your perspective and be more productive and imaginative.

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The Best Script Writing Strategy When You’re Just Getting Started With Andy Owen and Justin Simon

TechSmith Camtasia

Are you a video creator stuck with your script writing process? When you’re just getting started, it can take time to develop a video script writing strategy. Script writing is an essential part of video production. Why you should write how you speak.

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.

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.

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

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. There are multiple parts that need to come together in the right way in order for you to produce a finished, polished product.

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.

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.

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. Whether you simply edit out your “umms and aahs”, or add transitions, sound effects, and images, the editing and production processes are your opportunity to make your video look and feel exactly how you want it to. The post Video Best Practices appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

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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. Some of the more subtle ones merely eulogised over the product or service without endorsing or naming it. When they spot one, the office lights flash on and off and the warning klaxon sounds. I need to disinfect.

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Beginner’s Guide to Pinterest Video Accessibility

3Play Media

Whether you’re a fitness brand wanting to share workout clips or an eCommerce brand hoping to showcase product tutorials, Pinterest is a great place to do so. However, with Pinterest video, businesses can uniquely showcase branded content and product offerings. Write Video Descriptions.

How to Set Your eLearning Freelancing Rate

Trivantis

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? It’s important to sell the value of your work and the quality of the product they will be receiving, not just how long it took you to create it. Blog ProductivityReady to trade in your cubicle for the freedom of freelancing? Not so fast! First you need to figure out your budget.

'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?

When learning experience design goes wrong

Learning Pool

If the user of a product we have designed can get it, understand it quickly and use it to accomplish the task for which she selected that product to her own satisfaction, then our job is done. The consequences of this fact for learning experience design – learning experience design that really works to produce sound learning – are profound. Blog Learn & Connect

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

G-Cube

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. For products that are being built, whiteboard animations can be utilized to create impactful demos. When real pictures are difficult to get, illustrations or drawings can suitably represent the products to the learners through animation.

8 Video Tips to enhance your e-learning courses

eFront

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. If the list of equipment and production tasks in the first tip didn’t put you off, or if you have previous experience in the field, it might be perfectly possible to do it yourself. Proceed to write any narrative or dialog.

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If an LMS writes a press release in the woods, does anyone but the edupunk read it?

Janet Clarey

I’m just getting up-to-speed on edupunk (it’s been morphing in my aggregator 10 days or so it’s like ANCIENT now) and thought I’d share my thoughts here because frankly, when I read Groom’s post about the same “vultures of capital&# (LMS vendors) I’m writing about, I felt like a nasty old boil on the butt of an edupunk. It’s neither a product or a process, but a way of approaching things, of which products are only one of the results.

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. Most of the roles in the production side are “volunteer” versions of professional jobs and while people espouse the love of volunteering, they also expect professional results. 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. Which opens the following Adobe Sound Gallery. To complete the background sound, set the attributes in the “Background Audio” window: Select Loop Audio and Stop audio at end of project. Write a script. Write a script.

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