The Art of Business Writing

Your Training Edge

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of business writing? On a daily basis, you might text a client, write an advertisement, or write an online post for your website or blog. When you’re writing, choosing the right words, message, and tone can be difficult. These tips will help you refine your writing style and convey the proper message with your words. Are you writing to one specific person? Write a compelling call to action.

Substantial Writing for Training: Secrets to Great Learning Content

Your Training Edge

No matter what you’re doing, you’ll need written materials to complement that writing. The first thing you need to know as you’re writing training materials is, what’s the end goal? Write to the Audience Directly. It makes more sense too, as you’ll be writing more specialised materials, so you’ll probably know exactly who you’re talking to. Keep Your Writing to the Point. The tone in which you write is important.

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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. 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. With that, you need to elaborate your statements when for writing for business.

A Productive Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. They write: To make this shift from a culture of learning participation to a productive learning culture, L&D functions must manage three key components.

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. Product Marketing Manager About gomo gomolearning.com @gomolearning

How to Increase Your Employees’ Productivity

Your Training Edge

Contrary to how this may seem, this machine-like routine is far from beneficial for our productivity, as it in fact has a detrimental effect on our focus, motivation, and ability to solve problems efficiently. Since it seems that clocking more hours doesn’t promise an increase in productivity, you might as well focus on the aspects of your business that will actually make a difference for your employees.

Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

The idea that massive open online courses (MOOCs) can greatly enhance learner engagement and retention in corporate training settings has been a recurrent theme on this blog. (If onscreen tutorials demonstrating how to use a piece of software), and Khan Academy–style videos in which instructors talk while writing and drawing on a tablet device. Invest post-production time to splice together different content types and edit out pauses and other things that slow the video down.

How to Outline a Video Production Plan

eLearning Brothers

Writing a book, a screenplay, or even a sports play requires a sort of outline. Thanks to my video production plan, I am now aware of some issues I’m going to have with the “choose your own adventure” format. I wouldn’t have thought of that if I had not outlined my production. This blog is the first in a series documenting the production process in producing a company video for eLearning Brothers.

How to Write Helpful Help Content with Michele Wiedemer

TechSmith Camtasia

You don’t have to be a technical writer to create content that helps people use your product. Providing this content is an essential ingredient for ensuring the success of your product with your customers. Customer education is helping an end-user be successful with your product.

Writing & Grammar: What Should Editors Change?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Second, an excellent question was raised on the blog : how much re-writing can be allowed on something like this before the meaning is changed?When If you are editing someone else's writing, your level of authority differs with the situation. If the material is in its final production stages and the deadline is tomorrow, you will minimize your editorial changes regardless of your authority level. Writing & Grammarby Jennie Ruby.

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

When every organization or product you are considering follows the same guidelines, answers the same questions and provides the same materials, it is easier for you to compare them and determine which best suits your eLearning program goals. Reach agreement by requiring each department that wants to use the LMS to write up “Use Cases.” Click below and access an outline to begin your RFP process: The post How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors appeared first on Web Courseworks.

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Marketing Never Ends – How Does Product Education Help?

Talented Learning

Blog posts, paid advertising, white papers, hero videos, webinars, social media, specialized landing pages – the choices are endless. Truth is, most of these new users will take one first look at your product. You just invested all sorts of time and money in marketing campaigns to get people in the door, only for them to question your product’s value and walk away. Product Education. How to Bootstrap Product Education. I wrote our product documents.

Writing Daily Reports as a First Step to Strong Team Building

Your Training Edge

This is writing daily reports. It takes some time to write a sufficient report. Progress reports help to manage productivity rates, build the understanding of who pays more effort to get the results, and whose efficiency is at zero level. How to write a progress report. To write an effective progress report, you need to understand to which aspects you should pay attention and how exactly to compel your research.

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.

Best Customer Education Blogs: 25 Must-Reads for Learning Professionals

Talented Learning

Which blogs offer the best advice about customer education practices, strategies and technologies? And that’s where our quest to find the best blog content begins. For example, as an independent extended enterprise learning analyst, I’ve been writing for nearly 5 years about the explosive growth in customer training and the learning innovators who are defining this space. 25 Must-Read Customer Education Blogs. By Eoghan Quigley , Product Marketing Manager.

2019 Blog Review: 13 Years

Experiencing eLearning

2019 was a big year for my blog. This year, I focused on writing new posts plus updating some older content. I started this blog in 2006 as a free wordpress.com blog. I was using my blog primarily as a tool for my own reflection and learning. This is post #1,115 on my blog. I’m currently writing a brand new post every other week (as I had been for the past few years). According to my time tracking, I spent about 132 hours on my blog in 2019.

Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

The other is to look at other’s experiences, and there are many who’ve documented their game design experiences in various blogs. Philomath Games – A constantly updated blog that includes posts that discuss a variety of game design and development issues. Game Design Blog – Another frequently updated blog that contains a wealth of information about game design and development.

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Writing ongoing

Clark Quinn

I’ve been doing this blog now for 13.5 My intentions about productivity started, perhaps, more ambitious, but they settled down a number of years ago. So it’s time to reflect on my status of writing ongoing! Ok, during that time, I’ve written four more books (the first one came out before the blog started). Well, for one, I’ve gone from occasional articles, to a monthly column for the Litmos blog for the past 4.5

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.

The Secret to Remote-Work Productivity and Company Survival? Learning.

Vitalyst

Similarly, a San Diego Union-Tribune piece highlights how efficiency and productivity concerns are stirring up anxiety—for organizations and for employees. Some organizations just aren’t ready to let go of the idea that attendance equals productivity and, as a result, have been “scrambling to buy software that tracks worker behavior using their own web cameras,” according to the article. This is dangerous,” they write.

7 Simple Steps to Write Targeted Learning Objectives

LearnUpon

Can you write targeted learning objectives that will help you determine whether your corporate learners have actually benefited from your online training course? A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Learning Objectives. The goal of a learning objective is to target gaps that hinder workplace productivity or hurt your bottom line. Writing a learning objective isn’t a finite task. Writing targeted learning objectives is the best way to assess your online training program.

4 Important Keys to Video Pre-Production Planning

eLearning Brothers

That really depends on where you are at in your process, but here is a list of challenges I’ve come to expect from the first pre-production meeting to the last. Also, this list is assuming that you have already finalized your script, and are ready for the visualization portion of your production. Much like script writing, getting your fellow production team members to see your vision can be like describing a sunset over the phone.

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.

Blogging For Your Business – What Do You Know About It?

Your Training Edge

That’s true of most online marketing practices, but it applies doubly to blogging. Not so long ago, blogging was niche. But blogging has come into the light and younger generations are. Blogging is a lot of work. The first misconception is that blogging is a big amount of work. Is blogging a lot of work in comparison to, say, cold calling or personally designing all of the ads you put out through social media? Blogging isn’t cost-effective.

What did 100 blog posts bring me?

Challenge to Learn

When I started my blog in December 2009 I was curious what it would be like to blog and I wanted to improve my English (I’m still working on that). My blog now has an average of almost a 100 views per day. The fact that you have an audience makes a big difference, it turns your blog from a diary into a publication and most important: you get feedback. I use my blog to try out ideas. Writing on demand.

13 Reasons Why This Blog Is Irrelevant

Mitch Moldofsky

Ever wonder why so many blogs have numbers in the title? which reflects the fact that blogs are all about marketing, really, rather than sharing info with peers. Even so-called "mommy bloggers" will sell their space to plug products and cut and paste PR materials to give their "review." No one is writing this, it's all AI. Social Media marketers tell us this is what people like to click on. Who knows why?

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? Write at an 8th Grade Level or Less. There are some publications that write below that, even as low as a 5th grade level. Be specific, and only write to that one person.

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Write a strong goal: Sell it to Scrooge

Making Change

Salespeople will know all the product features. Let’s see how it works with the first goal, “Salespeople will know all the product features.” A training person, let’s call him Bob, comes to me and says, “Give me that $40k, and in return, salespeople will know all the product features.” ” “What, can’t they read the product brochure?” I’ll be sure to announce it in the blog.

Misadventures in Content Production: Why “Rapid” Tool Aren’t Really Rapid

Xyleme

What you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG,) or “rapid” tools, apply styles that are hard-coded into the content, which means that the writing and designing are coupled together. Authors can write the content while controlling the heading color, font size, paragraph spacing, table shading and more, right within the tool itself. The post Misadventures in Content Production: Why “Rapid” Tool Aren’t Really Rapid appeared first on Xyleme.

2019 year in review: Our products

Rustici Software

From our perspective, all of these changes are opening the door to more exciting product opportunities and more challenges to solve. So, not only does our new tagline reflect a broader vision, it points our product and engineering teams in new directions. This means that Cloud API users now have access to all the new functionality in Engine’s v2 API —and as a result—makes it easier to write an application that can be integrated between SCORM Cloud and Rustici Engine.

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. 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. The way we narrate a step-by-step process is not the way we write it down.

5 tips for a perfect Product course

isEazy

Product Courses are common in any organization’s training plans because they give everybody involved a clear idea of the nature, aims and strategy of a product, as well as its importance within the company. Like to find out how to set up a perfect Product Course? Ask yourself: What exactly is your product ? The first thing you need to do in a Product Course is to explain the main features of the product. What is your product strategy?

Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. Hodgepodge of social media components – albeit the extensive and main one – social networking with a FB, Linkedin components in there, and of course a blog – thankfully no pure micro-blog like thing nor wiki (A congrats on that one, btw). Blog – your external blog.

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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. 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.

Workplace Productivity

Tony Karrer

One of the favorite quotes I used to use during presentations was Drucker - The most important contribution of management in the 21st century will be to increase knowledge-worker productivity. Complexity of Productivity for Knowledge Work Productivity is defined as: the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time For some knowledge workers, we can reasonably define things this way. See Tom Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong!