7 Gifts for that Special Presenter in your Life

As the Christmas season descends upon us and you stress out over that perfect gift for that special presenter in your life, I’m here to help you with a variety of ideas at various price points. I’ve intentionally kept each of these gifts relatively small in size because presenters are constantly traveling and need things that are easy to cart around – whether simply moving from their desk to a conference room, or perhaps they’ll need to pack these things in a carry-on and haul it across the country or around the world.   Continue reading

Help Wanted: Ultra-creative Elearning Designer/Developer

103 years ago tomorrow – On December 5, 1914 – a ship named Endurance set out from a whaling station on South Georgia Island to Antarctica with 28 men, a bunch of sled dogs and supplies enough to be the first ever party to cross Antarctica by land. The group was led by an explorer named Sir Ernest Shackleton and this was considered one of the greatest stories of adventure and survival in the 20th century.

In December 2012, two entrepreneurs with L&D backgrounds sat in a diner in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC and kicked around an idea for their own great adventure of sorts – how to transform the way learning happens in training rooms across the country.

Inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton’s adventurous spirit, a company named Endurance Learning was born.

Legend holds that Shackleton took out an ad in a newspaper that read: “Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.” That was it. A simple job description.

This December, Endurance Learning is growing. Again taking inspiration from Shackleton, Endurance Learning is searching for an amazing, effective elearning designer/developer and here are the details:


If you think you fit this description, we’d love to hear from you. If you think you know someone who might be ready to accept this challenge and go on an adventure with us as we change how learning is done, ensuring that every presentation is engaging and leads to change, then we’d love if you could pass this along.

If the blog hasn’t told you enough about who we are, you can also take a look at the Endurance Learning About Us page.

If you have questions or want to share your resume, email us at shackleton@endurancelearning.com.

Let’s adventure together!

9 tips for better flip charts

While PowerPoint often dominates the visual scene during presentations and training sessions, flip charts are ever-present. A well-designed flip chart can add an important visual element to the session.

One of the many advantages that flip charting holds over PowerPoint is that when a slide is advanced, it’s gone… but your flip charts can hang on the wall for as long as you need them to!

Here are 9 ideas to up your flip chart game Continue reading

Imposter Syndrome in L&D


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Do any of the following sentences describe you?

  • I am not a perfectionist. If I was, I would be more perfect.
  • I stay late at work or send after-hours emails to reassure my team I am committed.
  • I am where I am because of good luck or good timing.
  • I procrastinate to the point where I can’t possibly do my best work.

In other words, do you have a specific set of reactions to the thought that you may not be worthy of who you are as an L&D professional? Continue reading

The Value of a Pilot

Pilot Training

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Picture yourself near the end of a project lifecycle. Over the last several weeks you attended weekly meetings, had coffee with subject matter experts, adjusted timelines, submitted several drafts, made revisions based on feedback, and finally your project is ready for an audience. You are done with the hard work and ready to mark the project as complete. Not so fast! Continue reading