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

The Shackles of Copyright Infringement

Copyright Ball & Chain

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Facing jail or even prison time is not a place I ever want to find myself. Several stories in the news have been exploring charges that may lead to arrests of some very powerful people in this country. Reading through the allegations, there seems to be a lot of lawyers fighting about what they consider to be grey areas in the law. These stories have me wondering if it would have just been easier for these individual to simply stay on the right side of the law in the first place, but perhaps they were never briefed on the actions that could initiate a probe.

As L&D professionals, it is important that we never find ourselves in a legal grey area. Continue reading

A Halloween Costume for this PowerPoint Deck

Pumpkin PowerPoint

Halloween PowerPoint

Last week, someone asked what the scariest Halloween costume I could think of could be. I thought for a few moments, smiled, then said: a corporate PowerPoint template!

PowerPoint templates are so much scarier than Freddy or Jason or a demogorgon.

How so?

Because corporate PowerPoint templates aren’t the things of imagination and Hollywood magic. No sir. Corporate PowerPoint templates are very real.   Continue reading

Glossophobia

Halloween may be one of my favorite holidays. Elaborate costumes and makeup are my forte, and scary movies are a must. In the spirit of Halloween, I would like to share a spooky short story. I call this story Fear.

In a dark room a faint blue light illuminates the face of woman in her thirties. Her face is stark and pallid, and her hands tremble as she reads aloud the words on the computer screen.  She stands up, abandoning her laptop as she strains to calm her heart and paces around the room, talking to herself. She wrings out her hands, takes a deep breath, and returns to her computer. Looking at the screen, she reads the words again. Continue reading

10 Engagement Strategies for Bringing In-person Content to Online Delivery

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Last Monday I wrote about questions you’ll want to ask yourself as you prepare to transfer in-person content to online delivery.

On Thursday, I facilitated a webinar on this topic (here’s a link to the recording if you want to see it in its entirety). For those who may have missed that webinar, here are the 10 engagement strategies I shared.   Continue reading