From the monthly archives:

July 2010

Show #6: no, YOU’RE the ambassador…

by Robin Lindbeck on July 31, 2010

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SHOWNOTES

News, articles, current events
Brand You: Everyone is a Sales Person (Tom Peters, from the “Little BIG Things video series)

Other articles and things of note from this week:

 

Make it Happen
The Gen Y brain?

What Would You Do?

This week:

Dear TLW–

I am confused.  I am supervisor at a non-profit organization in the IT department.  We are a small organization.  I have been asked several times to help the operations manager with the new employees…assist them with various popular software such as PowerPoint and Excel.  I also work with our more seasoned employees around the particulars of our own computer system.  Am I now a “trainer” training?  Or am I “presenting”?  Or “facilitating”?  Or “coaching”?  Are these different activities, or just different names for the same activity?  If they are different, how?

Next week:

Dear TLW–

Our managers need help with their coaching skills based on talking with employees, as well as feedback on our organizational culture survey.  We have designed a course that provides a basic model to follow for coaching…whether it’s coaching to develop others, reinforce behaviors, or redirect behaviors.  We have included a component that involves at least two skill practices.  We have not done anything like this before.  I know our managers…there will be some reluctance in doing the practices.  What would you suggest I do to ensure they have a positive and successful experience with this exercise?

2 minute tips of the week

  • Terri: Keep yourself motivated
  • Max: Another way to divide people into groups
  • Robin: Ripping/hanging flipcharts

Resources mentioned during the show

 

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Show #5: Who are you calling an old dog…

by Robin Lindbeck on July 23, 2010

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SHOWNOTES

News & Articles
Getting Management Support for Training (Learning Solutions Magazine, Nuts and Bolts column)

Other articles and things of note from this week:

Top 10 Teleconferencing Tips (Salon.com)

Use Research to Sell Leadership Development (ChiefLearningOfficer.com)

Use Coaching to Retain the Leader’s Edge (Nonprofit World, via ASTD Buzz)

22 Books for Beginning Instructional Designers (The Upsides Learning Solutions blog)

Social Learning and Social Media (Big Dog & Little Dog Performance Juxtaposition)

Dan Pink TED presentation on the surprising science of motivation (18m video, TED.org)

(a slideshow presentation capturing the key ideas from Pink’s presentation is available on slideshare.com)

 

Make it Happen
Learning and Aging, “Can you teach an old dog new tricks?”

 

What Would You Do?

Last week:

Dear TLW-

It has been enjoyable listening to you three women discuss topics of interest for learning and development professionals!  You seem cool, calm and collected!  Are you?  What would you suggest for those of us who have stage fright?.  Presentation anxiety?  Platform panic?  Butterflies?  I have been in the adult education field for several years…yet every time I go into the classroom or a presentation, I can hear my heart beat, feel my face blush, and see my hands start to quiver!  What do each of you do in similar circumstances?

Next week:

Dear TLW–

I am confused.  I am supervisor at a non-profit organization in the IT department.  We are a small organization.  I have been asked several times to help the operations manager with the new employees…assist them with various popular software such as PowerPoint and Excel.  I also work with our more seasoned employees around the particulars of our own computer system.  Am I now a “trainer” training?  Or am I “presenting”?  Or “facilitating”?  Or “coaching”?  Are these different activities, or just different names for the same activity?  If they are different, how?

 

2 minute tips of the week

Max:  Arrive early to your training session or presentation

Terri:  Help people focus at the start of a training session

Robin: Use your resources
 

Resources mentioned during the show

TED talks

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What are your favorites?  We’d love to know!

(CORRECTION: Robin said TED stood for: Technology, Education and Design.  It’s actually Technology, Entertainment and Design. But we actually like it the first way too!)

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TLW #4: Re-re-recruiting

July 15, 2010

Audio for show #4 Show notes   News Re-Recruit your team every day (NYTimes) Other articles and things of note from this week: Report Forecasts Educated Worker Shortage by 2018 (Georgetown University website, via ASTD Buzz News) Rewards and Development Top List of Retention Tools (Chief Learning Officer) Connecting Leader Development with Organizational Needs (Center […]

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TLW Show #3

July 8, 2010

Audio for show #3 Show notes   News If Your Company Went Out of Business, Would Anyone Notice? (Fast Company) The Surprising Truth About Remote Teams (ASTD blog) Other articles and things of note from this week: Telecommuters Have Better Work/Life Balance (HR Management) Do Women and Men Have Different Remote Work Styles? (Business Hacks […]

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TLW Show #2

July 1, 2010

Audio for show #2 Show notes News: Can telecommuting put the brakes on a career? Committee approves bill requiring increased training for federal supervisors     Other articles and things of note: Springer Announces New Open-Access Journals (chronicle.com) Why We (Shouldn’t) Hate HR (Fastcompany.com) Embedded Learning (Chief Learning Officer) Retention, Development High on Priority List […]

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