From the monthly archives:

August 2012

TLW 92: What’s your story?

by Robin Lindbeck on August 29, 2012

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Apologies in advance…we had a little trouble with the audio quality this week.

 

Topic: Storytelling as a Tool for Learning & Development

 

Articles for this Week:

 

 

Tip of the Week:

Put together a “trainer’s kit” of supplies and you’ll be ready to grab-it-and-go for your next class!

 

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TLW 91: Change is (still) coming

by Robin Lindbeck on August 22, 2012

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Topic: Change is (still) coming

Articles for this Week:

 

Tip of the Week:

  • When conducting a virtual meeting, start with a quick reminder of ground rules/best practices. (example: say your name, speak into the phone, slow down, etc.)
  • If you are reserving a room for a training class, reserve it 30 minutes (or more!) ahead of time so the room is free for you to set up, get organized and greet participants.
  • Remember the three most important word to any facilitator: “I don’t know.”  Then follow those three words with either, “I will find out” or “what do you think?”
  • Have a scripted opening and closing to conversations ready in your “back pocket.”  Example of an opening: tell me your story: how did you…? What have you done before?  Why did you come here? Example of an conversation closer (especially helpful when someone keeps making the same point): so noted.
  • Be sure to test ALL your technology…even the low tech technology like markers.

 

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TLW 90 Who’re you gonna call? SMEs!

August 16, 2012

          Topic: Working with SMEs What Everyone Should Know About Working with Subject Matter Experts (Rapid eLearning blog) Working with Subject Matter Experts (Learning Solutions) 20+ Helpful Tips for Working with SMEs (Flirting with eLearning)   Articles for this Week: 5 Ways Process is Killing Your Productivity (Fast Company) How to […]

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TLW 89.5 Sorry!

August 15, 2012

  Topic: SORRY!  It’s been a while since we’ve shared an episode of TLW.  Sorry about that!  No excuse, just a crazy summer of work, business travel and moving.  But we’ll be back on track with weekly episodes from now on.  Thanks for your patience…and you’re emails!       We love to hear your […]

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