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What Online Facilitators Can Learn From Rock Stars

June 10, 2011

Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with a friend whose kids are Canadian rock stars in the band, The Trews, currently on tour with Kid Rock.  He mentioned that their performances have improved remarkably while touring.  When I asked what they attribute their improvement to he mentioned that Kid Rock, a music perfectionist, suggested that […]

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Recipe for Success in a Web Conference

November 1, 2010

What does it take to put together a successful web conference where participants and facilitators exchange valuable knowledge, are energized and hungry for more? Whether you are using web conferencing to deliver training, hold a meeting, host a knowledge sharing session or other event, there are three ingredients to consider for a successful event: One […]

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What Web Conference Facilitators Can Learn From the Movies

September 10, 2010

Many years ago, someone in the movie theater business got the great idea of showing something on the screen to entertain the audience during the lead up time to the movie start time.  This meant that those who arrived to the movie early had something to watch to entertain themselves.  Advertisers also seized on this […]

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The iPad’s “Disruption” Potential for Virtual Learning

January 31, 2010

All eyes were on Apple this week with the release of the iPad, the new tablet PC. Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the iPad will be ideal for watching video, reading newspapers, browsing photos. “It’s so much more intimate than a laptop.” Chadwick Matlin of Slate.com wrote an interesting article that focuses on the “disruption […]

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PREP for Web Conferencing Success

October 24, 2009

With training budgets tightening everywhere, more organizations are turning to web conferencing to deliver training programs online to save money and time. According to the 2008 ASTD State of the Industry report, the percent of training hours devoted to live instructor-led online training is growing rapidly. Between 2006 and 2007, the amount of live instructor-led […]

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Podcast and Job Aid on Web Conferencing

August 28, 2009

Recently I was interviewed by Charles Gluck for a podcast by the Metro DC Chapter of ASTD. The podcast covers suggestions and ideas for improving web conferences, the roles of the facilitation team, and how to calculate carbon emissions savings when traditional training is delivered via web conference. You can listed to the podcast by […]

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Masie’s Missed Opportunity

March 23, 2009

This week the Institute for Corporate Productivity teamed up with Elliot Masie of the MASIE Center Learning Lab and Think Tank to deliver a webinar on Informal & Social Learning. While the content of the webinar was interesting (a summary of findings of research conducted by i4cp with commentary/interpretation by Masie), the delivery was a […]

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Finding Your Inner NPR Voice

February 20, 2009

As a die-hard fan of National Public Radio, I’ve recently begun paying close attention to the quality of the voices of the hosts. I admire their clear and precise language that is free from annoying uhms and errs, and includes a variety of tones. We can learn from the pros at NPR how maximize the […]

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