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My honest out of office reply

My L&D buddy Dan Steer recently posted his version of an “Honest Out of Office Reply” to his personal blog.  Dan took a decidedly “I can’t stop working because I love it” position with his message, ending his post with  … Eventually, when these dreadful 2 weeks of on/off connected-dissonance is over, I can finally go back to work and...

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My 2015 LSCon / EcoCon Schedule

Learning Solutions/Ecosystem 2015 will be 10th big L&D industry event and 4th in the past 5 months, and it’s by far my favorite! The eLearning Guild always puts on a great, energetic, community-oriented show with an array of quality formal and informal learning offerings. Another big positive for me is the size of the event – it’s big enough to have a decent variety of sessions...

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8 OTHER things to do while in Orlando for LSCon, EcoCon, or ATD2015

Both the eLearning Guild and Association for Talent Development did STELLAR jobs in scheduling Orlando as the location for their spring conference events this year. Why? I live here – so no traveling for me! It’s 85º … in March. There’s plenty of built-in cool stuff to do for everyone in this town. Did I mention the weather? Since I’m...

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5 learning pros you should be following via conference backchannels

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty caught up in the middle of a busy L&D event season. After having attended DevLearn, ATD TechKnowledge, and Training 2015 since October, I’m now getting ready for Learning Solutions, Learning & Performance Ecosystem, and ATD International Conference and Expo in the next few months. While I’ve had the benefit of attending every event...

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My ATD TechKnowledge 2015 Schedule

Next week, I’ll be heading to Las Vegas for the second time in 3 months to attend ATD TechKnowledge 2015. While I have attended ATD’s International Conference plenty of times, this will be my first TK. On top of that, I’ve been lucky enough to participate as a member of the program advisory committee for the past few months alongside a crew of super talented...

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The 5 most ridiculous comments I always hear about organizational knowledge sharing

Yes, “ridiculous” is a bit harsh (and so is that eCard) … No, I don’t expect everyone on the planet to understand and value the effective sharing organizational knowledge. That’s kinda my biz. So, when people make negative comments or mess up the works, you’d usually say that they “just don’t understand” or “haven’t been exposed to new ideas in meaningful ways...

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How to run a GREAT Twitter Chat

Full transparency – I’ve never run a Twitter chat. However, I have participated in 100s, mostly related to the learning and performance support world. Therefore, while I’ve never been behind the scenes, I think my Twitter chat street cred (which sometimes includes 4 chats in one day) is pretty significant. As I continue to watch the number of chats, especially related...

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4 Things I’m Doing to Master Monotasking

Multitasking is a myth. People’s minds just aren’t built to do multiple things as effectively as possible at the same time. No, I don’t have any data to back up that statement, but there are plenty of articles popping up online that speak to the downsides of multitasking. I’m just speaking from personal experience. As recently as earlier this year,...

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My DevLearn 2014 Experience

It’s been 10 days since I got home from DevLearn 2014 in Las Vegas, and I’ve almost recovered! This was the first L&D conference that I have attended but not really “attended.” By that, I mean that I didn’t sit in on a single concurrent sessions or visit an expo booth. Instead, thanks mostly to the eLearning Guild (props to David...

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5 OTHER things you should do before heading to DevLearn 2014

Every major industry conference is preceded by a cacophony (credit to Brandon Carson for that gem of a word) of blog posts about how to best prepare for the event. Well, here’s another one. However, rather than reiterate the importance of session schedule preparation (always pick at least 2 or 3 per slot), keynote research (read their books), and personal...

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