David Smith

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How to Stick to a Schedule When You Work From Home

Remote work is common these days — whether your company offers telecommuting as a benefit or you’re striking out on your own as a freelancer. It seems like a great perk, but it can also remove the structure that holds your days together. Before you know it, it’s 4 p.m., you’re still in your pajamas …

Productivity

Learning Technologies France 2019 will open on 30th and 31st of January 2019 at Porte de Versailles, Paris

<b>Learning Technologies France 2019 will open its doors on 30th and 31st of January 2019 at Porte de Versailles, Paris and welcome e-learning,</b> …

France

Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations into Great Ones | Inc.com

Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully choreographed. If I sound like I'm describing a Broadway show, you're right. A Steve Jobs …

Public Speaking

6 Things You Should Never Do When Using Slides in Your Presentations | Inc.com

As a professional speaker who delivers over sixty talks per year, I know firsthand how technical malfunctions can leave even the most seasoned speakers feeling flustered and frustrated. When a slide presentation goes off the rails because of a power failure, audio glitch or other technical issue …

Public Speaking

How to Write Your Reports in PowerPoint Instead of Word: Nine Tips for Getting Started

Hi! My name is Nick Visscher, I’m an internal evaluator with Denver Zoo. Our data work spans the gamut from collecting guest satisfaction insights to …

University of Washington

Jason Rodriguez | Writer, sometimes designer, web + email advocate.

Over the past two years or so, I’ve been getting more interested in HTML email accessibility. It’s something I regrettably dismissed at one time and …

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

We all know the story. A team creates a groundbreaking new innovation only to see it mired in internal debates. When it is eventually launched in the market, there is an initial flurry of sales to early adopters, but then sales cycles become sluggish. Pilot customers are enthusiastic, but broader …

Learn about the different types of customer journey maps and how they can turn leads into customers.

According to a study from Salesforce, 51% of marketing leaders measure success with revenue growth. Only 22% look at customer satisfaction, and a …

Make Sure Your Meetings Don't Waste Everyone's Time by Doing These 10 Things

Participants will get more out of meetings if you follow these techniques.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meetings are a necessary part of professional life -- sales meetings, board meetings, team meetings, project meetings. The list is never ending. According to <i>The</i> …

How Emotionally Intelligent People Run Meetings

Make meetings work for you with these two tactics.<p>For many founders, meetings are the ultimate time-waster. More than ever, meetings are being forced down people's throats. It's OK. You can say it: They're a royal pain.<p>Personal gripes aside, research has shown that meetings have increased in both …

Seven drivers of learning - GlobalFocus

Professor John Mullins is an Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, London, UK. Both are contributors to the …

The Best Way to Leave a Meeting Early

The trick is to lay the groundwork just before the meeting starts.<p>Consider this sobering fact: if you spend, say, five hours a week in meetings that are boring or irrelevant, that's roughly six full work weeks <i>each year</i> that you're wasting and will never get back.<p>Obviously, it's in your best …

Powerful New Application Features and Further HTML5 Adoption- New In Adobe Connect 9.7.5

Adobe Connect 9.7.5, coming in Early March, brings with it a set of exciting improvements to both the Adobe Connect application and Adobe Connect …

Software

Trends 2018: Speed is the Heart of the Learner Experience

Published in <b>Nov/Dec 2017</b><p>View in Magazine<p>With the level of change going on inside every organization, popular theory has been that training …

How To Use Zoom 2017 (plus Breakout Groups) -- Favorite Video Conferencing Platform

5 Collaboration Tools to Disrupt Your Business (in the Best Way Possible)

Collaboration can make or break your business. Make sure you get the most out of in-house and remote teams with these effective tools.<p>Collaboration can mean the difference between success or failure in an organization. In fact,one survey found that 86 percent of people attribute workplace failures …

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

Design

A Non-Designer’s Guide to Pairing Fonts

If you think learning how to combine fonts is a skill needed only by designers, think again. Whether you’re creating a presentation, typing a …

How Blended Learning Today Is Different In A Hyperconnected World

With access to the world’s information, industry experts, and instant connection to professionals inside our organisations and around the world, …

12 Tips for Leading Effective Virtual Meetings

Involve participants in creating the agenda; it helps create engagement<p>Create a team space where participants can share and review information (e.g. …

InterAct

The Problem with Most Meetings Is That There’s Not Enough Debate

The modern workplace is awash in meetings, many of which are terrible. As a result, people mostly hate going to meetings. The problem is this: The whole point of meetings is to have discussions that you can’t have any other way. And yet most meetings are devoid of real debate.<p>To improve the …

<b>5 Creative Steps That Make People Want to Show Up for Meetings</b> | Inc.com

These days many people are spending upwards of 70% of their working day in back to back meetings. Until we figure out new ways of turning that around, here are some ideas to facilitate dynamic meetings. Note that the word <i>facilitate</i> means "to make easy". Here are some ways to make it simple for …

Doodling

5 Ways to Minimize Office Distractions and Develop More Focus

The post 5 Ways to Minimize Office Distractions and Develop More Focus appeared first on HBR Ascend.

The Post

5 Ways To Make Sure Your Meeting Will Be Productive

Don’t accept another meeting invite without making sure it meets all of these criteria.<p>Meetings can be the bane of working life, but they don’t have to be a waste of time if you ask yourself a series of questions before every meeting, and only attend meetings that are really necessary. So before …

Four tips to addressing the skills gap and digital transformation

Leaders should work with IT and HR to evaluate the current workforce by job role and identify skills gaps

Human Resources

10 Things your Audience Hates About your Presentation

See it with animations! https://vimeo.com/179236019<p>It’s impossible to win over an audience with a bad presentation. You might have the next big thing, but if your presentation falls flat, then so will your idea. While every audience is different, there are some universal cringe-worthy presentation …

Top 10

Should We Have This Meeting? (Infographic Decision Tree)

So many corporate employees spend their workday bouncing from meeting to meeting. In many organizations, the de facto method of getting anything done …

Productivity

Infographic: The growth of video conferencing in the UK

Video Conferencing

Why Email Remains The Top Enterprise Collaboration Tool

Over the course of the last year, there has been considerable discussion about the role of email in workplaces that depend heavily on social network …

Marketing

The Global Economy is Changing the Way We Collaborate | Inc.com

Fifty years ago, few people could fathom working with a team that was spread over multiple locations and time zones. Hell, even five years ago, you'd hardly ever run into an employer that was cool with a "work from home" situation. Yet, as of 2017, over 3.9 million Americans telecommute …

Project Management