Friday, December 17, 2010

Free Webinar: The 7 Deadly Sins of Online Training (and How to Avoid Them)

Date: Tuesday, January 11th, 2011, Time: 9 AM PST/ 12 PM EST

Moderator: James Hilliard, President, Hilly Productions

Speaker: Roger Courville, Principal, 1080 Group

Online training is a completely different ballgame than in-person training. Sure, you don't have to fret about what to wear or if you're trainees are going to smell the onions you ate at lunch, but you do have to worry about how to engage, interact, connect with and understand your audience - all while you can't even see them!  Join Roger Courville, online presentation expert and author of The Virtual Presenter's Handbook, for a webinar on how to plan, design and present like an online training pro.

Attend this live webinar to discover how to:
  • Avoid the 7 most common online presentation mistakes
  • Design dynamic training presentations (no art degree required!)
  • Present - and train - like a pro

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Free Mag - either as a PDF or for iPAD

The best productivity bloggers send tips to Productive Magazine.  You can download the magazine as a PDF or get each issue downloaded to your iPAD.  Of course, you can also view the magazine online.

This month's issue features an article by Michael Hyatt - "How to shave 10 hours off your work week".  A must read!

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Encrypt a storage device such as USB flash drive

Do you store company or personal data on USB flash drives?  If so, consider using encryption software to keep your data safe.  TrueCrypt is a software system for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted volume (data storage device). On-the-fly encryption means that data is automatically encrypted or decrypted right before it is loaded or saved, without any user intervention. No data stored on an encrypted volume can be read (decrypted) without using the correct password/keyfile(s) or correct encryption keys.

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The 2010 ASTD State of the Industry Report is now available!

ASTD estimates that U.S. organizations spent $125.88 billion on employee learning and development in 2009. This amount reflects direct learning expenditures such as the learning function's staff salaries, administrative learning costs, and non-salary delivery costs (including outsourced activities). Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. total ($78.6 billion) was spent on the internal learning function, such as staff salaries and internal development costs. The remainder ($47.3 billion) was allocated to external services such as workshops, vendors and external events.

These types of informative statistics appear in ASTD's annual State of the Industry Report.

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Becoming a People-Driven Enterprise: How to Turn the Dials in Your Organization and Power Up Your People

Free CLO Webinar: Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 - 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET

Organizations today must deal with a new business and economic climate that continues to change with unprecedented speed. Concurrently, effectively managing today’s organization is more demanding than ever due to a multigeneration workforce and increasing adoption of social media tools and mobile technologies. In this fast-moving presentation,Amar Dhaliwal, Saba, Senior Vice President, Product Operations Group will discuss the trends influencing the engagement and impact of your people, the key aspects of today’s business environment, and the central roles of creativity and innovation in meeting the challenges faced by institutions of all types and sizes.