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As pointed out by Atrixware in its site, the fatal flaw of many E-Learning PowerPoints is found not with the audience, but with the presentation itself. They are boring! And boredom is NOT an effective teaching technique!
Instead of looking at what makes PowerPoint bad, it is good to consider can be done to make it good.
1. Gain Attention
2. Inform Learner of Objective
3. Stimulate Recall of Prior Knowledge
4. Present the Material
5. Provide Guidance for Learning
6. Elicit Performance
7. Provide Feedback
8. Assess Performance
9. Enhance Retention and Transfer
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To start the class I shared that since this was a course on teams, I’d like them to introduce themselves and then share something that they were proud of that their team had accomplished. WOW! The energy in the room jumped to amazing decibels—and for the rest of the day, that energy was transferred into amazing participants who felt great about themselves and participated at the highest level.
If a winter chill has crept into some of your interactions with others, or you’d like to get to know people better, here is a six step way to purposefully SPRING into reigniting the joy and inspiration of working together.
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For today’s professionals, true fulfillment comes from much more than simply doing a good job. A sense of purpose, collaboration, and impact are key drivers for the modern workforce. According to a recent survey by Thomson Reuters,
1) 70% of professionals would prefer a job they enjoy, compared to 29% who would prefer a job that pays well;
2) 56% prefer to work for a company that makes a positive impact on the world, even if it doesn’t pay as well;
3) more than 50% of all professionals prefer a challenging work environment.
For more evidence see http://bit.ly/1bIVUV5
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We do not know what kind of data cell phone companies are collecting. In this TED talk Malte Spitz wasn’t too worried when he asked his operator in Germany to share information stored about him. Multiple unanswered requests and a lawsuit later, Spitz received 35,830 lines of code – a detailed, nearly minute-by-minute account of half a year of his life.
Which ‘mindset’ do you possess? ‘Mindset’ is a simple idea discovered by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success, a simple idea that makes all the difference.
According to Carol Dweck everyone has either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is one in which you view your talents and abilities as ‘fixed’. In other words, you are who you are, your intelligence and talents are fixed, and your fate is to go through life avoiding challenge and failure. A growth mindset, on the other hand, is one in which you view life as a series of challenges and opportunities for improving and you see yourself as fluid, as a work in progress.
The good news is that mindsets are not ‘set’ and we can cultivate a growth mindset to achieve success and happiness. At any time, we can learn to open our mind to develop our ability to learn new things across a broad range of skills. The more we learn, the more our brain grows and can learn more easily.
Richard Branson, one of the most original and successful businessmen in the world, is the founder of the Virgin Group and the author of various books on creative management. He has became the first LinkedIn Influencer to amass 1 million followers. To celebrate this accomplishment, Sir Richard sat down with LinkedIn’s Executive Editor, Daniel Roth, to answer questions from members about the secrets to success.
- Status Quo Disruptor
- Free Thinking
- and Visionary
are some of the qualities that came out to be essential.
In his latest book, Like a Virgin, Secrets They Won’t Teach you at Business School, he stresses the importance of leaving freedom of thought and of setting priorities to his employees and he underlines the significance of never allowing money and bonuses to be the main incentives to hard work in order to be a successful manager.
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