Live Social Media Counts

I’ve always enjoyed Gary Hayes’ work and this social media count continues to fascinates me. Thanks Gary.

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Words in Videos

Found this website that I thought was pretty different and useful for auditory-visual learners and audiences. Wordia is an online visual dictionary. It accepts video uploads as well as has its bank of comedians, politicians, gurus, academics, and people knowledgeable in the field of the word they are expressing through video. How can you apply . . . → Read More: Words in Videos

It's your midyear review, where are you getting your feedback?

It’s that time of the year – midyear performance reviews. Where are you getting your feedback for a fulsome review of your staff? Is it your team’s immediate project members? Your co-workers? Your temporary workers? Your vendors? Project sponsors?

Reasons why you would want to get a holistic perspective of your team’s performance . . . → Read More: It’s your midyear review, where are you getting your feedback?

How to create team cohesiveness with a simple activity

The other night, my management team and I went to paint pottery at a local shop in the city. Everyone, like yourself, has become quite more busy in the last couple of months, right? Toronto Life even featured an article on this. So what did I do? I brought my management team to an activity-based . . . → Read More: How to create team cohesiveness with a simple activity

Break up with your TV already

It almost always the same ..

Nights have gotten colder. Days definitely shorter. You’ve fallen in love with your TV since no one wants to go outside anyway. Well, you do, don’t you? There’s more people at the gym this time around. There’s more people at church this time around. There’s less shopping and more . . . → Read More: Break up with your TV already

Who are you? What are your priorities? How can I help?

Who are you? What are your priorities? How can I help?

These (and an iteration of these) were the three questions a new senior executive asked each of the members of her team on her first meeting with them.

It zeroes in on your value-add to the company elevator speech. Identifies your alignment with corporate . . . → Read More: Who are you? What are your priorities? How can I help?

Should you align your Personal New Year's Resolution with your Corporate New Year's Resolution?

What is your Corporate New Year’s resolutions this year? The categories may be….

Better Communication amongst your teams More Efficient way of running your teams (which can translate into better processes and procedures, for example) Focus on being Environment-Friendly (talk about Sustainability) Be More Aware of your corporate Diversity initiatives, Renew your focus on your . . . → Read More: Should you align your Personal New Year’s Resolution with your Corporate New Year’s Resolution?

How have you told your holiday stories to your team?

During the time between Christmas and New Year, my experience is that our training related projects have either slowed down or stopped for the holidays. Many companies,  maybe yours (?), may have a similar experience with current work loads. Some companies have altogether closed up shop until the first week of January.

If you happen . . . → Read More: How have you told your holiday stories to your team?

Top 3 ideas for company holiday get-togethers

Figuring out last minute plans for the holidays?

You have 5 days left to go before the holidays and you still don’t know what to do for your team. Here’s my top 3 categories of activities that can get you started in thinking of a meaningful event planning for your team.

Corporate Responsibility is an . . . → Read More: Top 3 ideas for company holiday get-togethers

How can you get most out of this program?

How can you get most out of this program?

This is always in the minds of presenters, instructional designers, and any L&D (Learning and Development) person when they provide any type of knowledge transfer activity.

Here’s an idea: At the start of each class, one of the simplest instructions we give to our learners are . . . → Read More: How can you get most out of this program?