Archive for August, 2013

The World as 100 People

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013


TheWorldas100People

Looking for a VERY compact way to understand global demographics?

 

This handy visual looks simple but conveys complex data very simply and powerfully.

 

What surprises you most about this data?

 

What surprises you least?

 

What Mick Jagger Teaches Us About Public Speaking

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Fantastic insights from Public Words.

Nick Morgan and David Meerman Scott, two writers with valuable things to say about words, co-wrote a great post about a recent Rolling Stones concert in Boston (title above).

Indeed, what does the 69-year-old rock star have to teach us? A lot. Here’s a summary.

1. PRECISION.

Jagger doesn’t miss a beat or waste a movement. Practice makes perfect.

2. FOCUS.

He’s always totally focused on the most important thing: his audience.

3. EMOTION.

Music is a great short-cut to emotional connection. Jagger uses it to the fullest.

4. FITNESS.

Jagger trains five to six days a week to get his incredible stamina.

5. TECHNOLOGY.

Don’t take the tech details for granted, even if it’s just a sound check.

6. STAGECRAFT.

A true star, he knows how to work the stage to maximize the impact of audience interaction.

 

What else can we learn from star performers? I’d love your thoughts.

 

Learning Program and Team Awards 2009-2014

ORGANIZATION / CATEGORY DESIGNATION

ASTD Excellence in Practice

Technical Training Award
Training Management Citation (for new programs)
Learning Technology Citation
Workplace Learning & Collaboration–Leadership Development (x2) Award, Citation
Workplace Learning & Collaboration–Onboarding Citation
Sales Enablement Citation

Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning

Best Custom Content Gold
Best in Learning Strategy and Governance Gold
Best Leadership Development Program Gold
Best Innovation in Learning Technology Silver
Best Leadership Sales Training Silver
Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management Bronze
Best Use of Games for Learning Bronze

Brandon Hall Technology Excellence

Best Advance in Social Learning Technology Gold

CLO Magazine Learning in Practice

Technology Innovation Gold, Division 1
Innovation Gold, Division 1
Business Impact Gold, Division 2
Business Impact Bronze, Division 2

 

Learning Organization Ranking Awards

ORGANIZATION / AWARD NOTES

American Society for Training & Development

ASTD BEST #1 (up from #32 in one year)
#2 (up from #37 in two years)

ELearning! Media Group

Learning! 100 #1 (first year on list)

Chief Learning Officer Magazine

LearningElite #1, #4

Training Magazine

 Training Top 125 #1, #2 (up from #41 in one year)
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