• It's been a year since releasing Just Do The Thing: A Guide! And January is the perfect time to find it or listen again for the first time. I was recently interviewed by Margie Meacham of LearningToGo. Her podcast was one of the top 1o featured on the Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide last year, and it was a pleasure to make a guest appearance as both the author of Just Do The Thing and President of Snap Synapse. Click to listen below, or if to take your learning to go and do the iTunes thing, just click here. https://youtu.be/2sKYqX3u-do If you're interested in hearing other such podcast appearances, check this out. Don't forget to pick up your (newly updated) copy of Just Do

    Jan 19,
  • As you probably know, #hashtags are a kind of search hack to group like content. They started on Twitter and now work on Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack, and plenty of other places. Caps don't matter in a hashtag, but precise spelling absolutely does. Unfortunately, #L&D doesn't work, nor does #L+D. The ampersand or plus part is a special character, so it winds up being a far less useful #L. So which hastags are the best ones for Learning & Development? Well, it depends on what your goals are, of course. But for anything that you're looking to group alongside other posts from our Learning & Development community, here are some Twitter-specific suggestions: #InstructionalDesign = probably your single best option #ID

    Jan 11,
  • Here at Snap Synapse, we're always trying new things. The start of a bright, fresh, and clean new year (Happy New Year, btw!) is a fantastic time to a review of the success/failure of all our efforts. We find it's most effective to break things out into: Intentions = what we thought would happen Results = what actually did happen Learnings = what we learned from what happened Decisions = how we're going to act differently in the future as a result Do you have an annual review process? Any tips on how we could do this better, or what about this inspires you? Let us know! The Paid Work Snap Synapse is a provider of consulting services in the

    Jan 02,
  • Have you ever made training that got hyped but then never saw the light of day? Or bent over backwards to reach goals that (oops!) actually hurt people more than helped them? Any experience delivering learning that got so confused along the way that it no longer made any sense to the learners...or to the business? Through no fault of ours, some training projects are simply doomed from the start. If you haven't run into one yet, consider yourself lucky. Stick around long enough and this luck will change. Even with the best of intentions, schtuff happens. There are all sorts of reasons that good training projects go bad. If you've planned to 100% of your budget or your timeline with no

    Dec 26,
  • Google had a problem. Their vitally-important YouTube Partners didn’t understand how to use YouTube’s complex backend systems. They were relying on classroom training to certify such professionals, but were only training about 1,000 professionals a year. My colleagues and I solved this problem by developing 90 videos in eight weeks thereby creating the YouTube Certified Online training program. During the following year, nearly 10,000 professionals took the training, a 10-fold increase. We made the videos. We scripted them, directed them, led the production team & post-production team, and then uploaded everything to the learning management system (LMS) and built out the exam and all the behind-the-scenes stuff that makes it all work. Pulling off such a huge transformation in such a short

    Dec 18,

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