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  • As President of Snap Synapse, I was recently asked for my Speaking Resume. "Sure!" I replied, "I'll send it your way tomorrow." Only then did I get busy making one. I did a couple quick searches for what other speakers are using, but little was revealed. I considered asking friends who are professional keynote speakers, but figured I didn't have time to wait for them to get back to me. I knew I wanted to scope something only for Learning & Development, and that I would not include any other speaking experiences. No one in this world will care about my experiences speaking about music or journalism or the internet or that 3rd place public speaking award I won in

  • Coming up on April 3rd at 10am Pacific Time, Sam Rogers of Snap Synapse will be presenting for The eLearning Brothers as part of their weekly webinar series. Register now! Hope to see you then... Making friends with your LMS Learning Management System, it sounds about as friendly as it is. Even just the “LMS" acronym can strike fear in hearts of mere mortals. Yours probably doesn’t do everything you want it to, but you can still learn to get along. Bring all your questions and complaints to this session, and receive valuable tips on how to scope, select, setup, swap, & support the LMS at your organization. Sam Rogers has 15+ years of experience doing just that with dozens of

  • As President of Snap Synapse, I am often interviewed for podcasts, livestreams, and panels for the Learning & Development industry. Most of the time, I'm brought in for my Video eLearning expertise. So today I thought I'd share some of the most consistent and common advice that I share, in hopes that it will be of use to you in your L&D work. Why Video for eLearning? Video is just another delivery medium, nothing special. However, it does some things better than text, still images, audio, etc. Shows sequence, process, action, or motion better than any other format. Video is ubiquitously usable. People know how to navigate a video and what to expect from it. Better than any other format,

  • The eLearning Guild recently released a new eBook compilation, featuring chapters by L&D industry greats Clark Quinn, Diane Elkins, Jeff Batt, Mike Taylor, Melissa Milloway, David Kelly, and (drumroll, please)...Sam Rogers of Snap Synapse. It's full of great ideas about navigation in eLearning. The chapter we contributed was specific to Video eLearning, of course. It's free to everyone, you don't need to be a paid eLearning Guild Member to enjoy this great guide. Go download your copy today!

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    The recently announced Digital Learning Asset Framework is gaining momentum! As part of fueling that path forward, Sam Rogers of Snap Synapse (also coordinator of the effort to build a Digital Learning Asset Framework) will be presenting a webinar on February 28th as part of Training Magazine Network's TechLearn series. It's a great opportunity to learn about how this new Framework can help us better make, manage, and measure everything from job aids to eLearning videos to gamified VR training. Register today!   And for those who just can't get enough, there will also be a livestream discussion/preview on TLDCast the day before 2/27 at 8am Pacific.

  • Here's a recent Snap Synapse mailbox question from an author/educator wanting to make better videos content with his remote business partner: What tips might you have for doing a video when we are separated by 1,000 miles? Skype, Zoom, GoogleHangouts, and other video conference platforms all work great for these kinds of low-tech video productions. It doesn't matter much which one you pick, as long as you can store the recording too. The most important thing is that the content is relevant to the viewer.  In fact, I’d be surprised if the technical quality of your existing videos are really getting in anyone's way. That's an excuse people sometimes give, but it's your energy/offering/relevance that really counts most of the time.

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