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  • People reach out to Snap Synapse for all sorts of things all the time. We recently received a message from someone looking for recommendations on what headset/mic to buy: Hello, I’ve attended several of your webinars and have attend your sessions at DevLearn and you’ve shared a ton of great information. Do you have any recommendations on a headset with mic to be used for virtual training deliveries and/or recordings for elearning? Thank you in advance. Amy You can ask us questions like this anytime. Chances are that, like Amy, you'll get a response like this one back within the day: Hey Amy! Glad you’ve been picking up what we're putting out there, and thanks for reaching out :) For

  • "So what should I buy?"

    After presenting dozens of workshops, webinars, and L&D conferences on mobile video production in the last year, the one question turns up more than any other is: While it's our firm position at Snap Synapse that buying stuff can't solve your video problems (no amount of gear can fix a broken script, a faulty learning objective, or a bad idea!), it is still a fair question. Here are our answers for someone just starting out. You're looking at probably $120-200 total (all prices listed in USD and may vary slightly over time). This investment can completely transform the quality of your videos, and you don't have to spend that all at once if you go in this sequence: Start with a cheap ring

  • Here at Snap Synapse, we've always got an eye toward the future. It's one thing to meet the current learning needs and leverage the tried an true tools to do it. It's another thing altogether to anticipate both. That's why we're so pleased to be a part of this Radical Shifts in Learning event on Friday! As President of Snap Synapse, I'll be joining other luminaries such as Dr. David Metcalf, Dr. Michael Kolodziej, Julian Stodd, Megan Torrance, Dr. Ray Jimenez, Jennifer Hoffman, and Dr. Anders Gronstedt for this full-day masters series webinar. In "From Now to Next in Learning Tech" (9:30am Pacific), we'll be discussing how to differentiate what's coming vs the bright and shiny distractions that won't make

  • Ms. Important.

    The following uncomfortable conversation happens rarely, and I actually wish it happened a lot more… Ms. Important: “We just need employees to stop doing X and do Y instead. When they do X it costs time, money, and audit has a fit! Get everyone to do Y.” Me: “Okay, we’ll teach all your employees exactly how to do Y.” Ms. Important: “Yeah, that’s nice. But I need people to stop doing X. Everyone needs to do Y instead of X…every single time.” Me: “We can teach them to do Y better, and we can tell them all the reasons why it’s better than X.” Ms. Important: “Are you hearing me? I need you to train them to stop doing X! They’ve seen and done Y

  • In June, we went on the hunt to locate every English-speaking podcast about L&D that is currently being produced. We listed them all out, with links to iTunes, the producers, and a bit of data about the frequency and such. This resource wound up being a surprise runaway hit! Now we keep this list updated so that podcasts fall off when they are no longer being made, and new ones are added as they come to be. If you have a podcast focused on Digital Learning, L&D, Corporate Training, and you don't see it here, please say so. Last updated: December 30, 2017   Image (click to iTunes) Title (click to website) Produced by (click to about) Frequency, Start Date, Alt

  • Every so often, people ask us if we deliver Leadership Trainings here at Snap Synapse. My usual response never lands the gig: "As soon as someone can define what Leadership means within your organization and how you measure it, sure!" Strangely, no one ever wants to talk about that. To be honest, I don't really know why anyone would avoid the definition. I mean, if you're going to invest in something, don't you want to know what it is first? Don't you want to be able to say if it worked or not? While it might be slightly uncomfortable to lean in to the question of what Leadership actually is, the payoff should more than justify the temporary awkwardness

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