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  • Learning and Development holds the keys to the kingdom. No other part of the organization has more insight into the problems of the employees, the flaws in the processes, the bugs in the systems, the quirks of the culture, or resistance of the entire organization to change. No other part of the organization is more critical to surviving change, or better yet thriving within it. Every internal shakeup involves learning to adapt. Every external challenge requires learning faster and better than the competition. No other part of the organization is more directly responsible for attracting & retaining the very people who make or break the success of the organization: the talent who cares enough to develop, to innovate, and to advance.

  • Bryan Jones of recently conducted an eLearning Trends survey found that video was the second most highlighted trend of 2018 (after Microlearning). To follow up, he reached out to Video eLearning provider Snap Synapse, interviewing Sam Rogers about advice for those just getting started. Here's the 23-minute video interview: If you'd like the read the excellent summary (and enter the $500+ giveaway) head on over to eLearning Art and check it out!

  • 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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