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  • At the beginning of July, we put out the call to find all the active, English-language, Learning & Development podcasts that there are, so that we could join them together in one place for your own learning & development. This is that place. If you're looking for some L&D listenings, you're in the right spot! Current active L&D podcast count: 32 (out of the 550,000 available on iTunes) The list is offered as a free service for our community. We at Snap Synapse believe that we all get stronger when we're more connected and better informed. Thanks for wanting to improve at what you do! (And thanks to ALL the fellow L&D Professionals who contributed to this list!) Want to submit

  • Nearly every week for the last 3 years, we’ve cohosted #VideoFriday, bringing on a variety of dynamic guests to speak about all things video that pertain to the Learning & Development world. It started on L&D Talk, migrated to TLDChat (after the sad demise of the platform), which then became TLDCast. Now Snap Synapse is happy to announce that on Monday, July 30th, we'll be providing a "Best Of" Playlist of sorts. It's 4-hours of continuous livestreamed programming with some of our most fantastic guests talking about Video Engagement. This interactive online event will feature: Steve Stockman, LA writer/producer/director, and author of How To Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck (the most popular cinematography book on Amazon!). He'll be talking about why so many training videos suck, and

  • We love Learning Now TV and have enjoyed occasional guest features on both the podcast and the broadcast. Recently Sam Rogers, President of Snap Synapse, stepped up to provide a segment on "Top Five Tips to Capture eLearning Video on your Mobile Device" that's already taking off on Twitter. @snapsynapse talking about using your mobile phone for making brill videos. 5 quick tips. Brilliant stuff! We all carry phones - how much do we use them for workplace learning? @learningnowtv — (((Mike Shaw))) (@MikeShawLD) June 28, 2018 Great video tips happening now on @learningnowtv with @snapsynapse #ZoomWithYourFeet is one of my faves — Jayne Davids into video for learning (@Jaynedavids) June 28, 2018 @snapsynapse sharing tips and hints about

  • This post is for my fellow Instructional Designers, we who make the assessments for the trainings. We do much more than just this, of course. But when it comes to making a quiz or knowledge check or exam or whatever, it’s not our first rodeo. Okay, seriously now…why is simple math such a problem for us? Why is it that we can’t get the basics down and standardized for the benefit of our learners? Let's all agree that the following mistake should NEVER EVER BE MADE: Pass/Fail threshold = 80% Number of questions = 4 Because we can all see that this doesn’t work, right? That this is essentially a 100% pass/fail? I mean, as an ID you probably look at

  • This question recently came in about how to set up a corporate YouTube channel... I took your Smartphone Cinema class at the Online Conference in New Orleans.  Now I am trying to find info on creating a corporate YouTube Channel for my organization.  I remember you talking about it, unfortunately I can't seem to find info on costs, set up, privacy, etc... Basically all of the info that I need to really sell it to my Executive Director.   Can you please point me in the right direction? Thank you, Carmen Thanks for reaching out, Carmen! Yes, we used to distribute such materials, but the platform and entire video platform landscape change so quickly that we don’t really do that anymore.

  • We frequently get questions from folks like you about instructional design, elearning, educational strategy, marketing platforms, and video production & distribution. We're happy to answer as we can, which is usually same-day. Here's one such question that we weren't expecting... Awesome tips today! I'm in over my head and need your help. I need to prepare a quote for a client (by Friday) and it needs to include six, 10-second videos that have 'customers' voicing objections in Sales training. How much would that cost? I was thinking of using an improv actor or two... maybe hire a videographer. If you were to do something like that (I'd provide the script) what would you charge? Thanks! Thank you for reaching out,

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