Green Screen Video Tips

            Happy Fourth of July! As I thought about all of the pyrotechnics of the coming holiday, the special effects the video crews will use to produce that TV special with the Boston Pops and the fireworks from the White House lawn, I had to reflect on my own special […]

Training Trends 2010: What’s happening and so what?

I just finished giving a talk on training trends – what they are and the “so what’s” associated with them. Here’s a link to the slides associated with this presentation We had a nice group of folks participating, and we generated lots of discussion. Here – for those of you who don’t want to access […]

Hollywood or YouTube – What’s the right level of training video production?

A couple of weeks I completed a video shoot for two short training videos. (When I say “I”, I mean I made sure there were snacks and supplies for my hard working video team.) I know that 90% of my job as project manager on shoot days is making sure that there is sugar around […]

Responding to Requests for Proposals for Learning Projects

We get lots and lots of proposal requests from current and prospective clients…and I’ve been writing a ton of proposals lately. Some are much easier to write than others, and the ease/difficulty is 100% dependent on the quality of the request. Some of the RFPs – requests for proposals – we receive are very good […]

Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning. And sometimes I think that people perceive the process will go something like this: We start with a 126 slide PowerPoint presentation. We insert the presentation into a conversion machine. An engaging, effective e-learning course comes out on the other side. (and […]

The iPad and learning, education, and training: Is a learning revolution unfolding?

I’ve watched eagerly as Apple moved from concept to launch with the iPad. For at least two years I’ve believed that training and education will be revolutionized when we finally have a hand-held device that puts rich multimedia experiences literally in the hands of learners – from kids to corporate-types. I’m not talking about the […]