Professional Development

Tips to Getting Hired

People drawn to a magnet

From time to time I have to hire new members for my team, which is always an interesting process.  Over the years I have seen some amazing applicants, and also some not so stellar ones. So, this week I thought I would share some thoughts on what myself and others look for when hiring. Resume At one point or another …

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The Professional Workforce and You: Where Do You Fit In?


Millennials are defined as a group of people born from 1980 to 2000, and according to Time Magazine, they are often described as, “self centered, under-achievers, and have an overwhelming sense of entitlement”.  Millennials are known for, “expecting to be able to make their own hours, caring more about how well they get along with their manager, wanting to move …

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6 Reasons You Need an Instructional Design Portfolio


A while back, I decided to start building an online portfolio for my instructional design work, and it is now something I strongly recommend to any instructional designer. I have found it to be one of my most valuable career tools regardless of whether I was seeking a new position, or happy in my current position. Why do you need …

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How Social Networks Benefit Organizations


“Relationships in business mean everything; the relationship should be with the people behind the site, not with the site itself. Those in the organization must foster and nurture the relationship,” – Anne Pauker Kreitzberg, President of Cognetics. An online social network is a community of individuals with a common interest who use a website, or other forms of technology, to …

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Before it’s Finished: Why Feedback is Essential


For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been told to show my work. Teachers, friends, and colleagues encourage (and sometimes even require) this practice as a way to show and validate your process and work. I can remember the frustration that I felt as a third grade student doing math problems in my head only to receive a …

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To Wear or Not to Wear: Dressing for Presentations

Do's and Don'ts When Dressing For Presentations

You have your big presentation or training coming up. You’ve been hammering out the fine details on the information you will be delivering. You know your material. You feel confident. You got this! But wait, you forgot one important detail, what are you going to wear? What you wear when giving a presentation is a critical piece of the overall …

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5 Tips When Starting a New Career


When starting any career most people want to be the best they can be. But it is hard when you start. It feels like there is so much to learn, it’s like trying to drink from a firehose. I remember how it felt when I first started out and here are some lessons I learned along the way. Seek out …

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I Want You To Like Me: Your On Camera Persona

On Camera Do's and Don'ts

When creating any sort of training, you always want to make sure it is informational yet also enjoyable for the learner. When creating learning videos, you can’t just focus on the content you are delivering. You really need to put focus on your talent, whether it be you or someone else. You absolutely have to have someone on screen that …

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Bloopers 2015

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Not every take in the LPD studio is perfect. And now we’re giving you an inside look at the scenes that didn’t make the cut! Enjoy this year’s blooper reel. Happy April Fools Day!!

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