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Shock People Into Learning

Shock People Into Learning

Those of you who are involved in teaching know that there are a lot of different techniques that you can use to help people retain information. For instance, you can provide clear learning objectives, speak conversationally, and repeatedly reinforce the most critical points. But now there’s something new that you can try!  You can shock(…)

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Teaching and Presentations — The Biggest Mistake

Teaching and Presentations — The Biggest Mistake

Probably every professional has been at the receiving end of a poor presentation. Think of the conversations we have afterwards around the water cooler. “Wasn’t that just awful” we whine, often talking about all the mistakes the presenter made. The most common mistake of all is when the presenters yield to the temptation to tell the(…)

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Too Busy to Learn

Too Busy to Learn

I often wonder why people won’t take the time to learn new things. The most frequent response is that people are too busy. This often reminds me of the stories about people who are too busy chopping wood to sharpen the ax. An even better story is the person who is too busy chopping down trees(…)

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Five @ Five

Five @ Five

I was at a learning conference quite recently, and I was not alone in thinking that we need to rethink how we learn at work. During the industrial age, factory owners understood that they could maintain their competitive advantage by keeping the machines they used up-to-date. Periodically, they would replace their machinery not because it(…)

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Accounting Comes Alive!

Accounting Comes Alive!

“Accounting Comes Alive” is a very popular one-day course that will empower you by strengthening your understanding of accounting and financial analysis. The information that you learn in this course will help you do your work, make informed decisions, and understand the effects of financial transactions on the enterprise. Although at first this seems like an accounting course,(…)

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