Nov 12, 2009

Thumbs may hurt, but what about their reputation?

An article in the The Seattle Times this morning really caused me to chuckle. Jeannine Stein described how too much texting can cause back pain and severe musculoskeletal symptoms. I think I would worry more about my reputation!  We all know the slips and trips we make when writing with our thumbs. And, those of you with younger employees? You certainly understand the transition difficulties of moving from a "text" world to the business world.

Nov 11, 2009

Reduce Your Costs While You Develop Your Employees

Any of you on my mailing list know that I am promoting my webinars—those one-hour content-rich sessions—focusing on all things business writing. Webinars, as a learning vehicle, have some nifty plusses to them. You can reach wide and deep within the organization, it’s only a short time commitment, and usually contains great information at a reasonable price. All good things. BUT, and it’s a big BUT, what do you do after the session to retain the content?

Here are some ideas for you to consider:
1. Hold the webinar is one room. Everyone gathers there. This way camaraderie is created around learning

2. Have a buddy system—partner up to see if the content learned is translating into work product.

3. Bring up the webinar topics at meetings. This will serve as a reminder of information learned.

Reduce Your Costs While You Develop Your Employees

Any of you on my mailing list know that I am promoting my webinars—those one-hour content-rich sessions—focusing on all things business writing. Webinars, as a learning vehicle, have some nifty plusses to them. You can reach wide and deep within the organization, it’s only a short time commitment, and usually contains great information at a reasonable price. All good things. BUT, and it’s a big BUT, what do you do after the session to retain the content?

Here are some ideas for you to consider:
1. Hold the webinar is one room. Everyone gathers there. This way camaraderie is created around learning.
2. Have a buddy system—partner up to see if the content learned is translating into work product.
3. Bring up the webinar topics at meetings. This will serve as a reminder of information learned.