Have You Seen the First Infographic?

Have You Seen the First Infographic?

If you think the Infographic is a new tool to help convey complex information, think again. It’s been around over 100 years. I recently came across the earliest example I’ve found, in this graphic representation of the suffrage movement newspaper published in 1913. It’s a great example of how to use data visualization to tell a complex story.

4 Lessons from Digital Learning – How Digital Learning is Transforming Our World and Rewiring our Brains

4 Lessons from Digital Learning – How Digital Learning is Transforming Our World and Rewiring our Brains

A few weeks ago, I had a problem to solve and it was something of an emergency. My Keurig had failed to make my morning cup of coffee. I followed the directions, like I’d done a hundred times before, but it just sat there, mocking me. I could have opened the minuscule user guide that came with the device, but I was in a hurry, and caffeine withdrawal was already kicking in.

Podcast: Sam Rogers – Just Do the Thing

Podcast: Sam Rogers – Just Do the Thing

Sam Rogers is the author of “Just Do the Thing: A Guide” and creates engaging learning for clients including: Google, Capital One, Deloitte, and AAA. As President of Snap Synapse, he speaks frequently at conferences sharing his passion for solving the problems that matter and inspiring audiences to action.

Sam Rogers – Just Do the Thing

Sam Rogers is the author of “Just Do the Thing: A Guide” and creates engaging learning for clients including: Google, Capital One, Deloitte, and AAA. As President of Snap Synapse, he speaks frequently at conferences sharing his passion for solving the problems that matter and inspiring audiences to action. I got together with Sam to talk about his book and his work as a learning consultant.

The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions

If you are one of the many people who made a New Year’s resolution for 2018, you may have already fallen off your goal. Don’t feel too badly. After one month, only about 64 percent of resolutions are still in force and by six months that number drops to less than 50 percent.

Why the Holidays Can Make You Cry (And what you can do about it)

Why the Holidays Can Make You Cry (And what you can do about it)

I don’t know about you, but I’m always incredibly busy this time of year. Most of my clients operate on a calendar year that requires all projects to be completed and paid for by December 31. That means that just when everyone is starting to take days off to be with their families, I am crunching through long days to complete deliverables ahead of the deadline.

Does Your Brain Need Santa Claus?

Does Your Brain Need Santa Claus?

SPOILER ALERT: If you believe in Santa Claus, you might not want to read any further!!!
What do Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Leprechauns, Unicorns and my “lucky” putter all have in common? They are all examples of “magical thinking.”

Do you have snakes in your brain?

Do you have snakes in your brain?

Like all other life on this planet, humans evolved in order to survive, and our brains have become spectacular survival machines. By understanding the threats our earliest ancestors faced in our early history, we can understand why our brains function the way they do today.

Upcoming Event: Essentials of Brain-Based Learning (Live online: Jul 26-Aug 9, 2018 & more)

Upcoming Event: Essentials of Brain-Based Learning (Live online: Jul 26-Aug 9, 2018 & more)

If you could understand what was happening in the brains of your target audience, would you be a more effective trainer, designer, consultant, or leader? Thanks to recent advances in neuroscience, learning and talent development professionals now have an opportunity to alter their approaches to change management, leadership development, training, and instructional design.

Happy Thanksgiving – It’s Good for the Brain!

Happy Thanksgiving – It’s Good for the Brain!

The U.S. is one of several countries that celebrates the end of the harvest with a day of giving thanks – that we’re prepared to survive another winter. With the word “survival” in the opening line, you’ve probably guessed that I’m about to find a way to link eating turkey with survival, because that’s usually where I end up when I talk about our marvelous survival machines – our brains.

Futurist Bill Jensen: Are You Ready for the Future?

Futurist Bill Jensen: Are You Ready for the Future?

Futurist, change expert and CEO of the Jensen Group, Bill Jensen (aka “Simpleton Bill”) helps companies, teams, and individuals double their productivity and pursue their passions. Bill has spent the past 25 years studying how work gets done, and I was thrilled to have him join our Brain Matters Online Conference in 2015. Future Strong is his eighth book and we’re featuring it on Margie’s Bookshelf. You can find all of his work at www.simplerwork.com.

Podcast with Futurist Bill Jensen: Are You Ready for the Future?

Podcast with Futurist Bill Jensen: Are You Ready for the Future?

Futurist, change expert and CEO of the Jensen Group, Bill Jensen (aka “Simpleton Bill”) helps companies, teams, and individuals double their productivity and pursue their passions. Bill has spent the past 25 years studying how work gets done, and I was thrilled to have him join our Brain Matters Online Conference in 2015. Future Strong is his eighth book and we’re featuring it on Margie’s Bookshelf. You can find all of his work at www.simplerwork.com.

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