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Getting Away from “One Size Fits All” Training (2/7/2019)- As any woman who has worn a mumu can attest, one size fits no one particularly well. So what can we do to avoid the trap of “one size fits all training?" Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can give us some help.
NEW Essentials of Brain-Based Learning (Live online May 2 – 16) (2/5/2019)- 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.
Join me at TLDC 2019 (1/25/2019)- You can't be with your learners 24x7, but a chatbot can! Chances are you're already interacting with bots to make online purchases and manage your bank account, so maybe it's time to get serious about using simple AI to enable learning.
The Brain Science of Keeping Resolutions (12/30/2018)- If you are one of the many people make a New Year’s resolution, your should know this...
Does Your Brain Need Santa Claus? (12/25/2018)- 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.”
Give the Gift of Brain Health and Learning (12/24/2018)- I just finished another session of my brain-aware instructional design workshop and I came to a big realization. As learning professionals, we all see information on the science of learning almost every day and we’re becoming better and better at incorporating this information into our instructional design and training delivery practices.
The Neuroscience of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (12/24/2018)- Last night, the music from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer reminded me of a Christmas long gone by. It was a happy memory, so why was I starting to cry?
Make Them Say “Wow” with a Smart Chatbot (12/4/2018)- You might have already considered using artificial intelligence to bring the “wow factor” to your next project, but it can sound like a complicated and expensive endeavor—especially for your first time.
What I’m Thankful for This Year (11/19/2018)- Since I’m reminding all of you about the benefits of gratitude for your body and brain in another post, I thought I’d take a moment to share what I’m most thankful for this year.
Maximize Learner Retention With a Smart Chatbot (11/17/2018)- Coming to TechKnowledge 2019! Chatbots are not just a fad. They are becoming an important part of both the learning experience and daily on-the-job tasks. Intelligent chatbots can adapt to the needs of individual learners and share customized tips, suggestions and answers to questions about course content in text or voice. They can integrate well […]
Recognized Elite L&D Professional (11/12/2018)- I recently got some great news from TTA (The Training Associates), the Largest, Provider of On-Demand Learning and Development Talent. I’ve been recognized as a Platinum level consultant. Here’s an excerpt from the recognition I received. “We’re excited to recognize you as an elite L&D professional based on your consistent contribution to delivering exceptional service […]
Remembering Jay Cross (11/9/2018)- Today I'm remembering one of the true pioneers of learning science, Jay Cross. Jay was a friend and mentor ...
A Permanent State of Mourning – When Will We Stop The Killing? (11/9/2018)- It has long been suspected that we are hard-wired to help each other. So why are so many of us becoming cold-blooded killers?
TMI! Cognitive Overload and Learning (11/6/2018)- If you want to get a sense of the vast amount of data exploding every second, visit Internet Live Stats and watch the numbers for Internet users, websites, emails and many other statistics updated in real time. But watch out ...
And the Winners Are … (10/31/2018)- Last month I had the pleasure of speaking at the Northlake Professional Development Summit. To celebrate the terrific turnout for my closing address (many kudos to Brianne Thomas for running such a successful event) I gave every attendee a free ebook on the neuroscience of developing leaders. Now I’m announcing the two winners of signed […]
Scary Halloween Deals at our Online Store (10/30/2018)- If you’re looking for brains, zombies, black cats, costumes, or scary artwork, you’ve come to the right place. Our online store is full of fun stuff for Halloween – or just any time you want to celebrate the brain! Here are just a few items you can find online.    
Are you voting with your lizard brain? (10/30/2018)- With a national election getting closer and closer, I find myself thinking about our political system and the increasingly divisive tone of policy debate today.
Remembering Jay Cross (10/30/2018)- I'm remembering one of the true pioneers of learning science, Jay Cross. Jay was a friend and mentor ...
The Results Are In! We’re Going Monthly! (10/30/2018)- I am so thankful to all of you who took the time to open my email last month, read the newsletter, and answer my survey. Your responses will help me curate a newsletter that matters to you. This is the first result of your feedback. The majority of you want to get this newsletter monthly, […]
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