Margie Meacham is One of the “100 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders” for 2018

Margie Meacham is One of the “100 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders” for 2018

I am so excited to receive the “100 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders” from the World Training & Development Congress. Each year, the selection committee searches the globe for a shortlist of individuals who are doing “extraordinary work with a track the record of solid achievements.” The shortlist is then reviewed by a Jury comprising of senior professionals from across the globe.

Past Event – The Neuroscience of Consulting – A private workshop for Propeller Group, October 5

Past Event – The Neuroscience of Consulting – A private workshop for Propeller Group, October 5

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve made a compelling recommendation to your client, only to have her decline to take your advice – even though she is paying you for your suggestions! Neuroscience tells us that any type of change is perceived as a threat by your unconscious “lizard brain,” which can make your job as a learning consultant incredible frustrating.

Eclipsed – How the Great Eclipse of 2017 May Have Changed Our Brains Forever

Eclipsed – How the Great Eclipse of 2017 May Have Changed Our Brains Forever

On August 21, 2017, the shadow of the Moon raced across the U.S. from Salem, Oregon to Charleston South Carolina at an average speed of over 2,000 miles per hour. About twelve million lucky people lived along the path of totality. At least seven million more traveled to get inside the path to see one of the most inspiring natural wonders of a lifetime – and I was one of them.

Podcast: Sales Training with the Brain in Mind – Mike Simmons, Co-Founder of Catalyst Sale

Podcast: Sales Training with the Brain in Mind – Mike Simmons, Co-Founder of Catalyst Sale

If you’re thinking that this topic is only for those of us who directly design and deliver sales training, think again! Every learning professional must “sell” content and target behaviors to be effective. My guest in this session is Mike Simmons, co-founder of Catalyst Sale, a full-service Sales Management Consultancy that builds Sales capability and capacity for organizations.

Podcast: TLDChat – Featuring Margie Meacham

Podcast: TLDChat – Featuring Margie Meacham

Every weekday, learning professionals from around the world gather for a livestreaming interactive video experience at www.TLDC.us. I was honored to join them as a guest and talk about the future of learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, neuroscience and the scientific method.

The Google Effect

The Google Effect

I recently heard a term that was new to me, “The Google Effect.” So of course, what did I do? I googled it. It turns out that there’s been quite a lot of research into the effects of online search on our brains and our apparent decline in the ability to remember things.

I Reconstructed a Neuron!

I Reconstructed a Neuron!

In a wonderful mash-up of gamification and crowdsourcing, the Mozak brainbuilder helps scientists at the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science by challenging gamers to connect the dots and identify the many dendrites coming from a single cell body. In the past, hard-working graduate students might toil away on this task, possibly making mistakes with tired eyes and wandering attention, but by pooling the consensus results from many people.

Are You Ready for the Great Eclipse?

Are You Ready for the Great Eclipse?

A wonderful accident has placed our moon at just the right distance from the Earth so that when it gets between the Sun and the Earth we perceive the moon as completely blocking out the Sun. Total eclipses have been considered omens of great events since our earliest ancestors.

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot?

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot?

In 2016, the World Economic Forum, a think tank about the future, asked talent management officers from a wide range of industries for their take on the Future of Work. In a remarkable demonstration of how the brain can trick us into thinking we’re making purely logical decisions, this group of senior executives identified sweeping disruptions in jobs, technology and work life coming in just the next four years.

Please vote for our podcast!

Please vote for our podcast!

Sam Rogers, author of Just Do the Thing, is conducting a survey of podcasts for learning professionals and I’m honored to be included on the list. If you’re enjoying our wonderful slate of dreamers, experts and speakers, please hop over to his site and give us your vote. And if you haven’t checked out our podcast yet, please give us a listen and then vote!

What Does It Mean to Be Intelligent?

What Does It Mean to Be Intelligent?

The Singularity is a term you’ll find in science and in science fiction. It was coined by mathematician John von Neumann to define a theoretical moment when the artificial intelligence of computers surpasses the capacity of the human brain. The term is borrowed from physics and quantum mechanics, where the term gravitational singularity is used in the study of black holes.

Podcast: Jo Cook – The Future of Learning Technology

Podcast: Jo Cook – The Future of Learning Technology

In her role as Deputy Editor of TrainingJournal (TJ) magazine and website, Jo Cook focuses her time on ground-breaking discussion webinars and speaking at events. TJ is the only independent, monthly print magazine in the UK for learning and development professionals and has 50 years’ experience with the best L&D thought leaders.

Podcast Guest Elizabeth Jameson Does TED Talk

Podcast Guest Elizabeth Jameson Does TED Talk

Podcast guest, Elizabeth Jameson, is an artist specializing in the intersection of art and science. As a person living with Multiple Sclerosis, she uses neuro-technology to transform her brain scans into a vibrant, unique form of portraiture that celebrates the imperfect body and brain.

Podcast – Travis Waugh – The Future of Learning

Podcast – Travis Waugh – The Future of Learning

Travis Waugh is an Instructional Technologist at Georgia Institute of Technology. In that role, he’s on the leading edge of learning technology, so he was a perfect guest to indulge my interests in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, computer-aided cognition, smart LMS systems and other exciting topics.

Look Out! Here Comes the Smart LMS

Look Out! Here Comes the Smart LMS

If you were born after 1970, you might not even remember a day in your working life when the Learning Management System (LMS) did not exist. Early iterations of the LMS first started appearing in the 1970s to support a truly disruptive innovation that we now call “eLearning.” Since then, these two learning tools have grown up together, each evolving as the other pushed the envelope a bit further, creating an iterative path to innovation.

How to Think Like a Millennial

How to Think Like a Millennial

According to the Pew Research Group, Millennials are the largest generational cohort in the workforce, but many of us are still trying to understand their needs and expectations. In this post, we look at one of the most significant requirements of this generation: personalization.

This Is Your Learner’s Brain on Coffee

This Is Your Learner’s Brain on Coffee

It’s been called “America’s number one drug problem” and “a miracle drug for the tired.” Onsite training programs often provide coffee as a refreshment for learners and instructors alike, and its presence in the workplace is so expected that coffee frequently appears on the list of top perks offered in desirable workplaces.

Podcast: Debbie Wooldridge, Founder and President of ttcinnovations

Podcast: Debbie Wooldridge, Founder and President of ttcinnovations

Debbie Wooldridge is a big idea person who founded ttcinnovations to help organizations improve their operations through effective training strategies and programs. I’ve had the pleasure to work with Debbie and her talented team on several major projects so I can attest to her passion and skill for providing engaging learning solutions. Debbie’s company has helped businesses enhance job performance, improve customer satisfaction, deliver business results and achieve their goals.

Learningtogo Is a Constant Contact All-Star – Thanks to You!

Learningtogo Is a Constant Contact All-Star – Thanks to You!

The Learningtogo Brain and Learning newsletter has been awarded the Constant Contact 2016 All Star designation. The annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of blogs and newsletters on Constant Contact, based on their significant achievements using email marketing to engage their customer base and drive results for their organization during the prior year.

Upcoming Event: Training Magazine 2017 Online Learning Conference (Sept 25-27, New Orleans) – Learning Begins After Class: The Forgetting Curve in Online Learning

Upcoming Event: Training Magazine 2017 Online Learning Conference (Sept 25-27, New Orleans) – Learning Begins After Class: The Forgetting Curve in Online Learning

In this 60-minute session you will learn how the brain deliberately “forgets” and how you can overcome the forgetting curve through purposeful follow-up and reinforcement after training has taken place. You will walk away with a plan to build value in your learning designs through reinforcement that is grounded in learning science.

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