Series

May 24, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 4: Keeping it Real

Is there such a thing as too much reality? In my first post on this topic, I said this: “So how do you apply some of the rules of storytelling to our training initiatives? The key is to focus on how the world works in real life.” The great thing about writing novels or screenplays is that you can make everything up. You’re not bound by the reality of what’s possible. But in a learning story, there needs to be some grounding in reality, however tenuous. In my simulation work, we often get hung up on reality. Does the simulation environment need to be a carbon copy of the real world?...

Is there such a thing as too much reality? In my first post on this topic, I said this: “So how do...

Apr 29, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 3: The Predictable Unexpected

Stories are compelling when you think you know what’s going to happen next, and then the story throws in a twist. You...

Stories are compelling when you think you know what’s going to happen next, and then the story throws in a twist. You...

Apr 26, 2010

Attributes of Effective Coaching: Coaching Appreciatively

Coaching is one of my favorite topics to research and discuss. That might surprise you since I’ve written the majority of my...

Coaching is one of my favorite topics to research and discuss. That might surprise you since I’ve written the majority of my...

Apr 22, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 2: 7 Tips for Effective Storytelling

In the first post in this series, I provided an overview for integrating storytelling into learning; now, in the spirit of translating...

In the first post in this series, I provided an overview for integrating storytelling into learning; now, in the spirit of translating...

Apr 20, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 1: Yelling at the Movie Screen

Storytelling is one of the most effective yet underused methods for enhancing adult learning. Ever heard someone yell at characters on a...

Storytelling is one of the most effective yet underused methods for enhancing adult learning. Ever heard someone yell at characters on a...

Apr 1, 2010

Transformative Learning, Part 5: The Value of Reflection

Last night, I attended an ASTD Corporate SIG meeting where a panel of speakers shared their talent management and development best practices....

Last night, I attended an ASTD Corporate SIG meeting where a panel of speakers shared their talent management and development best practices....

Mar 22, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 3: The View from IBM

[This article explores the impact that IBM has had on the use of VIEs in business. Today’s entry is the first of...

[This article explores the impact that IBM has had on the use of VIEs in business. Today’s entry is the first of...

Feb 23, 2010

Virtually There: The Top Ten Best Practices for Implementing Virtual Worlds

I’m hoping you’ll join me on March 24, 2010 at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando, FL. Besides the obvious...

I’m hoping you’ll join me on March 24, 2010 at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando, FL. Besides the obvious...

Feb 15, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 2: A Matter of Life and Death

[This is part 2 of series that started here. I met Dr. Glynn Cavin at this year’s ASTD TechKnowledge conference. He shared...

[This is part 2 of series that started here. I met Dr. Glynn Cavin at this year’s ASTD TechKnowledge conference. He shared...

Jan 31, 2010

No Such Thing as a Difficult Client: 5 Quick Tips

Establish common ground. What business-relevant goals do you and your client have in common? Start by acknowledging a shared interest. Focus on...

Establish common ground. What business-relevant goals do you and your client have in common? Start by acknowledging a shared interest. Focus on...

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