How to Create Focus With Infographics

Creating a visual effect to direct learners’ focus can be a wonderful and easy trick to add dimension — even in a PPT (Powerpoint) presentation or an ILT (instructor-led training). Present the graphic…then shift the focus to one part of the graphic — here’s how: Step 1: Select and Place Create or find a beautiful,... View Article

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What Do You Really Need to Include in Your Learning Plan?

Today’s Tiny Topic idea was inspired by one of our tiny but mighty Senior Instructional Designers, Charlotte Donaldson! Thanks to our team for continuing to inspire us to #UnlockInnovation. Grab a notebook and let’s get ready to dive into guided notetaking! Lecture…try as we might to avoid it, it can be a necessary component of... View Article


Action Mapping and How to Prevent Information Overload

For today’s Tiny Topic, we’re talking about information overload — specifically, how to avoid it when working with subject matter experts who ask for everything, including the kitchen sink! According to Bill Jensen in Simplicity: The New Competitive Advantage: “Undisciplined communication is the third biggest source of harmful complexity in business.” One of the key things Mr.... View Article


How To Twist Up the Traditional Teach Back Method

It’s Tiny Topic time!!! In case you missed last week’s introduction to our ttcInnovations Tiny Topics, I recommend catching up on the “four-1-1” (it’ll make sense after you read it) here! Today, we’re chatting about the good ol’ teach-back method. There are some great benefits to be had from ingesting knowledge well enough to teach... View Article


Why the Best Learning Activities Are Made for Four

Welcome to Tiny Topics!!!! Tiny topics are tidbits, tricks, or tools intended to inspire, enlighten, inform, and maybe even amuse you — all delivered in less than one tiny minute of your busy day! As a leader in innovation at ttcInnovations, it’s my personal passion to ensure that our team continues to push the boundaries of... View Article