How to Maintain Momentum this Summer

Whether you’re a parent working from home or you have a spouse/partner with shifting summer schedules, warmer weather could mean additional distractions to your everyday workflow, and we all know uninterrupted time is when we perform our best work. That’s why we wanted to share a helpful resource to help you maintain momentum during your... View Article

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How to Create Simple and Effective Instructional Designs

As we know, often times less is MORE! This, of course, can apply to many areas of instructional design, as well as life in general! Related: Webinar Recap: How to Design Your PowerPoint Slides like a Pro For today, let’s focus on one specific aspect. Go take a peek at any design project you are working... View Article


How to Communicate More Effectively and Efficient

In today’s Tiny Topic, we’re giving you a helpful tip that makes the world go ‘round when put into practice — especially in the middle of a project! Whether you are currently working as a contractor or employed by a company, cultivating responsiveness in your communication style can benefit either position. Why? Not only will... View Article


How to Turn Heads With Your PowerPoint Headers

Welcome back to Tiny Topics! We took a bit of a break for the last couple weeks with all things #ATD2018 going on. Related: Top 10 Tweets and Takeaways That Will Ease Your #ATD2018 FOMO Now that we’re back into the swing of things, I’m excited to introduce you to this twist on PowerPoint page... View Article


My 10-Year-Old Inspired This Genius Learning Activity

Today’s Tiny Topic is inspired by my 10-year-old daughter, Shae. Woot! #UnlockInnovation with Genius Hour This learning activity is pure GENIUS!!! This is an elementary activity that my daughter does in school. Every month, each student is encouraged to pick a topic they are interested in. It can be anything! Once a week, they spend... View Article


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


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