6 Learning Blog Posts to Propel You into Fall

Emily Meade
Posted: September 5, 2018

As the summer comes to a close, we are stocking our desks with freshly sharpened pencils and new stacks of sticky notes for Q4. But before we charge full steam ahead, we’re taking a minute to review all that August had in store for you right here on the blog. From a webinar replay to helpful downloads to Tiny Topic tips, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of this throwback on the month behind us — so grab your coffee or Pumpkin Spiced Latte and cozy up for a read!

Webinar Recap: How to Bring Your PowerPoint Training to Life with Better Animations & Transitions. First up, we have our webinar recap on How to Bring Your PowerPoint Training to Life with Better Animations & Transitions. This webinar was hosted by our freelance graphic designer, Cortney, and master instructional designer, Kesha, to expound on the first webinar they facilitated a few weeks prior: How to Design Your PowerPoint Slides Like a Pro. If you missed either or both, head to the blog posts above for a full recap, feedback, freebies, and the replay to brush up on your PowerPoint skills!

5 Blog Posts to Help You Beat the Heat and #UnlockInnovation. An August recap wouldn’t be complete without a look back at July! In case you stepped out of the office for summer vacation, this blog post will fill you in on all the amazing content July had to offer. You’ll find three FREE resources for instructional designers, a quiz to determine if staff augmentation is right for your learning organization, top books to read for the learning professional, and MORE.

How to Overcome Procrastination and #UnlockInnovation. Procrastination… that one word we know all too well (some more than others!). If you didn’t think there was a solution to procrastination, there is! And if you still think there isn’t after reading this blog post, at least there is a funny Ted Talk on how the mind of a procrastinator works. Our team of Innovators definitely chuckled at this one — and got right back to work, of course!

Pros and Cons of Hiring Contractors vs. Employees. If you’re faced with your next hire and aren’t sure whether to bring on a contractor or an employee, we have a thorough breakdown of the pros and cons of both. Straight from our HR Specialist, you’ll read through the top things you should consider when choosing between full-time hires and Extra Hands You Don’t Have to Hold™. We even have a special offer where you can tap into our talent on us!

Related: Is Staff Augmentation Right for Your Learning Organization? [+Quiz]

The Ultimate L&D Guide to Interviewing Staffing Vendors. When considering a qualified staffing vendor to fill your training department’s temporary talent needs, it’s important to ask the right questions to get the right answers! Not sure what you should be asking? We’ve created The Ultimate L&D Guide to Interviewing Staffing Vendors so you don’t have to figure it out on your own. And guess what? It’s FREE. That’s right, free for you because we know the frustration of meeting outsourcing needs pronto and the process it takes to get there.

How to Avoid Project Complications and Keep Things Simple. We know learning projects can be multi-faceted and full of road blocks. That’s why, in this Tiny Topic, we pose one question and one quote to keep things simple for you and your team. You won’t be managing what feels like a 50-car parade anymore after this. And you’ll know what we’re talking about after reading the blog post.

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