Learning and Differences in Brain Function

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the benefits of thinking like a dog. As a cat lover and owner of many wonderful felines, I felt it was time to focus on our other “best friend,” the cat. My opinion is that cats are probably far smarter than we generally imagine; they simply... View Article

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Eight Questions with a VP of Human Resources

We asked, and she told! ttcInnovator and contributor Kat Bourgeois, sits down with our VP of Human Resources, Dana Janssen to chat about the secret to discovering the next great idea, contractor relationships, and the importance of really listening to your team. Dana, can you describe your role with ttcInnovations? My role encompasses the entire... View Article

Four Great Places to Work outside the House

Don’t get us wrong — we love working from home. The flexible hours, the sweatpants casual work attire, and the freedom of decorating your own space just the way you like it are huge perks of being a virtual worker. But there are times when a home office just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes we need... View Article

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.” Yet 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. But what... View Article

Our Top eLearning Blogs to Follow

Looking for some helpful hints, advice on facing common dilemmas in instructional design, or just a fun read while you take a break and grab another cup of joe? Check out some of our favorite eLearning bloggers! Jennifer Valley Head over to Jennifer’s blog for a variety of well-written posts on subjects that range from... View Article

Number One Secret to Getting Business Referrals

As professionals, we know much of our incoming business is based upon referrals. As consumers ourselves, we know how much more we are open to a friend or acquaintances recommendation rather than a sales cold call. The key to gaining more business is founding our professional relationships on trust. A level of personal connection is... View Article

When Training Isn’t Enough, Ask ADDIE

The client asked you for training And you promptly complied You designed a great course Developed content with pride You booked a great room And of course ordered food Implementation went great The Evals? All good! But later you learned Performance still slumped! Classes were cancelled Your training was dumped! What went wrong?
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4 Productivity Apps No Entrepreneur Can Live Without: Part 1

If there’s one thing we all wish for, it’s more time. With the holiday season ramping up and filling our calendars with holiday cheer, settling back in to the work grind can get a little more difficult. [Tweet “Never fear- there’s an app for that! 4 productivity apps no entrepreneur can live without.”] Evernote Evernote... View Article

Don’t Become “Story-bored”

As most instructional designers would agree, the Web-based Training (WBT) genre is a mainstay in our arsenal of training tools. While some might just jump in and immediately start developing the elearning solution using the authoring tool of choice — Articulate®, Captivate and so on — I feel it’s imperative to develop a storyboard first.... View Article

8 Questions with a Corporate Training Client Relationship Executive

Today we’re talking with Teresa Chiapputo, the face of ttcInnovations to many of our clients. Teresa, can you describe your role with ttcInnovations? I’m all about relationships. I ensure that our clients — at all levels — enjoy all the benefits of having ttcInnovations as a partner. On any given day I may be bidding... View Article

4 Benefits of Networking

As the holiday season opens with an explosion of tinsel, greenery, and lights, we face down a month of holiday gatherings big and small. Whether you know every guest at the party, maybe just one or two, or are the host yourself, take advantage of the mix and mingle to network. Networking is not only... View Article