Fundraising Campaign for Pencils of Promise

I can hardly believe the holiday’s are already upon on us.  So far, I’ve managed to avoid Black Friday (didn’t do one bit of shopping), but I did participate in Small Business Saturday by visiting a super cute coffee shop in the Hamptons while on a short family vacation. I sadly didn’t get to participate... View Article

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Lessons Learned from Becoming a Learner

Recently, I’ve had the experience of becoming a learner all over again. I can only liken it to what it must have been like to ride a bike for the first time — only worse. Where a young child may be open and receptive to new learning because everything is new to them, an adult... View Article


Using Anti-Stock Photos for Content Creation

A couple of weeks ago, we were scrolling through our Twitter feed and stumbled across this tweet… Things I’m loving right now: Anti-Stock Photo Sites http://t.co/AuE5l2O4UY — Ashley Bennett (@aabennet) October 9, 2013 Hmm…anti-stock, what’s that? Our interests were piqued — time to do some investigation! We continued on to Ashley’s post and discovered what... View Article


Working from Home — Yea or Nay?

My father belonged to the suit-and-tie brigade. Every day for 39 years, he either drove to work or took a combination of buses and trains to reach the office. He looks at me in my gym shorts and sneakers walking four seconds from the kitchen to my home office and shakes his head. “Don’t you... View Article


Tools for Your Tracking Time

In the time of punch clocks, tracking the hours and minutes you spent working was easy-peasy. Simply show up to work, grab your card, line it up, and punch it — then rinse and repeat at the end of the day. Some companies still use this system, or each employee is assigned a code to... View Article


eLearning Lessons from an eLearning Learner

Years ago, as the troubleshooter for an experimental self-study learning project, my job was to resolve student confusion before any modules went to print. The students’ feedback provided invaluable insight into learner needs and implementation issues, and the lessons learned back then seem just as relevant to today’s elearning and mobile learning design challenges. Online... View Article


The Do’s and Don’ts of Email Etiquette

Now that we’ve covered web meeting etiquette and conference call etiquette, we thought it would be a good idea to cover the do’s and don’ts of the most basic form of business communication — email. For virtual companies especially, emails are essential to exchanging information, keeping team members and clients up-to-date, and asking project-specific questions.... View Article


5 Ways to Avoid Distraction & Increase Productivity

So much to do, so little time! How often do we reach the end of our day and wonder, where did time go? While we can’t conjure up an extra five hours in the day, minimizing distractions during working hours is one surefire way to tackle you to-do list in a timely manner. Maximize your... View Article


8 Questions with a Corporate Training CEO

We asked, and she told! ttcInnovator and contributor Kat Bourgeois, sits down with president and CEO Debbie Wooldridge, to get down to the heart of innovation, quality, and fun. Why is the word “innovation” in the company name?  Innovation should be top of mind for everyone who works with us in every role on every... View Article


Working Virtually — the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Once devoutly desired by cubicle-bound denizens, working virtually — which most of the time means working from home on your computer — has become more commonplace than ever. This is due to, among other things, increased entrepreneurship, younger retirees with new careers, part-time at-home workers, and augmented technological capabilities. Is working virtually for you? Check... View Article


Web Meeting Etiquette

As those of us who work virtually know, web conferencing is an invaluable method for connecting with clients and coworkers. When your meeting involves people across the country (or world), convenient tools like WebEx® can make it much easier for everyone to share information, discuss goals, collaborate on projects, and more. Earlier this year, we... View Article