How to Kickstart Your Career in Instructional Design (Where to Network and Hone Your Interests!)

So, you want to have a successful career as an Instructional Designer? Let me tell you, it is a large learning and development ocean out there, and spending some time thinking through which direction you would like to go can provide a useful map on how to navigate it. Whether you’re looking to transition from... View Article

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Why Agreeable Learning Consultants Finish First — How to Become a Trusted LC

Who doesn’t fear the auditor, the skilled corporate detective who shows up unexpectedly, looking to find mistakes? I was an auditor before becoming a learning professional, and I heard this sentiment regularly from the people I’d been assigned to audit. You see, by some people’s expectations, I was just too agreeable to be an auditor.... View Article


Quality Assurance, 3 Crucial Reasons to Make it a Top Training Priority

Think about it — whether you’re shopping online, sitting at the doctor’s office, or perusing the produce section, you want top quality. Why shouldn’t our learners and clients expect the same of their training? That’s why one of our four core values at ttcInnovations is quality. As an editor, this particular value has always been... View Article


How Atomic Habits (Micro Methods) Can Help You Create Healthy Habits (That Stick!)

Near the end of 2019, my worst teenage fears were realized: I joined a “self-help” book club. Yep, the kind where we sip coffee, talk about our feelings, and think about how much better things could be if we just “put ourselves out there”! Jokes aside, this all started when a couple of like-minded acquaintances... View Article


6 Email Etiquette Tips for a Better Outlook (Pun Intended!)

There are countless ways to keep in touch these days (texts, phone calls, social media, Microsoft Teams or Slack, and even good ol’ fashioned snail mail to name a few), but we all still use email as a primary channel to transfer information, links, and other resources on a regular basis. Over the last 20... View Article


10 Work Day Essentials Our HR Manager Can’t Live Without

Today, we’re taking a peek behind the curtain (or computer screen, if you will) to get a glimpse of which office desk essentials our Human Resources Manager, Ryley Stout, can’t live without. Whether you are a creative looking to get “in the zone” or a leader looking to shift perspective with a boost of positivity,... View Article


Graphic Design Secrets Every Instructional Designer Needs to Know

If there’s one thing I’ve always loved about designers, it’s that we’re easily inspired and excited by others! I, personally, enjoy gathering takeaways and tidbits from other graphic designers and incorporating the things that make sense for me into my design process. As my process grows, so do the end result and overall client satisfaction.... View Article


How to Prepare for Your Next Interview (Advice from Our CHRO)

I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing countless candidates, and I’m rooting for each one to be a perfect fit when I sit down to conduct an interview. I assure you that your next interviewer is your partner in the hiring process and wants you to be successful as much as you do. Why am I... View Article


7 Favorites Tools & Apps from our Expert Instructional Designers

You asked, and our instructional designers answered with their top tools and applications! We were surprised to find that most of our IDs chose to highlight organizational platforms over project tools. But if you’re in the project world, you know just how many moving parts there are to each project. One needs to keep things... View Article


How to Get Your Remote Team to Collaborate Effectively

Virtual teams are becoming far more commonplace in the workforce these days. If you are new to this flexible, virtual environment, there are a few rules of thumb we recommend to ensure success! 1. Communicate! At ttcInnovations, our best practice is to respond within four business hours, whether by email, voicemail, or other communication. If... View Article


How to Keep Your Resume Fresh

Your resume is your first impression. It’s a reflection of your skills, experience, and even style, so it’s important to keep it fresh and top of mind for any future employers or opportunities within your current organization! In her article, 5 Secrets to Guarantee a Stand Out Professional Resume, our Human Resources Specialist, Nicole, states... View Article