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

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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


To the Aspiring Contractor, Expert Freelancing Tips from Our Team

So, you are thinking of freelancing – the allure of being your own boss, choosing the projects you want to take, and having the flexibility to work from home is quite attractive. However, it’s not for everyone. Make sure you take an honest inventory of the way you naturally function. Do you like change? Are... View Article


Emotional Intelligence: The One Skill You Need to Stand Out, Plus Tactics to Boost It

What are you looking for in a contractor? What are your gold standard requirements? What makes a freelance contractor stand out? I’m consistently fielding these questions and I suggest that the answer is simple – high emotional intelligence (or emotional quotient [EQ]). According to Talent Smart, 90% of high performers have high EQ, while a... View Article


5 Secrets to Guarantee a Stand Out Professional Resume

Resumes are a first impression – words on a page that illustrate what YOU bring to the table. Whether you’re an employee or a freelancer, your resume is one of the most powerful marketing tools at your disposal. Here are some professional resume tips and tricks to help guarantee a stand out resume. #1: Update Your... View Article


How to Increase Client Satisfaction: The Recipe for Success

You want to keep your clients happy and raving from the rooftops about you, right? Whether you are a contractor or a member of a business learning team, producing amazing results is only half the battle of keeping your clients happy and coming back for more. That part is just the base of the cupcake!... View Article


Cyber Monday 2018: The Best Deals for Training Professionals

Last year, we shared the hottest Cyber Monday deals for learning professionals, and you all LOVED them! In the same holiday spirit of helping fellow innovators save big during a time that can be not only hard on your schedule but on your wallet as well — here are the best deals for training professionals,... View Article


3 Video Conferencing Tools for the Learning Professional

Whether you are part of a virtual team or not, you probably do business with people who aren’t always in the next cubicle. With the help of technology, the current workforce is moving further and further apart, and some teams work across hundreds, or even thousands, of miles to get the job done. Being a... View Article