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

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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


19 Tips for the Best Professional LinkedIn Profile [PLUS 4 Bonus Tips]

More often than not, our LinkedIn profile takes the backseat behind professional development and daily work to do’s. When we sign off at the end of the day, the last task we want to tackle is updating our online portfolio. But whether you’re in search of work or comfortable at a job you’ve had for... View Article


The Top 4 Soft Skills You Need To Ace An Interview

First, let’s tackle “soft skills” themselves — what are they? Soft skills are desirable qualities that are often intangible and difficult to quantify, but just as important as any to be demonstrated during the interview process. Examples include the ability to work with others, a good attitude, common sense, and empathy. Last month, we were... View Article


6 Learning Blog Posts to Propel You into Fall

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... View Article


How to Avoid Project Complications and Keep Things Simple

I was recently chatting with one of our instructional designers, John, who kindly pointed out, “I think we are trying to complicate a one car parade!” Later in the conversation, he mentioned that the quote he had recited to us was something his high school football coach used to shout to the team, and it... View Article


How to Overcome Procrastination and #UnlockInnovation

Today’s Tiny Topic is all about procrastination. You know, that thing we all like to put off talking about. I certainly have no magic cure… but I do have a few nuggets to offer my fellow procrastinators. Hopefully at least one of these pieces of inspiration will speak to you, propel you in the right... View Article