How to Find and Refine Your Instructional Design Niche

As instructional designers, it can sometimes feel like we are the star of a one-person band. We’re expected to be able to write any type of training a business may want while being masters of every part of the instructional design process. That is one tall order! But I’d like to argue that you shouldn’t... View Article

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Yes, Microlearning Actually Benefits Businesses — Here’s Why

First, what is microlearning? Microlearning is a succinct burst of knowledge focused on one specific learning outcome. It is often used to break down a larger topic into numerous bite-sized modules, allowing for learning flexibility. Is it a strategy that works for ALL learning in an organization? Absolutely not. Is it a fantastic solution to... View Article


6 PowerPoint Resources We’re Thankful For

Do you ever feel like you could improve your PowerPoint presentation designs? Maybe you always stick to the same look or feel limited by brand standards. Regardless of how you feel about your projects, there is always room for improvement and learning from others! As your learning team puts together PowerPoints for effective training, you’ll... View Article


A PowerPoint Tip to Make Your Slides More Professional

Following our recent webinars, How to Design Your PowerPoint Slides Like a Pro and How to Bring Your PowerPoint Training to Life with Better Animations and Transitions, we received some great feedback regarding the tutorials and freebies we gave away during the live sessions — so much that we thought to turn a popular question into a... 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


5 Blog Posts to Help You Beat the Heat and #UnlockInnovation

If you are shocked that your calendar already says “August,” join the club! We cannot believe the summer is coming to a close, but until it’s over, we’re going to keep enjoying the warm rays and good reads. With all that fun in the sun, we know it’s easy to fall behind on the many... View Article


Webinar Recap: How to Bring Your Powerpoint Training to Life with Better Animations & Transitions

If you missed our recent webinar, “How to Design Your Powerpoint Slides Like a Pro,” you’ll definitely want to tune in before catching up on yesterday’s webinar, “How to Bring Your PowerPoint Training to Life with Better Animations & Transitions.” In this continuation from our first Powerpoint webinar, Master Instructional Designer, Kesha, and Freelance Graphic... View Article


3 Free Resources for the Instructional Designer

Do you ever feel that you are constantly creating content and turning everyone else’s visions into a reality, resulting in creative burnout? In design work, it’s easy to hit a wall when it comes to inspiration. Today’s Tiny Topic gives three free resources to help instructional designers hit the reset button and get creative. Add... View Article


How to Be Bold with Your Powerpoint Slides

There are many components that go into a PowerPoint presentation. The information you’d like to relay, brand standards, design elements, the list goes on! In one of our recent webinars, How to Design PowerPoint Slides Like a PRO, I teamed up with our Freelance Graphic Designer, Cortney, to focus in on the design aspect of... View Article


12 Blog Posts to Help You Spring Into Summer

The rays are finally warm enough for laid-back weekends by the pool and summer nights at the beach. Anytime in between (at the work desk, of course!), you’re dreaming of each. With the turn of the season, it’s easy to only think about kickin’ back to relax with the perfect summer picnic plate in hand.... View Article