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

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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


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


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


6 Top Books for the Learning Professional

We’ve shared our favorite learning podcasts and Ted Talks. Now it’s time to share the 6 top books for the learning professional! So often we are on-the-go and reach for our earbuds to multi-task these learning activities. But sitting down with a good book can have its fair share of benefits. If you stand to... 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


5 Cool Ways to Make Team Motivation Soar in the Dog Days of Summer

Are you feeling the heat this summer? When the dog days are far from over and talent shortages are soaring (like those warmer temps), the business world keeps on sizzlin’… and you might be left wondering — how can I keep my team focused and motivated? Not to mention — how do I juggle the overwhelming... View Article


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