Where’s Waldo? Eight Ways to Identify Creative People

It isn’t PC to have stereotypes, yet when certain attributes are mentioned we cannot help but to form a mental picture. How do you picture a creative person? Do they dress differently, have funky colored hair, tattoos, and piercings? Possibly.

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Instructional Design: Learning the Lessons We Teach

Consistently, instructional designers are tasked with three objectives: 1) teach learners new information 2) reevaluate current knowledge 3) assess outcomes. When is that last time you turned that rubric on yourself? This is not a train-the-trainer moment – it is

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Infographics: Information at a Glance

Infographics are visual images that help break down complicated information. They offer strong visual hooks to translate complex data into easily digestible chunks. A quick scan of Pinterest will reveal dozens of colorful, eye-catching infographics. Why are they important? And

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They’re Out There – UNOs (Unexpected Networking Opportunities)

We’ve all heard the stories: chance encounters, right place at the right time, or a blast from the past. And voila! The unexpected networking opportunity of a lifetime lands in someone’s lap, with seemingly zero effort and all of the

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Keep Your Networking Momentum Going

You just returned from a great conference, or tradeshow, where you met so many contacts! Now what? Once the flurry of excitement and activity has settled and you’re back at the office, how do you keep the networking momentum going?

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Tips to Make Your Conference Experience Count

Some conferences you have to go to, while other conferences you look forward to attending. What is the difference? It may be that with a little preparation, every conference can be a positive and worthwhile venture. Here are some tips

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Attitude Is Everything

A quote I recently came across asks, “Was it a bad day? Or was it a bad five minutes that you milked all day?” For instance, say you argue with your child over an outfit one morning – do you

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A Fresh Way to Organize Your Work – And Your Life

Do you think of journaling as a pastime from a bygone era, filled with run-on sentences and ink blots? Think again. Bullet Journals are gaining huge popularity as an “analog system for a digital age.” If you understand the saying,

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The Link between Questions and Creativity

Asking questions can spark innovation. But can it also spark creativity? Absolutely, says Michael Gelb, author of How to Think like Leonardo Da Vinci. He states, “Great minds go on asking confounding questions… Leonardo’s childlike sense of wonder and insatiable

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Polish Your Pitch and Shine

Imagine you’re at a conference, when your dream client joins you in the elevator. She asks what you do, and you dash off a one-sentence explanation. She lights up and says, “That’s exactly the help I’m looking for! I have

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