How to Prevent Stifled Creativity

Are you stifling your creativity? Learn about 5 bad habits that stifle creativity and how to prevent them. 1. Creating and Evaluating at the Same Time Guilty! I am the type of person that is often observing and evaluating EVERYTHING. And when it comes to creating, generating new ideas, visualizing, looking ahead, and considering the … Continue reading How to Prevent Stifled Creativity

Hand-drawn Infographics

I recently watched the following TED talk about using pictures like hand drawings to convey complex information which makes it easier for our brains to grasp. There was something that the speaker, Ole Qvist-Sørensen, mentioned that really inspired me to implement drawings when communicating at work or delivering training. He mentioned three main points about … Continue reading Hand-drawn Infographics

It’s All CARP

You're probably asking yourself "did I read that right?" - Yes, CARP. And no, this post is not about the fish. If you design presentations, documents, advertisements, web sites, or any other creative product, you should be following CARP rules to evaluate the layout and overall design. You don't have to be a design student … Continue reading It’s All CARP

Gamified Learning: Pros and Cons

I've always been excited about gamified learning. Instructors (and designers) have seen an increase in student engagement when learning is made fun; however, this trend has also received some backlash because according to critics... "Gamification is a fad that doesn’t help teach students anything meaningful and many professors scoff at using games in their college classrooms since … Continue reading Gamified Learning: Pros and Cons

What Motivates Adult Learners?

  What motivates different people, and how can we match up the appropriate motivators for folks at different stages? I recently began asking myself the same question so I decided to test out a few things when delivering training to our call center staff. I work for a health care call center which if you're … Continue reading What Motivates Adult Learners?