Instructional Design Articles

How to Save the World with Post-its

Think that’s a lofty title? The Post-it method helps you tap your creativity, focus effectively, plan and follow through brilliantly, and even sleep better at night. Who knows what that might lead to? The Post-it method is effective for creating work aids, and vital for creating training programs or comprehensive curriculum. It's perfect for prepping to [...]

How to Save the World with Post-its2024-01-15T15:57:22-08:00

The Post-it Method Step-by-Step

Materials You need a bunch of Post-its and something to write with. It helps to use just one size and one color Post-it. However, that’s not vital -- use what you have as long as they are large enough to write on. NOTE: Do not plan to use different colors or sizes to organize, prioritize, and [...]

The Post-it Method Step-by-Step2024-01-15T15:58:07-08:00

Articulate vs. Captivate: Which is Better?

(Updated in 2023) Back in 2018, I posted a simple question in two LinkedIn ATD groups: Articulate or Captivate – which do you like better, and why? I asked because I wanted to refresh familiarity with these apps. Though I had previously used Captivate and Articulate, it had been a while (just so happened they weren’t [...]

Articulate vs. Captivate: Which is Better?2023-02-14T11:28:01-08:00

What’s a sales pro doing in instructional design?

How did Shawn Greene, salesperson, add "instructional design" to her toolkit? Here's the scoop: After many years as a high-performing sales rep I became interested in why sales methods work or fail, and how to teach others to thrive in sales. This inspired a transition into training, a role that allowed me to apply a broader [...]

What’s a sales pro doing in instructional design?2022-12-23T13:02:30-08:00

How to Fix Problems Caused by Professional Slang (With Samples)

Misleading or confusing information is a common cause of inefficiency and errors. The same is true for professional slang -- lingo that's understood by one group but not by others. Take "disruptive" for example. A disruptive tech product is currently a good thing, yet disruptive employees are not. Most instructional designers have examples of how they [...]

How to Fix Problems Caused by Professional Slang (With Samples)2019-06-12T16:29:29-07:00

Do You Need a Comprehensive Approach to Marketing and Selling?

Organizations often say they want a comprehensive or consistent approach to marketing and selling. Their various business groups often say they need something unique. Here’s a look at which things should be the same — and which should not. […]

Do You Need a Comprehensive Approach to Marketing and Selling?2022-04-04T08:25:22-07:00
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