Constructive Criticism Without Insult

Productive Criticism Techniques are important when evaluating team member’s performance. On the one side you want to make sure that you are getting work done in the most productive means possible, and on the other there is the need to make sure that you don’t end up offending somebody with harsh criticism. The criticism may be important and vital to advancing the project and propelling the team forward, and for that reason it is a complete necessity to be sure that the review runs as efficient as possible.

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How to Use Webinars for IT Departments

Nobody knows the importance of managing information systematically in an environment of rapidly advancing technology better than IT professionals. Today’s latest and most advanced system may be tomorrow’s bag of old clothes. Constant development and up-to-date information exchange are thus an IT professional’s tools of the trade. Evolution is the fire that IT professionals breathe, and in this constantly evolving world, it’s always a challenge to keep up with the latest in technological development and successful information management. Read more

Tips for Virtual Interviews That Will Virtually Get You the Job

Congratulations – you got the interview!  As the company you want to work for is forward-thinking and tech-minded, they may want to do your interview on a videoconferencing platform.  For many businesses, this is now the preferred way to go about it.  The number of applicants for every job being filled has been rising since the recession.  A virtual interview lets them learn more about each candidate than a telephone interview would allow, before bringing them in for the real deal. Read more

How Bloggers Can Use Webinars To Attract A Target Audience And Grow Their List Of Subscribers

The arrival of the internet and its ever growing popularity among us has no doubt given birth to its next of kin, the blogosphere. This opening of sorts has inherited the same popularity and accessibility of its cousin, judging from the diversity of blogs we see (and follow) on the internet today. Social media analysts place the number of bloggers worldwide at a whopping 152 million, each catering to specific audiences and their own avid subscribers and steady visitors. Read more

How MOOCs Are Changing How We Think About Higher Education

Online learning is now fully absorbed in the American higher education system.  More than 20 percent of all students currently enrolled in higher education are taking at least one distance course, according to the data from the National Center for Education Statistics.  The development of MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – has added a new layer to how online education puts learning into the hands of the student.  These courses, offered on platforms like edX, Coursera, and Udacity, are free and very low cost options for learning a variety of subject areas.  Lectures are delivered in a convenient pre-recorded video format that can be accessed any time. Read more

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: 5 Steps to Improving Information Delivery in a Webinar

Webinars average about an hour in length. The average attention span is 8 seconds. When you deliver a webinar, you are racing against time in two dimensions: the amount of time you have to present, and the amount of time you’ll have your audience’s attention. There is no time to waste with superfluous slides and discussions. Effectively delivering the information you want to get across is your #1 objective as a presenter. Read more

How to Use Webinars for Education

Time and space are considerations that have always figured in teaching and learning environments. Time is of the essence, so to speak, and careful time management is key to optimize discussions and pedagogical interventions. Meanwhile, designing a space that allows for effective learning and teaching constitutes more than just assigning a physical space, but, rather identifying one that eases the process of exchange between learners and teachers. Read more