On the Next T is for Training…

Please join me, Stephanie Zimmerman, as your guest host for the next T is for Training podcast.  We wish Maurice a sunny, warm vacation.  Looking forward to a lot of help from all of you as participants!

When: Friday February 27th marks the next recording of  T is for Training at 2 pm Eastern Time.  Please dial or voip in and join us on the call/podcast.

What we probably will talk about:

This great video Marianne Lenox posted to her blog would be a great topic on why being up-to-date on the social web is so important for trainers and the world! The video is Did You Know 3.0.  Here’s a site with the transcription of everything in the video.

Techniques for doing/exploring everything to stay up-to-date – such as learning new tech skills, catching up on books, anything and everything. From Andrew Schuping’s plea on friendfeed.

In relation to the above, do you use any online todo lists for your work?  What are your favorites and what are the best ways to use them? Ex. Ta-da and Doris (Thanks to Nicole Engard for bookmarking Doris)

Along the same theme, how do you make the best use of RSS in your work?  See this article on Techsoup.

How do you create brief job aids, quick references and other training documents?  From point #2 in this newsletter from the Training Doctor: “Now That’s a Job Aid: No doubt you are familiar with the US Air plane crashlanding into the Hudson River in New York last month. But did you know that the co-pilot only had 3,200 feet to complete a 3-page emergency landing checksheet – a job aid that is normally begun at 35,000 feet!? There’s a lesson for all of us trainers: brevity, specificity, directness. We don’t know how far the co-pilot got in his checklist, but we DO know he didn’t have time to seal the hatches on the lower part of the plane – contributing, in part, to the plane taking on water and sinking so rapidly.”

Ideas and implications of budget cuts on training and staff attendance at training.  Plus,  following up on our discussion in the last 2 shows about presentation pressure, what do you like/dislike at conference presentations? Ideas from Lori Reed.

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  1. Well that is an ambitious agenda. I hope that many folks call in and discuss those topics. I look forward to listening to the podcast. Good luck and THANKS Stephanie.

  2. I’ll be in a faculty meeting. Will definitely listen afterwards.




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