Story Spines Can Inspire Change

Once Upon a Time, You Created Change… Storytelling has long been a vehicle for creating a journey of the imagination, a journey in which a transformation happens. In his March 2012 Fast Company article, “Using Great Storytelling To Grow Your Business,” Kaihan Krippendorff writes about how to use effective storytelling to drive change and growth in anContinue reading “Story Spines Can Inspire Change”

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5-minute Contest: Mentorship and Onboarding

Mentor Me… Here’s an easy contest to win! In his article, “Mentoring and On-Boarding: Two Peas in a Pod,” Talent Management’s Frank Kalman makes a compelling case for mentorship as a game-changing onboarding tool. I’m going to take a leap by extending Kalman’s theory, and say that I believe that you (yes, you, dear reader) areContinue reading “5-minute Contest: Mentorship and Onboarding”

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How do I save my video to my computer?

Here’s a Monday freebie for you… A freeware program called KeepVid lets you save YouTube videos and other movie files to your computer.           Three easy steps to downloading videos: 1. Copy the URL of the video you want to download, then head to http://www.KeepVid.com, and paste it in the barContinue reading “How do I save my video to my computer?”

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Using technobabble to sound cool

Jargonicious! A plea for simplicity… The ingenious (and totally fictitious) “Turbo Encabulator” video has long been used to warn against the use of technobabble. It has a fascinating history, which includes this Oscar-worthy 1977 performance by Bud Haggart:   What’s the lesson? Avoid confusing jargon in your presentations. Be conscious of your audience and sensitive toContinue reading “Using technobabble to sound cool”

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Are you in tune with introverts?

Why you should tune in to the introverts in your world… Being social and outgoing are prized above all else in our culture. So, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. In this compelling and passionate talk, author Susan Cain argues that introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and shouldContinue reading “Are you in tune with introverts?”

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