Plan Your 2014 Conference Schedule

Once again, it’s time to see where the “big” conferences will be this year. Get out your yearly planner and your employee development plans and start scheduling! ASTD TechKnowledge – Join more than 1,500 of your training and development peers in the exciting city of Las Vegas, Nevada at Caesars Palace for ASTD TechKnowledge 2014. … Continue reading

How Do You Answer The Phone?

Have you ever heard the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”? Most of us have heard it, but I’ll be willing to bet that most people only apply the advice to the in-person meeting. Why do I think that?  Very simply – because I hear how people answer their … Continue reading

Mobile Learning in Atlanta

Last year, I was part of a new group formed in Atlanta called the mLearning Circle. We knew mobile learning was an up and coming platform and wanted to be ahead of the wave. To get started, we met online and brainstormed some different things we wanted to know about mobile learning. We divided these … Continue reading

Improving My Brain Power

I recently attended a training class on a totally unrelated subject. In the class, they discussed how you can continue improving your brain into old age (and I mean old!) by using brain building activities. One activity that was suggested was Luminosity. Up until that point, I had ignored the commercials I’d seen for Lumosity. … Continue reading

An Honor or a Sales Driver?

Wow!  To my great surprise, I opened my email this afternoon and learned that my LinkedIn Profile is in the top 1% of profiles viewed for 2012.  A lot of questions went through my head – Will there be an awards dinner?  Will I get a plaque? What does this mean for me? And lucky … Continue reading

Plan Your 2013 Conference Schedule

Once again, it’s time to see where the “big” conferences will be this year. Get out your yearly planner and your employee development plans and start scheduling! ASTD 2013 TeckKnowledge In San Jose, California, January 30 – February 1, 2013, ASTD 2013 TechKnowledge® Conference & Exposition will welcome you along with more than 1,200 others … Continue reading

What Service Are You Really Providing?

I had an experience recently that was very frustrating but made me think harder about the service I provide as a learning professional. Before I get to the ‘how this applies to us’, let me tell you the story. My Garage Story A friend bought a gift for me. It was a service that installs shelving … Continue reading

The Self-Aware Leader

In October, my company was fortunate enough to host a lecture and book signing for Atlanta-area learning and development professionals. Dan Gallagher – author, learning executive, and leader – discussed his most recent book The Self-Aware Leader (ASTD, 2012).  We’ve all read plenty of leadership books but this book has a handful of interesting unique … Continue reading

Taking On More Than You Can Chew

Ever bite off more than you can chew? Are you like me? Do you see a project and think it sounds like fun – or it sounds like something you can do easily – so you say “yes”. Do you end up with several projects running at once? I’ve noticed that many of us in … Continue reading

Be My Guest

I am seeking guest bloggers!  Do you have a great ID or consulting topic to write about? Is there something you’ve learned to do better than others?  Promote your practice by stepping in as a guest blogger.  Email me today: leighanne.lankford@training-pros.com.   Leigh Anne Lankford is an instructional designer with 20 years’ experience in the … Continue reading