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The Mind Tools L&D Podcast is a must-listen for anyone involved in Learning and Development or Human Resources. The weekly show features regular appearances from the Mind Tools team plus special guests to get right to the heart of issues affecting the L&D and HR communities. From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, you'll get critical insights into the world of work, performance and learning.
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Colossyan brings you live recordings of learning and development leaders from the biggest and best conferences and events around the globe. Catch up on what people are talking about, the latest trends, and what you should be considering in your activies.
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Why do certain brands and creators become your favorite while others are forgotten? Why do they seem to effortlessly garner so much more attention than everyone else? Turns out, it’s not the tactics. They’re using the same tools and doing the same things as the rest of us. So, what’s the difference? Since 2015, Louder Than Words has hosted the world’s most prolific marketers and creators to explore how they cut through the noise to build unforgettable brands. Hosted by John Bonini.
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Digital learning content offers a scalable, always-on option to help your people build their skills and overcome workplace challenges. But often these libraries get dusty, bogged down by out-of-date content with little relevance, or hidden away in a dark corner of the intranet where no one can find them. So in this episode of The Mind Tools L&D Pod…
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In ‘Measure of a Man', episode nine of the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Enterprise crew debate whether their robot companion, Data, is truly alive. More interesting for us, though, is the way they interact with artificial intelligence (AI) in general. Not just for what it tells us about how AI tools might evolve, but also fo…
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In this episode, John sits down with Natalie Marcotullio, head of growth and operations at Navattic. Natalie shares her experience transitioning from a traditional SEO-driven content marketing playbook to a more customer-focused approach and how that's paid off. Discussed in this episode: Leveraging customer insights and data to craft content that …
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We humans are social creatures. We form organic communities wherever we go, based on shared interests, passions and needs. But when we try to impose top-down learning communities on an employee population, things get more difficult. Is it possible for L&D to create a flourishing community? In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross …
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In learning and development, we typically want people to do something that they are currently not doing, or to stop doing something that they shouldn't be. One obvious approach is training, but there are in fact a broad spectrum of interventions that we can deploy. In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross and Owen are joined by Wi…
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As professionals, we want to know if our work has had the impact we originally intended and to tell others about it. This means getting comfortable with data and crafting compelling data stories. On this episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross G is joined by Neil Cunningham, founder of Align | Learn | Do and author of Narratives and Numbers, to…
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Olga Anishenkova, Learning Design Specialist at Atlas CopCo, joined me early on day one of Learning Technologies to discuss what she was looking forward to at the event. We discussed how perhaps there hasn't been as much real change in the last year as we think and that we have a long way to go in terms of delivering value to our organisations. We …
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Katja Schipperheijn and Kerry Richardson joined me the day after Learning Technologies to discuss what we each came across at the event, what was missing, and what it all means for the L&D industry. We discuss AI, human behaviour, technologies role in enhancing human connection, the lack of focus on accessibility and answer questions from the live …
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Ross Garner, Head of Content and Custom Solutions at Mindtools, joined me for a chat on The Learning Network's stand during the Learning Technologies expo. We discussed the gap between what L&D vendors are talking about regarding AI and what customers are talking about. Then, we covered the growth of face-to-face training in an increasingly hybrid …
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Gemma Nunn, Head of Learning Design at Mint took some time during the expo at Learning Technologies to discuss her passion for accessibility. We discussed the incoming EU legislation that will establish some minimum standards for workplace learning accessibility, as well as the need to progress from an AI-dominated narrative to one in which all our…
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Mike Pryke, Director of Revenue at Guider stopped to chat on the exhibition floor of Learning Technologies 2024. We discussed the many attendees' AI fatigue and the importance of using AI to solve real problems, not just add an exciting new tool to the toolbox. Finally, Mike shared his view on the importance of human connection being at the centre …
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You’ve got a brilliant idea for the next big thing in tech and have gathered the smartest engineers and designers to build it (plus the cash to pay them). Will it end up being a success? You’ve got the best team to deliver it, so why wouldn’t it be? Well… Gemma, Ross and Martin Gonzalez, Google’s Effective Founders Project founder and author, discu…
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Toby Harris, Chief Customer Officer from Filtered, joined me in the Learning Technologies exhibition hall to discus the state of the AI conversation in L&D. He highlights the importance of maturing the conversation within our industry and embracing the opportunities around linking skills and content data through AI to deliver an effective workplace…
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Susi Miller, founder and director at eLaHub, joined me on day one of Learning Technologies 2024 to discuss the state of accessibility in the industry and at the event. We discuss what is changing, improving and what we still need to do. Susi shares her own observations on the areas of accessibility we need to focus on and what she hopes to see deve…
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Thomas Bergen, CEO of getAbstract, sat down with me at Learning Technologies 2024 to discuss the event. We explored what getAbstract has been focusing on and the big topics of the event, including the rise of AI content generation. We also discussed recent changes in the industry and what Thomas hopes to see change moving forward. We finished with …
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Paula Hughes, Vice-Chair of The Learning Network sat down with us in the Learning Technologies Exhibition to discuss what she was hearing at the event, the changes she had seen in the last 12-months, and what she hopes to see in the next 12-months. AI was a big topic, but Paula also stresses the continued importance of human connection and selectin…
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If you’re thinking, isn’t positive psychology a bit ‘woo woo’, and a bit like forcing yourself to take a sunny outlook, then this episode is for you. As an approach to a happier, more balanced inner and outer life, positive psychology is not woo – it has a solid scientific foundation with practical methodologies. Gemma, Ross Garner and their guest,…
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In this episode, John catches up with old friend and copywriting savant, Eddie Shleyner. Eddie is the founder of VeryGoodCopy where he has built up a massive audience and profitable personal brand using primarily 2 mediums –– blog posts (what Eddie calls micro articles) and email. Things discussed in this episode: Teaching yourself a new skill can …
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Adaptive courses come in many forms, but generally respond to the learner’s existing knowledge and skills: thereby optimizing the time to completion. But do they improve learning outcomes? In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross G and Owen are joined by Roy de Vries, Learning Innovator at aNewSpring, to explore the results of an …
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Timeboxing means dividing your day into 15-60 minute slots, based on your priorities, and then sticking to those slots as you dive into the business of work. If that sounds great, it is. If it sounds easy, it isn’t. In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, author Marc Zao-Sanders joins Ross G to give him advice on timeboxing his life. …
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As learning designers, we’re ultimately in the business of trying to help people build new connections in their brains. To do this effectively, we need to have a fundamental understanding of how the brain works. But how far down the neuroscience rabbit hole do we need to go? In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross Dickie and Ross…
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This week, John sits down with content legend Ross Simmonds. Ross is the founder and CEO of Foundational Marketing, an agency focused on distribution, as well as the (new!) author of "Create Once, Distribute Forever." Discussed in this episode: Leading with value is crucial in content marketing to avoid being banned or blocked from platforms. Conte…
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As a conversation approach and development tool, coaching is a highly effective option for everyone – not just the executive suite. Professional coaches are expensive, so how can large organisations give all of their employees the chance to be coached and for coaching conversations to be the norm? In this episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Gemm…
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This week, I sit down with a friend and and someone whose work I've long admired––Emily Triplett Lentz. Emily has one of the most prolific and legendary resumes in content marketing, working for brands like Basecamp, Help Scout, Loom, and currently, Calendly. Things discussed in this episode: Community plays a crucial role in content marketing as i…
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Whether you’re delivering workshops, speaking at conferences, presenting to senior leaders, or even hosting L&D’s favorite podcast, public speaking is a critical skill for learning professionals. So how do you develop this skill, and how do you manage your nerves when speaking publicly? In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross D a…
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One-off learning interventions are frequently the ‘go to’ solution for workplace learning teams, but we know that spaced repetition and retrieval practice are more effective. How do we get past organizational constraints that make this difficult? In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Tony Manwani from People Unboxed joins Ross Dicki…
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This week, John sits down with Chris Savage, co-founder and CEO at Wistia. The team at Wistia has always approached content differently than most other companies. They host, and film, parades. They buy and refurbish old station wagons. They record original music. All for the content. In this episode, John geeks out with Chris to learn all about the…
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Throughout the first few months of this year, we’ve been exploring artificial intelligence for L&D. In episode 377, Donald Taylor gave us the context on the extent to which L&D pros are using AI In episode 379, Ross Steven offered advice for getting started. This week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross and Owen were joined by Kacper Lodzikowski, V…
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In this episode, John hangs out with recovering in-house marketer, now founder of Growth Sprints, Brendan Hufford. In the past, Hufford worked in both growth and SEO for companies like ActiveCampaign. Now, he works with SaaS companies to help take them grow through short, focused sprints using his SaaS Growth Sprint framework. Discussed in this epi…
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Today’s workplace is one where change is the norm. Learning is critical in this environment, but supporting learning isn’t just about creating content. In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, JD Dillon joins Ross Dickie and Ross Garner to discuss his book, The Modern Learning Ecosystem. We cover: Why JD’s book includes ‘learning’ in i…
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This week, John is joined by Rand Fishkin––one of the true OGs when it comes to B2B content marketing. Rand is the founder and former CEO of Moz and the current founder and CEO of SparkToro. He's also the author of Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World. Discussed in this episode: SparkToro's three-year retrospective …
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Donald Taylor describes this year’s Global Sentiment Survey as the ‘unsurprising survey’. Predictably, artificial intelligence topped the table by some margin. But the results of this year’s survey still tell us a lot about how L&D perceives itself and the challenges we face as a profession. In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Don…
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This week, John sits down with Amanda Goetz. Amanda is a 2x founder, 3x CMO, and now a full-time brand builder and creator on personal and professional growth inspiring 150k people each week through social and her weekly newsletter, Life’s a Game. Amanda shares insights and experiences on: Her experience transitioning to full-time content creation …
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While there are often constraints in charity’s learning budgets, it’s actually this limitation that can point the way to more efficient and effective learning design and development. There’s much that the corporate learning world can learn from this. In this episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Gemma is joined by Gill Chester, Director of Little …
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As experts, managers or leaders, we often seek to help others by talking, talking, talking. But what if we didn’t talk and just listened? This week in The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross and Gemma are joined by Georgie Rudd, an executive coach, to discuss the trials and delights of listening. We explore: · reasons that we don’t listen well · the conse…
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We often hear that learning and development needs a ‘seat at the table’. But how do we get there? How do we build credibility, tackle real issues, and demonstrate value? In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast Ross and Owen are joined by author, academic and L&D pro Dr Keith Keating to discuss: Whether L&D are changemakers or order tak…
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What does an effective workplace wellbeing strategy look like? For some organizations, it’s fruit boxes and staff discounts. For consultant and author Liggy Webb, it’s a holistic approach that factors in the physical, social, mental, financial, digital, environmental and spiritual health of colleagues. In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D P…
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) generally and Large Language Models (LLMs) specifically have been all the rage over the past 12 months. Should you care? In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Rosses Garner and Dickie are joined by learning strategist Ross Stevenson to discuss: The current state of AI The extent to which L&D pros should …
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Jackie Kennedy is Learning and Development Lead at London Borough of Camden, where work contexts range from libraries and schools to waste management and social care. How do you develop managers in these diverse contexts, with a public sector budget? In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Jackie joins Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson to…
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Since the launch of ChatGPT in late 2022, AI has seldom been out of the news. Such is the pace of change, it can feel difficult to keep up. But how is L&D actually using this technology? What do learning professionals perceive as the benefits of AI, and what are the barriers to implementation? In this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, R…
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How much thought does your organization give to the Employee Experience? And what tools can you use to enhance it? In this year’s first episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross Garner and Owen Ferguson are joined by Danny Seals to discuss his new book The Insightful Innovator: How to level up your Employee Experience. We discuss: · The advantage…
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You know Dave Gerhardt. Maybe it's from his days running marketing at Drift. Or from his time hosting the Seeking Wisdom podcast with David Cancel. Or, maybe you've heard of (or are a member of) his B2B community, Exit Five. Point is, if you've been working in B2B marketing at any point in the last decade, you know Dave. In this rare podcast interv…
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