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  • Instructional Design: Shelly's Overture
    and application people fail and blame themselves My desire is to enhance people s self confidence by facilitating learning in a practical way That sums up why what I do is important to me but why is it important to anyone else That s an excellent question and one I have to answer based on some assumptions so please excuse me for that I d like to answer this question by offering an analogy I have played the violin for nearly two decades and spent much of my youth participating in orchestras and symphonies so I m going to compare instructional design to music composition I m selecting Tchaikovsky s 1812 Overture as an example because it s so recognizable to a wide audience If you re listening to the 1812 Overture at a concert on CD or more likely from your iPod you ll notice that it is a brilliant composition Complex recognizable harmonic and striking with cannon fire and brass fanfare It is a stirring piece hence its popularity Tchaikovsky had an incredible musical mind with a deep understanding of rhythm instruments dynamics tone and musical theory This is important because without this knowledge and some talent as well Tchaikovsky could not have produced a work that not is not only pleasing to the ear but that stirs the hearts and emotions of those who hear it Additionally Tchaikovsky could not perform his work on his own He needed a fleet of musicians and stage hands who practiced for hours on end to perfect the performance of his work He also needed an audience to hear it What good is music if no one listens to it All of these elements together make up the musical experience which hones the talents of creators and performers and enhances the lives of listeners Similarly learning facilitation involves composers instructional designers in this analogy to use their talents and skills to provide performers facilitators with the compositions that touch the learning audience Anyone involved in deploying training knows there is a fleet of people involved in logistics scheduling planning reviewing and delivering learning experiences We are all enriched by these experiences In the same way we have been touch by Tchaikovsky s 1812 Overture the learning audience can be touched by the experiences we provide them I am a violinist because I love music and an instructional designer because I love learning but what I take from participating in those experiences is a sense that a group of people can work for the greater good of others That s why what we do is so beautiful Most learners never know who I am All they know is they can do their jobs better We don t get public recognition for what we do yet I ve never been happier to work so hard to improve other people s abilities to perform A picture is worth a thousand words but a metaphor is worth a thousand pictures Thank you Shelly for allowing

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  • DR1665: collaboration
    365 Posted in collaboration community Distillery Tagged with collaboration community distillery try Chris Schumaker Meyers on Calm Posted on December 24 2012 by DR1665 No Comments Distillery No 24 of 365 Posted in collaboration community Distillery Tagged with calm collaboration community distillery John Patterson on Integrity Posted on November 30 2012 by DR1665 No Comments Distillery No 23 of 365 Posted in collaboration community Distillery Tagged with collaboration community distillery

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  • TWICs, III | DR1665
    one another in a sadistic balancing act and work life PARALLEL where the gearhead who enjoys modifying car culture discovers he also enjoys modifying corporate culture That gleam in the eye of this is going to happen That s just a hint at the fire burning in the belly We walk established paths when we need to but only insofar as they make travel in our chosen directions easier Conversation Agent 3 Ways to Show Your Customers You Appreciate Their Business 08 29 11 Not to say process isn t important as process is the foundation of consistency but the process should be so exceedingly simple that anyone in the organization can adapt it to quickly and creatively solve almost any problem Special note 09 01 11 marks Valeria s 5th anniversary blogging on ConversationAgent com Please join me in congratulating one of the most inspirational people I know and wishing her the best for the next five Frank Dickinson No More Waiting for When 08 30 11 Bootstrapping It s not just about saving money by doing it yourself but in raising an army willing to march into the future with you delivering the goods communicating the new freedom sharing the load But unlike a real army drilled and forged into an immovable wall we must remain flexible our numbers must follow the contours of the land advancing our position and ideals not through force but by resilience like a river cresting its banks finding the low points filling them and forcing the move to higher ground Geoff Livingston The Post Social Media Revolution Era Begins 09 01 11 Second for all that s changed still so very much hasn t See the digital media vultures circling overhead picking the last remnants of flesh from the bones of once

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  • How to Waste a Survey
    scan of two pages from the issue showing an advertisement then ask the following questions Do you remember this ad Did you recognize this as an advertisement for insert brand or company name Based on this advertisement which of the following are true I think more highly of the brand company now I will buy whatever it was they were selling I will consider buying whatever it was they were selling Some other action None of the above First of all yes I remembered most of the ads I ve also seen them in other magazines recently Second I recognized these as being advertisements for the brands mentioned Duh Third they showed me a list of potential outcomes of my viewing the ads and asked me to check which were appropriate There were something like seven of them but I didn t plan on writing about the survey yet so I didn t really make note of them Needless to say most of my responses were the last two above Any chance there s a marketing pr veteran among the readership here who might be able to shed some light on what they were looking for with this survey Because it just doesn t make much sense to me Are they trying to ensure the ads they run are remotely interesting to their readership Back to missed opportunities and the picture above I started to fill in this page when it hit me Look what they re asking in that picture click to enlarge So I go through the first entry Aflac These are the choices from which I can select Do they have a good reputation I d say so Good value shrug Good quality I guess A leading brand company Sure Who doesn t know Aflac One of

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  • A Conversation With Frank
    click to enlarge During the same 30 days we got just 142 visitors to our GBXM Facebook page and only 11 of them liked us Now I wonder if I can divide those 108 referrals from the FB page by the 142 total people viewing the FB page and call that a 76 conversion rate Well can I The Goals I m going to keep these on the simple side as I ve got a lot going on and I m more curious than confident If that 76 conversion rate is consistent going from 142 FB visitors to 300 visitors should take my FB referral traffic from 108 to 228 I m going to round that down to 225 and call it a goal SMART Goal 1 225 referral visits from the Facebook page over the rolling 30 day window when I pull analytics on 10 1 But what s the point of referrals What do I want them to do when they visit Gearbox Magazine Keeping this one easy I d like them to comment on the stories In the same time period we ve had a grand total of seven comments by people who are not staffers left on 12 posts That s 1 7 comments per post SMART Goal 2 2 5 comments per post average over the rolling 30 day window when I pull analytics on 10 1 Finally wouldn t it seem the people who like our stuff on Facebook would also be the type of people we d want to interview SMART Goal 3 Source 3 interviews from Facebook fans The Plan Now that I ve detailed my objectives here s how I plan to achieve them Step 1 Increased activity on the Facebook page which points to content on GBXM Step 2 Strategic

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  • Inspired by Jk & Rob
    progress Still I look back and see how far I am from base camp and I know the summit is just beyond the clouds 1 Can you tell me a time when you turned a miss take a stumbling block into a re take a stepping stone I setup multiple sub domains expanding a single strong brand into multiple weaker channels Now they are all shuttered save one which is on the cusp of taking off in a way I could not have imagined when I began two years ago 2 What error did you remove from your thinking in order to transform this stumbling block into a stepping stone I allowed the status quo to skew my vision I wanted to bring gearheads together regardless of platform pursuit or place of residence yet I limited the potential for doing so by replicating the same silos I sought to tear down 3 Oftentimes learning something new requires unlearning something old what did you have to unlearn in order to learn something new I had to unlearn the idea that gearheads are only likely to participate within their close knit specialized communities The reality is we have things in common which transcend those divisions and providing a single venue for us to build something new together is the way to proceed 1 Jk mentioned wanting your goals bad enough that you won t quit can you share a time when you heard a howling NO but kept going Every day it seems I hear everyone telling me we need to grow our audience so we can sell advertising I don t want that filthy lucre I want us to make a difference in peoples lives and do so 100 free of charge to them We will find our revenue elsewhere 2 What thought did you have to abandon the thought that was trying to take you away from the task at hand That there is nothing I can learn from the marketing community Truth is they ve already done all the homework We just have to apply their techniques to serving the customer first 3 Jk also mentioned proving to yourself how badly you wanted your dream to come true The proof of the truth is always in you isn t it When you accomplished your goal what had you proven that gave you more inner strength than you had before My dream has yet to come true but after almost two years I ve found two partners who believe in the idea as strongly as I do Just being able to talk to others who get it makes a huge difference It s a daily reminder that I am not alone in this belief We will make it happen Hope you guys don t mind my borrowing elements of your conversation I wanted to work through these questions beyond just thinking about them I wanted to see my answers Brian Fishbone on Peace AutoJournos Meet Auto Journo Posted in brainstorm

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  • DR1665: peace
    Peace Posted on September 12 2011 by DR1665 2 Comments Distillery No 3 Posted in collaboration community Distillery Tagged with community distillery passion peace Working Credo What s this all about 4G63 195 2000 464 1000 ADDIE Behind the Firewall brainstorm car prep cars Chantix collaboration community conversation curiosity distillery Do drivetrain education electrical FAIL focus fuel system G54B gearhead HowTo ignition impact journalism KM leadership maintenance meaning participation passion

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  • TWICs, VI
    Kidding Yourself You re VERY Replaceable 09 19 11 Why is so hard for business owners to step aside IMHO it s because few of them communicate why they exist beyond to make a profit or to stay in business For the people on the front lines the business needs will always take a backseat to their personal needs until such time as the business makes their needs their sense of value and meaning a priority Conversation Agent Record Remember Revisit 08 30 11 I really like this piece As I was reading through I got to thinking about whether or not my actions back up my ideas as much as I would like How often am I explaining why we re doing this or that How often are we explaining how we see things working What do we need to know from our customers to truly understand their needs Influx Three Box Rocks 09 01 11 With fuel prices what they are and will continue to be it s stories like this that get me wondering if I d rather have a full on race car in the garage I can take out once or twice a month for

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