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Bonus Focus - November/December 2017 Issue
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The Battle for Attention 

By Randy Sabourin

The two significant outcomes of learning & development (L&D) organizations are increasing the knowledge and improving the skill of its participants. The currency that learners pay for these outcomes is their attention, which has been a highly-valued commodity ever since stall merchants competed for it by calling out at market to sell their goods. Today, our attention is demanded by the screens that we work and play on, advertising designed to prey on our deepest fears and dreams, and of course, the really important things like family, friends, walking the dog – you know, reality. Combine this well-crafted assault on our attention and our obligations to reality and it's no wonder that when you see the data on the meager effectiveness of traditional L&D programs.

 

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3 Steps to Finding Common Ground with Your Audience

By Stephanie Scotti

One of the most challenging assignments you may take on as a speaker is making a presentation to a group of people with varying levels of knowledge, different perspectives or mixed expectations. When crafting and delivering your message, it’s your job to focus on the needs of your audience, and that can be a bit tricky when the needs of each listener are not the same. How do you begin? By finding the common ground between your listeners.


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LTEN Members Discuss Technical Training at Cambridge Mixer

By Dawn Brehm

Nearly 50 LTEN members came together at the Dec. 5, 2017, LTEN Network After Work mixer, held at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, MA. The Dec. 5 program, sponsored by CLD, Illuminate and Informa Training Partners, was the latest in the series of LTEN member events held around the United States.


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