By: Dani Watkins On: October 25, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 0

I hear this question a lot from other developers, which tool should I pick? I answer, “it depends on your content and several other factors. It isn’t a cut and dry answer.” This past year, ZPS has been on somewhat of a road show presenting at ASTD ICE, Training...

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By: Dani Watkins On: August 06, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 0

Graphic designers are everywhere. Some people like them and some people don’t. But I’m here to shed some light on why you should hire a graphic designer, instead of doing the graphics yourself. But first we thought we would share why you shouldn’t date a graphic designer…Just for fun!...

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By: Dani Watkins On: July 30, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 0

The landscape of learning is changing, but are instructional designers and trainers changing too? In order for learning to be as effective and engaging as possible, those developing and delivering learning have to think differently about their roles. We can no longer assume that if we build it, learners will...

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By: Dani Watkins On: July 18, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 1

This week I participated in two #ASTD chapter events, both on using templates and storyboards. While I have been doing instructional design for a long time, I always attend these types of activities because if I can learn one new thing that will make me more productive, it is...

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By: Dani Watkins On: May 20, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 2

I presented at ASTD ICE in Dallas this week and decided to take full advantage of the conference registration too. I quickly realized I was out of “conference attendee 101” practice. Conferences are all about how many technology, frameworks, strategies, steps, and principles we can file into our little...

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By: Dani Watkins On: March 31, 2013 In: Blog Comments: 0

As an instructional designer who works virtually, it sometimes hard to separate personal time with work time. This is mostly because my “office” is such a short commute, but also mostly because my brain is like a constant pinball machine. It rarely stops. This proved to be no exception...

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By: Dani Watkins On: September 25, 2012 In: Coworking, Virtual Office Comments: 0

What if you want the benefits of working virtually, but you also want to be able to benefit from the collaboration, networking and relationships that can be fostered in an office? Let’s take a look at a great new option. Coworking offers another very attractive pathway to success for...

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By: Dani Watkins On: September 25, 2012 In: Talent Coaching Comments: 0

I recently posted for a position for a bookkeeper and instead of getting 200 resumes for that position, I instead received 400 resumes from CPAs to non-degreed administrative assistants. That is a lot to sift through to find the right resume without sacrificing the skill set I need. In...

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By: Dani Watkins On: September 25, 2012 In: Coworking, Virtual Office Comments: 1

My neighbor is always talking about her “carbon footprint”…and how important it is to her that she leaves a small one on our environment. She has changed many things in her life to make her home and family more “green”. One of the first things she did was to...

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By: Dani Watkins On: September 25, 2012 In: Coworking Comments: 0

We sent out our newsletter earlier this week, and highlighted options for virtual workers who wanted the flexibility to have an office environment. The company we love is Scrib in Boulder. They were highlighted in Coworking News. Checkout the video below! [http://vimeo.com/41882636]

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