By: Dani Watkins On: January 09, 2015 In: Blog Comments: 1

I came across this blog today, To Storyboard or not to Storyboard by Ben Saunders, @BOnlineLearning. I found it a great read actually because this is something our team ponders at the beginning of many projects. Let me just tell you where I stand on this topic. I couldn’t agree more with...

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By: Dani Watkins On: November 21, 2014 In: Blog Comments: 0

DENVER, CO (November 24, 2014) – Zenith Performance Solutions, a leading provider for innovative eLearning and training, is the recipient of the Brandon Hall 2014 Bronze Award for Excellence in the Best Custom Content category. The award is in honor of a custom course, Diving into Distressed Properties, created...

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By: Dani Watkins On: May 01, 2014 In: Blog Comments: 0

At ZPS, we are a learning and development company. We get most of our work from word-of-mouth and referrals. However, we have had some discussion within our team around tradeshows. So, for all you businesses, we thought we would share our process for determining if there is value in...

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By: Dani Watkins On: February 17, 2014 In: Blog Comments: 0

I came across an article this weekend, “The 10 Best and Worst Cities for Workers,” and I am giddy thinking to myself how well Denver will fare until I click the link and discover….WHAT?…Denver is on the WORST list. It can’t be true. I love my job. I think...

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By: Dani Watkins On: January 17, 2014 In: Blog Comments: 0

Most of the time, I  am the consultant, the third party who views an organization through the window. I have the unique opportunity to watch the interactions of the organization through a unique lens. I have been working with an organization who is in the throws of  tremendous change....

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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: 1

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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