Workforce Development News – July 5, 2011

By on July 5, 2011
Turn Your Group into a True Team

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Turn Your Group into a True Team

“Are the people who work for you a real team? It’s easy to extol teamwork, but not every group is a team. In fact, most teams aren’t. You need purpose, goals, and clarity about roles, how the work is done, and how members interact.”
http://blogs.hbr.org/hill-lineback/2011/06/turn-your-group-into-a-true-te.html

The 5 Essential Missions of a Great Manager

“Great managers are great based on their actions. Actions reign supreme. Intentions are meaningless — results are everything. Just not the results you might think.”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/small-biz-advice/the-5-essential-missions-of-a-great-manager/2809

5 Signs Your Meetings Suck

“Here are five habits that stand in the way of more effective meetings:”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/business-myths/5-signs-your-meetings-suck/1181

Become A Better Writer

Eight of Roy Peter Clark’s best writing tips for learning experience designers.
http://theelearningcoach.com/elearning_design/become-a-better-writer/

Keyboard Shortcuts When Delivering a Presentation in PowerPoint 2010

Slide show and media shortcuts for presenters. Learn something new!
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/keyboard-shortcuts-for-use-while-delivering-a-presentation-in-powerpoint-2010-HP010336520.aspx

How to Fix a Drab Cover Letter

“Finding a job is a process. First you need ample experience, then the right contacts, an online presence, and a tailored resume. Lastly, you need a cover letter that represents you and your brand. Your cover letter could be your only chance at getting the attention of a potential employer. After all, it may be the first thing they see, so it needs not only be an accurate portrayal of you, but also stand out from the sea of competition.”
http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2011/06/how-to-fix-a-drab-cover-letter.html

Is It Really Necessary to “Brand” Yourself?

“Whether you like it or not, you have a personal brand. When you come in contact with people, they will ‘brand’ or typecast you based on the image you project. To be successful, you need to project the image that fills the needs of your target audience, which typically includes a group you want to join, a prospective employer, or an audience you want to sell.”
http://www.bnet.com/blog/marketing-strategies/is-it-really-necessary-to-8220brand-8221-yourself/161

Infographic: The Science of Social Timing

“It’s important to know when the highest percentage of your audience is eavesdropping on your social networks—so that when you share content you’ll get maximum exposure. Use the following data to learn when your audience is most likely to tune in.”

The Science of Social Timing Part 1: Social Networks
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/science-of-social-timing-1/

The Science of Social Timing Part 2: Timing & E-mail Marketing
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/science-of-social-timing-2/

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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