Workforce Development News – May 4, 2015

By on May 4, 2015
Communication Determines A Project’s Success

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How Communication Determines A Project’s Success

“If good communication is the foundation for a successful project, what can you do to make sure it’s happening?”
http://www.helpscout.net/blog/client-communication/

7 Questions That Make You The Smartest Person In The Meeting

“Some of the most game-changing questions we heard that created the most insightful meetings include some variation of the following questions.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidsturt/2015/04/30/7-questions-that-make-you-the-smartest-person-in-the-meeting/

How Technology Has Affected Wages for the Last 200 Years

“Over the last two hundred years, technological advancements have been responsible for a ten-fold increase in wages. Today’s great paradox is that we feel the impact of technology everywhere – in our cars, our phones, the supermarket, the doctor’s office – but not in our paychecks.”
https://hbr.org/2015/04/how-technology-has-affected-wages-for-the-last-200-years

Silver Medalists — Reconsider Those Who Came Close to Getting Hired

“20 categories Of candidates who you should revisit.”
http://www.ere.net/2015/04/27/silver-medalists-reconsider-those-who-came-close-to-getting-hired/

Corporate College Announces Summer 2015 Classes

St. Louis Community College’s Corporate College announces its open enrollment class schedule for Summer 2015. To register for these CPR, Computers and Technology, Adobe Creative Cloud, Social Media, Web, and OSHA Safety classes, contact us at 314-984-7777.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2015/corporate-college-announces-summer-2015-classes/

New Plan to Engineer Early Interest in STEM in Missouri

“Nine school districts throughout Missouri now offer Project Lead The Way curriculum from kindergarten through 12th grade.”
http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2015/04/27/new-plan-to-engineer-early-interest-in-stem-in-Missouri

The Only Three Networking Rules You Really Need To Know

“Here are some thought hacks and mental tricks to help boost your confidence and ability to make professional connections that could have a profound impact on your career.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2015/05/01/the-only-3-networking-rules-you-really-need-to-know/

How to Demonstrate Your Value to a Prospective Employer

“These do’s and don’ts will help guide you in the job search process.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/04/30/how-to-demonstrate-your-value-to-a-prospective-employer

How to Respond When Someone Takes Credit for Your Work

“Get the praise you deserve.”
https://hbr.org/2015/04/how-to-respond-when-someone-takes-credit-for-your-work

It All Starts With Learners

“How are you motivating employees to care about and consume learning?”
http://www.clomedia.com/articles/6213-it-all-starts-with-learners

Terrific Ways to Close Your Next Presentation

“Lots of experts explain how to get your speech off to a fast start out of the gate and keep it galloping along. If you hobble to the wire, though, you lose. Here’s how to finish strong.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49616.aspx

5 Common Speaking Mistakes — And How to Fix Them

“Storytelling isn’t just about stringing words together in narrative form. Your presentation will profit from avoiding these habits.”
http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/49640.aspx

Winners of the Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest

“The editors of Smithsonian magazine have announced the winners of their 12th annual photo contest, selected from more than 26,500 entries.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/04/winners-of-the-2014-smithsonian-magazine-photo-contest/390876/

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw

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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