David Kelly’s Curated L&D Content for the Week of 3/8/21

David Kelly, Executive Director, The Learning Guild

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this week’s resources continue to have the dual focus of providing resources that can help us navigate this troubling time, while also giving us new ways to expand the view we have on the work we do as L&D professionals.

Here’s a summary of this week’s content:

  • A new tool from Google that can help you create icons
  • Tips on how to increase engagement in our virtual classroom programs
  • How to support salespeople where their learning really happens
  • How games can be used to battle misinformation
  • How behavior science can improve your virtual meetings

Google AutoDraw Turns your Rough Scribbles into Beautiful Icons for Free
Icons can be a very useful visual to use in your projects, but they can also challenging to create. Google’s new AutoDraw serves as a great tool that can take a basic sketch of an icon idea and match it up with a professional icon that you can customize, download, and use.

Crush Your Next Virtual Class by Gia Storms
Zoom and video conferencing services have become a major part of the virtual education and training landscape in the last year. This post by Gia Storms looks at a number of great tips to go beyond just turning on webcams and to create virtual experiences that focus on engagement and learning.

How Real Sales Learning Happens: In the Flow of Work by Yuchun Lee, Mark Magnacca, & Frank Cespedes
Sales training is a major part of many L&D Departments’ work. This post by Yuchun Lee, Mark Magnacca, & Frank Cespedes looks at where the real learning happens for salespeople, and how L&D departments can focus their efforts for maximum impact.

A New Way to Inoculate People Against Misinformation by Jon Roozenbeek, Melisa Basol, & Sander van der Linden
Misinformation can be extremely difficult to overcome, both in personal and professional environments. This post by Jon Roozenbeek, Melisa Basol, & Sander van der Linden looks at “prebunking” misinformation, and also shows great examples of how games can be used to help people learn.

3 Steps to Better Virtual Meetings by Scott D. Anthony, Paul Cobban, Natalie Painchaud, & Andy Parker
Virtual meetings are a necessary part of work as more and more people work remotely. This post by Scott D. Anthony, Paul Cobban, Natalie Painchaud, & Andy Parker looks at what we know about behavioral science to suggest ways to make virtual meetings more effective.

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