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Intensive — Up-Level Your Business through Outsourcing
There’s just too much to do. You feel mired down with social media, marketing, updating your website, upgrading your slides, video editing, bookkeeping, and so many other tasks. You’d love others to help so you can focus on the things only you can do. But help can have a hefty price tag.
How do you find and get competent people up to speed so you can offload tasks to them? How do you ensure they can do what they say they can? How do you manage them remotely? How do you determine what can be delegated?
These recordings will answer these questions and more.
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Debunking myth of learning styles — Don Cooper
Interesting Atlantic article, “The Myth of ‘Learning Styles’” which debunks the popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally. There is no sound science to support it and plenty of science debunking it.
As influencers, we need to make sure we don’t spread myths like this. Our audiences believe and repeat what we say. Any time we (unwittingly) repeat misinformation, we do them a disservice.
This is not to say that we shouldn’t endeavor to build multiple modalities into our programs — we absolutely should. But it’s because evidence shows multi-modal education enhances comprehension and retention, not because certain people only learn certain ways.Here are a few other articles:
Strategically share articles online — Vickie Sullivan
I love sharing articles on social media. I also regularly read articles that people in my community share. Sadly, though, some of my colleagues have shared articles that changed how I perceive their expertise and perspective.
How do you determine the best articles to share with your community? Many of us (guilty as charged) will pass along articles that we agree with or provide a great example. In these polarized times, though, that’s not always the best decision.
Instead, let’s check out our sources. Here are some tools to help you determine if you are unintentionally spreading incorrect information and/or conspiracy theories:
You create value by curating thought-provoking articles. Just make sure the content you share aligns with your brand. The media sources you share show the water you swim in.
A case for ending with “Thank you” — Milo Shapiro
After a great final story or thought, end with the traditional, simple “Thank you.” It is a polite way to signal “I’m done” to the audience, letting them know it’s safe to applaud without potentially interrupting you. It also lets the host or next speaker know it’s time to take over.
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If you can’t hear unmuted virtual participant — Rebecca Morgan
If you can’t hear an unmuted virtual participant, check your computer mute button. I accidentally hit mine the other day when on Zoom and it took me a while to figure out that was the issue.
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