Adult Learning Theory — briankaustin

While I’m not a big fan of the word “andragogy,” and I cringe when I hear folks in and out of the L&D world talk about how they’re qualified as learning professionals because they understand “adult learning theory,” there is obviously important application of the concept. Semantic satiation aside. So after my boss shared this […]…

How to Create Storyboards and Script Writing

The value of the storyboard is that it allows you to communicate your entire project to a team of professionals. For those, like myself, moving from a role of working by myself end-to-end to working on a team, a storyboard becomes an essential element. Here’s a completely comprehensive training on storyboarding and script writing from elearning.net; it’s a great site for templates, characters, and professional development.

Finding Clients

So you want to be a freelancer instructional designer but don’t know where to start with  getting clients? This helpful YouTube video gives some excellent resources to get income rolling in and recruiters pinging your email inbox.

100 Websites That Every Educator Should Be Using

Here it is again, another one of those lists that will give you an enticing excuse to ignore your real work and get lost in the possibilities. There’s plenty of options here that can be used as a tool to help build your next corporate education program. Building an infographic or eLearning module? iconfinder.com has…

The 3 Most Important Questions

I am a huge fan of both professional and personal development. It is always good to develop oneself. But, what is development without purpose? In this video  Vishen Lakhiani, CEO of MindValley, takes us through a powerful exercise that you can use to identify the purpose that you would like to live in to.

Success, The How-To Guide

Earl Nightingale is widely considered the father of self-help and personal growth industry in America. Many of the ‘gurus’ that we listen to today simply regurgitate the same message he already gave in the 1950s. In this amazing audio Earl tells us about “The Strangest Secret.” The secret being how to be successful. I love…

Focus Makes The Register Ring

Knowing what you want to give to the world makes all the difference in the world in terms of income.  As I have been on the constant pursuit of the digital nomad life for the better part of this past year, I am surprised by just how difficult it is to narrow my scope to…

Be Careful What You Wish For

I am recently married. I have less than 2 years under my belt in the art of ‘co-creating the self.’ This is the unofficial title I give marriage  because I feel it is the single greatest experiment in which you get to create and test yourself in order to learn how to completely accept someone else. Marriage’s…

The Science of Getting Rich

I must admit, I was skeptical of this audio book when I first saw it on YouTube. I have seen a million of those get rich quick schemes played out on marketing videos meant to sell you something. I’m glad I took the time out to listen to this recording because it is nothing like…

Be Who You Are and Nothing Else

What do people care about more than anything else? What are we willing to go great lengths to protect? Reputation We care about what others think of us so much that we lie to keep appearances, fold on our own plans for life and play games to make ourselves appear as someone that is purely…