Thinking Long Term

Posted on April 12, 2010 by Angela Nino

Last week, I wrote a friend of mine an email for her birthday.  I started thinking about how long we had been friends…over 32 years! I met her when we moved to Texas when I was just a little kid. …

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Engaged Training

Posted on March 8, 2010 by Angela Nino

I was reading an article recently by Jeanne Meister discussing trends in corporate learning.  She tracks trends in learning at different private and public corporations and institutions.  I am always trying to find out more information about learning and trends…

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New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on January 11, 2010 by Angela Nino

Well, it is almost half way through January.  Have you kept your New Year’s resolutions?  Statistics show that many of us have already failed in keeping our resolutions.  I’ve enlisted the help of my husband (a.k.a. healthnut) to help me…

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Office 2010 Review (Part I)

Posted on December 30, 2009 by Angela Nino

I’ve been researching Office 2010 lately.  Based on my first impression, I’m pretty excited about adopting it when it is released in the first half of 2010.  As a trainer for Versitas, I can see so many fun ways to…

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Great Tools!

Posted on December 15, 2009 by Angela Nino

This past week, I did a customized 1-on-1 deskside training class on specific topics in Microsoft Excel, Visio, and Project.  It had been a while since I’d done training on Visio and Project. As we went over the individual’s questions,…

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Lending a Hand

Posted on December 7, 2009 by Angela Nino

As I was recently reflecting on Thanksgiving and the holiday season, I made a list of all of my blessings. (Amazingly, I don’t think of training all day every day!)  Making my list took longer than I expected.  There were…

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Budgeting for 2010

Posted on November 30, 2009 by Angela Nino

As 2009 is rapidly coming to a close, I know many companies are evaluating 2009 and planning their budgets for 2010.  This year has been a rough one in terms of the economy.  However, it looks like we are having…

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One-to-One Training

Posted on November 23, 2009 by Angela Nino

After talking with a couple of people last week about one-to-one training, I realized that some people do not know how useful this type of training is.  After almost every one-to-one (sometimes called deskside) training session I’ve done for the…

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Training and the Bottom Line

Posted on November 16, 2009 by Angela Nino

In my reading, I ran across a great quote that really got me to thinking about training and its costs/benefits.  The article was by a workshop facilitator who said something that I had heard before but was glad to be reminded of…

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Setting Up A Software Training Room

Posted on November 9, 2009 by Angela Nino

When some organizations think about providing training for their employees, they sometimes worry about the logistics of having the training on-site.  What they usually find out is that they needn’t have worried at all.  You don’t need to have a…

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