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  • Busy, Busy Busy–The View From Here

    Hi there!  In case you occasionally check out my blog, you probably noticed that I went on a national tour of a new play in the fall of 2016, and apparently vanished.  Sorry about that.  Long story short, the tour (which was terrific) ended after a couple of months due to producer challenges, and when […]

  • Big News: I’m in the “Cheers Live On Stage” National Tour!

    At last I can share this news: I’m playing the fabulous role of the mysterious Eric Finch in the upcoming Cheers Live On Stage national tour, which opens this September where I grew up: Boston, MA. I’m beyond thrilled to be working again with the fantastic and delightful Matt Lenz (who directed me in the award-winning 30th Anniversary production […]

  • May Contest! Win a Copy of My New Audiobook “Black Sails White Rabbits”

    I’m celebrating the release of my first audiobook narration, Black Sails, White Rabbits; Cancer Was The Easy Part, by holding a raffle! If you’d like to win a FREE copy of this audiobook, just make a comment on this post including your real name before 11:59pm on May 30th, 2016.  I will compile all the names, pick one at […]

  • In eLearning Images The Eyes Have It

    What if I told you that a major global corporation made a surprising change to its policy regarding use of stock photographs in their company’s eLearning projects, against the advice of its own talent development team?  What if I told you the new policy states that photographic images of people must not show recognizable faces.  If any face is […]

  • Learn Rules and Tools of Engagement at Our Next ATD eLearning SIG Roundtable May 18th!

     Does your eLearning start like this? Welcome to this training on X.  It is important for the company that you understand all about X.  Here are your objectives.  There will be a quiz at the end. How appealing is that to your learner?  What if, instead, you started your course in a way that stimulates […]

  • Supercharge Your eLearning By Including Custom Job Aids

    On January 206h, my ATD NYC eLearning SIG co-chair Mark Cassetta and I partnered with Hal Christensen of the Performance Support SIG to offer another of what I’ve come to call “interactive roundtables”.  In these roundtables, rather than inviting a speaker, we give ATD NYC members a little bit of “homework” on a selected topic, and then […]

  • Giving Stock Photos a Unique Look for Your Learning Projects

    Ever since Microsoft discontinued their clip art gallery, we’ve all been scrambling to find inexpensive or free stock photos. But in a way, this is a good thing. The images in that clip art gallery were looking dated and dull. And once you start checking out other options, you realize there’s a gorgeous world of […]

  • Free Gamification Course by Kevin Werbach Returns to Coursera!

    Learning folks! If you are serious about understanding and using principles of Gamification in your learning projects, Prof. Kevin Werbach is offering his superb and FREE online course on Gamification at Coursera starting this month (November)! Yes, this does require a few hours of work each week for the six week duration–but the assignments are […]

  • No-Budget Gamification Roundtable at ATD NYC Meeting on November 17th!

    These days everybody is talking about Gamification, and how applying elements or principles of it can enhance your learning interactions.  And it’s true: used strategically, Gamification can make your learning both more fun, and more memorable. But often people think they have to sign on with an expensive external provider that offers all the bells and whistles of […]

  • Delivering Your Information With a Fun Soundboard

    My schedule these days is busy enough that I’m not always able to take part in the weekly eLearning Challenge over on the Articulate Forums. But there have been a couple recently I couldn’t resist as a voiceover artist. For one challenge, the task was to create a simple example of a soundboard; in other words, a […]