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It’s labor day: reflect on what you tell yourself about your workplace

A short blog to start today. Today is labor day and I intend to take some time off like most other people. Too often in my line of work in Learning and Development I hear how people describe their workplaces. I often wonder how many of them are telling the truth about the workplace in which they work. Too often, what people seem to say doesn’t reflect the reality.

Learning and Development professionals play a huge role in helping create better workplaces. As part of a global campaign, Conversari Global are asking the big question about how we can create better workplaces where people really can be creative, be heard, be a leader and be organized.

Take just two minutes today to watch this really short video and think about your workplace. I’d love to hear comments in the feed about your reality and how you see the world of work today.

Creating a better world of work is possible. #work #business #betterworldofwork

Video: Great News. An updated e-Learning Solution for 7 countries in LATAM

Just wanted to share the great news. Today finished the update of an e-learning solution for an education client in Mexico! I love working on this kind of stuff as it will help tens of thousands of learners throughout Latin America!

Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and more!

It will go live next week when we do the knowledge transfer live with their workforce!

Going live next week!!! e-learning!

Have a great end to the week!

Tom

The Secret to How to Influence Others and Build Trust: Developing your Talent for Public Speaking

Influir y ganar confianza | Talento humano | Hablar en público

Yesterday I led a three hour session on Pitching for Investment with one of my favorite colleagues and friends, Kellie Dundon. The audience was 14 budding entrepreneurs and international business graduates at La Universidad Panamericana. The purpose of the session was simple:

Learn ‘how to gain trust, inspire confidence and positively influence others”. In other words, the participants were challenged in three hours to develop a personal elevator pitch that inspires others. This pitch needed to grab the attention of their audience (investors) and give the speakers a base to then deliver a winning pitch.

I want to share with you four simple tips and tricks on how to grab the attention of your audience. These tips will help you quickly build trust and influence others in a positive way. These ideas can be universally applied to business pitches, presentations, first meetings and networking.

Cuatro consejos para hablar en público, influir y ganar confianza.

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5 Big Mistakes I See in Poorly Written MBA Applications and How to Fix Them

Writing an MBA application is not easy. There is a lot of talent in the market place. How do you sell yourself and stand out from the crowd? People all around the world are writing competitive applications. Sometimes, what sinks an MBA application is not something complex, it is something really simple.

They say “the only thing the eye cannot see is itself”. I remember writing my own MBA statement and my essays for my doctorate. I had coached people on MBA admissions for years. But when it was my own application it was so much harder.

Regardless, I reflected on the mistakes I see most often in my clients’ applications and made sure I avoided them. Here is how to avoid common mistakes on MBA applications and to make sure you can let your talent shine.

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Keeping Up: 5 Key Trends in Organizational L&D in 2019

Over the years I have seen a number of changes when it comes to learning & development (L&D). Companies have employed a range of different techniques to meet the learning and training needs of their workforce.

In 2019, technology is playing a bigger role than ever. Here are five trends that we are observing in the marketplace and that companies should pay close attention to.

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Global Training – Locally Tailored

Conversari Global’s Mexico-based, British Consultant, Tom Scott shares his personal experience about tailoring standardized global training initiatives to be relevant to local cultures and norms.

How can we tailor a global training solution to local environments? How can we deliver a common service standard across markets while being responsive to local demands? Read on for 3 insights on tailoring global solutions to local environments.

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Why Universities and Businesses Must Collaborate to Develop Critical Competencies

Conversari’s Corporate Training Consultant Tom Scott talks about why Universities and Businesses should seek closer collaboration to develop critical business competencies.

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Why $150k MBA tuition fees are barely half of what you’ll need

Tuition fees for top MBA progams in the USA range from around 110 – 155k USD. This is a huge amount of money for the majority of people. For most young people, it can be like taking out a mortgage before even owning a house. #mba #maestria #posgrado

Is the investment worth it? The answer depends on many factors. For example, your industry, desired career path, and country. Only you can really decide.

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