Category Archives: free

“Love’s Austere and Lonely Offices”

This evening, I’ve been reflecting on the last two lines of the poem “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden. The character in the poem is an adult looking back at the cold winter mornings of youth, recognizing the lack of gratitude … Continue reading

Posted in Behavior, children, communicate, consequence, denial, duty, Family, fear, free, giving, grow, habits, happy, home, honesty, honor, hope, human contact, indentity, joy, learning, lost, love, modesty, parents, patience, quotes, read, reason, talk, unity, work | 4 Comments

“The Official Sponsor of Birthdays”

The American Cancer Society has branded its self, in part, as “The Official Sponsor of Birthdays.”  Here at the National Home Office in Atlanta, Georgia we’ve known this was coming since December 2008 and many of us have anxiously awaited … Continue reading

Posted in 2.0, ads, advertising, Atlanta, awareness, Behavior, believe, better, birthday, brand, cancer, charity, choice, cure, donate, Dream, Education, epidemiology, facebook, Family, fight, free, giving, habits, happy, health, hope, Humanitarian, joy, learning, live, Marketing, media, MySpace, NGO, obama, Online, organization, Philanthropy, prevention, reason, reform, Resources, service, share, smoking, social, survivors, time, Training, trust | 1 Comment

Presentation Review Form

In 1996 I attended a training course presented by Franklin Quest (Now FranklinCovey) called “Presentation Advantage.” In addition to the course workbook, the handouts included a Presentation Review form that is no longer available. The form was designed to guide the … Continue reading

Posted in assessment, awareness, better, Covey, design, evaluation, free, job, learning, lectern, listen, music, Presentations, public speaking, Resources, share, sing, speech, stress, talent, Teaching, test, Training, trust | 2 Comments

Facebook vs. MySpace and Breaking the Sex Barrier

In full discloser, I’m a Facebook fan. For me there is something a bit dark about MySpace, yet I have an account with both. Where do others stand in this battle between these two social networking giants? According to Google … Continue reading

Posted in 2.0, ads, advertising, Behavior, brand, creative, database, design, disclosure, e-learning, elearning, facebook, free, Google, grow, habits, learning, Marketing, media, money, music, MySpace, NPR, sell, social, youtube | 2 Comments

“Let’s take a five minute break.”

These six words can invite chaos into the classroom. Whether you’re teaching online or in a more traditional setting, getting adults back to class after a five or ten minute break can be a challenge. A few years ago I came up with … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Learning, audio, break, class, clock, control, e-learning, Education, free, ideas, intermission, learning, music, Online, PowerPoint, Presentations, public speaking, Remote Training, student, Teaching, time, timer, Training | 1 Comment

iStockphoto Free Image of the Week

I’ve been using Istockphoto for about three years. Each week they post a free image for registered users. Each image is available in multiple sizes with the same basic licensing agreement that accompanies purchased images. Below is an image from this past April. A simple … Continue reading

Posted in art, color, create, free, girl, ideas, images, istockphoto, photo, red, shoe | 6 Comments