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Jon Kennard is a freelance writer and social media manager, and former editor of TrainingZone.co.uk.
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24th Sep 2015
Definitely Sue, it's all about the workman and not the tools. PowerPoint can still be very effective when used properly, in my opinion.
24th Aug 2015
Hi Garry, and Adrian. It's clear from your two replies that our members view and use AA in different ways. While blogs have their own place (the blogs section), Any Answers can be (and is) used for more than just asking for help in a work predicament. As Garry says it is used for sharing ideas and posting links to things interesting to trainers and other L&D people. Adrian - that synopsis of Any Answers is somewhat dated (we have 45,000 more members than that!), and I hold my hands up for not keeping the copy on every area of the site current at all times. To further Shonette's point about TZ's refresh, Any Answers is going to be rebranded as 'Discuss' to reflect better the wide-ranging uses of the section. Our decision to close down discussion groups in our last go around (2012) means that it is even more important that Any Answers serves multiple uses. this is not an excuse to let the quality slip, and we will try to remain vigilant against spammers and self-promoters as best we can.
15th Apr 2015
Hi Julie - we promote webinars for clients here on TZ, some of which we also host and moderate, and we find they're a very good way of providing valuable info for the community. You need three things for a decent webinar: - non-salesy, useful content- an engaged audience- stable technology for delivery If you are missing one of these three things you might run into problems. Agreed though - there are quite a few out there that are thinly disguised sales pitches. Jon(editor)
13th Oct 2014
Rus - you're right to an extent, but when entire industries use this method as a base for free/cheap labour, you are left no choice but to work under those conditions, otherwise someone else will, and then you risk never realising your 'dream'. It just means Industries such as music and film are populated with rich kids whose parents can bankroll their internships, as Dawn alludes to.
9th Oct 2014
Hi Dawn - thanks for comment. Re Legal - I worked as an unpaid and then low-paid intern when I lived in London. I had no help from parents but I had savings from previous jobs, and in that respect I recognise I am one of the lucky few, but nevertheless the situation certainly took its toll and I ended up quitting my job and ending a three year relationship too, as the stress of the situation was not sustainable. Unpaid internships shouldn't be allowed.
7th Oct 2014
...if you're being serious or not.
25th Jun 2014
Thanks for the reply - I'll find out :)
3rd Feb 2014
Hi Garry and Rus.
Thanks for your kind words, but TrainingZone wouldn't be anything without its members so cheers for your contributions and insight over the years. Here's to the future!
15th Nov 2013
And I studied maths at university. Dear me...
Let's put it down to a busy week.
15th Nov 2013