Small business owners, what's the best self development course you've done that has helped your business?
Can you recommend any good video marketing training courses to learn the basics of video marketing? I want to start creating brand and promotional videos for my social media platforms.
I sincerely believe in maximizing my employees' potential. What's the most effective training for them?
In terms of accreditation, study options (currently in Bachelor of Information Systems @ UNSW, taking my first networking course this semester and found it very enjoyable). I want to make a career in...
Like any student, you can try to start from an easy job, like system administrator and watch and learn, meet people and then you will understand what and how you are organized in this area and where you would like to go. For example, I want to be a professional writer, so now I use every opportunity to improve my skills. I help students on unique article writing service https://uk.edusson.com/article-writing-service, where a lot of young writers like me, help with any college assignments.
What annoys you about some of the webinars you attend?
If you preferred to attend a course 1 day per week over 5 weeks what day would be your preferred day be? In the new financial year I will be launching a training program for Domestic Violence...
Definitely 1 day a week for five weeks, rather than five classes in five days. And that assumes the class is for no more than 2 hours per session. There is no way everyone will attend over 5 consecutive eight hour days.
The reasoning is that no-one has a week where they don't have some commitment they can't get out of. Whether it's the school run, or a dentist/doctor/lawyer appointment, or a gym membership, daily life just gets in the way.
Much easier to schedule a shorter time period with a longer time apart. And you can suffice with basic tea and coffee catering.
If the "blocked-in" approach is favoured, I suggest no more than 2 consecutive sessions per week, after hours. That way, you can have each session running 3 hours (with decent catering) from 6–9pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, on 2 consecutive weeks.
Preferred days of the week is a moot point. Experience tells me Tuesday and Wednesday are easiest for most people, but each audience differs. There will always be those who can't do it, due to the reasons above.
The final alternative is a 3-day block over a weekend. Start at 4pm Friday, run 9-5 Saturday and 9-3pm Sunday. This approach works particularly well for retreats and remote locations, where the attendees are removed from distraction.
However, it will carry a much higher price tag.
I know money/payment structure is one and time. But if cash and time wasn't a problem what else would stop you?
I ask this question as I want to design a website for my start-up and I have two months time to learn it.
I would recommend, Codecademy (http://codecademy.com), Code (http://code.org) and Team Treehouse (https://teamtreehouse.com/). Team Treehouse isn't free but they do offer a 7-day free trial and I've heard good things from others that have used it. But full disclosure, I haven't used that service myself. I hope that is helpful.
What are some of the best online videos for business education? Let me know!
I would start following what MOZ come out with and watching Whiteboard Friday videos. I will also +1 Udemy and Lynda.com also has a lot of videos worth watching. Another great educational source is Coursera.