Posts Tagged ‘Business Skills’

Want to be more productive, less stressed out? Then you probably want to meet Dave Crenshaw.

Published by | Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

As a mom with a full-time job and two young daughters, I am obsessed with time management. But as much as I think about how I must manage my time more effectively, I haven’t always succeeded in coming up with ways to do so. As the pace of work increases, I’ve found myself losing track of important tasks. Inboxes and to-do lists that were supposed to keep me sane have become sources of stress. I’ve struggled to strike a happy balance between work life and family life.

Then I met Dave Crenshaw, author of the upcoming lynda.com course, Time Management Fundamentals. In working with Dave—a time management coach and best-selling author—I realized how ineffective all my obsessing was and how what I really needed was some practical strategies to apply to my work and life. (It became clear something was really wrong when I missed my first scheduled phone call with Dave, of all people. Luckily he’s as understanding as he is organized.)

In Time Management Fundamentals, Dave shares eminently practical techniques for doing more in less time: how to develop habits to be more organized and reduce the clutter in your workspace; how to stay mentally on task and eliminate the to-dos you have floating in your head; how to develop a time budget to get the most done during your workday and focus on your most valuable activities.

Here’s a little preview:

The techniques I’ve picked up from just watching the course in development have made my work more productive and my life less hectic. I’ve even been able to pass Dave’s techniques along to my kids.

We’ll be bringing Dave’s time management strategies to the lynda.com Online Training Library® later this month. In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you about what other kinds of courses we could offer to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in business.

New business course shows how to effectively move projects and product ideas forward

Published by | Thursday, December 16th, 2010

It’s here! You’ve watched the previews, and now the new lynda.com business course, Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, is live in the Online Training Library®. Let us know what you think!

In Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, author Dane Howard interviews executives and product managers from renowned design firms and corporations like Google, Apple, and Adobe, who share their insider take on how to effectively move projects and product ideas forward. Video and multimedia producer Richard Koci Hernandez weaves the interviews together into a captivating visual narrative. The course shows the practical techniques, processes, and communication styles employed to sell to executives more effectively, and to bring ideas to life.

Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, part V: How do you find new ideas?

Published by | Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

lynda.com will be releasing a new and very different course in our business segment soon, and your feedback on our preview videos here on the blog so far has been great! Please keep it coming. This is the fifth sneak peek to give you a sense for the course to come.

In today’s preview of the upcoming lynda.com course Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, Charles Warren, manager of mobile user experience at Google, answers the question, “How do you find new ideas?”

Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, part IV: How do you socialize an idea?

Published by | Thursday, December 9th, 2010

How do you socialize an idea? In today’s preview from Dane Howard’s upcoming lynda.com course Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, Charles Warren, manager of mobile user experience at Google, answers this question.

Pitching Projects and Products to Executives part III: How do you find talent?

Published by | Monday, December 6th, 2010

lynda.com will be releasing a new and very different course in our business segment soon, and your feedback on our preview videos here on the blog so far has been great! Please keep it coming. This is the third sneak peek to give you a sense for the course to come.

How do you find talent? In today’s preview of Dane Howard’s upcoming lynda.com course Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, Tim Barber, founder and creative director of the digital agency Odopod, answers this question.

Pitching Projects and Products to Executives part II: Is your idea set up for success?

Published by | Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

In a couple of weeks, lynda.com will be releasing a new and very different course in our business segment. It’s different in that it offers a new type of content to lynda.com members—the focus is not on tools, but on business skills. It’s also different in its innovative teaching approach and unique visual style. This is the second sneak peek to give you a sense for the course to come.

Is your idea set up for sucess? In today’s preview of Dane Howard’s upcoming lynda.com course Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, Michael Gough, vice president of experience design at Adobe, answers this question.

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Pitching Projects and Products to Executives: How do you sell yourself?

Pitching Projects and Products to Executives: How do you sell yourself?

Published by | Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

In a couple of weeks, lynda.com will be releasing a new and very different course called Pitching Projects and Products to Executives in our business segment. It’s different in that it offers a new type of content to lynda.com members—the focus is not on tools, but on business skills. It’s also different in its innovative teaching approach and unique visual style.

For Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, designer, entrepreneur, and lynda.com author Dane Howard interviewed executives and product managers from renowned design firms and corporations like Google, Apple, and Adobe to get their insider take on how to effectively move projects and product ideas forward. Emmy-winning video and multimedia producer Richard Koci Hernandez wove the interviews together into a captivating visual narrative.

Over the next two weeks, we’re releasing some previews here on the blog to give you a sense for the course to come. In today’s clip, Tim Barber, founder and creative director of the digital agency Odopod, answers the question “How do you sell yourself?” Let us know what you think!