Six Strategies You May Not Be Using To Reduce Cognitive Load

Editor’s note: Some useful tips here on how to more effectively process information.

A tough crowd at work is no joke – stand-up comedians share their tips

Editor’s note: At some point in your working life you will have to stand up and give a talk. And the audience might be quite challenging. Here are some tips from comedians to help get through it.

How to find the knowns and unknowns in any research

Editor’s note: In our ‘post-truth’ era we need the skills to sort information and establish its provenance. Some goods here on how to do this with published research.

Why the FT creates so few clickable graphics

Editor’s note: Great insights here into how the Financial Times is developing ‘scrollytelling’ and other data visualisation techniques to help users make sense of data.

How to Start Your Own Podcast

Editor’s note: Some really good advice here on how to get started with podcasting. Audio is a great medium, why not consider creating one inside your organisation?

Shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone but SEO tools are great for market research and completely free

Editor’s note: Some useful tools here which can help you curate content from the web. These may be used by marketers but they are useful for anyone researching ideas and insights.

How to Use Twitter: Critical Tips for New Users

Editor’s note: If you know someone new to Twitter, then this is a useful article. Lots of tips and covers the basics well.

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Editor’s note: If you like quadrants, you’ll like this. A simple approach to managing your tasks and which one enables you to prioritise doing more of the tasks you enjoy. However, to makes this work you will need to say no to things.

10 ways to avoid snafus in virtual webinars

Editor’s note: Some great tips here for running effective live online learning sessions.

67 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Learning and Development Professional

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Editor’s note: A fun, and at the same time serious, list of lessons from Brain Washburn, who has been an L&D professional for 17 years. Some great points.

How 12 Companies Make Meetings Memorable, Effective, and Short

Editor’s note: Seems to men there is much scope for innovating the humble meeting. These companies seem to be doing. Time to be bold and make meetings more worthwhile!

The Science and Psychology of Twitter: Why We Follow and Share

Editor’s note: This article offers some useful insights into using Twitter and how others use Twitter based on research into users’ behaviour. Whether you use Twitter or not, this is useful for understanding how people use it and how, as a user, you could use it better.

Free online courses for professionals

Editor’s note: This list is based on Coursera data but features some interesting courses that will be starting late August and September.

A complete guide to creating awesome visual content

Editor’s note: A very useful and practical guide to creating visual content across networks.

How to use tech like a teenager

Editor’s note: At last, an article that actually finds out how kids are using tech – and guess what? There are lots of useful tips for adults.