PLAN Quick Class: How to Create an Effective Newsletter (Part 2 of 2)

In the second part of this webinar series, you will learn how to convey information about your library services to your patrons and funders, including some free and low-cost programs to help you communicate with them. Presented by: Regina Burgess.

This webinar is part of the PLAN Quick Class Series, webinars that are just 30 minutes long that fit into any busy schedule!

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PLAN Quick Class: How to Create an Effective Newsletter (Part 1 of 2)

In this two-part webinar series, you will learn how to convey information about your library services to your patrons and funders, including some free and low-cost programs to help you communicate with them. Presented by: Regina Burgess.

Note: Please also register for How to Create an Effective Newsletter (Part 2 of 2) scheduled for August 14, 2017.

This webinar is part of the PLAN Quick Class Series, webinars that are just 30 minutes long that fit into any busy schedule!

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Making Meetings Work with Linda Bruno

We’ve probably all read the statistics about meetings. Some experts estimate that over 50% of our meeting time is wasted — think of how much that could be costing your organization! But it doesn’t need to be that way. In this world of budget cuts and doing more with less, how we’re handling our meetings is sometimes overlooked as a potential money-saver and productivity enhancer — yes, I said “productivity enhancer” in the same sentence as “meetings!”

In this session, we’ll learn what to do about the 3 key areas that make a meeting successful — the before, during, and after of every meeting. Simply paying attention to each segment of the meeting process can do wonders for improving the effectiveness of those meetings.

We’ll also discuss 7 reasons many meetings are considered ineffective and specific ways you can avoid getting caught in those common traps.

You’ll come away from this webinar with real-life tips and techniques on how to make your meetings work — after all, why have one if it doesn’t work?

Linda Bruno: With programs on a wide variety of topics such as customer service, supervisory skills, communication, emotional intelligence, and personalities (along with many others), Linda develops and conducts training for clients across the United States. She is also a certified facilitator for the well-respected talent management firm, DDI (Development Dimensions International).

Please note: Time listed is Central Time.

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Creating a Motivating Environment with Linda Bruno

In this highly interactive 60-minute webinar, we’ll discuss Creating a Motivating Environment, what motivation is and what it isn’t — and why you can’t motivate someone else.

Although we often think motivation is linked to externals such as pay (and who doesn’t like a little more in their paycheck??), what really makes us want to go to work is what’s known as “internal motivation.”

We’ll brainstorm together to create an extensive list of ways you can help create a motivating environment — at little or no cost to you. We’ll discover the power in praise and how to use it effectively. Ah…a motivating environment — isn’t that what we all want in our workplaces?

Linda Bruno: With programs on a wide variety of topics such as customer service, supervisory skills, communication, emotional intelligence, and personalities (along with many others), Linda develops and conducts training for clients across the United States. She is also a certified facilitator for the well-respected talent management firm, DDI (Development Dimensions International).

Please note: Time listed is Central Time.

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PLAN Quick Class: How to Create Flyers that Pop

Learn how to create flyers that will catch the attention of your patrons. Presented by: Regina Burgess.

This webinar is part of the PLAN Quick Class Series, webinars that are just 30 minutes long that fit into any busy schedule!

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Managing Your Priorities with Linda Bruno

It’s official — there is simply too much to do to ever get it all done! But as much as we’d like it to be, surrender is NOT an option. Instead, it’s time we manage our priorities rather than letting our priorities manage us.

In this session, we will discover the obstacles that tend to keep us from managing our priorities — and what we can do to overcome these obstacles. Are you a procrastinator? You’ll discover how to overcome that procrastination — and when you shouldn’t even try. Do pesky interruptions take up the bulk of your day? Are you a victim of “marathon meeting madness?” There is help for each of these time-robbers — but first you need to be aware of where your time is going.

We’ll then look at specific tips and techniques that will help keep you on target in managing your priorities — and your time. We’ll talk about the use — and misuse — of technology and how to make sure’s it’s working for you, not against you. And last, but certainly not least, we’ll talk about what you should do when you have accomplished the items on your to-do list…and how to use the BIGGEST 2-letter word in the English language!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to manage your priorities!

Linda Bruno: With programs on a wide variety of topics such as customer service, supervisory skills, communication, emotional intelligence, and personalities (along with many others), Linda develops and conducts training for clients across the United States. She is also a certified facilitator for the well-respected talent management firm, DDI (Development Dimensions International).

Please note: Time listed is Central Time.

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PLAN Quick Class: How to Find Free Graphics on the Internet

Do you want to create flyers and other documents but want to use graphics to spice them up? Learn how to find free graphics on the internet that you can use without fear of copyright violations. Presented by: Regina Burgess.

This webinar is part of the PLAN Quick Class Series, webinars that are just 30 minutes long that fit into any busy schedule!

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NEFLIN Expert Series: Innovator’s DNA Five Discovery Skills – Jacksonville (05/05/17)

The objectives for this workshop include:

1) Personal & Team Development Across People, Processes, & Philosophies: Gain a deeper insight into personal and team skill portfolios of discovery (innovation) and delivery (execution) skills (The Innovator’s DNA) that can foster the creation of successful new business models, products, services, and processes

2) Action Learning Plans: Create actionable answers to the following questions:

  • “How do I personally innovate?” 
  • “How can I improve my innovation skills?” 
  • “How can I encourage and support others’ innovative actions?” 
  • “How can I better lead innovation by building “Innovator’s DNA” skills into my team and organization? 

3) Ideation Skills: Leverage the Innovator’s DNA five Discovery Behaviors: Questioning, Observing, Networking, Experimenting, and Associating to generate game-changing ideas more frequently both individually and as teams.

During the workshop we will attempt to address these questions by understanding and practicing the everyday behaviors of disruptive innovators.

See half-day agenda here.

Expert Facilitator: Michael Albert, iDNA Master Trainer & Facilitator

The Innovator’s DNA Trainer community is comprised of over 100 certified trainers across the globe. Our dedicated facilitators deliver our innovation content within their organizations and in public training sessions around the world.

 

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff.  Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

NEFLIN Expert Series 2017 has been funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Information Services.

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NEFLIN Podcast Literacy: Webinar (04/27/17)

Recommending the Best Educational, Diverse, and Accessible Podcasts for Library Users


Helping library users find and use the best podcasts is a good service offering for libraries because it’s an important part of today’s digital literacies.

Podcasts are flourishing these days, and we’ll look at how and why they are becoming more popular. We’ll discuss where and why people listen, how podcasts are being used in educational settings, and the advantages of audio podcasts for people with visual disabilities.

You’ll learn how to find the best podcasts, by using new directories, specialized newsletters and alerts, and podcast search tools.

We’ll point you resources that list some of the best podcasts for diverse audiences and different age levels. You’ll also learn about podcast listening apps and which kinds of features are most useful in these apps. We’ll touch upon the future of podcasting and end with ideas for how librarians can curate podcasts for their users.

Virtual Trainer: Nicole Hennig

Nicole Hennig is an independent user-experience professional, helping librarians and educators effectively use mobile technologies.

Nicole’s books include Apps for Librarians: Using the Best Mobile Technology to Educate, Create, and Engage, Selecting and Evaluating the Best Mobile Apps for Library Services, and Best Apps for Academics. She teaches several online courses, including Apps for Librarians & Educators, and Organize Your Life with Mobile Apps.

She worked for the MIT Libraries for 14 years, first as web manager and then as head of the user experience department. She is the winner of several awards, including the MIT Excellence Award for Innovative Solutions.

Nicole loves teaching, presenting, and inspiring people to use technology effectively. To stay current with the best mobile technology for education, sign up for her email newsletter, Mobile Apps News, and follow her on Twitter @nic221, where she tweets about libraries and mobile technologies.

This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

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Public Speaking Pointers with Linda Bruno

Public speaking strikes fear into the hearts of many — maybe it’s happened to you. You’ve been asked to speak in public about your organization and you have no clue where to begin. Even if you could find a clue, you can’t imagine actually putting yourself into such an intimidating position!

In this session, you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of public speaking, including:

  • Great beginnings and happy endings
  • How to face your fears
  • How to organize what you’ll talk about
  • 10 tips for successful public speaking
  • How to put your newfound knowledge to work for your library

This webinar will improve your comfort level with public speaking and will help you find the confidence you didn’t even know you had.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to grow!

Linda Bruno: With programs on a wide variety of topics such as customer service, supervisory skills, communication, emotional intelligence, and personalities (along with many others), Linda develops and conducts training for clients across the United States. She is also a certified facilitator for the well-respected talent management firm, DDI (Development Dimensions International).

Please note: Time listed is Central Time.

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