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October 2012 Meeting: Pin Drop Principle & Creating More Engaging e-Learning

  • 09 Oct 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Rebecca's Cafe 275 Grove Street, Auburndale, MA 02459


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Tech Talk: Yawn Proof Your eLearning: Simple Strategies and Techniques to Design More Engaging eLearning without Busting the Bank

A lot of eLearning gets a bad rap, and rightly so – screen after screen of text bullets that dump knowledge without providing context or providing any meaningful connection into the material. In this session, we’ll explore effective ways of making your eLearning programs more engaging through simple tips like more human writing tone and better questions. We’ll look at loads of examples of eLearning courses so you can walk away with fresh ideas that you can put into action right away.

Being presented by:
Cammy Bean, Vice President of Learning Design

Bio: Cammy Bean is the VP of Learning Design for Kineo US (  An elearning veteran since the mid-90’s, Cammy has worked on projects for a wide range of industries including financial services, retail and manufacturing.  At Kineo she takes the lead on learning design, working closely with clients from concept to execution.  A frequent conference speaker and active blogger, you can see what’s on her mind at

Key Note Presentation: The Pin-Drop Principle: Getting Your Audience to React the Way You Want!

Learn how to deliver your communication to engage and influence others so your audience reacts the way you want them to! Not only in presentations, but also in social settings, work meetings, 1-on-1 conversations, or any other business communication. The key is communicating your message with a strong intention and ensuring your words, voice and body language support that intention.

Being presented by:
G. Riley Mills (Gary), COO and Co-Founder, Pinnacle Performance Company

Bio: G. Riley Mills (Chicago, IL) co-founded Pinnacle Performance Company, a global training firm that teaches The Pinnacle Methodundefineda system that applies acting techniques to improve the effectiveness of business communicationundefinedto thousands of professionals each year. Mills is a regular speaker and award-winning writer with 20 years of professional acting experience. He, and his co-founder David Lewis, recently launched their acclaimed new book, The Pin Drop Principle.

AGENDA 6:00 – 6:15    Informal Networking/Dinner
6:15 – 6:30    ASTD Business & Announcements
6:30 – 7:15    Tech Talk: Yawn Proof Your eLearning, Cammy Bean
7:15 – 7:30    Break
7:30 – 8:45   Key Note: The Pin Drop Principle, Gary Mills     
8:45 – 9:00    Closing Announcements

This event is sponsored by:
  • Member - $10.00
  • Currently Unemployed - $10.00
  • Non-member - $25.00
Note: $5 extra will be charged if registering at the door.
Our monthly meetings are designed for all: the employed, the self-employed and those in transition. The goal is to enhance your technology awareness, share the most current thinking on training and help people learn while providing opportunities to network with your colleagues.

Rebecca's Cafe ( 275 Grove Street, Auburndale, MA 02459, 617-969-3382.

Note: There is no sign for Rebecca's on the street. 275 Grove St. is the Riverside Office Park, right next to the Riverside MBTA train and bus stop. Rebecca's is located at the back of the building, by the parking garage.

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