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Dave Dec

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Introducing the KnowledgeWave ProDev Presentation Skills Series

Posted by Dave Dec  /  March 9, 2021  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   No Comments ↓

With the growth of remote working, be it due to COVID-19 or the growth of our organizations, now more than ever, we are all providing more presentations. Sometimes technical challenges can arise while giving these presentations, for example: Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint, and other technologies sometimes don't work the way we want them to. Non-technical issues can also provide a challenge: How can you give a great presentation when you are not in the same room your audience, or maybe we have a fear of public speaking?

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5 Minute ProDev: Entrepreneurism in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  February 8, 2021  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Entrepreneurism in the workplace is not about starting a business. It is about acting like an entrepreneur in your current job. This means you are an internal entrepreneur, or “intrapreneur".

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5 Minute ProDev: Critical Thinking in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  January 25, 2021  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Critical thinking means questioning the norm. Just because we have always done things a certain way, does not mean it is the most efficient or best way of doing those things. Critical thinking lets us look at processes as we work and think about better ways to do the job.

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5 Minute ProDev: Collaboration in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  January 4, 2021  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Collaboration in the Workplace is about coming together to achieve a common goal. Collaboration is about working together to be both innovative and productive without having to compromise yourself or others during the process.

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5 Minute ProDev: Communication in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  December 18, 2020  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   1 Comments ↓

Communication in the workplace is more than speaking. It is about the expression of ideas and feelings between you and the folks you work with and serve. Communication is the search to understand one another.

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5 Minute ProDev: Networking in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  December 4, 2020  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Networking in the Workplace is about what you can offer others, not just what you can personally gain from networking. It is about sharing thoughts and ideas with like-hearted people who share common interests with you.

Networking is about getting out of your comfort zone to see what is new in your profession, and how best you can serve organizations and people dedicated to your type of work. 

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5 Minute ProDev: Adaptability in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  November 16, 2020  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Adaptability means being flexible to your environment as your surroundings change. Adapting to your work environment is a much needed and notable skill. Work is in constant change and so is the world we live in. Services, products, and the people you serve change all the time. How your organization conducts business will also always be changing in order to keep up with the market that you serve.

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5 Minute ProDev: Empathy in the Workplace

Posted by Dave Dec  /  October 19, 2020  /  5 Minute Professional Development   —   No Comments ↓

Empathy is the number one professional skill sought after in the workplace today. Whether it is customer service, sales, or simply working with colleagues, empathy is a strong skill and one you can learn and develop.

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Introducing '5 Minute ProDev' from KnowledgeWave

Posted by Dave Dec  /  September 8, 2020  /  5 Minute Professional Development, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Formerly known as “soft skills” training, professional development is the fastest growing community in the talent development world. Businesses, universities, agencies, and healthcare all agree that technical knowledge is important, and so are professional skills.

Dealing with management, coworkers, and the people we serve, all require that we sharpen our ability to use skills like empathy, adaptability, communications, and more. Leaders in every organization want their employees trained and yet, finding the time to attend this type of learning is hard to come by.

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How to Manage 'Bookings' within Microsoft Teams

Posted by Dave Dec  /  July 13, 2020  /  Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Bookings, Microsoft Teams   —   1 Comments ↓

With Microsoft Teams as your organization's communications hub, you can manage your 'Bookings' directly within Teams. Simply select the ellipsis to add the Bookings app to your Teams sidebar. Bookings is an Office 365 application that allows your customers to book appointments with your staff based on the services you offer and your staff availability.

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Introduction to Microsoft Bookings

Posted by Dave Dec  /  June 29, 2020  /  Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Bookings, Training   —   No Comments ↓

Bookings from Microsoft is an Office 365 application that allows your customers to book appointments with your staff based on the services you offer and your staff availability.

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Sharpen Your Professional Development Skills with KnowledgeWave

Posted by Dave Dec  /  May 18, 2020  /  Training   —   No Comments ↓

During times of uncertainty, many of us look for things to stay productive. Life doesn't just stop; we still need to meet deadlines for our projects while managing our time between work and family. We also need to take care of ourselves, which includes self-improvement through personal and professional development.

Remote training and online webinars are perfect solutions for those wanting to keep their skills sharp or learn something new. KnowledgeWave is currently offering a special 15% discount on our Remote Technical Training Classes.

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LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report 2020 - The Takeaways

Posted by Dave Dec  /  May 4, 2020  /  Training   —   No Comments ↓

The numbers say it all...

38% Less

57% More

In this report, LinkedIn Learning found that Workplace Learning Managers' budgets for 2020 will decrease 38% for Instructor Lead Training (ILT) compared to 2019. Additionally, the same managers will increase their budgets for Online Learning by 57%. Managers continue to focus on training costs while keeping their employees ready with the top skills to get work done.

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Microsoft Teams: Now Available on Linux

Posted by Dave Dec  /  December 16, 2019  /  Microsoft Office 365, Linux, Microsoft Teams   —   No Comments ↓

On Tuesday, December 10th, Microsoft officially announced that their new flagship communication tool, Microsoft Teams, is now available to Linux users. With Microsoft touting Teams as a businesses communications hub, it appears they are taking on Slack – going directly after Slack’s user base – by supporting Teams on the Linux operating system in .deb and .rpm formats.

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5 Tips for Maximizing a Windows 10 Upgrade for Your Users

Posted by Dave Dec  /  October 7, 2019  /  Windows, IT, End Users   —   No Comments ↓

New technology implementations can be stressful for all types of companies, from small mom-and-pop shops to large corporations. Many companies have already made the switch to Windows 10 and are discovering ways to capitalize on the new features included with the upgrade. If you want to get the most out of your company’s Windows 10 upgrade, then following these tips can help you maximize its effectiveness to benefit your business.

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Tags: Windows, IT, End Users