TLDC UK Meetup is On Its Way – June 21st

After a spectacular TLDC18 in Phoenix, AZ at the end of January, a few of us here put our heads together at The Training, Learning and Development Community. We are the most active group of L&D professionals around the world and we want to continue to celebrate this fact.

Even with daily TLDCasts — webcast conversations with influential L&D professionals — and actively moderated Slack TLDChat Workspaces, our aim is to maximise your professional development. We believe long lasting value comes from “hallway conversations” that occur when L&D networks come together; we work to recreate these as much as possible. Building networks and meeting people in your field, swapping ideas or sharing concerns, and getting together will help to enhance your connection.

We have an active and thriving community of L&D professionals in the UK, but due to distance it can be hard to have the face to face interactions that adds so much value.

This is why we are excited to announce the first ever TLDC UK Meetup on Thursday, June 21st at Mulberry Bush Pub in London from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm (BST).

We don’t want to ruin the fun before it has begun, so more information will be shared closer to the event. But it’s not too early to RSVP and let us know you’ll be there.

With your hosts Jo Cook (@lightbulbjo), Cara North (@caranorth11) and Bethany Taylor (@eCom_Bethany), you won’t be short of support and lively discussion. They’ll be your fearless leaders and sources of TLDC UK connection, ask them your questions.

As a TLDC first-timer or regular contributor, you will find TLDC stands for Community. We hope that we will see you there!


The Power of People and Relationships – Special Guest Tricia Ransom

Today TLDChat welcomed Tricia Ransom of Guardian Analytics.  Tricia has a robust career in learning development and has worked in many different parts of the world.  Tricia started her career in L&D in technical writing as a subcontractor before moving to PwC.  She also attended TLDC16 and shares her vibrant personality in this session.

Topics discussed:

  1. Tricia’s background
  2. The power of people and relationships
  3. The one person she says you should work with if you can
  4. How helping IT helped leverage her career
  5. Sales, marketing, and training and how they are related



  Tricia Ransom


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Open Forum: Projects

Notes for October 16, 2017

The Rings of Focus are back again today. We dive into the Projects ring and take on some of the text chat suggestions and issues we, as a group, are dealing with. Michael Sheyahshe jumped into one of the video screens and gave us some insight to his process and managing multiple projects through tools and ideals. The text chat was alive with people sharing tools, ideas, and project management skills they have obtained in their day-to-day.

  1. Rings of Focus review
  2. Projects in the community
  3. Pomodoro technique
  4. Tools for managing projects
  5. Three elements of a task (maybe four)
  6. Bot talk

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Golden Nuggets:

“Workflow is less about tools than it is about people.”

Picture:  Andy Kelly

Dealing with People: Online and In Real Life

Today’s TLDChat focused on teamwork.  Brent kicked off the discussion talking about the dynamic between online and in person interactions.  He brought up a great point about how in face to face interactions, many of us expect the person speaking to provide eye-contact.  Online, it’s a bit harder because it’s a challenge to look at your screen and in the webcam at the same time.  The show continued when Joe Ganci hopped in and shared his perspectives about online vs face to face.

Topics discussed:

  1. Interviews: Online vs in real life
  2. The value of meeting face to face
  3. Live streaming content: what does it do for an event?
  4. The power of a face to face needs assessment
  5. Being part of a client’s team


 Joe Ganci


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The secret to office happiness isn’t working less—it’s caring less

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The Power of Voice Over

Edumercials, podcasts, and audio best practices.  Guest host Sam Rogers chats with Mike Lenz, Pharmacist turned voice actor, about anything and everything audio.

How to connect with Sam and Mike:

Sam Rogers


Mike Lenz


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Links in chat:

The Ultimate L&D Podcast Guide (2017)

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