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I’ve decide to draft out my new book on my blog.  The book is about how to you can shorten your own learning time as a student or shorten the learning curve for others if your a teacher, trainer or instructional designer.  I’m going to write this for everyone who is involved in any kind of learning. 

As a starting point, we’re going to assume that there are tremendous benefits in being able to learn faster.  This doesn’t mean taking short cuts or skipping things.  It means that if you have a choice of learning exactly the same thing to the same level of competence, you would almost always choice the one that gets you there faster. 

If you think that learning needs to be like fine wine that needs to be savoired, this book is not for you.  However, if you’re someone who thinks that the faster you learn, the more you have time to learn, you’re going to see some interesting thoughts and techniques.

I’m going to start the next post out with idea #1 and continue until I get to #101.  When I finally write the book, I’ll add more content and arrange the ideas into a logical sequence.  I’ll also take into account the feedback in the comments area.

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 Yet another blog carnival.  More posts to come now that I’m back in town.

  1. Wayne Buckhanan presents Three Types of Action posted at Life, Love, & Learning.

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On the Road

I’m on the road this week doing learning paths.  I’ll try to share some new insights when I return.  Until then I’d appreciate hearing your ideas on how to speed up the learning process.  I’ve got another blog carnival ready to post as well

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I seem to get new submissions every week.  Thanks to those who contribute.

  1. Tiffany Colter presents Writing Career Coach: How I got here: Part 3 posted at Writing Career Coach.
    Enjoy!
  2. James D. Brausch presents Failure? The Doorway to Success posted at Internet Business Blog.
  3. Wayne Buckhanan presents How to “Win” in Life posted at Life, Love, & Learning.
  4. James D. Brausch presents Cruise For Success? posted at Internet Business Blog.

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Here’s yet one more blog carnival.  Take a look and see what you like.

  1. Adrian presents Becoming a More Creative Individual posted at Path to Your Destiny.
  2. James presents The Organize IT Habits: Always Ask Why And How posted at Organize IT.
  3. Bhupendra Khanal presents Why are you a failure? posted at Business Analytics.
  4. Colleen Palat presents How Tutoring Can Be Your Solution To Overcrowded Classes | posted at Shari Nielsen.
  5. Todd presents Top 31 Motivation Hacks posted at We The Change.
  6. Mike King presents Preparing for your own performance review. posted at Learn This.
  7. Lenka presents All online dictionaries in one. posted at Learn English with “Sex and the City”.
  8. FruitfulTime presents What feelings do you instil in your audience? posted at Productivity Blog.
  9. Mark Fleming presents Respect Your Decisions posted at improvefast.net.
  10. Louise Manning presents Individual centred training posted at The Human Imprint.
  11. Eric Koshinsky presents Computer Mediated Communication & Teaching Grammar posted at Teachers Call.
  12. Tiffany Colter presents Lesson Learned and How I got here posted at Writing Career Coach.
  13. Raymond presents Take Advantage Of Gift Card Discounts At Supermarkets posted at Money Blue Book.

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Yet one more blog carnival.  Check these sites out.

  1. Rebecca Suzanne Dean presents How To Research 5 Times Faster posted at Rebecca Dean.
  2. Tim Gary presents Drama = Rocket Fuel For Success posted at Internet Success Bites.

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I see a lot of blogs that are very heavy text often just one long paragraph.  While content is king, you have to do something to attract and keep people’s attention. 

Here’s a couple of things I’ve done to try an make my site more readable. 

  1. I start with an idea and then go look for a picture that expresses the idea.  In this post, I just wanted a picture to grab your attention.  Nothing like a dog with three balls in his month.
  2. Then I try to get across my point in a series of very short paragraphs.
  3. I try to keep my post to something that you can read in just a few minutes.  If I have more to say, I can always write another post.  Also if you exhaust a topic, what are you going to write about tomorrow.
  4. Keep to your theme but don’t be too predictable.  This blog is about learning so I always try to connect it in some way, but the range of topics is fairly broad.
  5. I also prefer a narrative style so it sounds like I’m having a conversation with the reader.

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