5 ways to make your boss smile

Here are five ways to make your boss smile:  1. Show some success with data. Bosses love data.  And they love success.  But it doesn’t always have to be big success. It can be a little success as well.  Combine data with success and tell your boss about some success, and document that success with […]

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New School Media Integrates Old School Techniques

One of the biggest trends in both the new awards for 2015 and the best promotion ideas of the year is the merging of old school print based marketing techniques with new school media. It’s not either-or, it’s not even both-and.  It’s the merging of them.  From the big LERN conference in Orlando, here are […]

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LERN’s Best Year Ever

LERN ended calendar year 2014 with its best year in history.  December 31, 2014, also marked the end of our best six months in history. FY14 income was a record, and our first half FY15 income (July 1, 2014-December 31, 2014) was a half-year record of over $1.9 million, up almost 10 percent over last […]

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Top 4 LERN forecasts

LERN Forecasts for 2015 premiered at the big LERN conference in Orlando. It is the 20th year for the annual forecast, one of the most sought after reports in the field. From the many forecasts we make about the coming year, four stand out: 1. Blended – – everything. Online technology will help enhance all […]

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New! Dashboard Coming

New!  The LERN Dashboard is complete and will be rolled out soon.     With LERN’s new Dashboard you will be able to have up-to-date statistics and averages from other programs at your fingertips. You will get the latest info on: -Registrations -Revenue -Cancellation rate -Brochure to registration ratios -Operating Margin -New offerings And you […]

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Print brochure roars back

The print brochure is roaring back, experts at the big LERN conference say. The print brochure has a new and improved life in both lifelong learning and in the print catalog industry in general, report print catalog experts Paul Franklin and Julie Coates. Franklin says more catalogs were mailed this year than last year, and […]

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New! Digital Library Opens Soon

A new Digital Library will open soon and offer complete access to any and all paid LERN publications, webinars, slide shows and books in the LERN inventory.  For one annual subscription, you and your staff can gain access to all of the paid LERN publications. The new service was announced at the big LERN conference […]

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Your biggest concerns

From a survey of LERN members, here are your three biggest concerns right now. The results were announced at the big LERN conference in Orlando. 1. Low enrollments: 49% 2. Organizational support: 23% 3. Budget reductions: 19%

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Thanks for a great 2014!

Thanks to all of you for making 2014 the best ever in LERN’s 40-year history.  Your membership, consulting requests, and leadership of our nonprofit education association is vital to your success. LERN’s total mission is to serve you and your organization.  This year it worked better than ever. We look forward to serving you more […]

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Make your slides more visual

Lifelong learning staff can improve teacher presentations and student learning by helping your teachers make their slides more visual. In an advanced intensive daylong workshop, multimedia consultant and expert Diana Howles offered numerous strategies on using words, images and sound in slide presentations at the big LERN conference. Slide presentations do aid in student learning, […]

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