It’s been quite cold around here lately, which is a great reason for me to sneak away next week to a warmer climate and enjoy a butter beer or two. 😎 If you’re anywhere on the chilly side of the thermometer I hope you’re nestled in a nice warm place as you read this week’s findings. Cheers!

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.”

― Oscar Wilde

How long does it take to create one hour of training?

If you’ve been involved with creating training for any length of time at all, you’ve probably seen some numbers around how long it takes to build an hour worth of training. The numbers from the Chapman Alliance I’m familiar with are starting to get a bit dated so it is nice to have some newer numbers to consider. Fellow Columbus learning pro, Sandra Colley in partnership with the Society of Insurance Trainers & Educators (SITE) has published a new version that even includes a comparison to the older numbers.

Linkedin Top Voices

LinkedIn has just released their annual Top Voices lists. These are people who’ve shared the most engaging things (at least as measured by LinkedIn) curating things to help you stay ahead of the crowd. You can check out the overall list or drill down into any of several different categories including Education, Management & Workplace, Marketing & Social Media, and more.

Be sure to peek in on Karl Kapp (@kkapp). I think you’ll find him and his articles worth following.

Typography That Works: Classic Fonts That Will Never Let You Down

This post by Grace Fusell (@gfussellstudio) on the Shutterstock blog suggests ten top fonts that will look great in any design along with some helpful tips for using them.

Filling Your Design Toolkit: Premium Assets on a Shoestring Budget

I’ve collected my favorite sources for finding the best photos, fonts, icons, vector graphics and more into a free ebook. Grab a free copy and start tapping into great, free design assets your next project.

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ATD European Summit

ATD held an event in Belgium this week to explore important trends in the talent development field and new learning technology. Peek in on what Shannon Tipton (@stipton), Ger Driesen (@gerdriesen) and were talking about there.

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