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How to Create a Welcome Email Sequence in 5 Steps

Sending a big thank you to the junior copywriter on my team, Sarah Kaufmann, for repurposing my YouTube video on How to Create a Welcome Email Sequence in 5 Steps into this super handy blog post! So you have an email list, but what do you do when someone joins? What do you do after someone grabs your freebie? How do you turn that into someone who knows, likes, trusts you, and buys from you? You have to offer them value and warm them up. You need an effective welcome email sequence. [This is something that I teach more in-depth

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Postsecondary Options in Canada

Canada is a land of opportunities, and that is very clear from the range of world standard postsecondary options in Canada. In fact, 55% of Canadian adults have completed postsecondary education, which is the largest percentage in the entire world. Sold? Let’s dive into your 3 postsecondary options in Canada. Did you miss my first post on the basics of the Canadian Education System? Check it out here. University First off, it’s vital to clarify that university and college are two distinct types of postsecondary institutions in Canada. This is unlike in the United States, where the two words are

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Changing Dreams

January was a month of changing dreams. I entered 2020 with a plan: survive my Master’s, and deepen the ability to hear my intuition. Turns out, my intuition clarified that surviving a poor quality degree was just a plan, not a dream, and plans can and should change. This is a story about changing dreams. In 2018 and 2019, I felt called to learn something new. I wanted to dive deeply into a subject that I was passionate about, and connect with others who also cared greatly about learning and education. After all, I’m a learner and educator at heart.

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School in Canada: The Canadian Education System

School in Canada runs from September to June every year. Generally, students head to class the week after Canadian labour day (the first Monday of September). Watch this video for basics on the Canadian school year and Public vs. Catholic vs. Private options, or scroll down to read in detail all the way until Cégep! There are some other things that hold true across all provinces and territories. For example, schools observe all national and provincial holidays (in the province where they’re located). Public institutions also give two weeks of holidays over the Christmas period, and one week of holidays

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Embrace Winter: 12 Key Tips

It can be challenging to embrace winter; that long valley in our year. I personally have really struggled with winter in the past (and sometimes still do), and absolutely hated it during the dark nights of January. Here are 12 keys to embracing this season that I’ve learned after a quarter century (!!) of winters. 1. Embrace activities you can ONLY enjoy in the wintertime It can be hard to recognize, but winter does bring with it some joy for most people. And there are certain types of joy that are nearly entirely dependent on the weather in this season.

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Digital Nomad 101: Making Money

The life of a digital nomad is an exciting option for the 21st century. Experts note that we have a “developmental sweet spot” in the decade of our twenties – a time for exploration with intention. Why wouldn’t we want to explore the world as we explore our own lives? There are incredibly valuable skills to be earned for 20-somethings who travel with a purpose. To name a few: Practice intercultural communication Learn (and perfect) new languages Meet like-minded people Find a place other than your own that feels like home Figure out your driving passion Take on a different

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Collision Conference – Reality Better than Expectations

Last week, my friend Cody attended the biggest tech event of 2019: the Collision Conference. In this guest  post, she shares her experience with life-long learning offered by the conference, and some of her most valuable takeaways for anyone interested in the future of technology. By guest blogger Cody-Garner-Howe              Did you hear about Toronto’s Collision Conference? Of course you did. It was an event that physically and intellectually stormed the city just last week.            25,000 attendees streamed into the Enercare Centre for the multi-stream tech conference. Why? Well, primarily

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Tidying Up Paper: Old Schoolwork

            Have you been watching the Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo along with the rest of the world? If so, you probably know that tidying up paper is one of the toughest tasks. Legal and medical documents, old receipts, and miscellaneous papers aside, I found the toughest type of paper to tidy was old school materials! My identity has been so tied with academia (I’m doing a master’s degree in Fall 2019), so I have more of an emotional connection to university assignments and notes from my favourite classes than any other type

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5 Reasons to Add Animation to your E-Learning Course

Animation is generally thought of as kids entertainment, or as a business tool to market products through your Instagram feed. It’s fantastic for both uses when created well and with the audience in mind. But why leave it there? If you’re involved in designing or developing E-Learning, whether it’s webinars and live training, gamified learning, or an asynchronous module, you should add animation to your E-Learning course. Don’t just take my word for it as an E-Learning expert who often creates and utilizes animation myself. Below I give you 5 meaningful reasons why you should add animation to your E-Learning

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5 Reasons to Make Your E-Learning Accessible

  Have you been working in E-Learning for a while now? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve seen major shifts happening in the way we approach Accessibility – and you may not have had a pressing reason to figure out why for yourself. However, more recent graduates have received up-to-date training on Accessible E-Learning. That’s why they stand out to organizations looking to “future-proof” their E-Learning content. So how can you compete? Let’s start by catching you up on where the shift is coming from and 5 reasons to get on board with accessible E-Learning right now! What does

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(Part 2) How to Break into the E-Learning World

  Did you catch Part 1 on how to break into the e-learning world? Check out that post here. You’ve figured out how to increase your knowledge and skills to collaborate with other professionals. Now you’ll want to connect with them and find work in the e-learning industry. Whether you want to freelance or secure a job on an organizational e-learning team, the remaining tips are not to be missed! 3. Increase your exposure In my experience, trainers in the e-learning world are excited to share their knowledge and experience with newcomers. They’re teachers after all! Networking is an incredible

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