Learning by Doing: How to Make Learning Practical
Here are some tips on how to make learning by doing an easier and more practical part of your routines and work habits. The best part about learning by doing is that the “doing” is a part of your continuous “learning”, so the more you do, the more you learn, and the more you learn, the better you become.
 Why Presentation Skills Matter
Improving your presentation skills is important because the more memorable, impactful, and effective your presentations are, the more both you and your audience will get out of the learning and sharing experience of a meeting, lecture, or workshop (or whatever else your presentation is for).
Make a Difference Like Your Favorite Leader
When you think of a leader who has made a difference in the world or has inspired positive change, who comes to mind? Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Aung San Suu Ky, Malala Yousafzai, Nelson Mandela, Wangari Maathai… (those are some names that I think of, in no particular order). In terms of leadership...
ByAyako Ezaki | January 25, 2014
SocEntEU: From Ambitious Movements to Mainstream Policies
Last week in Strasbourg, European institutions, led by the European Commission and its Social Business Initiative (SBI) and joined by hundreds of entrepreneurs, policy makers and social advocates, hosted a 2-day conference on social entrepreneurship (“SocEntEU”) and took an important step.
ByAyako Ezaki | January 20, 2014
2014 Top Lists: Key Trends Tourism Businesses Should Watch Out For
We start off the new year by sharing out top five list of lists for 2014 trends that tourism businesses and destinations should watch out for - from marketing, social media, to visual design, to philanthropy and charitable giving. As with the end of the year, January is a time for many blogs and news sites to round up...
ByTrainingAid | January 06, 2014
Year in Review 2013: Travel Trends, Sustainability Stories & Opportunities for 2014
From Spotify to the United Nations, “year in review” lists are among the most frequently shared content during the holiday season. As we reflect on the year, it's a perfect time to look back on some of the biggest stories of 2013. Here are some of our favorite "2013 year in review" lists, curated by leading travel...
ByTrainingAid | December 29, 2013
Making Learning More Effective and Engaging: Lessons for Trainers
Does your class or training program encourage open-minded approaches to exploring new experiences, help create a positive learning environment, and make it easy for the learner to make sense of key learning points? If not, perhaps some of these lessons may offer useful tips to make it more learner-friendly.
ByAyako Ezaki | December 04, 2013
MOOC and Beyond
There’s no question that one of the most exciting aspects of MOOCs is that they, by nature, can be accessed by anyone with Internet access – which means less unequal opportunity to access quality content. The “Future of Storytelling” course, iversity’s most popular course so far (which I’m also taking), for example, has over 80...
ByAyako Ezaki | December 02, 2013
Responsible Tourism Day Highlights: WTM London Report
The World Travel Market (WTM), a leading international tourism industry exhibition, offered opportunities to learn about responsible tourism, through discussions on critical issues related to the tourism industry's footprint and various social events showcasing innovative ideas and inspirations for tourism professionals.
ByTrainingAid | November 13, 2013
Ecotourism Destinations in Europe: EuroEco 2013 Conference
The European Ecotourism Conference, which was held in Poiana Brașov, Romania, from 23-25 October 2013, gathered together ecotourism practitioners and experts from across the region to discuss the current challenges and future opportunities for ecotourism standards, destinations, and businesses in Europe.
ByAyako Ezaki | November 11, 2013