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TrainingZone Hot Topics: Bilingual benefits & the death of the office


Here’s my round-up of some of the most interesting content and discussions across the TrainingZone community in the past few weeks.
Some of the articles are ours, some are ones we found really useful from other sites. Let us know what you think and share your thoughts below!
The Benefits of Bilingualism
A post which proved particularly popular with our readers and followers this week was jamestimpson’s blog, How Being Bilingual Can Enhance Your Engagement, showcasing all of the advantages that speaking an additional language can bring, whether it’s cultural awareness or the practicality of being able to make yourself understood in another country. Are you bilingual, and if so have you found it beneficial in your career?
Pick up a podcast
The latest TrainingZone podcast is now live, featuring some big LinkedIn news, plus Jon and Kate discuss happy sheets, video skills and interview with Colin Steed, CEO of the learning and Performance Institute - you can listen to it here:
You can also take part in the poll mentioned in the podcast - Is it still worth using happy sheets?
How to confuse learners, or not… 
We enjoyed this article by Patti Shank on how to explain your courses clearly; are you overloading your learners? - Science of Learning 101: The Case for Less
Another interesting piece came from Intuit UK in the form of an excellent infographic: Death of the office? - How Technology is Shaping the Workplace of the Future
Finally, if you’ve got a presentation to write, here are some handy tips from Martin Shovel.
Quick Picks:
- Video: Charles Jennings explains the why and the how of the golden ratio of L&D, we’ll have a new interview with him in a week or two. - "70:20:10 is a framework for change"
- Download: This is the first in our Tech Trends 2015 series of reports that we've put together with Skill-Pill - The Constant Evolution of Mobile

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