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TrainingZONE LearningWire #135 – TrainingZONE goes multilingual; should you be using PowerPoint?


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 135
15 January 2001


1. RESOURCES: PowerPoint tip #3: Should you even use it?
2. NEWS and INFORMATION: The future for FE and 'm-learning'
3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Need a demanding role? Go Danish...
4. COMMUNITY FEATURES: 'El cliente es el Rey'


A TrainingZONE eye view

This week, TrainingZONE brings you a slightly more multi-lingual
edition of LearningWire, with Any Answers coming from Chile and
top vacancies on offer in Denmark and across Europe. It's just a
start, we know, but 2001 is European Languages Year, so expect to
hear more from us on suggestions for bringing other languages into
your daily work. For its part, TrainingZONE is linking up with a
growing number of countries to bring them their own locally-based
training news and resources service. If you're interested in
becoming the TrainingZONE official Representative for a country
outside the UK, contact me at the e-mail address below.

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More training resources added to the online Toolkit
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provides you with a host of resource materials and guides all in
easy-to-print or immediately downloadable file format. Here's a
selection of the new content which has been contributed by
TrainingZONE members this week:

** A range of guides for NVQ Assessors and Verifiers
** Mentoring: the process and how to select mentors
** How to write Excel Macros
** 21 Ways to conduct better interviews
** How to starting an online training business
** How to write winning training proposals.

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PowerPoint Tip #3: Should you even use PowerPoint?
The latest in our monthly series of PowerPoint tips created by
Scott Stein considers how, when and where to use PowerPoint - and
whether you should even use it at all.

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A selection of this week's news stories, updated daily at

Parlez vous Francais? We'd like to, but....
The British are often accused of being slow off the mark as far
as mastering additional languages are concerned, but a new survey
shows that even if we don't put it into practice, there's a will
to learn.

The future's bright for Further Education....
FE colleges have the opportunity to be much more than
institutions for social welfare, says a recent Guardian article.
We take a look at the arguments and predictions for the future of
Further Education.

BBC programmes offer the chance to boost your confidence
The BBC is broadcasting a series of programmes over the next few
months which will follow the progress of twelve individuals as
they spend seven days working to improve their confidence levels.

Struggling with tax returns? The Inland Revenue can lend a hand
If you're approaching this year's tax return with dread,
TrainingZONE brings you some assistance direct from the Inland
Revenue themselves.

Are you a top training team?
Are you a top training team? If so, the organisers of this year's
TD2001 award would like to hear from you!

Ofsted chief: schools need help from industry
The Financial Times reports that new Chief Inspector of Ofsted
Mike Tomlinson has issued a call to companies to become more
involved in developing the new vocational GCSEs and A-Levels.

What's the future for 'm-learning'?
USA online magazine LiNE Zine reports on the growing
possibilities for learning to be delivered 'any time, any place'.

This week's *Shooting Stars* have a cosmopolitan feel:

- European Training Director, flexible location.
The challenge will be to establish from scratch, a training facility
that will allow the delivery of training to some 2,500 staff in 18
countries across Europe. Salary to 80k + bens.

- Human Resources Manager, Denmark.
Working for a new North American/European company based in Canada
and Denmark and employing more than 11,000 people on four continents.
Responsibilities will include establishing and leading policy for
recruitment, compensation, training, organisation development,
culture integration and employee relations. Salary negotiable.

To apply online now for these positions, go to

Permanent, contract or temporary work?
Skills, talent, ideas and enthusiasm to apply?
Looking for a new role, or just curious?
And see who may be looking for you!


Any Answers goes multilingual: 'El cliente es el Rey'
This week, questioner Camilo Mendoza, who's based in Chile and
asked for assistance with changing customer service culture,
received an answer perfectly tailored in Spanish, thanks to Megan
Borysiewicz Cole, so thanks again Megan!

You don't need to be a polyglot to respond to Any Answers questioners
though - simply go to

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