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TrainingZONE LearningWire #144 – H.O.T. booking now open, PowerPoint workshop, calculating ROI…


TrainingZONE LearningWIRE - Issue 144
19 March 2001


1. RESOURCES: H.O.T. conference booking now open!
2. NEWS and INFORMATION: calculating ROI, Employer of the Year
3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: E-learning Manager, based SE England
4. COMMUNITY FEATURES: PowerPoint workshop


Editor's note

If Microsoft PowerPoint software plays a big part in your working
life, TrainingZONE has plenty to offer you at the moment! Our
PowerPoint Resource Centre continues to grow, with the latest
advice feature looking at how to create and use master slides
published this week. This Tuesday it's your opportunity to speak
to the author himself, Scott Stein, as he takes the helm to
facilitate Tuesday's workshop session on getting the best from
PowerPoint. It promises to be an illuminating session - do come
along by clicking on

p.s. Booking is now open for this year's H.O.T.test training
event - can you afford to miss it?

Stephanie Phillips

HRD 2001 3-5 April, Olympia, London. HRD 2001 promises to be the
liveliest and largest European event for training and development
professionals. Over 2,500 conference delegates and 7,000
exhibition visitors will meet to network, exchange ideas and best
practice. For the full conference programme, details of the
exhibition and to book online visit
or call our customer service team on 020 8263 3434. HRD 2001 -
the most valuable time you'll spend out of the office this year.

A comprehensive library of practical resources is available at

H.O.T. conference - booking now open!
Since we announced this summer's H.O.T.test event, interest has
been steadily mounting as we've been working away to bring you
the top names in training addressing today's key issues. Now you
can read the complete programme and book onto the seminars before
they sell out!

See the programme at
Book your place now at

PowerPoint Tip #5: The usefulness of master slides
Working with master slides is definitely a way to work faster at
presentation creation and editing. If you let PowerPoint be the
master of ceremonies by using master slides, you can be more
productive in presentation creation.

New improved site guide!
We've taken a long hard look at our site guide and come up with a
new, cleaner, clearer version we hope you'll find easier to use.
Check it out at

New! expert advice page guide
More spring cleaning...this time our ever expanding library of
free-to-access expert advice pages have been re-organised into
key categories so you can find exactly what you need immediately.

Maximise your business efficiency with HP Printadvantage, a
complete package that lets you focus your resources on growing
your business. With HP Printadvantage you know what your costs
are, and you can budget for them easily. By outsourcing
activities like maintenance and support, you can make more
effective use of your employees' time. For a limited period you
can win 2500 GBP worth of free consultancy. Find out how at

All the information you need to keep up-to-date is at

Influence and the trainer
Robert Cialdini's work on how individuals influence each other is
known around the world, but just how can it help those involved
in workplace learning? Steve Martin of sales training provider
Sales Interaction explains...

Which HR and training websites merit an award?
We're on the lookout for the second recipient of our award
recognising outstanding practice on the web.

Could your organisation be Employer of the Year?
Hot on the heels of the 'family-friendly budget' comes an
incentive for companies to help their staff balance work and home

Online workshop report: Evaluation - can you, should you?
To evaluate or not to evaluate? Find out what TrainingZONE
members really think about this thorny topic by reading this
week's workshop transcript.

Struggling with evaluating Return on Investment? read on...
In this discussion document, Tim Drewitt, Worldwide Manager,
Professional Learning Services at training company Xebec McGraw-
Hill puts forward an interesting proposal for quantifying and
evaluating return on investment for training.

Spring may be on the way, but it's getting HOT on TrainingZONE
already as we finalise details for the Hands on Training
(H.O.T.) Conference 2001. Find out who's speaking, programme
information and how to book at


This week's top vacancies include:
- e-Learning Manager, based SE England, responsible for
identifying, researching and creating accurate and engaging
content for e-learning.

- Soft Skills Trainer, based Bucks, to design and deliver
quality soft skills training and development courses and manage
client relationships.

Want to know more? See


TrainingZONE's resident PowerPoint expert and author of the
PowerPoint Resource Centre Scott Stein hosts this workshop
session looking at the use, misuse and potential offered by this
Microsoft software programme.

Online Poll
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