Speed Reading Course: Crank Up Your Reading Speed!

double negative examplesOdds are, you’ve probably heard of speed reading before. It sounds like a quick fix to an age old problem of wanting to read something, but not having the time to devote to reading. Speed reading can make you very efficient, so that you can get more work done in less time. Does that sound like something that would help you at school, at work, or in your free time? If so, a speed reading course is just the thing for you. Take a look at our course on how to become a SuperLearner if you want to not only improve your reading speed, but you also want to improve reading comprehension and memory.

Many people discover speed reading while in college. They realize that they have way too many classes and assignments to be able to make all the frat parties and game nights that they want to be at. Other people, like myself, wanted to learn speed reading for graduate school or law school. The older you get, the less time you feel like you have for school because you’re balancing your reading with work and adult life! Regardless of why you want to take a speed reading course, I’ll show you some websites and resources to help you find the right course for you. [Read more…]

Drum Lessons Online: Kick Start Your Drumming!

drumlessonsonlineEver wanted to learn how to play the drums? I have, but who has time to drive to a studio twice a week for an hour? It’s 2014, get those drum lessons online! Maybe you want to play like Dave Lombardo from Slayer or Keith Moon from the Who. While it takes tons of time and practice to become an expert, I can give you some resources to help you learn to play the drums online. So, let’s kick start your drum career today! For more drum fundamentals, you’re going to want to take a peek at our course Drum Set for Beginners.

Learning the drums can be a difficult task if you’re on your own, but with some guidance and dedication, you’ll be playing in no time! To get started, let’s go over the basics. You want to make sure you get the right type of beginner drum kit so you can train from home. There are two basic types of kits, acoustic and electronic. Acoustic drum kits are bigger and much louder than electronic kits, but electronic drum kits are easier to use because you don’t need to tune them, and they are smaller and quieter. I would recommend an electronic kit if you’ve never played before because they are more manageable and you can keep the volume low until your drumming starts to sound like real music! Check out the following great websites to get you started on online drum lessons for free. [Read more…]

Spanish Basics: As Easy As Uno, Dos, Tres

spanishbasics¡Bienvenido! Welcome! If you didn’t already know, Spanish is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world and it is also known as a romance language. Fortunately, Spanish is very phonetic, meaning you can typically pronounce a word just by reading it and sounding out each letter. For more of the fundamentals, we offer this excellent language course, Spanish for Beginners. Are you ready to learn some Spanish basics today? Tres, dos, uno, here we go!

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Coaching Techniques: Unlock Your Potential Today

coaching techniquesCoaching is less of a job, and more of an art. Ara Parashghian believes that “a good coach will make his players see what the can be, rather than what they are.” Coaches try to lock into the untapped potential of their pupils, whether they are athletes, employees, or friends. If you’re worried about coaching your employees or co-worker, take a look at our course on the 7 Keys to Workplace Coaching. Coaching is all about empowerment. I’ll give you some basic coaching techniques to help your pupils be all that they can be!

Whether you are coaching on the sports field, in the workplace, or in your personal life, there are many overlapping challenges and goals. Some common obstacles that arise in the context of coaching are fear, accountability issues, rigidity, and inaction. Here are some coaching techniques to help get you past common obstacles and onto greatness! [Read more…]

3D Printing Stocks: The Best Investments

Electronic 3D Plastic Printer During Work In School Laboratory3D Printing may be the wave of the future, or it may just be a revitalization of the past. People are always looking for the next big thing to invest in. If you can find that innovative technology to purchase stocks in, there could a very profitable outcome for you. Many feel that 3D printing is that world changing technology. I’ll give you some of the primary 3D printing stocks and its for you to decide which process to purchase stocks in, if you choose to do so at all. If you’re unsure about the stock market investment process, take a look at our beginner’s course on How to Invest in the Stock Market. [Read more…]

Conflict Management Techniques: Finding a Balance

conflict management techniquesContrary to popular belief, conflict is not always a negative thing. Conflict can lead to creative  solutions for a difficult problem or alternatives to arriving at a certain goal. The most important aspect is to have conflict management techniques to be able to keep the conflict to a low and healthy level. To get started, check out our course, a Guide To Conflict Resolution.

Take for example, the words of William Elllery Channing, “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” Accordingly, conflict should invite challenge and progress, not negativity. “Don’t fight, use your words.” I’m sure you’ve heard it said before or said it yourself to a child in conflict. So today, that’s precisely what we are going to do, “use our words” to manage conflict! [Read more…]

English Spelling Rules to Kick Start Your Learning

english spelling rulesWe can all agree that English is a tough language to learn, especially when it is your second language. It is not very intuitive and it can often be very irregular and confusing. Nonetheless, English is the dominant language in many venues, regardless of the country. Now that you understand why English is important, I’ll be telling you the 10 most common spelling rules in English to help simplify learning or mastering the language. For more English spelling tips, check out our course on Spelling Rules.

English is the language most commonly found in international communication, business, science, IT, aviation, radio, diplomacy, and entertainment. For many people, the language is one that they will need to learn at some point or it is one that they will encounter. Check out the rules and exceptions below to see if it adds any clarity to your learning process.

Spelling Rules Redux: become a pro at spelling now.

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Leadership Exercises: Changing Vision Into Action

leadership exercisesWarren Bennis taught us that leadership is not about being a dictator or oppression, but rather, “the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Leadership is about motivating people to do something for the greater good, not for themselves, or for you. Leadership exercises can not only help identify the leaders in your group, but it can also help develop leaders. Check out more leadership tips from Udemy on how to Lead the Way and how to Develop Your Leadership Style.

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Food Safety Courses: Find One Online!

food safety courseEver felt like someone was ripping you apart from the inside out? Did it feel like your intestines would come out if you got any more sick? Ever gotten that sharp pain on your side that made you feel like you were being stabbed? Well if any of these sensations sound familiar to you, you may have been afflicted with food poisoning at some point. Let me tell you, it is no fun! Food safety is a crucial component to our society functioning the way that it does. Without food safety, there could be many people harmed and possibly killed from tainted food. A course in food safety is absolutely necessary to prevent the spread of food borne diseases and learn how to properly handle food. For more on food safety, check out our course HACCP Food Handlers.

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Forensic Investigator: Becoming a CSI

forensic investigatorLet’s face it, we can’t all be Horatio Caine from CSI Miami. David Caruso plays Caine, head of the Miami crime lab, CSI super cop, and all around bad ass! Although we can’t all be Caine, we can strive to become forensic investigators, working side by side with the police to solve crimes from behind the scenes. We’ll learn the ins and outs of forensic investigators- what it takes to become one and all the exciting work you could be doing on the job. An introduction to criminology may be just the start you’re looking for if this field interests you!

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