Spotlight focuses on features and ideas that benefit XenDirect end users and others using online registration systems. Bookmark this page or add the RSS feed to your daily news, and discover ideas that focus on continuing education!

Dec 09

Tips for Automating Yourself Into A New Job

~By Rick J. Stern | Career

Technology. It can be your best friend, or your worst enemy, especially when you are looking for a new job. Even though you can perform your job search online at all hours of the day and night, the loss of human interaction can make you feel like you are sending your resume into a black…

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Dec 03

Do Your Customers Know Your Face? The Power of the Meet and Greet Events

~By Rick J. Stern | Marketing

In today’s digital age, human contact has been reduced to whatever can fit in140 characters, or showcased in uploaded pics, likes and comments. While this does make it easier to connect with people all over the world, the real personal connection, the one you can only get with face-to-face meetings, seems to be missing. When…

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Nov 18

My Top 5 Goals for the 2013 LERN Conference

~By Rick J. Stern | Managing

Attending any conference can be rewarding, exciting, and an excellent learning experience.  Yet at the same, the leash back to my desk often seems to remind me of the endless emails, work back log, and extra effort I will have to make when I return back to the office.  Getting a return for your time…

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Nov 08

What Drives Your CE Program?

~By Rick J. Stern | Managing

Having a well-developed and well-run Continuing Education program is essential to the long-term success of that program. Of course the longevity of your CE program also depends on your marketing efforts. Remember, if prospective students can’t find you, your program won’t be able to sustain itself. If you want to drive traffic to your CE…

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Oct 25

What Are the Top 5 Questions to Ask Students?

~By Rick J. Stern | Managing

Teaching Continuing Education (CE) students comes with many benefits and challenges. While online courses allow students from all over the world to have access to education, it can make the normal interaction you would have in a classroom a little more difficult. By asking the right questions, you can ensure you and your student’s get…

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Oct 18

Defining Business Intelligence (BI)

~By Rick J. Stern | Managing

If you work in the field of business, at some point you’ve probably heard the term Business Intelligence or BI. But what does BI really mean and how is it relevant to the success of your business? In the most simple of terms, BI is defined as the methods and technologies used by an organization…

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