Tips to Deliver a Successful Speech

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Jan 14, 2020 9:24 AM

When speaking in front of an audience, you want to feel prepared, relaxed, and confident. But in the days and moments before delivering a speech, even the most prepared individuals can struggle with stage fright and nerves. How can you manage those anxious feelings? Research shows that speech anxiety can be greatly reduced through the practice of simple relaxation techniques,such as deep breathing and visualization. Check out our latest infographic for tips on delivering a great speech.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Keisha O’Marde

Posted by Katie Sica on Jan 10, 2020 9:56 AM

Keisha O’Marde is Head of Human Resources at Symmons Industries. She has earned her SHRM-CP® and PHR certifications and has an M.A. in workforce development and training. She has also worked domestically and internationally for organizations ranging from small start-ups to mature and global companies.

With her many years of experience in HR and her PHR certification, O’Marde is an excellent contributor to Skye’s aPHR Exam Prep Course.

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Tips for Charismatic Body Language

Posted by Jen Conroy on Jan 7, 2020 9:16 AM

A leader's loud, energetic communication style may be deemed charismatic by one group of workers, while another group might find that leader's approach to be over-the-top. For women business leaders, charisma is even more difficult to define and assess, and it can often be mislabeled based on stereotypes. Women who show charisma by being gregarious and expressive might be categorized as "chatty" or "emotional," while a calmer and more nurturing woman leader might be criticized for being too "motherly." Leadership charisma is a complicated concept with no single set of guidelines. But, the majority of workers would agree that a charismatic leader, regardless of gender, commands the room.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Erika Wentworth

Posted by Katie Sica on Jan 2, 2020 12:02 PM

Erika Wentworth has spent over 15 years as an educator, writer, editor, and digital curriculum designer. Currently, she works with nonprofits and education technology leaders as an independent curriculum developer and consultant.

Skye Learning is excited to feature Wentworth as a subject matter expert in the Certificate in Online Learning, available now on Skye!

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Ronald Couming

Posted by Katie Sica on Dec 19, 2019 10:43 AM

This week, Skye Learning is excited to spotlight Ronald Couming, an expert in search engine optimization (SEO) and digital marketing. He’s also a subject matter expert who appears in numerous courses within Skye’s Certificate in Digital Marketing.

Couming is CEO and Founder of RCS Online Solutions, which helps business owners and entrepreneurs find, convert, and retain clients. He also hosts a weekly radio show called Internet Marketing and Business Solutions with Ronald Couming. Learn more at RCS Technology Solutions.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Deb Pontes

Posted by Katie Sica on Dec 13, 2019 11:03 AM

This week, Skye Learning is excited to spotlight Deb Pontes, an Agile Transformation Coach at Fidelity Investments. Pontes is a subject matter expert for Skye’s Integrating Agile Into a Waterfall Environment

Pontes has significant experience as an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, project manager, and program manager. She’s passionate about innovation-based change as well as making information easily consumable and readily available. Pontes is an OSA-Certified Trainer and co-author of the OpenSpace Agility Handbook™.

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5 Best Practices for Utilizing Search Engine Optimization

Posted by Paul Terranova on Dec 12, 2019 12:11 PM

Each year, Google answers more than two trillion search queries — which translates to more than three million searches per minute. This means that for every minute a business is not properly optimized for search engines, it is missing out on thousands of potential visitors and customers. Search engine optimization (SEO), the process of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to a website through search engines, is a must for small businesses that engage in marketing online.

Here are 5 best practices for maximizing your results using search engine optimization.

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Differences between SEO and SEM

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Dec 10, 2019 9:28 AM

The terms search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) are widely used in the marketing industry. Digital marketers define both terms as the marketing of a business online, using both paid advertisements that appear on search engine results pages (SERPs) as well as unpaid methods (SEO). Search engine marketing is a strategy for promoting increased website traffic and visibility. The bulk of SEM is conducted primarily through paid advertising.

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Subject Matter Expert Spotlight: Chris Williams

Posted by Katie Sica on Dec 5, 2019 12:56 PM

Chris Williams is an enterprise cloud consultant at GreenPages Technology Solutions in Kittery, ME. According to his LinkedIn profile, Williams holds “too many certifications.” In fact, he is a certified AWS Solutions Architect Professional, an AWS Community Hero, a VMWare Certified Implementation Experty, a VMware vExpert, and more.

Williams is an expert in digital transformation who assists customers in deploying cloud solutions. He is also a subject matter expert for Skye Learning, appearing in Introduction to Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity.

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Data Governance

Posted by Marco Martinez on Dec 3, 2019 9:10 AM

Many people use the terms "data" and "information" interchangeably; however, there is a slight distinction between data governance and information governance. Information governance has more to do with all the processes and systems that gather and use knowledge, enhance it, and share it through the organization. Data governance is a subset of that, and it specifically focuses on the gathering, storing, and usage of data—especially personal data—concerning customers, employees, and partners. This data includes financial information, PII, phone numbers, emails, etc.

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