Everyone knows that one of the hottest trends right now is Google+
(read plus). Despite limited access to the highly-coveted online
tool slash social network, it is never too early to begin thinking
about how trainers can use this forum in the near future.
These FOUR ways to use Google+ in corporate training will have you
hunting down an invite today.
1. Centralize your professional and personal
Not everyone wants to be friends with professional connections on
Facebook. Google+ enables users to personalize their information in
all the same ways as the social network, but now users can more
easily separate the personal from the professional.
The trend is now leaning
toward more professional use for this social network so take this
opportunity to brand you and the work you do.
2. Create circles, and lots of them
Organize communication to instructors, learners, and employees by
creating categorized circles. You may add as many or as few people
in any circle and have as much crossover between them as you
Google+ allows users to
follow anyonesimilar to how Twitter workswithout requiring
approval. So, go ahead and look up your favorite corporate trainer,
like Jay Cross belowyou might
just get to see a side of them thats more than 140 characters.
3. Be accessible by video
Start a hangout and your circles will see that youre available for
video chat. If you have a web cam, then up to ten people can pop in
and say hello or ask a question. This is a great spur-of-the-moment
way for trainees to ask a quick question of their colleagues or
4. Get the latest news on
Stay apprised of whats happening in the corporate training and
learning sphere by creating topical sparks to search relevant news.
Find a story you really
like? Share it with one or all of your circles.