I read through a number of articles and blog posts each day as part of my ongoing professional development. Each week, I curate a few of my favorites, including a brief introduction explaining why I find the post valuable and recommend you read it.

Here’s a summary of this week’s content:

  • Editing tips from Jerry Seinfeld
  • How robots are becoming the visible face of artificial intelligence
  • Specific things L&D professionals can do to improve DEIB training
  • Tips on how to improve the experience people have with your content
  • The important role wisdom plays in an AI-powered world

Jerry Seinfeld's Editing Tip Will Make Your Presentations Shorter and More Concise
The “Instructional Designer” role consists of an increasing number of unique skills. One skill that is often overlooked is editing. This article by Carmine Gallo examines the critical role editing plays in any message, even in stand-up comedy.

Why three robot sisters could be the friendly face of AI
Artificial intelligence often exists behind the scenes, powering applications in an almost invisible way. Sophia the Robot, who we have welcomed as a keynote speaker at our conferences, is a more visible application of simplified AI that we can interact with more directly. This article by Nadia Leigh-Hewitson examines how we will be interacting with AI and robots like Sophia in the future of our daily lives.

Don't Just Check the Box: 5 Tips to Transform DEIB Training
DEIB training programs have become increasingly common as organizations look to better prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion. However, building meaningful cultural change within an organization takes more than just compliance-like training modules. This article by Nic Girvan looks at five specific ways L&D can support DEIB efforts beyond just checking the DEIB box.

5 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve the Content Experience for Readers
When we create learning experiences, we often focus more on the content people need to consume, and can easily lose sight of the experience people have when consuming the content. This article by Lisa Dougherty explores five specific things you can do to improve the experience people have when consuming your content. 

In the AI age, we need to teach people to be wise
With tools like MidJourney and ChatGPT taking off, more and more attention is being paid to how artificial intelligence is able to replace some of the work traditionally done by humans. This article by Karl Kapp explores the critical role humans play in an AI-powered world, and the importance wisdom will play in the future.