24 episodes

Welcome to the Speexx Exchange podcast with Donald Taylor.

This podcast features global experts who explore topics like business communication across borders, learning technology, language skills, digital transformation, and engaging, upskilling and reskilling organizations.

This podcast is brought to you by Speexx, the first intelligent language learning platform for the digital workplace.

Want more Speexx? Check out our whitepapers, e-books and other resources here: https://www.speexx.com/speexx-resources/

The Speexx Exchange Podcast with Donald Taylor The Speexx Exchange Podcast with Donald Taylor

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Welcome to the Speexx Exchange podcast with Donald Taylor.

This podcast features global experts who explore topics like business communication across borders, learning technology, language skills, digital transformation, and engaging, upskilling and reskilling organizations.

This podcast is brought to you by Speexx, the first intelligent language learning platform for the digital workplace.

Want more Speexx? Check out our whitepapers, e-books and other resources here: https://www.speexx.com/speexx-resources/

    Ep. 24: Accessibility – more than an add-on, a benefit for everyone

    Ep. 24: Accessibility – more than an add-on, a benefit for everyone

    How important is accessibility to you and to your company? Probably not too much. But that is about to change.
    Michael Osborne, a user-experience-driven developer with a focus on accessibility who recently took on his new role at Upskill Digital as a Learning Experience Designer, sits down with Donald Taylor, the host of the Speexx Exchange podcast, to discuss the importance of accessibility in L&D.
    Statistics say that approximately 1 billion people have some kind of disability, which means 1 in seven people is somehow affected and thus it is most probable that among your customers or students are far more people with a disability than you might think. But that is just one reason why you should put more thought into the topic of accessibility. Find out why it is so important to make accessibility a priority instead of an add-on and why it benefits everyone. Listen in and learn from the expert!

    Links and resources
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikeOzzy
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mlosborne/

    • 23 min
    Ep. 23: Efficiency vs. Effectiveness: Learning generosity in the L&D profession

    Ep. 23: Efficiency vs. Effectiveness: Learning generosity in the L&D profession

    Are you focused on efficiency, or are you focused on effectiveness? Founder of the Global Curiosity Institute (and former CLO for Cognizant) Stefaan van Hooydonk, a well-known educator, strategist, innovator and consultant, sits down with Donald Taylor to discuss this, and other pertinent inquiries, for the Speexx Exchange podcast. As someone who oversaw the learning over 300,000 people at Cognizant, Stefaan shares his thoughts on learning generosity, and insights on how to best magnify the voices of every single person within an organization. Indeed, like us at Speexx, Stefaan believes so much knowledge is – as we say – “already in the room” (to be found within the organization). He and Donald also talk about how curiosity is a beautiful gift that L&D folks can give to an organization. Listen in to find out why!

    Links and resources
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/stefaanvanhooyd
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefaanvanhooydonk/

    • 28 min
    Ep. 22: Hybrid Teams: The Future is Part Human, Part Machine

    Ep. 22: Hybrid Teams: The Future is Part Human, Part Machine

    We’re in “the age of the centaur,” where the best teams (like the mythological centaur – half man, half horse) are made up of two parts: Part human, part machine. Data consultant and former Channel 4 Chief Data Scientist Greg Detre speaks with Donald about the interchange between people and machines, starting with the identification and recognition of skills. From there, they discuss how to trim these insights down to a manageable set of resources (akin to data visualization) and make teams more efficient and effective in the workplace.

    Links and resources

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregdetre/
    Blog: https://blog.gregdetre.co.uk
    Other: https://www.makingdatamistakes.com

    • 28 min
    Ep. 21: Digital Transformation for the Frontline Workforce

    Ep. 21: Digital Transformation for the Frontline Workforce

    “A really well thought-out and implemented technology solution,” is what Donald Taylor calls Mitja Kulcar’s (MOL Group’s Frontline Training & Development Lead) digital transformation and learning efforts for frontline employees. It’s hard enough to train people in an office; how do you do it with frontline staff? Believe it or not, digital learning transformation can prove successful and effective for frontline workers – in this case, using microlearning (people needed to dedicate only three to five minutes per day, maximum!) – and in this episode, Mitja Kulcar explains how he and his team pulled this off. Give it a listen to hear tips on how to best fit learning into one’s workflow, and how to get away from “nightmare” face-to-face learning.

    Links and resources
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitjakulcar/

    • 30 min
    Ep. 20: Stakeholder Engagement in Digital Transformation, and Merging HR and IT

    Ep. 20: Stakeholder Engagement in Digital Transformation, and Merging HR and IT

    Speexx and Donald Taylor are fortunate to get a deep dive on stakeholder engagement from Banco Santander’s Elisabetta Galli, and why proper stakeholder mapping is crucial when it comes to talent management and digital transformation. Elisabetta is Group Executive Vice President and Global Head of Knowledge, Development and Talent Management at Banco Santander, where she is responsible for knowledge development and talent management across the group. She and Don discuss how to best approach change management plans and communication plans; how to set yourself up for success when it comes to digital transformation; and how HR and IT can best work together.

    Links and resources
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/boldbubble
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisabetta-galli-3a105223/?originalSubdomain=es

    • 34 min
    Ep. 19: Transform Learning by Making New Best Friends: Strategic Partnerships for L&D

    Ep. 19: Transform Learning by Making New Best Friends: Strategic Partnerships for L&D

    Donald has the fortune of speaking with Chief Learning Officer of the Year 2020, Air New Zealand’s CLO Dr. Sydney Savion. With more than 20 years of experience in learning, culture and workforce capability development, Dr. Savion offers suggestions on how to improve learning cultures. She provides input on how L&D managers can create more strategic relationships within their organizations (“find 10 new best friends”) so that L&D is able to bring the right decision-makers along on the transformation journey. Dr. Savion and Donald discuss how so often it’s not actually the board making decisions, but rather certain executives in various verticals – how do people in the HR and training industry ensure they’re aligning with the folks who are actually making things happen? Dr. Savion makes recommendations on workforce development strategies to ensure future readiness – one that yields desire business outcomes, even in this pandemic.

    Links and resources
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSydneySavion
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-sydney-savion-baa4147/

    • 27 min

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