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Fredrickson Communications 2012

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an overview for leaders and developers
introducing
Articulate Storyline
Gerry Wasiluk, Affiliate, Fredrickson Communications, and Articulate MVP/Super Hero
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1. This Presentation
2. Some Ground Rules
3. About You
4. About Me
5. About Articulate
6. Exciting Time For Developers


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This Presentation

Introduction


Storyline
Basics


mLearning,
HTML5, Flash
and iOS


Strategic
Implications


Key Features


Demos

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This Presentation
Tailored more to leaders and to
folks who have not yet used
Articulate Storyline

Some things will be included
for developers

Background then demos

Another presentation next month at the ASTD e-Learning SIG
will be more in-depth for developers



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THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE AVAILABLE
ELECTRONICALLY AFTER THIS TALK.
Will be on Fredrickson Communications website
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Some Ground Rules
Feel free to ask a question or make a comment
at any time, though if you can wait, thats
cooltherell be time for Q&A at the end.

To ask a question or make a comment, raise your hand and, when
acknowledged, identify yourself, your organization and your job.

Please remember, I dont know it all. If youre a Storyline user, feel
free to rescue me if I go off the deep end.

If were stumped, please give me your business card or contact info
afterIll try and get you an answer.
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About You
We dont have time for everyone to introduce themselves but:
How many of you were beta testers for Storyline?
How many of you are now using Storyline?
How many of you are supervisors or managers responsible for learning?
How many of you are supervisors or managers in non-learning functions?
How many of you develop e-learning?
How many of you have folks that use Articulate products?
Others?
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About Me
27+ years involved with corporate learning, learning systems, and e-
delivery of learning (business TV, satellite, videoconferencing, virtual
classroom, e-learning, etc.)
Retired this year as Learning Solutions Manager in 3M HR Talent Solutions
Managed our internal Saba LMS and our e-learning-related services;
also was 3Ms pre-eminent e-learning specialist
Sponsored/supported Articulate and Lectora at 3M
Provided/managed corporate content servers
Set governance, processes, and e-learning standards for internal LMS
Developed/directed/consulted on creating e-learning courses
LMS specialist, especially configuring and on e-learning
One of 5 Articulate MVPs/Super Heroes (since June 2006)
Currently an Affiliate with Frederickson Communications
Been using Storyline since late June of last year (when beta testing began)
Have produced 9 real courses in Storyline since the beta ended
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About Articulate
From their press releases . . .
Articulate develops stunningly simple, remarkably powerful e-learning
software. More than 28,000 customers in 120 countries rely on our
easy-to-use tools to create professional-looking, interactive courses
that fully engage learners. Packed with powerful e-learning
functionality, Articulates intuitive tools make it easy for anyone to
deliver polished interactive contentevery time.

Articulates e-learning communitythe largest and most active in the
industryoffers hundreds of helpful tutorials, free course downloads,
and expert advice on building amazing e-learning content. Visit us at
http://www.articulate.com


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About Articulate












http://www.articulate.com/company/about.php

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About Articulate














http://www.articulate.com/company/about.php
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Articulate and Some Competitors
Company: Type: Some Products: Employees: Net Sales: Headquarters:
Adobe Systems,
Inc. **
Public Adobe Presenter, Captivate 9,117 $3,800,000,000 345 Park Ave.
San Jose, California 95110-2704
Articulate* ** Private Articulate Presenter,
Quizmaker, Engage,;
Articulate Online
50 $10,500,000 244 5th Ave Ste 2960
New York, NY 10001-7604
Atlantic Link
iSpring ? iSpring Presenter,
Quizmaker
? ? Russia
Qarbon ** Private 12 NA 4 N. 2nd St., Ste. 1240
San Jose, CA 95113
ReadyGo * Private ReadyGo Web Course
Builder
10 NA 918 N Rengstorff Ave
Mountain View, CA 94043-1714
Techsmith SnagIt, Camtasia, Jing 100 $13,000,000 2405 Woodlake Dr.
Okemos, Michigan 48864-5910
Trivantis ** Private Lectora, Snap, Course Mill 50 $6,650,000 311 Elm St., Ste. 200
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Wondershare ** NA PPT2Flash Professional;
QuizCreator
NA NA Shenzhen, China
Source: Lexis-Nexis October 2011
Key: * = e-learning tool(s)-only companies
** = Offers PowerPoint to Flash tool
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Articulates Effect on E-learning
If Articulate didnt invent the
PowerPoint-to-Flash e-learning
industry back in the early 2000s, then,
at the very least, for better or worse,
they may be the ones most responsible
for making the industry what it is
todayand helping move things
forward and stretching the boundaries
of what is possible.

Like having a product (Quizmaker 09)
that is both form-driven and free-form.

And theyre doing it again with
Articulate Storyline . . .


Storyline is to e-learning what the Beatles
where to musicthey changed things for the
better.

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Some Articulate Products
Build explorable interactions
Create quizzes &
assessments
The Microsoft Office of e-learning?
Convert many kinds of videos
into an FLV
Quickly convert PowerPoint
content to Flash
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Some Articulate Products
Articulate Online (http://www.articulate.com/products/articulate-online.php)
hosted service (a baby LMS) that tracks how learners interact with your
Articulate e-learning courses, assessments and presentations.

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Some Articulate Products
Screenr free, online screencasting
service published to Flash or HTML5
for iOS playback maximum 5
minutes

Screenr Business for fee version of
Screenr private and longer screencasts
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How Articulate Shines
Products developed by people who get learning and instructional design

Aim for sweet spot in terms of power and functionality less is more

Tools designed to be simple and easy to use from SMEs to expert developers

Software will be released when its right and will be of high value

Users have input into new features and product directions

Helps you to succeed after the sale
Excellent, top-notch global support and service
One of best (if not the best) learning communities
Lots of free resources
Huge social media presence
No BS attitude instead very friendly and responsive

As a result, a good cult-like following
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Exciting Time for Developers
mLearning is the buzz (and the challenge)
Lots of new authoring tools coming out
ZebraZapps from Allen Interactions
New totally revamped version of Lectora
out this summer
Lot of other companies, some new,
producing new tools
But one of the most anticipated new tools
in the industry has been . . .
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Which Brings Us To . . .
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Quote From Adam Schwartz, Articulate CEO
The most engaging
e-learning tells a
great story.
Engagement is
about storytelling.
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1. What Is Articulate Storyline
2. Important: First Version of Storyline
3. Early ReviewsAlmost All Very Positive
4. Strengths and Opportunities for Improvement
5. Is Storyline for Everyone?
6. Where Does Storyline Fit?
7. Does Storyline replace the Articulate Suite?

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What Is Articulate Storyline
A desktop tool that produces highly-interactive and media-
rich e-learning courses for a variety of needs:
Web
LMS (AICC and SCORM 1.2/SCORM 2004)
CD
Articulate Online
Microsoft Word

Published content can be Flash-based, HTML5, or iOS (Apple
devices) or all three at once!

Windows-only software
But runs with Parallels on the Mac
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Storyline bears the typical Articulate promise of being able to
do advanced things without being a programmer.
Imagine taking a lot of what a programmer can do in native
Flash and giving some of that power to non-programmers
through an easy-to-use interface
Started with Presenternow extending that even further
with Storyline
Some sense of programming concepts will help
Some really advanced things may require more (more the
exception than the rule)

What Is Articulate Storyline
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What Articulate Storyline Is
My personal equation . . .
A lot (but not all) of Articulate Presenter
+ All of Articulate Quizmaker
+ A lot of Articulate Engage
+ Some of Microsoft PowerPoint
+ Some of the best features of Captivate/Camtasia/Screenr
+ Some of the programmability of Flash
+ Plus some other goodness

= Articulate Storyline
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Important: First Version of Storyline
Was just released the first week
of May 2012
Remember: Still version 1 of the
tool and while not perfect is
already very mature
Storyline, IMVHO, has a very
bright future
Articulate to push improving
Storyline hard?
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Early Reviews Almost All Very Positive
Kineo http://www.kineo.com/zh/authoring-tools/articulate-storyline-review.html
This Week in mLearning Podcast
http://rjacquez.com/this-week-in-mlearning-podcast-a-review-of-articulate-storyline-
episode-5
Is Articulate Storyline Any Good? http://aurionlearning.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/is-
articulate-storyline-any-good/
Game Changer for the E-Learning Industry
http://afr.com/p/technology/game_changer_for_the_learning_industry_DmdOPfNTc9h2yq
GTC0AZML
Why Articulate Storyline Is My Go-To Authoring Tool
http://www.suddeninsight.com/why-articulate-storyline-is-my-go-to-authoring-tool/
Learning Solutions Magazine
http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/931/articulate-storyline-a-brand-new-
elearning-development-tool

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Early Reviews Almost All Very Positive
Articulate Storyline First Impressions
http://www.designedforlearning.co.uk/articulate-storyline-first-impressions/
E-Learning 24/7 Blog http://elearninfo247.com/2012/06/04/product-review-articulate-
storyline/
Our Thoughts On Articulate Storyline (with link to podcast)
http://elearninguncovered.com/2012/05/our-thoughts-on-articulate-storyline/
Technically Speaking Articulate Storyline
http://technicallysqueaking.blogspot.com/2012/06/articulate-storyline.html
Clever, Cool and Creative.Nice to Meet You Articulate Storyline!
http://bonlinelearningcom.web10.hubspot.com/elearning-blog/bid/127102/Clever-Cool-
and-Creative-Nice-to-Meet-You-Articulate-Storyline
3 Defining Features of Articulate Storyline
http://blog.integratedlearningservices.com/2012/05/3-defining-features-of-articulate.html

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Strengths and Opportunities For Improvements
Some Strengths:
Ease of authoring
Intuitive user interface
Templates
Importing content from other projects
Characters
Easy interactivity via triggers, variables,
timeline, layers, and object states
Flexible quizzing
Easy (and reusable) screen recording
Mobile publishing
Improved Section 508
Right-to-left language support
Sharing of templates and interactions
Lightbox slides
Easy drag and drop interactions
Many features work and feel like
PowerPoint
Three publishing options

Some Opportunities for Improvement:
Limited animations and shapes
Text editing/features could be better (yet what e-
learning tool is good at this?)
Few more programming additions would be nice
Translation ease
Even better Section 508
Some features could be deeper and even easier
Multiple monitor support/movable panes
Access to system variables
Parity in functionality between outputs
Some more of Presenters features used
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Is Articulate Storyline for Everyone?
IMVHO, no, not really . . .
If you have basic computer skills . . .
If you cannot grasp some simple programming constructs . . .
If you struggle with PowerPoint, Articulate Presenter,
Articulate Quizmaker and Articulate Engage . . .
If your e-learning needs are very simple . . .
If you only develop e-learning courses now and then . . .

Then perhaps Articulate Storyline is not for you.
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Where Does Storyline Fit?
For SMEs For Programmers
Very Powerful
and Versatile
Some Power
and Versatility
Flash
Early Articulate
Presenter
Articulate
Suite 09
Articulate
Storyline
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Does Storyline Replace The Articulate Suite?
NoPresenter, Quizmaker and Engage are NOT going away.
In fact, Studio 12 is coming soon. See a preview
(http://www.articulate.com/products/studio-preview.php).
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Articulate Storyline or the Articulate Suite?
From the Articulate site:
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1. If You Get Nothing Else From Today . . .
2. What is Adobe Flash?
3. What is HTML5?
4. What is iOS?
5. So Whats the Fuss?
6. HTML5 Support Varies Among Browsers
7. Storyline Support for Flash, HTML5 and iOS
8. For Viewing iOS Storyline Content
9. How Storyline Courses Work for Desktop and Mobile
10. Articulate StorylineBest for mLearning?
11. The Bottom Line

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If You Get Nothing Else From Today . . .
Were in crazy time . . .
Old
Technology:
Flash, HTML
New
Technology:
HTML5, iOS
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What Is Flash?
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What Is HTML5?
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What Is iOS?
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So Whats The Fuss?
HTML5 is a standard still under development and not ratified
Not all browsers support HTML5 equallypolitics?
HTML5 abilities Flashs abilities
iOS abilities Flashs abilities
iOS communication with a LMS can be a challenge
iOS supports different interface elements and navigation

All this makes designing e-learning authoring tools difficult in
the short-term and difficult for e-learning developers to keep
track of all the exceptions
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HTML5 Support Varies Among Browsers
http://html5test.com
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Storyline Support for Flash, HTML5, and iOS
http://www.articulate.com/support/kb_article.php?product=st1&id=1568gg1ayot2

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For Viewing iOS Storyline Content
Articulate supplies a free player: The Articulate Mobile Player
Install from the Apple AppStore
For iPad only
Helps with media-rich Storyline courses

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How Storyline Courses Work for Desktop and Mobile
When publishing your
Storyline course, you can
include HTML5 and iOS
support with Flash.




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When the learner launches a course . . .
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Articulate Storyline Best for mLearning?
Articulate Storyline, and its approach of publishing to multiple platforms, may
right now be the best application out there for developing mLearning.
One caution: Were still at the bleeding edge of things with mLearning.
Note: Not discussing designing for mobile or different devices.
Still bugs and other issues to work through
As good as Articulate is, theyre still sifting through
things and technologies are still evolving.
But they have the trifecta for developer success.
Leading software that is easy to use, produced
by people that get learning
Leading support after the sale
Leading resources after the sale
to make you successful
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The Bottom Line
It may be darn-near impossible to create a highly
interactive, media-rich e-learning course that
works the same as a Flash version, as a HTML5
version and as an iOS version.
Bound to be compromises, differences, and
some features that work on one platform but
not on another
If you commission a developer to produce a single
e-learning course that plays in Flash, HTML5 and
iOS, dont be surprised if its a challenge.
You may, in some circumstances, need three
separate versions developed or a very simple
course
Dont beat up the developers or vendors!

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1. What Storyline Gives An Organization
2. The Articulate PowerPoint Eco-System
3. Articulate Storyline Resources For Your Success

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What Storyline Gives An Organization
No longer need fancy, custom Flash programming for many things
Vendors should be able to do some interactive things easier (and
cheaper)
If youre already use Articulate, you now have an advanced tool
(Storyline) to go with your beginning-to-intermediate tools (Articulate
09 Suite)
Experienced Articulate developers now have a growth path and can do
more
Even more so than before, an organization can insist that custom
development be done in an Articulate toolStoryline
Reusable content - the Articulate eco-system
Worldwide, world-class support and community and many free
resources after-the-sale
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The Articulate-PowerPoint Eco-System
An organizations investment in the current Articulate Suite can
be repurposed
Integrated tools
PowerPoint can continue to be leveraged as a source of content
Projects start out in PowerPoint or the Articulate Suite and then
moved to Storyline or can be done totally in Storyline
All or parts of other Storyline projects
can be re-purposed in new Storyline projects
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Optional sources of content
for advanced projects
with Presenter
More advanced
projects
and intermediate-to-
advanced
developers:
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Articulate Storyline Resources For Your Success
The Articulate Community Forum for Storyline
(http://community.articulate.com/forums/65.aspx)
Tutorials to learn Storyline
(http://community.articulate.com/tutorials/products/articulate-storyline.aspx)
Free resources (http://community.articulate.com/downloads/)
Storyline Knowledgebase
(http://www.articulate.com/support/kb.php?product=st1)
Free support (though Platinum support may be recommended)
http://www.articulate.com/support/contact/
Submit requests for new features
http://www.articulate.com/support/contact/submit.php?form=feature
Third-book books and web sites (http://storylineauthors.com/)
SDK coming for advanced developers
Blogs and social media
Rapid E-learning Blog ( http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/)
Articulate Word-of-Mouth Blog (http://www.articulate.com/blog/)
Articulate on Twitter (https://twitter.com)
Articulate Community Blogs (http://community.articulate.com/blogs/)
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1. Lets Look At Storyline

Articulate Storyline Is Both A . . .
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Lets Look At Storyline
Demo of the tool:
The UI
Scenes
Slides
Ribbons
Timeline
Triggers and Actions
Variables
Object States
Ribbon
Player
Lightbox Slide
Characters
Screencasting
Flexible quizzing
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2. Demo Content

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Hands-On Demos
Drag and drop
Hover tip
View all content before moving on
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Demo Content
Articulate Showcase:
Sales Orientation
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/sales_orientation/story.html
SMS Treasure
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/sms_treasure/story.html
Broken Co-Worker
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/broken_co-worker/story.html
Avoiding Meeting Missteps
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/avoiding_meeting_missteps/story.html
The Right Time, The Right Style
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/right_time_right_style/story.html
DC Fundamentals
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/dc_fundamentals/story.html






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Demo Content
Articulate Showcase:
Enders Collection
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/enders_collection/story.html
Social Media Guidelines at Hitachi Data Systems
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/HDS_Social_Media/story.html
U.S. State Capitals
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/us_capitols/story.html
Recycling
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/recycling/story.html
Are You Busy?
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/are_you_busy/story.html






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Demo Content
Articulate Showcase:
State Facts
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/state_facts/story.html
Periodic Table
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/periodic_table/story.html
Green Monster
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/green-monster/story.html
HP Envy Laptop
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/HP-Envy-Demo/story.html
Pandemic Flu Clinic
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/pandemic_flu/story.html


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Demo Content
Articulate Showcase:
Creating Effective Meetings
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/CreatingEffectiveMeetings/story.html
The New $5 Bill
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/FiveDollarNote/story.html
Optical Illusion
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/OpticalIllusion/story.html
Hangman Game
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/HangmanGame/story.html
Bananas
http://articulate.demos.s3.amazonaws.com/bananas/story.html

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Demo Content

My Work:
Escape From the Learning Lab (beta)
https://s3.amazonaws.com/GJW-SL/ELL/launcher.html
Im From Minnesota (beta)
https://s3.amazonaws.com/GJW-SL/Minnesota/story.html
Christmas Card (beta)
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/21556107/Christmas-Card/launcher.html
3M Environmental Health and Safety
https://s3.amazonaws.com/GJW-LPA-Redo/EHS/story.html
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This Presentation

Introduction


Introducing
Storyline

mLearning,
HTML5, Flash
and iOS


Strategic
Implications


Key Features


Demos

Tools That Help Us Reach Our Purpose . . .
Are important
One reminder why we do this and why tools like
Storyline help us get there
https://s3.amazonaws.com/GJW-SL/Leaders-As-
Developers-v3/launcher.html#

Thank You
Questions or comments?
Thanks for the opportunity to speakhope you found it of
value
Shameless plug: Frederickson Communications has Storyline
capability
Gerry Wasiluk gerrywaz@comcast.net