Whether you served as a veteran, know a veteran, or simply enjoy the benefits protected by our veterans, Veterans Day is a time for reflection. Anyone who has ever donned the military uniform has embraced the spirit that requires sacrifice, selfless service and the will to go the extra mile, or in some cases, the last mile. It surely was a member of our Armed Forces who said: “I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.” This nobility of spirit inspires us all to ask: What is my true inner voice – is it me-centered or other-centered?
After returning from the frontlines, many veterans continue to care about, and for, others, much in the same way they took care of their buddies fighting next to them. One example is Greg Gadson, whose inspirational example gives us a brand new impression of tenacity and perseverance.
Greg Gadson, a bilateral above-the-knee amputee, served in the U.S. Army for 20 years as an active duty field artillery officer in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In 2007 Gadson lost both of his legs when his car was hit by a roadside bomb. But it didn’t break him; it barely broke his stride. Gadson never allowed such a devastating injury squash the desire he had to make a difference. Moreover, now his love of life inspires thousands of people: Gadson, who managed not to lose himself or his way, after bearing all crosses, has become a professional motivational speaker. His ‘fight past the last mile’ locker room pep talk to the NY Giants inspired an attitude of gratitude and provided the ‘goods’ to win the Super Bowl that year.
Another shining example of persistence and tenacity is former Army Captain Tom Aiello, who suffered spinal cord injuries while serving on active duty. He started MARCH Marketing to help organizations working with military veterans. MARCH supports charities such as Rebuilding Together and Hire Patriots. “I am constantly in awe of the Wounded Warriors and veterans we help,” said Aiello. “Whether we make their home accessible or get them a job, they exhibit profound humility in the wake of their deep personal sacrifice. It’s that character that inspires me to always strive to do more to help my fellow veterans.”
About to post this blog and we received this great insight… This is piercing wisdom…
Rick Zanotti, president of RELATE Corporation says, “It’s much more than a ‘thank you’ what we owe our veterans. The sacrifices they make willingly with us in mind is something that is priceless. Whether you agree with the mission or the war, you can only respect the sacrifices and sense of duty shown by these fine men and women.”
This was iSpring’s 5 year anniversary at DevLearn. We had mixed feelings about this! Joy and happiness. Not surprisingly, comparing year after year, we can attest to the fact that we have become a proud fixture at DevLearn.
Las Vegas, as usual, has a dizzying array of sights, attractions and simply put, it’s just fun to come to Vegas.
DevLearn 2013 was our opportunity to unveil our new robust tool for eLearning authoring, iSpring Presenter 7. One of the 11th commandments is arguably, either you disrupt the marketplace or the marketplace disrupts you. Presenter 7 is a new, hot game changer – and it actually works. For those of you who are deeply immersed in this ecosystem I hope that cracks a smile. Ok. One more interesting serendipitous point. We never knew that Russian branded nesting dolls were so cool. I know things can sell like hotcakes but branded nesting dolls? We thoroughly enjoyed offering these dolls, gratis of course, to our preferred clients. The committee of “they” says that Oreos are the most addictive. Unscientifically speaking of course… I am really not sure anymore, branded nesting dolls might now be the new addictive Oreos. Our awesome eLearning brothers who painted the whole event orange became one more Las Vegas sight that day.
Jokes and jocularity aside! We are proud that our products let people create mobile-ready courses and speed up their day-to-day tasks and thus “spring” their business to life.
We are looking forward to hearing from you soon. What do you think?
This May the iSpring Team attended ASTD International Conference and Expo that took place in Dallas, TX. As usual, the event was perfectly planned and organized and the members of ASTD team were amazingly supportive.
In this welcoming atmosphere, we had numerous interesting conversations both with iSpring clients and many new customers. At this year’s event, we were demonstrating the ability of the new iSpring Pro 7 to generate m-Learning content for iPads and other tablets. With the help of the brand new Mobile Player app, anyone can view iSpring-generated presentations on the iPad and even download them for viewing offline.
At ASTD 2013 we introduced another powerful solution: iSpring Rocket. The new toolkit empowers users to create professional e-Learning courses in PowerPoint, deliver them to iSpring’s functional LMS and track e-Learning results with multiple reports. The solution got plenty of interest from corporate training specialists as well as representatives of the government-run and educational institutions.
During the conference, we’ve scheduled a number of online demos for everyone who was interested in iSpring Pro 7 or iSpring Rocket. In fact, you can still request a FREE online demo to see how iSpring can help you boost your business or e-Learning.
All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed attending ASTD Expo, meeting old friends and making new acquaintances. Now what are your feelings about the event? Please share your opinion in the comments!
This year’s ASTD TechKnowledge conference was very exciting and useful for the iSpring Team. We had a really great time talking to our new customers, as well as all iSpring’s old friends!
Below are some pictures of conference attendees and the team. Enjoy!
As usual, we brought many Russian souvenirs, including delicious dark chocolates and our traditional branded nesting dolls. It was just amazing to see the smiles on our clients’ faces!
This year, we introduced our new iSpring Pro 7.0 that generates HTML5 presentations and courses for mobile devices and iPads. That’s why we raffled off an iPad and several iSpring licenses, eligible for the free upgrade to iSpring Pro 7.0. Our congrats to Mike Filla, the winner of the iPad!
iSpring CEO, Yury Uskov also spoke on PowerPoint triggers, animations and hyperlinks for building interactive eLearning. Here’s Yury speaking on the session.
Thanks again to everyone who came by our booth! See you next year!
Fully prepared and eager to showcase iSpring at DevLearn 2012, we never made it to Las Vegas, as our flight was cancelled due to weather conditions in New York.
To make up for missing the event, we’re offering 25% offiSpring authoring tools. Take advantage of the discount until November, 9th.
If you’re one of those who also missed DevLearn|12 for some reason, here is a bunch of articles that will shed some light on this year’s conference.
1) DevLearn 2012 Enters the Record Books by Bill Brandon of Learning Solutions magazine speaks for itself, showing how big the DevLearn Conference and Expo has become.
2) The Sudden Insight blog offers a number of summaries of the most interesting DevLearn|12 sessions. Check out their recent posts with the tag #DevLearn.
3) In his blog, Clark Quinn has posted several nice mindmaps, highlighting the ideas of DevLearn|12 keynote sessions. Posts are also have the #DevLearn tag.
Don’t forget to use your 25% discount and see you at DevLearn next year!
This year iSpring is exhibiting at ASTD 2012, an international conference and exposition taking place on May 6-9 in Denver, Colorado.
At the conference we will introduce out brand new PowerPoint to HTML5 technology that allows creating presentations and eLearning for iPads. The new technology by iSpring accurately preserves advanced PowerPoint functions, including transitions, animations, audio and video.
Come by our booth #508 to check out the new technology and ask all your questions. We are excited to continue many lively discussions that started at Learning Solutions 2012.
While exhibiting at Learning Solutions we have heard a lot of buzz about our new PowerPoint to HTML5 technology presentation. It has been great to meet many long-time users of iSpring who have stopped by our booth to share their experience in working with our products. We enjoy answering carefully thought out, specific questions and having such lively discussions about iSpring.
If you will not be able to talk to the iSpring team at Learning Solutions 2012, why not catch us at booth #508, May 6-9 at ASTD 2012 in Denver?