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Gamification In Business

treeThe term “gamification” is usually defined as the use of gameplay mechanics for non-game applications. Despite the fact that the term “gamification” is relatively recently used, the idea gamification is not so new.

Gamification mechanisms have been used by many companies and sectors of the economy for many years. An example here might be the hotel industry and aviation sector. Hotels have been using loyalty card systems, which are collected points earned by customers through the use of hotel services for the network. In turn, the aviation sector has been using a system depending on collection. For example, after collecting a certain amount of flight miles, customer gains the right to one free flight. Continue reading…

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Top 5 TED Speeches for Trainers

TED Conferences have become a phenomenon in recent years. Everyday around 340,000 users visit www.ted.com website and monitor the speeches. On the platform there are many examples of effective and informative speeches that generally last less than 18 minutes. With its content which is free of charge, the website is a unique training and development resource.

Representing the initial letters of Technology, Entertainment and Design; first TED meeting was organized in 1984. Conferences started be organized annually after 1990 and the recorded sessions are published on the web since 2006. As of June 2013, 1.537 videos are uploaded on the web site with a varying content such as economy, health, education and technology. Continue reading…