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By Bonnie Bills | Thursday, December 16, 2010

New business course shows how to effectively move projects and product ideas forward

It’s here! You’ve watched the previews, and now the new lynda.com business course, Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, is live in the Online Training Library®. Let us know what you think!

In Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, author Dane Howard interviews executives and product managers from renowned design firms and corporations like Google, Apple, and Adobe, who share their insider take on how to effectively move projects and product ideas forward. Video and multimedia producer Richard Koci Hernandez weaves the interviews together into a captivating visual narrative. The course shows the practical techniques, processes, and communication styles employed to sell to executives more effectively, and to bring ideas to life.

By Bonnie Bills | Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, part V: How do you find new ideas?

lynda.com will be releasing a new and very different course in our business segment soon, and your feedback on our preview videos here on the blog so far has been great! Please keep it coming. This is the fifth sneak peek to give you a sense for the course to come.

In today’s preview of the upcoming lynda.com course Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, Charles Warren, manager of mobile user experience at Google, answers the question, “How do you find new ideas?”

By Bonnie Bills | Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, part IV: How do you socialize an idea?

How do you socialize an idea? In today’s preview from Dane Howard’s upcoming lynda.com course Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, Charles Warren, manager of mobile user experience at Google, answers this question.

By Bonnie Bills | Monday, December 06, 2010

Pitching Projects and Products to Executives part III: How do you find talent?

lynda.com will be releasing a new and very different course in our business segment soon, and your feedback on our preview videos here on the blog so far has been great! Please keep it coming. This is the third sneak peek to give you a sense for the course to come.

How do you find talent? In today’s preview of Dane Howard’s upcoming lynda.com course Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, Tim Barber, founder and creative director of the digital agency Odopod, answers this question.

By Bonnie Bills | Thursday, December 02, 2010

Pitching Projects and Products to Executives part II: Is your idea set up for success?

In a couple of weeks, lynda.com will be releasing a new and very different course in our business segment. It’s different in that it offers a new type of content to lynda.com members—the focus is not on tools, but on business skills. It’s also different in its innovative teaching approach and unique visual style. This is the second sneak peek to give you a sense for the course to come.

Is your idea set up for sucess? In today’s preview of Dane Howard’s upcoming lynda.com course Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, Michael Gough, vice president of experience design at Adobe, answers this question.

Watch the previous preview:Pitching Projects and Products to Executives: How do you sell yourself?

By Bonnie Bills | Monday, November 29, 2010

Pitching Projects and Products to Executives: How do you sell yourself?

In a couple of weeks, lynda.com will be releasing a new and very different course called Pitching Projects and Products to Executives in our business segment. It’s different in that it offers a new type of content to lynda.com members—the focus is not on tools, but on business skills. It’s also different in its innovative teaching approach and unique visual style.

For Pitching Projects and Products to Executives, designer, entrepreneur, and lynda.com author Dane Howard interviewed executives and product managers from renowned design firms and corporations like Google, Apple, and Adobe to get their insider take on how to effectively move projects and product ideas forward. Emmy-winning video and multimedia producer Richard Koci Hernandez wove the interviews together into a captivating visual narrative.

Over the next two weeks, we’re releasing some previews here on the blog to give you a sense for the course to come. In today’s clip, Tim Barber, founder and creative director of the digital agency Odopod, answers the question “How do you sell yourself?” Let us know what you think!

By Crystal McCullough | Sunday, January 03, 2010

Improve online sales with professional product photography

In Product Photography for E-Commerce, designer Dane Howard shows how to take professional-looking photographs that showcase products and build buyers’ trust. Using a practical approach, Dane covers objects from collectible coins to real estate, and the lessons can be applied to just about anything that can be sold online.

When it comes time to capture images in the studio, Dane discusses how to select a camera and other equipment on any budget. He shares his favorite tips and tricks for getting the most out of camera angles, backgrounds, and scene lighting. He reviews image editing basics, such as cropping and retouching photographs, and explains how to take a presentation beyond a 360-degree view with the integration of rich media.

By Megan O. Read | Friday, September 04, 2009

Lights, camera, live action: Dane Howard on the set of his new lynda.com course

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A panoramic view of the live-action set.

Dane Howard has been keeping our live-action set hopping this week while he records a new training course stressing the important techniques (angles, lighting, and so on) of product photography for eCommerce.

These days everyone seems to buy and sell on ebay, make hand-made goodies for Etsy, or are just using their own personal websites and blogs to share images of things they have cooked/made/found/purchased. This new course from Dane will not only inspire, it will teach how to improve the quality and visual appeal of product shots. Our live-action set is filled with adorable crafts and goodies that Dane has been shooting this week, and we can’t WAIT for you to see the final training course as he brings these items to life!

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Dane sneaks a picture of himself on the monitor.

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