Introducing New Articulate Superhero: Bruce Graham

Nov12012
Written by Maria LeStage — Posted in Community

Over nearly five years, we’ve noticed that something interesting happens when Bruce Graham posts in the E-Learning Heroes forums. People rally around his quick wit and innovative work, intrigued and inspired. In a flash, a single posted thought or screenr becomes a conversation. He starts threads and joins them, keeps watch over the Articulate community, and is quick to assist—just like a real superhero. Stuck on a problem? Looking for feedback? Want someone to share your joy about a Storyline feature? Bruce is right there with tips, insight, and applause honed from his years as an instructional designer. And through each of his conversations, he weaves a humble and supportive thread all his own. That’s why we’ve made Bruce an Articulate Superhero. A longstanding superhero by actions, now a superhero by title, too.

By all accounts, it’s clear that Bruce is passionate about e-learning. But he’s equally eager to help others in the Articulate community find their toehold in the world of independent e-learning consulting. “As a ‘lone worker,’ it’s sometimes very hard to keep going without the normalities of social interaction,” Bruce explains. “You don’t get annual appraisals. Sometimes you need validation that what you’re saying and doing is useful to others. I measure my success partly on the success I can bring to others, helping them have an easier ride over some of the hurdles I had to fall over.”

If you read threads on E-Learning Heroes, you’ll quickly realize that Bruce doesn’t just talk the talk; he walks the walk. Designers looking to blaze a trail on their own find in Bruce a mentor and sounding board, an accessible professional who shares tips and travails gleaned from years of experience.

Here are some of our favorite (and super helpful)
Bruce-isms:

  • How to say “no”—and protect your reputation. Bruce weighs in with great info for freelancers tempted to take every opportunity that crosses their plate. You’ll also appreciate Bruce’s sage vignette on “Pecha Kucha” style (don’t worry, he’ll explain what that means!).
  • How to get new projects. This thread includes many tips on defining, polishing, and promoting your work to clients so you spend more time working on new projects and less time worrying about your project pipeline.
  • How to communicate more in less slide space. Bruce routinely posts screenrs with great advice on using Articulate software. In our current favorite, Bruce shows how you can use the Zoom feature in Articulate Storyline to tell visually-rich, clutter-free, and easy-to-read stories. Maybe you’ll try it in your next Storyline course!


View the Screenr

Fun Facts

Bruce is a natural entertainer with some great life stories. Who knew he survived a UK Special Forces stun-grenade attack? How about that he learned to play jazz and dance-band drums from the late and great Roy Castle? Ask him about these sometime!

Thank you, Bruce, for all your work toward making the Articulate community the most interesting and fun place in the e-learning universe. Articulate Superhero, you make us proud!

Looking for Bruce? He’s easy to find:

13 responses to “Introducing New Articulate Superhero: Bruce Graham”

1

Humbled – many thanks for this. I stand on the shoulders of giants.

Bruce Graham // Posted at 1:35 pm on November 1st, 2012
2

Way to go Bruce! I know you’ve been very helpful to me over the years. Nice to see the spotlight on you. Thanks for all that you do!!

Roxanne Smith // Posted at 3:16 pm on November 1st, 2012
3

Congrats from the other side of the pond!

Becky // Posted at 3:35 pm on November 1st, 2012
4

Big congrats, Bruce! Well deserved recognition. Thanks for all you do in the community.

Gabe Anderson // Posted at 4:17 pm on November 1st, 2012
5

Congratulations Bruce…

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer, more giving Articulator!

Michael

Michael Fimian // Posted at 5:21 pm on November 1st, 2012
6

Congrats Bruce, well deserved! You are a recognised Hero now :-)

Vispi.

Vispi Baria // Posted at 1:38 pm on November 3rd, 2012
7

Well deserved Bruce. Congrats and thanx for your help and comment

Garry Hargreaves // Posted at 4:27 am on November 5th, 2012
8

[...] Introducing New Articulate Superhero: Bruce Graham [...]

9

Congrats !!!

I want to be a “Bruce Graham” when I grow up :)

Geert De Rycke // Posted at 6:59 am on November 7th, 2012
10

What can I say? Since I joined Articulate community, Bruce Graham was there to help.
His answers are quick, clever and precise, and at the same time he has a great sense of humour.
Congratulations Bruce!!

Belen Casado // Posted at 7:17 am on November 7th, 2012
11

Congratulations, Bruce! I’m faily new to the forums, but Bruce always has great input and great humor!

susan demoya // Posted at 9:07 am on November 7th, 2012
12

Very well deserved and gig congratulations. It is hard to miss your contribution to the forum even though we are fairly new to it.

Windmill Learning // Posted at 6:23 am on December 20th, 2012
13

Awesome Bruce. A real superhero! Congratulations! Can I be your super sidekick :)

Jeff Kortenbsoch // Posted at 1:26 pm on December 25th, 2012

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