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5 Lifetime Benefits of Training

July 28th, 2014 Lynne Koltookian

Have you ever thought about what you get for money that you invest in training courses and how long the benefits last? ...
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5 Instructional Techniques to Address Individual Training Needs

July 21st, 2014 Marsha Weisleder

I hear it all the time… “The session went horribly.” “It was the worst class of my life.” “They didn’t pay attention and weren’t engaged.” Yes, it’s true. Sometimes we have unmotivated learners and that can be very challenging....
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5 Presentation “Killers” to Avoid

July 14th, 2014 Jeff Welch

I recently read a book called 136 Effective Presentation Tips by Tony Jeary and David Cottrell. The book is filled with 136 practical tips to improve your public speaking and presentation skills....
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5 Tips for Virtual Classroom Trainers

July 7th, 2014 Steve Flanagan

Preparing for the virtual classroom is critical for a virtual trainer....
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6 Tips for Avoiding Errors in Your Training Materials

June 30th, 2014 Alan Magnan

There’s nothing worse than reading materials you wrote months before and finding a bunch of writing errors in them....
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5 Tips for Transitioning to Performance Consulting

June 23rd, 2014 Marsha Weisleder

Many training departments are expanding their role to include performance consulting. Some trainers are even referring to themselves as performance consultants....
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How to Design Training When the Product Isn’t Finished

June 16th, 2014 Paul Sitter

The most common complaint I hear in our instructional design workshops, from people working for technical companies, is “We have to design training before the software is finished!”...
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How to Work with Difficult Subject-Matter Experts

June 9th, 2014 Lynne Koltookian

If I were a SME, what kind of SME would I be? You’ve probably read about difficult types of learners and seen techniques on how to deal with them but did you know there are different types of subject-matter experts as well?...
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Using an Agenda in Training

June 2nd, 2014 Linda Carole Pierce

I recently had a lengthy discussion with a client regarding the purpose of an agenda and what should be included. ...
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Summer Series: Instructional Techniques

May 29th, 2014 Langevin Team

This review is from our Instructional Techniques for New Instructors workshop:...
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