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Instructional Techniques: 5 Tips for Successful Training

April 21st, 2014 Linda Carole Pierce

As a trainer, I have had the honor of frequently witnessing groups come together as strangers and evolve to become a support group for one another well after the training has been completed....
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How to Increase Participant Motivation

April 17th, 2014 Jeff Welch

Let’s face it, not all participants come to training motivated to learn. Whether they are “prisoners” forced to attend a course or simply just not interested in the subject-matter…...
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7 Tips for Success in the Virtual Classroom

April 14th, 2014 Melissa Grey Satterfield

Let’s face it, live, synchronous, online learning (a.k.a. virtual classroom) is not just a trend, it’s a training delivery strategy that’s here to stay!...
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How to Develop an Online Mindset

April 10th, 2014 Steve Flanagan

I’ve seen a lot of changes in the training industry over the last 20 years, from the days of the overhead projector and acetate slides to smart boards, iPads, and e-learning....
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5 Common Mistakes Trainers Make

April 7th, 2014 Alan Magnan

No one’s perfect. That doesn’t mean we should stop striving to improve. Even the most seasoned, confident trainer can make mistakes in the classroom....
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5 Simple Steps to Resolve Conflicts

April 3rd, 2014 Marsha Weisleder

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times…” Who knew that I’d be living the first line from Charles Dickens’ classic, A Tale of Two Cities?...
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5 Tips for Writing Training Objectives

March 31st, 2014 Paul Sitter

The use of the acronym SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-bound) is a good guideline for writing training objectives—a key step in the instructional design process....
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Training vs. Education: What’s the difference?

March 27th, 2014 Jeff Welch

Having facilitated train-the-trainer workshops for the past 13 years, I’ve experienced my fair share of debate and discussion around the terms “training” and “education.” ...
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5 Instructional Techniques for Building Climate and Rapport

March 24th, 2014 Steve Flanagan

When participants first arrive at a course, they have doubts, concerns, and fears. Many don’t know what to expect or even why they are there....
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4 Ways to Improve PowerPoint Slides

March 20th, 2014 Alan Magnan

It’s a popular term in the training world: “Death by PowerPoint.” If you haven’t experienced such a session, you’ve most likely heard someone else complain about one. ...
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