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3 Tips for Working with Subject-Matter Experts

December 15th, 2014 Steve Flanagan

When it comes to the instructional design of training, I’m a big believer in using expert resources to help get the job done....
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4 Ways to Use Polling in Virtual Classroom Training

December 8th, 2014 Alan Magnan

After reviewing many virtual classroom sessions, I’ve noticed that polls are one of the most underused features available. ...
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6 Simple Steps to Deal with Difficult Participants

December 1st, 2014 Marsha Weisleder

Of course, it’s how to deal with difficult participants. No fear, my fellow trainers. Here are six simple steps to deal with any difficult participant or behavior....
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6 Reasons to Love a Training Needs Analysis

November 24th, 2014 Paul Sitter

A training needs analysis (TNA) is an often misunderstood and underused tool of a training department....
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5 Instructional Design Tips to Keep Training Simple

November 17th, 2014 Lynne Koltookian

Well, a trainer needs to keep things simple so participants can learn....
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5 Instructional Techniques to End a Course with Purpose

November 10th, 2014 Jeff Welch

When it comes to instructor-led training courses, they should end just as strongly as they begin....
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6 Instructional Techniques for Improving Group Dynamics

November 3rd, 2014 José Rego

There are many non-verbal actions, or instructional techniques, we can use along with our verbal communication. Here are a few I have been using with great success:...
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How to Train the Different Generations

October 27th, 2014 Marsha Weisleder

Today it’s very common to have four different generations working side-by-side in the workplace. Can you imagine when they’re all in the same classroom? What’s a trainer to do?...
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6 Tips for Using Games in Training

October 20th, 2014 Paul Sitter

In many job categories, learners tend to be highly competitive. How can you take advantage of this energy in training? Here are six tips for using games in training:...
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3 Tools for Success as a Trainer

October 13th, 2014 Lynne Koltookian

The following three tools are essential to my trainer toolkit. I can’t live without them in my job as a trainer....
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