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7 Ways to Help Your Sales Team Grow

Posted by Jefferson (Jeb) Brooks on May 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Sales leaders and front-line managers are constantly looking for ways to make their sales meetings more effective, interesting, and useful.

One of the best ways to improve a team’s performance is to dissect sales presentations as a group. Managers sometimes do this by conducting postmortems, which involve analyzing what went wrong with particular deals. Other times, groups use role plays to reenact what might happen during a presentation.

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No Time to Create Training Course Content? You Already Have Some!

Posted by Darryl Rentz on May 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM

At a recent content repurposing seminar at Liquid Interactive, I had an interesting conversation with a colleague, Linda Backo. We talked about repurposing existing content for marketing, but soon realized the same principles apply to training. Repurposing content for training just doesn’t receive as much attention as it does in marketing.

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Are Documents Still Relevant for Training?

Posted by John Parsons on May 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The worst training experience of my career was as an apprentice in a print shop. I was given a set of woefully outdated pamphlets. Except as sleep aids, they were useless. Fast forward to 2016. Training manuals are no longer printed documents, but they can be just as bad. In the age of video training, are documents still relevant?

OK. Full disclosure. I’m a certified document geek—whether it’s about print, PDFs, Web pages, or eBooks. I’ve wandered for many, many hours in the Gutenberg and Plantin-Moreus museums. I talk and write ad nauseum about digital publishing technology. To me, documents are cool.

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For Video-Based Training, Do You Need an LMS?

Posted by John Parsons on May 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are the right solution for many corporate training applications. But are they a panacea? If you are considering a video-based training and reinforcement approach, the answer may surprise you.

Each time I attend a marquee event held by ATD, the eLearning Guild, or Training Magazine, my friends and I play a parlor game called “How Many LMSs Are Out There?” The rules are simple. We just ask booth visitors what LMS they use. Of the many who had an LMS, there was almost no duplication. Each system received one vote apiece.

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7 Myths About Instructional Video: Which One is Limiting You?

Posted by John Parsons on May 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

“Truly interactive online video allows for training reinforcement via webcam or mobile recording regardless of the trainee’s location or schedule. It also provides a more efficient way to deliver instructional content in the first place.”

Here are seven myths and misconceptions about instructional video, published in Learning Solutions Magazine this week:

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Where does User data Go with Video Embeds?

Posted by Carrie Strohl on Apr 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We hear this a lot: “I’ve been using YouTube or Vimeo to embed video in my LMS, but I need user tracking for my videos.” Sound familiar? Here are some important things to know about using video with your learning system.

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Topics: Interactive Video

4 Steps to Successful Training (or Retraining)

Posted by John Parsons on Apr 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you’re looking for a job, training (or retraining) is a prescription for success. But how do people acquire new skills—for their current job or for a different career path? Here are some ideas.

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3 Reasons to Use Video Coaching

Posted by John Parsons on Apr 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Instructor-led classroom training is the default for many companies seeking to improve team performance. But training alone is not enough. Knowledge retention is notoriously low without consistent practice and reinforcement. Coaching, on the other hand, provides great results, especially if the learning takes place using video.

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Why We Love Training (and You Should Too!)

Posted by John Parsons on Mar 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Viddler is focused on soft skills training and reinforcement. That’s not a surprise to anyone reading our blogs. But we thought you’d like to know why we chose training as the main target for our awesome video technology.

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5 Tools Everyone in the Training Industry Should be Using

Posted by John Parsons on Mar 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Everyone agrees that training is key. With training, smarter, more experienced people make better decisions and fewer mistakes. Their work moves the company forward. However, getting those people there is the hard part. Here are five tools that trainers need to reach that goal.

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