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Sales Enablement: How Communicating in Bullet Points Increases Response Rates

Posted by Ron S. LaVine on Sep 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Attention spans are short and getting shorter. As a result, reaching decision makers by phone alone is ineffective. So, salespeople need to learn how to communicate in bullets or written bites. It may sound easy, but it’s not. Here are some important sales enablement rules of thumb for bullet points.

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Topics: sales enablement, professional communication skills

Save Time & Get Better Reporting with Interactive Training

Posted by Carrie Strohl on Sep 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Interactive training can get complicated. Not too long ago, one of our customers was trying to manage multiple systems to deliver training certifications for over 300 people at a time. She explained that they were using one system for their discussion board capability, another for document submission from their trainees, and Viddler Training Suite (VTS) for tracking that each person actually watched the entire video. Three systems is a lot for one person to manage!

So, I’d like to show you how to accomplish all 3 online video training goals, right inside VTS!

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Why VR is Wrong for Interactive Training

Posted by Elizabeth Allebach on Sep 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Despite the hype, today’s Virtual Reality (VR) is unsuitable for online interactive training. Its high learning curve, production requirements, technology costs, and negative side effects make it a non-scalable, niche solution. However, 360 Video—a subset of VR—allows the user to be semi-immersed in an online scenario without the high overhead.

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Why Vimeo Isn’t Enough for Online Video Training

Posted by Darryl Rentz on Sep 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Companies committed to training already understand how important it is to be using online video. Many of these are either using or considering Vimeo to host their training videos.

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The Flexible Work Boom and What it Means for Leaders

Posted by Susanna Arntz on Aug 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Less than a decade ago the U.S. experienced a recession. At the same time a sizeable chunk of millennials were graduating from college. (I was one of them.) The result of this American job crisis, and tightened budgets in offices and homes-- prompted alternative options for working and living.

The long term effect is that today a large group of millennials (who will make up ¾ of the workforce in the next 5 years) expect to have more freedom in regards to work environments. Two big freedoms they desire are the ability to work from anywhere and the need to believe in their company’s mission.

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How to Use POV Video in Interactive Training

Posted by John Parsons on Aug 23, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Does POV (Point Of View) video serve a non-entertainment purpose? When it comes to interactive video training, we think it does.

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Corporate Learning & Development [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Team Viddler on Aug 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Sean Stowers, Director of Learning Services at Pearson Learning Solutions, compiled this excellent infographic filled with corporate learning and development insights from sources like HBR and Training Mag. Check it out:

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How to Use Skype for Skills Training

Posted by John Parsons on Aug 16, 2016 1:30:00 PM

I have a love/hate relationship with Skype. So do you. VOIP and video chat are only as good as the weakest connection—usually mine. But I must admit I can’t do without it. What I’ve noticed recently, however, is that most people don’t realize how Skype can be used for training. Here’s the answer.

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The Bigger Picture of Instagram Stories: Moving from Individual Features to a Full Solution

Posted by Elizabeth Allebach on Aug 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Finding yourself isn’t just for twenty-somethings escaping to Europe after graduation. Businesses also have to do some soul searching every once in awhile. Instagram is going through such a transition, hoping to be the go-to platform for “in the moment” memory captures. Rolling out the new Instagram Stories capability proved they’re moving into a new wave of social networking.

Instagram’s evolution as a new social networking experience sparked my interest. I wanted to look at Instagram as an overall brand. The company didn’t stop at making one thing good. Instead, they kept expanding to offer users a social network solution-based service.

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Topics: solutions

2 Habits of Olympians & Outliers that Anyone Can Leverage for Success

Posted by Susanna Arntz on Aug 9, 2016 9:33:59 AM

As Rio 2016 gets underway, it’s the perfect time for business professionals and leaders to recognize core attributes that make an Olympian—and how we can emulate them. Professional athletes possess many traits that are relatable to business organizations but two key habits stick out to me as the most accessible: practice and consistency.

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