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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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Why Video is Essential to Software Training

Posted by John Parsons on Aug 4, 2016 9:26:56 AM

In the modern digital world, technical expertise is the ultimate advantage. To survive, every technology company must enable its staff, resellers, and end users to understand and benefit from their product. Here are the ways interactive video can make that happen.

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Why Video is Essential to Sales Training

Posted by John Parsons on Jul 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

An agile, competent sales team is essential to company success. Right? But in today’s chaotic business climate, traditional training often falls short—putting that success at risk. Here are some reasons why online video (properly used) is essential to making sales training effective.

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3 Things Professional Trainers Can Learn from Pokémon GO

Posted by Elizabeth Allebach on Jul 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

By now, you’re probably tired of news stories and blogs about Pokémon GO. But if you’re a professional trainer—especially if you care about gamification and training—you should read at least one more.

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Topics: Training, Pokemon

What Does 360 Degree Video Mean for Online Training?

Posted by Elizabeth Allebach on Jul 6, 2016 8:30:00 AM

360 degree videos have been popping up everywhere and the trend is not going away. Big companies are latching onto the power of 360 degree video to tell stories, highlight products, and showcase experiences. But, can this technology be used for training purposes?

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Topics: Video, 360 Degree Video, Virtual Reality

Does “Silent Video” Have a Role in Professional Training?

Posted by John Parsons on Jun 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The use of online “silent video” has created a stir in marketing circles (notably Facebook). But does it have implications for other users of online video—like professional trainers?

“Content crafter” Ash Read recently unearthed a remarkable fact: 85% of Facebook videos are viewed with the sound off. His excellent blog pointed out how such videos could, and indeed should be optimized for maximum impact without audio. (If you’re involved in marketing with online video, on Facebook or otherwise, go read the blog.)

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