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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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Question Authoring & More Enhanced in New Viddler Training Suite Update

Posted by John Parsons on Jun 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

On June 23, the Viddler Training Suite will be updated to include question feedback authoring and other enhancements. This frequently requested feature will allow trainers to create more engaging multiple choice questions at any point in the video timeline.

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3 Ways to Use Multiple Choice Questions in Videos

Posted by John Parsons on Jun 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Scholars and educators have written—ad nauseum—about what constitutes a valid question. (If you don’t believe me, Google the phrase “theory of asking questions.”) This blog won’t resolve that philosophical problem. But, it could help corporate trainers.

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The Art of Providing Effective Feedback

Posted by John Parsons on Jun 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Professional skills trainers have shown increased interest in Viddler Training Suite, our video-based learning portal. In part, they love the idea of providing feedback—in context—on a learner-submitted practice video. That has sparked some lively conversations on what constitutes good feedback.

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Viddler to Introduce In-Video Question Authoring & Reporting at FocusOn

Posted by John Parsons on Jun 1, 2016 12:04:41 PM

At Learning Solutions FocusOn Video event in Austin, June 8–10, we will be introducing a major upgrade to our online learning portal offering, the Viddler Training Suite (VTS).

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4 Steps for Making a Great Training Video (Hint: Story Structure is Your Best friend)

Posted by Kyle Shannon on May 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Everywhere I go, I see people who do their jobs really well. Sadly, these company rock stars are not used often enough in training others. A great option is to have them create bite-sized training videos that share their expertise easily. Short training videos may seems too hard or time consuming... unless you use these 4 simple steps. 

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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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