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How to Manage too Much Content and Not Enough Time

Posted by James Summers on 8/13/18 8:00 AM

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Picture this… “tick…tock…tick…tock.” Why is that clock so loud? You’re starting to perspire, anxiety is consuming you, and you have far too many topics left to cover in the fifteen remaining minutes before your learners realize it’s the end of the day and start packing up to head out the door. Can you picture it? What do you do? Most of you have likely run into this situation. Well, don’t panic! I’m here to help you figure out how to get all that content in, in a small amount of time.

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Tags: instructional techniques, time management

How to Apply Adult Learning Principles in eLearning Modules

Posted by Dawn Lang on 8/6/18 8:00 AM

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Many organizations are using eLearning as one of their go-to training methods because of the many advantages it offers. The audience for these modules comes with many needs and wants. It’s essential for instructional designers to keep in mind how adults learn, as well as what motivates them, as they design eLearning experiences.

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Tags: adult learning principles, e-learning, instructional design

How I took my Presentation Skills to the Next Level

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 7/30/18 8:00 AM

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We’ve all heard it before. One of the best ways to improve your presentation skills is to record yourself. When you’re done, review the recording to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Critique yourself against a checklist of skills. Evaluate items like speaking style, avoidance of speech fillers, confidence, friendliness, voice, posture, eye contact, facial expression and gestures, just to name a few. So, have you ever recorded yourself? Better yet, did you actually watch the recording?

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Tags: presentation skills

4 Tips for Delivering Feedback Instead of Criticizing

Posted by Jeff Welch on 7/23/18 8:00 AM

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Effective training is comprised of three core elements: presentation, application, and feedback.

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Tags: instructional techniques, job performance, instructional design, technology and training, public speaking skills, facilitation, feedback

How to Ensure a Repeat Course Continues to be Enjoyable

Posted by Beth Brashear on 7/16/18 8:00 AM

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As trainers, we all have that one course we teach repeatedly. You know the one I’m talking about. The course that brings about the little voice in your head that says, “If I have to teach this one more time!” We’ve all been there. I know I have! So, how do we ensure a repeat course continues to be enjoyable for us, the trainers?

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Tags: energizers, instructional techniques, icebreakers, instructional design, presentation and application methods

Top 5 Reasons to Run a Pilot Course

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 7/9/18 8:00 AM

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Tags: instructional design, pilot course

How to Make Training Magazine’s Top 125 List

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 7/2/18 8:00 AM

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Every year Training Magazine publishes a list of organizations whose training departments are deemed to be most effective and most efficient. To be on this top 125 list, training departments must meet a lengthy list of criteria. The criteria range from infrastructure, needs analysis, and metrics to delivery standards, finance, and overall training strategy.

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Tags: needs analysis, instructional techniques, managing training, evaluation, web-based training

4 Tips for Instructor Warm-Up Activities

Posted by Linda Carole Pierce on 6/25/18 8:00 AM

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It’s very important that instructors engage in some type of warm-up activity before going into any teaching situation, regardless of whether it is face-to-face or online.

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Tags: instructor-led training, warm-up activites

How to Make Mandatory Annual Training Engaging and Successful

Posted by Paul Sitter on 6/18/18 8:00 AM

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Something that sends a chill up the spine of any trainer is the requirement to design or deliver a course that employees will see every year for their entire career. Sexual harassment in the workplace, hazardous materials handling, CPR training, HIPAA compliance, and so on. Perhaps more importantly, the training is often dreaded by the participants as well. They’re wondering, “Why do I have to attend exactly the same class I’ve gone to for the last 14 years?!”

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Tags: instructional techniques, mandatory training

How to Secure Buy-In and Support for Training

Posted by James Summers on 6/11/18 8:00 AM

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Action! “I don’t know why they have me attending this training. They don’t even believe in it themselves!” And scene! Let’s face it, we’ve all heard this statement a thousand times. If we’re honest, we’ve probably said it a time or two ourselves. There are many things that affect the attitude of our learners, and one of the big items is feeling like they don’t have the support of the leadership team.

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Tags: marketing training, make your training stick, buy-in

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