Ask these 3 Questions for Better Training in 2016

2016 is here, so it’s out with the old and in with the new. This year many businesses are planning on implementing new policies and processes and need a way to train their employees on the updates. In order to train effectively, business are starting or updating new online training programs using video. These companies […]

Best New Year’s Resolution for Startups

Spend less in meetings and more in development. Or as Fab founder Jason Goldberg puts it, “Less Meetings, More Doing.” In the startup world, time and money used are the two most important things you can control and it’s vital to always be using both wisely. As most leaders know, money is wisely used for […]

5 Ways to Turn Webinars Into Real Training

There are good webinars and death-by-PowerPoint bad ones. Very few of them provide a measurable learning experience, however. Here are some tips for turning this common online business practice into a viable training medium. Online webinars are one of the most common ways for companies to hold a “virtual event,” usually a lecture, a panel […]

5 Ways to Make Your Sales Team Leaner & Meaner

Sales reps—especially the mobile ones—increasingly have to produce more results with less time and resources. Practice, role-playing, and reinforcement are critical to building their skill set, but how can that happen when your people are never in the same place, at the same time? Interactive, online video is the answer. Selling is an art form—performance […]

How Interactive Video Could Help Save the Planet

Starting next week, leaders from over 190 nations will gather at the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris. The goal of the UN event is a global agreement to avert catastrophic climate change. To prepare event participants, a leading public policy research group used the power of interactive video. Over the past two decades, concern […]

4 Scenarios For “Just In Time” Video Training

To survive in a fast-moving, competitive market, businesses must deploy critical knowledge to the right people, at the right time. With an increasingly mobile workforce, this poses a challenge to training professionals. Here are 4 useful scenarios for “Just In Time” Training. Just in time instruction has been defined as a “training scheme in which […]

5 Ways Improve Your Sales Team’s Effectiveness

Despite the saying “everybody sells,” professional salespeople improve with the support of coaching, role-playing, and reinforcement. It’s especially true in large, geographically distributed, and fast-moving teams. For sales managers and team leaders, here are five timely tips. Sales proficiency is typically a learn-by-doing process—notwithstanding the MANY good books and seminars on how to sell. We […]

7 Steps to Better Webcam Videos

Webcams are not just for video chat. Learning professionals can use them to create inexpensive video content for training. Here are some tips for making your webcam videos a better learning experience. As we mentioned last month, eLearning videos do not always need to be professionally produced. An alternative approach is webcam recording—using your PC’s […]

5 Ways to Extend Your Training “Reach”

For large organizations—or for any audience scattered around the world—creating and sustaining an effective training presence is a challenge. Online learning is the key, but success is not guaranteed. Here are some ways to affordably extend your reach. Long distance training is challenging. As a trainer, one of your best tools is your connection or […]