Are Documents Still Relevant for Training?

The worst training experience of my career was as an apprentice in a print shop. I was given a set of woefully outdated pamphlets. Except as sleep aids, they were useless. Fast forward to 2016. Training manuals are no longer printed documents, but they can be just as bad. In the age of video training, […]

For Video-Based Training, Do You Need an LMS?

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are the right solution for many corporate training applications. But are they a panacea? If you are considering a video-based training and reinforcement approach, the answer may surprise you. Each time I attend a marquee event held by ATD, the eLearning Guild, or Training Magazine, my friends and I play a […]

7 Myths About Instructional Video: Which One is Limiting You?

“Truly interactive online video allows for training reinforcement via webcam or mobile recording regardless of the trainee’s location or schedule. It also provides a more efficient way to deliver instructional content in the first place.” Here are seven myths and misconceptions about instructional video, published in Learning Solutions Magazine this week: Myth #1: Everything worth […]

4 Steps to Successful Training (or Retraining)

If you’re looking for a job, training (or retraining) is a prescription for success. But how do people acquire new skills—for their current job or for a different career path? Here are some ideas. Good training is hard to come by. Back in the day, when I switched from food service to a higher-paying profession, […]

3 Reasons to Use Video Coaching

Instructor-led classroom training is the default for many companies seeking to improve team performance. But training alone is not enough. Knowledge retention is notoriously low without consistent practice and reinforcement. Coaching, on the other hand, provides great results, especially if the learning takes place using video. Everyone in business has experienced their version of Ferris […]

Why We Love Training (and You Should Too!)

Viddler is focused on soft skills training and reinforcement. That’s not a surprise to anyone reading our blogs. But we thought you’d like to know why we chose training as the main target for our awesome video technology. Training was always the key to success. Young Stone Age hunters had to learn how to bring […]

5 Tools Everyone in the Training Industry Should be Using

Everyone agrees that training is key. With training, smarter, more experienced people make better decisions and fewer mistakes. Their work moves the company forward. However, getting those people there is the hard part. Here are five tools that trainers need to reach that goal. Business has always been fast paced, complicated, and arduous. That’s why […]

Are You (Web) Camera-Shy?

Some people are self-conscious in front of a camera. I’m one of those that suffer from webcam shyness. As I’ve been working with our new product—Viddler Training Suite—it occurred to me that other trainees may have the same shyness as I do. Here’s some advice for trainees like me. In case you’re wondering, I’m really […]

3 Ways to Become a Better Leader

By being “intentionally unimpressive,” great leaders make others feel they can do anything. But how can leaders learn to master this skill? (Hint: It’s the same way one gets to Carnegie Hall.) In his excellent blog, Jay Pullins makes an important distinction between leaders who project themselves as the most competent person in the room […]

Viddler’s New Focus

Viddler is in the midst of launching a new online sales training product. Sales training is our new focus. Change is good, but it’s never easy. According to George Bernard Shaw, “progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” GB’s saying holds especially true in the world of technology—and […]