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 […]

Another Way to Easily Create Video

Last week, we described 7 ways to create video content for eLearning. We wanted to add another important approach: animated “explainer videos.” In our October 15 blog, we recommended that eLearning professionals expand their notion of what video is. Thinking of video content as more than professionally-produced and scripted footage is the key to an […]

7 Ways to Easily Create More Video

Learning professionals have a firm grasp of the value of online video. They also experience anxiety—not just about finding ways to use video more effectively, but also about cost. It’s a dilemma. Many equate good video with high-end production (scripts, storyboards, actors, directors, shooting schedules, post-production, etc.) Perhaps it’s time to broaden our definition of […]