The Flexible Work Boom and What it Means for Leaders

Less than a decade ago the U.S. experienced a recession. At the same time a sizable chunk of millennials were graduating from college. (I was one of them.) The result of this American job crisis, and tightened budgets in offices and homes– prompted alternative options for flexible work and living. The long term effect is […]

Corporate Learning & Development [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sean Stowers, Director of Learning Services at Pearson Learning Solutions, compiled this excellent infographic filled with corporate learning and development insights from sources like HBR and Training Mag. Check it out: Copyright ©2016 Sean Stowers (on Twitter, @seanstowers, or reach out on LinkedIn) RESOURCES: www.abami.org/blog/importance-of-corporate-learning-and-development elearningindustry.com/corporate-learning-management-systems-requirements blogs.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/five-ways-to-engage-learners blogs.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/five-ways-to-engage-learners dupress.com/articles/hc-trends-2014-overwhelmed-employee hbr.org/2013/09/make-time-for-the-work-that-matters trainingmag.com/trgmag-article/2o15-training-industry-report

The Bigger Picture of Instagram Stories: Moving from Individual Features to a Full Solution

Finding yourself isn’t just for twenty-somethings escaping to Europe after graduation. Businesses also have to do some soul searching every once in awhile. Instagram is going through such a transition, hoping to be the go-to platform for “in the moment” memory captures. Rolling out the new Instagram Stories capability proved they’re moving into a new […]

2 Habits of Olympians & Outliers that Anyone Can Leverage for Success

As Rio 2016 gets underway, it’s the perfect time for business professionals and leaders to recognize core attributes that make an Olympian—and how we can emulate them. Professional athletes possess many traits that are relatable to business organizations but two key habits stick out to me as the most accessible: practice and consistency. Olympians are […]

3 Things Professional Trainers Can Learn from Pokémon GO

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. While Pokémon GO (or PG) can be seen merely as something millennials play to relive a childhood pastime, it has potential to be […]

What Does 360 Degree Video Mean for Online Training?

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? Social platforms, creative production houses, and game developers have created 360 degree […]

7 Ways to Help Your Sales Team Grow

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 […]

Where does User data Go with Video Embeds?

We hear this a lot: “I’ve been using YouTube or Vimeo to embed video in my LMS, but I need user tracking for my videos.” Sound familiar? Here are some important things to know about using video with your learning system. User data from your LMS are extremely comprehensive—as they should be. However, many players (especially […]

Is Your Training Foundation Secure?

No one disputes the notion that skills and knowledge within a company are foundational to its success. Training, mentoring, and plain old experience are the means to that end. But when it comes to training, we’re often “too busy mopping the floor to turn off the water.” Let’s face it. Training is one of those […]