Why Vimeo Isn’t Enough for Online Video Training

Companies committed to training already understand how important it is to be using video. Many of these are either using or considering Vimeo to host their training videos instead of an online video training system. There are good reasons for that. Vimeo is a reputable platform. It’s cheap at only $200/year. It’s easy to get […]

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 […]

How to Use POV Video in Interactive Training

Does POV (Point Of View) video serve a non-entertainment purpose? When it comes to interactive video training, we think it does. Let’s face it; POV video is fun to watch. There are endless YouTube, Facebook, and Cable TV hours filled with POV footage—from devices attached to foreheads, carnival rides, surfboards, and bike handlebars. The rise of […]

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

How to Use Skype for Skills Training

I have a love/hate relationship with Skype. So do you. VOIP and video chat are only as good as the weakest connection—usually mine. But I must admit I can’t do without it. What I’ve noticed recently, however, is that most people don’t realize how Skype can be used for training. Here’s the answer. Organizations rely […]

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 […]

Why Video is Essential to Software Training

In the modern digital world, technical expertise is the ultimate advantage. To survive, every technology company must enable its staff, resellers, and end users to understand and benefit from their product. Here are the ways interactive video can make that happen. Let’s be honest. It’s hard for many of us to keep track of all […]

Why Video is Essential to Sales Training

An agile, competent sales team is essential to company success. Right? But in today’s chaotic business climate, traditional training often falls short—putting that success at risk. Here are some reasons why online video (properly used) is essential to making sales training effective. Let’s be honest. Effective sales training is hard to realize—and harder still to […]

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 […]