5 Deadly Presentation Sins

February 27, 2017

Presentation Skills

The bad news: Although many factors make a presentation great, it only takes one mistake to make it fall apart.

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5 Ways to Use Social Media in Training

February 20, 2017

Social Learning

Don’t be afraid to bring social media into your training! There are many tools out there – from Twitter and Periscope to Google+ and YouTube – that provide endless opportunities to increase engagement, provide resources, eliminate barriers,...

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6 Different Types of Presentations

January 24, 2017

Presentation Skills

Presentations come in a lot of different forms and have a variety of purposes. In the business world, there are six main types of presentations. Get to know them and once you identify your purpose, choose the right type before you begin to...

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Learn 6 Time Management Strategies

January 02, 2017

Training Provider to Trusted Advisor

You and your fellow workers are overworked, over-connected and over-extended. For the sake of time, let’s simply say that you’re busy. Being spread too thin causes you to lose focus on the job at hand. Choose one of the time management strategies...

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How Managers Affect Employee Engagement

December 01, 2016

Training Provider to Trusted Advisor

Although managers influence the job commitment and satisfaction of employees, as many as one-in-three managers are not held accountable for engagement levels in their organization, according to a study recently conducted at Right Management.

 

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How to Run Effective Business Meetings

November 18, 2016

Training Provider to Trusted Advisor

The average professional workweek has steadily expanded over the past decade, and one of the main culprits that forces people into 50-, 60- and even 70-hour workweeks is meetings. According to Atlassian, you most likely spend an average of 31...

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90/20/10 is a Basic Building Block for Training Design

November 08, 2016

Design Consulting

90/20/10 is a foundational principle of the Instructor-Led, Participant-Centered training session. I’ll explain below what it is and then show what it looks like in practice. This is an essential learning module for effective training design.  

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The Annual Conference Helped This Attendee Take Control of Her Training

November 01, 2016

Design Consulting

In continuation of the insider’s view series, I had the chance to talk with Ava Varelas from Spokeo. She attended the 23rd Annual Creative Training Techniques® Conference. Here’s what she had to say.

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An Attendee’s View of the Annual Conference

October 20, 2016

Creative Training Techniques®

The 23rd Annual Creative Training Techniques® Conference was in full swing last month. As a first time attendee, I thought I’d share a few articles on the people I had a chance to meet. Over the next few weeks, check back for a Q&A with some of...

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POET Reduced Safety Incidents 62% [Case Study]

October 03, 2016

Creative Training Techniques®

Case Study: Poet Improves Safety Training

The Broin brothers started POET in 1987 as a single, humble refinery in Scotland, South Dakota. Today, it is one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol and other biorefined products.

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