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Training Success Tips: Treat Your Learners as Clients

Dec 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Think of the last time you went to your favorite store to purchase something. Maybe that’s your local grocery because you love grocery shopping or perhaps it was a place like a retail store where you were able to purchase a pair of shoes that are going to coordinate perfectly with your outfit.

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Improve Team Performance with Training

Nov 20, 2018 11:05:00 AM

The amount of team-based work has increased in most offices, but with the pace of today’s economy, teams often don’t have adequate time to experiment, regroup, and improve their operations.

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Tips to Improve Learning Retention

Nov 6, 2018 4:00:00 PM

The hope at the end of a presentation is that the participants not only understood you, but can take the information you provided and apply it for years to come. The question is: how can you efficiently and effectively transfer your knowledge to the trainees so that it’s implemented in their workplace?

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Training-Budget Saving Ideas

Oct 19, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Having well trained employees contributes to the success of a company, but not all employers have a large enough budget to accommodate. When that’s the case, how do you prepare a training budget without breaking the bank? Here are some training-budget saving tips that will still maximize the return of your training costs.

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2018 Pike’s Peak Award Winner: Wounded Warrior Project

Oct 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Every year at the Creative Training Techniques® Conference, the winner of the Pike’s Peak Award is announced.

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Tips for Mastering Technical Training

Sep 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Technical training has a reputation for being dull and boring. Because of this, teaching this topic effectively can be very complicated. Understanding how to make your technical training concepts engaging is the key to a successful training session.

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5 Tips to Enhance Your Next Conference Experience with Social Media

Sep 4, 2018 8:58:47 AM

by Angela Maiers

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How to Host a Successful Webinar

Aug 21, 2018 10:05:02 AM

As technology improves, webinars are becoming an increasingly common component of workplace training. They provide trainers with even more tools and opportunities for engagement than a typical classroom environment.

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How to End Your Class with Impact

Aug 7, 2018 9:15:00 AM

It’s common for trainers to save the last 10-15 minutes of their session for questions. Sometimes those minutes are more uncomfortable than they are helpful. So, although this may seem like a good way to end the session, there are even better ways to do so.

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Five Creative Openers to Get Participants’ Brains in the Game

Jul 25, 2018 10:45:51 AM

There’s a big difference between opening a training session and simply beginning. A strong opener—done when class begins or after returning from break—is a purposeful activity that’s directly related to the content being taught. It’s not a 10-minute monologue, it’s not a list of how the day will pan out, it’s not even the course objectives. The goal? To extend a warm welcome, grab your participants’ attention, break preoccupation, allow for networking, and move them into a place of learning. You want to connect with your audience, you want them to feel comfortable with one another, and you ultimately want them to remember what you’re about to teach. Openers help create an environment that’s conducive to learning.  

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Leave ‘em Jazzed: How to End Your Class with Impact

Jul 10, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Do you feel like your class or training session just kind of ends with a whimper rather than a firecracker bang? It doesn’t have to be that way. You can make a memorable impression by closing your session with impact and purpose. This does not include filling up every last minute with content or “wrapping up” by asking the group if they have questions. Instead, reserve the last 10-15 minutes of your session for a powerful ending.

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PowerPoint 101: Ditch the Boring Bullet Points

Jun 19, 2018 4:18:48 PM

Did you know PowerPoint has been around for 27 years? Just like you, it has experience and knowledge, and just like you, it has to up its game during presentations or people will tune out.

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