The Daily Mindflash

The Mindflash Knowledge Sharing and Online Training Blog.

Expert advice, best practices and more for the most valuable assets of your business - your people.

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Have You Really, Really Identified Your Learning Champions?


I catch myself, sometimes, misusing the term “stakeholder”—or at least using it in an unnecessarily limiting way. I simply apply the term to those people who hold the purse strings for my initiatives. They receive the bulk of my sales, persuasion and negotiation efforts. And I think of these people as my sponsors, or “learning …

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Focus on Closing the Skills Gap via Training Contributes to 21% LMS Market Growth


Great news regarding the learning and development industry: the Learning Management System (LMS) “market is well over $2.5 billion and grew by over 21% this year.” The stats come via Josh Bersin, Founder and Principal at Bersin by Deloitte. “These are big numbers, especially since the market grew by only 13% the prior year.” Reasons …

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9 Must-Consider Topics When Designing Partner or Reseller Training


Online training is an effective way to arm your partners and value-added resellers with knowledge. It’s scalable—you can train thousands at once while retaining your own corporate brand in the training materials. A highly trained, extended sales force can increase your revenue through increased sales of your products and services. And, you can sell your …

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“Gamification” May be an Overused Buzzword, But Are We Using it Correctly?


Gamification concepts have been employed since the 1960’s, 1970’s or 1980’s, depending on whom you talk to and how you define the term. Others claim that gamification has been in use since 1912, when Cracker Jack® boxes began to include prizes. Whenever the term originated, “gamification” is certainly an important buzzword in business today. Though, …

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How to Reduce the Social “Risks” in Online Training


Social learning—or learning with and from others (with or without social media technology)—is a force to be reckoned with. But how do you entice your online training learners to participate to take learning to a higher level, and make it participatory and social? Re-reading the book, The New Social Learning, I came across an interesting …

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