Monthly Archives: August 2010

“This Training Sucks!” The Why and How of Asking for Feedback

Getting negative feedback sucks: it’s painful to hear that your training misses the mark. But if you’re truly committed to improving the quality of training and inviting opportunities for personal growth you need to look beyond the short-term pain and focus on the long-term gain. This requires setting fears aside and asking for negative feedback in the form of constructive criticism.

37signals’ Idealogy Meets Online Training (Part 1): Meetings are Toxic

Simply put, we at Mindflash are big fans the 37signals’ ethos. Usefulness, simplicity, and ease-of-use are principles we strive for. We also think that these principles apply to online training, whether you are building a full blown LMS or developing a simple eLearning courses. In this blog series, guest blogger Lee Graham will explore a few of 37signals’ concepts and discuss how we can apply them to the online training realm. This is Part 1 of the series.

How to Use Stories in Training

Beyond being entertaining, stories have the ability to touch our imaginations and emotions and affect our behavior. Because stories are so powerful, they can be a highly effective way to grab your audience’s attention, present content in a relatable context, and make training “stickier.” In this post, we’ll look at some pointers for effectively using stories in training.

3 Training Myths You Need to Bust

Perpetuating certain training myths like the “bad trainee” or “ideas over execution” can be an easy way to side-step larger problems. The reality is, these myths are an easy way to address problems in the short-term, but failure to bust these myths can lead to much bigger long-term problems. In this post, we’ll explore three typical training myths and how to bust them to create better training.