Twitter for Trainers: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Ideas

How do you know an idea has gone thoroughly mainstream? It appears in melodramatic primetime television. This is even true of training. Take the ‘Twitter for Training’ episode of sudsy medical drama Grey’s Anatomy from last year for example. Training blogger Jane Bozarth summarized the action at the time: “The new episode of Grey’s Anatomy …  included a whole storyline about

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Top 5 PowerPoint Design Tips for Trainers

It’s indispensable, it’s maddening. It’s revolutionary, it’s boring. It’s every training designer’s best friend and worst enemy — PowerPoint. Love it or hate it, PowerPoint is one of the most commonly used tools for corporate trainers. But, as is the case with any such tool, its value lies in how its used. With that in

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‘High Stakes’ Employee Training: The Crucial Role of Simulating the Consequences

In high-stakes training, one powerful technique to make training stick is to simulate the consequences as much as possible. The idea comes from anesthesiology training: In simulated surgical environments operating on a test dummy, the patient dies. The team has to give the bad news actors posing as the patient’s family. “Despite the fact that

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Online Computer Skills Training – Resources

Computer technology has become ingrained in every aspect of society. Computers have virtually changed the way businesses advertise services, people interact with each other, and media reaches the masses. Each modern gadget disseminates more information than the traditional means of reading paperback novels. The younger generations continue to evolve into a technological-reliant world. All members

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How Trainers Are Holding Themselves Back

“Training needs to earn a seat at the table.” “We need to show the ROI of training.” “Leaders don’t understand the value of training.” In my years as a learning and development professional, I’ve heard phrases like these many times — attempts to, in some way, justify the hard work training professionals do each and

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