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Consider Training As a Reward, Not a Requirement

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Most savvy HR managers and trainers recognize the value of training programs as something beyond a mandatory best practice -- they're a critical element of business success, and the programs themselves should be engaging, challenging, and fun.  Sharlyn Lauby at the popular HR Bartender takes the concept to an even higher plane in her recent dispatch, suggesting that managers consider offering training on a more exclusive basis — as an earned reward.

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How To Train Yourself To Speed Read

Speed reading is big business: Hundreds of companies host training seminars and courses, offer speed reading packages (offline and on), and hold patents on speed-reading formulas. If your organization or team is looking to bolster reading speed and retention, here's an infographic that will give anyone a head start -- with some basic DIY tactics and other helpful tips and supporting data. (For a deeper dive into the process behind all this, check out our recent Mindflash infographic on how the brain retains information.) One word of caution: Take it slow your first time through!

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Tech Evangelist Robert Scoble Interviews Mindflash CEO Donna Wells

In case you missed it: Video blogger Robert Scoble interviewed  Mindflash CEO Donna Wells recently about her vision for the company, plans for the year, and new features in the pipeline. Check it out!

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Mindflash Expands Platform For Online Training and Collaboration

New Features Simplify Knowledge Sharing, Employee Learning

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Need to Motivate Your Trainees? It's All About Recognition

Today my coworker Victoria hit a milestone in her caffeine consumption: she reached the Starbucks Gold Card level, signifying her purchase of 30 beverages using her Starbucks card. Then she freaked out. Why? Because she misread the fine print, and thought the program had changed so she wasn't going to get her card. Quote: "I don't care about the discounts, I just want the shiny gold card with my name on it!"

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Robert Scoble demos Mindflash with CEO Donna Wells, from Scobleizer (2/14/11)

Robert Scoble demos Mindflash with CEO Donna Wells, from Scobleizer (2/14/11)

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Infographic: How Does the Brain Retain Information?

Despite centuries of scientific research, the inner workings of the brain remain somewhat of an unsolved mystery -- especially the study of memory retention and the process of learning. But theories certainly exist as to how these complex processes work. Here, we've distilled some of these ideas into an infographic that your brain can comprehend.

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Creating Engaging Online Training Courses in PowerPoint

PowerPoint is one of the most common tools trainers use to design their online courses, but if you don’t have much experience using it, it can be tricky to produce a professional-looking presentation. The tips below should help you make sure your course is polished and ready for your audience.

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Mindflash.com Expands Executive Team With Brand and Marketing Veteran

Dan Silmore joins the online training software company as VP of Marketing

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The 10-Minute Guide to the U.S. Constitution

Turns out there may be a truly useful -- if not urgent -- purpose to having members of Congress take turns reading the U.S. Constitution. And party affiliation has nothing to do with it. According to the latest survey from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, elected officials in the United States actually understand less about the U.S. Constitution than average Americans -- who don't exactly qualify as Constitutional scholars to begin with. (Test yourself: Take the Mindflash Constitution course.)

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