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Interview with Donna Wells, CEO of Mindflash.com from Econsultancy.com (9/17/10)

Interview with Donna Wells, CEO of Mindflash.com from Econsultancy.com (9/17/10)

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Mindflash.com launches to solve online training needs for junk haulers, tech helpers and all other small businesses

New Online Training Tool Makes Employee Training Simple and Affordable

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Ideas, Tips, and Resources for Using Video in Your Online Training

I have a love/hate relationship with training videos. On the one hand I love how engaging video can be for demonstrating complex concepts or processes. On the other, I hate the cringe-worthy corporate training videos we’ve all endured in the past. You know the ones I’m talking about. They’re over-produced - replete with unrealistic scenarios, quasi-aspirational music, and distracting animation effects. I think the following parody does a hilarious job of poking fun at these qualities.

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We are giving away a pass to CLO Symposium to thank our Private Beta users!

We have a big milestone to announce: Mindflash.com online training will launch on September 28.

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4 Tips for Reaching Training Introverts

I stumbled upon a great article in this month's Psychology Today magazine that really got me thinking about my training audience. Most of us are primarily introverts or extroverts. If you’re primarily an extrovert you’re outgoing, gregarious, friendly, and talkative - but you tend to bore easily. If you’re primarily an introvert, you’re less outwardly expressive and more likely to process your emotions and thoughts internally. You tend to embrace critical-thinking and you do more listening than talking - but your introspective ways may leave you feeling awkward in social or group settings.

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Mindflash.com Adopts FinancialForce.com to Better Integrate Sales and Finance Operations

Supplier of online training platform opts for better integration with Salesforce CRM

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Out-Teach Your Competition: 37signals’ Ideology Meets Online Training (Part 2)

“Instead of trying to outspend, outsell, or outsponsor competitors, try to out-teach them.”

Think about it this way: There will always be a competitor with more money for advertising, marketing, and expensive client dinners. But if your competitor is in that mindset, what are the chances they are thinking about building their clients by educating them on how to do their jobs better, how to be more organized, or how to save $100 per month by using this special type of light bulb over that one?

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

Training teams are somewhat notorious for their focus on feedback. Between user test groups, program pilots, smile sheets and evaluations, we’re a bunch of feedback junkies.  Where I think we fall short is in how we seek and interpret negative feedback.  All too often we focus on asking trainees for superficial feedback and then dismiss negative feedback as “venting” or an “isolated incident.”  In some cases that may be true, but what about the times when the trainee has a good point and we’re too put-off by their language to acknowledge it? 

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

[ Editor’s note: 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.]
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Why Are Corporate Trainers Happy? MindFlash: Powerful, Feature Rich and Easy to Use by www.smallbiztechnology.com (8/23/10)

Why Are Corporate Trainers Happy? MindFlash: Powerful, Feature Rich and Easy to Use by www.smallbiztechnology.com (8/23/10)

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