9 Warning Signs You Need a Sales Training Overhaul

Sales representatives can find themselves in a difficult position when it comes to training. All reps need it, but an ineffective sales training class provides little more than the kind of time-suck reps can hardly afford. Here’s what one should avoid when setting up training and how reps can clearly communicate to managers what they

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What Business Can Learn from Remote Teaching

A futurist’s out-of-the-box ideas on how education should develop provide inspiration for the training programs of today. Among the proposed solutions to America’s much-discussed crisis in public education are merit pay for teachers, more charter schools and curriculum reform. But recently the blog of The Futurist magazine offered a less common vision of where America’s

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How Top-to-Bottom Re-Training Can Be Critical to the Bottom Line

While the economy still hasn’t fully recovered from recession, smart employers are investing in one thing that keeps customers coming back — excellent service — even if it means re-training employees on basic skills you’d expect them to have in the first place. Delta Airlines, for instance, recently announced it will send all 11,000 of

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4 Ways to Expand Your PowerPoint Creativity

I don’t know about the rest of you, but my Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator skills are circa 1998. I can muddle my way through using them, but for the most part, I’m hopelessly out of date. How did I, a self-proclaimed professional student, let my graphic design skills become obsolete? I blame it all on PowerPoint.

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Infographic: Behind the Boom in E-Learning

The manner and means by which we learn have changed drastically over the past few years — in the classrom and on the job. More and more, students and educators, and employees and managers are turning to online environments to experience a new kind of knowledge exchange. This graphic details the growth of that phenomenon,

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