Category : training

Want to Reap the Benefits of Training? Get Everyone in Your Organization Involved in Teaching

Want to Reap the Benefits of Training? Get Everyone in Your Organization Involved in TeachingHere's a great bit of insight I came across recently on Steve Wheeler's blog:  "We Learn by Teaching." Wheeler, a professor of learning technology at Plymouth University, reminded me of similar advice my father gave me about reading when I went off to college. His technique is a three-step process:

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Three Myths About How We Learn

If you were to stroll back into your old elementary school today, you'd probably find that the classrooms look pretty similar to the ones you studied in, and the kids are still learning to read and write the same way you did. Schools change a lot more slowly than other industries. So do we still think about learning the same way we did back when we were in grade school?

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Why Won’t My Employees Learn? Tips for Maximizing Your Training Dollars

You've invested money and energy in building an education department, or at least in training materials. You've been open to hearing about what employees need to better do their jobs. Maybe you've even allowed time off for workers to sit in on webinars, or conferences. But despite it all, some employees just don’t seem to absorb your training message. Why?

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Don't Sell BS to Salespeople, Make Their Training Meaningful

What really works — and what doesn’t — in corporate sales training? We sat down with Inc.com’s Geoffrey James, author of How to Say it: Business to Business Selling, for his latest insights on the state of the industry. This is the second of two parts. Read the first here.

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Best (and Worst) Practices in Sales Training: Q&A with Geoffrey James

What really works -- and what doesn't -- in corporate sales training? We sat down with Inc.com's Geoffrey James, author of How to Say it: Business to Business Selling, for his latest insights on the state of the industry.  This is the first of two parts.

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Who Trains the Trainers?

Are you someone who has ‘fallen into’ your role? In most fields, professionals have gone to school and been ‘prepared’ in some way for their role in the workplace.  An accountant, for instance, generally has some sort of degree or certification that relates to finance.

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What's in a Letter? Thoughts on Dropping the E from E-Learning

Instructional designer Melissa Venable posed an interesting question this week on OnlineCollege.org that any training professional ought to consider: Should we drop the “e” from “e-learning”?

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Life's a Big Video Game for Gen Y – So Let Them Play!

The generation of young people now entering the workforce are the first to have spent their entire childhoods surrounded by video games. And it seems they may be bringing some by-products of all that time with controllers in hand with them to their first jobs. In fact, just a few months ago, British researchers found that avid adult gamers can actually confuse real life for video games. Seriously.

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Verizon Snafu Underscores Importance of Security in Training

When a company is getting ready to release a new product or service, it will need to train its workers on how to use, handle, and sell it. But apparently a few too many companies are forgetting an important training step: Securing it.

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When (and Why) Training Isn't the Best Solution

Training professionals often make two mistakes without ever realizing it. By simply acknowledging them, we can begin to improve performance quickly and easily -- and without any new training programs.

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