3 Questions that Keep Product Managers Up at Night
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Product managers are passionate people. They are passionate about the products they create and the problems they solve for their customers. Product managers spend thousands of hours researching, testing and developing their products before its time to commercialize. The sales team has goals of its own, and they may not always align. This disconnect is frustrating!
Build a stronger team, faster: Best practices in employee onboarding
MARCH 30, 2016
Build a stronger team, faster: Best practices in employee onboarding Most rapid-growth technology companies have simply neglected to implement an efficient strategy for onboarding new hires , despite the obvious need. Ramp up new hires too slowly, and you lose out on productivity. Docebo Blog ELEL
9 Product Knowledge M-learning Delivery Formats for Sales Teams
MARCH 12, 2017
It is a well-known fact that products are the lifeline of companies, and sales reps need to be equipped with good knowledge of products. Salespeople, who are trained well on products, can communicate their value proposition effectively, and needless to say, close deals better. Salespeople can access the required information about products instantly, on their mobile devices.
A Trainer's Perspective on Making Corporate Training More Productive
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Actively disengaged employees pull down the team. I have, in effect, discovered the team’s motivation—the ‘What’s in it for me’ question—and it’s their career. So these were some interesting strategies that Miss T employs for making training a little less boring and a lot more productive. For quite some time now, we have been focusing on how to make corporate training better. In a recent blog post , we spoke about making compliance training fun. For the sake of remembrance, let’s call this customer Miss T. Why T? The CEO! The President! I think the norm is closer to 10%.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
For example, your goal might be to hire and train three new service teams this year. activity to 50 new hires, 2) Promote and support new managers to lead teams, 3) Improve. support new managers to lead teams—you could use courses such as “Coach as a. The final product shows a direct link between the training and the goals of the. Teams who learn. capital. You’re.
3 Key Attributes of a Successful eLearning Team
MAY 4, 2016
The Merriam-Webster dictionary provides these simple definitions for the word “team”: a group of people who compete in a sport, game, etc., I’d argue that all three definitions apply to eLearning teams. At times, our teams need to compete against other groups to get the contract or assignment. Both of my kids play sports, and I played teams throughout my youth as well.
4 Ways to Assess the Product Knowledge of Your Sales Team
JUNE 20, 2016
According to ASTD State of Sales Training report, product training is the most frequently delivered training to sales people. A Training Industry survey also reveals that most of the sales training received by sales people is about the product. Your objective of assessments along with assessing learners should also be refreshing the product knowledge training conducted earlier.
Why Microlearning Is the Best Way to Train Sales Teams
MARCH 15, 2016
It takes technical expertise and fine-tuned people skills to translate product specs into persuasive value. Here’s why your sales team needs microlearning: Speedy onboarding ensures faster ramp-up time. This feedback makes for more effective coaching, and sales teams get the immediate support they need to do their best work. Short-form production is fast and nimble .
Technical Communications: Writer Challenges in Agile and Traditional Development Teams
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 17, 2013
Technical communicators have historically faced several challenges when working on development teams. From not receiving the information needed to do their jobs, to ensuring their work estimates are included in the overall team's estimates, to showing their value to stakeholders, writers on project teams can feel like they are facing an uphill battle to create good documentation. Its iterative nature and focus on the self-directed team support writers in recognizing and learning to rise to the challenges common to most development teams. by Alyssa Fox.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
managers (aka supervisors, team leads, mid-level managers). new managers transition from skilled individual producer to team. building a team today? Based on the feedback from her team members, she’s very motivated to improve her skills. Sue might poll some of her team members about what works well and what does not when she sets expectations. development team?
Team Learning Up With Talent
JUNE 17, 2016
Millennial recruits really want to believe they will be a valuable part of the team and will have a chance to grow in the organization,” Jackson said. “A Working with local managers, learning leaders analyzed selling habits in various stores and found that seasoned staff were more likely to shelve related products in proximity to each other, which drove up sales. Lean In to Learning.
7 Online Sales Training Tips To Help Your Sales Team Seal The Deal
MAY 19, 2016
Help Your Sales Team Seal The Deal Using 7 Online Sales Training Tips. Every employee is a valuable member of the team, but your sales staff are the ones who ultimately rake in the profits. In this article, I’ll share 7 online sales training tips that can help your sales team seal the deal. Frequently update your product knowledge online training materials.
Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 2, 2014
Invest post-production time to splice together different content types and edit out pauses and other things that slow the video down. You don’t need a full movie studio and video editing team to create great educational content, but as you can see, simply winging it won’t do either. Video is the primary means of content delivery in a MOOC. A little enthusiasm goes a long way.
How to find the best learning management system for your team
MAY 3, 2016
Enable a pull modality where new hires can instantly access learning and knowledge assets and and reach out to subject matter experts on their time to learn more about, say, the sales process or product. The post How to find the best learning management system for your team appeared first on Docebo. Docebo Blog Docebo Product & News ELELTry it free for 14 days.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
new product, how to use it and how. that L&D teams don’t want to be a. while your in-house team focuses on. Have-a-go heroes 19 Learning Insights 2017 20 The L&D team worked on a shift. team produced some modules in- house and worked with a supplier for. In addition to the simulation, the team. The team is. Once the concept is proven, the team.
Meet the team #1: Eleftheria means freedom
JUNE 8, 2015
You’ve enjoyed the platform, you’ve dug the features, you’ve appreciated the support and you loved the end product. In this series of behind-the-scenes interviews, we’ll be introducing the team that created eFrontPro, is managing your private Clouds and keeps churning all those nice updates. How has the support team kept up with their ever expanding user base?
Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: The Secret to Success (White Paper)
AUGUST 19, 2014
Your product might be ready to launch, but what about your sales and support reps? A slick launch meeting is not enough for them to really know your product, and a quick skim of your marketing collateral is not the ideal preparation for talking to customers. The time, effort, and energy that goes in to a product launch are too valuable to waste. What you’ll learn.
Why Administrate Publishes A Product Roadmap
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Shortly after announcing it at the annual LITE conference in September, the product team at Administrate has begun to publish our product roadmap for the world to see. The post Why Administrate Publishes A Product Roadmap appeared first on Administrate. All Product UpdatesPublic roadmaps are still rare in the software industry because change happens so quickly, and part of being an agile company is Read More. Published on December 6, 2016.
A Productive Learning Culture
The Peformance Improvement
DECEMBER 19, 2014
In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. They write: To make this shift from a culture of learning participation to a productive learning culture, L&D functions must manage three key components. I agree with the need for these components but I think change to a productive learning culture requires much more. The authors believe that a culture change is required.
5 Ways to Motivate Remote Teams
MARCH 12, 2015
How do you motivate your team when you can’t look them in the eye? This number can easily skyrocket when you are talking about a blended or fully remote team. So, how can you push aside geographical boundaries and make a personal connection with your employees so they feel motivated as part of a team? Use your learning management system (LMS) to create a quiz for all team members, including management. As a team, whittle down to three to five important values that you can unite to a Company Wishlist. Acknowledge your team members. What have we learned?
5 Tips to Effectively Reinforce Your New Product Knowledge Training
JUNE 22, 2016
Even though you have an outstanding sales force and extraordinary marketing team, without effectively training your sales team, your new product launch may not be successful. So, for a successful launch, especially for B2B organizations, product training should be initiated long before the launch stage of the product. Product Training Mobile Apps.
There’s No I in Team — Innovation, That Is
AUGUST 1, 2016
Senior leaders and their teams, regardless of industry, remain under intense pressure to innovate. To help unlock innovation one must carefully examine the culture and leadership characteristics in cross-functional drug development teams. These small teams manage the company’s resources to move a single potential new drug from the laboratory bench to the patient.
Project Teams – Coordinating or Collaborating?
JULY 31, 2011
In this webinar, Mr. Covey talked about teams working together, and discussed the differences between coordination and collaboration. I began to think about this in the context of an instructional design project team made up of subject matter experts (SMEs) and other project team members. He then asked us to think about our own teams and identify where on the continuum we were. There is more listening and influencing, but it still leaves a lot to be desired as far as a true team environment. By Dean Hawkinson. I recently attended a webinar led by Steven M.R.
3 Ways Technology Helps Modern Sales Teams Sell More, Better
JANUARY 28, 2016
This combination of powerful tools converges to transform the sales process , enabling your team to access timely information, get the latest updates on your products, and conduct smooth dialogue with your prospects without pausing to find answers. The world of sales is more competitive than ever, and only companies who arm their teams with the “new normal” in technology will continue to succeed and profit. #1: 1: Modern sales teams have what they need, when they need it. 2: Modern sales teams have the most up-to-date information at all times.
Technical Communications: Writer Challenges in Agile and Traditional Development Teams, Part II
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 24, 2013
This week I'm going to cover how agile helps you get more thorough and timely reviews of your documentation from the team. When the Information Development team in my organization used the waterfall process , we used a review cycle that included three drafts of each book: a first draft, an approval draft, and a quality edit draft. All of these drafts happened toward the end of a software release cycle and were not reviewed by anyone outside the ID team until the project was feature complete and all features were documented in one fell swoop. by Alyssa Fox.
Development: The Link between IT and Productivity
AUGUST 3, 2016
In the IT business world, time is money — and money wasted due to lost productivity is one of the most common challenges companies face today. This unstructured, self-taught learning approach costs about $5 million per 1,000 employees in lost productivity each year. The biggest training benefit is the improvement in the final product or service a team will deliver.
Why We Integrate Our Instructional Design and Product Design Teams
MAY 23, 2016
In most cases (and especially for in-house instructional design situations) the instructional design and product design and development teams operate side-by-side. At eLearning Mind, we’ve rethought the way that our ID and multimedia design departments work together, and we realized that these teams are interdependent and collaborating over a wall isn’t the most effective way to get the most out of each. Here’s the methodology our entire team follows. We help businesses: Increase learning retention rates for product knowledge and skills. Click To Tweet.
10 Virtual Classroom Team Teaching Tips: The Instructional Producer
APRIL 22, 2014
She managed so much more than the technology; she acted as my instructional partner, and convinced our client that she needed to add producers to her virtual learning team. Virtual Classroom-Production Last week I delivered a one-hour webinar to a global group of 100+ learning professionals for a client. The content was very well received, but do you know what impressed them the most? My PRODUCER! A producer can help transform virtual training into trouble-free, fast moving, interactive events that keep learners involved and the facilitator on track.
3 Productivity Tools for Training Professionals
OCTOBER 20, 2016
As our careers page attests, we’re big advocates of people who just ‘get things done’ A high level of productivity is vital if we’re to continue to deliver success to our customers, especially given that our team works a four day week. The post 3 Productivity Tools for Training Professionals appeared first on Administrate. Why work harder when you can work smarter? Read More. Published on October 20, 2016. All Training Tips
4 Important Keys to Video Pre-Production Planning
OCTOBER 18, 2016
That really depends on where you are at in your process, but here is a list of challenges I’ve come to expect from the first pre-production meeting to the last. Also, this list is assuming that you have already finalized your script, and are ready for the visualization portion of your production. There are a lot of meetings to have when building a corporate video.
Create individual learning experiences for your customers, partners or teams
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Our new User Interface allows you to show your commitment to your customers, partners, or even your internal teams by creating a learning environment that is individually branded and configured to meet their needs. They can see the company’s corporate branding and are trained on various different subjects such as product training, health and safety and compliance. Custom branding.
Why is problem solving at home so much easier (and more productive) than problem solving at work?
JUNE 10, 2016
Now, imagine a work world where access to relevant, time-of-need information is just as accessible – and yes, highly productive. It’s a place where teams can go to get their questions answered quickly by leveraging the shared wisdom of the entire organization – not just designated subject-matter experts or content owners. Information is quickly found, digested and applied.
Product Sales Training in the Sales Enablement World
DECEMBER 13, 2016
What is the place of product sales training in sales enablement? In this super set of Sales Enablement, product sales training is a subset. Though product sales training is a part, it is the vital heart of sales enablement. So, the value of product sales training does not diminish in the sales enablement process. Product Training Prior to SE.
Managing Your Team’s Workload With Agile Learning Design
JULY 29, 2014
Using Kanban to Pull Work to Team. Kanban is a methodology to control the amount of work that the team is working on at any given time. It was created at Toyota to help maintain a consistent amount of work that a team can handle at any given time. In Kanban, the team pulls work onto their plates. Below is an example of a physical Kanban board our team used.
Develop Killer Product Training Videos Using VideoScribe
AUGUST 19, 2016
71% of consumers say videos are very effective at explaining product features. Incorporating short 2-3 minute videos in product knowledge training will help sales teams understand complex features easily and also act as reinforcement tools. To develop such product training videos, you need an effective and easy-to-use tool. What Makes A Good Product Training Video?
Consitency in Production: Naming Variables for E-Learning
MARCH 29, 2016
Consistency is one of the most important parts of the course production process. Following these steps will make your production process less frustrating especially if you put the project away for a period of time and revisit it later. Poor names and sloppy file management will really slow down your work flow and often introduces errors in the production. Be Descriptive. .