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Why You Need a Learning Journey Map

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6 Digital Learning Design Tips for Better User Experiences

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Chatbots and Virtual Assistants in L&D: 4 Use Cases to Pilot in 2018

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Tech analysts predict that 2018 will be a big year for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in all its forms.

Emerging Learning Technologies: Promise vs. Hype

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Go to any of the big L&D conferences or trade shows and you’ll hear buzz and conversation about virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360 video. Explore the pages of Inc., Forbes, Tech Crunch, or Mashable and you’ll find articles.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

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At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report.

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6 Pervasive Corporate Training Pitfalls

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Remember when you were new to learning and development? If you really are new, congratulations and welcome to the field! If you’ve been around for a little while, I want you to think back: what do you wish you could tell your former self about what he/she is getting themselves into?

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Does Gamification Actually Work? Yes, and Here’s Why

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Design Thinking: Level-Up the Learner Experience

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Two years ago I was at a CLO conference in Austin, Texas. The keynote speaker asked a question that gave me pause then – and continues to drive me now. He asked, “Is the 45-minute course you created a good use of 45 minutes of the learner’s life?

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

The 3 Levels of Adaptive Learning

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The current buzz around adaptive learning is fueled by our collective fascination with algorithms, big data, and machine learning. The idea of creating a totally personalized, totally relevant experience for our learners is quite seductive.

Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t

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Last month, we published the results from our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked respondents to tell us what learning trends or new training delivery methods they are most excited about for 2017. The number one answer? Microlearning.

Human-Centered Training: One L&D Trend to Rule Them All?

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Pretend for a moment that your target learner is a field sales rep named Kate. She has packed her schedule with customer visits. Kate is expected to not just know about a wide range of products and competitors, but be able to articulate it in a meaningful way to her highly educated customers.

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ROI and L&D: What Trainers Need to Know About Operational Results

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In January of this year, JD Dillon produced a nice blog post on insights for 2018. He curated several L&D thought leaders to share their thoughts on what L&D practitioners should focus on for 2018. He formulated a variety of questions to which they responded. The insights are good.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Development Time for Corporate Learning: A Reality Check

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A frequent part of my job is answering the question, “How long will that take?” And my answer is based on a combination of experience, data, and knowledge about the project type.

6 Ways to Combat the Corporate Training Time Crunch

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Last month, we published the results from our 2018 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked 119 L&D professionals what challenges they face when attempting to deliver effective corporate training.

The Forgetting Curve: What It Is and Why It Matters

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If you’ve been in the industry long enough, you’ve probably heard about (drum roll please) the forgetting curve. It’s an often-used, and sometimes over-used concept that refers to the human tendency to rapidly forget what we learn without subsequent relearning or reinforcement.

Blended Learning 101: Basics, Benefits & Best Practices

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According to our research , the overwhelming majority of organizations use a blended learning strategy to deliver training. B lended learning is the norm, not the exception. This likely comes as no surprise to you.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

The Microlearning Hype: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

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If ATD ICE had created a word cloud for the most talked-about “new” concepts, techniques, etc, microlearning would have been the biggest word. Though the term has been around at least 20 years, it’s suddenly become “hot” and its definition has most definitely morphed.

When Games Go Small: 4 Mobile Learning Game Design Principles

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The education game market continues to grow rapidly, and mobile learning games are the dominant force in this market.

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How Fantasy Elements Improve the Learning Experience

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The idea of using whimsy and fantasy as part of a training program makes some learning leaders nervous. Will learners take the training seriously? Will serious-minded audiences be offended by the lighthearted approach? And most importantly, what will stakeholders think?

Performance Support Basics: 3 Lessons on Learning Portals

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Over the past few months, we’ve talked a lot about the learner experience and learner-centered solutions. These types of solutions are designed with the target learner in mind and focus on learners’ needs. Learning portals are a great example of a learner-centered solution.

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Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Do Your Learners Know the ‘Why’?

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Many learning leaders struggle to help learners feel accountable for their own growth and development. They devote time and budget to create more and more training, yet see little change. This common expression partially sums up the problem: “When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”.

Training vs. Just-In-Time Resources: 5 Tools You Can Use Today

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Eight years ago, I wrote a blog post on training versus learning. I was frustrated because clients often asked for “training” courses (eLearning, in particular) when what they really wanted to do was communicate information.

Introducing eXLearn: BLP’s 1st Annual Workplace Learning Conference

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Performance Support Basics: How to Help at the Moment of Need

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We met a fictitious target learner in a previous post. Her name is Kate. She’s a new sales rep just starting out in her territory. Kate has completed her onboarding and she is now out in the field visiting with customers every day.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

From Three Phases to Four: The Toolkit Approach to Product Launch Training

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For a long time, product launch training has been conducted with an event-based model. Reps show up for a launch meeting, listen as someone lectures through slide decks, spend a few days at a nice hotel, and head back to their territories.

LTEN 2018: Here Are the Top 8 Sessions to Attend

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4 Ways Innovative Training Grows Channel Distributor Mindshare

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Each year, a vast amount of training dollars are spent across every industry to make sure sales reps have the product knowledge, sales skills, and proper processes they need to succeed.

6 Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Training

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Earlier this year, we published the results of our 2017 Learning and Remembering Survey. In the survey, we asked respondents to tell us one thing they would improve about learning & development and/or training at their organization.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

8 Can’t-Miss Sessions at ATD International 2018

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BLP Wins 2nd Consecutive LTEN Excellence Award with Ventana Medical Systems

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For the second consecutive year, Bottom-Line Performance was named a winner in the LTEN Excellence Awards. This year’s win was in the Innovation category for product launch training created in partnership with Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. Ventana), a member of the Roche Group.

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Articulate 360 Review: Why Your Business Should Strongly Consider Upgrading

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Have you ever watched Bob Ross paint, amazed by how the piece is taking shape? Have you ever watched Bobby Flay pan sear a ribeye to perfection? What do Bobby Flay and Bob Ross have in common? They use the best tool available for the job.

Why Product Managers Should Include Training in Their Launch Plan

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Everyone like surprises – at least good surprises like surprise birthday parties, surprise company lunches at work, finding a surprise twenty dollars in your jeans, etc.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.