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Day One Readiness: Onboard Employees for a Productive First Day

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Onboarding is a critical first step in a new employee’s career with your company. Ensure their success by aligning your program objectives with business goals, focusing on employee needs, and prioritizing your content for Day One Readiness. Ask These Questions To Ensure Day One Success. Your new hires have just wrapped up their onboarding. Are they ready for their first day on the job? Can they demonstrate essential skills, knowledge, and behaviors for their roles?

5 Questions Before Making Your Courses Mobile Friendly

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Making courses mobile-friendly can be quite easy if you know the right questions to ask. This article will walk you through a 5-question process to analyze your courses and determine if a mobile solution is right for you. Before Converting To Mobile, Ask These 5 Questions. Sara is feeling overwhelmed. Her director asked her to convert four existing courses and make them mobile-friendly. Sara thinks it’s a great idea, but she’s not sure all of them can be easily converted.

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No Travel: Now is the Time to Create Effective Virtual Learning Experiences

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Many organizations have been forced to rapidly provide Virtual Instructor-Led Training. Hit the ground running with these tips for turning your classroom courses into effective and engaging virtual learning experiences without sacrificing quality. Tips For Creating Virtual Learning Experiences. These are unique and challenging times for all of us. With the added pressures due to COVID-19 restrictions, getting your people the information and training they need may seem daunting.

Before You Convert ILT to eLearning Do These 6 Things

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Creating quick and effective online training from your classroom content has lots of pitfalls. Classroom and eLearning are not “one and the same.” ” So follow these 6 steps for a smooth conversion process. Convert ILT to eLearning. We are all adapting to a strange new world. Our teams are scattered and remotely working. We’ve shifted to virtual everything, from meetings to happy hours. The new business-norm is anything but normal.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

Choose the Right Modalities for Your Blended Learning Strategy

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Are you trying to decide which modalities or delivery methods to use in your blended learning strategy? This article will help you choose the ones that work together seamlessly to meet your learning objectives and engage every learner. Modality Ideas For Blended Learning. Many Instructional Designers have found that using only one modality or delivery method for a project isn’t effective.

Convert Flash Courses to HTML5 Efficiently in 3 Steps

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On January 1, 2021, Adobe will be laying Flash to rest. You have hundreds, if not thousands, of learners that will receive errors when they attempt to start a course. The fix is simple, convert your legacy Flash courses to HTML5. But, doing it efficiently depends on the conversion strategy you choose. Select The Right Path For An Efficient Conversion. As I’m sure you’ve heard, Adobe Flash will no longer be supported by Adobe as of January 1, 2021. What does this mean?

How Do I Increase My Learners’ Motivation With Gamification?

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Gamification: One Tool In Your ID Toolbox. With the growing popularity of gamification, many Instructional Designers just add points or badges to their courses with the hope of motivating their learners. Unfortunately, you can actually disengage learners because they can’t relate the purpose of the game to a desired outcome. The key to making rewards, points, and other game mechanics effective is to use them to motivate and encourage a specific behavior.

How to Avoid Half Cadence Video Simulations

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The first time I immersed myself in a video-based simulation, I felt like something was off, uneasy,, or just plain awkward. For those musically inclined, it was like hearing a half cadence or a sequence of incomplete notes. These half-cadence simulations are a source of great frustration because simulations are meant to bring the learner as close as possible to the ideal behavior or skill.

Save the Learners! Build an Open and Shut Serious Game Strategy

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(This article was published in the March, 2016 issue of Training Industry Magazine.). Have you ever sat in front of an eLearning course that you spent 200-250 hours designing and developing and thought learners are going to love this course? They are going to love it so much, they will be motivated to take it. They are going to stick with it till the end and feel compelled to take it again as the Flow Theory suggests!

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

101: Don’t Leave the Learner Behind

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It’s important to take a step back and think about the learner. Most learners are busy, not just at work but in their personal lives as well. Common sense tells us they don’t have much room in their brain to store information that is not directly relevant to their lives or jobs. When we ask them to take a training course, it needs to be engaging and easily connect key concepts to their everyday work.

Red monkeys? Why red monkeys?

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A couple years ago, while browsing through business blogs about innovation, I ran across some fantastic content from Jef Staes , a thought leader from Belgium. His main point was that “continuous improvement” – the results from Six Sigma, Lean, kaizens, etc. will take you only so far, since those methods are limited to incremental change. True innovation requires creativity to push beyond and for that, Staes said, an organization needs “red monkeys.”. That really caught my attention: Red monkeys?

What is Better Learning?

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As I begin my 19th year at Cinecraft, I’m taking time to reflect on our team’s accomplishments in 2017. We’ve collaborated with amazing new clients and added talented learning professionals to our team. We received a Best of Show at Learning Solutions alongside our customer Booz Allen Hamilton, and we made the Training Industry’s Top 20 Watch List.

What’s a Shot List?

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What’s a Shot List? Number 5 on my pre-production checklist is CREATE A SHOT LIST. After the script is written, I work with the client and the DP (Director of Photography, AKA camera operator) to make a list of all of the different video clips I will need to make a great video. Creating and using a shot list will help you schedule your day and make sure nothing gets missed. Having a video crew come back because you “missed” an important scene can be expensive. Shot List Defined.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

8 Authentic Tips for New eLearning Professionals

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When I started working at Cinécraft, I was totally new to eLearning. I had no experience writing courses or using eLearning-specific development tools. However, I had a background in multimedia and writing, and a strong desire to learn, so I knew I could be successful. Now, a year later, I can build courses with both Storyline and Captivate, and I’m thriving as an instructional designer.

Should I record video in-studio or on-location?

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Should I record video in-studio or on-location? Choosing to record video in-studio or on-location can be a critical decision to make during pre-production. To begin, answer this question: What kind of video story are you trying to tell? Depending on the type of video story you are creating, your choice between studio or location, or a combination of the two, will emerge like caramelized onions in a savory rue.

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Improving Your Corporate Videos: 5 Answers – 3 Pro-Tips – McCormick’s Storytelling Series

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Improving Your Corporate Videos: 5 Answers – 3 Pro-Tips – McCormick’s Storytelling Series. Over the past 30 weeks, I’ve focused on answering questions related to improving your corporate video content. In each post, I try to provide professional advice for marketing managers, training professionals, and business owners. My goal each week is to be your go-to knowledge source for corporate video production. Every ten weeks, I create an index of the previous posts.

VIDEO PRODUCTION SURVEY: Two minutes, three words, and a big thank you!

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VIDEO PRODUCTION SURVEY: Two minutes, three words, and a big thank you! WANTED: Blogger seeks your input: 2 minutes of your time will lead to valuable, relevant, and interesting video production content. Big thanks @ the end. . Loading… THANKS. The post VIDEO PRODUCTION SURVEY: Two minutes, three words, and a big thank you! appeared first on The Craft. eLearning Video Production

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

3 ways to improve corporate videos

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3 ways to improve corporate videos. So you are looking for ways to “improve” your company’s marketing or training videos. If your video skills consist of capturing candle-burning birthday songs and the occasional pet trick on your cell phone, check out the Ask a Video Producer post on the 4-step process for producing video content. In the meantime, here are three Pro-Tips to get you started on improving your corporate video productions. Light your subjects properly.

Four Steps to Make Video Testimonials

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Four Steps to Make Video Testimonials. Here are four steps to make video testimonials that increase engagement and boost sales. Looking for more reasons to use video testimonials? Check out the other 19 statistics that support the use of testimonials in marketing today. As a marketing manager, training professional, or business owner, these four steps will help you create great corporate video content to grow your business. Prep your questions.

Making a Business Video: 5 Questions – 5 Answers – 5 Pro-Tips

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Making a Business Video: 5 Questions – 5 Answers – 5 Pro-Tips. Over the past 20 weeks, I’ve focused on answering questions related to corporate or business video. In each post, I try to provide professional advice for marketing managers, training professionals, and business owners. My goal each week is to be your go-to knowledge source for corporate and business video production. Every ten weeks, I create an index of the previous posts.

Do you need to make a corporate video on a budget?

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Do you need to make a corporate video on a budget? While sitting in Nano Brew on West 25th Street, sipping a Gose the Gosarian , a producer friend of mine said, “We wasted so much time today. You should write a blog that tells people how to get the most out of us.”. Mr. Gosarian is delicious.” I said out loud. My friend, who shall remain nameless, smiled at me. You know, the kind of smile that acknowledges weirdness. Then he said, “I just feel bad about them wasting money on us sitting around.”.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actor Demos

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Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actors. If you are a voice actor looking for B2B jobs, this post offers you an insider’s perspective on creating a professional B2B demo that will reach the client. If you are a marketing or training professional, consider these Pro-Tips as background information to aid you in the process of choosing the “right” voice for your upcoming video or training course.

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Can I make a video that reaches three target audiences?

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Can I make a video that reaches three target audiences? If you are in a marketing or training role, have you ever had a conversation like this? Manager: “We need a video that will appeal to everyone (employees, customers, and shareholders).”. You: “OK. Have you considered making three videos that target each of those audiences?”. Manager: “Yes, but we only have the budget for one video.”.

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Now Is The Time For You To Know The Truth About Notepad

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Now Is The Time For You To Know The Truth About Notepad. Notepad is our friend. … is one of my professional mottos. In 16+ years as a writer, I’ve consistently promoted this handy little tool (free with Windows!). Why is Notepad our friend? Great question! Found within Windows Accessories, Notepad is a basic text editor, period. No frills, no formatting, no layout – none of that. Doesn’t sound too useful, you say? For writing documents, you’re correct.

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Wardrobe? What should I wear on camera?

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Wardrobe? What should I wear on camera? If you are a marketing manager, training professional, or business owner and you need to make a video, then this blog post is for you. Wardrobe” is a performing arts term that refers to costumes, shoes, undergarments, hats, and personal props such as gloves, jewelry, etc. wiki ). In our business video production world, we are generally talking about the clothing that you wear on camera.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

How Do I Hire Voice-over Talent for Video or eLearning? Can I Narrate?

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How Do I Hire Voice-over Talent for Video or eLearning? Can I Narrate? If you you need to make a training video or an eLearning course and have identified voice-over narration as the method to tell your story, then this blog post is for you. We always suggest using professional voice actors, also known as voice talent, voiceover artists, or VO talent. A seasoned pro brings years of practice and mastery that leads to a smooth, articulate recording that will elevate the perception of your brand.

How do you scout locations for a business video shoot?

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How do you scout locations for a business video shoot? Scout locations for your next corporate video shoot with these eight Pro-Tips, especially if you are a marketing manager, training professional, or business owner. Searching for the right place to record video is vital to a successful production. Even though Scout Locations is #11 on my pre-production checklist , it’s just as valuable as the other items and should not be overlooked in the interest of time or budget.

What’s a Call Sheet?

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What’s a Call Sheet? In corporate video production, the call sheet is an agenda for the day. It includes report times, location addresses, plans for meals, and relevant contact information for everyone involved that day, and it can include shot and prop lists. Whether you are a marketing manager, training professional, or business owner, the call sheet will help you plan out an entire day of video production.

Questions to Ask SMEs for Branching Scenarios

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When you create branching scenarios, you probably work with SMEs. They’re the ones with the expertise, after all. However, sometimes it can be a struggle to get good stories and concrete details from SMEs.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

Build a Branching Scenario in Google Forms

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While tailor-made tools like Twine may be easier for building branching scenarios, it’s possible to use a survey tool like Google Forms. Most survey tools have the option to jump to different questions or sections based on responses.

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