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Why Training Needs Video

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The shift has arrived, and video is King! You may or may not be shocked by this but not enough of us are creating video to help the people in our organizations.

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It’s All About the Brand, ‘Bout the Brand…

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Brands are all around us and at a glance we know what they mean and who they represent. They fit naturally and comfortably into our lexicon, instantly recognizable.

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Instructional Design is Not Dead!

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Despite rumors to the contrary, Instructional Design is not dead. . You may have noticed the many articles and blog posts stating that instructional design is dead, and by extension, so is the role of Instructional Designer.

6 Stupid Classroom Rules Learning Professionals Still Use

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In any classroom, presentation, webinar, or other formal learning environment – in order to encourage engagement and discovery, it’s all about first reaching the hearts and minds of the people in the session.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

Create Love in the Classroom

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(Originally created for Litmos blog 8/2016). Have you ever been in front of a group of training “captives”? They just aren’t feeling the love in the classroom?

6 Things to Remember to Prevent Your Training from Failing

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It’s a fact, some training efforts work and others fail. We’ve all been around the block a time or two and have participated and/or created our fair share of corporate training events. Some information sticks and others are forgotten about.

Simplicity in Learning

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There is beauty in simplicity. Simplicity speaks to us, captures our emotions, tells a story and in some cases propels us to act. L&D people, God love ‘em, are the embodiment of over-thinkers. The originators of the overly complex.

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Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

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You’ve just been informed that you’ve been signed up for “training” What is your immediate thought? Oh, crap. There goes my day. Maybe this time I’ll learn something. Maybe the training experience won’t be so bad. I always get something out of training sessions!

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Looking Up

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Ever been so busy you forgot to buy gas? Just too busy! Ever been so busy you can’t send a text message saying how busy you are? Ever been so busy that when you woke up for work it was dark, and now you look around and it’s dark again? Been there. .

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Why is Learning So Complicated?

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#Blimage on! How can the Mouse Trap Game relate to learning? Let’s discuss… When I read Steve Wheeler’s #Blimage challenge I knew I had to share and participate. Last week I posted the shout out to all of you to become involved.

Now What? 6 After Conference Tips

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Okay, you’ve just returned from ATD ICE 2015. The glow of the conference is fading as quickly as the warmth of the Orlando sun. Because we are Rebels, we aren’t just going to let all the inspiration and renewed passion sit in the bottom of our abused tote bags. Right?

Why This? Why Now? “Working Out Loud”

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Have you ever started working on a project only to find out that someone else in your organization is working on the same project?

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.

7 After Conference Ideas: Don’t Lose the Momentum!

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You’ve just returned from the end all, be all, of conferences. You plunked down cash with the hope of learning something new and meeting fabulous people. The glow of the conference is fading as quickly as the sun on the Rockies.

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The Biggest Myth in Building a Learning Culture

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“The millennial generation requires belonging to an organization where a strong learning culture is present.” ” . It’s common knowledge employees increasingly value a workplace that nurtures learning.

6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

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Last week I wrote about the “6 Stupid Classroom Rules Learning Professionals Still Use” Apparently I hit a nerve, but what’s important is we had some good debate. What was really exciting about the conversation was the lack of defensiveness.

Learning Rebel Book Review: The Social Leadership Handbook by Julian Stodd

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Recently I was asked to give a book “interview” and I could choose any book I wanted. I didn’t need to think twice, the choice was easy – The Social Leadership Handbook, by Julian Stodd.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

To “Kirkpatrick” or not to “Kirkpatrick”, that is the Question (or is it?)

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Here we go again. To “Kirkpatrick” or not to “Kirkpatrick”, that is the question. To be, or not to be, that is the question—. Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer.

5 Reasons I’m Geeky about Learning Design!

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My name is Shannon and I am geeky about Learning Design. . There I said it. Not only is L&D my chosen field, but it’s my passion. It’s a disease.

The Mystery of Inspiration

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You never know who or what will inspire you. Yep, I was inspired by a Super Bowl commercial. Made by Cadillac no less. 30 seconds of Steve Wozniak. The search for inspiration makes you look around (or “Look Up” as we talked in this post).

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More Curious Learning

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Original Post here. This revised post has additional resources to bring out your inner curiosity. Curiosity is the gateway to learning. Innate Curiosity, Challenge Conventional Thinking, Courage of Conviction.

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.

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Productivity

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Time for a productivity smack down! It’s Christmas! Well, not exactly Christmas in the traditional “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Christmas, but that other Christmas…Productivity Christmas! Otherwise known as “Back to School”!

Lesson from Edutech Australia? Planned Failure.

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Okay, I’m late. I was at Edutech last week, in glorious Brisbane Australia. Sunset on the Brisbane River. It was a real privilege to have been asked.

Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

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As part of our 2015 commitment to Kaizen and incremental improvements, it’s time to shift the gaze toward improving the “Learning Toolbox for the 21st Century”.

You Know You’re a Micromanager When…

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My dream is to work for a “micromanager” … said no one ever. In general these are the responses when asking people about what they desire in a positive working environment: I strive to be managed by someone who monitors my every move.

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The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

ATD 2016 It’s a Wrap! (PT3): Chris Coladonato

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To know Chris Coladonato is to be sucked up into a vortex of energy! She is one of the most curious people I know, which makes her perfect for the Learning Rebel family. If you recall being a Learning Rebel is all about three key attributes.

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For the Love of Learning

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I have just returned from the DevLearn 2014 conference in Las Vegas. I have unpacked, checked email, and now finally, taking time to reflect on my overall experience.

#ATD2015 It’s a Wrap, Part Three – Miranda Lee

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#ATD2015 It’s a Wrap: Where the Magic Happens. I was so happy to meet Miranda Lee. Talk about magic! Really it was serendipitous. You know, like the kind of serendipity that Jean Marrapodi talked about yesterday. Just like that.

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The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part One)

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My name is Shannon and I used to be a twitter chat addict. Seriously, it was nothing to participate on some level in no less than three twitter chats a week. All usually, “learning” related.

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.

Read. Learn. Grow.

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Regular readers know how I feel about feeding your curiosity. I’ve written blog posts about it, and I added “Feed Your Curiosity” segments into my new book. Being a Learning Rebel depends on you being innately curious about everything around you.

Breaking Up with “Yeah, but…”

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In the training world, it is not uncommon to hear: “Yeah, but…” and it’s time to put an end to this unhealthy relationship. It’s a relationship that is holding us back from success. It is holding us back from moving forward. It is holding us back from seeing the future.

ATD 2016 It’s a Wrap! (PT 4): David Smith

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ATD 2016 It’s a Wrap! Don’t Forget to Be Awesome! David Smith ( @dsvirtually ) and I have known each other for awhile now – we originally met via twitter! (Ah, Ah, the power of twitter a post for another day!) And he continues to be one of my favorite people.

Finding Your Purpose

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What is Your Greater Purpose? As most of you know, Learning Rebels hosts a reading group called #RebelliousReaders. Right now, we are winding down from reading “Work Out Loud” by John Stepper.

Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!