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Why Your Online Training Programs Should Focus on Developing “Soft Skills”

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What Are Soft Skills? Soft skills allow us to connect with other people. For example, communication is a crucial soft skill. This ability may not be as easy to test as “hard skills” like mathematics or programming, but communication is essential to a functioning workplace. When you bring an employee in for an interview, your company is often evaluating their soft skills. Can they stay positive during a stressful situation? Can they arrive on-time and fully prepared?

Active Learning Is Essential to Your Online Training Courses

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Imagine two different classes. In the first, the teacher leads debates, asks intriguing questions, and assigns collaborative group projects. In the second, you are expected to sit, listen, take notes, and take tests. Which class would you rather enroll in? For many people, the first class wouldn’t just be a more engaging experience. It would tap into the power of “active learning” to help them retain more information in the long run.

5 Tips for Successful Employee Training for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

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Regular training sessions offer incredible benefits for businesses and individual employees. A strong training program can improve worker performance, boost employee satisfaction, and provide a better experience for customers.

Improve the impact of your Learning Management System for your Franchise Network

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Improve the impact of your Learning Management System for your Franchise Network Your Learning Management System (LMS) can be a powerful learning center, whether for product knowledge, sales development, operations, compliance and as a part of your blended training.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Using Technology So We Can Put Down Technology

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Technology and all the ways we use it has made us all impatient and left suffering from technology deficit disorder, TDD. Is that even a thing? Technology allows us to no longer have idle time. You see it at stop lights, waiting in line to order lunch, before a movie starts, waiting for the bus…it’s everywhere. It’s also while people are driving, walking, riding a bike, on a skateboard and I’m sure soon when you’re surfing. I guess doing one thing just isn’t enough.

Introducing Shed Talks with Doug Mark

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Introducing Shed Talks with Doug Mark, LearningZen President

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Presenting Content Infographic

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Presenting Content Infographic I recently created a free account with Prezi to see if I can incorporate content created with Prezi into my eLearning courses. While searching their blog I came across this infographic that talks about presenting to different types of learners.

Shed Talks - Love the One You're With

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Shed Talks - Love the One You're With

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Tips To Engage Your Employees in Online Training

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Tips To Engage Your Employees in Online Training Always emphasize the benefits and on-the-job applications of the online training session. Employees simply aren't going to be motivated to learn if they aren't aware of the real world value and benefits of the subject matter.

How Customer Education and Support Can Solve Each Other's Biggest Problems

Research shows that 48% of support inquiries at technology companies are “how-to” in nature. Rather than spending time triaging software issues or substantial customer problems, support teams are constantly providing customers with user tutorials. This eBook shares strategies on how you can preempt this problem.

How to Identify and Fill the Employee Skills Gap with Online Training

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How to Identify a Fill the Employee Skills Gap with Online Training What if you knew going in when you interviewed someone their strengths and weaknesses? It’s a question we often ask when we interview someone after all.

Shed Talks - Upselling

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Shed Talks - Upselling

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Introducing Shed Talks with Doug Mark, LearningZen President

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Top 5 Reasons to watch Shed Talks Coming in July we will be rolling out a new video series called Shed Talks. Why Shed Talks? Mostly because I’ll be doing a series of talks shot from the glory that is my shed.

Become a Better Writer Infographic

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Become a Better Writer Infographic I'm always looking for ways to improve my writing skills. Just recently I was told that journaling is a great way to gain confidence in writing. Then today I found an infographic from Custom-Writing.org; 15 Amazing Ways to Become a Better Writer Infographic.

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.

Traditional eLearning is Dead

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I’m here to talk to you about a serious topic. It’s a passing, a final resting, the long sleep…But it’s not a day for mourning, it’s a day for celebration! Let’s take a minute to think about how we learn and then a moment to reflect on how the people we are struggling to train also absorb training information. I bet it’s very different. What are you to do when you realize your method of training isn’t getting through to your audience? I’m here to talk about the death of traditional e-learning.

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LMS- What is it & Why should I care?

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LMS- What is it & Why should I care? A learning management system or ( LMS ) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of educational courses or training programs.

When You Should Invest in Training for Your Employees

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When You Should Invest in Training for Your Employees By Dave Wilcox, LearningZen CEO As a business owner or manager, it is important that you recognize when your employees may need training.

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Fuel Your Creativity Infographic

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Sometimes I have writer's block but more often than not I find myself having designer's block. Struggling with the best design to convey information to the student. I recently stumbled upon SlideStore 's infographic 20 Habits That Will Fuel Your Creativity and I am so glad I did!

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.

Know & Learn From Our Enemy!

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Know & Learn From Our Enemy! That's a mouth full of a title today, isn't it? Well, let's just get it out there and start with a scary four letter word. You all know what I mean YELP. Yes, today's blog post is all about reviews. Let's face it we all, and I mean all of us, live in a digital world.

The benefits of online training for a franchise network

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The benefits of online training for a franchise network The key for any great franchise system is the ability to duplicate a system across a broad territory. You want the customer to have the same experience whether they visit a location in Texas, California, New York or Guam.

LearningZen and iSpring Compatibility

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LearningZen and iSpring Compatibility Did you know that iSpring is compatible with LearningZen? If you are a current iSpring user looking for an LMS, check out the review from iSpring Solutions and then give us a call to see how we can help you with your online learning management system

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Benefits of using a Learning Management System

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Benefits of using a Learning Management System Online Training provided by a Learning Management System (LMS) is a valuable and cost effective way for managers and employees to obtain new and continuing education.

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.

Project Management for eLearning Collaboration

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Collaborating on creating eLearning content for your business can be tricky. Not everyone can work on the project at the same time or even the same place. There are many different Project Management platforms out there, the one we chose to use is Google Drive.

You Don't Have to be a Designer to Create Amazing Graphics

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If you post on behalf of a company on multiple social media platforms, you know it can become a challenge to consistently create new and interesting posts. As much as we want to just post the cute dog video that comes across your feed, we know it’s not the best practice (or at least not every day!).

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Is your office color scheme helping your productivity?

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Is your office color scheme helping your productivity? Organizations spend a lot of time coming up with the office color scheme to increase productivity but I don't know that they consider different color schemes depending on the type of work each department does.

4 Ways Using an LMS Will Improve Your Safety Training

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4 Ways Using an LMS Will Improve Your Safety Training Safety training is not only important for employees but also for guests visiting your organization.

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.

Gamification for Your Corporate Training?

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Gamification for Your Corporate Training? Gamification is such a hot topic and one that many organizations think about. Should we incorporate in our eLearning courses and how would we do this?

Have you tried Quizlet Diagrams?

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Have you tried Quizlet Diagrams? I love Quizlet and use it often for a review in my eLearning courses before someone takes a final exam. Quizlet just released a new feature called Diagrams.

eLearning and Millennials Infographic

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eLearning and Millennials Infographic If you're still unsure if you need to move your face to face training to an eLearning environment for your Millennial employees then you need to read OpenSesam e's inforgraphic "Why eLearning is Perfect for Millennials Infographic".

The Importance of Establishing a Strong Corporate Training Culture

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The Importance of Establishing a Strong Corporate Training Culture By Dave Wilcox, LearningZen CEO Most companies state that they want to build a culture that embraces training, but many fall short when it comes to following through on this goal.

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.

Things to Know Before You Get Started on Course Creation

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I'm always looking for tools or templates that help me get organized when I create an online course. eLearning Brothers just recently posted an eLearning Storyboard template that I'm excited to try out. This storyboard is a 8 step process that ensures you don't miss anything.

The 3 B’s of Training Content

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For the longest time creating training content meant one of two things. You built the content utilizing your subject matter expertise or bought the content containing someone else’s subject matter expertise. Building content was relatively affordable while buying content was extremely expensive.

The Importance of Compliance Training Infographic

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LearningZen is packing for the 2017 National Restaurant Association Show! Will you be in Chicago for the Show?

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We enjoy learning about everyone's organizations and catching up with clients and old friends. Come by and say hello, and let us show you how effective an online training system can be. We will be in Booth #7838 in the North Hall Do you need tickets to the show?

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