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How to Ask Better Training Questions

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The time has come to once again to discuss the art of, “How to ask better training questions?” ” (This post ran originally on my blog site for Litmos in January 2018. The content here has been updated.). Picture this: .

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The Lonely Training Needs Assessment

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What is it about a training needs assessment that makes learning professionals panic? Jump to the bottom of this post to enter to win this month’s book giveaway).

Time to Get on Board with Collaborative Learning

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Collaborative Learning is where it’s at and let’s allow technology to bring it home! A while back I wrote a post about technology being the great equalizer.

Creating Connections that Matter!

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Those of you who receive my newsletter, know I have been running a book giveaway the last week. The goal is to help us make connections matter. Be “ Super Connectors ” if you will. Jump to the bottom of this post to enter the giveaway).

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

7 Deadly Myths of Microlearning

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Why are these particular microlearning myths deadly? As you all know, I’ve been around this microlearning block a time or two. Here is a post I wrote on Microlearning being the “IT” buzzword.

How Content Curation Wins the Day

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. ( I originally wrote this post for my Litmos Blog – here ). When it comes to content curation, finding information on the internet is not the problem.

If Your Training Doesn’t Stick, You Need Microlearning

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It’s a story old as time… There is a need to roll out companywide sensitivity training, food safety training, or sexual harassment training, everyone must participate and it must stick. Being the good L&D person you are, you put together a training program.

ATD ICE 2018: It’s a Wrap Pt 4 – Heidi Matthews

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ATD ICE 2018 – It’s all about the sessions that speak to us. Jump down to the bottom to enter the May, ATD ICE 2018 “Wish You Were There” giveaway). Click here to read Part One with Mark Sheppard. Then here read Part Two with Krissy Richard. Finally read Part Three with Kate Pinto.

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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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How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

Let the Games Begin!

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In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, “Let the Games Begin!” ” I have already christened 2018 as “The Year of Discovery” and I have written before as to what “Discovery” looks like in the wild.

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What’s in My Conference Bag? ATD ICE 2018

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It’s 2018, What’s in my Conference Bag? Just want the good stuff? Scroll down for my top 10 tips for what to bring and what to do. Then, don’t miss out at the very bottom is my conference bag checklist and goal planner! .

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.

Microlearning: The Misunderstood Buzzword

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In case you’ve been under a rock the last year, Microlearning is THE new buzzword for training. Tony Bingham stood on the stage at ATD ICE 2017 and announced that we, as learning professionals, and as an industry best get off our collectives butts and get onboard. He gets a high-five from me.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

Tips to Discover Your Hidden Potential

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Jump to the bottom of this post to enter April’s Discover Your Hidden Potential Giveaway! Developing a mindset (about anything) is a tricky thing. We like our mindset the way it is. It’s familiar and comfy.

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2017 – The Year of Progress and Purpose

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Oh progress…oh purpose, wherefore art thou? Head to the bottom to go straight to the Book Giveaway! Well, here we are at the end of 2016. It’s about time for a fresh start. We are all tired of 2016 and the baggage that came with it.

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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?

It’s a Wrap! ATD ICE 2017: It’s All About Connections with Chris Coladonato

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Conferences are about building connections, and ATD ICE 2017 was no exception! . Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks since ATD ICE 2017 ( here’s my wrap-up post ) and I think Chris’s guest post here is even more relevant now that the dust has had a chance to settle.

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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.

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.

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.

Learning Activities that Matter

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It is time to move away from just movement…to learning activities that matter. We have all been there, done that…a well-intentioned trainer has you up playing musical chairs for apparently no other reason than to create movement.

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.

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

5 Tips to Re-Energize a Lifelong Learning Mindset

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Click here to jump to the Learning Rebels BIG AUDACIOUS giveaway. For many, the New Year often brings into focus the possibilities of a brighter future. We want to brighten our horizons, learn more, and to be better versions of ourselves. We cheer the New Year and write checks that we might not be ready to cash. Once the reality of January 2nd hits, some of us might not sure what direction to go in and our commitment to lifelong learning falters. Sound familiar? . It does to me.

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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.

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Guest Blogger, Mark Sheppard: Not Attending ATD ICE? The Backchannel Saves the Day

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ATD International Conference and Expo! In Orlando! In just 6 days! I’ll be there! Oh, shucks – you won’t be? I’m truly sorry to have missed you. Cue sad face). A close network friend of mine won’t be there either. Cue another sad face). But won’t he?

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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.

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.

ATD ICE 2018: It’s a Wrap, Krissy Richard

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ATD ICE 2018: It’s a WRAP! Jump to the bottom for the May ATD ICE super SWAG giveaway details). ATD ICE 2018 – Another one in the books. This would be #11 for me, and the experience never seems to grow old. I’d love to hear about your conference experience in the comments below.

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The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part Two)

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You all KILLED IT! Last week our conversation centered around the twitter chat. How twitter chats, in general, may be improved and I have to say the response was great. I loved having your voices added to the conversation, including those of some of chat moderators; an unanticipated bonus!

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”.

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.

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A Guide to Marketing Customer Training

Most customers are not required to take training. As such, it’s crucial to create a marketing campaign that engages your training audience and demonstrates the value of your courses.

#Blimage Challenge! Game On!

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So here I was, tra-la-la-ing through my Monday, minding my own business, when I saw this tweet from Steve Wheeler (UK @timbuckteeth ). So being curious, and looking for a reason to stop cleaning my office – I fell down the rabbit hole to read his post “Blimey, it’s #Blimage!”

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Workplace Learning: One World, Not Two

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Been buried under a stack of PowerPoint slides? Stuck in meetings? Conducting a training session? Then you missed it.

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?

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.

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.