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Blogging to Build Your Business

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I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging. I started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. At the time, starting a business wasn’t even on my radar. Blogging Platforms.

Leveraging Your Blog to Create a Course

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You spent a lot of time creating your blog posts, why not leverage that hard work to create your course? One of the best ways to determine if your course idea is worthwhile is to start a blog around that particular subject first. As you write on the subject you will start to see whether or not people are interested in the topic by looking at your things like your site traffic stats and most popular blog posts. LearnDash started as a simple two-page blog.

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Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

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The LMS market is heating up by the day for past many months now and it looks like it is going, more or less, as predicted by Bersin & Associates about 6 months back – The LMS market: hotter than ever. I list below a list of top 13 blogs (in alphabetical order) that we follow for LMS (and learning technology): ALearning. Bersin & Associates – The Business of Talent. E-Learning 24/7 Blog. eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time.

Blogging For Your Business – What Do You Know About It?

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Do you know what the big problem is with online marketing techniques? That’s because online marketing is still evolving rapidly and that means practices are changing faster than the conventional wisdom is. That’s true of most online marketing practices, but it applies doubly to blogging. Not so long ago, blogging was niche. But blogging has come into the light and younger generations are. Blogging is a lot of work. Blogging isn’t cost-effective.

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saturated market, we’ve designed. investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. Google AI Blog (2014), ‘A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images’ 4 Give Your Video. As a busy L&D professional, you want to spend more.

Best Customer Education Blogs: 25 Must-Reads for Learning Professionals

Talented Learning

Which blogs offer the best advice about customer education practices, strategies and technologies? But with such phenomenal recent growth in the customer experience market, there is no obvious answer. That’s not just a gut reaction – it’s a business reality. The sheer volume of solutions that define the broader marketing technology landscape has ballooned from only 150 in 2011 to nearly 7000 this year, according to Scott Brinker at ChiefMartec.com.

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

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Workers suddenly have the power to choose what they want to focus on, what they are passionate about (within the limits of the business of course). Blog this! Measuring Project Success: Thoughts for the Training Professional → Download Free Whitepaper The Top 10 Pitfalls of End User Training – and How to Avoid Them Given the current state of the economy, businesses large and small are looking for ways to improve productivity while maintaining quality.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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Lessons from Marketers – Introducing a new short blog series

Unicorn Training

Insofar as dealing with problems such as a diverse audience; disparate geographical location; and the challenge of getting people to take action, L&D and marketing have a lot more in common than you might think.And the similarities don’t stop there – we’re not just talking about getting appropriate material out to the right people (and let’s not forget that at least some of what’s circulated by training department is mandatory – not so with marketing collateral!),

BLOG: #UTGForum updates

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For most regulatory training first priority is senior managers - they're responsible for setting culture of business and they need to be able to discuss and ask questions, which is where F2F comes in.If A significant attack undermines fundamental level of trust between a corporate and their customers.Any cyber resilience strategy has to be fundamentally linked to business strategy - by focussing on that can drill down on the most critical stuff that needs protecting. MORNING!So

Not Everyone is a Social Customer | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Not Everyone is a Social Customer by Paul on February 11, 2011 in Development Tools , customer service , social learning A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog about the need to train your clients on the various methods of…training. Thierry de Baillon , cofounder of Socialearning Consulting, takes this stance in a recent blog post. Blog this!

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Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years. Blog this! Ive worked in sales and marketing with various organizations, including 3M, the Minnesota Timberwolves, Ionix Medical, and the Itasca Project.

Rx for SMEs | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS?

Email Marketing Best Practices for Online Educators

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You want to build your email lists to better market your online course offerings. Email is one of the oldest and most reliable forms of marketing on the Internet, yet somehow, it is simultaneously the easiest to get wrong, while also being the easiest to get right. Almost anyone you talk to about email marketing will quickly begin to complain about the flood of marketing emails that won’t go away no matter how much they unsubscribe. Build a marketing list.

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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. will increasingly have a role in all facets of modern business, and particularly modern business learning. Blog this!

3 Sectors That Have Benefited Most from Learning Management Systems (guest blog)

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Learning management systems are becoming quite popular both in an academic setting or in a business environment. It is not surprising to see the education industry as the leading market for learning management systems. A learning management system example for ICT helps enterprises evaluate the effectiveness of their programs as well as gauge the learning performance of their employees, allowing them to map results and make strategic business-critical decisions.

The Temporary Staffing Revolution | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Temporary Staffing Revolution by Paul on December 28, 2010 in Temporary staffing A few weeks ago, I grabbed coffee with a long-time family friend that happens to be a training developer. Business confidence is still extremely low. Businesses are increasingly organizing around shorter-term projects. Depends on the market. Blog this!

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives. Blog this! When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read. Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. While some activities such as breakout groups, team presentations, and in-depth case studies are still good ways to encourage collaboration in the learning environment, incorporate new activities which support technology integration and social learning such as a team blog or web-based project portal. Blog this!

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Power of Your Network by Michael on February 9, 2011 in customer service , marketing , sales , social learning Whether it is building our LinkedIn Contacts or Followers on Twitter, gathering Friends on Facebook or Yammering with our fellow work teams, the buzz of “networking” is always present. Your business networks can be your most valuable resources! Blog this!

#Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Blog Book Tour Recap

Kapp Notes

The blog book tour for The Gamification of Learning and Instruction has come to an end. On the Forbes blog, Jeanne Meister ( Future Workplace ) provides examples of companies using games for learning in her article Gamification: Three Ways To Use Gaming For Recruiting, Training, and Health & Wellness. More of the right way to do gamification was expressed in my interview with Joe Dager of Business901:Implementing Leaning Marketing Systems. Games are Serious Business.

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? link] Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? Blog this! Train Your Client On Training → Download Free Whitepaper The Top 10 Pitfalls of End User Training – and How to Avoid Them Given the current state of the economy, businesses large and small are looking for ways to improve productivity while maintaining quality. Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Moving from Teacher to Facilitator by Michael on January 25, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Facilitation , Informal Learning , Training Development As a leader and teacher in the classroom and online for over 15 years, I still face the challenge of making content “real” for learners. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! I find your blog page quite interesting.

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Learning from The King’s Speech by Jolene on February 26, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning , social learning With the Academy Awards coming up, one of the most talked about movies this month must be The King’s Speech, which I finally saw this weekend. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

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Especially when it comes in the form of questions from readers of the blog and various followers on my social media channels. Q : I am curious on why Cornerstone On Demand, Saba and SumTotal do not appear in your top twenty lists even though they appear on other sites as the best products in the market. WebEx has been around forever which doesn’t hurt from a marketing or biz standpoint. There are a lot of issues in the current state of the LMS market.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? In her guest blog post on LEEF blog , Koreen Olbrish , CEO at Tandem Learning, outlines several theories that justify games and simulations as learning strategies, including these: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow Theory. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

The ELearning Business Types or How to Enter the ELearning Market

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Not surprisingly, the markets of online education and training are tremendously growing. According to the Strategic Assessment and Forecast 2017-2022, the global eLearning market is expected to reach $275.10 billion by 2022 (by comparison, in 2014 the size of the market was $165,36 billion). Blog articlesIt’s not so far in the dim distant past that no one thought of studying online, now it is hard to come by a person who has never taken an online course.

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Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. And I’m increasingly impressed by the quality of content in some LMS blogs. For smart vendors, a blog is not another way to manipulate you with product marketing messages or achieve keyword dominance in search engines. The Totara blog is one reason why.

Business of eLearning – Trends for 2014

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So I have tried to put together how the business of elearning might behave in 2014. World-a heterogeneous market: eLearning has different drivers in different geographies, and this is what I see happening basis our conversations with customers and prospects across the globe: US/Europe -Fairly mature markets. This should again be a business driver in 2014 – requiring changes both at the LMS and content levels, and some niche programming and analytical skills as well.

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Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap

Kapp Notes

The first week of the blog book tour has ended and it has been a fantastic week with informative blog posts, information and opinions about gamification and even a bit of controversy. The week opened with a posting of the tour stops on the Learning Circuit’s Blog and the Kapp Notes blog and then introduced everyone to the Facebook page for the book and then the discussion really ramped up with Jane Bozarth talking about the how the book takes a common sense look at the subject.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. > If you believe that an e-Learning blog worths to be included in this list please write a comment with a link to the blog. Hi everybody, thank you for blog links.

The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support by Jolene on January 21, 2011 in Informal Learning , eLearning , mobile learning , performance support In his blog post Social Learning and the Exobrain , Simon Bostok (prolific and thought-provoking blogger at Hypergogue ), declares: The smart people in learning have been talking about shifting pretty much everything to Performance Support.

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Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Years ago, while interning for a social media marketer, I was taught the value of social media to engage and attract business. Today social media marketing has changed from meme generation, to promoted posts and tweets, image ads, and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns on big name social media sites. So here are the facts, if you want to market your association to millennials, make it social. Let us know and we’ll cover them in a future blog post.

How online learning is applied in the workplace (blog series)

eFront

We are often asked about how learning technologies, such as the eFront LMS, can be applied in the workplace so we recently put together a series of blog posts to explain the concept: Part I: Customer service : Offering customer service training to employees has been shown to drive sales and give businesses a strong competitive advantage. This is why it is imperative that businesses invest in quality programs.

Local Business Video Marketing – 2020 Guide, Strategies, Statistics

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Local business video marketing is one of the most effective ways to engage with a local target audience. An excellent video marketing campaign will generate highly relevant and qualitative leads and improve your brand’s awareness in a local community. Most importantly, an effective local business video marketing campaign will help you improve your sales performance and customer base quicker than any other digital media strategy. Marketing is a numbers’ game!