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4 Things Sales Enablement Specialists Should Prioritize in 2020


As sales enablement evolves, sales enablement specialists must develop their strategies to keep pace with change. With that in mind, here are four resolutions for sales enablement specialists to focus on in 2020. . Sales enablement specialists should embrace revenue enablement tactics.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? What are some of the primary and secondary functions that a business expects from a learning consultant? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning.

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The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. These days, the aim is to provide the best solution in a well-defined niche. Let’s explore and then I’ll introduce you to some illustrative examples of how this “specialist” movement is expanding traditional LMS boundaries.

Onsite Training: An Ideal Solution for Any Size Company 


Training specialist. Not only will this company provide the space needed for the training, but they will provide a specialist to run the training. A good place to start is consulting with a learning management system provider.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. And interestingly, now that volume-based SaaS licensing has energized the extended enterprise LMS market, employee training solutions are following suit.

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Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. As a result, we should be ready to help organizations adopt virtual learning solutions and integrate them into their workflows. Here are five ways you can make a difference now: • Emphasize Strategic, Short-Term Solutions. Could a near-term solution help set the stage for a more fundamental shift?

Managed Learning Services – Time To Re-invent Your Training Function


Managed Learning Service enables both purchase and administration of all training activities for a client organization by an external specialist (Managed Service Provider) in an outsourced mode.

Digital Learning:A Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Rollout

Learning Wire

A new digital learning solution can take several months to put in place. When Marie-Loup is rolling out a solution that is equal parts technology and training, there are three main steps: kickoff , build , and launch. solution specifications (pathways, web design, etc.).

Learning Analytics: Big Demand, But Bigger Challenges?

Talented Learning

But in today’s tight talent market, finding specialists with the right skill set can be time-consuming and costly. It’s imperative for learning specialists to develop stronger data fluency, so they can effectively frame metrics, manage data measurement and help interpret results.

Are You Overlooking Today’s Hottest Corporate Learning Trend?

Talented Learning

After all, learning practitioners are widely known for saying they want to consult more deeply with business leaders, align with strategic objectives and even earn a seat at the executive table. All of these solutions are proven and reliable. Perhaps it’s just me.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous market research, our consulting interactions with countless LMS buyers and sellers and more than 20 years of experience we’ve accumulated in the learning industry. 12 LMS Specialists Are On Fire.

4 Corporate LMS Flavors: Which Do You Choose?

Talented Learning

If you’ve been following the news and analysis from Talented Learning, you know that the thriving 2016 LMS market is comprised of almost 700 vendors, whose solutions can be grouped unequally and imperfectly into corporate, academic, association and continuing education type LMSs.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

17 Specialists Steal Even More Spotlight. Among the more than 700 vendors participating in today’s LMS marketplace, we continue to see a wave of learning solutions designed to solve “niche” business challenges. What budget parameters makes sense?

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Assessing Organizational Readiness for Change in Your Business

Epilogue Systems

As an example, consider a business that wants to shift its filing storage system from physical documents to a digital filing solution to store client data. Clerks and IT specialists can learn more about the software required through meetings, training, support, and reference material.

Assessing Organizational Readiness for Change in Your Business

Epilogue Systems

As an example, consider a business that wants to shift its filing storage system from physical documents to a digital filing solution to store client data. Clerks and IT specialists can learn more about the software required through meetings, training, support, and reference material.

How to Choose Between an eLearning Agency, Freelancer or Full-time Employee

eLearning Architect

We probably understand these terms in our own way, so let me provide a quick breakdown of how I would describe each before we drill down into the meat of the article: Agency: A company with several employees, who creates custom eLearning solutions for clients.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

” At every turn, new issues, opportunities and solutions have been vying for the market’s attention. We explore real-world solutions in-depth with one of today’s foremost gamification experts, Dr. Karl Kapp. What budget parameters makes sense?

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Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. 4) Measurability – Open source solutions have robust reporting capabilities that support a variety of extended enterprise use cases. And they usually prefer commercial solutions. Examples of successful solutions.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

Ever since cloud technology burst onto the scene a decade ago, hundreds of new learning solutions have entered the market. These are mostly “specialist” platforms. Access Group Acquires Unicorn, UK’s Leader in Learning Technology Solutions. New year. New decade.

BLOG: Is It OK To Like 'Blended Learning' Again?

Unicorn Training

Consumer Credit is just one area we are working with leading financial services consulting and training specialists FSTP on in bringing a more targeted and streamlined approach to compliance for FCA regulated firms. the blog Philippa writes: “The blended approach has improved beyond expectations over time, and solutions, using both the classroom and virtual delivery methods, have rightly earned their place and are a must in any annual L&D programme for all organisations.”

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Although the list isn’t exhaustive, it is based on my experience with hundreds of LMS solutions I track and dozens of recent purchasing opportunities I’ve managed. 1) Specialists Steal Even More Spotlight. Specialists now rule the LMS world.

Content Marketing: What Every Learning Practitioner Needs to Know

Talented Learning

In a world where time and budgets aren’t endless (much less audience attention) this is an important question for every organization to address. By Miranda Miller , Consultant, By Kim Flaherty , User Experience Specialist.

Employee-generated learning: What you need to know


With L&D budgets getting smaller and the demand for fresh materials that are up to date with market developments, a new current is on the rise. The sensible and easy solution to this is employee-generated learning. The new role of L&D specialists.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. If your approach is methodical and coherent, it’s easy to get budget authorization.

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Equality & Diversity: Still a Difficult Formula to Resolve for Many Organisations


Established in 2002 as a specialist business, Equality Matters provides consultancy and training for organisations large and small to embed equality and diversity in policies, procedures, business practices and people development.

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Five things you must do when you first meet your client

Clive on Learning

Most of the difficulties encountered in the design, development and delivery of a learning solution arise because commitments were made to a client at an early stage which either could not realistically be met or which would not provide the client with the answer to the problem they were facing.

LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

Over the past two years as an independent LMS selection consultant, I’ve helped dozens of buyers use RFPs to buy the best solution for their organization. The internet is full of LMS RFP templates from consultants and analysts, as well as vendors themselves.

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LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

I have now formally reviewed 125 of the potential 700 learning management solutions available in the world. Later, I moved into high-end LMS sales for 13 years — specializing in solutions for corporate extended enterprise and associations. It’s the best way to find an ideal solution.

The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

Change 1: From events to processes: It is, of course, still commonplace for learning solutions to be delivered in a single hit, whether in the classroom or as a piece of interactive content. Often that solution will not be the one the client had in mind when they put in the call.

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How To Create Successful Video Training Content (A Case Study)

TechSmith Camtasia

Organization: SoftwareONE Industry: IT Service Management Challenges: Cost, resources, updating training materials, scalability, creation, time to market, multi-language training Solution: Create and share video training content with TechSmith Camtasia and Snagit.

How to Select Your E-Learning Provider


There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to corporate training, so you need to find the provider that will meet your specific needs and help you achieve your company’s goals. Last but not least, it is important to have a set budget for your corporate training.

In-House Upskilling: Is Amazon’s Strategy a Smart Move?

Talented Learning

One in three Amazon employees will engage in upskilling to become more technically proficient in their current position – whether they’re a marketing professional, business analyst, warehouse supervisor or coding specialist. For example, consider human resources specialists.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

Aaron Olney, VP Sales and Marketing at eLogic Learning teamed up with me to share our best advice, based on what we’ve learned from a combined 40 years, 2000+ sales opportunities and $100,000,000-worth of selling and buying LMS solutions. #1 What budget parameters makes sense?

LMS Vendor Eyes Only: 10 Tips to Boost Sales

Talented Learning

I know because I spent 13 years selling learning management solutions. years, I have leveraged that software sales experience as an independent LMS selection consultant. If you are a generalist, you will generally lose to specialists!

So, Your Payroll Is Broken, Now What?

Bluewater Learning

A manager who quit without notice to go marry her long-distance boyfriend in Germany; the specialist who was let go for embezzling funds; a company being bought by a foreign entity that has no idea how to pay the employees, the list goes on. Allow them to be a part of the solution.