8 Advantages of Hiring an eLearning Consultant

KnowledgeAnywhere

Hiring a skilled eLearning consultant is an alternative approach that can save your business time and money in the long run. Although hiring an eLearning consultant may cost you more at the onset of the project, you will quickly come to find that it was well worth the investment when you see the outcome of the virtual training courses produced. Learn from the eLearning consultant you hire. Hire an eLearning Consultant Today.

Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

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. If you’re a freelancer or consultant, you should join our weekly calls. At the time, starting a business wasn’t even on my radar. Every business needs a website.

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Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. As they advance in their careers and seek roles requiring leadership and higher-level communications skills, their development needs will likely not be met by ESL or Business English programs. Leadership Development business english multicultural leadership

Diversity Is Learning’s Business

CLO Magazine

It wasn’t until the late 1980s and early 1990s that some American businesses took a serious look at diversity in the workplace. Jennifer Brown, CEO of diversity consulting firm Jennifer Brown Consulting, said diversity training started primarily as anti-harassment training designed to protect companies against civil rights lawsuits. Doug Harris, CEO at consulting firm Kaleidoscope Group, said it’s important to do more than just educate people.

Your WordPress LMS Freelance Business Transformation with Matt Inglot

LifterLMS

Learn about how you can build your WordPress LMS freelance business transformation with Matt Inglot in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris and Matt talk about ways recurring value is key in online course businesses to generate recurring revenue.

Learning From the World’s Biggest Brands, How to Consult, and Scaling Up a Niche Course Subscription Platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync

LifterLMS

Learning from the world’s biggest brands, how to consult, and scaling up a niche course subscription platform with Gary Fox of WP Slide Sync in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Gary is a course creator for voice-over artists, and you can find his courses on GravyForTheBrain.com. You can find voice-over in ads, movies, and presentations everywhere. It was founded by a guy called Hugh Edwards and he’s actually a voice director.

How the Smart Small Business Keeps Its Best People

Mindflash

The include employees’ talents, values, interests and career aspirations in their discussions; employees have a voice in their career direction. Online Training business goals e-learning Human Resources training

How to Build a Strong Sales Training Program for your Business

LearnUpon

It’s about them fully understanding your customers and their problems, knowing how to talk to them, and offering real insight into how your business can actually help them. As a business, you should strive to be in the first group – exceeding expectations. You need to give your sales team the tools they need to take a consultative, partner building approach. . If not properly communicated, this can lead your business down the wrong path.

Describe what you do

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

” Maggie Halpin “I design and develop education and training to enable someone to do/say something they were unable to do beforehand, usually in a business setting to achieve the goals of the business or address an issue or opportunity. ” Cornelis Kranendonk “I am the voice of the learner.” A week ago I asked the question on LinkedIn “how would you describe to a family member what it is you do?”

Learning Analytics: Big Demand, But Bigger Challenges?

Talented Learning

It’s also about identifying relevant, useful data and applying it consistently to improve business practices and results, over time. Taylor, these results reflect a continued shift towards the improvement of L&D business practices. At the same webinar, we also asked participants, “How do you analyze learning behaviors and business impact?” Many told us that they want to demonstrate how training initiatives contribute to business performance.

Content Marketing: What Every Learning Practitioner Needs to Know

Talented Learning

I hand-picked this collection of posts because I think they’re particularly useful for anyone involved in offering educational content to customers, business partners, suppliers, association members or even employees. 5 Keys to Developing a Strong Tone of Voice in Your Content Marketing. Too often, brands overlook brand “voice” as a differentiator. By Miranda Miller , Consultant, Miranda-Miller.com.

JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. He distills lessons from cognitive science, social networking, business strategy, futures research, and psychology to boost sales, improve customer service, and spark innovation. Jay is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School. The business manager is the arbiter.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. Learnnovators: To quote Charles Jennings, “there’s a ‘conspiracy of convenience’ between many learning & development managers and business managers, which serves as a barrier to effective L&D operations.” It seems that few people in business want to actually analyze why something went wrong.

How to Win with Video for Small Businesses

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts can be fantastic marketing content for small businesses—they’re cheap, easy to do and can provide a great return on investment. A brilliant example of this is the WordPress Guide to Small Businesses. Here, using easy-to-follow video tutorials and links to articles and resources, the folks over at Simply Business simplify the daunting process of setting up a website. The post How to Win with Video for Small Businesses appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

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Do We Have the Skills to Build eLearning Internally?

ThinkingKap Solutions

Is there a business need for eLearning? Typically, they’ve come back later and asked us to find them professional voice talent. To be fair, we’ve also been pleasantly surprised in a few cases to find an exceptional voice – you never know. Just keep in mind that amateur voice-over can be painful to listen to. Engaging narration is more than just a good sounding voice. Consulting

Let’s get back to basics

Good To Great

It’s been a while since I wrote about language and tone of voice. But since entering the world of business communications, I’ve been converted. That’s why I was really interested by the results of a study by language consultancy The Writer. There’s no second list of the words most commonly used in spoken business situations, for example. But anyone who knows me well knows that this is a pet subject of mine. I love words, and I love writing.

Measurement Matters: 3 Data Analytics Lessons to Remember

Talented Learning

Since the start of the digital age, we’ve all been swimming in business data. Even before data-based measurement became widespread , I saw its value at work in dozens of different business scenarios. In this case, the “north star” metric emerged only after a series of long and intense brainstorming sessions with customers , employees and business partners. Not so long ago, the road to business intelligence was tedious and expensive.

101: Don’t Leave the Learner Behind

Cinecraft

Most learners are busy, not just at work but in their personal lives as well. What business units need to take this training? The message should come from a leader in the specific business unit or job family and reinforce the importance of the training to learners’ role. I encourage you to speak up and voice your recommendations rather than simply taking orders. Blog eLearning audience consulting learner skill development

4 Leadership Myths Holding You Back

KnowledgeCity

Natural intelligence, education and technical expertise is no longer enough to be a great leader in today’s business world. Of all the leadership myths, coaches and consultants are most notorious for advocating “fake it ‘til you make it” to build confidence. It could be that your team doesn’t feel safe to voice their concerns, admit mistakes or confess they are struggling.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

2 The Business Benefits of xAPI – with Mike Rustici of Watershed. And what business benefits should you expect when educating customers or others outside of your organization? Mike Rustici , one of the chief architects behind xAPI, talks about how this emerging standard is redefining learning measurement and advancing training initiatives for businesses in all industries. #1 1 Gamification and Learning in Business – with Karl Kapp.

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LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

It’s also because I’m a fiercely independent analyst and LMS selection consultant and it’s my job to know what’s happening among the hundreds of vendors who are pushing the boundaries of LMS innovation. Of course, I jumped at the chance to learn and add my voice to the very distinguished mix! This kind of feedback is vital to link learning activity with business outcomes and inform ongoing program improvement.

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Myths, publishers, and confusion

Clark Quinn

So, one question raised is why ask practitioners to change, why aren’t we challenging the businesses? But they didn’t consult me on it ;). There’s no provision to not say things that are contrary to their business interests. And, yes, there are voices that cry out for the tools. I try to be a consistent voice for science in our practice. There are others who echo that voice (see Mythbusters here ).

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What’s Your Character’s Goal?

Experiencing eLearning

Think about the business need. Most of the time, people don’t cheerfully voice their goals like Cindy in the above image. I wouldn’t say that goal directly in the scenario, but the choices she makes (like consulting HR for help) would reflect that goal.

LMS IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES, Part 1: The Plan

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    Defining expectations is crucial because those expectations are the scaffolding that binds the learning program goals to measurable business goals,” said Ramaswamy.     Business goals can be vast in scope. by Ann Crane.

Podcast 28: How Tasty Is Your Product Training? – With Mike Martin, CLO of SAP Litmos

Talented Learning

In this case, that starts with enabling people to navigate through the Litmos tool and set it up the way they need to, so it works for their business use case. We use Adobe After Effects and Premiere with animations and voice-overs. Or can they share that distinction to demonstrate value within your broader business ecosystem? How can you drive lasting business value through continuous customer education? . How to build a convincing business case.

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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT: LMS Implementation Strategies, Part 1

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    Defining expectations is crucial because those expectations are the scaffolding that binds the learning program goals to measurable business goals,” said Ramaswamy.     Business goals can be vast in scope. by Ann Crane.

JANE HART – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Jane has been advising businesses for over 25 years, and currently focuses on helping organizations and learning professionals modernize their approaches to workplace learning – not just by updating their training practices but by enabling and supporting continuous learning.

From Corporate Employee to Branding Web Design Small Business Owner with Pricing and Marketing Expert Clare Fielder

LifterLMS

Learn about the journey from corporate employee to branding web design small business owner with pricing and marketing expert Clare Fielder in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. I see so many small businesses apply.

Introducing Episode 5 of our Soft Skills Series: Leadership in the Digital Era

Learning Wire

An educator, business researcher, strategy consultant and author, Amit Mukherjee is a respected voice in the business community and recognized leadership expert. Digital transformation is revolutionizing the workplace—and leadership with it.

Podcast: Build your Social Media Presence with Barb Smith

Learningtogo

If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours. You’re looking at a sample of Barb’s work right now – she’s my web designer and social media consultant and I recommend her every time I get the chance. How do I find my “voice” and what should I talk about?

Barb Smith – Build your Social Media Presence

Learningtogo

If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours. You’re looking at a sample of Barb’s work right now – she’s my web designer and social media consultant and I recommend her every time I get the chance. How do I find my “voice” and what should I talk about? Listen to Podcast: [link].

Dealing With Client Disappointment

LearnDash

Whether you sell elearning courses, instructional designer services, or other forms of consulting, there will inevitably be a time when you come across client or customer who just is not happy. Your knee-jerk response to clients and customers who are voicing displeasure is probably going to be your worst response. It isn’t productive for you, them, or your business. Last, remember that for every person that voices displeasure you have many more who are happy.

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Coming Soon! LearningBinge.com: A story of serendipity meets learning conference

Learningtogo

We’re building new courses right now, targeting corporate training specialists and leaders, educators, teachers, college professors, business leaders, spiritual leaders, even parents. Financial planning for the independent consultant. Perfecting your voice for training voice over and classroom delivery. About a year ago I started talking about a “brain matters academy” that would be dedicated to helping learning professionals develop their skills.

Don’t Frustrate Users With Gaps in Your Product Experience

General Assembly

Encountering any gaps in the product-experience loop is frustrating to the user and these points of friction jeopardize your businesses. The success of a product, and a business, can depend on it. Lynn Shostack’s 1984 Harvard Business Review article on measuring and improving the processes and services the bank delivered. The value to your business in reducing costs or generating new revenue. business-strategy ux product-management user-experience product-development

Grammar Phobic or Grammar Guru? Writing Rules to Use or Ignore

Mindflash

When it comes to business writing, it seems most of us fall into one of two general categories – Grammar Phobics or Grammar Gurus. . Embrace: Writing in an Active Voice. One of the biggest writing pet peeves I hear about is the use of passive voice.

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Learning Pool Labs Saves the World

Learning Pool

HT2 are true pioneers in learning technologies, with a well-earned reputation for creating leading-edge learning solutions that use modern technology to deliver innovative business outcomes. Think voice, vision and more… How to Save L&D. Kerry Simpson, Solutions Consultant .

What’s Your Character’s Goal?

Experiencing eLearning

Think about the business need. Most of the time, people don’t cheerfully voice their goals like the character below. I wouldn’t say that goal directly in the scenario, but the choices she makes (like consulting HR for help) would reflect that goal. In Protagonists Should Be Like Your Learners , I mentioned some critical elements to creating a scenario for learning: Protagonist or main character. That character’s goal. The challenges that character faces.