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Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

Talented Learning

” A qualified business opportunity is knocking at your door! But preparing RFP responses can be brutal – especially if you blow it with unforced errors. I know, because I’ve been on both sides of the evaluation table. What’s Wrong With This RFP Response? Let’s briefly return to your business opportunity. You rally your team and spend many hours developing an RFP response. So why are you losing at the RFP stage?

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Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

If you’re hanging out indoors these days, why not check out a free webinar or two? It’s about the things leaders do to transform values into actions, vision into realities, and challenges into opportunities. In this webinar the facilitators will provide effective time-management techniques for you and your employees: The truth about multi-tasking. How do you move the discussion forward? Explore four techniques for delivering interactive webinars. Webinars

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LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

I thought I’d share some of the best “do’s and don’ts” from the recent sessions. LMS Demo Do’s. After receiving the vendor RFP responses and confirming we were only evaluating highly qualified partner options, we invited the four vendors in each opportunity onsite to present their company and solution. The best of the eight asked the audience to introduce themselves individually and reveal one thing most people don’t know about them. How do you measure that?

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

Continuing education is a big business. Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day. And if you don’t yet offer CEUs, what should you know before you take the plunge? Some CEU providers use commercial LMSs to manage their business, with varying levels of success. 3) Functional Gap.

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

But since the LMS market is on fire, you’ve probably been too busy to notice. I hope you’ve been too busy winning. This year, in addition to launching “The Talented Learning Show” podcast, writing 20 in-depth articles, hosting 5 webinars and developing several commissioned industry reports, we’ve been up to our eyeballs in an endless series of comprehensive LMS selection assignments. As you may know, this isn’t my first sales rodeo.

Your LMS criteria can make or break your buying process – here’s how to win

Docebo

Before you start writing your wish list, you have to ask yourself and your organization the right questions to land on the LMS that makes the most sense for your business’s goals, struggles, and desired future. Related: What you need to do to gain internal buy-in for a new LMS.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But I do believe the past can inform the future. But I’m more interested in top takeaways from business-minded learning professionals. If you follow Talented Learning , you know we share information and advice through multiple channels. RSVP FOR OUR JANUARY WEBINAR!

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Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

So let’s start with the elephant in the room… RSVP FOR OUR APRIL WEBINAR! Are you in the learning technology or content business ? Do your customers focus exclusively on employee training? As of today, they’re also in the extended enterprise learning business. Use this opportunity to fill gaps in your solution, so you’ll be prepared to pursue this high-growth market successfully. • Leave Your Trade Show Marketing Mindset Behind.

Cornerstone-Saba Acquisition: What Does it Mean for LMS Customers?

Talented Learning

RSVP FOR OUR MARCH WEBINAR NOW. But here’s the rub: Although an acquisition may be good for companies and investors on both sides of the deal, it’s rarely a treat for customers of the acquired business. So what do I think about this mega-merger? Neither do I.

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How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

RSVP FOR THE LIVE NOVEMBER WEBINAR! Whatever you do, don’t wait to make a move. Having business, content or reseller partners is a great way to expand reach but it does come with some administrative and managerial overhead. Associations are equipped to bridge this skills gap, but they’re somewhat late to the game. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! It’s our business to stay ahead of the curve. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! REPLAY THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

We don’t perform on a live stage to sell-out crowds, but we do produce thought leadership webinars that attract hundreds of global attendees. We’re not exactly poetic, but we do create a stream of carefully crafted written content. but after four years of nonstop blogging, webinars, research and reviews, we have attracted a following of tens of thousands of extended enterprise learning fans and practitioners from around the globe. Top 3 Webinars of 2017.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

Today, we discuss these questions and more with Dave Derington , Director of User Enablement at Azuqua , a cloud integration-as-a-platform (iPaaS) provider that makes it easy for anyone to set-up automated digital workflows across business applications. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Every business can benefit from educated customers. But there’s definitely a gap. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! We know education is essential. How do we define our job roles?

Software Demo Success: How to Present Your LMS In Its Best Light

Talented Learning

Your sales team recently crafted a strong proposal in response to an LMS RFP , and the buyer has given your company a thumbs up. Others are easy to implement and entirely within your reach, including these basics: RSVP FOR THE SEPTEMBER WEBINAR! Introduce a central business issue and illustrate how your solution adds value. 2) Do your research. ” You can do this by emphasizing 1-click functionality throughout the session.

Latest E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Ecosystems for authoring tools – I’m not talking about it in the same scope of the LMS space (which I foresaw and which is occurring), rather think of it as a one stop shop for all your needs – I see this coming more by 2016, but there are already vendors doing it. Nothing ever comes out well when such a gap is appearing and continues. Two LMS Business Models – If I was a vendor I would have already this in play – one for internal, one for B2B/B2c.

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How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Many people confuse the term thinking it means electronic learning and thus will boost that they were doing e-learning 20 years ago or even longer. The most common features within this area for a LMS, include 360 feedback, skill gap analysis, performance reviews and skill paths. You do not have to purchase all the modules. The vendors who offer it (and those who dodo not make it public – so if you want it – you have to ask) tend to charge per course sold.

Looking for an LMS at #ATD2018

eLearning 24-7

These tips are “ DO NOT DO “ This list is long because I’d say that folks who end up hating their LMS, often start the cycle right here – on the trade show floor. . This is due to “the never do this”, that folks end up doing. So, to ensure you do not fall down the rabbit hole early in the process, never do the following (no matter how tempting it is). Do NOT. Do you have xAPI? Do not forget that.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Here at LearnUpon, we’re all about helping businesses better understand eLearning so they can get better results from their training. It’s jam-packed full of helpful terms, bookmark it so that you are always in the know. By furthering their success, you are, in turn, facilitating the success of your business. HTML5 technology provides many tools to fill the gap left by the decline of Flash. RFP (Request for Proposal). Skill Gap Analysis.