Tools to make you drool – video training toys for IDs

Dashe & Thomson

VIDIZMO’s ( ) value proposition is that it’s the world’s first true “Business Video Platform”. In my last post I examined several characteristics that make for hi-quality learning videos – [link].

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360 Degree Videos: The New Shiny Toy in Corporate Training

CommLab India

From Facebook to YouTube, from editorials to businesses, the world has turned to 360 degree videos to engage audiences in a never-before way. You know that feeling when you watch a scenic video and it captures your attention to such a great extent that you wish you could actually be there?

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7 Workplace Traditions to Start This Holiday Season


Participate in a Toy Drive. Along the same vein as charitable giving during the holidays, toy drives are a great way to give back this time of year. When arranging an internal toy drive at your organization, it’s a good idea to match each donation with one from the company. The holidays are synonymous with the traditions that make the season special. Each year, we anticipate the food, events and celebrations that define this time of the year and imbue it with meaning.

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Why storytelling works for businesses


What does this have anything to do with today’s business world? Businesses can use stories to inspire and engage employees. Businesses can educate their clients with stories in which they identify with people's emotions, anticipate their needs and address their unspoken concerns.

Video games in business training? Don’t reject the idea just yet


Today tiny humans begin their formal education at a very early age with the use of colorful cards, skillfully designed toys and the use of those wonderfully lovely nursery rhymes. The post Video games in business training?

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With a little help from our friends: the services we use to build our business


We use Google’s suite of business productivity solutions for handling company email, file sharing, and meetings scheduling. Last but not least, my favorite little toy of the past, Grumpicon.


Marcia Conner

You have been microsharing and networking since you first asked to be carried and your toys were made of wood. Business Culture brevity business collaboration micro-blogging social business social media social messaging technology tools Twitter

Not Receiving a Holiday Bonus This Year?


Most respondents (52 percent) characterized their workplaces as “business as usual” for the holidays. The top charitable activity this year will be food/toy/closing/other drives at 51 percent. A new survey indicates a holiday bonus tops employees’ wish lists this year.

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5 Golden Rules of Creating Course Content


The precise reason that they already must endure the onslaught of acronyms and business speak every day is reason enough to give them a break from the usual and speak to them casually, especially if you expect them to push through a technical training course.

What Your Work Environment Says About You (And What It Shouldn’t)


A huge collection of Star Wars toys strewn on every surface, funny bumper stickers covering your cubicle walls, and a constantly filled Supersoaker water gun in the desk drawer can give the impression that you don’t take your job too seriously. Take a look at your desk. Seriously, take a look.

The foundations of innovation in L&D

E-Learning Provocateur

Futuristic hardware and magical software that educates everyone at the press of a button are tempting “solutions” Some folks call this mindset Shiny New Toy Syndrome, and by golly, it’s a pandemic.

Social Learning: An Ongoing Experiment

CLO Magazine

In a famous series of experiments to demonstrate his theory, Bandura studied children’s behavior after they watched a human adult model act aggressively toward a Bobo doll — a toy with a rounded bottom that returns to an upright position after it has been knocked down.

Customer Connect, Social Media, and Animals!

Origin Learning

An effective social media strategy and engagement can result in delightful business outcomes. From airline to auto to toy makers, real-time experiences of exploiting this medium have been a positive one!

This FREE Alternative to Might Surprise You


Before revealing this new toy, let me give you a little background. While the business was different for my clients, one thing remained the same: Microsoft Office Suite.

Capytech, form strong alliance


As the world’s largest compliance, professional development and general training marketplace, GO1 makes it easy for businesses to train their staff. Here are just a few topics we will offer: Business Basics. Capytech, form strong alliance.

Why User Experience is the New Brand Loyalty Program


It’s a scenario we’re all too familiar with: You get a new toy–a TV; a bookshelf; a new phone–and the second it’s out of the box, you want it to be fully functional. eLearning Solutions Learning Trends best eLearning business elearning eLearning design elearning solutions Learning and development

Why CX tops my holiday wish list


Last year’s rollercoaster started with an last-minute addition to my three-year-old daughter’s wish list—which just happened to be 2017’s must-have toy. With high hopes, I sped off to a local store that (according to my online search) had 7 of the season’s hottest toy in-stock.

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Why Executives Should Learn Design Thinking

CLO Magazine

In these workshops — and in many design thinking courses — participants are likely to find piles of colored pencils, play dough, toys and white boards covered in colorful drawings, and they are encouraged to use them all for inspiration. Learn with Toys.

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Scarcity or Abundance – It’s Your Choice


When a toy becomes so popular that stores can’t keep enough supply to meet demand, parents sometimes do crazy things. Very busy people booking back-to-back meetings that only make them farther and farther behind. Think you’re too busy?

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A Conversation with Allessandria Polizzi

Kapp Notes

Polizzi: I enjoy projects that look across the entire needs of the business, particularly those that solve a pain point for people or make their lives easier. This is why I like focusing my efforts on organizational effectiveness, which enables the business across multiple areas of need.

Three Reasons to Attend Inkling Illuminate


It includes Happy Meal toys from the past, as well as a replica of Ray Kroc’s office, the founder who built the most profitable fast food chain in the world! His session is called “McDonald’s Presents: Key Ingredients to Aligning with the Business and Staying Relevant.” When Rob joined as McDonald’s new CLO, he was given one, very specific mandate: make his team relevant to the business.

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How I failed miserably at doing things that don’t scale.


Andrew’s (amazing) business has a core customer of a C-level executive or board members. He also mentioned that he would send a small toy or bit of merchandise, with a message attached to it which was related to cyber security.

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Session Notes: Breaking Down Silos @JD_Dillon #TrainingMag

Learning Visions

With no toys and no budget. Cuz we didn''t have the toys. Can you connect back to business outcomes? These are my live blogged notes from the Training 2015 Conference and Expo happening this week in Atlanta. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. JD works in the higher-ed space, but is a corporate training guy. He supports the guys who work for Kaplan. JD was at Disney for awhile, AMC entertainment, and 5 years at Kaplan.

Cartoon: “Test scores are way up since we started rewarding correct answers with kitten videos.”


“Um, OK,&# I said, “but you need to go pick up your toys in the family room first.&#. One day in my studio I was perusing YouTube for a video to embed in my blog when my 4-year-old daughter skipped in. “DADDY! LOOK AT THE KITTY! OOH!&#.

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Training at the North Pole Bringing Santas Workshop Into the 21st Century

Training Industry

Like any CLO, it’s important for me to examine what went well, what didn’t go well and what my training organization should do to support our business better next year. After all, the goal of the North Pole training department is to make sure that Santa and the elves can efficiently plan, manufacture and deliver toys around the globe each year.

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Thank You for Sharing: The Next Generation of Extended Enterprise Learning


Back in the day, we were all taught to share, whether it was a new toy, afterschool TV time, or the last piece of cake. Today, sharing has become a new business model. That mindset is even spilling over into the corporate side of the business with extended enterprise learning.

The New Nerd

Tom Spiglanin

Businesses used to display the time on their signs. Time-knowing was essential in business. 100-year-old wearable technology, circa 1915. In a recent post I wrote about the wrist watch as a century-old example of wearable technology.

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Three "Not So Obvious" Obvious Things about Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

Alter the normal course of business in a manufacturing organization by having a production meeting in a replica of your biggest customer's plant. For example, I used to do some consulting for a large toy retailer and they created an actual replica of model store. They would bring in merchandisers and others into the actual store to look at layout and determine toy placement. A Virtual Immersive Environment is Not a Parallel Universe, It is an Alternative Reality.

Improved Learning Experience Comes Handy With an Employee Training Software


For any business toying with the idea of incorporating a new training program, the advantages of e-Learning greatly outweigh those of in-person or classroom training. Both the worlds of business and technology are changing dynamically with time.

On Trend for 2018: Learning and Flexibility

CLO Magazine

For businesses wanting to break into the Android market or those wanting to tighten up their existing apps, teaching Kotlin to development teams could be a needed update. At the beginning of 2017, Kotlin was little more than a toy for developers.

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

almost 4 in 10 organizations will rely exclusively on BYOD by 2016, and 85 percent of businesses will have some kind of BYOD program in place by 2020. Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000.

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People Development: Stop Spending, Start Thinking

CLO Magazine

Business has too many variables and consultants spend too little time with their clients to demonstrate clear causality. Others are generally supportive but consider themselves too busy to get involved.

The role of AR technology in making learners imagine


If we look closely we will realize that Toy Story is rather boring, because our toys had way better lives and adventures. Fantasies become scenarios more anchored in our reality and we name them plans: future plans, business plans, and any other plan you can think of.

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Creativity and Innovation in Training


It’s designed to help both teams and individuals get out of their “rivers of thinking” (day-to-day expertise which may be preventing true innovation) and help participants tackle challenges from a fresh perspective, using tools (referred to as “toys”) they have never used before.

Inside Out: How Disney Uses Neuroscience as a Marketing Tool


Though the movies cause you to laugh, cry, smile, and frown, make no mistake: Disney is in the business of making money. That’s because Disney has built a business on capitalizing on human emotion and reaction and calibrates movies accordingly. Take Toy Story 3 , for example.

Informal learning happens all the time, anywhere


Each parent “teaches” their offspring as they know best – some let them roam free and explore, some buy very expensive toys and read specialized literature while others choose to employ the help of professionals very early on. Learning begins very early in life.

Technology Shifts Shine a Light on the Future of Learning


At best they are currently fun toys: Differently shaped computers. In business, think of the sun data as a business metric. The same sensors and technologies used in these gimmicky products can be used for real business needs.