Colorful Consulting: Lessons from Larry

Allison Rossett

Today I learned about consulting from a surprising source. This consultant needs a consultant. You wouldn’t hire an evaluation expert to build your performance support tools, would you? I decided to seek out a hair color consultant. He is but one of several color experts attached to the studio. The receptionist looked stunned that I thought I could just drop by to consult with Larry. While I wait, I think about the essence of consulting.

28 eLearning quotes from eLearning experts, implementers, and gurus


eLearning quotes from eLearning experts. We reached out to eLearning experts to provide us with their take on online training. ” Andrew DeBell, Training Consultant at Water Bear Learning. Elliot Masie, Education Technology Expert : “eLearning is changing.


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7 Employee Retention Tips From the Experts


says Kerry Wekelo , COO of Actualize Consulting. Actualize Consulting reaped the rewards from implementing a recognition-rich culture - their “high turnover rate of 33% dropped to under 1%”.

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.

What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change

Innovative consultants can use an understanding of behavior change to lead the way to success. As business consultants, you observe, analyze and propose solutions for your clients’ problems. And change expert David Maxfield has observed that additional information has little power to encourage change in the workplace. It lets people focus on their actions and draw some useful lessons.

Instructional Design Lessons from the World of Theatre

Dashe & Thomson

The stability and salary of a “regular&# job became more appealing and I quickly found myself employed by a consulting firm focused on SAP training and change management, while still doing some theatre on the side of course. What I didn’t realize was how well my theatre training would serve me in the world of consulting and instructional design for corporate training projects. I’d like to share a few of those lessons with you here.

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Top L&D experts reveal winning strategies for training remote workers


We curated a list with the most influential learning and development experts worldwide. Crystal Warren — Create a “micro lessons” library. A real superstar of the online learning community, Connie is a learning experience design consultant. Stella is an educator, author, and consultant who specializes in applying neuroscience and psychology to learning and development. Create a ‘micro lessons’ library. In a world of constant flux, the only certainty is change.

Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

This project provided many lessons that became apparent through the analysis of the RFI responses. Lessons for the RFP process. There were a lot of lessons that will help to develop a more detailed RFP (Request for Proposal). Involve all Subject Matter Experts prior to the RFP to ensure all their needs have been captured appropriately. Lessons about the benefits of an LMS. Lessons about the investment required. Lessons about budgeting impact.

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How to Set Up Your Online Course Website with LifterLMS Expert and WordPress LMS Freelancer Will Middleton


Learn how to set up your online course website with LifterLMS expert and WordPress LMS freelancer Will Middleton in this episode of the LMScast podcast from LifterLMS. He eventually extended his services to offer more full site building work, WordPress installs, consulting, live coaching, etc.,

Monetization, Production, Growth, and Advertising for Course Creators, Coaches, and Consultants with Michael Greenberg


We dive into monetization, production, growth, and advertising for course creators, coaches, and consultants with Michael Greenberg in this episode of LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. At Call For Content Michael works with coaches, consultants, and podcasters to help them take effective action for their businesses. You have to be an expert, a teacher, a community builder, a technologist, and an entrepreneur. Like coaches and consultants?

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #1 – Embrace Your Creativity


I recently stumbled upon Bill Gammell’s ebook on marketing lessons learned from Seinfeld. It got me thinking: Are there any meaningful training lessons to be learned from Seinfeld? After doing a bit of what I can only loosely refer to as “research&# since it involved putting my feet up on my desk and watching clips on YouTube, I found several examples of Seinfeldian lessons we can apply to training. Training Lesson: Embrace your creativity!

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning


That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones. He is well known for his books , courses, writing, consulting, and talks on interactive learning, games, and gamification. He also hosts the popular eLearnChat video series , where he has interviewed over 100 eLearning experts.

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #3 – Do the Opposite


Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! Tap your community for design assistance from an experienced quiz-writing expert. – Trina is a learning and communications consultant with thirteen years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training. It’s easy to get stuck in a design rut whenever there’s too much to do and not enough time to do it.

25 years of working experience in 8 simple lessons

Challenge to Learn

Time for a quick overview of my career so far and the lessons learned. That was the most important lesson of these 5 years; It doesn’t really matter what you do, if you work with motivated and passionate people it’s always a pleasure. That’s lesson two: You can do anything if you put your mind to it. I was the initiator of the creation of our own content management system, designed to aid subject matter experts in creating great on-line documentation.

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Presentation Skills From the Expert:  What Can We Learn From Guy Kawasaki

Clarity Consultants

Here are a few key lessons we can learn from Guy. The post Presentation Skills From the Expert: What Can We Learn From Guy Kawasaki appeared first on Clarity Consultants. Venture capitalist, Guy Kawasaki is known throughout the marketing industry as a renowned technical evangelist. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, chief evangelist of Apple, and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation.

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How Visual Arts Inspire Microlearning Lessons - Tip #201

Vignettes Learning

If you have an important lesson to share with your learners, how do you ensure that it sticks to their memories? Adding One Level of Exaggeration to Your Microlearning Lessons Exaggeration is a potent method of bringing learners’ attention to an important or critical message or lesson. You might want to take a page out of the artist’s work.

How to Sell a Lot More of Your Course or Membership with Copywriting Expert and Sales Strategist Marc Allen


Learn how to sell a lot more of your course or membership with copywriting expert and sales strategist Marc Allen in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Do you want to be this… Do you want to be known for a high ticket, an expensive but valuable content or you want to be perceived as more affordable, mass-Marcet, coach or consultant, things like that. I’m an expert in fitness transformation or weight loss transformation.

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #2 – Don’t Overwhelm Your Trainees


Watch and see if you’re reminded of anyone you work with… One of the biggest challenges I hear about working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) is getting them to focus on “need-to-know” training content. Training Lesson: Don’t overwhelm your trainees! – Trina is a learning and communications consultant with thirteen years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training.

What Virtual Assistants Can Do For Course Creators with Expert VA Trainer Kathy Goughenour


We dive into what virtual assistants can do for course creators with expert VA trainer Kathy Goughenour in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Kathy shares her journey as a program creator at Expert VA Training , and how a VA can help you with building your course or membership website. So my stack is the training which now has grown to 24 lessons that drip out over six months and it’s all recorded. Chris Badgett: How long are the lessons?

Eric Ries on 5 Lessons Companies Can Learn From Startups

General Assembly

Ries saw the necessity of this commitment when consulting with GE, famous for its Jack Welch-era Employee Management System, which influenced the corporate world with its assignment of key performance indicators (KPIs) to individual contributors. Learn more about startup jobs and culture in our expert guide, How to Get a Job at a Startup. The Lean Startup founder shares tips for faster innovation, necessary culture shifts, and transformative talent practices.

Becoming an Expert: What Has Intuition Got to Do With It? - Tip #199

Vignettes Learning

Expert Intuition Analytic thinking is required for a math problem, but intuition is great for making quick decisions. According to this article published in the Mind and Machines journal, intuition is “the speed and ease with which experts can recognize the key features of a situation” or “the rapid understanding shown by individuals, typically experts, when they face a problem.” In Situation Expert , this is what we call Instant Thinking.

Lessons I Learned From Facilitating the Foundations of Learning Experience Design (LXD) Course


Here, learners not only showed agreement with other learners’ ideas, but they also posed follow-up questions (e.g., “…maybe there aren’t sufficient LXD consultants/experts who can advocate/prove the value of project-based learning to HR?”) The post Lessons I Learned From Facilitating the Foundations of Learning Experience Design (LXD) Course appeared first on NovoEd.

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


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. So, I talk about the five hats problem that education entrepreneurs, online course creators have, which is they have to be an expert, they have to be a teacher, they have to a community builder, they have to be an instructional designer and they have to be an entrepreneur.

Lesson from News Corp.: Update and Enforce Compliance and Ethics Training


It may be tempting to call in the experts, an attorney or two, to lecture the team on the potential legal and financial pitfalls of this bad behavior. They should not be so tricky as to require an expert to decipher the best answer. Content can be developed by a good trainer in partnership with an expert. She does consulting, management training, and writing to create solutions for human resources issues.

eLearning Design WITHOUT a Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Vignettes Learning

What to do if you have no access to a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and you have to design and deliver an eLearning program? Implement “Reverse eLearning Design” – publish micro-lessons, in increments. Ask participants which micro-lesson they want more follow-up. Expand the lessons as you see more popular demand. Develop the skill of a business consultant - the ability to discover what truly matters so you can adjust your design.

Tips for Working Successfully with an eLearning Partner

Association eLearning

Three of the most common roles in any eLearning production are Project Manager (PM), Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Education Director. Sometimes these roles are filled by people outside of your associations, such as an eLearning vendor, an independent consultant, or a volunteer. It’s intended to be the first lesson in a multi-part series though, so maybe we can trim this section down a bit. According to the old saying, “it takes a village to raise a child.”



ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Learnnovators: You have been in the learning consulting business for over 15 years, helping your clients make the best business decisions.



It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. I think it’s easier to focus on issues with elearning because it’s easier to examine and critique an online course than, for example, an initiative that combines new job aids with changes in processes, a new forum, and some mini-lessons sent out through email.

Podcast 10: The New Face of Nonprofit Leadership Development – With Meera Chary of Bridgespan

Talented Learning

And how is this innovative concept helping consulting firms extend their reach? Bridgespan is one of the world’s premier nonprofit management consulting firms that empowers mission-driven organizations and philanthropists to accelerate social change. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Innovative learning technology is helping consulting firms provide high-value advisory services to a much broader audience. Because this works without a live consultant, it is much more flexible.



He distills lessons from cognitive science, social networking, business strategy, futures research, and psychology to boost sales, improve customer service, and spark innovation. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Except to stop paying attention to consultants who tout old-school accounting as relevant in today’s world.)

The Perks of Offering Training Programs for Retail Employees


A guy named Nick, an expert in horse racing, sat down with me and taught me all I needed to know about the “sport of kings;” he also told me there were far greater opportunities in the horse racing department and that I had potential. Here’s the bad news, though: Lessonly [3] research revealed that 46 percent of retail associates don’t receive enough training to perform their jobs effectively, and 54 percent of retailers are looking for better associate training and enablement.



I heard a great story recently… of a little girl who was in a drawing lesson. She was six and she was at the back, drawing, and the teacher said this little girl hardly ever paid attention, and in this drawing lesson she did. Here are some inspiring insights from these experts: FROM EXPERTS. “ QUOTE. “ The teacher was fascinated and she went over to her and she said, ‘What are you drawing?’ And the girl said, ‘I’m drawing a picture of God.’

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He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. For decades, you have been helping learning designers with your design approaches and your expert advice on the use of development tools. However, when one finishes a formal course, one is not yet an expert.



Let’s first take a quick look at a few serious and thought-provoking shout-outs about the present state of e-learning today from some of the leading experts who are also rebels or revolutionists in the domain of learning, in their own ways: “ What has changed is the technology. E-Learning Learning Consulting Performance Support Axonify Inc. THE QUOTE: “ We have been deeply concerned about the state of elearning.



Is There Macro Value in Micro Learning : Here is a brilliant article (by Deanna Hartley) that contains many interesting examples and use cases from industry experts such as Jay Cross and Harold Jarche. These courses are characterized by minutes-long lessons that can be taken while on the move. Custom E-Learning Learning Consulting M-Learning Micro-Learning Mobile Learning B.J.

Kicking off our Certified Professional in Training Management Class!

AXIOM Learning Solutions

AXIOM’s mission has always been to provide you with the best Learning & Development consultants ready to tackle any project you have. Even for the learning experts! AXIOM Updates News Uncategorized Certification Development learning lessons management modules Professional quiz trainingBut, we’re more than that, we’re thought leaders in our industry and we’re always working to better ourselves to stay on top of our game.



ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. It also involves using a performance consulting approach to identify root causes of performance problems.

Think Like a Start-Up, Act Like a Product Manager

CLO Magazine

Above all, L&D must stop creating learning content and instead start directing employees (subject matter experts) to do so. Following are six fundamental lessons gleaned from the experiences of product managers that L&D can start implementing now. It is important to remember that SMEs are experts precisely because of the jobs they do. Videhi Bhamidi is a product consultant at Easygenerator.

A new recipe for learner engagement (and how to bake it)

Learning Wire

In sharing personal lessons and research we have identified 4 clusters that boost learner engagement in your organization. The authors of this article are Jan Rijken (director of the CLI) and Anja Emonds (business learning consultant). Expert opinionDespite an attractive learning offer, state-of-art learning technology and a corporate learning strategy, we hear that many CLOs are struggling with what really counts: learner engagement!


Wonderful Brain

Is, KM , as some claim become the fiefdom of experts with metricians and quants creating a lexicon and modality to which only they hold the password? Once aggregated into a body of useful knowledge the purpose of KM is to focus on organizational objectives such as improved performance, competitive advantage, innovation, the sharing of lessons learned, integration, and continuous improvement of the organization.