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Always Choose a Specialist over a Generalist

LearnDash

Today there are a countless number of business and service providers in the learning industry who claim that they can do it all – but is that really provide the customer with inherent value?

Specializing in the ELearning Industry

LearnDash

I may be bias (okay I am definitely bias) but I strongly believe that this industry has something to offer for anyone. Jumping into this industry is easy but it also means that it is easy to get “lost” in the crowd. industry).

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SweetRush Expands Its Organizational Transformation Services

eLearning Industry

SweetRush strengthens its world-class culture and changes consulting offerings by hiring noted change management and communications specialist Fran Willis White to help clients identify obstacles to growth, implement change efforts, and thrive.

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

Talented Learning

Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. Not long ago, everyone who developed learning management systems wanted to be all things to all buyers of every size, location, industry, and training challenge. LMS Specialists: Why Now? LMS Specialists: What’s So Special?

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.

Customer Service Training Software: Why Every Company Needs It

ProProfs

“The best advertising is done by satisfied customers.” – Philip Kotler, marketing consultant. A customer is 4x more likely to buy from a competitor if the problem is service-related rather than price or product-related. Ruby Newell-Legner, c ustomer satisfaction specialist ).

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. 5) Business-Specific Expertise – Open source learning systems are configured, deployed and maintained by third-party service providers. Service Requirements. Open Source Service Providers.

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. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant. Specialists are the new norm.

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News: 'Landmark Financial Services Regulation Has Brought Clearer Training Focus' Says Sector Expert

Unicorn Training

Unicorn Commercial Director, Mark Jones, believes the industry has seized the opportunity to “look at compliance in the context of cultural transformation” as landmark new Accountability regulation comes into force on Monday (7 March).Mark

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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.

Trending in Workplace Learning 2015….

Allison Rossett

A 16-week residential course for retirement specialists? ATD’s 2014 State of the Industry Report confirms that instructors still reign supreme in workplace learning, with 70% of formal training hours delivered by an instructor in a classroom. I considered pointing to more aggressive efforts to use data, big and otherwise, to enlighten decisions about programs and services.

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Podcast 18: Driving SaaS Customer Success – With Samma Hafeez of Thought Industries

Talented Learning

EPISODE 18 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Customer success has become an obsession among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. Our mission at Thought Industries is to provide the world’s most advanced platform for external learning delivery.

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Starting a Customer Education Program: What You Should Know

Talented Learning

As a specialist in this discipline, I’m seeing increased interest from organizations of all types, especially startups. My industry colleague, Dave Derington , agrees. “We’re providing white-glove service by customizing everything.”

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LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

It’s not just because I’m a learning tech fanatic with more than 22 years of LMS/elearning industry experience. In the past, nearly all buyers hated their LMS vendor , usually because the systems were too complex to implement and manage in-house, and customer service was poor.

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Why You Have To Specialize

LearnDash

Whether you are attempting to sell online courses, offer elearning consulting, or provide development services, you will experience more growth if you specialize. Specialists always command higher fees.

Insights from a presentation master: Q&A with Echo Swinford

BrightCarbon

Echo Swinford, the one-woman team behind presentation consultancy Echosvoice , has been a PowerPoint MVP since 2000. Read on to learn how Echo got started in the world of presentations, helped build the presentation community we know and love, and discuss what she thinks is next for the industry. You already had connections with people in the industry so what was important about formalising it? And remember, this is such a baby industry! Industry insights

Trending Jobs in the third-largest economy in 2019

Your Training Edge

The most booming industries in Japan are automobile manufacturing, optics manufacturing, and Robotics. Japan’s major competitors are China and South Korea that are pursuing similar industrial sectors. Japan is recognized as the Land of the Rising Sun and rightly so.

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Welcome to the AXIOM Family, Sharon!

AXIOM Learning Solutions

Sharon is our new Talent Management Specialist and will work very closely with Tammy Sena in talent management and sales operations. She will handle tasks including recruiting, on-boarding new trainers, consultants, managing a variety of other system and database functions.

Chief Learning Officer Announces 2018 Learning In Practice Award Finalists

CLO Magazine

Division 1: Alanna Corrigan, Senior Director, Customer Service Training Design & Transformation, Air Canada. Damodar Padhi, Vice President and Global Head, Talent Development, Tata Consultancy Services. Scott Hammond, Senior Manager of Industry Programs, Autodesk.

5 ELearning Career Questions and Answers

LearnDash

Specialization allows you to command a higher price-point for your services. I would take the services of a specialist over a generalist any day. Work for a consulting firm that gets the projects for you.

News: New Sator Partnership Brings Compliance Boost To Jersey

Unicorn Training

Unicorn has joined forces with respected Jersey-based Sator Regulatory Consulting to enhance Sator’s commitment to providing first class financial industry compliance and regulatory services at global to local level.

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

Talented Learning

1) Industry Consolidation Rolls On. These are mostly “specialist” platforms. But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. Customer service management. New year.

2018 Learning In Practice Award Winners Announced

CLO Magazine

Division 1: Gold: Damodar Padhi, Vice President and Global Head, Talent Development, Tata Consultacy Services. Bronze: Alanna Corrigan, Senior Director, Customer Service Training Design & Transformation, Air Canada. Division 2: Gold: Scott Hammond, Senior Manager of Industry Programs, Autodesk. Silver: Helen Rossiter, Senior Talent Development Specialist, West Marine. Silver: Edward Bell, Director, Dell EMC Education Services.

News: FSTP and Unicorn Deal Raises Compliance Training Bar

Unicorn Training

Leading financial services consulting and training specialists, FSTP, has joined forces with online learning and performance developers, Unicorn Training, to introduce an enhanced sector-specific compliance learning solution that includes integrated T&C guidance and CPD management.

Learning Analytics: Big Demand, But Bigger Challenges?

Talented Learning

To better understand how these issues affect learning organizations, we separately interviewed multiple training managers and industry experts. But in today’s tight talent market, finding specialists with the right skill set can be time-consuming and costly.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

To qualify, a learning system trend must have these characteristics: It is not necessarily “popular” – but it does deserve industry attention. 17 Specialists Steal Even More Spotlight. Likewise with experienced salespeople who have no LMS industry background.

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Are You Overlooking Today’s Hottest Corporate Learning Trend?

Talented Learning

We’re bombarded with “learning trend” headlines from all corners of the industry. That’s why it helps to focus on a small cross-section of industry experts. In fact, many even offer free “getting started” levels of service.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Not surprisingly, many continuing education learning systems vendors are specialists. Thought Industries. Founded in 2009 to deliver efficient on-the-go learning, BenchPrep quickly established itself as an innovation leader in the certification and test preparation industry.

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Free L&D webinars for December 2019

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Age of Disruption: Innovation Lessons from the Retail Industry The retail apocalypse has wreaked industry-wide havoc. Brand loyalty has become a thing of the past, while industry trends seem to shift by the day.

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10 Tips to Earn Money as an eLearning Professional

Trivantis

Review your competitors’ services, either these are eLearning freelancers or companies, to see how you can differentiate yours. . Design and develop eLearning courses, modules or educational videos and then charge per use, or start a subscription based service.

How to Select Your E-Learning Provider

ICDTranslation

In order to grow , each business needs to educate employees with corporate training to follow the developments of the industry and offer the highest standard for its products and services. Small e-learning providers usually tend to specialize in a given industry.

February 2019 News and Notes

AXIOM Learning Solutions

Sharon is our new Talent Management Specialist and will work very closely with Tammy Sena in talent management and sales operations. She will handle tasks including recruiting, on-boarding new trainers, consultants, managing a variety of other system and database functions.

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LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. Our industry is always searching for the next big feature destined to change everything. Learning Technology Industry Trends.

5 Must Read Onboarding Tips from the Experts

Edume

Onboarding starts from when a new hire accepts an offer, and can run all the way up until their first year (or beyond) depending on the company and industry. It’s true - did you know 87% of people consult YouTube to help them learn how do something?

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Industry: IT Service Management. That’s why many companies, including SoftwareONE – a global organization of over 3,000 Software Portfolio Management Consultants – have started using corporate training videos across their companies. Organization: SoftwareONE.

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

Talented Learning

EPISODE 21 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: As an independent learning systems consultant, I’m obsessed with finding the ideal solution for each client’s unique needs. I don’t cross paths with many other systems selection specialists.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

1) Specialists Steal Even More Spotlight. This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. Specialists now rule the LMS world. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.