Colorful Consulting: Lessons from Larry

Allison Rossett

Today I learned about consulting from a surprising source. This consultant needs a consultant. I decided to seek out a hair color consultant. 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. This movement to a more consistently colorful me served up reminders about consulting. It reminded me of my second consulting gig, at least thirty years ago.

Drip-Feed (Schedule) Your Lessons!

LearnDash

TRUE Drip-Feeding of Lessons! Now when you build out your courses in LearnDash, you have the option to sequentially deliver the lessons to your users on a pre-set schedule. Add lessons. Determine when you want the lessons to become available.

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Consultative Selling Techniques: 6 Ways to Earn Trust and Sell More

Sales Hacker Training

A consultative selling approach is key to running a well-oiled sales team. To me, the difference between a traditional sales process and a consultative one looks a bit like the difference between a doctor and a therapist. What Is Consultative Selling?

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What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change

Pract.us

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. It lets people focus on their actions and draw some useful lessons.

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). Lessons about the benefits of an LMS.

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What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change

Pract.us

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. It lets people focus on their actions and draw some useful lessons.

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.

ID and eLearning Links (9/23/18)

Experiencing eLearning

Set LearnDash lessons to completed Storyline triggers – Building Better Courses Discussions – E-Learning Heroes. How to modify Steven Warwick’s javascript for tracking Captivate and iSpring lessons in WordPress LMSs (LearnDash and LifterLMS) so it works with Storyline.

Career Lesson from Oz

Training Industry

Career growth requires COURAGE …Committed to doing the right thing Open to teaming up with others Understanding what’s required Resilient and able to bounce backAsking for help with new challenges and obstaclesGrounded in solid valuesEmbracing change and uncertainty BJ Gallagher is a consultant and author of over 30 books, including an international business bestseller, “A Peacock in the Land of Penguins: A Fable About Creativity and Courage”(Berrett-Koehler).

Relativity’s Dorie Blesoff shares lessons from her career

CLO Magazine

Prior to my role as chief people officer at Relativity, I was a strategic HR consultant there focused on establishing a foundation for workforce and leadership development, which was a long-term investment leaders saw as critical. What lessons helped get you where you are?

Coaching vs. Consulting: Find the Perfect Balance to Get Buy-in and Results

CLO Magazine

Chief learning officers should consult as well as coach stakeholders while partnering with business units to develop learning strategies. Both coaching and consulting begin with a well-defined problem, challenge or opportunity that is causing pain for the other party.

Measurement Matters: 3 Data Analytics Lessons to Remember

Talented Learning

Here are three of the most memorable examples: Lesson 1: Find Your “North Star” Metric. Lesson 2: Measurement is a Nonstop Endeavor. Which leads to my next lesson…. Lesson 3: Analysis Without Action Is Pointless.

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. I’d like to share a few of those lessons with you here.

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

LifterLMS

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. Like coaches and consultants? Yeah, so we work with coaches and consultants.

The Rise and Fall of 3D Learning – Lessons from Real Implementations

Learning Cafe

Think of the possibilities for practice sessions, in a say for negotiation, sales, or consulting skills training. Effective Learning 3D Learning Learning Lessons Learned Simulations Virtual Learning

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

Mindflash

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? Training Lesson: Embrace your creativity!

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

Mindflash

Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! – Trina is a learning and communications consultant with thirteen years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

There’s so much to like about this book on the mobile-first movement, but here are 10 lessons I personally found applicable to all of us in mLearning: Lesson 1: The Future is Mobile and Mobile Learning — Hopefully you aren’t too surprised by this truth but it’s worth mentioning it.

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Three Lessons to Beat Leadership Derailment

CLO Magazine

Proactive leaders must learn three key lessons to win in today''s competitive marketplace. Executives have reason to fear, but there may be hope if they take three leadership lessons to heart. Lesson One: Be a Student of the Game. Lesson Two: Know the Value of Employee Inclusion and Engagement. Lesson Three: Lead With Your Heart, Not Your Bank Account. Rick Conlow is CEO of WCW Partners, a global consulting and training company.

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.

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Three lessons in communication from James Bond

Saffron Interactive

Whether you consider yourself a natural communicator or not, Bond teaches us all some important lessons when it comes to communicating effectively. During a recent discussion with a disability consultant, I came to a renewed appreciation of the challenges those with diverse needs face when using computers. The lesson we can all learn here is that people are social animals; Bond recognises this fact and deploys wit to lower people’s defences.

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.

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

Mindflash

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.

RFPs SUCK: Lessons for eLearning Managers

Web Courseworks

The client or consultant already has a favorite vendor (and it’s not you), but they are required to solicit other bids. Individuals with careers in eLearning often started out as educational technologists or programmers, writers or creative educators. Few of us started this career path with expertise in business, management, not to mention sales.

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

NovoEd

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?”)

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.

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. For example, you’ve done a lot with marketing and CRM consulting.

10 lessons from Design Thinking that can be applied to digital learning

Rob Hubbard

If you haven’t heard of them before, they are a design consultancy headquartered in California but with offices throughout the world. By Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. A few weeks ago I attended a fabulous workshop by Sally Spinks from Ideo.

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

Mindflash

She does consulting, management training, and writing to create solutions for human resources issues. Headline news scandals that include preventable employee behavior — case in point, News Corporation — are always helpful for justifying training budgets.

Career Advice: Jesse Jackson

CLO Magazine

What lessons have brought you here? Lessons really manifested themselves at key transitions. Strategy Your Career career advice CLO focused goals learning tools lessonsJesse Jackson. What has been your career path?

3 Lessons Trainers Can Learn From Marketers

Mindflash

Thus, it’s not without fear that I say what I’m about to say… Most of us in training could learn a few lessons from the marketing team. Lesson 2: Talk is cheap. Lesson take-away: Don’t fall into the trap of selling change that you can’t deliver.

Megan Torrance shares her career journey

CLO Magazine

After getting a bachelor’s in communication and an MBA, I joined Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), learned Authorware (an early e-learning authoring tool) and how to write training guides … then was never staffed on a project where that was my role.

Build E-Learning Courses People Need

Rapid eLearning

There are some lessons in here for us because often the courses we design are made to fit a general need, but not specific enough to provide value to everyone. E-learning E-learning 101 Instructional Design Online Course Design Performance Consulting

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.

Making Learning Evaluation Work – Lessons from Marketing- Observations from the Webinar

Learning Cafe

Did we have some good discussion during the webinar on “Making Learning Evaluation Work – Lessons from Marketing & Elsewhere” ! Bob Spence – Director, Bob Spence Consulting. As expected we did not find any silver bullets and probably raised more questions than we answered. There was general agreement that learning evaluation could be better despite the challenges.

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. AXIOM Updates News Uncategorized Certification Development learning lessons management modules Professional quiz training

The Perks of Offering Training Programs for Retail Employees

SweetRush

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.