Want Efficiency and Productivity? Eliminate Drag
MARCH 29, 2017
Similarly, the word productivity is about doing more than just the average day’s work. To avoid organizational drag and release a company’s true productive potential, leaders need to manage human capital with the same rigor they use to manage their financial capital.
4 Tips to Improve Your Sales Teams Productivity [Infographic]
JUNE 30, 2016
Despite of effective sales skills training or product training, there might always be rooms for improvement. Here are 4 tips you can use to improve your sales teams productivity such as shortening the on boarding time, ensuring marketing collateral is utilized well and much more.
Build a stronger team, faster: Best practices in employee onboarding
MARCH 30, 2016
Build a stronger team, faster: Best practices in employee onboarding Most rapid-growth technology companies have simply neglected to implement an efficient strategy for onboarding new hires , despite the obvious need. Ramp up new hires too slowly, and you lose out on productivity.
3 Questions that Keep Product Managers Up at Night
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Product managers are passionate people. They are passionate about the products they create and the problems they solve for their customers. Product managers spend thousands of hours researching, testing and developing their products before its time to commercialize.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
For example, your goal might be to hire and train three new service teams this year. activity to 50 new hires, 2) Promote and support new managers to lead teams, 3) Improve. support new managers to lead teams—you could use courses such as “Coach as a. Teams who learn.
3 Key Attributes of a Successful eLearning Team
MAY 4, 2016
The Merriam-Webster dictionary provides these simple definitions for the word “team”: a group of people who compete in a sport, game, etc., I’d argue that all three definitions apply to eLearning teams. Both of my kids play sports, and I played teams throughout my youth as well.
A Trainer's Perspective on Making Corporate Training More Productive
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Actively disengaged employees pull down the team. I have, in effect, discovered the team’s motivation—the ‘What’s in it for me’ question—and it’s their career. So these were some interesting strategies that Miss T employs for making training a little less boring and a lot more productive. For quite some time now, we have been focusing on how to make corporate training better. In a recent blog post , we spoke about making compliance training fun.
9 Product Knowledge M-learning Delivery Formats for Sales Teams
MARCH 12, 2017
It is a well-known fact that products are the lifeline of companies, and sales reps need to be equipped with good knowledge of products. Salespeople, who are trained well on products, can communicate their value proposition effectively, and needless to say, close deals better.
Teach Your Team Negotiation Skills with an eLearning Course
APRIL 6, 2017
When you hear the word “negotiation,” you probably think of some high-stakes situation involving SWAT teams, dangerous criminals, and tense conversations through megaphones. The post Teach Your Team Negotiation Skills with an eLearning Course appeared first on eLearning Brothers.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
managers (aka supervisors, team leads, mid-level managers). new managers transition from skilled individual producer to team. building a team today? Based on the feedback from her team members, she’s very motivated to improve her skills. development team?
4 Ways to Assess the Product Knowledge of Your Sales Team
JUNE 20, 2016
According to ASTD State of Sales Training report, product training is the most frequently delivered training to sales people. A Training Industry survey also reveals that most of the sales training received by sales people is about the product. Training Solutions product sales trainin
Why Microlearning Is the Best Way to Train Sales Teams
MARCH 15, 2016
It takes technical expertise and fine-tuned people skills to translate product specs into persuasive value. Here’s why your sales team needs microlearning: Speedy onboarding ensures faster ramp-up time. Short-form production is fast and nimble .
Technical Communications: Writer Challenges in Agile and Traditional Development Teams
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 17, 2013
Technical communicators have historically faced several challenges when working on development teams. From not receiving the information needed to do their jobs, to ensuring their work estimates are included in the overall team's estimates, to showing their value to stakeholders, writers on project teams can feel like they are facing an uphill battle to create good documentation. Being an Equal Part of the Team. by Alyssa Fox.
Team Learning Up With Talent
JUNE 17, 2016
Millennial recruits really want to believe they will be a valuable part of the team and will have a chance to grow in the organization,” Jackson said. “A Traditional CLOs are up against a serious challenge right now, according to Dave Koll, enterprise learning leader for CGB Enterprises Inc.,
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
new product, how to use it and how. that L&D teams don’t want to be a. while your in-house team focuses on. Have-a-go heroes 19 Learning Insights 2017 20 The L&D team worked on a shift. team produced some modules in- house and worked with a supplier for.
7 Online Sales Training Tips To Help Your Sales Team Seal The Deal
MAY 19, 2016
Help Your Sales Team Seal The Deal Using 7 Online Sales Training Tips. Every employee is a valuable member of the team, but your sales staff are the ones who ultimately rake in the profits. Your sales team must be well versed on every stage of the sales process, from start to finish.
Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 2, 2014
Invest post-production time to splice together different content types and edit out pauses and other things that slow the video down. You don’t need a full movie studio and video editing team to create great educational content, but as you can see, simply winging it won’t do either.
Is Your Team Ready for International Expansion?
APRIL 13, 2017
A more focused goal would be to “expand the staff’s French language vocabulary required for product selling and general business communications”. For example, we work with our Learning Centre that helps us track student performance and provides our HR manager with insights about each of our team members doing an online course. . For more information, download the Speexx white papers Rise of the Virtual Team and The Promise of Virtual Blended Learning. . . . .
How to find the best learning management system for your team
MAY 3, 2016
Enable a pull modality where new hires can instantly access learning and knowledge assets and and reach out to subject matter experts on their time to learn more about, say, the sales process or product. Docebo Blog Docebo Product & News ELEL
Meet the team #1: Eleftheria means freedom
JUNE 8, 2015
You’ve enjoyed the platform, you’ve dug the features, you’ve appreciated the support and you loved the end product. eFront customers praise your team’s responsiveness to their support requests. News Epignosis interview team
Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: The Secret to Success (White Paper)
AUGUST 19, 2014
Your product might be ready to launch, but what about your sales and support reps? A slick launch meeting is not enough for them to really know your product, and a quick skim of your marketing collateral is not the ideal preparation for talking to customers.
5 Tips to Effectively Reinforce Your New Product Knowledge Training
JUNE 22, 2016
Even though you have an outstanding sales force and extraordinary marketing team, without effectively training your sales team, your new product launch may not be successful. Product Training Mobile Apps. Develop mobile apps that provide key information about the product.
Why Administrate Publishes A Product Roadmap
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Shortly after announcing it at the annual LITE conference in September, the product team at Administrate has begun to publish our product roadmap for the world to see. The post Why Administrate Publishes A Product Roadmap appeared first on Administrate. All Product UpdatesPublic roadmaps are still rare in the software industry because change happens so quickly, and part of being an agile company is Read More. Published on December 6, 2016.
A Productive Learning Culture
The Peformance Improvement
DECEMBER 19, 2014
In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. They write: To make this shift from a culture of learning participation to a productive learning culture, L&D functions must manage three key components.
5 Ways to Motivate Remote Teams
MARCH 12, 2015
How do you motivate your team when you can’t look them in the eye? This number can easily skyrocket when you are talking about a blended or fully remote team. So, how can you push aside geographical boundaries and make a personal connection with your employees so they feel motivated as part of a team? Use your learning management system (LMS) to create a quiz for all team members, including management. Acknowledge your team members.
Project Teams – Coordinating or Collaborating?
JULY 31, 2011
In this webinar, Mr. Covey talked about teams working together, and discussed the differences between coordination and collaboration. I began to think about this in the context of an instructional design project team made up of subject matter experts (SMEs) and other project team members. He then asked us to think about our own teams and identify where on the continuum we were. Is this listening active and are team members truly seeking to understand each other?
3 Ways Technology Helps Modern Sales Teams Sell More, Better
JANUARY 28, 2016
This combination of powerful tools converges to transform the sales process , enabling your team to access timely information, get the latest updates on your products, and conduct smooth dialogue with your prospects without pausing to find answers. The world of sales is more competitive than ever, and only companies who arm their teams with the “new normal” in technology will continue to succeed and profit. #1:
Technical Communications: Writer Challenges in Agile and Traditional Development Teams, Part II
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 24, 2013
This week I'm going to cover how agile helps you get more thorough and timely reviews of your documentation from the team. When the Information Development team in my organization used the waterfall process , we used a review cycle that included three drafts of each book: a first draft, an approval draft, and a quality edit draft. For additional information about agile concepts, see Fiona Hanington's article, Can I Be an Agile Technical Communicator When My Team Is Not?
There’s No I in Team — Innovation, That Is
AUGUST 1, 2016
Senior leaders and their teams, regardless of industry, remain under intense pressure to innovate. To help unlock innovation one must carefully examine the culture and leadership characteristics in cross-functional drug development teams.
Leadership Development Has Failed. But There’s a Better Model
APRIL 6, 2017
Domestic productivity growth averaged only 0.34 Teams Drive Success. It’s called teaming. In Western business culture, the concept of the strong leader is held supreme; the team is an afterthought. Yet we venerate the idea of teams in sports. on team development?
Product Sales Training in the Sales Enablement World
DECEMBER 13, 2016
What is the place of product sales training in sales enablement? In this super set of Sales Enablement, product sales training is a subset. Though product sales training is a part, it is the vital heart of sales enablement. Product Training Prior to SE.
Development: The Link between IT and Productivity
AUGUST 3, 2016
In the IT business world, time is money — and money wasted due to lost productivity is one of the most common challenges companies face today. This unstructured, self-taught learning approach costs about $5 million per 1,000 employees in lost productivity each year.
3 Productivity Tools for Training Professionals
OCTOBER 20, 2016
As our careers page attests, we’re big advocates of people who just ‘get things done’ A high level of productivity is vital if we’re to continue to deliver success to our customers, especially given that our team works a four day week. The post 3 Productivity Tools for Training Professionals appeared first on Administrate. Why work harder when you can work smarter?
Develop Killer Product Training Videos Using VideoScribe
AUGUST 19, 2016
71% of consumers say videos are very effective at explaining product features. Incorporating short 2-3 minute videos in product knowledge training will help sales teams understand complex features easily and also act as reinforcement tools. Visuals: Take pictures of the product.
10 Virtual Classroom Team Teaching Tips: The Instructional Producer
APRIL 22, 2014
She managed so much more than the technology; she acted as my instructional partner, and convinced our client that she needed to add producers to her virtual learning team. Virtual Classroom-Production Last week I delivered a one-hour webinar to a global group of 100+ learning professionals for a client. The content was very well received, but do you know what impressed them the most? My PRODUCER!
Why We Integrate Our Instructional Design and Product Design Teams
MAY 23, 2016
In most cases (and especially for in-house instructional design situations) the instructional design and product design and development teams operate side-by-side. At eLearning Mind, we’ve rethought the way that our ID and multimedia design departments work together, and we realized that these teams are interdependent and collaborating over a wall isn’t the most effective way to get the most out of each. Here’s the methodology our entire team follows.
4 Important Keys to Video Pre-Production Planning
OCTOBER 18, 2016
That really depends on where you are at in your process, but here is a list of challenges I’ve come to expect from the first pre-production meeting to the last. Let me know if there are other issues you think are important to bring up when planning a production.
Create individual learning experiences for your customers, partners or teams
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Our new User Interface allows you to show your commitment to your customers, partners, or even your internal teams by creating a learning environment that is individually branded and configured to meet their needs. They use it to train their customers to become super-users of their products.
Align Customer-Facing Teams to Protect and Grow Your Profits
APRIL 19, 2017
This atmosphere results in product teams bemoaning the ineffectiveness of the sales team and the sales team lamenting about incomplete or non-existent product positioning to build a compelling sales strategy. How can we align resources in customer-facing teams not only to protect profits but to grow profits, too? Align the teams for a more detailed goal: identifying and monetizing a differentiated value that supports your customers’ growth and yours, too!