Best Practices for Virtual Training

Even post-pandemic, it’s safe to say that virtual training isn’t going to go away. In a January 2021 poll, 44% of workers indicated that they want to continue working remotely because it suits them, and 17% want to keep working … Read More

Why Training Your Sales Team Virtually is More Effective

It’s no secret that virtual training saves companies money. When you cut out the costs of venue rental, food, transportation, printed learning materials, and lodging, it amounts to significant savings. In fact, companies save anywhere from 30% to 70% when … Read More

Why Move to Virtual Sales Training

For years, virtual sales training didn’t exist.  When it started to emerge most sales leaders assumed that virtual training was the lazy way out and wouldn’t compare, in terms of value and results, to in-person sales training. Recent studies, however, … Read More

The Benefits of Activity-Based Training

Imagine you’re attending your first year of medical school. You’re excited because today you’re supposed to learn about a basic surgery — the appendectomy. You get to class and your instructor spends an hour talking about the appendectomy procedure. She … Read More

The Limitations of Lecture-Style Training

This is the second article in a three-part series about engagement and virtual training. In the last article, we defined what engagement is (and isn’t) in a virtual learning environment. In this article, we will explore the weaknesses of the … Read More

What Is Engagement?

When two people agree to marry each other, they are said to be ‘engaged.’ When you sign a contract with someone to DJ your office party, or landscape your yard, or build you a deck, you have ‘engaged’ their services. … Read More

How to Keep Learners Engaged

As discussed in the two previous installments of this series, a new trainer needs to understand the training platform to get the most out of it. Just as imperative as the technology platform is the trainer’s ability to engage learners. … Read More

Training Technology to Engage Learners

In our last article, we discussed how trainers positively impact employee retention and what that employee needs to be the best trainer they can be. The key to learning is engagement. Not only does a trainer need to focus on … Read More

Training Your Trainers

In the last 18 months, the business world has been flipped upside down. With nearly four million Americans quitting their jobs in April 2021, coupled with a headline-grabbing labor shortage, there needs to be an investigation into what the cause … Read More

Training Vs. Learning – Why Companies Should Shift Their Focus from Training to Learning

According to a Gallup study, learning and growth opportunities are the top considerations for millennials in a job, and 69% of non-millennial workers say these factors are essential to them. In case you haven’t noticed, we said learning, not training. … Read More