The Blog

How You Can Become an Awesome Trainer

Did you ever want to be a great CEO, or perhaps the marketing guru everybody looks up to? Very few people want to be a trainer because for years there’s been a disparaging comment doing the rounds which goes:  “Those who can’t do, train” Being an awesome trainer and...

read more

Why You Benefit by Onboarding On-line

When I was in the corporate world, some time ago now, when it came to induction no one wanted to know.  It was time consuming and something we thrust online managers with a memo . . . “A new recruit will be visiting your department at . . . please make her welcome and...

read more

Is Your eLearning Like Cooking Peaches?

My wife and I are foodies and only cook real favourites more than once.  The rest of the time we experiment and over the years have built up quite a portfolio of recipes with comments about the end result. The other day I noticed we had a bag of peaches in the freezer...

read more

Time to Get with Mobile Learning

It is undeniable that mobile learning is the future.  As a generation of young people who have always had access to mobile phones come into the work force this medium is second nature to them.  Whether they are in the middle of a crowded office or on a production...

read more

The Emperor Has No Clothes

As a child I remember the story of The Emperor’s New Clothes.  The emperor in the story strutted around believing he was wearing the finest garments in all the world.  The truth is, as you’ll likely remember, was he was stark naked.  The public image he believed he...

read more

Choosing Software for Training Out of Office

“When you have a team that permanently operates out-of-office, they have specialised training needs.  Especially if they are new hires.  How can you engage them in their job if you see them so rarely, if ever?”   Many companies have remote workers these days.  Sales...

read more

Transforming from Classroom to Online

“We’d like to go on line with you but what will we do with these training manuals we bought?”  We hear this so often, and now I’m going to tell you. The process of converting to blended learning or full online is more about transforming the content and activities to...

read more

Make Your eLearning Awesome

The average learner has around 20 minutes to concentrate on learning.  Any longer requires enforced concentration.  So, a really important aspect of what makes effective eLearning is that it respects its audience and makes good use of this time.  After all, eLearning...

read more

Writing Good Multi-choice Questions

We use multi-choice questions in Modlettes because it is easy to collect and record the results.  They can also be used for competency checks in simulations which is very important for teaching soft skills.  Some people argue that multi-choice questions shouldn’t be...

read more

Creativity at Work

In my experience very few companies treat creativity like a job expectation and incorporate it into their performance development system.  A recent Gallup Survey shows that the three foundational factors needed to foster creativity are all too rare: Expectations to be...

read more

Help Your Reps to Help Themselves

Over the years I have participated in many different sales conferences, both as a key note speaker and running workshops.  Apart from skills training and motivational sessions the product managers get to deliver a lot of product information.  Both about promotions and...

read more

Focus on Learning

Whether a company is aware of it or not, the potential audiences for learning content lie beyond the boundaries of the organisation.  In addition to employees, learners can be contractors, re-sellers, franchisees and other stakeholders, as well as Customers and the...

read more