Learn How to be Enthralling

Learn How to be Enthralling

I often find that when I have read a book, I feel some inspiration to weave stories into my training text. Read with new eyes. The web is a giant echo chamber.  Because everyone is reading the same stuff on Google and regurgitating it at training sessions and...
From Boring to Soaring

From Boring to Soaring

Expletive! Sometimes, the thought of writing induces a nasty headache. You want to do anything else; tidy your desk, take the dog for a walk, read yesterday’s newspaper.  Forget about writing content for your Modlette ‘till later. But you know your client is anxious...
Nothing Beats Good Distractors

Nothing Beats Good Distractors

The purpose of a test is to determine the learner’s mastery of learning or performance objectives.  Tests should also show whether a learning experience was successful.  I am a great believer in how useful good multichoice quiz questions can be in determining the...
How to Write Learning that Keeps Your Audience Engaged

How to Write Learning that Keeps Your Audience Engaged

What we learn from fiction writing. Sometimes we read a learning text, and our reaction is Yeah, Yeah.  It sounds okay, but is it relevant? Have you ever felt this? The text feels stilted and lacks flair.  We’re not grabbed.  We’re not enchanted.  We feel like...
Tips to Engage and Delight Your Learners

Tips to Engage and Delight Your Learners

When we use conversational content, the learner feels a connection with us. We feel like we are getting to know him.  We start to connect and like him. As trainers, we know this is our aim.  When we train face-to-face, we relax and a conversation occurs. Why is it...
Writing Captivating eLearning Scenarios

Writing Captivating eLearning Scenarios

Those of you who have read some of my blogs will know that I am a great believer in scenarios or stories to aid learning.  People from the beginning of time have communicated with stories.  So, is it surprising to see them used in eLearning?  Stories will help you...