Category: Tips

Take the Transport Out of Training

The old saying is still true.  “Your employees are your most valuable asset”.  Just like the maintenance of machinery, it makes sense that companies should invest in updating and developing their workforce.  Today there is an increasing appreciation for the importance of providing learning and development opportunities to employees.  Unfortunately, these good intentions are constrained […]

Sometimes "Just Listening" is the Best Approach

Have you ever been in the situation where you have been explaining a situation to someone and they kept interrupting with thoughts and ideas that were either irrelevant or you already knew, and all you wanted to yell at them was “just listen”. Listening is a gift you can give to a person that means […]

Onboarding . . . New Year, New Hires

Some stats about on-board or induction if you are of an older school.  In the USA:     40% of turnover happens in the first month     10% of employee leave before their first anniversary     91% of first year employees are retained if there is a formal on-board programme and continuing training […]

It Won't Be Sales Training as we know it . . . Jim!

To keep revenue moving sales organisations are challenged to keep pace as new products and markets are launched.  Reps need new skills, and they need them quickly.  Time – to – productivity has become a key metric when evaluating sales initiatives.  However, it’s not just about learning fast, it’s about maintaining productivity during the process.  […]

New Year Resolutions . . . What the Hell!

New Year Resolutions . . . What the Hell!   The nature of training shows there’s always room to improve, and the New Year is an ideal time to look forward to exploring new opportunities through your training programmes.   There are exciting opportunities to try new methods, investing in new content or technology, or […]

There will be bad times . . . .

Some days run so smoothly we feel on top of the world, things go as planned or even better and you feel wonderful on the inside. Then there are the other days: Days when your motivation drops to near zero and your best plans evaporate and are blown away. I find that one of the […]

What to do When the Creative Lights Go Out

You know you need to get started on that Modlette or write an article for your blog but although you know what the subject is it’s hard to get started Creativity is a funny business And it requires funny solutions when you are experiencing problems.  We need a renewal vigour or passion for the work […]

Modlettes Provides Jim with a Healthy Cash Flow

Jill Peterson is the CEO of a manufacturing and distribution company.  They manufacture electronic devices to make farmer’s lives easier.  The company also distribute a number of devices made by other manufacturers.  They have just expanded their sales force by another sixteen sales reps and Jill is looking for a way to train these people […]

KISS, Let Go of the Need to Know Everything

In today’s complex world we face a barrage of information on a daily basis.  We need to let go of the need to know everything.  We need to educate both our learners and our trainers to resist the temptation to dump everything, “just in case”.  If you are teaching someone to change a flat tyre […]

How Modlettes Can Give You a 50% Reduction of Training Costs

What company does not want to provide effective training without increasing the training budget?   Every company is faced with the following challenges: How do we respond to rapid business needs with e-Learning? How do we decide which approach can significantly increase the speed of learning and how do we calculate the returns? How do […]

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