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8 Tips for Engaging Your Learners in a Virtual Training Session

More and more corporate training is shifting from being held in a traditional meeting room or classroom to being held online in tools like Zoom or Webex.  This was happening even before the pandemic as companies sought ways to save money on travel and other costs associated with \”in person\” training.  Now, of course, it

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How Long Should Employee Training Be?

When creating a training class, one of the first questions you might have is how long should the training be?  The short answer is…it depends.  There are many factors that can contribute to the length of your class.  Is it in person? Virtual? Self-paced? Instructor-led?  How much content is there? These are all things that

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How to Make New Employee Orientation Fun

Updated 9/2021 One of my very first training assignments was teaching new employee orientation at Walt Disney World.  That set the bar pretty high as far as fun at orientation.  Since then, I\’ve had the opportunity to help create and teach other companies\’ new employee orientations as well.  Using what I\’ve learned throughout the years,

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Five Must Read Books for Corporate Trainers

As a corporate trainer, you always need to be on your toes.  Part of that includes staying informed and working on improving your skills.  Here are five books to help you do just that! Troubleshooting for Trainers by Sophie Oberstein Telling Ain\’t Training by Harold Stolovitch Virtual Training Basics by Cindy Huggett Confessions of a Corporate Trainer by

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Six Must Do\’s for Employee Training During a Pandemic

Even before COVID-19 hit my team was doing a lot of virtual training in the form of webinars, e-learning and mobile learning.  After COVID hit that increased as we had to quickly pivot to transform in person learning programs to online.  While there does appear to be some light at the end of the tunnel

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Corporate Trainer Burnout: Causes and What You Can Do

Being a Corporate Trainer can be very exciting.  The laughter, the applause, the adulation.  At the same time, there is a very real chance of burnout in this role.  What are the causes and what can you do about it? The causes of burnout for a Corporate Trainer can include: Travel Repetition Constantly Being \”On\”

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Ultimate Guide to Getting a Learning and Development Job (title) Three circles with "Resume and Portfolio", "Job Postings" and "Interview Strategies"

Ultimate Guide to Getting a Learning and Development Job

Job searching sucks. Hoops to jump through, a whole bunch of unknowns and a lot of rejection along the way.  In this article, my goal is to take away some of the pain by sharing my advice and experience from over 20 years in the learning and development field.  All of my experience comes from

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