Category: ILT & VILT

Once the sage on the stage, now the guide by the side. Facilitation is a critical skill for anyone who wants to lead successful in-person training.

What kind of training facilitator are you?

As someone who has been in the world of L&D for several decades, I used to think it was imperative for SMEs to also master the art of facilitation. This knowledge/ability matrix released me from that folly.

Sophie Oberstein

Help! My podcast was highjacked!

Ok, “highjacked” may be a little extreme. I have a new book coming out tomorrow and it might be a little too unconventional to interview myself. Today, Sophie Oberstein takes the interview chair to ask me about my new book: What’s Your Formula? Combine Learning Elements for Impactful Training.

Spencer Wixom on sales training

What are some essential elements of effective sales training?

The most effective sales training in the world doesn’t simply rely on a sales model. According to Spencer Wixom, Senior Vice President at Challenger Inc, the ability to listen to training participants trumps both a trainer’s sales experience and a training program’s instructional design.

Ajay Pangarkar on training colleagues

How do you train your colleagues how to train?

Do SMEs need to know about adult learning and levels of evaluation in order to be effective trainers? Ajay Pangarkar shares his thoughts on how you can help your colleagues and other SMEs be more effective, including some insights on how much “non-training” and “non-presentation skills” content is important.

Rance Green Storytelling

Storytelling as a Learning Device

If they’re well-crafted, stories can be one of the most powerful learning devices in a trainer’s toolbelt.

In today’s podcast, Rance Greene offers some insights on how to craft a well-designed story for maximum impact in your next training session.

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