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Thursday, July 2, 2020
In the US, July 4th is an occasion for Fireworks. Many folks love the spectacle of them. Many buy their own & shoot them off (legally or illegally). Those with sensitive pets & small...
Job Aids & Tools
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Our connection to music is emotional, almost visceral. Music transcends verbal language and cultural values to communicate in deeply personal, meaningful ways. In your learning sessions,...
Discussion
Friday, June 19, 2020
Like many Learning Design Professionals, I spent the bulk of this past week working on COVID related safety training. In our case, it was specifically designed to inform returning coworkers...
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Friday, June 12, 2020
Last week I had a conversation with someone who in the past designed training as their profession. I told this person I had continued posting Fried Training Talk discussions on LinkedIn...
Insights
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Kicking off a training course or meeting session isn’t as easy as posing a question of participants to get conversation going. An effective icebreaker—an activity or question used to...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
A recent survey showed that 67 percent of employees admit they plan to multitask at their next virtual training session. And 100 percent admit to actually doing it. Virtual or in-person...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Picture this: You’ve crafted your video, uploaded it, and the views are rolling in. But when you check the viewer stats, you notice something concerning. The engagement stats consistently...
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Hello, Instructional Design & Training pros,  I've been working on designing a few job-aids lately and failing. I was looking at templates and ideas for how to format one online. Then I...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Planning, practice, and personality help trainers do their best in front of an audience.
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Friday, March 13, 2020
Friday the 13 has always been one of my favorite days. Needless to say I don’t consider myself a superstitious person. I am the pet human of a black cat, and have stood under ladders...
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Friday, March 6, 2020
I created this week’s logo in Gold, so we could talk a little about WINNING. Research has shown when someone wins at an activity set at an appropriate difficulty level, they’re much more...
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Friday, February 28, 2020
Do you believe in training/teaching magic? I’ve heard trainers and teachers say, “I follow the facilitator’s guide/lesson plan until the magic happens, then I have to go where the magic...
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Monday, March 9, 2020
You are ushered into a semi-dark room, the screen before you glows ominously, and you can feel your shoulders slump involuntarily as you shuffle sideways to your seat. The first slide is...
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Friday, February 21, 2020
This is the 2nd “retro” topic of 2020 (these will continue to appear on the 3 Friday of each month) based on topics from 2019 you folks requested more discussion on. Based on a request from...
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Friday, February 14, 2020
Happy Saint Valentine’s Day all. In much of the world it is a day of romance, hearts, and flowers. On a day meant to celebrate love, let me ask you all: When did you first fall in love with...
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Talent development courses are more useful if they can be compiled into a comprehensive program.
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Friday, February 7, 2020
“May I ask you a question?” A 6 word sentence that opens so many doors. When designing trainings I try to ask much more than I say. From “how are you doing today”, to “what are the...
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Friday, January 24, 2020
How embedded do developers need to get when developing training? Yes, I know this may be a situational question. I ask it because of I am coming to the end of a series of trainings (...
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