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Are You Building Your Personal Learning Network?

January 13, 2014

Thanks to Jane Bozarth, shop for sharing this with article me – Givers, order takers and matchers: How Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) change the way we see our work. Jane, capsule if you don’t know her, calls herself the world’s oldest millennial. I call her the Queen of Social Media in Learning! Jane is an […]

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♪ ♫ ♪ It’s the Most Hideous Time of the Year ♫ ♪

July 12, 2013

It’s like Christmas in July. It’s fun in one sense – in that I’m picking out a new car – and painful in another, information pills since I’m dealing with untrained sales car sales people. Hum along with me to the tune of “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.“  You know that Christmas […]

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Three Checkpoints for Designing Sales Training Programs

November 5, 2012

When most people plan for a day of sales training, visit this they tend to think of it as just that, ed an event. Sadly, most people overlook three simple, yet important checkpoints when they are designing sales training programs. By taking these into consideration when you are planning, you will increase the chances of […]

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Using Social Media for Learning

July 24, 2012

Social Media provides powerful ways for sales reps to collaborate, treatment share best practices and learn. Here are some tips to help implement an informal learning approach, using Social Media for the purpose of sharing best practices amongst geographically dispersed sales reps. Plan – Determine the objectives of your informal learning program. If you are […]

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Sales Training: Three Key Benefits for Using an Instructional Designer

May 29, 2012

We all know there are no silver bullets to sales training.  But there is a critical component to designing excellent sales training and it’s one that often gets overlooked. Click here to read more in the post that I wrote in my role as Contributor for ES Research!

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It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Classroom Training!

December 15, 2011

Many people say that classroom training is a thing of the past. I see their point, cheapest and I always chuckled every time I watched the video Goodbye Butts in Chairs, abortion but I don’t completely agree. Now, viagra I guess you could say, they had the last laugh, because the video is no longer available […]

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Focus On Failing?

December 8, 2011

I came across an archived post and asked myself that question, more about “Should we focus on failing?” If we weren’t so averse to failing in our corporate culture, unhealthy would we learn more? What do you think? Should we focus on failing? Should we be more tolerant of mistakes? Read this post and let […]

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Personal Learning Networks

April 19, 2011

As an instructional design consultant, check I’m the first to say that learning occurs in the classroom. Yet, link learning happens informally as well.  By happenstance.  On the job …  Often! It’s no surprise that an extroverted instructional designer like me, who got her start in sales, carrying a bag, gravitated toward “networking” and “collaborating” and […]

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Work = Learning and Learning = Work

October 29, 2010

Did you know that the majority of what we learn happens on the job? Click here  to read more about this topic at Sumeet Moghe’s blog post. Sumeet uses this graphic to describe the insights he got on informal learning, more about from The Internet Time Alliance: Clark Quinn, side effects Jay Cross, Charles Jennings, Jane Hart and […]

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Who Woulda Thunk It? – Networking’s Metamorphosis into Learning

September 27, 2010

Old school: Networking is a “necessary evil to get a job.”  New school: Networking is a professional competency that helps us DO a better job.  Networking has become synonymous with informal learning.  How did that happen? Well, sale today’s business world moves rapidly. Change is a constant and new technologies emerge daily.  To stay “ahead of the game, […]

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