Moving to the Virtual Classroom: Follow-up Q&A

{note: this post was originally published on 10/5/11 on my old website, www.atrainerslife.com} A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who attended today’s session: “Moving to the Virtual Classroom: A Trainer’s Roadmap to Success.”   If you are looking for the checklist I referenced, see the previous post.  And if you are looking for more information about…

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Virtual Training is not always the Right Solution

{note: this post was originally published on 5/15/10 on my other site, www.atrainerslife.com} I am increasingly asked to deliver virtual training in situations where it is not the best solution. Some organizations – and the decision makers in them- have the misperception that since virtual training is effective and sometimes less costly than classroom training,…

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Get to know your audience: 5 questions to ask

{note: this is an earlier post from my other site (www.atrainerslife.com). it generated enough discussion to bring it along to the new site!} It sounds really simple… get to know your audience before a training class.  That’s training basics 101. But how many of us really do this and do it well? We usually find out how…

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Communicating in their language

Today I glanced in my rearview mirror and easily read the company name on the van driving behind me.  Why? Because the text was printed in reverse!  To someone standing in front of the van, the text would be almost unreadable.  But the company knew its target audience – drivers glancing in their rearview mirrors…

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Contingency Plans for Trainers

{Another blog post transferred over from the old site… Enjoy!} I recently completed an ‘are you ready?’ survey for hurricane season.  There were questions ranging from having enough supplies, to how will you communicate, to what are your contingency plans for evacuation.  All of these readiness questions got me thinking about contingency planing for trainers. …

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