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Training Companies Discovered: 4 Benefits of Gamification

Posted by Ashley White on Nov 12, 2014 3:21:00 PM

 Definition:  gam·i·fi·ca·tion ;ˌ(ɡāmifəˈkāSHən/)


the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service.

"gamification is exciting because it promises to make the hard stuff in life fun"

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, training company, training companies, training and development companies, best training companies, blended learning onboarding program for new employ, training program, Gamification

TrainingFolks to Exhibit at the 2014 CSTD Conference & Trade Show - Toronto, Canada Nov 12-14th

Posted by Ashley White on Oct 29, 2014 2:39:00 PM

Come visit us at the CSTD Trade Show in November 12-14th in Toronto, Canada


TrainingFolks to Exhibit at the 2014 CSTD Conference & Trade Show

Our TrainingFolks team will be exhibiting at booth 606 at the prestigious CSTD Conference & Trade show being held at the Metro Toronto Convention on November 13th and 14th, 2014.  We at TrainingFolks share a commitment to providing word-class custom learning solutions, consulting, and contingent workforce services wherever and whenever they’re needed.  We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your business needs and how our training solutions can be of service.

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Training Solutions for Your Next Global Instructor Rollout

Posted by Ashley White on Oct 15, 2014 1:19:00 PM

For years, organizations have been investing in globalization with varying degrees of success. A study conducted in the late ’90s predicted that the amount of investment in globalization would increase 12 times during the 30-year period ending in 2027 (“Getting to Global,” McKinsey Quarterly, Lowell L. Bryan and Jane N. Fraser, November 1999). However, such investment has actually increased by more than nine times in less than 15 years. As we are trending at a much faster rate, if you are not already globalizing, you soon will be!

When implementing training on a global scale, the path to success must factor in many beliefs, norms, and cultural expectations.

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8 Corporate Training Tips for the Millennial Generation

Posted by Ashley White on Oct 7, 2014 9:30:00 AM

In today’s workplace training consultants from various training companies see three common generations when doing content development:

1)      Baby Boomers (1946-1964)

2)      Generation X (1965-1979)

3)      Millennials (1980-1996)

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Topics: training consultants, corporate training, training company, best training company, training consultant companies, custom development

Top 5 Most Read Training Company Blogs

Posted by Ashley White on Sep 26, 2014 1:58:00 PM

We’re excited to bring you a roundup of our most read blog posts. As an award winning and top training company, we live, breathe and sleep training. As we pour our morning coffee, we think about all training curve balls that you may be facing. Our water cooler conversations may consist of the words compliance training, organizational development, technology user adoption and virtual instructor-led training. Maybe some of you in the learning and development space can relate, but one of our favorite things to do is bring you practical training solutions and powerful insights around the topic of organizational change.

  1. Corporate Training: Top 5 Trends For Training Programs
  2. Top 5 Custom eLearning Development Programs/Authoring Tools
  3. 7 Steps For Best Practices When Implementing Instructional Design
  4. Corporate Training Tips for Creating a Blended Learning Onboarding Training Program for New Employees
  5. 5 Public Speaking Tips All Training Consultants Should Know

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, training company, training companies, training and development companies, best training companies, training program

Sales Training Companies: Do sales people need live sales training?

Posted by Ashley White on Sep 12, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Sales Training Companies Great Debate: Do sales people need live sales training
Live sales training vs. eLearning 
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Topics: corporate training, sales training, sales training consultants

Training Companies Reveal - The Real Advantages to using an LMS

Posted by Ashley White on Aug 22, 2014 2:02:00 PM

 For some training consultants, there may be some lingering questions around implementing a new LMS, “Why should my organization implement a blended learning course or eLearning course via an LMS?  What quantitative advantages would it bring to my current training solution and outputs?


Should we consider hiring a contract LMS Administrator to manage our new LMS?

If implemented correctly, an LMS can be a powerful training solution that can take an organization to the next level of operational efficiency.  Learning Management Systems save organizations, training consultants and instructors valuable time and money by enabling them to easily manage the training of large groups of learners through a web-based environment - anytime, anywhere accessibility.

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Topics: training consultants, training companies, blended learning, training program, LMS, Learning Management Systems, LMS Administrator

Corporate Training: Build a Successful Wiki for Learning Initiatives

Posted by Ashley White on Aug 14, 2014 11:13:00 AM

For top corporate training programs wikis were first developed over 15 years ago. Research has shown that organizational, training companies or corporate wikis are sustainable and can be beneficial to organizations particularly in improving work processes, collaboration and knowledge management.

Within the corporate training environment, wikis are proving to be valuable tools for:

  • Increasing learner engagement
  • Virtual Insturctor Led vILT support
  • Project collaboration, information sharing and managing content
  • Design collaboration
  • Organizing a community around a written project
  • Distributed intelligence gathering
  • A knowledge base or collaborative extranet
  • Fostering information flow within an organization
  • Helping distributed teams work together seamlessly and productively
  • Eliminating the one-webmaster syndrome of outdated intranet content

The main features of training companies use Wikis are:

  • A simple) way to build and manage content
  • Support hyperlinks and has simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly
  • Accessibility from everywhere without any software installation (just a browser)
  • Easy to track and constantly up-to-date
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Topics: corporate training, instructional designers, virtual instructor lead, Wiki

Electronic Medical Records Training: Top Trend in eLearning

Posted by Ashley White on Aug 11, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Electronic Medical Records Training or EMR Training tops the list of five major trends impacting the eLearning market today.  The worldwide market for elearning reached $35.6 billion in 2011 and is expected to grow to $51.5 billion by 2016. The Kansas Occupational Outlook Handbook forecasts 24.7 percent growth through 2020 for instructional designers and coordinators.        

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Topics: eLearning, Articulate, eLearning authoring tools, eLearning authoring tool, Electronic Medical Records Training, Trends

Top Five Tips for Training Employees on a New CRM

Posted by Ashley White on Jul 16, 2014 11:50:00 AM

With the help of a team of experts, we identified five top tips that can improve your next CRM implementation.   And make no mistake; CRM system training is extremely critical.

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Topics: training company, training companies, virtual training, virtual training tips, software trainers, vilt, virtual instructor led training, user adoption training, Tips, CRM Training, Best Practices, virtual instructor lead, sales enablement, salesforce training