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Best Telephone Practices when Hiring Contract Trainers

Posted by Lora Boiago on Jul 15, 2013 9:34:00 AM

With the increasing presence of virtual and global contract training teams, resorting to the traditional form of in-person interviewing is obsolete and no longer relevant. The current global way of conducting business has demanded an unprecedented level of remote interviewing, specifically in the contract trainer world. 

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, contract training, contract training teams

6 Reasons to Hire a Contract Technical Writer

Posted by Lora Boiago on Jun 26, 2013 5:52:00 PM

TECHNICAL WRITER - You have spent the last 5 months creating a product that perfectly speaks to a market that you have carefully crafted.  You now realize a need for a well-written and understood manual outlining the functionality and instructions of this new product, but you are debating between having it written by your in-house developer or an external contract technical writer.  You may be quick to assume this talent can be easily found within your workplace.  The truth , however, is that writing technical materials, including installation guides, operator manuals and procedure manuals, require a specialized set of skills.  It is a difficult form of writing and often requires someone with varying backgrounds, experience, knowledge and ability.  The challenge lies in the ability of the writer to explain the facts about technology and science in the most simplistic and understandable manner.

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Topics: training consultant company, training consultant companies, technical writer, technical writers, contract technical writer, contract technical writers, technical communication

TrainingFolks Receives PROFIT 500 Award!

Posted by Lora Boiago on Jun 24, 2013 11:54:00 AM

TrainingFolks Ranks No. 3 on the 2013 PROFIT 500 in the Education & Certification Industry

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, instructional designers, instructional designer, custom eLearning solution, custom eLearning solutions, facilitator, facilitators

Leadership Development Consultants: Negotiate Like a Professional

Posted by Lora Boiago on Jun 20, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Like it or not, negotiation is a fact of life.  Without even knowing it, you negotiate something every day.  A discussion on the price you are willing to pay for a house with a stranger or a curfew time with your daughter.  Perhaps you will find yourself negotiating with your partner about what to buy, where to eat, what television station to watch or who gets the remote!  At work, you’re faced with discussions about a raise with your boss or the perfect time for a meeting with your colleagues.

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, leadership development consultant, leadership development consultants

Instructional Designer: eLearning Chunking Strategy Tips

Posted by Lora Boiago on Jun 17, 2013 5:14:00 PM

As instructional designers, we’re always looking for new concepts that will lead to successful
learning experiences.  A main psychological phenomenon heavily practiced in the world of instructional design is information chunking. Chunking content is critical because of the way the human brain works.

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Topics: Instructional design, instructional designers, instructional designer, eLearning, instructional designer service

TrainingFolks Reaches Out!

Posted by Lora Boiago on Jun 12, 2013 11:12:00 AM

 

Last weekend, the team here at TrainingFolks banded together to help extend the lives of Canadians by participating in Becels RIDE for Heart.  

The funds raised will be used to support life-giving research, social change programs and health information initiatives, moving the Heart & Stroke foundation closer towards its ultimate goal of eradicating heart disease and stroke.  

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, instructional designers, instructional designer, custom learning solution, custom learning solutions, contingent workforce service, contingent workforce services

Training Consultants: Dealing with Conflict

Posted by Lora Boiago on Jun 6, 2013 2:50:00 PM

                                                                                                                             

If you work with people, you will experience conflict at some point.  Conflict is a unavoidable and inevitable fact of life.  Whenever two or more are gathered, there is the potential for conflict.  This is especially true in the competitive fast-paced, deadline driven environment of today’s business world.  It may be that, at some point in your career, you will be called on to resolve or mediate a conflict.

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, management training program, management training programs

4 Training Consultant Tips for Setting-Up Cross-Functional Team

Posted by Lora Boiago on May 24, 2013 5:05:00 PM

Prior to beginning the process of building and leading of cross-functional teams, training consultants urge you to stop and consider how often to you take the time to consider the effects of combining members based on personality, experience and age?  How about considering the level of interdependency you needed in order to achieve success? 

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Topics: training consultant, training consultants, corporate training program, corporate training programs

TrainingFolks Awarded 2013 Training Outsourcing Companies Watch List

Posted by Lora Boiago on May 22, 2013 11:50:00 AM

TrainingFolks has once again been selected to the 2013 Training Outsourcing Companies Watch List!!  

Applicants selected to the 2013 Training Outsourcing Companies Watch List demonstrated excellence in many areas, including:

  • Innovative service offerings
  • Ability to provide services on a global basis
  • Unique and proven approach to Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) solutions
  • Quality of client served

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Topics: corporate training company, corporate training companies, training company, training companies

Instructional Design Services: Visualize Through Storyboarding

Posted by Lora Boiago on May 15, 2013 4:07:00 PM

Previously, in our Course Development Tips – How to Build a Good Design Plan post, we wrote about the importance of having a good design plan in place before jumping into development to ensure the success of a corporate training program.  For an eLearning course, instructional design services should also include creating a visual storyboard as part of that plan.  A great storyboard will save time, money and avoid clients being surprised or disappointed by the end results.  A visual storyboard is, in essence, a bridge between what is envisioned and what will be.

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Topics: Instructional design, corporate training, corporate training program, instructional designers, instructional designer, eLearning, instructional designer service, instructional designer services