TrainingFolks Blog

How Training Consultants Can Show Not Tell

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on Jun 6, 2018 4:26:49 PM

TIPS FOR CONTRACT TRAINING CONSULTANTS

In this digital era, we want things to be quick and easy. Imagine how boring life would be if all we had was text – no photos, illustrations or videos.

The power of visuals is that they can help capture your audience in a way that simple black and white text cannot. They help reinforce key concepts and keep learners engaged throughout a course.

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TrainingFolks Rides, Runs and Walks for Heart

Posted by Nisha Amin on Jun 4, 2018 1:47:32 PM

TRAININGFOLKS AT RIDE FOR HEART

The rain held off and the sun even peeked out as Team TrainingFolks took to Toronto highways on June 3 for the Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart.

This is the sixth consecutive year TrainingFolks participated in this event as part of our corporate social responsibility to give back to the community. Our riders, runner and walkers were happy to be able to raise funds for this very worthy cause that has touched so many of us.

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Topics: TrainingFolks, Heart&Stroke, RideforHeart

Adaptive Learning: A Truly Customized Training Experience

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 31, 2018 1:20:23 PM

CUSTOMIZE CORPORATE TRAINING WITH ADAPTIVE LEARNING

A challenge with traditional one-size-fits-all training is that it doesn’t address the difference in skills and knowledge of learners, or the generational and geographical diversity that can impact the ability of learners to master a topic.

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Topics: learning retention, adaptive learning, learning engagement

The Value-Add of a Contract Instructional Designer

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 23, 2018 4:22:36 PM

TIPS FOR HIRING A CONTRACT INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER

As a Learning Leader, you’ve likely faced the situation of having a large or high-profile learning and development program land on your desk when all your instructional design resources are at capacity, and you need to find top talent to take on the project. 

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Topics: instructional design consultants, contract Instructional designer

Training Employees for Remote Working Success

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 17, 2018 12:21:55 PM

REMOTE WORK TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

Summer is just around the corner, bringing changes to most employees’ regular schedules.

School is out, and some folks will have to deal with daycare and arrange to get their kids to camp, sports and other activities. Some organizations implement summer hours in which employees work extra hours Monday to Thursday with a shortened lunch and get a half-day or full day off on Friday. Summer is also “construction season” which means much longer commute times for many.

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Topics: Remote Workforce, working remotely, remote work

Thinking About Becoming a Contract Trainer?

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on May 15, 2018 10:37:52 AM

TIPS FROM YOUR CONTRACT TRAINING SPECIALISTS


If you’ve been working in a permanent, full-time learning and development job, going contract can be a huge change. Before you make the leap to a contract training professional role, here are five key things you should know.

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Topics: contract trainer, contract training, contract training consultant, contract trainer success

Are You Making the Most of Your LMS?

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 10, 2018 8:17:00 AM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY LMS TIPS



Your Learning Management System (LMS) allows you to manage all aspects of your organization’s learning and development program. This includes the creation, delivery, tracking and reporting for all training courses.

A LMS can streamline your training program by automating many of the manual tasks your department has to manage -- as long as you're taking advantage of all the features. This allows your L&D team to focus on planning, developing and implementing your training activities instead of maintaining and administering them.

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Topics: LMS, learning management system

5 Interview Tips For Training Consultants

Posted by Vanessa Branscome on May 9, 2018 2:41:46 PM

TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

There are many common practices to follow when preparing for a job interview – dressing professionally, researching the company, and sending follow-up thank you notes to your interviewer. However, as a contractor, your job interview conversations may go a little differently than someone who is interviewing for a full-time role.

Here are 5 valuable interview tips all consultants should follow.

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Topics: training consultant company, interview questions

Top Training Company Kick-offs Ride for Heart 2018

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 4, 2018 3:06:06 PM

TOP TRAINING COMPANY RIDES FOR HEART

The countdown is on! The 2018 Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart, Sunday, June 3, 2018, is now less than a month away, and team TrainingFolks shifted their fundraising into high gear with a kick-off lunch on May 3.

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Topics: Heart&Stroke, RideforHeart

Improve Your Customer Experience Strategy with Microlearning

Posted by Nisha Amin on May 3, 2018 8:33:00 AM

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE STRATEGY TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY


As a customer, have you had this experience? You have an issue with a company and call customer service. You are bounced around through the automated phone system and sit on hold for an eternity. Once you finally reach a live person, they don’t know the answer to your question, so you are put on hold again, your blood pressure rising by the minute.

Most people have war stories of customer service fails. A 2016 Gallup study of more than 13,000 customers found that 59% (about six in 10) had problems with at least one company in the past six months.1

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Topics: customer service training, microlearning