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Virtuoso communication: training or talent?

Communication is an art, people say. One can really be a talented communicator. Some of us really are natural speakers, who can get the audience […]

The learning trend of 2018: always-on learning. But how?

Your career is probably going through a lot more change compared to your parents’ careers. The same goes for your skills. Times change, and for […]

A new style of evaluating training programs: the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model

How do you evaluate a training program? The Kirkpatrick's model has been used often since the 1960s. However, this model is way too old, states […]

Training in the digital age: outdated or essential?

Technological developments and changes in the workplace contribute to an increasingly dynamic working environment. Employees are bombarded with emails, messages and other impulses. Less time […]

Spaced learning: the key to better training

Have you ever finished a season of a series in a short period of time? That’s called binge watching and it is a popular pastime. […]

The rise (and fall?) of communication training

From traditional to online to VR: communication training changed a lot faster in this decade than in the dozens of years before. But will it […]

Social learning: how to stimulate feedback in e-learning

Even though it is often used in connection with social media, social learning is older and its scope broader than that. Canadian psychologist Albert Bandura […]

From KLM to client contact centre: the importance of communication and cultures

Until 150 years ago no Japanese person had ever met a foreigner, except for maybe a couple of Chinese and Dutchmen who were allowed to […]

How to measure communication skills online?

“Know thyself!” With this ancient Greek saying philosophers, authors and artists have been emphasizing the importance of self-knowledge for ages. Among them Socrates, Plato (in […]

How to make my training program mandatory?

In my previous article, I discussed how making training programs mandatory boosts participation, causing participants to learn more and put this into practice. Despite the […]

Motivating Your Employees to Learn Online: 4 Phases

Motivated and enthusiastic trainees stimulate both their own and their colleagues’ development. The same goes for online training as for live training; people talk about […]

5 predictions about soft skills and communication training in 2018

In 2017, big steps were taken in the area of artificial intelligence. Developments like the internet of things and self-driving trucks change the future of […]

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