Setting SMEs up to be more successful presenters

Subject matter experts (SMEs) bring deep technical knowledge to any training program, but when they’re asked to put a presentation together and deliver it to […]

What’s the right formula when working with SMEs on training?

“How do we get subject matter experts (SMEs) to be better trainers?” It’s a question I hear often, especially in light of the recent presentations […]

What kind of training facilitator are you?

In June, my book What’s Your Formula: Combine Learning Elements for Impactful Training was released. While the majority of the pages revolve around a periodic […]

What are some essential elements of effective sales training?

“Listen.” That was the response when I asked Challenger’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Spencer Wixom, what makes the difference between effective […]

What should a Train The Trainer session look like nowadays?

On Monday, we shared a podcast recording with Ajay Pangarkar who has created a number of LinkedIn Learning courses on the topic of train the […]

Should you use breakout rooms, even if you know people will drop off your presentation?

The short answer is: yes. The longer answer is: I honestly didn’t even know that dropping off a virtual session because the presenter uses breakout […]

Blackboard Collaborate is the “Ultra Experience”

We know that many trainers have to work with the tools that they are given, which often includes the platforms you are allowed to use […]

Bring Your Own Device For Learning (pt.2) #BYOD4L

Seven years ago (!) I was invited to join the founding team of the #BYOD4L team – ‘Bring Your Own Device for Learning’. An experiment […]

Trainer’s Guide to GoToMeeting

Last week we released A Trainer’s Guide to Adobe Connect. At the end of 2020 TLAC brought you A Trainer’s Guide to WebEx, A Trainer’s […]

Make 2021 a Breakout (Room) Year

We’ve arrived in 2021 and I think it’s safe to say that virtual training is here to stay. Hopefully, you’ve had the chance to become […]

From the classroom to Zoom

When I wrote my last article on March 3rd about my journey from an e-learning instructional designer to a facilitator and instructional designer of in-person […]

Maximizing the Chat Feature in the Virtual Classroom

What’s one feature that exists in a virtual classrooms and virtual meetings but not in face-to-face settings? The chat box! The chat feature allows participants […]

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