“I Can’t Get Anyone to Use It”: A Corporate Training Tale

I took a business trip recently that I found especially useful, as you might hope for when flying across the country to attend a learning conference. While the sessions and formal discussions were great, it was the human interaction in between that I found the most compelling. Side note: With my off-conference time I believe […]
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What is Blended Learning?

If you’re at all like me and had this question in the last decade – What is blended learning? – your internet search presented a lot of crap. I embarked on this quest a few years ago and it was the blended learning entry on Wikipedia that provided the most clarity for me (Ten points […]
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How Storytelling Helps Make a Personal Connection with an Audience

Connecting with an audience is a critical business skill. We all need it when we try to get a point across to someone else. We may be teaching a new idea or skill, explaining the importance of a new strategic initiative, or maybe trying to persuade a prospect to become a client. In my recent […]
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Why a Certification is Only a Start

Certification and credentialization are requisite parts of today’s business landscape. The field of Information Technology is no exception. Learning Tree offers a broad range of IT certifications for employees with varying skill levels. I received my first IT certification in 1985 from The Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals, now known as the ICCP. […]
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The Importance of Storytelling in Technical Training

I started teaching technical courses over thirty years ago. At that time, I’d taught similar topics in a university setting and I enjoyed it then as I do now. But I was frustrated by one item on the course evaluations: “Contribution of personal experience.” The scores on that metric didn’t seem to reflect what I […]
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