Train Like You Listen

Train Like You Listen

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February 22, 2021 16 min
When someone tells you they need a training course developed, is your first response: "Ok, by when do you need it?" or is your first response: "Why?" Asking the right questions can help make sure you deliver the best solution. Train Like You Listen sits down with Jeni Johnson, Senior Instructional designer at Traliant , to learn about her approach to training design and when it might be appropriate to use something ...
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This week on Train Like You Listen we feature games and gamification expert Karl Kapp, who offers some insights on the differences between games and gamification, suggests that a game need not be "fun" in order for learning to take place, and shares his preference on competitive vs. cooperative games.
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What potential does artificial intelligence (AI) have to change the way we think about learning and development? Margie Meacham of Learningtogogo.info discusses.
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January 31, 2021 15 min
How long does it take to develop training? On the 50th episode of Train Like You Listen, learning strategist and author Robyn Defelice joins Brian to discuss the insights gained from her 14 years researching this topic.
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Take the mystery out of organizational learning initiatives with practical advice from learning and development experts Gus Curran and Rachel Gathagu from Humentum.
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We’ve talked in this blog about the need for diversity and inclusion in the learning and development field and have talked about the impact that learning and development professionals can have through their training initiatives. As we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it feels like a good time to share the conversation Brian had with Natalie Mazzie from F5 about the realities of doing the work of promoting divers...
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January 11, 2021 17 min
If you follow TED talks on instructional design, you likely have watched or heard Melissa Marshall's TED talk "Talk Nerdy to Me." During her compelling talk (with over 2.6 million views!), she discusses making technical presentations accessible to anyone in the audience without compromising the integrity or talking down to the more technical audience members.
Melissa took some time this week, with the Train Like You Lis...
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January 3, 2021 15 min
On the first Train Like You Listen podcast of 2021, Brian talks to David Vance and Peggy Parskey from the Center for Talent Reporting and authors of Measurement Demystified, Creating Your L&D Measurement, Analytics and Reporting Strategy to find out more about how to measure training programs.
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Many of us who have worked remotely had little to get used to with the new virtual meeting culture. Fast adapters are common with any technology, and those adapters will sing the praises, and even write books on the application of these tools before their are heavily used by everyone. Kassy LaBorie is one of the early adopters for virtual tools like Zoom, Teams, etc… as a remote training tool. On this week’s Train Like You Listen p...
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December 7, 2020 11 min
GIF are more than just funny reactions to a group chat or a cleaver way to say it is Friday. These short, looped videos can be used to communicate information quickly, in an accessible way. On this week's podcast, George Hanshaw , Director of eLearning Operations at Los Angeles Pacific University, sits down with us to talk about the application of GIFs in training.
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November 22, 2020 15 min
This week on the Train Like You List podcast, the entire Endurance Learning team calls for a special Thanksgiving podcast. We all take some time to reflect on how this year has affected us, what we have learned, and find some gratitude in what we have.
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November 15, 2020 13 min
Lisa Spinelli took some time with us this week to talk to us about what she learned while writing her book, Teacher To Trainers. We take some time to dig into why teachers tend to move into training, how to build your skill set if you are teacher looking to move into training, and what challenges to expect for professionals thinking about this move.
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On this week's podcast, we talk to Shermaine Perry-Knights, author and Chief Learning Officer at Innovation Consultants of DeKalb, about her learning and development journey. Like many L&D professionals, Shermaine started as a K-12 teacher. She gives us some insight on why she made this move, and how she takes the lessons she learned teaching 7th grade Social Studies and applies it to her adult learners.
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November 1, 2020 11 min
As learning and development professionals, we are always looking for new ways to deliver content to our learners. An approach to this is to consider how you like to have content delivered to you.
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October 26, 2020 20 min
We face monsters every day as training professionals. They cannot be tackled the same ways the stories of our past have taught us to tame mysterious beasts. They lurk right in front of us; on our computer screen, on our social media accounts, in our books. Staying home cannot protect us from these monsters! This week on the Train Like You Listen podcast, Mad Scientist Clark Quinn, Ph. D, Executive Director at Quinnovation, joins us...
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October 18, 2020 14 min
The more we can access our learners, the more likely we are to be successful in our training outcomes. This week on the Train Like you Listen podcast, Amy Lou Abernethy, President, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Strategist at Amp Creative, stops by to talk to us about how we can use learning campaigns to increase learner engagement and promote a learning culture.
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As trainers, we often talk about wearing more that one hat at work. But how do you know how to navigate all of the challenges that you face when you don’t have a big team? Emily Wood, author of ELearning Department of One, joins us on the Train Like You Listen podcast this week to share some resources and tips for small eLearning departments.
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October 4, 2020 12 min
Do you walk into every training development project knowing exactly what needs to happen to make it a success? If you are like me, probably not. As a junior trainer, a lot of my lessons were learned from failure and feedback. While those are wonderful ways to learn, it isn’t always ideal to put yourself or your team at risk for failure if it can be avoided. Is there a way to be proactive about troubleshooting your next training eve...
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September 28, 2020 13 min
acilitating and training people, young or adult, to be curious is important, but is it really an outcome that can be trained and measured? On this week’s podcast, we talk to Bethany Kline from www.Rover.com about her approach to training learners how to be curious how she applies her methods to scale innovation across an organization.
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September 20, 2020 16 min
When it comes to engaging learners, finding the magical formula can seem like catching a mythical creature. In theory, it is absolutely attainable, however, in practice, unexpected obstacles abound.
Speaking of rare encounters, on this week's podcast, Brian meets Cara North for the first time to talk about her approach to unlocking learner engagement. During this episode, she talks about the three-legged stool of engagement and...
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