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Without a plan, how will you know exactly what you want to say, how to give clear directions for an activity or whether you’re running on time?

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Did you know that supervisor support is the #1 determining factor in whether or not learners apply what they’ve learned after a training session?

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Handouts, job aids, case studies, articles, checklists… is there anything Word can’t do?

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What better way to allow everyone to see how their fellow participants answer a question or respond to a poll in real time?

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Is lecturing bad?

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PowerPoint is the worst? Or is it the best?

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How do you know your learning program was worthwhile?

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All learning should get a boost, right?

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Who doesn’t like a pop quiz in the middle of the work day?

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Everything you find in Google is true and useful, right?

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Watching a video isn’t the same as being trained. But, paired with other elements is a powerful learning tool.

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They’re adults. We want them to learn. What more is there to know?

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Education pioneer Jane Vella argues that we learn best through dialogue. How can one disagree with that?

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Subject Matter Experts can give a training life or grind it to a halt.

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A great handout helps participants focus and reflect.

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Spaced out learning = bad. Spaced learning = good!

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What happens when the training ends?

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Once you’ve defined your learning objectives, are virtual meetings really all that different than in-person?

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Your supplies matter. Especially if they have a built-in icebreaker.

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Paired with element 19, your flipchart can be your best friend in a training room.

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What does it mean to “gamify” your training?

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Should change management be part of your thinking as a learning & development professional?

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You scored 5/5! Your training was successful, right?

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Love ’em or hate ’em, they serve a purpose, but they must be purposeful.

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An assessment doesn’t have to be one-dimensional and shouldn’t be your only form of measurement.

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Do you have a mentor? Are you a mentor to others?

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Rapid authoring tools (like element 36) are becoming more popular for getting your training offering in front of learners more quickly.

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There are a range of tools that allow you to capture images as part of your training effort. In element 29 you get to go a step further.

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Capture the steps in a process and more.

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What types of evaluation do you use to ensure that your training was successful?

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You no longer have to be an expert visual designer to incorporate great visual design into your training.

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Elearning is a big term. What do your stakeholders mean when they say it?

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Are you ready for AR? Is it ready for you?

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Professional athletes at the highest levels still need a coach. Why don’t more professionals outside the world of sports have them?

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It’s just teeny, tiny learning, right?

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It’s not just a thing you stand on to give an impromptu speech. It is a powerful tool to design facilitated training.

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Why reinvent the wheel when someone else in your organization may have already invented it? Why go to a training if the knowledge and answers you need can be found on your company’s intranet?

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Why reinvent the wheel when someone else in your organization may have already invented it? Why go to a training if the knowledge and answers you need can be found on your company’s intranet?

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Who wouldn’t like getting a text message reminding them about what they learned two weeks ago?

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If you don’t know what you want to change, how can you expect it to happen?

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Why does this learning program exist in the first place? And how are you going to give it structure?

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Participants don’t like role plays. Maybe you need to ask yourself why.

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Who doesn’t like to play a game? If it is intentionally designed, it can be a critical part of  a training initiative.

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If 73% of statistics* are made up on the spot, how can you trust the data you’re using?

*statistic made up on the spot

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How can you work goal setting into your next session?

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Is it possible to enhance your professional development 280 characters at a time?

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What value is a professional network in talent development?

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Anyone can publish an article on the web… some of those articles are quite insightful!

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Data, resources, templates and forms are all out there to help you… if you know where to look.

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Why spend a half day in a training session when a 2 minute video can do the trick?

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Want inspiration for your own slides? Want to share your slides with the world? There’s an app for that.

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Email may be the new snail mail, but it’s still an effective way to prime your learner’s pump and to share follow-up information.

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