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If you missed some events Ray presented in the past few months, you're in luck. We always record them for our members. Click the links below to access webinar recordings, handouts and discussions you've missed.

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Using The 5-Step Scenario Learning Design
Thu, Aug 18, 2016
10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Scenarios have been with us for so many years. Yet, a significant number of designers and trainers use these as a memorization tool or branching exercise. They forget that scenarios are supposed to recreate life situations.
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Shifting Careers: From Trainer to Curator
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 
10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

One of the challenges faced by trainers and instructional designers is their lack of real-world experience of the content they are trying to train people on. There is a huge gap between the knowledge and information and its application. The gap is fueled by the sheer volume, high speed and ongoing change of massive knowledge to be learned by workers.
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THE SEEKERS: How to Support the New Learners in Modern Organizations
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 
10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Employees within modern organizations, become seekers of immediate solutions and constant improvement of their work. The rapid demand, constant change, accelerating career paths and abundance of technologies allow them to “skip" traditional learning and training. Their organizations encourage them and provide opportunities to grow.
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How to Find Stories to Ignite eLearning
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 
10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Most designers, trainers and leaders are so accustomed to producing highly antiseptic lessons - clean, organized and controlled. However, this kills the fun and relevance of the lessons. Fortunately, they agree that using stories would add context and engage learners. Their difficulty is where and how to find stories that support their content.
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Scientific Findings that will Obliterate Our Training Tomorrow...Unless We Change
Tue, May 24, 2016
10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Training and learning professionals are in a bubble – cocooned in their own world of realities. Slowly, their profession starts eroding. They become irrelevant and misplaced. Their realities are shattered.
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Creating Simple Rules-Based Learning from Complex, Technical and Compliance Courses
Thu, Mar 31, 2016
10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Simplifying learning content cuts learning curves and speeds up performance on the job. However, most complex, technical and compliance learning content remain to be inaccessible for learners to use and learn from.
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Micro-Coaching: The Impacts of Continuous, Short and Instant Learning and Feedback
Tue, Mar 15, 2016
10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Many learning specialists and leaders have very limited time to plan and organize regular and scheduled formal coaching sessions.
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Accelerating Experience-Based Learning for High-Performance
Thu, Feb 18, 2016
10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Experts, scientists and learning specialists agree that experience is one of the better ways to help learners learn. The more experience the learner and worker has, the more they perform on the job.
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How to be a Power Learner in TMN's All New Path to Expertise (Path2X) System
Fri, Jan 22, 2016
10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Welcome to a new weekly hands-on webinar series that will empower you to get the most out of TrainingMagNetwork.com
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How to Curate and Train for the Powerful Self-Learners
Tue, Jan 19, 2016
10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

There is a growing need for trainers to curate content to support powerful self-learners. Curating allows trainers to help learners find and study valuable content from informal sources like blogs, articles, webinars, videos, white papers, case studies and others.
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Micro-Learning: Faster, Better, and Cheaper Ways to Train Employees
Thu, Dec 17, 2015
12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Research have shown that 70% of learners are likely to be on-demand-learners. They learn by small bits and pieces following their needs and interests. The problem is that most organizations deliver massive, bulky and long learning which discourages the on-demand-learners.
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We're Smarter Together: Simple, Practical and Easy Ways to Harness and Share Everyone's Knowledge
Thu, Nov 19, 2015
12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

The learning world has been buzzing for years about informal learning, social learning, collaborative learning, personal learning environments (PLE), and many other mutations.
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Debunking the Myth: Creating Fun and Engaging Technical and Compliance eLearning
Tue, Nov 03, 2015
10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Wait, what? Engaging compliance training? Compliance and technical learning is traditionally seen as a laborious, boring and painful process that learners must endure. But it doesn’t have to be!
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We're Smarter Together: Simple, Practical and Easy Ways to Harness and Share Everyone's Knowledge
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
8:30AM Pacific / 11:30AM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

The learning world has been buzzing for years about informal learning, social learning, collaborative learning, personal learning environments (PLE), and many other mutations.
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Creating Hyper Stories for Instant Learning
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Learners and leaders complain, “We can’t afford the time, no budget and training must be done ASAP.” This is getting worse because “connected” workers want to learn short, simple and direct-to-the-point lessons.
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Micro-Compliance Solutions to Reduce Time and Length of Courses
Tue, Aug 18, 2015
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Huge investments are made on compliance courses to meet the demands of regulations, teach learners guidelines and avoid legal liabilities. The challenge is that compliance takes an enormous amount of time and does not necessarily accomplish the results.
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Are You Prototyping Your Future eLearning? Or Are You Still Designing for the Past?
Thu, Jul 02, 2015
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Experts say we are now in our third generation of eLearning. During the first, we were able to upload PDFs and PowerPoint files and let our learners study online. The second generation featured rapid authoring software, which allowed us to breeze through and add narration and interactive elements, along with some other really cool stuff.
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Do you do it all? Trainer, Designer, Artist, Developer, Deliverer, Tracker, Etc? Welcome to the World of the Do-It-Yourself Learning Professionals
Thu, Jun 04, 2015
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

It’s 3:00 am and you are thrilled at the discovery that you can actually prepare beautiful graphics for your training. You never thought you could. You are amazed with yourself.
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Can You Make Your Feedback Quick and Short, Please? Improving Performance with Micro-Coaching and Feedback
Tue, May 26, 2015
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

The mode and tone of today’s workers and team members sound urgent, almost always needing immediate attention. What happens when we miss the opportunity to provide coaching and feedback because of long awaited and scheduled performance evaluation or weekly meetings? The urgency of the need may have passed, that the value of the coaching and feedback may be diminished. How do you avoid this from happening?
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Who Says Technical eLearning Can't be Exciting and Fun?
Tue, Apr 07, 2015
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Yes! You can make your technical elearning fun and exciting. How do you accomplish this? Discover the “Beng, Beng and Boink Learning,” (BBBL) design approach. Most technical training and design aim for the perfect world. The trouble starts when learners are unable “to make” sense of the training because they can not touch, feel and manipulate the content. The BBBL method is a metaphorical theme surrounding learning by problem-solving, diagnostics and troubleshooting. It’s essential in trial-and-error and discovery learning.
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Accelerate Performance Experience on the Job Fast, Effective and Low-Cost Methods
Tue, Mar 24, 2015
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Why is experience the ultimate best teaching model? Why do we miss out on opportunities for improving performance through experience? Research have shown that the demographics in the workforce are gradually changing. Companies are losing more experienced people. Moreover, it is equally getting more difficult to hire people with experience. Unfortunately, learning environments and training programs focus on the theory about the work, and not gaining the experience needed for the work. As a result, companies lose valuable human resource assets and ultimately, their competitive edge as well.
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Be THE LEARNING EXPERT: Get Decision-Makers on Your Side!
Thu, Mar 12, 2015
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

A lot of what we do as learning and training professionals center on building our credibility as EXPERTS in our respective fields. Our desires include becoming a consultant and change agent so we can introduce and lead our leaders to make changes. Failure means we suffer from having low impact contributions on the job. Consequently, we lose excitement and commitment to our roles as developers and inspirers of people.
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The NO-LECTURE Webinar: Engage Learners, STOP "Yacking" at Them
Tue, Feb 24, 2015
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

For the trainers and participants, webinars are great, until the trainers simply “yack” at learners. That’s when learners start multitasking and therefore, do not learn from the sessions.
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Gain the Edge: NO to Memorization - YES to Applications Learning
Tue, Feb 03, 2015
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Why do many of our eLearning and training programs get stuck in memorization and testing rather than the application of learning in actual job situations?
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Developing Micro-Learning for Learners on the Go!
Thu, Jan 22, 2015
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

What is behind social learning, mobile learning, AppleWatch, and other Internet tools? These “access- anytime-anywhere” tools and solutions are MICRO-LEARNING. It is micro feedback, micro-application, micro-goals, micro-games, micro-exercises, micro-search and other micro forms. Micro-learning is an ubiquitous part of our day to day learning, but we don’t notice them. They are “hiding in plain sight”, blending with the background of our daily grind.
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How to Convert SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) Into Believers of Shorter, Faster and Engaging Lessons
Wed, Dec 10, 2014
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

How often do you hear trainers, designers and elearning developers complain about their SMEs?

"If only these SMEs will allow me to.. (fill in the blank)!" - is a common complaint.

As learning professionals - designers, trainers, writers and leaders - we are so far fetched from the source of the content. SMEs often hand us down long PowerPoint slides with the marching order "TRAIN THE LEARNERS ON ALL CONTENT."
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Developing 30-Second Perfect Learning Moments
Tue, Nov 25, 2014
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Pictorials, symbols, emoticons, visualizations and snapshots are 30-Second Learning Moments. However, they are challenging to create and construct because of pressure to deliver massive amounts of content. There is fear that our learners may not grasp what we want them to learn. This is the "They Must Learn All Content" mindset of trainers and designers.
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Why Context is King, Not Content - And What to do in Your Learning Design
Wed, Nov 19, 2014
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Learners are constantly on the go and demand rapid, short and instant learning tools to perform on the job. Whether participating in structured courses or informal learning, they want knowledge acquisition to be fast and easy. Their leaders and businesses allow less time for training and expect shorter learning time.
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From Hostile to Productive Learning: Making Compliance and Technical eLearning Meet Learners' Needs while Complying with Legal and Certification Demands
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Many trainers and designers are reluctantly giving in to the administrative (cover my back) tasks of ensuring that learners click all pages to show compliance and certification from elearning courses. A true case from a client attests to this: "We don't care if learners learn as long as they show proof they read 9,000 words worth through page clicking."
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How to Add Adventure, Challenge and Discovery in Learning Lessons
Thursday, September 11, 2014
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Learners often feel that training and eLearning are the least interesting and engaging activities. They have no time for it. They are busy. So, we need to push hard or force them to complete courses.
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How to Use Story-Based Learning to Improve Learners' Performance
Thursday, August 28, 2014
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Designing learning is like "changing the conversation" in the minds of the learners. Paradigm shifts are necessary to effect behavioral changes. There is a need to change what the learners believe in. Hence, existing stories require transformation so learners believe in the new stories you want them to buy into and own up to. 
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How and When to Allow Learners to Cheat in Compliance Courses
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Experience shows us that learners try to circumvent or trick the learning process or "cheat" the elearning compliance course.

This behavior often happens when the requirements of the compliance course is impossible to meet or is completely unreasonable.  In the process, the learners find a workaround which designers, developers and trainers condone.
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Let Go and Replace Very Old LMSs that Do Not Support New Learners and Business Needs
Thursday, June 12, 2014
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Sometimes discarding or letting go of seemingly efficient LMSs which significantly fail to meet business needs, provides a fresh start and changes the game to produce far better returns. Studies have shown that companies are systematically changing LMSs into newer and better suited learning systems to support newer learner needs and business demands.
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Transforming Novices into Experts – Faster and Cheaper Ways
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Your company as well as many others are suffering from “expertise drain” or loss of “experienced workers.” There is difficulty in getting new employees to fast track toward expert performance. Training functions are expected to help fix this problem. However, just like schools and universities, most of our training and eLearning courses are curriculum driven and task specific, far removed from the need for rapid expertise development.
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Creating Interactive Videos from Really Boring Talking Heads, Lectures and Demo Videos
Thursday, April 17, 2014
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Most videos in training and elearning are talking heads, lecture-type presentations or demonstration of a product or process. Case in point: your training director suddenly decides that it is good for the CEO to present an idea.
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"Small Bites” Learning
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

A study by eLearning News suggests that there is an increasing number of workers and employees who learn while on the job. Coupled with smartphones, tablets and laptops, learning and accessing knowledge becomes "use as you go" or "learn as you work."
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Learn Better and Faster: Helping On-Demand Learners in an On-Demand Era
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

In today’s business demands, worker knowledge and skills are rapidly and constantly changing. Consequently, organizations are increasingly relying on the learners to “learn on demand,” on need, on-the-job and independently.
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Micro-Scenarios: Affordable and Easy to Build
Friday, January 24, 2014
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Learning is best achieved when learners are pushed to the edge and provoked to think and make decisions. Scenarios can effectively engage and draw them into the learning process. However, these can be costly and challenging to develop. After hours of toil, you may still end up with weak and unappealing scenarios.
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Push Learners to the Edge with Story-Driven Games
Thursday, December 12, 2013
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

How do you get the learner involved in the discovery of learning ideas?
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Learn How to Avoid "Crisis of Emptiness" in eLearning
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Part of eLearning’s challenge is how to recapture the lost warmth and interpersonal relationship many of us experience in face-to-face interactions.
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Stop the Snoring! Compliance Training that’s Engaging and Inspiring
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Many of us are required to develop and deliver compliance courses. But there is a lot of pessimism from learners. Do we want them to learn or do we want them to just check boxes for the auditors?
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How to be a Master Story-Learning Designer and Move Learners
Thursday, September 5, 2013
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

How do you deliver training and successfully compete with all the noise, chatter and information overload that is going on? How do you persuade learners to pay attention to your content and ideas when they are busy and have no time?
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How to make Technical & Compliance Training and eLearning Fun and Engaging
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

"Boring". "Tedious". "Painful". "Do I have to?" These are the moans and complaints of learners as receivers of the data-dump type of very technical and compliance forms of eLearning.
Technical and compliance eLearning can be fun and definitely help people learn when we shift the design by focusing less on just the technical view and instead, considering the learner's perspective. This webinar will present ideas on how to make this shift possible.
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How to Build Micro-Scenarios: Snappy, Fast, Engaging
Friday, May 17, 2013
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

How do we develop eLearning content that teaches content yet is also short, concise, snappy, fast and instant?
The demand for fast, rapid, instant and on-the-go learning plague eLearning designers, developers and leaders. Many of us are still stuck with the very old and antiquated "data dump" and "learners must learn" paradigms. We are shackled by our design philosophy. Yet, we are forced to comply with the new affordances of mobile tools, faster Internet connections to cater to busy and overloaded learners.
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Truths and Lies: Keeping Authenticity in eLearning Stories
Friday, April 26, 2013
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Do stories in eLearning have to be true? How much can you embellish? What you should never lie about? Authenticity is a characteristic that builds or destroys trust in the learners' minds or hearts. Learners know when a story is fabricated or when they are true. This impacts believability and applicability of the learning ideas. It becomes a crucial problem in eLearning design, because learners only interface with what we show and tell electronically.
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Teleporting Learners: Creating Visually Interactive Story Learning
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

The convergence of visual design, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and storytelling provides eLearning designers and developers an opportunity to "teleport" the learners' minds. This trend presents eLearning designers with a strategic advantage to provide solutions that can be solved with visually interactive story learning.
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WISDOM-BASED eLearning: How to Fill Employee's "Lack and Loss of Experience"
Friday, March 8, 2013
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Businesses are witnessing an epidemic: the lack and loss of experience in employees. In the past, U.S. Government Accountability Office (USGAO) data showed , that for every 10 employees, 7 are experienced and 3 are new. Today, this is reversed; 6 are new and 4 are experienced. The problem impacts the profits and performances of all types of organizations.
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LEARNING OSCILLATION: How to Apply Advance Story-Based eLearning Design Techniques to Immerse Learners
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

A story-based lesson can employ the "SRIA Model - Setup, Relate, Interpret and Apply"- to improve learning. But what is the approach to create a full program where there are several lessons? How do we make the lessons work in rhythm and harmony so each lesson moves the learner from one type of emotional learning to another? How do we immerse the learner so that each lesson builds up to a final "learning realization" or "high"?
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Creating Instant and Rapid One-Minute Learning for mLearning and eLearning
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Is there such a thing as "instant learning"? Experts in mobile and social learning say that there is increased prevalence that learners retain and learn by increments of knowledge and use them as frequently and quickly as they can. The method is "recursive learning" - small building blocks of learning with close proximity to work applications. In most situations however, the difficulty for trainers, eLearning and mLearning designers is that courses and lessons they develop are more driven towards the "completeness" of knowledge transfer rather than the "immediate application" of knowledge.
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Converting SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) to the NEW FAITH: Less Content is Better, Faster and Cheaper
Thursday, November 15, 2012
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

When you ask an SME, "What should learners learn from the content?", the response is usually "all" or "everything". This is the OLD RELIGION where the data is "compressed and dumped" for learners to learn. This is costly and detrimental to the performance of workers.
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TRICKS OF THE LAZY TRAINER: How to Get Learners to Create Your Content - Quickly, Reliably and Accurately
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

The metaphor of "The Lazy Trainer" reminds us that the less we teach, the more learners have the chance to learn for themselves. Unfortunately, a significant number of trainers and designers are paranoid. They lack faith or trust that the learners can provide or discover the "right answers and content." This limits the possibilities for effective learning, driven by learners. Companies are also deprived of the opportunity to reduce costs while increasing the speed of training.
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Proof that Stories Improve Comprehension and Retention
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

"Too long." "Too costly, Too wishy-washy." "Fluff." Many eLearning leaders and developers are skeptical about the use of interactive stories in eLearning. Anecdotal and scientific research in educational institutions suggests that stories facilitate learning. However, in the corporate world, stories are discouraged and misunderstood. In this session, Ray Jimenez will present a research report on "Story Impacts Learning and Performance."
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Story-Based eLearning: Antidote to Boring Programs
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

"Our lives are made up of stories" - according to Mark Zuckerburg (Facebook CEO), "that is why we provide "TIMELINE" in Facebook because we help you tell your life-stories. From Confucius to Zuckerburg, people learn from each other by sharing experiences and stories. Nowadays, this fact becomes increasingly significant with the advent and continuous development of mobile learning, on-the-job learning support and communities of learners.
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“What if I die today?” – Story Impacts eLearning Exercise: Building Stories using StoryLine
Thursday, July 12, 2012
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Using the book, “Story Impacts Learning and Performance” as a point of reference, Ray Jimenez will share how he uses engaging stories and Articulate StoryLine to author“What if I die today?” – Story Impacts eLearning Exercise.
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How to Chunk and Boil Down Long, Very Long PowerPoint eLearning Programs
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Ask SMEs (subject matter experts), your boss or client about what could be the most important part of the content. And the answer? Usually, “EVERYTHING.” We all want to believe this. Yet in real-life, there is hardly enough time to cover all of the content. Consequently, we attempt to shove them down the learners’ throats. We extend training time beyond what is necessary.
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How to make Technical & Compliance Training and eLearning Fun and Engaging
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

“Boring”. “Tedious”. “Painful”. “Do I have to?” These are the moans and complaints of learners as receivers of the data-dump type of very technical and compliance forms of eLearning. Technical and compliance elearning can be fun and definitely help people learn when we shift the design by focusing less on just the technical view and instead, considering thelearner’s perspective. This webinar will present ideas on how to make this shift possible.
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Whole-Brain Instructional Design – Rapid, Inexpensive, Durable Helping Learners Learn Facts, Discoveries, Methods and Values
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Cognitive sciences have proven that people learn and perform best when they fully utilize their brains. The challenge for instructional designers is how to make this idea simple and easy enough to apply in the practical day to day world of rushing through learning and elearning projects, in a rapid way and of course effective manner.
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Contextual Learning - Cheapest, Fastest and Easiest Way to Deliver Learning
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Most learning approaches are top to bottom, mandated and driven by leaders, trainers and learning specialists. This is an old production and content oriented model where the training departments must produce content for learners to consume. In today's economy, this is costly, slow and often times late.
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Designing 3-Minute or Less eLearning Programs
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Chunking, miniaturizing and boiling down content to fit into short and quick lessons for eLearning and mobile learning are difficult tasks: How does one know what content keep and throwaway? Furthermore, traditional content design assumes that learners must learn all the content. The challenge is that it leads to bloated, long, boring and costly eLearning and impossible to deliver in mobile learning.
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Instant Learning through Story and Experience Sharing
Monday, December 12, 2011
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Do you feel at times you have to cram too much content into short lessons? Your boss wants the training and learning to be instant, short, fast and cheaper and your learners have no time. So the tendency of the designers is to compact and squeeze big content lessons. The problem is that learners can't learn instantly compacted lessons. However, instant learning happens by using experiences and stories and embedding the content.
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Stop, Look, Listen and Apply - Adding Contemplation in eLearning
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Leading critics of technologies like Sherry Turkle (author Alone Together) and David Brooks (author of The Social Animal) and suggest that the abundance of technologies, while there are great benefits, also forces people to imbed gazillions of knowledge and information, but failing to process the information into useful and valuable to impact performance.
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10 Cases of Bungled eLearning Implementation - Lessons Learned
Friday, November 11, 2011
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

eLearning specialists and leaders are shy to admit that we learn a lot more from our errors and omissions than from our well-intended plans. Our failings are humorous, ridiculous, and stupid - but we profit a lot from them.
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Creating Sales Scenarios for Training Using Articulate Storyline®
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Sales and business development professionals want immediate results with the least amount of time and effort. Training them to achieve high performing skills is challenging. They are busy, mobile and constantly in a rush.
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Creating eLearning Stories and Exercises with Articulate Storyline®
Thursday, September 29, 2011
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

There are two daunting tasks when using stories and exercises in eLearning: creating a good design, and authoring the software. Instead of focusing the quality of the lessons into engaging learning, designers and developers spend more time in the production work. This slows down the delivery and increases the cost.This clinic will present proven ways in using stories and exercises to engage learners as well as step by step methods to develop events, characters, choices and consequences and to quickly convert them into eLearning by using Articulate's new software, Storyline®.
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How to Add "Gamification" in Your eLearning Design
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Do you know how Gamification can boost learning effectiveness? Gamification is the application of theories in gaming,its attendant rewards and its motivational impact. It has caught the attention of both learning designers and elearning developers because gamification presents new opportunities to raise the learner's engagement and learning applications. But how to make it a practical enhancement to the elearning design is a mystery.
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Using Web Tools to Gauge Learning Impacts while Training is in Motion
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

The speed and length of learning and training are getting faster and shorter. Organizations want to speed up training to meet demands. However, they also want to see demonstrations and proof that their learning investment are impacting performance.
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Moving Beyond Static and Boring eLearning to Story-Based eLearning
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

The traditional way of developing eLearning programs is to require learners to learn static, factual and procedural information, then test for retention and memorization. Consequently, learners become bored and are unable to apply ideas back to their work situation.
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Creating High-Impact, Ah-Ha! Learning Moments with Videos, Slides, Webinars and Games
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

What participants look for in training are Ah-Ha! moments: the rare moments of inspiration and insights that help them understand and apply the learning ideas. Ah-Ha! moments don't occur by accident, though. They are byproducts of well planned, highly motivational, and engaging design learning and training events.
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Be a Master Storyteller: Boost Learners' Performance
Plus: Take the Master Storyteller Self-Reflection Profile About Yourself

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Whether you are doing classroom training, eLearning or on-the-job (OJT) training, storytelling has a significant role. You may have the fanciest, newest and coolest gadgets like the iPad, iPhone, videos or great classroom games - but stories are still the easiest and most effective way to help learners learn. Many thought leaders in learning believe that the more we adopt technologies, the more we need to use storytelling. "It is not about tools, but people sharing and telling stories."
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Do-it-Yourself eLearning with Free and Instant Delivery Tools
Thursday, December 9, 2010
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

How do you drastically cut cost and immediately roll-out eLearning? Do-it-yourself. Whether you are a lone and single do-it-all eLearning department or part of the large development team, the skills of the do-it-yourself eLearning producer are of increasingly high value. Many eLearning initiatives have to be done and delivered now and you are expected to respond.
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No-Lecture Webinar: How to Create Extreme, Hyper-Interaction
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Webinars are great. They save time and accelerate learning. However, boring lectures kill webinars. Most webinars are extensions of talking heads clicking their PowerPoints to death. No wonder many learners multi-task and drop out.
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Instant Learning Impacts Performance: Creating one-idea/one-action Learning Events
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Instant learning is happening - not in the usual training situations like the classroom,elearning or coaching, but in instances where learning counts the most - in work and problem situations. One-idea/one-action instant learning impacts problem-solving and decision-making to bring about performance improvement.
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Active Contributors in Social Learning: Helping Learners Acquire Motivation and Skills
Thursday, July 15, 2010
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

The growth and success of social learning and mobile learning are accompanied by a new type of learner - the Contributor. Contributors create and share content and continuously interact with their informal groups. The challenge, however, is that learners - whether generation X,Y or silver - require a new set of skills and motivation to become active contributors.
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Story-Based eLearning: Adding Vitality, High Learning and Engagement
Friday, June 04, 2010
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Many eLearning designers, developers and project leaders develop and deliver eLearning chocked full of facts and static content but devoid of real-life context. Learners drop out and fail to learn. The eLearning program is boring, uninteresting and lacks vitality. The experience often sours learners on eLearning.
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The TrainingMagNetwork.com Story – After 2 yrs and 13,000 members: What we’ve learned
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

"This year I have learned more from TMagNetwork than any other places," according to one TMagNetwork member. Our experience in growing TMagNetwork is a rare opportunity. Though others speak of theories, we will share with you facts, anecdotes and practical tips in growing a large social network.
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Positioning Yourself for Job Opportunities in Social Networking and Collaborative Learning
Thursday, March 25, 2010
10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Today, most training related job searches have a section requiring applicants to have some form of e-Learning experience or exposure. Early signs suggest that very soon, new job and career and opportunities will expand in the areas of Collaborative Learning, Social Networking and Enterprise 2.0.
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Simplified e-Learning: Reusable Authoring, Easy LMS, Blended Solutions
May 18, 20 and 22, 2009
10:00 am - 12:00 PST / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The goal of the sessions is to provide past participants to Ray Jimenez' e-Learning workshops, friends and clients an update on how to select and use software to implement the full-cycle production of e-Learning programs. Non-workshop participants can also join.
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Lessons Learned from Web 2.0 Technology Development, Implementation and Support: Non-technical Perspective

TrainingMagNetwork.com evolved from a learning impacts tracking system into a full-scale social, collaborative and learning system. How we arrived at the social learning platform is both a story of innovation, trial and errors, tweaking here and there and making it affordable, fast and easy to maintain and manage.
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The Psychology of Growing a Large Learning Community

TrainingMagNetwork.com has 13,000 members. How did we grow to this number? What did we do consistently to increase the network interactions, sharing and groups? What theories failed and what new insights did we gain? These are some and many other topics we will cover in this session.
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