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Mobile Content: The Big Picture

By Chad Udell Mobile learning is a large area unto itself. Just like e-learning, m-learning can be delivered in many different ways. E-learning delivery modes include traditional narrative and presentational learning delivery, scenario-based training, soft skills training, games, and software simulation. Although m-learning is less mature than e-learning, it, too, can be delivered via differing modes.

Getting Good Advice

By Hank Moore, Corporate Strategist Selecting the most appropriate consultant for your company—optimizing expertise—is the greatest challenge facing a decision-maker. It’s lonely at the top. Certain kinds of objective information cannot come from within your own camp. True expertise is a rare commodity, and the successful company utilizes it on the front end, rather than on the costly back end. There are the seven plateaus of advice given to business leaders, with No. 1 being the base level of advice and No. 7 being the most insightful:

Kaizen = Change for the Better

By Mark Graban andJoseph Swartz The word, “Kaizen,” is translated from Japanese in a number of ways, most simply as “change for the better.” Breaking down the word:

Developing Great Communication Skills

By Dean Brenner Have you ever been in the company of one of those rare souls who can clearly articulate a point? Have you ever met that person who can artfully harness a meeting by clearly stating what the group is struggling to express? Have you ever seen that person who walks onstage and absolutely owns the room the moment they open their mouth?

Planning Your Training Company’s Future

By Peter Yoon, Managing Director, Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC It is never too early to start establishing concrete long-term goals for your company. For many C-level executives, this involves contemplating the eventual sale of their business. With the recent robust level of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity involving corporate and professional training companies, this seems to be an appropriate time to put what may be an unfamiliar process into proper perspective. What’s Happening   

Turning Check-In into a Second Chance

By Kristy Westfall Moyer, Training Account Manager, Signature Worldwide Do we ever get a second chance to make a first impression? Are first impressions the only ones that count? Have you ever realized that you judged a person or situation completely wrong at first? Moreover, what if what you were certain was an accurate impression turned out to be the complete opposite of what really was?

Creating Conditions for Breakthrough Results

By Chris Grivas Teams are the way work gets done in business today. The potential of any working group is defined by its members—not just individually but collectively. Whether live or virtual, results are as dependent on team members’ ability to work together as on their individual skills and abilities. CEOs and managers prize “team players” because they know that in today’s collaborative world economy, an organization’s success, and even survival, hangs on its ability to tap team potential.

Technology Plus Formal and Informal Learning Strategies=FUN

By Heather Loisel, Chief Marketing Officer, Skillsoft

The Vanguard Group Creates a Career Café

By Margery Weinstein

8 High-Impact Collaboration Opportunities

By Ron Ricci and Carl Wiese Collaboration technology has maximum impact when it addresses your top business priorities. Here are eight of the most common areas where collaboration solutions—such as video and Web conferencing, customer care, social software, unified communications, messaging, and mobile applications—are delivering results. 1. Enable Virtual Teams

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