Recorded Webinar Archive
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The ROI of Online Events for 2013 and Beyond
Given that in-person events can be up to seven times more expensive than a webinar, it’s no surprise that online events are now the default choice for marketers, trainers and HR professionals in small and medium-sized organizations.
How to Build Micro-Scenarios: Snappy, Fast, Engaging
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.
Virtual Learning Environments: Redefining the Training Experience
As organizations continue to expand globally and training budgets continue to decrease, developing effective learning programs has become a significant challenge. Learning management systems and basic online learning tools have fallen short in providing an engaging learning experience, resulting in a need for more effective training programs.
How to Turn Your Organization's Leaders into Powerful Presenters
In surveys, employers consistently say that verbal communication is the most important skill they want in their employees. For internal meetings and sales, presentation skills are essential. But how do you train employees to improve these skills?
Creativeship: Leadership is SO Yesterday
Creating a sustainable company in a world of unprecedented technological advances, globalization and shifting economic drivers is one of the greatest challenges facing decision-makers today. Fostering this environment requires that companies invest their time in a series of interrelated priorities.
Truths and Lies: Keeping Authenticity in eLearning Stories
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.
Leveraging Technology for Social Learning
Social media has become a fixture in many of our lives, whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any other of the growing list of social technology platforms. Organizations are recognizing the power of this type of technology, especially for learning. Using technology to facilitate the natural connections and interactions between learners, instructors and content is becoming the norm. The key is recognizing the difference between social media and social learning, and what social media is and what is isn't.
Methodology Madness: Completing Your Projects While Saving Your Sanity
Project Management and Methodologies are really twins separated at birth. A smart and busy project manager knows the benefit of leveraging a standard development process methodology as a 'cheat sheet' to determine the tasks needed for a project to be successful.
Self-Coaching: What is it and Does it Pay Off?
Typically, people consider coaching as a way to catalyze some type of change: change in career, change in behavior, change in business results or income and change in life satisfaction. Most often, coaching interventions involve employing an individual who serves as a coach to help facilitate that change, but what would it look like if individuals could coach themselves? More importantly, is it really possible for self-coaching to effect positive change?!
The Evolution of a Coaching Organization: A Real-World Case Study of InPro Corp.
Join us and discover how coaching best practices were introduced and implemented in this organization to build a highly engaged coaching culture. This webinar will provide a real world case study of an organization formerly struggling with the Great Recession that now employs a Director of Coaching under whom all managers coach their employees regularly with successful outcomes.
Re-thinking Organizational Learning Strategy: Nine Myths/Truths
As the Mad-Hatter said to Alice (in Alice in Wonderland), "if you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." With or without the Mad-Hatter we know the basic truth of this statement. Even without such a strategy, organizations though haven't stood still. They have spent monies, allocated resources, and invested time. However, without a clear and defined organizational learning strategy, organizations find themselves spending too much time, money and resources to get too little result. Significant investments in learning technologies are wasted. Prepared and motivated learning professionals are under-utilized. The workforce is left under-prepared and supported. And, as a result the organization is unable to fulfill it's promise to customers and shareholders, clients and supporters. This is truly an example of the 'ready-fire-aim' syndrome.
Using PowerPoint to Enhance Learning & Engagement
In this webinar, you’ll learn research-based principles and practices for using PowerPoint to train more effectively, meaning that your trainees will understand more clearly and remember longer what you tell them. This webinar will also demonstrate the interactive features of PowerPoint. You’ll discover ways to use animation and personas to tell stories and portray scenarios. Practical step-by-step examples of slide makeovers will show you how you can create dynamic and engaging slides.
Teleporting Learners: Creating Visually Interactive Story Learning
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.
The 350,000 Year Daily Talent Cliff
Today, 10,000 Baby Boomers retired in the U.S. On average, they have 35 years of experience each, across every type of job in your organization. Tomorrow, it happens again. And the day after, until 2030. That means every day, 350,000 years of experience just left the workforce, an unprecedented departure in business history.
5 Keys to Win-Win Coaching
Can you really drive organizational and individual performance through the art of coaching? Yes, you can! But it’s not easy, and it requires commitment, strategic thinking, empowerment, and action—on the part of the participant, the coach, the manager, and the Training function.
Future-Proof Your Training with HTML5
Join Training magazine on March 26 for this complimentary Webinar, sponsored by Aptara, and discover HTML5’s role in creating a long-term, cost-effective, and flexible mobile training strategy that will achieve solid results for decades to come.
WhichCraft: Write Activities to Make Boring Lectures Disappear!
You know them. You’ve sat through them. You’ve felt the pain. Training so lecture laden that you wish you had a magic wand to make it all go away!
How to Deliver Excellent Training Every Time
Being a great trainer is like being a great performer. You need to be on top of your game, and your audience needs to feel as though you made the class just for them. And when the training really connects, you better be ready for an encore.
Join Pamela Slim, training consultant and business coach, as she reveals how to balance learning content with just the right amount of interaction to set the stage for training success.
Let's Nail the Jelly that is Informal Learning to the Wall
Thought leaders (from John Dewey to Jay Cross to Seymour Papert to Jane Hart to Roger Schank) advocate for more informal learning. If you are inclined towards informality, are you certain about what it is and what it means for your enterprise? What about the far less popular and overwhelmingly more prevalent, formal learning? What are these forms really and in what circumstances are they most appropriate?
WISDOM-BASED eLearning: How to Fill Employee’s “Lack and Loss of Experience”
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.
Making eLearning Stick
The e-learning or live virtual class is animated and interactive, but are participants applying what they learn? This webinar will show you the latest research on e-learning and live virtual design practices – what works and what doesn’t work to make the e-learning stick. Based on Barbara’s new book Making Elearning Stick, you will learn research-tested techniques you can begin using immediately, with any training topic, to increase transfer to the job.
How to Design Your Training for Multiple Channels
The days of single-channel training are coming to an end. Learners now want access to opportunities and resources both online and off, so how do you create classes with multiple channels in mind?
Join Pamela Slim, training consultant and business coach, as she explores how to design classes that drive engagement and retention – no matter the training format.
How to Build a Business Case for Formalization of Learning Analytics
This presentation will offer practical yet credible advice on how learning leaders should go about the process of building a business case to formalize learning analytics into the L&D organization and budget. The session will cover critical tools and techniques to establish relevancy for learning measurement and positively create a culture supportive of L&D measurement.
ENGAGE the Virtual Learner: 10 Interactivity Strategies that Drive Retention
This session will focus on how to keep your learners actively involved and engaged in the virtual classroom. You will learn 10 distinct strategies to drive interactivity and focus learner attention in order to deepen their retention.
Strategies to Combat Scope Creep and Fatal Mistakes All Learning Developers Make
Get a sneak preview of a couple of the sessions Lou will be teaching during Training 2013. This free webinar is an hour-long overview on Strategies to Combat Scope Creep and some of the Fatal Mistakes All Learning Developers Make.
What Every Learning Leader Should Know About Online Video
As organizations globalize and transform themselves for a connected, 24/7, just-in-time world, online learning has risen dramatically in importance. And over the last few years, no learning medium has grown faster than online video.
Learning that Gets Results in a Complex World: A Toolbox for Agile Thinking
Do you have the nimble mindset to keep pace with today’s rapidly evolving environment? Learn how to build your thinking agility to break through the noise, make sense of shifting requirements, quickly adjust your approaches, and put together the best solutions for your learning challenges.
Implementing Effective Social Media Initiatives into your Training Strategies
The question is not, “Should we be using social media in training?”, but “How?”
The consumerization of learning and technology has changed the way that SmartLearners learn. To be successful, blended learning programs must not only wrap the learning experience around the learner by integrating it into the workflow, but also provide ways that learners can quickly connect with a network of trusted experts.
Shut Up and Deal the Cards: Card Games for Training
This webinar featuring Tracy and Thiagi begins with a survey of 20 different types of cards that can be incorporated in training activities.
Employee Engagement: Practical Tools and Strategies
Is “doing more with less,” resulting in burned out employees? Are you finding it difficult to keep employees engaged?
LEARNING OSCILLATION: How to Apply Advance Story-Based eLearning Design Techniques to Immerse Learners
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”?
Game-Based eLearning – How Does its Effectiveness and ROI Compare to Traditional eLearning?
here is lots of buzz about “gamification” and game-based learning over the last year. Why should your organization consider adding it to your talent development strategy? This webinar may provide the key to igniting the performance of your workforce in 2013!
ASpoonful of Sugar Helps the Learning Go Down
Walt Disney once proclaimed that the gap between entertainment and education is an old and untenable viewpoint. The entertainments Disney created were both informative and enjoyable—unlike many learning programs. When engagement and learning are aligned, as Disney did, the result is magical; participants pay attention, they absorb information, and they change behavior.
Let’s Flip the Classroom with Adobe Presenter Video Creator!
So you’ve been reading and hearing about flipped classrooms for quite some time, but not sure how to implement it in your organization. Worry no more!
Why Can't Your People Negotiate?
Why can't your people negotiate? Probably because they don't follow a systematic approach that been proven to be effective.
Three Aspects of Performance Improvement
CPT, President, Hale Associates
CPT, President, Hale Associates
During this one hour webinar you will be introduced to three interdependent aspects of performance improvement:
New Research: Top 5 Keys to Employee Engagement through Supervisor Development
In a new Training Magazine webinar, Dale Carnegie Training reveals results of its cross industry, in-depth study of 1,500 employees to explore engagement in the workplace. The research reveals several surprises and five practical approaches managers can use to increase employee enthusiasm, empowerment, confidence and value to their organization.
Creating Instant and Rapid One-Minute Learning for mLearning and eLearning
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.
The Neuroscience of High Impact Learning
Brain research is pointing to fresh insights about how to make learning stick. A number of the findings are counter-intuitive, pointing to new approaches and tools for learning that can significantly increase engagement and retention of learning, using a wide range of training mediums.
Write it Right! Use a Seven Step Process to Develop Learning Activities
With so many learning experiences, techniques and devices to choose from, the course designer can be like a gourmet cook, carefully choosing just the right combination to achieve the desired results. There is no excuse for the overuse of lecture as the primary and often only technique.
HTML5 is Here to Stay: How to Achieve the New Content Delivery Norm
Learning organizations are facing a technology wake-up call as they realize that most of their content doesn't translate well, if at all, to mobile devices.
Adult Learning Principles in the Age of Social Media
Professional trainers have followed adult learning principles for decades, designing with self-directed learners in mind to keep information relevant, practical and engaging.
Converting SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) to the NEW FAITH: Less Content is Better, Faster and Cheaper
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.
How Do YOU Think? And Can You Think Better for Better Results?
We all use a variety of thinking styles in our daily lives, but we tend to favor some and rarely use others-and that hurts our ability to make good decisions. Taking a thinking assessment can help you find the right balance, so you can make the best choices, in life and at work.
Designing Virtual Training for a Global Audience
One advantage of the virtual classroom is the potential for global reach. Participants no longer need to fly long distances to attend a class; instead, we can bring the classroom to them! However, when incorporating international participants into your virtual training classes, it’s important to design sessions with global audiences in mind.
Evaluation Practices, Promises and Barriers: How do YOU Measure Up?
On one hand, we say we honor evaluation, that we are eager for evidence and data. On the other hand, most reported practice is far from enthusiastic about metrics. Today’s economic climate has increased accountability in organizations and required training and performance professionals to look in a data-driven way at their influence. At the same time, technology-delivered training, learning management systems and a host of tools has increased possibilities for data collection. Are organizations using these tools? And if so, to what ends?
eLearning Content is Everywhere! How to Bring it Alive with Online Video Presentations
Everywhere you look, eLearning content is begging to be captured and put online. Every time an expert gives a lecture, an executive keynotes a conference, a techie gives a chalk talk, a product manager briefs a sales team, or a manager hosts an orientation, valuable content is being created. The trick? How to capture, enliven, deploy, and track it for internal or external audiences. New online tools make it easy to capture your organization's best presentations and most engaging storytellers, turning them into rich, interactive learning content that's available 24/7 from any browser or mobile device.
Beyond the LMS: Building a Virtual Training Strategy
As enterprise organizations expand to support a globally dispersed employee base, developing effective learning environments that can be delivered anywhere, anytime becomes a significant challenge. Implementing learning management systems and basic online learning tools has fallen short in providing an engaging learning experience that ensures the effectiveness of enterprise training programs.
Overcoming the Three Biggest Challenges in ROI of Leadership Coaching
Coaching is a unique development solution because it allows the individual, to customize the solution to best suit their individual needs; and, a customized solution may be more likely to facilitate success. In the past, we could provide nearly any coaching solution, and measure the success of that solution based upon participant’s self-reports of satisfaction.
TRICKS OF THE LAZY TRAINER: How to Get Learners to Create Your Content – Quickly, Reliably and Accurately
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.
Reboot: Successful Organization Evolution w/ special guests Scott Kincaid & Mary Cook
Lou Russell's guest, Mary Cook, RMA Facilitator Extraordinaire, has been working with a private college to evolve their support organizations into trimmer, more efficient and customer-centric organizations to help the university meet its strategic goals. Starting with IT and branching into other support areas, Mary has used surveys, profiles, assessments, facilitated sessions and blood, sweat but no tears to identify where each organization is now, and how jobs must change to become the future organization required to drive university success.
Tackling Your Toughest Influence Challenges: Tools for Leading and Influencing in a Matrix
Do your firm’s employees need to work together across internal boundaries, regions, functions and businesses? This question has taken on added urgency in today’s increasingly matrixed organizations where employees of all levels must now rely more heavily on their ability to influence others to achieve their own business objectives.
Stories, eLearning and Mobility: A Triple Threat
Research has shown the powerful impact stories have on learning. Current trends also demonstrate that learners want to learn at their own pace and at the most convenient time possible.
How to Train Non-Technical Learners in the Virtual Classroom
Today’s multi-generational workplace has a wider variety of attitudes and aptitudes than ever before. And as the virtual classroom evolves from “nice to have” to “must have,” engaging learners who don’t live and breathe computers can feel like rocket science.
A Virtual Necessity: Top Trends in Virtual Learning
Believe it or not, virtual learning environments have been in use for nearly 25 years and for the majority of those 25 years nothing really changed. But recently, there has been an explosion in innovation and great advances in how organizations are using virtual learning to drive their business. Fuelled by the complex global workplace and the relentless need to cut costs, virtual learning environments are becoming a virtual necessity. New cloud, social and mobile technologies and unification with core LMS systems are driving Virtual Learning into the future.
Thiagi and Tracy’s Favorite Jolts for Webinars
Jolts are quick and powerful learning activities designed to jump-start your sessions in less than 5 minutes and provide an emotional impact resulting in surprise and discovery. Your participants will sit-up, listen, learn, and gain instant insights into your training topics. In this session, Thiagi and Tracy will share their favorite jolts and debriefing activities that are especially designed and adapted for the use in webinars.
Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want
In order to reach new levels of performance there must be a link between what the individual employee is passionate about and what the organization needs to grow its business. One way to insure that linkage is for every manager to be held accountable for having solid development discussions with their employees. Research suggests, over and over, that if an individual is challenged in their position, finds their work to be meaningful, and believes that their manager truly cares about their growth, their engagement will be high.
Proof that Stories Improve Comprehension and Retention
“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.”
The Role of Intuition Smarts in Workplace Innovation Training
A renewed focus on innovation in business means a lot more training is needed. One of the things that might not be top of mind in designing an innovation training program is intuition skills. Yet, if everyone had intuition smarts, innovation would be a cinch.
Integrated Learning Analytics Strategies & Best Practices for Success
Understanding the results your learning programs have on your organization’s top and bottom line can ensure greater success of your learning initiatives. Having the right tools in place to track and analyze in real-time is key.
The Wonders of Captivate 6!
Captivate 6 was released this summer and what a release it is! Joe Ganci, who has used Captivate for many years, will take you through a fun and revealing look at all the new and great features of Captivate 6.
No Time For Training? Options that Work
You're juggling a million things but you know it's important to have some strategic time and learn new things. How can you facilitate brief sessions with your staff to keep learning and strategy alive?
Social and Collaborative Learning in the Workplace
Social learning is a natural, continual process of learning with others, and with the help of modern social technologies, you can enable and support it in powerful new ways.
Informal Learning and Social Media: Upskilling for 21st Century Training
New tools for and ideas about learning are bringing in a new age for training and development practitioners. We now have real means of extending our reach, learners who can identify and satisfy their own learning needs, and opportunities to support workplace learning and performance like we’ve never had before.
Interactive Video: The Best Training Environment
If you have ever watched television, you understand its ability to sustain our interest. Video captures passion and nuance, and therefore it can train and inspire better than text. The problem is that video is a one-way media and learners remain passive and cannot participate in the rich interactions that increase both conceptual learning and learning transfer.
Interactivity, Games and Gamification: Creating Engaged Learner
Based on the bestselling learning book, “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” this presentation introduces, defines, and describes the concepts of gamification, games for learning and interactivity. It then dissects the elements of games and describes how they can be applied to the design and development of interactive learning.
Gamify Your Training: Use Gamification to Increase Employee Engagement and Improve Feedback
Half of all office workers use Facebook at work. Why? Because it's far more satisfying and rewarding than the vast majority of the tasks we're given during the workday. Facebook has a highly engaged audience for the same reasons we enjoy watching football, playing video games or gambling at a casino. The process is called Gamification and you may already be using several game mechanics now.
Story-Based eLearning: Antidote to Boring Programs
“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.
Critical Competencies for 21st Century Leaders
Successful leadership involves managing one’s self and relationships with others to move toward a specific business goal. The role of a leader is to grow others: help people grow their skills, knowledge, and confidence to develop leadership themselves in a real, practical context.
I Want to Work THERE! 3 Keys to Creating an Engagement Culture
An organization’s culture has a tremendous influence on employee engagement. A culture that features opportunity, personal accountability, inclusion, community, and validation will lead to engaged employees. But how do you create that culture and how do you maintain engagement throughout an employee’s time at your company?
“What if I die today?” – Story Impacts eLearning Exercise: Building Stories using StoryLine
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.
How to Create Interactive Scenarios in Articulate Storyline
The more relevant you can make the training to the learner’s needs, the better it will be. One way to do so is by crafting decision-making scenarios. They are engaging and interactive. The challenge is that often we’re pressed for time or we don’t have the technical skills to create interactive content.
ROI Basics: Calculating the ROI
To calculate the ROI you must convert impact measures to money, compare it to the program costs, and identify intangible benefits. During this webcast, you will take the final steps in the ROI Methodology.
Why Sales Coaching?
Sales Coaching is a term thrown out by many organizations but few organizations truly deploy a sales coaching methodology and strategy. Most managers know how to tell people what to do but coaching is about asking questions and facilitating choices. Managers are prone to lead meetings and set expectations; whereas, coaching is about asking questions and getting sales people to make a “true” commitment to their pursuit of improvement.
Results First: Integrating Formal and Informal Learning to Accredit Proven Skills
There's formal learning and there's informal learning, and never the two shall meet. Unless, that is, you really care about results and transfer back to the job. This case-study will show how formal learning, on-the-job transfer, and cutting-edge social technologies are being integrated into an employee accreditation program and a sales readiness initiative. An integrated approach to blending the formal with the informal also provided an opportunity to use workforce analytics to measure impact.
Case Study: Identifying and Jumpstarting New Leaders – the Coldwell Banker Blueprint for Success
Coldwell Banker recognizes the importance of succession planning and developing new leaders. To accomplish this, they have developed an intensive one day skill and behavior assessment program to identify and qualify new Sales Managers. To expedite manger readiness, Coldwell Banker is also developing a precision based personalized training program based on an extensive competency model.
How to Chunk and Boil Down Long, Very Long PowerPoint eLearning Programs
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.
Lean Learning - Reduce Training Costs Without Sacrificing Quality
These days every organization is looking for ways to do more with less, often alongside the pressure of reduced budgets. There are a lot of ways to add value to learning without increasing costs, but first we need to look at the true cost of training and comprehend the real value they deliver for organizational performance.
ROI Basics: Isolating the Effects of Your Programs
Organizations invest in a variety of programs, projects, and initiatives to drive business performance through people. But when business measures improve, how do you know it was your particular program or project that caused the improvement?
How to Select the Right Sales Training Provider and Avoid a Sales Training Train Wreck
Based upon ES Research Group's experience and regular surveys, most decisions regarding third-party sales training content providers are made for the wrong reasons in the wrong way. The result is wasted time, money and significant lost business opportunity.
10 Best Practices for Engaging Online Learning
Attend this 60-minute webinar to discover.
Interactive E-Learning Made Easy with Articulate Storyline
You want to build more than click-and-read elearning, but you don’t have the programming skills to do it. That’s where Articulate Storyline comes in. It helps you build highly interactive elearning with no programming required.
ROI Basics: Collecting Data
A variety of data collection techniques exist to help you capture the information need to measure the success of your training programs. During this webcast, you will learn...
10 Steps to Employee Engagement
More than 70 percent of U.S. employees are either disengaged or neither engaged nor disengaged, according to a recent Avatar HR Solutions survey. Lack of engagement quickly leads to lackluster results, productivity losses, and low organizational morale.
How to make Technical & Compliance Training and eLearning Fun and Engaging
“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.
Virtual Training: Building A Global Training Strategy
As enterprise organizations expand to support a globally dispersed employee base, providing regular training and updates becomes a significant challenge. Live physical training sessions and events, simply don’t scale globally and cannot be implemented quick enough to keep up with the constant requirement for new information. By building a virtual training strategy, enterprise companies can effectively deliver real-time training that can be accessed by any employee or partner, from anywhere.
ROI Basics: An Overview of the ROI Methodology
Never before has ROI been of such importance. The ROI Institute’s ROI Methodology is the most documented approach to measuring and evaluating learning and development programs. This webinar series presents the key elements in the ROI process.
The ROI LIE: The Facts Behind Why Training ROI is Undermining Credibility
Training is a business function, so why doesn’t management treat Training as a business function? Training's credibility within an organization can be fragile, and management often questions attempts to prove Training’s worth and validity. In recent years, concepts such as Training Return on Investment (ROI) have been touted as the solution to Training’s credibility gap, but has a focus on Training ROI helped or hurt Training’s position?
Create Interactive Software Simulations with Articulate Storyline
Need to train people on using software applications? But you’re not sure if you want a video or interactive tutorial. Have no fear because Articulate Storyline makes the process super simple by offering the best of both worlds in software simulations.
Whole-Brain Instructional Design – Rapid, Inexpensive, Durable Helping Learners Learn Facts, Discoveries, Methods and Values
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.
Virtual Training Implementations: Preparing for Success
When rolling out virtual training to your workforce, how can you ensure it goes smoothly? What steps do you follow to get facilitators ready and participants on board? Whether you have a blended program for a large global audience or a single synchronous session, proper preparation ensures success.
Join Cindy Huggett, author and CPLP, as she shares proven practical tips for implementing virtual training in your organization.
Whack on the Head Part 2... Now What??? Redesigning Learning Design
This is a follow-on to lively discussion and debate in the March 6 webinar, "A Whack on the Head: Redesigning Learning Design" In ' Part 1' on March 6th (recording available) we laid the foundation for redesigning learning design. We looked at the challenges facing organizations today, the "alphabet soup" of proven learning and business methodologies at our disposal, and the expanding tool kit of learning and performance support technologies and approaches.
Making E-Learning Stick
The e-learning module or virtual class is animated and interactive, but are participants using it? Learn the latest research on e-learning and live virtual design practices – what works and what doesn’t work to make the e-learning stick.
Getting to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4: Delivering Believable Value
Training is still “on trial”, charged with incurring expenses in excess of the value it provides to the organization. Training must reinvent itself and transcend the classroom. Attend this information-packed hour to learn how to structure initiatives so they enhance on-the-job performance and impact the bottom line.More Info / View Recording / Join Discussions / Downloads
Getting Started with Articulate Storyline
Building interactive elearning usually means you have to have programming skills or a team of programmers at hand. Today, that’s no longer the case. With Articulate Storyline you can experience the simplicity of working in a familiar interface and the power of creating more than click-and-read elearning…all at the speed of business
Talent Development Reporting Principles: Accounting for Human Capital
This presentation will provide an overview of Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRP). It is ground breaking work that is targeted at having more meaningful dialogue with finance executives and is modeled after Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Like financial statements there are similar reports for talent development investments.
An Active Approach to Teamwork Training
Teamwork is an essential component of organizational productivity. Today's leaders require a wide variety of skills for high performance teamwork, and it is up to learning professionals to use the most-up-to-date methods available to develop these skills.
Liven up! How to Bring Your Online, On-Demand Training Content to Life with Video
An increasing number of organizations are turning to technology for on-demand learning to supplement their live learning programs. Geographic dispersion and cost management pressures drive this trend, along with a recognition that just-in-time learning mechanisms can provide more timely, more motivated learning precisely when it's needed, increasing motivation and knowledge retention.
Contextual Learning - Cheapest, Fastest and Easiest Way to Deliver Learning
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.
A Whack on the Head: Re-thinking Learning Design
Today, organizations are dealing with a unique set of challenges while also having even greater opportunities for innovation. At the same time, we now have at our disposal an “alphabet soup” of learning and business methodologies – ADDIE, HPT, BP, Six Sigma, LEAN, AGILE - and an expanding toolkit of formal, informal, social, virtual and mobile technologies and approaches. So, what does this mean for how we design, develop and implement efficient and effective learning solutions?
Evaluation Basics: Four Challenges that Make or Break Survey Research
Surveys and questionnaires are common instrument used to collect data of all types. Whether evaluating a training program or assessing organizational climate, self-administered surveys are a tool with which we must contend. This webcast presents the four basic, but critical, challenges that can make or break a successful survey project. Upon completion of this session, you will be able to
Blended Learning: Critical Design Decisions
What does blended learning mean in today’s learning landscape, and how is it being used? What guidance or tools are available to help you select the right delivery methods and the most appropriate instructional strategies?
Creating Educational Games in Adobe Captivate
You know that games can be beneficial in helping learners retain what they learn. Of course, games can also distract from the content, so you must plan carefully what kind of games to include in your learning.
Measuring ROI in Coaching
Program managers of coaching initiatives report an 18% increase in the number of coaching programs evaluated to ROI over the past five years - and the numbers are growing. No longer is it acceptable to spend vast amounts of money of coaching programs and initiatives. Executives at all levels want to see results - including the financial ROI.
What do Projects and EQ Have to Do With Each Other?
Juggling multiple learning projects with multiple players while trying to do your REAL job makes you FRANXIOUS (frustrated and anxious).
Join Lou to learn simple project management techniques to start a project and a little emotional awareness and regulation to reduce the chaos as the project progresses.
Designing 3-Minute or Less eLearning Programs
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.
Getting Great ROI from Attending the Training 2012 Conference
What’s the ROI? This is a familiar question people ask about almost any activity these days, including conferences. Individuals selecting a conference and managers funding attendance, often ask, “What’s the ROI for this conference?” Although the financial calculation is not necessarily what is desired, the concept of value received compared to cost is the issue.
The Trainer as Peak Performer: Scale the Heights
What is peak performance? Identify peak performance in yourself and the trainers who work for you. Develop your training skills improvement plan based on 100 Training Clinic instructor behaviors and activities in ten competency areas. Become a peak performer in the classroom or on-the-job.
Buried Alive: Human Productivity in the 21st Century
Unnecessary interruptions are consuming 28 percent of a knowledge workers’ day. Knowledge workers indicate in survey results that 40% of their time is spent on irrelevant activities. In today’s world of unlimited information, technology and opportunities, why is it that people are finding themselves more “buried alive” than ever before?
Learn to Use PowerPoint for More Than Boring Presentations
PowerPoint's gotten a bad rap. Sure we've all had to sit through hours of boring presentations. But is that PowerPoint's fault? With the right skills, PowerPoint's one of the best multimedia applications out. Join Tom Kuhlmann as he shares ways to get more our out of PowerPoint.
How To Guarantee that Creativity and Innovation Flows Year Round in Your Organization
Based on empirical research, Dr. Robert Epstein, one of the world's leading experts on creativity and innovation, will summarize 10 practical techniques for spurring creativity and innovation in an organization on an ongoing basis, such as using a "shifting" technique for teams and making sure that all assignments and goals are stated in an "open-ended" fashion.
An Active Approach to Communications Training
Most of today's problems are due to a failure to communicate. Today's leaders require a wide variety of skills to communicate effectively, and it is up to learning professionals to use the most-up-to-date methods available to develop these skills. This webinar will explore a variety of high-impact activities, jolts, and interactive learning strategies that have been specifically chosen to teach and apply some of the most critical communication competencies and concepts that we all need.
Benefits & Barriers to Social Learning: Discuss, Network & Share
What are the leading benefits & barriers to implementing social learning? Jeanne Meister, Partner of Future Workplace and best selling author of The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today co-author is joined with Glenn Scott (Global Leader - Technology-Enabled Learning) of P&G to discuss benefits and barriers to social learning.
Top Ten Challenges When Implementing Blended Learning
With the expansion of the global workforce, and the continuous shifting of global economic factors, the time blended learning has arrived. A solid blended learning design makes sense instructionally and economically. But how do we make sure we do it right? What are the hidden challenges that can create a roadblock to success before we even roll out the program?
Instant Learning through Story and Experience Sharing
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.
Design Lively eLearning with Action Mapping
Are you under pressure to cram too much content into your elearning? In this webinar, you'll learn a quick way to replace dry information with creative, high-energy activities.
Experience is the Best Teacher - Capturing and Deploying Experience using Simulations and Immersive Learning Techniques
When hiring a new employee or promoting someone from within, most organizations look for experience appropriate to the position and responsibilities. Although skills are an important part of the requirements, experience often trumps skills because it is essential that the candidate be able to utilize those skills in context applying both experience and critical thinking to the situation.
Stop, Look, Listen and Apply - Adding Contemplation in eLearning
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.
Structured Sharing: Orchestrated Spontaneity
Very often the best source of training content is the group of participants themselves. However, asking the group to "talk among yourselves" results in chaos. A way to enable effective sharing of best practices among cohorts is to use an effective combination of structure and spontaneity. In this webinar we will explore a special type of training activity that facilitates mutual learning and teaching among participants. We call them structured sharing activities, because they provide a flexible strategy that creates a context for a dialogue among participants based on their experiences, knowledge, and opinions. We will share several structured sharing activities, and we will give you the resources to develop more.
Developing Mutant LearnersTM: Create Your Personal Learning Lab
Innovation and growth in social media, mobile devices, cloud computing and other technologies has resulted in a learning explosion-the perpetual creation and global distribution of knowledge and ideas.
Turn Resolutions Into Reality
How many times we have we all come up with 2 or 3 or 4 resolutions and said, "This time I'm going to do it!" - but we still don't make them happen. Once the original enthusiasm fades, we lose our drive, we don't stay on task and we're right back where we started. But now we're even more frustrated because once again, we didn't follow through and accomplish our goal.
10 Cases of Bungled eLearning Implementation - Lessons Learned
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.
Best Practices for Converting Instructor Led Training to eLearning
Many organizations have substantial libraries of instructor-led courses that they would like to make available in an online format. While the key instructional design skills are the same, the tools and processes for developing e-learning may be unfamiliar to content developers accustomed to developing ILTs.
Creating Sales Scenarios for Training Using Articulate Storyline®
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.
Interactive Lectures is not an Oxymoron
The lecture method is the most ridiculed training technique because it involves passive learning on the part of the participant. In contrast, Interactive Lectures involve the participants in the learning process while providing complete control to the instructor. These activities enable a quick and easy conversion of a passive presentation into an interactive experience. We will explore different types of interactive lectures that incorporate built-in quizzes, interspersed tasks, and teamwork interludes.
Developing Talent in the New World of Business
The identity of leadership has changed. While traditional competencies such as integrity, vision, judgment and people development are still relevant, new business challenges with today's rapidly fluctuating global market require looking beyond the conventional. Organizations must be agile, they must be able to adapt and leverage technology to create an environment that allows high performers to grow professionally and, ultimately, develop new skills that will lead businesses into the future.
Presenting and Training When You're Not in the Room: Conference Calls, Webinars, and Video Conferences
Whether people are presenting or conducting training for employees, clients, or bosses, presenting to an audience - large or small - can be a daunting task. In today's workplace, everyone needs the ability to present their ideas and persuade people effectively - in person, over the phone, and online. With more and more webinars, Skype presentations, and conference calls, and virtual training, professionals must know how to captivate and engage an audience when they're not meeting face-to-face.
Chaos is Not Performance: Project Management For Stability
Can you relate to any of these? You leave work exhausted and more behind, you're juggling so many different things that any minute you may drop them all, you are both the project manager, developer and entire team on most of your projects except for the occasional other who never returns your emails, there is no end in sight to the insanity... The current state of frustration in our workplaces is killing productivity.
Low-Cost, High-Impact Training On Demand
A complimentary Webinar, sponsored by Knoodle, and learn about cost-effective, quick, and easy strategies for creating and implementing on-demand learning in your small or mid-size organization.
Creating eLearning Stories and Exercises with Articulate Storyline®
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®.
5 Best Practices for Structured Social Business Collaboration
Looking to reinvent management and foster innovation at your organization? Enterprise social networking should be at the top of your must-do list.The Management Innovation eXchange (MiX) is an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century. The MiX community recently piloted a "Hackathon"-an experiment in open collaboration and global ideation. The Hackathon supports collective work over individual contribution, bringing management experts from far-flung locations together in a social community.
Measuring Strategic, Visible and Costly Learning Programs
This presentation will share why measuring critical programs like leadership development, sales training and on-boarding are vital to program managers. The session will then go through the major elements of a measurement plan to successfully and comprehensively generate quantitative and qualitative metrics in a timely and practical manner with limited resources.
How to Add "Gamification" in Your eLearning Design
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.
The Truth About Social Learning
"Social learning" and "informal learning" are among the training industry's hottest phrases these days. But there's so much confusion over what they mean, and what they mean to those of us in the business.
Web 3.0 and the Transformation of Learning
This webinar takes a look at the next evolution of the Web and what it means for the learning function.
Fostering Learning Beyond the Classroom
To foster a learning environment that builds upon formal learning, engages employees and creates competitive differentiation, organizations must embrace and support learning wherever it occurs. To do so, we need to provide the tools and technology that enable this to happen, as well as an understanding of how the role of learning professionals is evolving to support learning beyond the classroom.
Performance "To Go" - Where is Mobile Learning Going, How do We Go Too?
Mobile learning is clearly in the air, but is there really any there there? Is mobile really ready for prime time? In short, yes.
An Active Approach to Leadership Training
Today's leaders require a wide variety of skills to lead effectively, and it is up to learning professionals to use the most-up-to-date methods available to develop those skills. Research has shown that experiential learning is one of the most effective ways to keep participants engaged and active throughout the learning process.
Gadgets, Games and Google for Learning: How to Leverage the Latest Technologies for Learning and Performance Improvement
What is the best way to design instruction for today's technology tools and for the creation and delivery of e-learning? What tools are most effective for delivering what types of training? This session highlights how organizations are leveraging Smartphones for performance support and mobile learning, how game-based learning is being designed to teach everyone from firefighters to sales reps to call center employees and how quick searches and meta-data are changing the landscape of how employees learn and their information expectations.
Building Innovative and Collaborative Organizations with Mobile, Virtual and Social Learning
Join us to discover how your organization can leverage the latest trends in Social Networking, Mobile Collaboration and Virtual Training to bring together people across their extended enterprise to share knowledge, solve challenging problems, and drive better business results.
Mentoring for the 2020 Workplace
Starting this year in the U.S, 10,000 people a day are turning 65, and will continue to do so for the next 19 years. With a big dip in the Gen X population behind the Baby Boomer group, a natural conclusion is that we will need to get the newest workforce, Millennials -- also called Gen Y -- up to speed pretty quickly. And what is their number one preferred method of learning? Mentoring.
Learning Anytime, Anywhere - Creating eLearning with Adobe Captivate for Android Devices
Joe Ganci discussed the factors involved with creating or repurposing eLearning for handheld devices and show how to use Adobe Captivate with Adobe Device Central (both included in the Adobe eLearning Suite) to create, test and deliver excellent eLearning.
Mobile Learning Basics + (Free) Mobile Learning Guide
The ADL Mobile Learning Team recently released a mobile version of their mLearning Guide on the web and in various mobile platform stores. Join the webinar for discussion on the single development for deployment on multiple devices and choices made in development. Lessons learned will be shared.
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Maximize Coaching: 5 Secrets to Success
What is the value of coaching within an organization? How do you train, prepare and equip your managers with the right skills and tools to ensure coaching success?
View this on-demand Webinar to learn:
Courageous Leadership: Using Courage to Transform the Workplace
This workshop will provide practical strategies for building workforce courage so workers can become "opportunity seekers". A step-by-step approach for using courage to improve performance and counteract the negative impacts of workplace fear will be introduced. When everyone is working with more courage, the entire organization is transformed for the better. Research shows that courageous workers seek out leadership opportunities, step up to challenges, offer innovative ideas, passionately embrace change, and are more productive. In short, courageous workers get work done!
The Case for Live Virtual Training: Weighing the Alternatives and Maximizing Your ROI
Lorri and Martyn helped us discover:
The Serious Role of Play in Learning
We all know children learn a great deal while playing, but having fun during training or professional development programs may be seen as frivolous or a waste of time. Scientific research begs to differ. Play breaks tensions during learning, provides fresh energy and helps teams build cohesion.
EQ: Self Regulating Your Predictable Emotions
This session is all about you. Lou Russell will share with you new ways to think about regulation of emotions. When you drop into a strong emotional response, your ability to prioritize and make decisions if negatively impacted.
Social Business Networking at Scale: How Global Organizations Can Benefit from Enterprise-wide Collaboration
Enterprises today are operating in a world where employees are accustomed to sites like Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Most organizations are now expecting modern "social" technologies to drive business network performance, but still grappling with how to best institute it, particularly at scale.
Using Web Tools to Gauge Learning Impacts while Training is in Motion
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.
Storytelling has always been an important leadership competency. Current research in narratology, cognitive sciences, knowledge management, and ethnography indicates that intervention is essential for creating and communicating meaning out of our experience.
Moving Beyond Static and Boring eLearning to Story-Based eLearning
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.
Re-engaging and Retaining Your Top Talent
Retaining top talent should be a top priority for all organizations. Finding and keeping those "rock star" employees at every level is key to the success of the entire organization, and not something anyone can afford to ignore.
Engage and Inspire Learners - Virtually
Join Training magazine on April 13 for this complimentary Webinar, sponsored by Knoodle, and learn how to enliven both the virtual classroom and self-paced computer training to create a richer learning experience with a more transformational impact on learners' performance.
Best Practices for Distance Learning: Why Global Virtual Training is Here To Stay
Around the world, private sector companies, government agencies, and universities are all leveraging the latest collaboration technologies to bring together people across their extended enterprise to share knowledge, solve challenging problems, and drive better business results.
Revolutionizing the World of Work:Creating People-Centered Organizations
Ten years ago, Steve Denning and Seth Kahan set out to evangelize the creation of people-centered organizations-organizations that are good for the people doing the work, good for the people for whom the work is done as well as being good for the organization itself.
How to Get Employees Up To Speed in Record Time
Every minute employees aren't fully productive and up-to-speed has a significant financial effect on any organization. In this webinar, you will learn about the secrets of slashing time to full productivity by 30 to 50% or more through the proven Learning Paths methodology.
Change Happens - Be Ready for It! Change Management for Learning Professionals
Change happens! It happens everyday, whether we like it or now. We all know that. Attend this webinar to learn - or review - the basic principles and techniques of change management and communication as they apply to the learning environment.
The New Science of Leadership Advantage
Around the world, private sector companies, government agencies, and universities are all leveraging the latest collaboration technologies to bring together people across their extended enterprise to share knowledge, solve challenging problems, and drive better business results.
Creating High-Impact, Ah-Ha! Learning Moments with Videos, Slides, Webinars and Games
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.
Age-Based Stereotypes: Silent Killer of Collaboration and Productivity
Fact-based findings and expert recommendations will help you to leverage age diversity in your organization, find the common ground, and support a collaborative and productive workplace.
Stop training and start empowering your participants to learn (and to apply what they learned). Remember it's not about you and your content but all about them and their performance.
Improve Your Training Sessions Through Improv Games
Based on sarcastic slights from corporate types, we have identified three major objections to using improv sessions for training purposes. Using an interactive improv approach, we will explore strategies for reducing and removing these complaints.
An expert in Whole Brain® thinking, Ann will draw on research from her forthcomingbook, The Era of And, and share how to develop creative, mentally agile leaders from her 25 years of experience working with companies such as IBM, Cisco, Coke and Kraft.
* Discover the latest brain research as a foundation for how to develop leaders in the 21stcentury
* Build strategies for accelerated development of creative leaders
* Apply the four secrets to your leadership development challenges
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THE NEW WORLD KIRKPATRICK FOUR LEVELS
This program includes:
Measuring Learning's Impact on the Business
This session highlights six approaches that practitioners can use to measure learning's impact on the business. The approaches range from the use of ‘smart sheet' evaluations to glean reasonable indicators of learning's link to business results to a highly statistical causal model that creates an optimization roadmap of the correct inputs that drive results oriented outputs.
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Be a Master Storyteller:
Boost Learners' Performance
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.
To help individuals overcome years of failed change efforts, the authors and researchers of the New York Times bestseller, Influencer, have embarked on their largest study of personal influence to date. They studied the struggles, strategies, trials and triumphs of 5,000 people looking to make big changes.
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Reduce Trainer Talking, Increase Participant Learning
In this webinar, we explore a set of strategies that enable participants to learn with and learn from each other. Remember it's not about you and your content but all about them and their performance.
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