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  • Managers and employees don’t communicate enough with each other. Of course, you and your employee don’t need to be best friends, but at the moment that certain things cannot be discussed anymore, something is wrong. Unfortunately, this is not a rare case: 60 percent of Dutch office employees indicate they have unspoken issues with their manager. More than half of your organization. But...

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  • Wednesday November 29th we were in London for the Learning Technologies Awards ceremony, together with over 800 others. We were nominated in no less than four categories, but competition was strong with major brands and projects with hundreds of thousands of participants involved. However, we were awarded the silver award for our online training program developed for Red Cross Netherla...

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TrainTool
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  • Imagine you have put a nice online training in place and you have thought of everything: the program meets your employees’ needs, it’s relevant to their work and it maps their growth. Everything seems to be in order and it kicks off! But then... After a few weeks, it appears that most employees haven’t even started yet, or have already given up. How to prevent this?

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  • Changing the behavior in your organization means that employees have to work on themselves. This usually comes with some resistance. Watching someone cycling up a mountain, nice! Getting up there yourself? Rather not! Behavioral scientist BJ Fogg emphasizes that it’s important to realize that people are naturally ‘lazy’. They feel resistance when they have to put in effort, so also whe...

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  • Appointing in-house coaches or ‘buddies’ can be a good way to train and coach (new) employees. A less good idea: leaving these important coaches (volunteers, often) to fend for themselves. These in-house coaches have been trained for their own job and might be an amazing designer, account manager or HR professional, but they haven’t trained the right soft skills to excel as coach. Expe...

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  • The distinction between the natural sciences and the arts is omnipresent in the way that students are educated, in high school as well as at university. This makes sense, the topics that are examined are different in such a way that the methodology asks for different skills. This causes quite the cultural difference. What effect does this have on the way that academic skills that are n...

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TrainTool
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  • Learning never stops. It is a circular process that is better explained to us by education scientist David Kolb. Together with Ron Fry, he constructed a theory that has proved its relevance since the 70s and still helps in developing (online) training programs. See why you should train in circles in this infographic!

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TrainTool
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  • Look around you in the street and chances are you'll find most people staring at their smartphone. Nowadays, a large part of daily activities is done in the palm of your hand. Isn't it rather strange that you aren't able to just follow a training session through your smartphone? Here are 6 reasons why you need to implement mobile training this year!

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TrainTool
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  • At KLM, trainers constantly travel around the world to offer specific training sessions at each location. This means that every specific training session will only be given once every four years at the same location. Using online applications, a more effective solution was found. Together with my colleague Hans Broos, I hosted a session on Learning2016 in Orlando, titled ‘Mobile, Onlin...

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  • When a video shoot takes place at TrainTool, the project manager plays an important role. When recording the video role plays for a new training program, they act as a director to make the videos a success for the client. What does this director pay extra attention to during the shoot? When is a scene a succes? Take a quick look behind the scenes!

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TrainTool
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  • While the brains of students have been filled to the brim with knowledge for decades, communication skills have only emerged as a subject of the academic conversation in recent years. It was about time, because students noticed that both during and after their college years they lacked required soft skills. In this article, we will look at 11 different essential communication skills fo...

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TrainTool
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  • Nowadays, everything can be done online. Even training! With use of online instruction you can train your physical fitness or do memory games, for instance. The same goes for the training of communication skills. Study material is always available in an online environment and you can get started wherever you want. Managers will be excited about the fact that employees are no longer awa...

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  • Roughly 3 out of 4 people admit to being scared of public speaking. That’s a lot. In this infographic, Hong Kong based management style and communication expert Malcolm Andrews gives us some tips on how to improve your presenting skills and take that fear away. When you are no longer scared, you can focus on delivering a top-notch presentation in which you inform, engage, influence and...

TrainTool
TrainTool
Blog Post
  • When a video shoot takes place at TrainTool, the project manager plays an important role. When recording the video role plays for a new training program, they act as a director to make the videos a success for the client. What does this director pay extra attention to during the shoot? When is a scene a succes? Take a quick look behind the scenes!

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