Author Archives: Paul

About Paul

I help businesses of all sizes design and facilitate high-impact training for their employees, clients, and prospects.

Creating Workshops – 5 Questions to Create Workshops for Visibility and Impact

I will be presenting a 30-minute, information-packed community call for the SkillPreneur Alliance called “Creating Workshops – 5 Questions to Create Workshops for Visibility and Impact.” It’s free and all are welcome. Join me on Monday, July 9, 2012 from … Continue reading

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New Video – “Six Powerful Strategies…”

I had a wonderful experience presenting a 60-minute webinar on June 15th called “Six Powerful Strategies to Create High-Impact Training.”  Some of the information I shared in that webinar was fairly standard within the training world (but IMPORTANT reminders). A … Continue reading

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What Is the Best Entry Point for Creating a Course?

There are many doors through which you can enter an instructional design project. Two of the most contrasting doors are “content” and “outcomes.” They are contrasting because they can lead you to such different places. I’d venture to say that … Continue reading

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Using Text in Instruction

Instructional Designers (training professionals who focus on designing and developing effective learning) wear many different hats in order to create the end product. One of those hats is “materials designer.” As instructional designers we need to make sure the  materials … Continue reading

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Six Powerful Strategies to Create High-Impact Training

High-impact training not only deeply engages trainees and has them using their new knowledge and skills well beyond the confines of the training event, but it also has a positive organizational impact, including: Increased profitability Reduced expenses Enhanced performance and … Continue reading

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Learning Happens Even When Training Doesn’t

We can’t help ourselves – learning happens no matter what. It’s a natural part of being human. We are in a constant state of learning, changing, adapting, assimilating, experiencing, remembering, and accessing and using previously acquired information and skills. Even … Continue reading

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Learning and Forgetting Curves: Best Practices for Creating High-Impact, High-ROI Training

I just viewed an incredibly insightful video by Dr. Will Thalheimer, PhD, who studies,  researches, and teaches best practices in training and development, learning, and instructional design. It’s a “must see” if you have any interest in creating or facilitating … Continue reading

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