Insights for Working Virtually

This blog is for anyone who communicates in-person or virtually in the business world.

This blog is for anyone who communicates in-person or virtually in the business world.

“Sticky” Learning Requires Time Between Virtual Sessions

“Sticky” Learning Requires Time  Between Virtual Sessions

Humans forget up to 70% of what they've learned in 24 hours. If you ask my wife, she will tell you that, at least with me, this is true. According to the research behind "the Forgetting Curve"1, the loss levels off at just below 80% and remains static over the next 30 days. Think about what this means to "event" learning where they come to an in-person class for a day or two and then return to their jobs. The participants will only actually remember 20% of what was presented to them.

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Checklist for Choosing a Virtual Training Platform

Checklist for Choosing a Virtual Training Platform

I currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina where NASCAR racing is one of the premier sports. In this sport, winning races not only requires that you have a capable driver but you must have a strong crew and a fast car to compete at the highest levels. The best drivers in the world can't consistently compete in cars that are sub-par. The same is true of synchronous virtual training platforms. The platform is to training as the car is to racing.

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Burning the Midnight Oil: One Huge Challenge for your Virtual Team! 

Burning the Midnight Oil: One Huge Challenge for your Virtual Team! 

We’re a virtual team at evoke. All of us traverse three time zones and more on a daily basis. As the pro’s, we must excel at managing virtual team communication. Most days that’s true. But there are definitely days when we struggle.

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Don’t Be Fooled... Virtual Training Can Drive Sales Skills

Don’t Be Fooled... Virtual Training Can Drive Sales Skills

There is a myth that you can’t learn “soft skills” in a virtual environment. Many hold the belief that you have to be there in person to practice those skills. It’s like when people said there would never be a sub four-minute mile or when it was thought that the computer would never have a personal use. It was true until it wasn’t. My experience in the virtual classroom says you can learn and practice soft skills. Let’s break it down.

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Are You Missing a Link in Your Virtual Training Plans? The Role of IT

Are You Missing a Link in Your Virtual Training Plans? The Role of IT

Imagine… You launch a new virtual training program in your organization. It’s an interactive new hire employee orientation. Your instructional design team has pulled together a video of key executives in the company speaking about the organization’s values and philosophy. During the program, the participants will engage in activities built around these videos.

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