Ask the Right Questions, Get the Right Training

I’ve long held a belief that the solution to every problem is to ask the right question. My theory holds true for most aspects of life, but it really works when the problem is determining the ideal training solution. Let’s review a sampling of questions that we at ttcInnovations ask — good questions that lead... View Article

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Creative Presentation Ideas

Do you ever wish your training came out with all the sleek, hip, and glory of a Lexus commercial? Well, there’s a way to do it! Here’s a few creative presentation ideas that will help you build a narrated visual presentation that sparkles. A creative presentation sparkles when it has narration, graphics, on-screen words and... View Article

Make Your VILTS More Effective with Neuroscience Part II

Click here to read the first article in the Neuroscience series. Educators have long known that a motivated learner has a greater chance of success, but the reason for this observed fact was only recently discovered. When learners expect to gain important skills, they come to a learning event with a heightened level of attention... View Article

Goodbye Butterfly, Hello New Logo!

The end of the butterfly… For the past eight years ttcInnovations has proudly flown our butterfly along with our name. However, over the past six months we have been working hard to reevaluate our brand. We realized that the butterfly really doesn’t represent who we are as a company any longer. Through our branding work,... View Article

Make Your VILTS More Effective with Neuroscience

A survey conducted by the Society of Applied Learning Technology (SALT) reports that “the vast majority” of companies plan to expand their use of Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) in the near future. Yet only twenty percent of these same companies find this delivery medium to be very effective. So why do they keep doing... View Article

#myIDstory Favorites

Over the past week we’ve asked you to share your instructional design stories with us using the hashtag #myIDstory. To help get you started we posed the following questions: What led you to become an instructional designer (ID)? Did you start your career as an ID? If you could tell yourself before you began your... View Article

Tell Us Your Story | #myIDstory

Earlier this week we stumbled on this post discussing Cammy Bean’s The Accidental Instructional Designer  book release. As soon as we started reading, we discovered there’s one thing that Cammy Bean has in common with just about every instructional designer out there — including us! “The eLearning industry is filled with people who fell into... View Article

Five Common Grammatical Mistakes Instructional Designers Make

When writing training material, we sometimes overlook small details in favor of the overall big picture. Simply rereading your content before sending it to the next set of hands can help you catch mistakes you might have missed the first time around. Keep this list of the five most common (and easily fixable) grammatical errors... View Article

Trends Changing the Face of Corporate Training

As I prepared to facilitate my very first training session, I stood nervously at the counter at Kinko’s waiting for the associate to print my carefully crafted overhead transparencies. It took me a week to create the transparencies; I really wanted them to have a huge visual impact! Once the printing was done, I carefully... View Article

Conference Call Etiquette

If you’ve ever been on a conference call, you know how frustrating it can be when not everyone is prepared! In order to have a constructive call, it’s important to listen to others, be free of distractions, and above all, be patient. Here are some helpful conference call etiquette tips to help you mind your... View Article

10 Ways to Ensure Your Learning Translates into Action

More often than not, your business reason for requesting training involves performance enhancement in a role or task. Here’s how we design training that ensures learning translates into action: Ask lots of questions so you can understand the specific reasons behind a training request. You want to know what participants are expected to do differently... View Article