Using Twitter to market your training event As the training market changes, increasingly more and more trainers are looking to promote their on-line and open courses events, But how do you get people to attend and how do you keep costs down? If you are a member of TrainerBase or Training journal (TJonline), both have the ability to promote your events, however it is doubtful if either can fill a course. Some use paid for services, where a high percentage of the revenue goes to attracting … [Read more...] about Twitter as a marketing tool for training courses & events
From time to time it seems like we go from famine to feast. We have no training for months, then like a buss many come along at once! Many of us value learning new skills and knowledge. Indeed this is why quiz shows are so popular on TV. It is also why pub quiz nights are so popular at our local pubs and clubs. It is a mix of the social and the mental stimulation. We like to learn stuff. Some of us prefer to learn things around our specialisms. Others like to learn anything that broadens … [Read more...] about Not another training course – Coping with famine to feast of learning in business
Time for a new approach to learning in business? Over the years I have looked at a number of books, blogs and articles and in various LinkedIn groups to do with training and developing people. Many of these are about management, leadership and developing people for the future. There seems to be a common theme.... new ways of doing things. A reinforcement of the message that the old ways did not get what you wanted. Here is a new, improved and better way. A new and shiny approach if you … [Read more...] about Why training fails – time for a new approach?
Where to Train - On-site or off-site? One of the most common questions asked by people new to training is "which is better... on or off site training?". Unfortunately there is no single right answer but the following may help you in your decision for a given course or programme. Generally speaking the more "training"/ direct job related the activity then being "on-site" has its advantages of associating the learning with the work place. For development activity in preparation for a future … [Read more...] about Training Courses – On or off site?