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  • September 01, 2020

    Instructional Storytelling: How to Use the Hero’s Journey for Training

    By: ELM Learning

    Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on email Email Even if you aren’t familiar with the term “hero’s journey,” you’ll recognize the premise. It’s the classic storyline pattern from all of your favorite childhood fairytales: hero is introduced; hero encounters trials; hero rises triumphant. Professor of Literature and […]

  • May 18, 2020

    How to Analyze Your Audience for Instructional Storytelling

    By: ELM Learning

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  • December 20, 2019

    Multimedia Messages: How to Save Your Employees From Text Burnout

    By: Greg Kozera

    Think of how many bits of text you read each day. Whether it’s text messages, social media, emails, or just scrolling through the daily news, it’s no wonder we all have a little bit of text burnout. That’s why visual media is so engaging: it’s a break for our overworked eyes. Multimedia also gives some […]

  • December 20, 2019

    Game On! The Psychological Benefits of Gamification

    By: Greg Kozera

    Humans have been playing games for centuries. In fact, some of the earliest instances of gaming tools like dice have been in play since the Ancient Greeks invented them some 3,000 years ago. Today’s gaming might be more common on a screen, but the history of humans has always been intertwined with play as a […]

  • December 20, 2019

    5 Steps to Better Sales Training

    By: Greg Kozera

    Why does it seem like sales training is always the same? Even though we believe that great sales leadership can be learned, some of the traditional advice has been recycled for years. Instead of the same old training with familiar tropes and techniques, we propose a new five-step approach to creating fresh, effective sales training. […]

  • December 20, 2019

    Benefits of Thinking Small With Microlearning

    By: Greg Kozera

    Think about it: It’s pretty rare that anyone gives their full attention to anything nowadays. Business or pleasure, most people split their focus between a couple of different things. (Think about how you scroll through an Instagram feed while watching TV or text during a conference call.) The days of getting learners to focus on […]

  • August 28, 2019
  • August 28, 2019

    The Plight of the L&D Professional

    By: Sarah Bacerra and Greg Kozera

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