Phani Madhav

Phani Madhav is an expert content writer and avid blogger. He has written several well-received articles and eBooks that address various challenges faced by the L&D community. He holds a bachelor's degree in Commerce and a Senior Diploma in German. He is a movie buff, and you can find him enjoying Hollywood classics when he is not writing.

8 Hallmarks of Top E-learning Development Companies

8 Hallmarks of Top E-learning Development Companies

It is well-known that in recent years, India has emerged as the leading destination for e-learning outsourcing. Various factors such as a considerable reduction in the cost of online course development, a large pool of skilled, English-speaking workforce, differences in time zones, and an outsourcing-friendly legal framework have made this Asian nation the hotbed of web-based learning outsourcing.

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3 Training Tips for Winning Sales Conversations

3 Training Tips for Winning Sales Conversations

We all know that proper training goes a long way in enabling salespeople close deals efficiently. Successful reps tailor their sales conversations to meet the needs of prospects and convey their products’ value proposition in an effective manner. Today, let us look at three best practices of training your sales folk to hold winning conversations with potential customers.

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MP4 – Making Flash-based E-learning Videos Universal

MP4 - Making Flash-based E-learning Videos Universal

Sean is an e-learning developer in a large automobile company. Over the last few years, his organization developed hundreds of e-learning videos in Flash. These videos went a long way in imparting good training to its staff. However, the advent of the mobile age has rendered these web-based learning resources redundant because they cannot be accessed on the latest smartphones and tablets used by the staff. So, Sean’s boss asked him to make the Flash-based online learning videos accessible on mobile devices.

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The Top 5 Free Learning Management Platforms

The Top 5 Free Learning Management Platforms

Jim is the L&D manager of a large multinational company. Recently, his boss informed him that the training budget for the new year has been slashed by 15%, as part of the company’s cost-cutting measures. However, the number of training programs planned for the year has been increased by 10%. Jim is in a fix.

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3 Common Mistakes in Translating Online Course Audio Scripts

3 Common Mistakes in Translating Online Course Audio Scripts

We all know that good audio narration goes a long way in enhancing the efficacy of an e-learning course. It complements onscreen content and reduces cognitive load on the learner. When an online course is translated, it is important to ensure that the narration in the target language is as effective as in the source.

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E-learning Project Management – Advice from an In-house Expert

E-learning Project Management - Advice from an In-house Expert

We all know that good project management is the key to the success of an outsourced e-learning initiative. Given this fact, how can you ensure that your online course development project is well managed? What does it take to create your web-based course without time and cost overruns? To find out, I talked to a project management expert at CommLab India, an organization that has been in the business of providing technology-enabled learning solutions since 2000. Rajesh is an e-learning veteran and has handled hundreds of online course development projects successfully. Here are excerpts of the interview.

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5 Hot Lectora Publisher 17 Updates

5 Hot Lectora Publisher 17 Updates

Lectora – the most widely used e-learning development software in the world. A study by Capterra revealed that more than 60% of companies use this family of rapid authoring tools, from Trivantis.  One of the most popular members of this family is Lectora Publisher. The latest version of this online course development application is power-packed with various features that go a long way in developing better e-learning courses. Today, let us look at five major updates to this tool and examine how they help course developers.

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