I was going through a few online articles on gamification for research on my new course which is to be developed in Articulate Storyline. At first I thought it would be a daunting task, but then I found plenty of awesome gamified examples and game temples online. These examples were fun to look at and play and elevated the learning experience.’ Here I’d like to share my favorite gamification examples created in Articulate Storyline.
In todays Like, Share, and Subscribe era, everything online needs to be short and sweet! How can you emulate these characteristics in your online training for your sales representatives? The answer is short and simple; microlearning which offers short bits of knowledge to your sales representatives in their time of need. What makes microlearning so effective for sales training is that it aims to address one learning point at a time, leading to long term retention. Here are a few handy ways you can create microlearning courses your sales representatives will never forget.
Gamification has caught the world’s attention and proven to be a top-notch learning strategy with viable results. Gamification uses game logics in a non-game setting to capture learners’ attention to teach problem solving/ decision-making skills to mention a few. Each day is witnessing an increase in gamified learning in various corporate sectors. One industry where gamification is most effective is corporate sales training. Let’s see why.
Customers today are better informed than before. With information on products and services just a click away, everyone has access to product reviews and customer feedback on websites. So how can you train your sales representatives to be a step ahead of the new age consumer? Most organizations today are focusing their product sales training on just-in-time learning. However, organizations fail to optimize a key element in their just-in-time sales training. Any guesses?
Continual product training to your sales force is important for your organization’s brand value and success. How your sales force delivers value to your existing and prospective customers has a clear impact on your sales figures. However, it is not as easy task to train your sales force when it is constantly always on the move, and communicating new product innovations and accessories often comes in the way of your sales targets.
Most of the organizations have a similar approach when it comes to the new hire training program, a classroom welcome session followed by online sessions. The classroom sessions are packed with punch while the online sessions or e-learning fail to garner enthusiasm as the classroom sessions did. This is because online courses mostly adhere to the ‘click next’ approach and create a mundane learning experience.
E-learning and web developers around the globe are well versed with WCAG or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. What is WCAG all about? WCAG are best practices that help create web content that is accessible to the specially-abled learner. Countries such as the United States and Canada have made it mandatory to create WCAG compliant content.
Training for sales representatives mostly emphasizes the technical aspects of selling. They are supposed to be well versed with the features, accessories and target audience of their product. But is technical know-how enough for your sales representative to make a sale? What about the non-technical soft skills responsible for client or prospect interaction? Soft skills are known to add value to the sale; they encourage assertiveness, empathy and create a bond that technical knowledge cannot beat.
Videos are everywhere, from YouTube to Vines they cover over 60% of content on the Internet. Over 300 videos are uploaded every minute on YouTube alone! Coming to eLearning, major players such as Lynda.com and Khan Academy to name a few, have mastered the art of using video-based courses that are effective and engaging. This is because videos excite learners and have higher retention; using videos for your ERP training program can spell wonders both for your training team as well as the learner or employee.
Many organizations implement software for project planning and resource management, PlanView is one such enterprise software. PlanView helps organizations in providing end-to-end portfolio and resource management solutions; with its software you can optimize projects, applications, people, finance and assets to name a few.