The beginning of the end for the training course?

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Presenting and lecturing skills booklet
Leonardo da Vinci once said “simplification is the ultimate sophistication” and that may be the challenge in the next decade for many training providers. When you hear that companies like Unilever are looking to make all their training “virtual” you know there is serious intent about finding ways to achieve quality remote learning. Clearly, there are significant information sharing and relationship building benefits to employees attending a learning workshop together, but it is now easy to form virtual groups that can share similar benefits. And it makes economic sense; 65% of the cost of many communication skill training programmes are linked to travel costs, venue charges and travel time. When online learning was heralded as the next big thing in the early 2000’s, it failed to live up to the hype. But technology is now better placed to deliver more meaningful virtual learning. Perhaps there may be a greater emphasis on more self-directed learning rather than programmes being corporate-led. Customers may want to start buying training by the hour. For learning providers, two of the major challenges will be how to make the complex simple and how to enable virtual skill practice. Presentation skills are one area where we have seen this is achievable. To find out more have a look at presentingchange.co.uk
voice and tone
learning stimulation
rapport
Head and Heart
Presenting and lecturing skills booklet