Blogging with TrainingZone


As Jon mentioned in the Editor's Blog, you may have noticed some changes following TrainingZone’s big upgrade. The most major of these changes is the removal of Discussion Groups. If you previously ran a group, we want to apologise for not making you aware of this sooner. Unfortunately, while we’ve been seeing more and more excellent content from members on the site, groups were very quiet when compared to other areas, especially Any Answers and Blogs.

Big Yourself Up or Keep it Personal? - A Self-Employed Trainer's Dilemma

When Craig Worcester and I launched our very own training consultancy back in 2000, three years before Trainers’ Library was born, we felt the need to make ourselves seem bigger than we were. We felt that, unless we looked big, potentially large customers wouldn’t consider us. We thought that the sort of customers we dreamed of having (and subsequently got) would want to be assured that we could manage contracts of any size and scope and that the service we were providing was not going to be reliant on our good health.


Swig up some Swagger

Why are we still so inconsistent in being client centric in our approach to selling?


  • ° Train our people
  • ° Discuss our approaches
  • ° Invest in development
  • ° Mentor our young


…to focus on client needs and wants, but we still can’t do it.

Is it capability, the way we measure our teams, confidence, the clients, or the competition that stops us? Or is it simply, as we believe, we have made the whole process too pressurised and have lost any sense of creativity.

Vision is the art of seeing the invisible....

Ever seen/heard a quote that made you whistle through your teeth as it hit the spot? A saying that made you nod your head franticly and repeatedly? Words that cause a big grin to spread across your face & you to say "Abso-bloomin-lutely"? 

It's a great feeling isn't it :-)

This is how I felt when I read this wonderful quote from Jonathan Swift this evening:

"Vision is the art of seeing the invisible...."

Love it, love it, love it.

7 quick tips to improve knowledge management

Written by Ruth Neligan

Following on from our webinar last week (you can find the recording here), we wanted to show that improving knowledge management doesn’t always have to cost a great deal of time and money. Here are seven easy-to-implement changes and smart investments you can make to improve knowledge management systems:

1.     The future is search-powered

The History of E-Learning

The term 'e-learning' has only been in existence since 1999. When the word was first utilized, other terms - such as 'online learning' and 'virtual learning' - also began to spring up in search of an accurate description of exactly was e-learning was. However, the principles behind e-learning have been well documented throughout history, and there is even evidence that suggests that early forms of e-learning existed as far back as the 19th century.

The 1980s


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