Why you shouldn't use PowerPoint for training

Why you shouldn’t use PowerPoint for training!

When PowerPoint was originally conceived, it was as a presentation tool.  It was a way to help people visualise their thoughts and, when discussed and presented, to offer the audience to two mediums of information – visual and auditory. Training is more than just the presentation of knowledge though. When a presenter and audience are using Powerpoint, only one side is actually involved and engaged – the presenter. The audience are passive participants in a presentation, often sitting with their arms crossed merely observing the work being done by the presenter. This low level of interaction falls well below the bar required for training to be successful. You shouldn’t use PowerPoint for training.

Easy ways to capture knowledge for training content – Part 2

Easy ways to capture knowledge for training content – Part 2

If you want to source training content from internal knowledge, there are a variety of ways to readily achieve this. Like many solutions, there are both simple and powerful alternatives. The training content and objectives will determine whether you need a quick fix or a dedicated solution. In part 2 of this series, we examine additional ways to capture knowledge including social media, presentations, knowledge sharing platforms and eLearning.

Easy ways to capture knowledge - part 1

Easy ways to capture knowledge for training content – Part 1

If you want to source training content from internal knowledge, there are a variety of ways to readily achieve this. Like many solutions, there are both simple and powerful alternatives. The training content and objectives will determine whether you need a quick fix or a dedicated solution. In part 1 (of 2), let’s consider a range of options to easily capture knowledge for training content.

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