InSync Training

The Secret to Adding Context to Training Content

Posted by Katelind Hays on Aug 29, 2017 2:35:45 PM

BYTE Session Recap

30911753_s.jpgAs we all know, blended learning is all the rage these days! We know that selecting authentic design treatments for each defined learning objective creates the most impactful training experience. While strong instructional design makes a difference for our modern learners, there’s one additional element we can integrate into our programs that further increases the likelihood of learner success: stories!

Speakers Karin Rex and Tom Campbell recently shared their storytelling expertise with BYTE learners. Watch the full program replay for examples of powerful instructional stories in action.

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Topics: BYTE, Storytelling, Blended Learning Instructional Design

Stories = Engagement = Learning

Posted by Karin Rex on Aug 15, 2017 2:14:26 PM

59989140_s.jpgStorytelling has a long history as one of most fundamental communication methods. From paintings on cave walls to Egyptian hieroglyphs, to the first words ever written on papyrus with ink, people have been telling and listening to stories.

We love to HEAR stories, too! As children, we all begged our parents for “one more story!” And many of us remember the morals of those stories even now as adults.

We all enjoy a good story and revere a good storyteller. Whether it’s an engrossing novel, an exciting movie, or a facilitator telling us about the horrible-no-good-rotten-awful experience they endured the very first time they tried to facilitate training in the virtual classroom.

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Topics: BYTE, Storytelling

When You Wish Upon a Star (Wars): Transmedia Storytelling & Design

Posted by Dr. Stephen Slota on May 11, 2017 1:30:00 PM

We're excited to announce that Dr. Stephen Slota will join us again as a guest BYTE speaker on May 23, 2017. This guest blog post helps you prepare for, and gives a preview of, his live learning session, Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design

70448462_s.jpgIn my previous blog post, I provided an overview of gamification with two specific goals in mind:

  1. Challenging the design community to ground projects in contemporary learning science rather than (or at least in addition to) any given technology.
  2. Defining gamification in learning science terms, with behavioral gamification, gamification for memorization, and gamification in character corresponding to behaviorism, information processing, and situated cognition, respectively.
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Topics: Gamification, Storytelling

Understanding the Power of Storytelling In Business

Posted by Katelind Hays on Jan 24, 2017 9:26:00 AM

BYTE SESSION RECAP

Storytelling in Business Christine MilesBecoming a more effective learning professional requires a number of skills, none more important than clear communication. 

Christine Miles, Co-Founder and Chief Architect of CI², spent years developing a framework that helps people communicate more powerfully. On January 17, Christine generously shared how storytelling provides the foundation of her proven approach with BYTE session attendees.

Read more to learn about the importance of story, why story works, and the elements needed to tell a good story. To review all of Christine’s helpful communication skill-building advice, click on the title to access her BYTE session recording, Mastering Storytelling for the Business Conversation. 

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Topics: BYTE, Storytelling

Find Your Why. Tell Your Story. Get Results.

Posted by Christine Miles on Jan 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We're excited to have Christine Miles, Co-founder & Chief Architect of Ci Squared and upcoming guest InSync Training BYTE speaker, explain the importance of your personal story to your professional success. 

Christine Miles tell your story in business It seems intuitively obvious that when someone has a passion for what they do in life, whether it is their vocation or recreation, that this passion is contagious, infectious and inspiring to others.  Sometimes though, how we tell our story doesn't translate well, nor does our approach fully communicate our passions. 

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Topics: Communication, Storytelling