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Mapping It Out: Helping Employees See the Big Picture

As a leader, it’s a good bet that you understand the power of showing vs. telling when it comes to communicating complex messages to your employees. Communicating important information verbally or in writing can be confusing and leaves the door wide open for interpretation. The mind’s eye is often quick to interpret what it understands…

Sometimes Training Isn’t the Answer (Part 2)

You’ll recall that in my last post I shared the thought process that we go through when helping clients to determine the root cause of their challenge and therefore the most impactful solution. In this scenario, our pharmaceutical client needed to jumpstart the use of a new product planning process that they had recently updated…

Sometimes training isn’t the answer.

Several years ago a Pharmaceuticals client called to ask us to revise and update a training program we had developed in 2006. Our original design combined an online branching simulation with an immersive classroom game to introduce their R&D organization to a new product planning process. I responded by asking what prompted our client’s desired…

You asked for it. How Telestrations come to life.

Thank you for all of your kind words in response to our holiday message this year. Our “Twelve Days of Christmas” holiday message is a simple version of one of our newer service offerings: a video telestration that combines a hand-drawn visual with music and voice-over messaging. Every telestration is designed to tell a story, whether…

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – at 30 frames per second, a video is worth 108,000,000 words per minute.

At Blueline Simulations we know the power of strong visual images – in fact, our highly successful Learning Blueprints are built on compelling visuals. Several months ago, we discussed how telestrations focus exactly on the ideas being communicated, helping the audience to clearly understand the key messages – in one viewing. We have developed a…