Custom Design

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…

Learning Business Literacy… and Eating Your Vegetables

Watch the faces of your employees next time you tell them they need to learn business literacy. I bet they look a lot like my ten-year-old when I tell him he has to eat his vegetables. “Financial acumen training” doesn’t get much love from the folks in organizations who would benefit from it the most.…

Get Alignment Upfront

Training doesn’t happen in a vacuum, the success of a training program depends on more than just a good design. Stakeholder commitment and buy-in is critical. Many a well-designed program rests on the dust heap of organizational training because it turned out a critical stakeholder wasn’t onboard. Ensuring stakeholder buy-in is even more vital when…

Organizational Practitioners are Recognizing the Power of Story

If you haven’t been following the fast-emerging discourse around “organizational storytelling,” allow me to help you get caught up. Here’s the idea: More and more organizational practitioners are recognizing the power of story to create culture; speed learning and change; archive knowledge; establish brand; and build shared meaning. (Gosh, there’s so much more to say…

Stories that Engage

Last week, I made the pilgrimage to Jonesborough, Tennessee. This postcard-perfect town boasts unbelievable views of the Smoky Mountains, but is famous around the world for another reason: it is the home of the International Storytelling Center. Every October, more than 10,000 storytellers and story lovers from all over the world descend on Jonesborough for…

Going Mobile: Learning’s New Holy Grail?

In a short time, our world has changed. We now have the ability to create interactive elearning content and publish it on mobile devices, including iPhones, using HTML5.  Within a few months I am absolutely confident that Blueline’s designers will be able to distribute our award-winning computer based elearning and esimulations via every mobile device…

Onboarding: This Is Not Your Father’s “First Day on the Job”: Blueline Simulations looks at the organizational phenomenon

Remember your first day on the job, on your first job, all those years ago? I do. I remember awkward introductions. (“If you need anything at all…” “Hook ‘em horns!”) I remember paperwork. SO much paperwork. And I remember pulling up a chair in my undecorated closet-office and going straight to work. And that was…