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Listening from the Inside

What was a novel idea just a few short years ago has become one of the most popular services Blueline Simulations offers. It’s called the Voice of the Business – a five-step needs assessment that secures buy-in and commitment by mining insights from inside your business. Yes, you read that right: from inside your business.…

eSimulations: Are You Up to the Challenge?

In my last blog, I outlined the merits of eSimulations and explored some compelling reasons why recent advances have made them more effective than live role-play. In short, today’s eSimulations: Can now contain hundreds (and in some cases thousands) of video-based nodes, meaning they can accurately reflect small changes in tone and language. Deliver a…

eSimulations: Has Live Role-Play Met Its Match?

It’s a common belief that, for all of their plusses, the big minus with eSimulations is their inability to discern nonverbal communication. And with research showing the significant role tone of voice and body language play in human communication, that’s a very big minus. Recent advances, however, have changed that. In fact, for many applications,…

Practice Doesn’t Always Make Perfect

Why Training from Day One Just Makes Sense We’ve all heard the expression “practice makes perfect.” When I was young, my dad would provide me with all kinds of objects of curiosity to keep me active, help me learn discipline and (most of the time) test my resolve. My first BB gun, a set of…

Is an Off-the-Shelf Simulation on Target with Your Needs?

My last blog made the case for simulation being a uniquely effective way to both immerse and engage your learners for maximum adoption and retention. I outlined the types of simulation and discussed how they can be used to: apply knowledge, skills and behaviors in context deliver just-in-time, just enough performance support assess needs and…

Using Simulation to Put Learning in Context

There’s little question that adoption and retention are driven by immersion and engagement. And there’s no better way to both immerse and engage your learners than through simulation. Simulation is uniquely effective because it creates an opportunity for learners to apply knowledge, skills and behaviors in context. Many simulation designs also are able to deliver…

Insight Matters: A Model That Opens Doors and Closes Sales

Anyone in sales can tell you that the rules today are much different than they were 25 years ago. The playing field has changed in numerous ways. Those who haven’t kept up are sure to be kept out as customer expectations continue to evolve. The bottom line? It’s no longer enough to build relationships, uncover…

Making the Grade with Simulations

Although once reserved for the business school environment, team-based simulations have earned their rightful place in the training curriculums of learning organizations worldwide during the past decade. And the reasons are plenty: They facilitate team-building. They provide a quick and effective means to assess students’ strengths and weaknesses. They’re fun and engaging. They’re an outlet…