5 Reasons Why Online Training is the New Normal

By Eric Schwartzman | June 19, 2020

It used to be easy to jump on plane and attend a professional development training course somewhere in the world. Now, with the pandemic still out there and so little known about the disease, it’s terrifying. Especially for high risk folks. As a result, mostly by necessity, online training has gone mainstream. Even my mother-in-law,…

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4 Reasons Why Online Training Makes Sense for Your Business

By Eric Schwartzman | June 6, 2020

If you’re comparing online training vs classroom training to win budget or resources for online training initiatives at your organization, I have some good info to help you build your business case. When it’s done right, online training — which knowledge transfer through virtual instructor-led, self paced online courses — in many ways is actually…

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15 Ways to Lead the Best Digital Marketing Training

By Eric Schwartzman | May 24, 2020
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In digital marketing, content marketing, search engine optimization, list building and email marketing continue to be major revenue drivers. So how does social media feed into that, and how are B2B content marketers leveraging social to achieve an ROI? What’s the role of owned media? If blogs and podcasts are so effective, why is it…

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How to Scale Online Customer Success with Online Training

By Eric Schwartzman | May 22, 2020

I started beating the online training drum in 2010. But it took a pandemic and a lockdown for us to finally wake up to real value of online training, as well as virtual meetings. After a decade producing virtual instructor-led and self-paced online trainings to onboard users for SaaS companies and boost customer success, online…

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Behavioral Training: Growth Mindset for Innovation and Leadership

By Eric Schwartzman | March 8, 2018
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Behavioral training is emerging as the best way to teach someone how to develop the courage to step out from the pack and assume a leadership position, according to Carol Dweck, author of the New York Times Best Seller Growth Mindset. Innovators introduce new ideas, practices and products. Their ideas are unfamiliar to us, they change…

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HIPAA for Healthcare Providers: Respecting Patient Privacy on Social Media

By Eric Schwartzman | February 10, 2018

The main rule that governs healthcare privacy is derived from a 1996 Federal Law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. It was fleshed out by the Department of Health and Human Services, which began enforcing it as a regulation in 2002 and although the rule predates the rise of social media, its provision…

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SAP Manages Change with Online Training Courses [PODCAST]

By Eric Schwartzman | September 3, 2015

LISTEN IN THIS EPISODE:  Find out SAP is using eLearning to drive adoption of their latest software products, and why social networks will need better legal chops to stand up to DMCA take down requests from sleazy operations like Ashley Madison NEWS & TRENDS Eric and Paul discuss Ashley Madison’s attempt to use the DMCA to get…

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Social Media Compliance for Financial Services

By Eric Schwartzman | August 8, 2014

Morgan Stanley’s decision to loosen the reign for their financial advisers on Twitter is the latest in a long list financial services social media case studies. FINRA fined Barclays $3.75M for system is record keeping and email retention failure. And last June, the regulator warned investors against trading on “pump-and-dump” emails. The finance industry has…

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What’s Holding You Back from Achieving Results with Social Media?

By Eric Schwartzman | October 25, 2013

Today’s workforce communicates and gets information through social media. It is a mainstream communications channel. 87% of companies use and 23% of online time is spent on social media. The more people who talk about you on social media, the further the conversation carries. Reach is determined by the number of people involved in the…

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Netvibes Set Up Tutorial: Step-by-Step Guide

By Eric Schwartzman | June 20, 2013
Netvibes Google Reader

This is a step-by-step guide on how to set-up Netvibes. Most of the Google Reader alternatives out there are focused on giving users social filters to discover the best content. But Netvibes has been there and done that. They’re more interested in helping users finding meaning through context. The good news is, Netvibes will give you…

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