Three Ways to Make Training More Powerful

Let’s face it: Training sessions can easily become snoozefests if a speaker dumps too much information on an audience. To avoid this pitfall, Blaire Hervey, director of learning and development at ZoomInfo and DiscoverOrg, suggests that training must 1) provide nuggets of information; 2) craft successful strategies to overcome business challenges and gain small wins; and 3) create interactive learning experiences -- in other words, posing thought-provoking questions to the audience about the content under discussion. Learning professionals must stay ready to pivot their presentations if they sense their audience is slipping into boredom.