Spring Cleaning for Training Leaders: Embrace Your Inner KonMari

Most of us today have far more possessions than we actually need. We know we should clean things up and simplify our lives, but we often lack motivation, despite the benefits of decluttering. That’s the point of the Netflix program “Tidying up with Marie Kondo,” in which a Japanese organizational expert helps people eliminate unnecessary…
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The Training Leader’s Checklist for Choosing the Best Virtual Training Lab Solution

Just like airline pilots train on flight simulators, software learners need to learn in safe, realistic environments where they are free to make mistakes that won’t impact company assets. Fortunately for organizations, virtual training labs provide these safe realistic environments, but you need more than a bare bones virtual IT lab to run a successful,…
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Better than Blarney: Capturing Sales Gold with Virtual IT Labs and POCs

St. Patrick’s Day brings with it reminders of Irish wit, wisdom, and a hope for luck. It could be said this is what a salesperson wishes throughout the year. Yet, as all sales pros know, it takes more than kissing the Blarney Stone – and eloquence – to land new business nowadays. Today’s buyers have…
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7 Tips for Virtual IT Training Success from Influencers in 2019

Successful Executives Share Their Most Poignant Pieces of Advice in CloudShare’s Newest Guide We want 2019 to be training managers’ best year ever. If you’ve been reading the blog over the past few months, you know we’ve cleaned out our metaphorical training refrigerator. We’ve given thanks for the ROI corporate training provides. We’ve explored how to address multigenerational and…
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Love Is in the Cloud: 5 Ways Companies Are Smitten with Virtual IT Labs

Happy employees. Teams that stay together. Engaged customers. There must be something in the air, or more appropriately, cloud. Could it be companies are falling in love with virtual IT labs? It’s not surprising given the fact virtual IT training creates so many memorable experiences. To us, love means never having to say, “We can’t…
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At last: CloudShare reveals Santa’s big secret…

Everyone’s been asking for years, and at last, we’ve figured it out. How can Santa deliver to so many homes, all over the world, all in just one evening? Maybe you’ve already guessed: He’s found the perfect cloud-based platform, one that works just right for his organization. (Right, Rudolph?) For those of you who don’t…
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Channel the Holiday Spirit for Year-Round Training Magic That’ll Bring Your Team Together

It happens every winter. We gather with loved ones, put on festive music, and regardless of the weather, snow-filled images fill our thoughts. We wish it would never end, and the fact is, the season does offer valuable lessons we can use anytime, even in business and in areas like training. Here are some ways…
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3 considerations for training millennials on emerging technologies

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and an emerging millennial workforce is challenging the training practices of enterprises worldwide. While most headlines are focused on robots taking over the world and becoming our new shadowy overlords, the more practical approach is that AI and advanced technologies are already gaining traction within companies. From automating HR tasks…
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Trust is Key but SalesTech Helps

LinkedIn recently released its Third Annual State of Sales Report and some of the data paints an intriguing picture of how sales professionals consume digital tools and resources in the drive to boost performance. Overall, the report stresses the need to foster a personalized buying experience regardless of whether the products or services are aimed at consumers…
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Training matters: 2 Data-driven reasons for investing in corporate training

With only 8% of companies measuring the impact of their corporate training, many training departments’ contributions go unnoticed. As holiday season kicked off with Thanksgiving and many of us spent time counting our blessings, we wanted to give proper due to these team contributions and how virtual IT labs can help. Since you’re probably still stuffed from…
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A Recipe for Technology Sales Success this Thanksgiving Season

Success in sales is often about making a prospect’s life easier. If you can do that significantly, you’ll not only have their gratitude, you’ll likely close new business. When it comes to complex purchases like technology, Gartner CEO reports there are typically seven decision-makers to convince, covering at least three different functions. Average tech buyers…
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It’s National Clean Your Refrigerator Day

5 simple steps to toss inefficiencies and reboot your team to kick off 2019 clutter-free Are you scared to open your training department’s fridge? We all know that feeling. You peer inside, size up the month-old lasagna, the mystery meat that’s grown a layer of fuzz. How can you deal with all of it? You…
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