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Informal Learning Makes Great Performances Routine

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Until May 6, 1954, no human being (as far as we know) had ever run a mile in less than 4 minutes. Experts believed it was impossible. But in Oxford, England, Roger Bannister broke the barrier that day by running a mile in 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds. Then something fascinating happened: only 46 days later, a runner named John Landy broke Bannister’s record with a time of 3 minutes and 58 seconds. A year later, three more runners broke the 4-minute barrier during a single race. How was this possible? How... Continue Reading

Agile Learning Gives Wholesalers and Advisors “Something to Talk About”

Conversation over coffee
Today’s post is by Joseph D. Kringdon, Principal, Kringdon & Associates/HMC. Joe spent several decades in the Wealth and Asset Management business, managing and leading both Advisors and Wholesaler Investment Consultants. Bonnie Raitt once sang, “Let’s give them something to talk about.” This is the dilemma that most client-facing personnel face when walking into a meeting with either a current or prospective client. In order to remain relevant and conduct engaging conversations (and more importantly to be invited back again) you need to have a fresh perspective or an insight that gets... Continue Reading

A Medical Device Maker Turns Budget Cuts into Better Sales Training Using Sales Readiness Technology

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We don’t normally think of budget cuts and belt-tightening as good things. Less may be more in fields like architecture and design, but in sales training, less money translates into fewer services and smaller (overworked) staffs. But when the sales training team at one medical device maker was facing budget cuts, they decided to respond differently. Instead of scaling back, they moved forward. By adopting Allego, they were able to dramatically improve the company’s sales enablement program with fewer resources—to achieve the fabled goal of “doing more with less.” Additional Challenges “We... Continue Reading

How Allego Helps Sales Trainers Solve The ‘One-Room Schoolhouse’ Dilemma

How to Solve the One-Room Schoolhouse Dilemma
When it comes to national sales meetings or product launch trainings, smaller sales training departments face the same dilemma as one-room schoolhouse teachers: How do you leverage your limited time and resources to train a diverse group of people—all at the same time? If learning content for the event is too advanced, new hires may get hopelessly lost. If it’s too basic, you risk putting the experienced reps to sleep. At large organizations, the simple solution is to divide the reps into different classes, design customized content for each class, and run... Continue Reading