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8 Ways to Make Your Learners Fall in Love


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So much eLearning just makes people want to break up with their training departments. How can you turn that relationship around and get people to fall in love with eLearning? Try one of these eight smooth moves you can use to win their hearts and minds (plus an extra special bonus move to really get that lovin' feeling going strong.)
Love really is the answer.

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8 Ways to Make Your Learners Fall in Love

  1. 1. 8 Ways to Make Your Learners Fall in Love
  2. 2. Hello! Cammy Bean VP of Learning Design Sabrina Leis Tanveer Makhani Senior Solutions Consultant Marketing Manager
  3. 3. Who are we? An award winning provider of: Custom eLearning Open source solutions Learning portals
  4. 4. We provide solutions in key areas Compliance Technical & process training Customer experience Sales & product knowledge Leadership & Management
  5. 5. We work with leading organizations.
  6. 6. Quick Poll Do you have a compliance communication program in addition to your training? Did the frequency of your compliance communication change last year versus the prior year?
  7. 7. Far too often, trainers take this… HR Responsibility #5 Managing Issues that Arise During FMLA Leave Recertification may be sought for serious health condition (not for either kind of military family leave) May be requested after minimum duration of leave listed in initial certification, but… • Never more frequently than every 30 days • Never less frequently than every six months • Must be in connection with an absence
  8. 8. turn it into this…
  9. 9. …causing people to do this.
  10. 10. It’s no wonder people want to break up with their L&D departments.
  11. 11. So how can we turn that relationship around?
  12. 12. And find ways to bring out that lovin’ feeling?
  13. 13. Let’s look at eight ways you can inspire, seduce, and turn your learners on…to learning.
  14. 14. 1. Love them first. With all your heart.
  15. 15. Show how much you like them. Engage them with conversation. Like you really care.
  16. 16. Share stories and examples they can relate to.
  17. 17. Don’t just “text” them and show them words on a screen. Let them hear from real people.
  18. 18. 2. Make a great first impression.
  19. 19. Meet them at the front door in something special: a sexy, polished LMS looks great!
  20. 20. Turn their heads with an LMS that makes them go “whoa”…
  21. 21. Don’t play with their hearts—give them an LMS that communicates consistently & effectively.
  22. 22. ‘Wine & dine’ them with a portal that looks positively scrumptious.
  23. 23. 3. Create a sense of intrigue. (Be a man — or woman — of mystery).
  24. 24. Set up a mystery and incite their curiosity.
  25. 25. Pique their interest with gossip.
  26. 26. Make it personal.
  27. 27. Get them laughing.
  28. 28. This is Matthew. “The one with the hair.”
  29. 29. Make ‘em beg for more. Set up a mystery. With humor.
  30. 30. 4. Make it a love that knows no bounds.
  31. 31. Don’t limit yourself to one device. Design for them all.
  32. 32. Lose your fear of the scroll bar. Let ‘em roll with your love.
  33. 33. It’s boundless, really. Learn more about responsive eLearning design at
  34. 34. 5. Just a little nibble…
  35. 35. Give them lots of little nibbles.
  36. 36. Make each “encounter” count.
  37. 37. If you love them, set them free. Give them options.
  38. 38. Keep the love alive with dynamic questions. Get them thinking.
  39. 39. 6. Go slow and woo with style. (Channel your inner Barry White).
  40. 40. Take it slow and easy over time. Think learning campaign.
  41. 41. Find multiple ways to share your message. Posters are good.
  42. 42. 7. Gifts are always nice…
  43. 43. Give them badges.
  44. 44. Challenge and reward them.
  45. 45. Leaderboards and roses. It’s like the dating game.
  46. 46. 8. And don’t ever take that love for granted… “Baby, let’s stay together. I’m loving you forever.”
  47. 47. People aren’t made from cookie cutters.
  48. 48. Get personal. Get your learners talking. What did you think? How did you do it? Here’s what I did that really worked. Here’s what I did that really didn’t work.
  49. 49. Give them worksheets. And mentors.
  50. 50. And how about a bonus smooth move, just for that extra protection?
  51. 51. Ask them what they want. (Don’t just assume you know what they like and need.)
  52. 52. Quick Poll What areas are you most interested in improving? What areas are you most interested in improving?
  53. 53. Whisper sweet data in our ear. We love to learn, too. Take the survey:
  54. 54.
  55. 55. Let’s get it on in NYC this spring. KONNECT NYC Networking & Insights Theme: Compliance Wednesday, April 9th 8:30am – 10:30am Location TBA To reserve your spot, email
  56. 56. Share the love and get social with us. @KineoUS Kineo US City & Guilds Kineo 888-414-5888