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6 Ways Training Providers Can Bounce Back Stronger Post-COVID

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COVID-19 has changed the training landscape dramatically. From the way we deliver training to the way we communicate with colleagues, the only constant right now is change itself. Some training providers have been able to grow their business during COVID-19, whilst others have been forced to close and re-evaluate. Whatever position your training business finds itself in currently, we've got some actionable tips on how you can come back stronger than ever.

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The 4 BIG Training Industry Trends This Year

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The training world is in a state of flux; a constant, shifting stream of evolution that befits an industry dedicated to learning and development. Standing out from the crowd has never been more vital, and while enhancing your brand and raising awareness of it has become easier than ever before, too few are taking advantage of the available tools. In this time of turbulence and change, our 2020 Training Industry Benchmark Report has helped us to uncover a shift in the training landscape. From course delivery to sales and marketing and from customer service to the use of technology, we've uncovered 4 of the major trends you need to be aware of this year in the training industry.

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The Ultimate Guide To Online Course Booking Systems

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Online course booking systems have been around a while in the training world. For some, it's a chance to make money 24/7, for others it's an opportunity to improve their customer journey or even to automate administrative processes. Whatever your objective, we're here to give you the in's and out's of course booking systems and how your training business can achieve better results by implementing one.

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Effective Training Resource Management For Maximum ROI

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Resource management for training providers is a necessary but time consuming and sometimes complicated task. It is easy to leave it until the last minute to draft in a trainer for a course, or scramble around the store cupboard for a projector. Additionally, it can be difficult to allocate resources when it is unclear when venues are free or who is using what equipment. Is this way of working going to achieve maximum ROI? There's a better way.

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How To Increase Your Online Course Bookings Using Email

In this modern world of increasing competition, your sales and marketing function needs to be operating at maximum capacity in order to stand out above the crowd and get your courses filled. Increasing your online course bookings is certainly not easy. You’ve got all these valuable training courses on offer – but even for the largest organisations, raising awareness and spreading the word can often be a uphill battle. If you sell training courses online but struggle with your course promotion, this guide offers some helpful tips on how you can best utilise the immense opportunity that is email marketing.

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The Ultimate Guide To Training Management Software

Whether you're in search of a new training management system (TMS) or simply looking to learn more, this comprehensive guide will help you to understand the functionality and cost of a training management system, how a TMS compares to an LMS & CRM and what to expect during software implementation.

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LMS vs CRM vs TMS: Which Management System Will Benefit My Company?

In the modern world, there are literally hundreds of business systems and technologies that have the potential to help your training company. If you're unfamiliar with any of the terms in the title of the blog, it's worth having  a quick revision session on business system acronyms before continuing! This blog aims to outline the key differences between an LMS, CRM & TMS to help you find a system that best suits your training business. 

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9 Tips Training Professionals NEED To Know About Social Media Marketing

In our recent Training Industry Benchmark Report, we revealed that 31% of training professionals struggle with effective course promotion. Little wonder, when you consider that reputation and referrals are still thought of as the most effective ways to market courses, while digital marketing tools like Google Ads and SEO are woefully under-valued.

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What Makes Great Course Joining Instructions In 2020?

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Your delegate books onto a training course, what’s next? You send them an email to confirm their booking with details of the course date and venue along with joining instructions. This creates the basis of your training course and sets their expectations so it is important that you make a stand-out impression. This post explores some of the ways that you can improve your joining instructions and what you need to include.

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10 Ways To Promote Your Training Courses Online

How do you currently promote your training courses?  Are they on your website?  Do you target previous delegates? Are you advertising? I guess you probably do all of this and more, but do you blog?  If you do or if you are considering blogging around your course content, check out our 10 quick wins.

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