Soft Skills

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March 30, 2016

9 Soft Skills To Develop With Online Business Games: The Simformer Case

Every employer has his or her own idea about the ideal employee. We are not talking about the ideal in terms of looks obviously, but rather the employee’s personal qualities and professional skills. Job duty descriptions dictate what professional skills are required and the corporate competency framework determines what personal qualities an ideal employee should possess. Here is how online business games help develop crucial soft skills such as customer focus, stress resistance, team work, and communication skills.
by Anton Makarevich
March 11, 2016

6 Tips To Become An Effective eLearning Communicator

One of the top traits that eLearning professionals must possess is being able to communicate and listen to their online learners. In this article, I will share 6 tips that can help you become an effective eLearning communicator, so that you can produce clear, concise, and relatable eLearning experiences.
by Christopher Pappas
February 12, 2016

4 Tips To Develop Soft Skill Courses For Corporate eLearning

Soft skills may not help a learner perform a specific task or master a job-related topic. However, they are an invaluable part of the learning process. In this article, I'll offer insight on how to build soft skills courses for corporate eLearning, and highlight the top 4 skill sets that learners need in the modern workplace.
by Christopher Pappas
February 4, 2015

Why Soft Skills Are Key To EVERYONE’s Employability And Career Progression

The message about ‘soft skills’ has been garnering a lot of support in the press: highly qualified graduates with a string of A*s but who are uncomfortable in face-to-face meetings and making calls. Business is all about building relationships and those relationships just don’t develop via email – people need to go out there and talk to other people and they need soft skills to do it. Mark Rose explains how it can be done.
by Mark Rose
January 31, 2014

The 4 Primary eLearning Leader Types

To be an effective eLearning leader, you must be willing and able to understand the world possesses talents, which still remain undiscovered. In each organization, school, or learning environment (be it conventional or unconventional) there are individuals who are unaware of their true skills and abilities. As an eLearning leader it is your job to recognize this and to make your students or employees see their own true potential. You must keep them inspired, focused, and determined to gain as much as they can from the learning process. 

by Christopher Pappas
October 12, 2013

The Challenge Of Teaching Soft Skills

It is easy to lecture on soft skills and then for students to pass a test showing that they have learned the material. But will behavior really change as a result of the lecture and testing? Do role plays result in behavioral change? Research shows that behavior changes at a minimum require repeated practice with extensive feedback. Simulation technology now offers the capability to go past traditional training and produce effective soft skills training.
by Dale Olsen
April 8, 2013

Soft Skills Training that Actually Isn’t

Do you remember taking a “soft skills” training class earlier in your career? Perhaps a sales skills training course? A leadership communication skills class? I’m betting you spent the majority of your training time listening to an instructor, watching a few video segments and taking some notes. What percentage of the time in your class was focused on role plays or other behavioral learning activities that allowed you to practice the skills you were supposed to learn?
by Bryan Austin