In a 24/7 World
It feels like the whole country went back to school with the kids from the end of August to after labor day. The hypnotic rhythm of our 24/7, always-on, lives has resumed. For many, back to school means back to business so I made a personal call to a prospect who expressed interest in our Fearless Follow-Up training for his employees. Here's what he said to me,
"We have so many new products coming in we don't have time to train our staff. Learning to follow-up and sell will have to wait. We just have to sell."
I smiled, secured his commitment on a time to re-engage, and thought,
"Not making time for training because you're too busy working is like not filling your car with gas because you're too busy driving!"
I can't help but think his idea of training is tied to his decades-old experience with the idea of school and the classroom. You may be nodding your head now, but I'd argue that each one of us first thinks of training like the college classrooms of yesteryear.
Like every aspect of our lives, training and skill development has had to evolve to serve our needs in an always-on economy. It's not just Millennials that need bite-sized, hyper-focused learning - we all do.
Our success in the 21st Century demands the rich options offered by e-learning, mobile learning, microlearning, and yes, even face-to-face instruction. In this month's e-newsletter, I provide resources that will transform your view of the potential training offers in your 24/7 world.
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