Thursday, December 07, 2006

Comic Book Training

In my previous post, I talked about doing some aspect of our training in comic book form... inspired by this post from Brent Schlenker.

Well, I did a rough draft, and I'm pretty happy with it. It's essentially a book of common mistakes sales people need to avoid. I'm including the cover, and one of the "blunders". Click the picture below to see:

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Back to old habits.

We've got a new course being developed, and it's going to include 6 small-ish Flash modules.  All of it due by December 15th.
With a little time, I'm sure we could brainstorm some great interactive ways to present the material, and try to do some really engaging training.  However, with such a quick deadline, it's all come down to "glorified PowerPoints" again.  It can be disheartening, especially when I've got tons of ideas floating around in my head, and I've read such interesting things on some other E-learning blogs.
I will say that this post from Brent Schlenker gave me a fun idea for one of the sections.  While I haven't found anything as cool as Comic Life for the PC, I did buy Comic Book Creator, the Marvel edition.  It's has some of the features of Comic Life.  One of the section in one of the modules is about common mistakes sales people make, and I'm going to turn each of those mistakes into a comic book page... then each Next Button click will zoom to a different panel on the page.  At the end of the mistake, the page will turn and show a different mistake, and zoom around again.  I think it'll be kind cool.