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Optimal Video Length for Training Videos

2016-12-28T13:21:44-07:00September 15th, 2014|eLearning, Todd's Blog, Training Videos|

A few months ago, while talking to a potential client about several of our online compliance training courses like Business Ethics, Code of Conduct, and Workplace Harassment, she asked what the average course length was for Xcelus courses.  I told her that most of our online compliance courses averaged about 12-14 minutes in length.  She immediately questioned [...]

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Xcelus, LLC Wins Horizon Interactive Media Award

2014-11-26T13:43:34-07:00April 14th, 2014|Awards, eLearning, Millennial, Xcelus News Blog|

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                           [...]

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Elements in the Culture of Compliance: Part III

2014-11-26T13:43:55-07:00March 17th, 2014|Compliance Blog, Culture of Compliance, eLearning, Millennial, Training, Training Videos, Xcelus|

We conclude our series on how to create and maintain a culture of compliance with recognition of the rapidly changing world of contemporary business. What was true six months ago may not be an adequate description of today’s business environment. That’s why the department responsible for communications and training on compliance issues must stay ahead [...]

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Millennial Matters

2016-12-28T13:21:44-07:00January 10th, 2014|eLearning, Telly, Todd's Blog, Xcelus|

Millennial Matters by guest blogger Austin Dressman There is a group of people that is talked about by corporate executives more than any other: Millennials. This rising generation of young professionals makes up both the incoming workforce and the main target audience of marketers. And they aren’t going away anytime soon. Companies have been researching the [...]

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Planning your Camtasia or Captivate Screen Recording Project

2017-01-18T10:41:59-07:00October 30th, 2013|eLearning, Todd's Blog, Training, Training Videos|

At Xcelus, we produce a number of screen recording training courses for our clients. Our clients also do a lot of self produced screen recording courses.  Screen recording is a great way to show how software works or to provide training tips using a Subject Matter Expert's knowledge. Prior to any using any screen recording [...]

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What Makes a Great Training Video – Tell a Story

2017-01-18T09:50:19-07:00October 30th, 2013|eLearning, Todd's Blog, Training, Training Videos|

To tell a story, it all starts with Aristotle - Ethos Pathos, Logos Five Things Instruction Designers can learn from Screenwriters about Training Motivation Aristotle developed three keys to effective writing: the artful application of ethos, pathos and logos – the use of character (or credibility), logic (or reason), and emotion respectively. An excellent [...]

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Video Tips for Trainers – Working With Audio and Video Talent

2017-01-18T08:46:52-07:00October 30th, 2013|eLearning, Todd's Blog, Training, Training Videos|

This blog post is by guest blogger, Renee Casati. Renee has been doing professional acting and voice talent for a number of years in commercials, movies and corporate videos.   We use Renee frequently on all types of audio and video projects even as a make-up artist for Stephen Covey projects. Renee is based in [...]

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How much does it cost to produce an online elearning course?

2017-07-11T16:18:02-06:00February 12th, 2013|eLearning, Todd's Blog, Training, Training Videos|

Question: How much does it cost to produce an online elearning course? Answer: It depends! As a training development vendor, this is the most common question I get asked.  There is no straightforward answer to this question. A common pricing practice will start with a $500 per minute based on a 60 minute elearning [...]

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Video Production Tips for Trainers – The First 48

2017-01-18T10:45:39-07:00July 11th, 2012|eLearning, Todd's Blog, Training, Training Videos, Xcelus|

The basis for the A&E television show The First 48 is an excellent metaphor for creating videos for training. The short description for the popular television show is as follows: “For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called. Their chance of solving a case is cut in half if they [...]

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Xcelus Wins Silver Stevie Award

2014-11-26T13:48:14-07:00June 18th, 2012|Awards, Code of Conduct Training, eLearning, Stevie, Training Videos, Xcelus, Xcelus News Blog|

Xcelus has received the 2012 Silver Stevie Award for their Code of Conduct training video. Xcelus was recognized for its creativity and production quality. The training video developed by Xcelus was part of Life Technologies annual code of conduct employee training. “It is a great honor to be recognized for excellence for our training development”, [...]

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