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Code of Conduct and Ethics Training – is it Worth the Effort?

2017-05-11T08:51:23-06:00May 11th, 2017|Blog/News, Code of Conduct Training, Compliance Blog, Culture of Compliance, FCPA / Anti-bribery, Todd's Blog, Training, Xcelus|

Compliance Training - PowerPoint Course vs Paid Options A corporate contact recently asked me to help justify paying for an online compliance training course when the company had a good PowerPoint slide deck that employees and partners could review and sign upon completion. The question of PowerPoint deck vs professional training courses really depends on [...]

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Xcelus, LLC Wins at The 35th Annual Telly Awards

2014-11-26T13:43:25-07:00April 28th, 2014|Awards, Blog/News, Telly, Training, Training Videos, Xcelus, Xcelus News Blog|

PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release Xcelus, LLC Wins Again at The 35th Annual Telly Awards Provo, UT – April 21, 2014 – Xcelus LLC (www.xcelus.com), a leader in corporate learning solutions, received top honors in the 35th annual Telly Awards for their corporate training video, The Protocol – A Climbing Metaphor. Xcelus, LLC was recognized [...]

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5 Video Tips for Trainers: Tell Your Story through Video Composition

2016-12-28T13:21:44-07:00April 7th, 2014|Blog/News, Todd's Blog, Training, Training Videos|

There is a common phrase thrown out in business that says, “The medium is the message.” The phrase is meant to emphasize how a message meaning can change depending on the means by which it is conveyed. The same is true when it comes to video composition. The composition you choose to use may either [...]

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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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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 Recognized for Excellence for its Online Training Videos – Celebrates Six Year Anniversary

2016-12-28T13:21:47-07:00July 20th, 2011|Awards, eLearning, Stevie, Telly, Training, Training Videos, Xcelus|

July 20, 2011 Provo, Utah – Xcelus is proud to announce it has been awarded a Silver Telly, the highest honor given by the annual Telly Awards for its video production of the 2010 Code of Conduct online training video.  Xcelus also was recognized with aBronze Telly for its employee communications video.  Xcelus won additional industry awards [...]

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