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Active Listening: A Primer

In the business world, long-term success hinges on excellent active listening skills. Many people mistake active listening for passively taking notes during a presentation, or worse – they think of ‘listening’ as ‘waiting quietly for their turn to speak.’. True active listening requires practice, patience, and engagement. It involves considering the speaker’s intentions, the context… Read more »

Avoid Getting Fined: Arizona Title 4 Regulations for Serving Alcohol

Complying with state liquor laws is vital to keeping your bar or restaurant in business. Arizona is no exception. Arizona’s Department of Liquor Licenses and Control (DLLC) ensures that licenses are valid and up-to-date, and that employees have the proper training and certification to serve alcohol. The DLLC reviews and issues over 250 new liquor… Read more »

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Hone Your Technical Skills with the MCTS Microsoft Certifications

Did you know that more than 80% of the world’s computers run a Microsoft operating system? This means that almost everyone from small businesses owners to Fortune 500 companies are using Microsoft software in their daily operations. Obtaining a Microsoft certification is the easiest and best way to get a job or promotion in the… Read more »

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Jumpstart Your Career As a Certified Information Technology Professional

Computer hardware and software educates us, entertains us, and supports our businesses. From server farms running the “cloud” to ubiquitous mobile devices, technology forms the infrastructure of our society and our economy. As a result, the demand  for information technology professionals who can keep systems running smoothly grows every day.   Whether you’re seeking a… Read more »

How to Become a Cisco Certified Network Professional

There is no better time for you to become a certified network professional. Most businesses are expanding to offer their services online, increasing their reliance on the internal network to keep things running smoothly. Cisco, the largest networking equipment manufacturer in the world, has developed a valuable and respected certification program. This guide will give… Read more »

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5 Things We Hate To Buy

Part of being an adult is occasionally having to do things you hate. Some of these things are innately unpleasant. You have to take out the trash, go to the dentist, complete projects at work you detest and clean up after your dog at the park. But, some of the things we hate are not… Read more »

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How to Run OpenSesame Courses in Your Existing LMS

OpenSesame is the world’s marketplace for buying and selling online training courses. Whether you’re looking for a course for yourself or for your entire team, OpenSesame offers more than 20,000 courses in topics from compliance and safety to information technology and soft skills. You can find the courses you need to train your team efficiently… Read more »

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Get 20 courses for $20

Thousands of courses, instantly ™ Regulation Compliance Employee Development Business Growth   Skills, Compliance & Safety by Syntrio Get 20 courses for $20 Soft skills topics including leadership and sales Compliance training such as harassment prevention Safety essentials like bloodborne pathogens Starting at $20 Top management courses Six Sigma Yellow Belt Selling to Decision-Makers Engaging… Read more »

NIIT and OpenSesame Announce Content Partnership

Today the OpenSesame team is thrilled to announce our latest strategic partnership: We’re working with NIIT, the global provider of managed training services, to provide NIIT customers with online training courses from the OpenSesame marketplace. Known worldwide as a leader in learning outsourcing, with a presence in more than 44 countries, NIIT provides relevant training… Read more »

Course of the Week: Turn Around Performance Problems

Thousands of courses, instantly ™ Regulation Compliance Employee Development Business Growth   Turn Around Performance Problemsby The Inside Coach Coach employees to resolve performance problems Identify performance issues Create actionable improvement plans Coach employees toward success   Starting at $25.60 Top compliance courses Drug-Free Workplace Harassment Prevention WorkplaceViolence Top management courses Time Management Manage for… Read more »

Three Steps to Conducting Effective Behavioral Interviews

In his classic analysis of the success of top-performing companies, Good to Great, Jim Collins writes, “To build a successful organization and team, you must get the right people on the bus.” The interviewing process plays a critical role in finding the right passengers. Hiring and training a new employee involves a significant investment of… Read more »

Media Release: OpenSesame and NetDimensions Announce Partnership and Integration

Today, we are proud to announce a new partnership with NetDimensions, the global provider of performance, knowledge, and learning management systems. This partnership will enable NetDimensions’ millions of users to search for, purchase, and deploy training courses from the OpenSesame marketplace within the NetDimensions Talent Suite, instantly. OpenSesame and NetDimensions will integrate our platforms to… Read more »