Welcome to this month's nimble®News!

Welcome to the latest edition of nimble®News. We’ve got loads to tell you about. After a fabulous response at the Learning Technologies Exhibition, we have launched new nimble®Courses, new features, and seen the arrival of some fantastic new customers!

Take a look at what we’ve been up to below...

Stroud Life Awards Business of the Year Winner

Nimble Wins Business of the Year at the Stroud Life Awards!

Nimble Elearning have won Business of the Year at the prestigious Stroud Life Awards 2017. Organised by Stroud Life newspaper and sponsored by WSP Solicitors, the award is about honouring firms who have made a difference to Stroud’s economy.

Competition was tough amongst the top three, with Fluid Transfer who have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade and Rempods, investment winners from Dragon’s Den and a previous Stroud Life Award winner.

Ben Reed, Nimble Product Consultant

The Future of Workplace Learning: Presented by Ben Reed, Nimble Product Consultant

Filmed at the Growing Gloucestershire Conference 2017, this 30-minute session is an overview of some of the main drivers for the future of workplace learning, presented by Ben Reed, Nimble Product Consultant.

About Ben Reed, MLIA DIP, NLP Practioner, HND Hotel Management, Training and Coaching Consultant:
Ben is an active evangelist for modern learning within the workplace. As a Product Consultant for Nimble Elearning, his day is often spent understanding what businesses want to achieve with their workplace training.

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Social Media Day Offer 75% discount on Twitter and LinkedIn courses created in Nimble by Luan Wise

Social Media Day was launched by the popular website Mashable back in 2010 as a way to recognise and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication.

This year, expert marketer and Nimble author Luan Wise is celebrating by offering 75% discount on her LinkedIn and Twitter elearning courses.

Luan first launched her elearning courses on Social Media Day 2015. Since then she has also written an award-winning book – Relax! It’s Only Social Media – and become an author for Lynda.com, LinkedIn’s own online learning platform.

How passive learning offers good returns on your investment

How can you scale your business to increase the return on your investment, especially if you’re an entrepreneur? One of our customers has some advice on the topic.

“Thanks to Nimble, I can now take a day off and still earn money!”

Luan Wise successfully scaled her one-woman business with the help of Nimble. In her words, ‘My Nimble courses now provide a significant income stream for my business, without requiring additional time input from me. I sell the courses via my website and carefully selected affiliates, who also sell online.’

Meet the new members of our Nimble team

Nimble is growing. Our continued success has led to some important appointments since the start of 2017 to meet that growth. Let’s introduce you to them.

Stuart Arthur is our new Development Team Manager, his role is to lead the development of Nimble, to keep it improving it for our customers and making it attractive for people looking for a cost-effective, easy-to-use elearning platform. He will work with our development team in our Bristol office.

Avoiding "remote control" learning

Having taught at a sixth form college for over 20 years, I often hoped that a remote control for my students would be invented that allowed me to push buttons entitled ‘BE QUIET!’, ‘SUBMIT HOMEWORK’ and rather selfishly ‘AT LEAST LOOK AS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED’. The genius that produced such a device would surely be richer than Zuckerberg and more revered throughout the teaching world!

Training IS sales!

Over the years I have come to appreciate that whether we are preparing for a face to face training delivery or designing eLearning, there are direct correlations between training and sales. We all know that we need to engage with our learners so that they ‘buy in’, and looking at training from a sales perspective has been extremely helpful. There are three specific points to consider.

eLearning - with personality

eLearning needs to be enjoyable, interesting, flexible and a means to consolidate knowledge. These were the goals of clothing retail giant, Cotton Traders, when they set out to introduce eLearning into their Contact Centre.

Cotton Traders opened in 1987, a business started by two stars of rugby union, Fran Cotton and Steve Smith. They began by selling sportswear and have now expanded their clothing retail empire with over one hundred shops in Britain and an online outlet.

Good Call - Autonet achieve "Highly Commended" call centre award

Many congratulations to Autonet Insurance Group, for achieving 'Highly Commended' in the ‘Best Use of Technology’ category in the Midlands & Yorkshire Contact Centre Awards 2016!

We’re proud to have played a small part in their success. It's a real achievement to be 'podium finishers' when the outright winner had a team of 30 people and other entrants were huge brand names.

Our eLearning Journey - Chant Productions

How do you grow a business which is all about performance, building engagement and being accessible? These 3 factors provided a real challenge to international opera singer Sean Ruane’s company Chant Productions (www.chantproductions.co.uk). Their mission is to not only provide inspirational opportunities for school children to sing but to get them doing it in front of thousands of people at sporting stadiums too! (Look out for them soon on Children in Need and at the Rugby League Four Nations tournament.)

Our eLearning Journey - In Good Company

How do you grow a business whilst balancing the demands of day-to-day pressures?
That’s the focus of this case study from ‘In Good Company’ - www.igcompany.co.uk
This consultancy provides accredited coaching training and Leadership Development and Jo Wheatley and Zoe Hawkins, its directors, are on a journey to extend their capacity beyond face-to-face training whilst adding value to the company’s training portfolio. Their journey began with a search.

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