Good fiction writers “show, don’t tell” so their scenes seem real. What does that technique actually look like, and how can we apply it to scenario-based training? Learn more.
Here are some sample scenarios showing different ways to provide background information, plus a unique way to show the consequence of a decision. Learn more.
What type of scenario do you need? Will a one-scene mini-scenario be enough, or do you need a branching scenario? Learn more.
Mini-scenarios are small but mighty. You can even use them to help people practice recognizing and recovering from mistakes. Learn more.
I’m in your branching scenario, and I’ve made a bad choice. Can I go back and change my decision, or do I have to continue, looking for ways to recover from my mistake? It depends! Learn more.
Want to write a scenario? Don’t just jump in. You’ll save time and create a stronger story if you follow this process. Learn more.
Do your scenario characters sound like robots? Try these 7 powerful tips to write natural dialog and give your characters some character. Learn more.
Your new client wants you to design training for chainsaw users. But what does he really need? And could I possibly be serious about this scenario? Learn more.
Do we really need to force-feed people information before they can try a scenario? Learn more.
When is feedback helpful in a scenario, and when is it annoying? Should we immediately tell people what they’ve done wrong and what they should do to fix it? Learn more.
You’re going to work in Gorkonia! How would you like to prepare for the cultural differences? Do you want me to tell you everything and then quiz you? No? What’s the alternative? Learn more.
Want to write realistic, subtle scenario questions? Here are some techniques that can help. Learn more.
Is it ever okay to lead people by the nose through a new experience, or does that make us control freaks? Let’s look at an example. Learn more.
We’ve all seen scenario questions that are too obvious. But how can we make them more challenging? Let’s fix a boring question right now. Learn more.
Elearning has genies, superheroes, and wizards. Live training has the all-knowing instructor. I say all of them should stop being so darned helpful. Learn more.
You’ve decided a branching scenario will be part of your project. But how long should it be? See an example and some tips. Read more.