5 Time Saving Hacks for Trainers

One thing all trainers have in common is a drastic lack of time. That’s why we put together this list of training hacks that will help you save time.

Published on 1 August, 2016

If there’s one thing all trainers and instructional designers have in common, it’s that there’s not enough time in the day to get everything done. Whether you’re on an under-resourced and under-staffed team placating the many demands of business units or running your own training business with multiple clients to satisfy, you need to find extra minutes where they don’t exist.

That’s why we put together this (short) list of time-saving hacks so that you can do your job more efficiently:

1. Google Smarter

It turns out that there is such a thing as a stupid question. Enter searches more strategically and Google will give you better answers, more quickly. Find out how here.

2. Use 1 File for Everything

Don’t waste your time updating the slides, participant workbook, leader guide, and supplemental materials separately. Instead, you can create all of those materials in one comprehensive PowerPoint. Learn how here.

3. Format Your Doc Once

Save time by formatting your Word document just once and saving it to Quick Styles. That way, every time you open up a new document, you can use the same formatting as before. Here is a quick tutorial.

4. Take Advantage of Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts make it easy to execute the same command with fewer clicks. You can create your own custom shortcuts that will make sense to you. Learn how to do it in Word or Camtasia.

5. Get up-to-speed With These Articulate Hacks

Plus, check out these 10 time-saving apps that will help you save hours in every corner of your life!

What hacks do you have to save time?

mimeo_hyatt_case_study_graphicLooking to save even more time? Learn how Hyatt’s L&D team shortened their training content delivery process to under 48 hours.

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