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Sonic Automotive: Fixed Operations Leadership Academy

Sonic’s Need Sonic Automotive is one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States, operating more than 100 dealerships in 14 states and 25 major metropolitan markets. One of Sonic’s critical goals in 2014 was retention of their service and parts (Fixed Operations) leaders. Service and parts managers are tasked with running the daily […]

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Mastery of Facilitation Skills

Victoria Rodgers

As a custom training organization, many of the solutions ABR designs for clients are blended, in which eLearning, simulations, coaching, or other learning tools are complemented by an instructor-led training (ILT) component. When we create ILT solutions, we take great pride in developing innovative, application-based, and relevant sessions. But this means NOTHING if the facilitator […]

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Self-Discovery in Training—How I Self-Discovered It!

Darrell Burke

When I first started to train, I thought that it was my job—in fact, my duty—to impart my knowledge and wisdom to the participants in every class I taught. After all, I was the trainer. I was the person standing in front of the classroom with the facilitator’s guide. I was chosen by my company […]

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Behind the Scenes at ABR: Active Practice Means Deeper Learning

Darrell Burke

What’s new with ABR? Take a peek at what’s going on in our world as we work to deliver relevant, world-class solutions for our clients. ABR believes in transferring knowledge through interactive, application-focused training: the delivery of content, the participation in activities, and the participation in discussion. BUT our passion lies in allowing our partners…our participants…to […]

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WOW! That Was Fun! But Did I Learn?

Darrell Burke

It’s fascinating to me that many instructors/facilitators I’ve observed and mentored over the years were so serious about their delivery. Now, I don’t mean to say that training isn’t a serious business. Learning content, determining the best way to phrase ideas, and deciding on the most effective questions to ask is quite serious. What I […]

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Customer Experience Workshop Consulting and Delivery

Our Client’s Need Accelerated Business Results (ABR) has a long-standing client that offers data, video, and voice services to businesses of all sizes; cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers; and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications, and services. In 2012, this company’s corporate marketing team was preparing to launch a certification program for its business […]

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Behind the Scenes at ABR: The Value of CRM Tools

  What’s new with ABR?  Take a peek at what’s going on in our world as we work to deliver relevant, world-class solutions for our clients. One of my favorite courses to facilitate is Salesforce.com for business-to-business sales teams. The initial perception a sales professional has of Salesforce.com is that it’s just a tool to enter […]

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Accelerated Business Results Named as Finalist in Cincinnati Chamber’s 2012 Small Business Excellence Awards

Amy Fox

Cincinnati, Ohio (April 24, 2012) – Accelerated Business Results (ABR), a full-service, award-winning training and social media firm, has been named as a finalist in the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Excellence Awards for 2012. ABR was placed in the category of Emerging Business of the Year along with five other local companies. “Accelerated […]

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Training in 2012: What Is on Learners’ Wish Lists?

Amy Fox

As 2011 comes to a close, I’ve been evaluating a lot of new trends in learning and development and projections for 2012. Accelerated Business Results (ABR) has had the privilege of working with several world class organizations and we get many opportunities to test new theories as we help to develop their training solutions. In fact, this is the time of year when we often meet with our key clients to map out their training strategies for the coming year, and we’re fortunate to gain access to their invaluable customer insights. Engaging in these conversations gives us a chance to really understand what they’re experiencing in their workforce and to determine the practical training solutions that will address their needs.

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How Do I Choose Between E-Learning and Instructor-Led Training?

Dear ABR,

What are some factors I need to consider for my business when I am deciding between e-learning training and in-person, instructor-led training?

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Car-Part: Consultative Sales Training Workshop

How ABR quickly and successfully created and delivered a comprehensive sales training program for employees at Car-Part that provided them with a systematic and robust consultative sales process.

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