How to get everyone “plugged in” during a training session and make it really impactful? That’s probably one of the biggest questions corporate trainers face. It gets even more challenging in large organizations spread across several offices.
Leonardo (Leo) Silva, LATAM Sales Training Partner at Facebook, has an answer. He solved this challenge with Kahoot! and game-based learning. According to Leo, this was a strategic way to keep people involved and paying attention to the content of trainings. Read Leo’s story and learn how Kahoot! helped him disrupt sales training at Facebook LATAM and reach maximum engagement in his sessions.
Sales training, virtual teams – how to get everyone “plugged in”?
In my role, I collaborate with the Facebook LATAM sales managers and cross-functional teams to understand their learning needs and work with global program managers to build training programs aligned with those needs. I run training sessions every week with participants from several locations – São Paulo, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Bogotá and Miami.
When you train teams remotely, it’s even more challenging to get everyone engaged. You can’t really track how “plugged in” participants are if you’re not in the same room with them. Kahoot! is one of the tools we use: it helps us bring people closer together, getting them excited to compete with each other.
Adults enjoy learning through playing
One of our learning partners is a big believer in learning through playing, so, before we discovered Kahoot!, we made some attempts to gamify training. The solution was far from optimal: it consumed a lot of time to print sheets for participants, install software locally on our computers, get approval from our IT for everything. Besides, I had to analyze all the results manually, instead defining winners in the real time.
Then, in January 2016, I tried Kahoot! for the first time, and, with its simplicity and flexibility, it immediately became my go-to training tool. Obviously, adults enjoyed learning through games just as much as school students! Starting from the very first sessions with Kahoot!, I got very positive feedback from the teams.