Podcast: The Future of Training in Sales and Insurance

For many years, corporate training was mostly conducted in training centres or companies’ meeting rooms. Then came online courses and Learning Management Systems.

Now, in a fast changing world, the new generation of employees demand a much more engaging training. How can trainers leverage storytelling and the latest technologies, such as the Metaverse, virtual worlds, AR, VR, the blockchain, AI to bring their training to the next level?

The “Future of Training in Sales and Insurance” podcast brings you the latest from experts around the world in the field.

Listen at https://anchor.fm/ingage-institute  

 

  

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INGAGE – Reimagining digital incentives

In just 90 seconds, you’ll learn to spark new life, and fun, in your company’s learning initiatives.

Would you like to see how? You are welcome to contact us.

      

Thanks to Heba for her great visualisations and thanks to Alex for his invaluable insights about the blockchain!

#incentiveengine #blockchain #NFT #coins #metaverse #lms #innovation #corporatetraining #connectedlearning #seamlesslearning #digitalincentives

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Blended Learning and the Metaverse – Interview with Wilma Hartenfels

As part of our podcast series “Innovative Training in Sales and Insurance”Wilma Hartenfels interviews Philippe Séjalon on “Seamless Blended Learning”, the Metaverse and the future of training.  

Wilma: “Today I’m talking to Philippe Séjalon. Together with his brother Patrice and another founder, Marion, Philippe founded Ingage several years ago. Ingage brings innovative and immersive training experiences to the still quite traditional insurance industry.

Our interview (in English, with an introduction in German) is about the potential of the metaverse as a new stage of development of the Internet. Philippe explains how he brings together various disruptive technologies such as VR, AR, Blockchain, NFTs and crypto in a Seamless Learning approach to increase learner engagement.”

Listen to this podcast! (see the Wilma Hartenfels’ podcast

If you like it, please share it! We are also looking forward to your comments. Thanks in advance. 

   

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INGAGE Webinar on the Future of Learning with the Metaverse and the Blockchain

What will the Future of Learning in companies look like? How to use the Metaverse and the Blockchain to make your corporate training highly engaging? 

This webinar is primarily designed for training, L&D managers as well as product managers. We will draw on our experience from the insurance industry, but it can also be relevant for other industries.

Please note that in order to ensure the quality of our discussion, we will keep the number of attendees to a maximum of 30 people. Apply for an invitation. 

We are looking forward to a very interesting webinar with you! 🙂
 

Time of the event:
Zürich (Switzerland – Zurich) Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 17:00 CEST UTC+2 hours
  
For your own time zone:

  • London (United Kingdom – England) Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 16:00 BST UTC+1 hour
  • New York City (USA – New York) Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 11:00 EDT UTC-4 hours
  • Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 23:00 HKT UTC+8 hours
  • Lagos (Nigeria – Lagos) Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 16:00 WAT UTC+1 hour
  • Mexico City (Mexico – Ciudad de México) Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 10:00 CDT UTC-5 hours
  • Las Palmas (Spain – Las Palmas) Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 16:00 WEST UTC+1 hour Corresponding UTC (GMT) Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 15:00    

  

Note: you are also welcome to register to our INGAGE Newsletter if you want to be updated on the latest events about engaging training for the insurance industry!

   

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Film: Upload

Good stories are one of the best ways to engage people, and in our case, our learners

Therefore, as you might have noticed, at INGAGE, we enjoy good story-telling and always keep an eye for films that deal with at least one of our 3 core topics: 1) Education, 2) Insurance and 3) Technology.

Indeed, they are the 3 “pillars” that support our niche offering of “Effective Training for Insurance Professionals” based on cutting-edge technologies! 

In this case, the present film is about technology, more precisely, the Metaverse / virtual world, as this is where we conduct some of our training.

What is the story about? 

Greg Daniels‘ series presents an interesting mix of technologies, including metaverse, virtual world and even the Hyperloop

A man is able to choose his own afterlife after his untimely death, by having his consciousness uploaded into a virtual world. As he gets used to his new life and befriends his angel (real world handler), questions about his death arise.

Source: IMDB

 

A bit of background

Upload is an American science fiction comedy-drama television series created by Greg Daniels. The series premiered on May 1, 2020, on Amazon Prime Video and was renewed for a second season seven days later. The second season premiered on March 11, 2022, with a shorter season of 7 episodes compared to the first season, which had 10 episodes.

Source: adapted from Wikipedia

    

A quick note…

In this series, the corporation behind the Metaverse is called Horizen and at some point one of the main characters says something like “Don’t be evil”.

I guess that these are pure coincidences, right? 😉

  

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The Insurance Metaverse?

You have probably heard about the Metaverse, but what is it actually? 

Well, there are different views on what a Metaverse is, and obviously as many definitions. According to Wikipedia

A metaverse is a network of 3D virtual worlds focused on social connection. In futurism and science fiction, it is often described as a hypothetical iteration of the Internet as a single, universal virtual world that is facilitated by the use of virtual and augmented reality headsets.

In short: while the Internet – or more precisely the World Wide Web – contains websitesthe Metaverse contains virtual worlds (also called digital worlds). You can also look at the Metaverse as the next version of the Internet, a 3D World Wide Web!

Now, imagine websites about insurance, from insurance companies and other players in the industry. Would they become virtual worlds dedicated to insurance in the Metaverse? Would insurance companies create digital “islands” in the Metaverse as global brands such as Nike did over 10 years ago in Second Life? 

What is your definition of the Metaverse? 
According to you, will there be a Metaverse for insurance? 

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Film: Ready Player One

Good stories are one of the best ways to engage people, and in our case, our learners

Therefore, as you might have noticed, at INGAGE, we enjoy good story-telling and always keep an eye for films that deal with at least one of our 3 core topics: 1) Education, 2) Insurance and 3) Technology.

Indeed, they are the 3 “pillars” that support our niche offering of “Effective Training for Insurance Professionals” based on cutting-edge technologies! 

In this case, the present film is about technology, more precisely, the Metaverse / virtual world, as this is where we conduct some of our training. 

There are several films that present a virtual world. Unfortunately, the vast majority of them are rather dystopian…

I found the film quite entertaining and IMDB gives it 7.4/10 which is quite a good mark. Well, the director is nothing less than Steven Spielberg himself!

  

What is the story about? 

When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.

Source: IMDB

   

What is the novel behind the film?

Ready Player One is a 2011 science fiction novel, and the debut novel of American author Ernest Cline. The story, set in a dystopia in 2045, follows protagonist Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a worldwide virtual reality game, the discovery of which would lead him to inherit the game creator’s fortune.

Cline sold the rights to publish the novel in June 2010, in a bidding war to the Crown Publishing Group (a division of Random House). The book was published on August 16, 2011. An audiobook was released the same day; it was narrated by Wil Wheaton, who was mentioned briefly in one of the chapters. Ch. 20 In 2012, the book received an Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association division of the American Library Association[5] and won the 2011 Prometheus Award.

A film adaptation, screenwritten by Cline and Zak Penn and directed by Steven Spielberg, was released on March 29, 2018. A sequel novel, Ready Player Two, was released on November 24, 2020, although to a less positive reception compared to its predecessor.

Source: adapted from Wikipedia.

     

Have you already seen Ready Player Two? I haven’t. Would you advise me to watch it? 🙂

  

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How will the Metaverse impact the way of teaching in companies?

Way before everybody, in 2003, Second Life created a virtual world where people could hang out, learn and experience different scenarios. In 2017, there were almost 1 million active users. 

Have you ever been in a virtual world? This will impact the future. How will you be part of it? 

Since Mark Zuckerberg started mentioning the Metaverse – and renaming his company from Facebook to Meta – there has been a lot of discussion about the topic. 

Indeed, in 2020, there were several major companies offering “a metaverse” and many more creating blockchain-based ones. For example, you might have heard of Decentraland or The Sandbox which are very interesting projects.

Quick note: There are different views on what a Metaverse is, but we will use here the definition of the Metaverse being composed of different virtual worlds. The analogy could be: While the Internet – or rather the World Wide Web – contains websites, the Metaverse contains virtual worlds. 

All this shows that there is a renewed interest in virtual worlds, whatever the technology behind them might be.

In our experience, learning in a virtual world opens a whole new range of possibilities compared to regular Learning Management Systems (LMS) or Learning Experience Platforms (LXP). Virtual worlds can be extremely immersive and help learners experience use cases rather than read about them or watch videos. 

Do you know how the Metaverse will influence your own reality, and specially your own business, clients and way of training your employees?

Would you like to be among the first ones? 

Let us know, we can help you. 😉 

  

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Looking for engaging training for your insurance professionals?

We are specialized in engaging training for insurance companies, their employees and their clients. 

Several leading insurance companies say about us, that we are the most innovative training company that they have seen in the industry! 

Would you like to test us out? 🙂

You are welcome to contact us!

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