Proven Training Top 125 tools, tips and secrets

**Good luck, applicants! See you in San Diego. For 2018 award info, check back in May 2017.**

Get help that leads to #1

Top125These proven methods have helped organizations like yours rank #1 & #2 three years in a row, jump up to 93 spots and win many Best Practice and Outstanding Initiative Awards.

  • Learn the #1 thing to focus on (it’s surprising)
  • Remove guesswork with question-by-question advice
  • Understand how new 2017 questions could impact your rank
  • Apply more easily with a full-function Word doc application
  • Choose from Gold, Silver or Bronze options to fit your goals and budget

Great for first-time and repeat applicants.

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Contact DebLearn the Training Top 125 from the top: Deb Arnold

Deb’s clients win big. Her 20+ years communications experience and MBA have helped learning leaders at Jiffy Lube, Keller Williams, Accenture, Walgreens, and many others take home 80+ awards, including #1 wins on the Training Top 125, ATD BEST, CLO LearningElite and Learning! 100.

A niche expert in learning awards, Deb authored two critical T125 resources: The Smart Applicant’s Survival Guide and The Smart Applicant’s Sanity-Saving Workbook, both invaluable to achieving higher rankings. (See details below.)

Deb’s popular T125 High Impact Coaching Package, limited to only five clients, offers personalized attention at an extraordinary value. Hurry to take advantage of this option and contact Deb today.

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Choose the way you’d like to learn:

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Gold Level—Complete Set of Unique Resources + One-on-One Guidance

THE HIGH IMPACT COACHING PACKAGE (Only five available, and they sell out nearly every year – contact Deb now)

Get Deb’s personal guidance for a fraction of the cost of her standard fees. Get a complete set of resources plus her one-on-one coaching. It’s a wise investment and a superb value with a money-back guarantee.

Deb’s coaching clients return year after year – find out why (and hurry before they grab all five spots).

A. COMPLETE RESOURCES: The High Impact Coaching Package includes all these resources PLUS the one-on-one guidance described below:

1. Smart Applicant’s Survival Guide. Get a big dose of expert help from a true T125 authority, including insightful sections like:

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  • What’s New for 2017 – hugely important this year with three brand new sections
  • The 9 Biggest T125 Myths
  • 5 Key Steps to Never Overlook
  • Scoring Guidelines and Sample Feedback Report

See an excerpt here.

2. Smart Applicant’s Sanity-Saving WorkbookSay hello to your new best friend, featuring:

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  • Full functionality – 2017 questions in a user-friendly Word doc, vs. the tear-your-hair out official application (which is “locked” and very frustrating to use)
  • Question-by-question guidance – Deb shares seven years’ experience on winning
  • Scoring guidelines – right there, next to each question
  • Four examples of winners – two winning Best Practice and two Outstanding New Training Initiative Award submissions (NEW!), available nowhere else

See an excerpt here.

3. Indispensable Scoring “Cheat Sheet” – a super-convenient, at-a-glance scoring reference providing qualitative and quantitative point values along with Deb’s expert summary advice.

4. Score-o-Matic Trouble Finder DELUXE. Clients LOVE this tool. Enter up to two years of scorecard results, instantly see color-coded problem areas and forecast this year’s score with special automatic calculations of new 2017 questions and that pesky Tuition Reimbursement section (NEW!).

5. (NEW!) The 11 Commandments of the T125. This goldmine of wisdom is based on Deb’s work with top winners.

6. (NEW!) Sensational Submissions: The T125 Best Practice and Outstanding New Training Initiative Awards. This online coaching tool/elearning is a fun, effective way to improve your BP and ONTI responses. From the great folks at Cognician.

7. (Exclusive) Handy Program TrackerThe T125 application is long and can be confusing. This great tool, just for coaching clients, helps identify which programs you’ll write about and where.

8. (Exclusive) Essential Checklist. Only coaching clients will get this bonus resource – right in early September, when fresh insights are just what the doctor ordered.

B. ONE-ON-ONE GUIDANCE: The High Impact Coaching Package also features Deb’s individual attention to your organization:

  • Three personalized one-hour coaching sessions with Deb
  • Feedback on last year’s application (or, for first-time applicants, a detailed intro to the T125)
  • Two rounds of written feedback on any five of your draft responses
  • Plus a money-back guarantee of your satisfaction

NOTE:  The Gold Level package is limited to only five clients. If you’re serious about winning with this opportunity, contact Deb ASAP. 

“Deb has a unique way of addressing the application that makes it easy to read and understand by the judges and to place the applicant in the best possible light. I am confident she can help any organization improve dramatically regardless of the competition or initiative. Your investment in Deb Arnold’s assistance will pay dividends.”
—Ken Barber,  Director of Learning & Development, Shell Oil – Jiffy Lube International (ranked #1 in 2016, #2 in 2015, #1 in 2014))

Discover why Deb’s T125 coaching clients have moved up as many as 93 spots in one year. Secure her expertise and personalized attention for you and your organization for only $6,995.

Don’t wait! Contact Deb today to grab your 2017 package.

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Silver Level—Powerful Score-boosting Resources

THE SCORE BOOSTER PACKAGE

Get direct input from Deb AND find out why her coaching clients love her T125 tools and resources so much. Offering fantastic DIY “bang for your buck,” the Score Booster Package includes:

  • Deb’s insightful, expert answers to any two questions via e-mail
  • The same great resources as the High Impact Coaching Package (except the two “exclusives”): 
  1. Smart Applicant’s Survival Guide – core insights
  2. Smart Applicant’s Sanity-Saving Workbook – the ultimate application tool
  3. Indispensable Scoring Cheat Sheet – like the name says, indispensable
  4. Score-o-Matic Trouble Finder DELUXE – forecast your 2017 score
  5. (NEW!) 11 Commandments of the T125 – wisdom to live by
  6. (NEW!) Sensational Submissions – elearning to help you nail the Best Practice and Outstanding New Training Initiative
  7. And a money-back guarantee good for a full year

Unquestionably the most valuable T125 program outside of hiring Deb as a personal coach.

Deb Arnold was a great coach in helping our company achieve #1 training company in the world. Deb provided honest and objective feedback and continually pushed us to share the results so that judges unfamiliar with our company and industry would easily understand. She was caring and supportive and a cheerleader! Her resource guides, workbooks, and tips all proved invaluable and worth the coaching fee alone. On top of it all, Deb was great fun to work with and we enjoy sharing our achievement with her.” 
—Mona Covey, Learning Manager, Keller Williams Realty (rose from #41 in 2013 to #2 in 2014, #1 in 2015 and #2 in 2016)

Make your move up the T125 with these score boosting, eye-opening resources and two expert answers via email from Deb, a tremendous value at just $1,995 (early bird pricing of $1,495 is now over). Remember, tools (and insights) like these aren’t available anywhere else. 

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Bronze Level—The Basics

THE T125 FUNDAMENTALS PACKAGE: The Guide and Workbook

Here’s the most economical way to benefit from Deb’s winning wisdom. Includes the same Guide and Workbook included in the High Impact Coaching Package and Score-Booster Package. Filled with advice and answers you’ll find nowhere else. Your money back if not completely satisfied.

You get these two valuable resources (detailed under the High Impact Coaching Package):

  1. Smart Applicant’s Survival Guide – 25 pages of great advice on improving your rank that you won’t find anywhere else, especially important to understand this year’s three new sections and their potential impact on your rank
  2. Smart Applicant’s Sanity-Saving Workbook – Worth its weight in gold JUST to avoid the insanity of working with that “locked” Word document application. Add in the value of question-by-question, rank-transforming guidance and it’s an incredible bargain.

Work smarter (and faster) with these advice-packed,time-saving resources. Still a value-packed bargain at $795 (early bird pricing of $495 now concluded). 

Our company purchased Deb’s Training Top 125 Guide and Workbook, a worthwhile investment I highly recommend. Deb’s interpretations, examples and advice gave us confidence and strategic focus, made applying easier and saved us time. Applying for awards can feel like banging your head against the wall. With these tools, we felt we knew how to win – and we did.”
—Melissa Bargman, Learning & Development, DPR Construction (rose from #85 in 2012 to #17 in 2013 and #10 in 2014)

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Deb’s Money-Back Guarantees

I’m so confident you’ll feel your purchase has been a wise investment that I am offering these money-back guarantees.

High Impact Coaching Package:
If after our first coaching session you are not completely satisfied, I will fully refund your money and all the resources will be yours to keep. No questions asked. You may request your refund within 48 hours of the first coaching session.

Score Booster Package and T125 Fundamentals Package:
If you purchase the Silver or Bronze level package and are not satisfied for any reason, just ask for a full refund, no questions asked, and keep the resources. This guarantee is good for one full year.

Deb Arnold, Ink. does not guarantee that any of her packages will improve your Training Top 125 ranking. Any number of factors will impact your final standing, including the relative strength of other applicants and, of course, whether you have the right stuff. BUT, these offerings are packed with solid advice and insights that should serve you well, not just for Training Top 125 but for other awards, too.

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Want more convincing?

Here’s what Deb’s coaching clients find most valuable:

  • “The guidance. From breaking down the scoring from last year, to where we had the biggest opportunity this year. Really helped us tell our story in a more compelling way. Thank you for the great work on our application!”
  • “Helped to streamline our thoughts and hold us accountable to a timeline.”
  • “Gave me different perspective on what judges are looking for. We do the work but were not capturing it the way we should.”
  • “Deb really reinforced the value for us of connecting training programs with real and measurable business results. This mindset not only strengthens our application, but our conversations with stakeholders as well.”
  • “Deb was able to help my team clearly articulate our strengths in a concise format. Deb’s feedback calls were extremely helpful because we were able to review very specific questions and answers.”
  • “Honest feedback on our writing.”

Read more testimonials from Deb’s very happy clients.

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Make Your Move Right Now

If you’re serious about improving your T125 ranking, grab the opportunity today to gain an advantage and benefit from the guidance of a seasoned, insightful expert. Don’t hesitate to get started on your way to success.

GO BRONZE – Buy the T125 Fundamentals Package (instant download Guide/Workbook) for just $795 

GO SILVER – Buy the Score Booster Package (instant download of 5 resources + access to online coaching program + email Deb two questions) for only $1,995  

GO GOLDcontact Deb about her 2017 High Impact Coaching Package, just $6,995 (usually sells out) 

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Wishing you glory!

– deb
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Deb Arnold, Ink. is not affiliated with Training magazine or the Training Top 125 Award.
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  • Awards I’ve Helped Clients Win

    Deb Arnold's Clients Have Won
    These 80+ Awards

    Top Wins on Top Ranking Awards

    Training Top 125: #1, #2 (3 years in a row); 6 Best Practice Awards, 4 Outstanding Initiative Awards

    ATD BEST: #1, #2

    CLO Magazine LearningElite: #1, #3, #4 plus 2 Editor’s Choice Awards

    Learning! 100: #1

    Plus dozens of other awards listed below.

    INITIATIVE, INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM AWARDS

    CLO of the Year

    ATD Excellence in Practice
    Coaching and Mentoring
    Leadership Development (x2)
    Learning Technology
    Managing the Learning Function
    Organizational L&D (x3)
    Sales Enablement (x3)
    Technical Training
    Training Management

    Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning
    Best Custom Content (Gold)
    Best Leadership Development Program (Gold)
    Best Learning Measurement Approach (Gold)
    Best Learning Strategy & Governance (Gold)
    Best Sales Onboarding Program (Gold)
    Best Innovation in Learning Technology (Silver)
    Best Leadership Sales Training (Silver)
    Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management (Bronze)
    Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy (Bronze)
    Best Use of Games for Learning (Bronze)

    Brandon Hall Excellence in Talent Management
    Best Engagement Model (Gold)

    Brandon Hall Technology Excellence
    Best Advance in Social Learning Technology (Gold)

    CLO Magazine Learning in Practice
    Business Impact (Gold, Division 1)
    Innovation (Gold, Division 1)
    Technology Innovation (Gold, Division 2)
    Business Impact (Bronze, Division 2)

    Bersin Learning Leaders*
    Organizational Management Excellence
    Technology Excellence
    Leadership Development Excellence (x2)
    Leadership Development Strategy Excellence
    * Now called WhatWorks

     

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Learning Program and Team Awards 2009-2014

ORGANIZATION / CATEGORY DESIGNATION

ASTD Excellence in Practice

Technical Training Award
Training Management Citation (for new programs)
Learning Technology Citation
Workplace Learning & Collaboration–Leadership Development (x2) Award, Citation
Workplace Learning & Collaboration–Onboarding Citation
Sales Enablement Citation

Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning

Best Custom Content Gold
Best in Learning Strategy and Governance Gold
Best Leadership Development Program Gold
Best Innovation in Learning Technology Silver
Best Leadership Sales Training Silver
Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management Bronze
Best Use of Games for Learning Bronze

Brandon Hall Technology Excellence

Best Advance in Social Learning Technology Gold

CLO Magazine Learning in Practice

Technology Innovation Gold, Division 1
Innovation Gold, Division 1
Business Impact Gold, Division 2
Business Impact Bronze, Division 2

 

Learning Organization Ranking Awards

ORGANIZATION / AWARD NOTES

American Society for Training & Development

ASTD BEST #1 (up from #32 in one year)
#2 (up from #37 in two years)

ELearning! Media Group

Learning! 100 #1 (first year on list)

Chief Learning Officer Magazine

LearningElite #1, #4

Training Magazine

 Training Top 125 #1, #2 (up from #41 in one year)
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