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Response to octothorpe (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 03:28 PM

16. The title of this post is misleading if not false. Two videos were made for the $60,000.

One of those videos has saved an estimated $1.5 million. See the quote and linked article below for more details.

"The IRS said the “Gilligan’s Island” video trained 1,900 employees at the agency’s 400 Taxpayer Assistance Centers, which saved about $1.5 million as compared to the price it would take to train the employees in person."

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/290023-irs-star-trek-gilligan-training-videos-a-mistake-#ixzz2OUD2Z4Uf

I think you are wrongly assuming that the Star Trek spoof was a stand-alone training video. It was used as an introduction to a conference. Have you ever attended, participated in, or led a multi-day conference or training session? In my experience as both an attendant and a leader at such conferences, they can be deadly dull, regardless of the importance of the topic. I do not see how trying to motivate the attendees with a silly introductory video is such a terrible thing.

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