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Sep 25

Itís got to be perfect

Published by Ralph Moody

Of course, it is perfectly natural to want to be perfect, and I would say it’s a great trait to have in the workplace.  Individuals who constantly want to improve want to do a great job and we all like working with people who want to do that.  When we were young we were happy to make mistakes, we learnt from the process and never really thought much about it.  How many of us got up and started walking straight away!

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Sep 17

effective virtual and IT based delivery

Published by Ralph Moody

Modern ways of training delivery use modern technology and the ability to deliver training using information technology can reinforce key messages and therefore make it a great way of getting your message across.  

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Sep 04

why I always KISS my training

Published by Scott Fraser

Getting to meet so many great people in the UK is one of the real bonuses of my job while I deliver Train the Trainer courses.  With so much diverse experience on every course from people that are new to training and people that have experience, one of the problems they all tell us about training in their workplace is that often it’s just too complicated and doesn’t work.  Things like too much content, too many words, complex technical language, too much PowerPoint!  So, what can we do to change this?  Simple, just KISS it:

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Aug 29

monkey business

Published by Ralph Moody

The most enjoyed elements of our PTT Train the Trainer course are the skills that are taught.  One of the most enjoyed skill sets taught is the ability to throw the monkey.  This monkey causes us massive problems and if we are not careful it will really cause us problems.  Moreover, if we are not careful then we can create a habit of keeping the monkey and therefore keeping the stress.  This is not healthy.

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Aug 17

training - itís really about changing habits

Published by Ralph Moody

I am fortunate, and I get to deliver training to some fantastic people and most want to learn skills.  It could be skilled on how to be a great leader or an excellent trainer.  People come to training to learn skills, and I understand that I like learning skills too.  However, the reality is something different, and when you understand this, it can be life changing.

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Aug 14

is your training headed for the recycle bin?

Published by Scott Fraser

As a great trainer, you will be making sure that you are doing an evaluation to get valuable reaction feedback straight away on how you are delivering it?  On our courses, we always talk about making sure our training is interactive and engaging but is your evaluation the same?

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Jul 31

use the bathtub!!!

Published by Ralph Moody

I am fortunate enough to meet some great managers and trainers.  One thing that always surprises me though is the lack of feedback given by managers and trainers to members of staff or individuals we are training. Whether you're a manager or a trainer you need to know how to give effective feedback.  Not only is it an essential tool to learn but also part of the effective communication process.  Follow the steps below and I guarantee you will get your message across more effectively. 

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Jul 23

helping everyone to truly shine

Published by Scott Fraser

I always feel incredibly privileged to be able to travel around meeting lovely amazing people when I deliver training. One of the things I always pride myself on is going that extra mile, helping everyone to achieve their goals as best I can.  I’d like to share with you a couple of great examples where I was able to adapt the training to ensure that slightly different individual needs were met so everyone had an equal chance to shine.

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Jul 05

creating the right climate for learning Ė 4 top tips

Published by Scott Fraser

When I’m delivering training, I often get lots of great feedback from evaluations that say things like “Made to feel welcome from the very start” which I love.  I take so much pride in helping people learn in a great environment as, after all, this is this one of my most important jobs of the day, but why is this the case?

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May 30

10 ways to banish the fears of public speaking

Published by Ralph Moody

Many people fear speaking in public.  In fact a recent study stated that more people feared public speaking over death! Added to this it is rare to find this skill being taught in any school, you're just told to stand up in front of everyone and read aloud.  This can be a very negative experience for many people and if we are not careful we can take this further on into adulthood.

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May 16

unconscious bias and training

Published by Ralph Moody

I love the way we operate as human beings, the way we think and act.  Of course, our ‘Paradigm’ or way of thinking is a product of conditioning.  Sorry if this is the first time you have heard this but we have all been conditioned since our first breath.

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