blog

News

Jul 05

creating the right climate for learning 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?

Read more

News

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.

Read more

News

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.

Read more

News

May 11

audited? - 3 questions you really need to consider about your training

Published by Scott Fraser

We are increasingly getting a lot of delegates attending the PTT Train the Trainer course whose business is subject to external audit and their training has recently been picked up as having non-conformities that require immediate action.  So why is this happening more often and what might an auditor ask to see evidence and examples of?

Read more

News

May 04

when it works

Published by Ralph Moody

As a trainer, one of the most fantastic things you can experience is when you see or hear that your training is working.  If we are honest, it’s the reason why we do this job.  It’s about delivering training that works and has improved the way people work.

Read more

News

Apr 27

attending training - 5 tips to make you better prepared to learn

Published by Scott Fraser

In nearly every training course I have delivered, most people say they are nervous upon arrival about what’s ahead of them.  As a trainer, it’s one of my most important jobs to put everyone at ease as soon as they arrive but we are human too and even as professional trainers we’ve all been there too!  So, what can we do personally to ease those nerves and be better prepared to learn?

Read more

News

Apr 24

how to deliver poor training

Published by Ralph Moody

One of the many roles I get involved in is ‘mystery shopper’ type roles where I pretend to be a member of a group but the real reason I am there is to monitor the trainer.  Many organisations use our services in this capacity to observe trainer performance.

Read more

News

Apr 20

every day is a school day

Published by Ralph Moody

I am incredibly fortunate to work with some fantastic people.  Not only the people I work with but the people that go on our courses.  I can honestly say I have worked with some incredible human beings.  I have learnt so much and there is never a week or a course that goes by that I don’t learn something new.

Read more

News

Apr 11

why off the shelf powerpoint doesn't really work

Published by Scott Fraser

We often get asked what we mean by ‘off the shelf type presentations’ when delegates are about to attend our PTT Train the Trainer course so I’d like to share an excellent example of what it is and why we tell people never to bring them, especially PowerPoint ones!

Read more

News

Apr 02

why motorway sign writing?

Published by Ralph Moody

I always advise trainers regarding the use of motorway sign writing.  I state that the national occupational standards for learning and development suggest it and I also say that it aids individuals to understand who suffer withDyslexia.  Of course, I have been challenged on this previously, all by people who don’t have Dyslexia!

Read more

News

Mar 28

be a super trainer

Published by Ralph Moody

While delivering an in-house PTT Train the Trainer course last week it was suggested that the skills I was teaching were akin to having ‘super powers’.  The power to control the group and get them to listen.  Moreover, powers of dealing with challenging delegates and knowing how to get them to actually, like training.  I was told that these are powers that trainers dream of having.

Read more