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  1. Why are EQ skills important?

    Why are EQ skills important?
    When delivering training on our train the trainer and management courses, it is essential to be aware of and able to regulate your own emotions and those of others in the group. I know personally that there are, at times, when your own emotions can run riot! If we are not careful, they can take control. This emotional intelligence (EQ...
  2. Training is so much more than a skill

    Training is so much more than a skill
    Those Apps on our phone? Listen some of us have apps on our phones that we don’t want. Look at your phone and how much tidying up does it need? Be honest with yourself, I bet you could delete a few. Now I link the Apps on my phone to habits, how many habits do I want to get rid...
  3. Are you a planner?

    Are you a planner?
    Listen some of us like schedule and planning, it feels good to have a plan of things to do today and for the week and even further. Is this you? Or Are you the last-minute, spontaneous more casual individual who prefers to leave things to the last minute? Nothing wrong with being either or being both, but how does this...
  4. I Don't Talk Cry!

    I Don't Talk Cry!
    A recent comment was made in the training room. “I don't talk cry” What’s your reaction? As a trainer, we are going to meet every mindset. How do you deal with this in a training room knowing this sort of comment may not land very well with everyone in the group. Well, what is going on here is based on...
  5. Dealing with behaviour using a contract

    Dealing with behaviour using a contract
    Good morning and welcome to another Trainer Talk on the Dog Walk and what I wanted to do this session was to just kick off with a question for you. And the question was, have you ever witnessed or been exposed to bad behavior in your training sessions or presentations? I know many of us have, indeed I have too...
  6. Trainer Talk on the Dog Walk - A is for...

    Trainer Talk on the Dog Walk - A is for...
    Hello. I'm back in the UK. As you can see, no snow here. Back in the UK after an absolutely amazing two weeks in the Alps. Just unbelievable. It was a birthday trip for me, and we achieved so much. So yeah, unbelievably great, but good to be back too. So, back on the Trainer Talk on the Dog Walk...
  7. Starting to lose your focus on your goals? Read on.....

    Starting to lose your focus on your goals? Read on.....
    It is that time in January when your Goals that have been set as part of your New Years Resolution start to drift, the mid-January slump. Why is this? Well, the reason is motivation and recognising the differences between Extrinsic or Intrinsic Goals. When we set goals with Extrinsic motivation, for example, I want to look better for my partner...
  8. When training works

    When training works
    As a trainer, one of the most fantastic things you can experience is seeing or hearing 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. Like you, I have attended my training courses when I have thought, what is...
  9. Reading powerpoint slides isn't training

    Reading powerpoint slides isn't training
    The advent of computer technology has revolutionised the way we get our message across, and in training, there is no doubt that one of the most controversial is PowerPoint. I remember the first time I witnessed a PowerPoint presentation; I thought, wow, this looks good. But, of course, please remember that we had Overhead Projector Slides (OHP) before we had...
  10. Adversity bucket list

    Adversity bucket list
    Ever thought about building your own “Bucket List” for dealing with your Adversity? I recently did a set of workshops in Dealing with Adversity, a compelling reflective set of workshops. After exploring our life journeys and the Adversity, we have all had to deal with, I felt it would be a good idea that the group would benefit from creating...

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