Ralph Moody

  1. PowerPoint - It's for me!

    PowerPoint - It's for me!
    There is no doubt that PowerPoint is a fantastic tool.  It allows us to reinforce visually a critical message which we are trying to get across.  Whether as a trainer or a manager delivering a presentation, it can be a great tool to get your message across.  Of course, we also know that in the wrong hands, PowerPoint can be...
  2. Monkey business

    Monkey business
    The most enjoyed elements of our PTT Train the Trainer course are the skills that are taught.  One of the most enjoyed skill sets shown is the ability to throw the monkey. For those that aren't aware, the monkey is the negative thoughts and feelings you get when you forget something or when something goes wrong.  It makes you feel...
  3. Excuse me I haven't finished...

    Excuse me I haven't finished...
    In my experience as a soft skills trainer, I have met a lot of people who ask about assertiveness skills. This has either come about due to previous experiences, which had resulted in being aggressive or passive. Individuals will often question why they need to be assertive, and many believe that screaming and shouting is being assertive! When we start...
  4. Train the online trainer

    Train the online trainer
    The pace of training delivery being delivered online is staggering. Over 30 per cent of higher education students in the U.S. are taking at least one distance course online. This is likely to increase significantly over the next two years. Many trainers, executives and managers find themselves increasingly confronted with the demand for online training. The delivery can be a very...
  5. Effective virtual and online delivery

    Effective virtual and online delivery
    Over the last few months, we have had to learn to deliver online training better.  Online training delivery uses 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.   Unfortunately, poor use of information technology can add to the confusion and if we...
  6. One to One online - benefits

    One to One online - benefits
    We are having a great deal of interest in our ability to adapt our training courses. Since the start of lockdown, we have been delivering online training, and we have learnt how to provide it correctly. It requires a particular skill set, and I am personally very proud of how we have adapted to accommodate. One thing that has particularly...
  7. We all have the same amount of TIME

    We all have the same amount of TIME
    Time is a precious resource to us all and for all organisations. It is one of the few levellers, as time is the same for all of us; no matter what our role in the organisation. It's just how people choose to use it that differs, whether a manager, team leader, supervisor or any other member of staff we all need...
  8. Presentation skills

    Presentation skills
    Public speaking is the most common of all phobias 75% of people suffer from speech anxiety, that is 3 out of 4 individuals suffer from anxiety when public speaking. I remember reading an article that said that some people fear public speaking over death! This morning I delivered an online session on presentations and gave the delegates some keys skills...
  9. Managing remotely tips

    Managing remotely tips
    We're in a situation we more and more of us are managing staff remotely. Before COVID-19 remote working was on the up, more and more people were working other than their normal workplace either at home or in a remote location.   As COVID continues, the reality is that it is likely to be the norm for many people in...
  10. e-learning - does it have to be that way?

    e-learning - does it have to be that way?
    We are continually looking at ways to deliver effective training and to improve our provision and as a Train the Trainer provider I believe our practice should be of the highest quality.   Like many providers, we have had to adapt our training delivery since lockdown. I have done lots of research into courses, looking at what’s available currently online...

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