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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Opening up in London

    Opening up in London
    Ralph and Claire went to London at the weekend, to check our things were looking for the opening up of everything today, 17th May. We have our HQ offices at Cheapside, and we wanted to check in there and see how things were going. It had been a year since we were there, and although the staff had been brilliant...
  4. How our Life Scripts affect our relationships

    How our Life Scripts affect our relationships
    It is a fascinating experience reflecting on yourself and how you react in different situations with different people. What is even more fascinating is where it comes from. Every one of us is unique, and exploration with our thoughts, feelings and behaviours is just the most incredible journey. I have had some amazing sessions with clients, and seriously the WOW...
  5. Why is Coaching Supervision so important and needed?

    Why is Coaching Supervision so important and needed?
    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is essential if, as a coach, we want to develop. There are so many coaches and different coaching certificates that it can be challenging to decide where to go to receive quality executive coaching. But, most importantly, where do coaches go to develop further? I think it is essential to understand what a good supervisor can...
  6. Share those priceless “nuggets” of learning

    Share those priceless “nuggets” of learning
    As a trainer, we have a unique opportunity, sometimes a “once in a lifetime” chance to pass on what we know so that others can learn.  When we pass these on, it gives them a chance to use that knowledge or skill and even then, for them to pass it on. Imagine the effect of this in Business?  What would...
  7. Attending training - 5 tips to make you better prepared to learn

    Attending training - 5 tips to make you better prepared to learn
    Most people say they are nervous upon arrival about what's ahead of them in nearly every training course I have delivered on our Train the Trainer courses. 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...
  8. One thing I want you to take from this course...

    One thing I want you to take from this course...
    On our PTT Train the Trainer courses, a common statement is that people take so much from our training. We teach some fantastic skills and techniques, and it gives us a massive boost when we are told how much has been learnt attending our courses. You can see what delegates say on our Trustpilot page here. What is more and...
  9. Effective training on systems

    Effective training on systems
    On our Train the Trainer courses in-house, we get involved in the design of training in many unique training situations. Recently, I was involved in the creation of training for trainers who are involved in Systems Training. When we deliver training on software or computer systems, this type of training is known as Systems Training. Effective training is essential for...
  10. Like watching a movie for the second time...

    Like watching a movie for the second time...
    One of the things we love most is meeting some great people, and I have been fortunate enough to have met some brilliant people from all parts of the globe. Even though we haven't been travelling, we have still met people via our remote learning platforms. Last week, I delivered our remote PTT Train the Trainer; during the lockdown, this course...

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