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  1. One of the most common mistakes trainers make

    One of the most common mistakes trainers make
    Some of us are very lucky as trainers to have had fantastic training support and continued professional development, but many aren’t so fortunate.  One of the most common statements I come across when delivering PTT Train the Trainer courses is how many people are given a task by their managers to train something because “We need training on that”.  Then...
  2. 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...
  3. Are your workforce highly motivated?

    Are your workforce highly motivated?
    In the current economic climate and as we come out of lockdown, it is essential that organisations (workforces) have effective leaders, who help the staff to be motivated. Not only will this make for a happier workforce, but it will lead to improved staff retention, recruitment and ultimately improved productivity; a successful business! The good news is that all organisations...
  4. The 4 must do's when using questioning in training

    The 4 must do's when using questioning in training
    On our PTT Train the Trainer courses we cover the five pillars of assessment, one of which is ‘Questioning”.  Questioning is a must in any form of training delivery, particularly if you want to engage. However, one of the most common problems I see is when questioning becomes a question for the sake of a question, more commonly it’s a...
  5. Are you stuck in life?

    Are you stuck in life?
    Do you find yourself stuck in life? One of those questions you sometimes have to ask yourself as you face the day to day routine with no change. Some of us like this, the majority don’t, so why is this? Ask yourself the question what would you like to be different? Look at three areas in your life, career, life...
  6. Online Bitesize, our unique idea

    Online Bitesize, our unique idea
    We decided to break our online courses into three categories. Online Accredited which are ILM accredited courses, Online Courses which are full-day certificated sessions and Online Bitesize which are unique to us and I will explain why. Our Bitesize courses are compact (90 minutes duration) packed with useful information and techniques. They are delivered on a range of subject areas...
  7. How confident are you after lockdown?

    How confident are you after lockdown?
    There is so much hype about the slow release of lockdown, I felt myself asking what does this look like for you? I know what it looks like for me but what about you? We all interpret situations in different ways, our world is based on our own fear. Some people live physical fear, some of us live with fear...
  8. Do the thing you fear most, FIRST

    Do the thing you fear most, FIRST
    It is such a natural thing to do, put something off because we are afraid of the outcome... Or is it the perceived outcome? Quite often the outcome is nowhere near as bad as we think.  I have spoken to many people about this at training events and without a doubt, everyone agrees. Is it not the case that what...
  9. Real preparation for training

    Real preparation for training
    We all know we need to prepare for training.  The obvious essentials to all trainers would include that you should know your audience, knowing your subject and knowing where you are delivering.  We have all experienced trainers turning up with the wrong leads or IT that isn’t compatible.  Of course, this type of preparation is essential.  InfactI would go as...
  10. Practise never makes perfect!

    Practise never makes perfect!
    I am a very keen sportsman in my spare time, and I love to bring sporting analogies into my training sessions because we can learn an awful lot from sport.  Let me share one with you that relates to why practise is so important: As a little boy, I was always told by my Mum ‘Practise makes perfect’ and I...

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