Training

  1. training blog - is your training just ticking a box?

    training blog - is your training just ticking a box?
    I had a great conversation with someone on twitter about e-learning, and they raised an excellent point about other training.  They asked me if I found that like e-learning, did I find that people had the same approach to other types of training such as classroom training? You’ve probably like me experienced that e-learning is (in many cases) something that is...
  2. training blog - when things don’t quite go right

    training blog - when things don’t quite go right
    In previous blogs, I’ve written about how critically important it is to be adequately prepared before delivering any training session.  The fact is though, no matter how well prepared you are, there’s always likely something that will go wrong and how you handle it will affect you. If things do go wrong (and they frequently do), I like to think...
  3. training blog - Improving as a trainer can be tough if you do this

    training blog - Improving as a trainer can be tough if you do this
    I’m a very professional person when it comes to doing things whether it's part of my career or as part of a hobby, I relish the chance to improve.  I can’t help wanting to learn and importantly, improve in everything I do continually, but there’s one major obstacle I always face personally when I try to improve that holds me back...
  4. training blog - one of the most common reasons training fails

    training blog - one of the most common reasons training fails
    Most businesses these days are quite smart in investing time and effort into ensuring production or operation processes are efficient within a continuous improvement cycle because the business will fail without it.  What about training then, surely, I’d be right in thinking it would be treated in the same way, yes?  Well, the truth is normally it’s not, no! Why then is...
  5. training blog - tough training audience? It's not them it's you!

    training blog - tough training audience? It's not them it's you!
    Most of us have witnessed it or even experienced it – you know, those moments when the person delivering the training looks lost on their feet and starts to spiral into a bit of a wreck where the audience is disengaged, and there’s no way back; not a pleasant thing to experience or witness.  Then it’s often the time for the...
  6. training blog - making mistakes can make you better if…

    training blog - making mistakes can make you better if…
    One of the great things about delivering Train the Trainer courses is getting to see people’s faces light up when they get those proper “light-bulb” moments.  It’s a privilege to witness, but sometimes it doesn’t quite go according to plan and the moment can get filled with negativity.  In such times, we need to turn that negativity into positivity: In a recent...
  7. training blog - 5 great tips to get out of that training ‘rut’

    training blog - 5 great tips to get out of that training ‘rut’
    In my previous career, I had to assure training to make sure what was being delivered was fit for purpose. This meant I was lucky enough to see lots of different trainers deliver lots of different lessons, but it also meant I got to see things I didn’t expect or want to see… When we deliver training, we often put so...
  8. training blog - i’ve forgotten how to train

    training blog - i’ve forgotten how to train
    Quite a lot of people on our Train the Trainer courses who deliver training tell us they won’t or don’t train exclusively; it’s usually a secondary job in addition to their other job(s).  When you have a forced break from training or deliver irregularly, it’s very easy for you to get skills fade.  But when you can train correctly, do you really...
  9. training blog - are you a believer?

    training blog - are you a believer?
    Lately, in my blogs, I’ve been concentrating a lot on the skills and techniques around training such as motivation and engagement.  This is because I’d been doing a lot of Ski training in the Austrian Alps where I’d had to try and work through some real inner ‘demons’ to meet the standard of an intensive course.  On reflection, I’ve had a hugely...
  10. training blog - how do you self-motivate for better performance?

    training blog - how do you self-motivate for better performance?
    In my life, I’ve had many moments both personal and professional where I’ve perhaps lacked a bit of self-motivation; you know those thoughts that manifest themselves as a limiting self-beliefs. - We tell ourselves, “I can’t do this” and what happens next? Precisely what we manifested; we more often than not fail in our task!  What though can happen if we add...

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