Training

  1. training - are you guilty of delivering training like this?

    training - are you guilty of delivering training like this?
    Recently,  I was in Manchester and my fellow trainer Bryan was in Birmingham where we were simultaneously delivering our PTT Train the Trainer course. Interestingly, one of Bryan’s delegates raised an excellent point while the same day, I was dealing with a question that highlighted the same point; “Why it’s so important to stand while delivering Training”.  This made me immediately...
  2. training - 5 things to improve your introductions

    training - 5 things to improve your introductions
    All trainers need to understand the importance of introductions in a training environment.  As a delegate, we make our mind up very quickly on the trainer and the subject matter, so we have a limited time to capture their attention.  An effective introduction motivates the group and encourages participation.   Five things you can do to improve your training introductions: Be...
  3. training - why off the shelf powerpoint doesn't really work

    training - why off the shelf powerpoint doesn't really work
    We often get asked what we mean by ‘off the shelf type presentations’ when delegates are about to attend our PTT Train the Trainer course so I’d like to share an excellent example of what it is and why we tell people never to bring them, especially PowerPoint ones! So, what do we mean by ‘Off the shelf type presentations’...
  4. training - the 5 pillars of instruction

    training - the 5 pillars of instruction
    On our Train the Trainer courses we talk about the 5 pillars of instruction all the time.  They are the pillars that highly effective training is all about.  In many organisations, these pillars are used as a process for measuring the competence of trainers.  Accompanied by effective trainer development, focus on these areas significantly improves training. When you have poor...
  5. training - when I really learnt to throw the monkey

    training - when I really learnt to throw the monkey
    “That was rubbish, I’m not as good at this as I thought” was my first realisation that I needed to work hard to become an excellent trainer.  I was quite sure of myself you see; having worked as a trainer for years at a training school, the way we delivered the training wasn’t massively challenging in my opinion.  Looking back...
  6. training - every good trainer uses these magic powers to make learning happen

    training - every good trainer uses these magic powers to make learning happen
    Have you ever thought about the best Trainer you have ever seen and what made them so successful?  I often think about those trainers that influenced me and the reasons why I wanted to try and train like them.  I’ve been so lucky to have worked with some fantastic Trainers, and I’ve managed to figure out why they are so...
  7. training blog - the key advantages of structured training

    training blog - the key advantages of structured training
    We get lots of great feedback about our Train the Trainer courses, and it’s always lovely to hear positive comments, especially on the areas that people have benefited from learning.  One such area of our Train the Trainer courses which is still very highly rated is the structure of training; especially the ability to use the framework we have provided back...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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