Training

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Now is the time to communicate

    Now is the time to communicate
    Well many of us have been in lockdown for some weeks now, and there is no doubt it has affected us in very different ways. Many people have struggled, and some people are (believe it or not) enjoying it! A recent survey by YouGov poll suggests many people see positives amid the crisis. One thing that is apparent now more...
  4. Positive Reflection and Action

    Positive Reflection and Action
    As we enter another week of lockdown, I wanted to ask you a simple question. What have you done so far? Of course, many of you will be in the front line. You will be working either as a hero in the NHS or looking after vulnerable people in a care setting. Or possibly you could be working in retail...
  5. Why writing journals are fantastic for change.

    Why writing journals are fantastic for change.
    Both Ralph and I both have benefitted from writing journals and know they work and how they work. We advertise journaling on all our courses, training, coaching and management courses encouraging everyone to work on something personal to them. Life is all about continuous change and growing yourself to be the best you can be. Due to the COVID-19 weeks...
  6. Classroom 1:1 to Online Trainer – My 5 Top Tips

    Classroom 1:1 to Online Trainer – My 5 Top Tips
    If, like me, you’ve mainly delivered training in groups, face to face, or 1:1, a change all of a sudden to deliver online sessions may be quite daunting!  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been involved in plenty of meetings, and 1:1’s online and never had any real problems but delivering training online?  I much prefer face to face, but recent...
  7. Saying Thank You

    Saying Thank You
    Saying thank you is something many of us are conditioned to do from a very young age. "Say thank you", I remember saying to my son when he was very young when someone gave him something or did something for him. We condition our children to do it from a very young age. It doesn't matter what role you do...
  8. Thinking & Acting Positively

    Thinking & Acting Positively
    Yesterday we heard Jenny Harries; the UK Deputy Chief Medical Officer suggest that we could be in 'lockdown' for 6-months. I am sure this prospect gave you a very negative feeling. It certainly did for me, and my first thoughts were how can we cope with this. Like many small businesses in the world this would be a significant impact...
  9. Thinking Differently - This is how we get through this

    Thinking Differently - This is how we get through this
    The last few weeks have changed the way we live our lives, looking around I see people in shock really from denial (it's only a cold) to being afraid where you see people panicking (buying things they don't need). Of course, this is perfectly normal, and there is nothing wrong with you, it's just not very useful. Schools are closing...
  10. Be Kind - a positive trait, especially today

    Be Kind - a positive trait, especially today
    We are in unprecedented times and no doubt the next few months are going to be a massive strain for us, from a health point of view and an economic standpoint, our world is about to change.  We have decided to change our format for today's blog, over the coming weeks we will have some changes going on, including some...

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