Training

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. training blog - get out of your bubble and engage, you might get a surprise!

    training blog - get out of your bubble and engage, you might get a surprise!
    Every time I travel and especially when visiting the larger metropolitan cities, it always staggers me how much people exist in their own little micro ‘bubble’ letting the world go by in ignorance.  Smart devices and social media haven’t exactly helped of late, but it’s not just in recent times that this has been the case: I remember as a child...
  8. training blog - the training technique that’s great for conversations

    training blog - the training technique that’s great for conversations
    I’m going to share something with you now that not many people know; I really feel uncomfortable meeting new people and making conversation.  Well actually, this statement is how I used to feel because now I make use of a professional trainer skill that is easily turned it into a great way to make easy conversation: As a personality type, I...
  9. training blog - ok, let’s talk about verbal ticks, you know?

    training blog - ok, let’s talk about verbal ticks, you know?
    We all have them; ‘you know’ those pesky words that can come out when we deliver our training sessions. ‘OK’ so what are they, why do they appear, what effect can they have and importantly what can we do about them? You’ve probably noticed already that I’ve used a couple of the more common words that can become ‘verbal ticks’ in...
  10. training blog - the dangers of not knowing your audience

    training blog - the dangers of not knowing your audience
    One of the biggest mistakes I see bad trainers make is that they write and deliver the training on what they perceive the audience will need rather than what they actually need; this then makes the training all about them and not the audience.  Fantastic trainers do it completely differently... One of the key attributes every fantastic trainer uses is that they...

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