Training

  1. training blog - the importance of frequent breaks

    training blog - the importance of frequent breaks
    When watching many trainers, quite often I see people getting so caught up in the moment they lose track of their audience and the level of engagement.  Many factors make up a great training session but too often, one of the essential human needs is forgotten about in the quest to get everything covered in the time frame: I’ve often talked...
  2. training blog - four sure ways your body language will expose your nerves

    training blog - four sure ways your body language will expose your nerves
    One of the most crucial things to get right when you deliver training is your body language, as we are all experts at showing nerves to others through our body language but how exactly? There are many subtle ways that your audience will read your nerves instantly but some they will notice more than others.  The good news is that if...
  3. training blog - perfect christmas gifts for every trainer

    training blog - perfect christmas gifts for every trainer
    In a follow-up to Ralph’s excellent blog on “5 Christmas gifts for Managers” I thought I’d do something similar but from a Trainer’s perspective.  I got thinking if I was to make the ultimate Trainers wish list for those “must have” items, what would they be?  Here are my top Christmas gifts for the Trainer in your life: 1. Electronic Clicker –...
  4. training blog - box of chocolates

    training blog - box of chocolates
    One of my all-time favourite films is Forest Gump and I absolutely love the quote he used “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get” because it’s so true; it works in so many circumstances including delivering training in different places. When you are regularly delivering training in different cities and venues...
  5. training blog - confidence, It isn’t an uphill battle, it’s a downhill one

    training blog - confidence, It isn’t an uphill battle, it’s a downhill one
    Many things in life have great synergy between them and I have written many blogs where I have used sport as a great learning example.  In this blog I've just had another great life experience that has taught me such a valuable lesson in confidence I’d love to share with you. Some of you who have read my previous blogs may...
  6. training blog - when your training doesn’t go to plan!

    training blog - when your training doesn’t go to plan!
    Quite often on our Train the Trainer courses when our delegates do their practical sessions, they don’t quite go according to plan.  There are many reactions including sheer panic, but it really doesn’t have to be that way… On our courses, I do emphasise organisation and the fact that it’s so important that you find your own individual style in your session...
  7. training blog - 4 tell-tale signs you’re a teller not a trainer

    training blog - 4 tell-tale signs you’re a teller not a trainer
    Ever been in a “Training” session where your mind has been anywhere other than in that room and time? Yes, me too and there’s nothing worse to put you off training for life because you are just wasting your time when you’re there for a reason – to learn! It’s a common theme I hear from many who tell me “I’ve been...
  8. training blog - i'm a rubbish trainer

    training blog - i'm a rubbish trainer
    “I’m a rubbish trainer” is a phrase I get to hear a lot in my job and actually if I’m brutally honest with you, it’s something I said about myself a long time ago.  I was fortunate though to have some influential people who helped me change my perception through a couple of fundamental but simple practices. So why do am...
  9. training blog - There may be trouble, I mean opportunity ahead…

    training blog - There may be trouble, I mean opportunity ahead…
    There’s a lot of doom and gloom around current affairs right now and reading Claire’s fantastic latest coaching blog about focusing on positivity reminded me of this.  This got me thinking about the past and a better approach for business about training: It’s a necessity that when times are hard in the economy and for business, things get reviewed to “tighten the...
  10. training blog - you’re really good at that, you’d be great training it

    training blog - you’re really good at that, you’d be great training it
    I was recently going through some of the past blogs for social media and came across one written by Ralph “Good at your job v good as a manager”. This is a subject that always rings true as I’ve witnessed it many times and it got me thinking that actually, there are huge comparisons with training: In my career, I’ve come across...

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