Training

  1. training blog - my training 'bag of tricks'

    training blog - my training 'bag of tricks'
    In my last blog I talked about the ability to “adapt and overcome” with one important part being the use of resources that are available to you.  Now as most travelling Trainers like me will tell you, we all carry what I refer to as my “bag of tricks” which is the name for my Trainer bag I take to every...
  2. training blog - can you adapt and overcome?

    training blog - can you adapt and overcome?
    Delivering Training is complex and is always full of challenges you may not necessarily be expecting.  This reminds me massively of my former RAF life where we had the reputation of being one of the very best Air Forces in the world, through sheer ability to “Adapt and Overcome” in the face of adversity.  On one of our recent PTT Train the...
  3. training blog - the importance of continuing professional development

    training blog - the importance of continuing professional development
    Like everything we do in life, if we don’t do things continually or refresh / re-visit skills we’ve acquired, we can get what’s called “skills fade”.  If then your skills have faded as a Trainer, how can you expect to be able to give your people the very best training sessions? I know that in a lot of professions, the need...
  4. training blog - the problem with 'off-the-shelf' training

    training blog - the problem with 'off-the-shelf' training
    There are many reasons that you may look to use “off-the-shelf” training solutions, but it’s hugely important to be mindful of the dangers in comparison with the perceived advantages: The training world is full of individuals and businesses that are more than willing to provide you with their take of a training package that sounds like it might fit you...
  5. training blog - flip or flop?

    training blog - flip or flop?
    On one of my latest train the trainer courses, a lovely delegate called Lotta introduced me to one of the latest innovations in technology, the Samsung “Flip” (This is not an advertisement).  Having never heard of it and Lotta’s excellent description, I decided to investigate: I love technology and can remember the excitement building in an old training establishment I worked...
  6. training blog - what makes a great trainer, tell a story

    training blog - what makes a great trainer, tell a story
    Have you ever asked this question or been asked?  As you can imagine, I have on many occasions, and my answer is always the same: Many attributes are used in tandem to become “great”, but for me, there is one major stand out factor: I remember as a young man being trained in my early days in the RAF by quite a...
  7. training blog - getting out of your comfort zone to learn

    training blog - getting out of your comfort zone to learn
    One of the many reasons people come to train with us is to learn what they can do better when delivering training and very often a bonus of finding out they are also actually doing things right too.  One of the most significant realisations I experience from people though is just how much their training practice is embedded as a habit and...
  8. training blog - train the trainer, online v classroom

    training blog - train the trainer, online v classroom
    For anyone considering a Train the Trainer course for themselves or others in their organisation, there is a wide choice.  With advances in technology which offer a wider range of delivery methods, we get numerous questions and enquiries about whether we provide an online course.  We love questions like this because it’s always a great way of looking at it in a...
  9. it's all about me

    it's all about me
    In my last blog, I talked about a recent poor training experience someone had when the trainer handled questions poorly and how it completely disengaged the person who was meant to be there learning. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the only poor practice that was going on that day; here is part 2: It’s always critical to remember the reason that training has been...
  10. only poor trainers do this...

    only poor trainers do this...
    I love to share training experiences (good and bad) with people as it gives me a great impression of what goes on in the real world and also gives me some great topics to write blogs on!  Talking to someone about their training experience last week, I was astounded when they told me what the trainer did during one of their...

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