Training

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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