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  1. Online Bitesize, our unique idea

    Online Bitesize, our unique idea
    We decided to break our online courses into three categories. Online Accredited which are ILM accredited courses, Online Courses which are full-day certificated sessions and Online Bitesize which are unique to us and I will explain why. Our Bitesize courses are compact (90 minutes duration) packed with useful information and techniques. They are delivered on a range of subject areas...
  2. How confident are you after lockdown?

    How confident are you after lockdown?
    There is so much hype about the slow release of lockdown, I felt myself asking what does this look like for you? I know what it looks like for me but what about you? We all interpret situations in different ways, our world is based on our own fear. Some people live physical fear, some of us live with fear...
  3. Do the thing you fear most, FIRST

    Do the thing you fear most, FIRST
    It is such a natural thing to do, put something off because we are afraid of the outcome... Or is it the perceived outcome? Quite often the outcome is nowhere near as bad as we think.  I have spoken to many people about this at training events and without a doubt, everyone agrees. Is it not the case that what...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Low Self-Esteem Is Destructive

    Low Self-Esteem Is Destructive
    I think this is such a vast area that seems to be kept hidden in people’s closets. Lots of people struggle with low self-esteem; it is a hindrance to many. So, what is it? It is a subjective evaluation of your own worth. It creates self-beliefs that hold you back. Low self-esteem affects so many people and creates problems for...