Ever wonder why the training sessions you take don’t “Stick” afterward? I have been a professional trainer/facilitator for my entire career (I even have a degree in it) and have seen many training sessions fail to make an impact. Here is my one simple piece of advice for making any workshop you attend effective: remember […]
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It is tempting, now even more than in the past, to fill a Virtual Training classroom to maximum capacity, to make it Standing Room Only (SRO). After all, if the platform system can handle 100 people (or 500 or 1000), why not take advantage of that? This should, however, be the last thing you do.
Many people do not have time for “dumb” questions but encouraging all questions will quickly bring greater transparency, trust and understanding to all forms of communication. As a corporate trainer for over 25 years, I cannot count the number of times that I have heard someone in class say “that was my question too”. Getting
The first question in a training class is the most important question of the day. It doesn’t matter what the question is. More importantly, how the trainer responds to the question will set the tone for the entire class – whether that is one hour or several days. Having participants feel comfortable asking the “dumb
As a freelance corporate trainer, I am always looking for help marketing my company, myself, my brand. This great article in the TD magazine boils it down to 4 “simple” steps: *understand your brand, *position your brand, *think about your clients and *execute your brand strategy. It evens includes a quick exercise for you to
Ignotum per ignotius is a phrase all trainers, facilitators and instructional designers should be familiar with – so we can avoid falling into this trap and making our training sessions frustrating, confusing and worst of all – a waste of time for everyone. Ignotum per ignotius is a Latin phrase that translates to “the unknown
As a professional corporate trainer, I am always curious as to how my fellow trainers came to be in their role. I have found, by an arduous and completely scientific process of “asking a lot of them”, that an overwhelming majority got where they are simply because they were good at their job, whatever that