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I met with a recently appointed Manager today – he talked about the costs of meetings to his department. He said there can be up to 8 experienced and costly programmers sitting in a 2 hour meeting. He has noticed attendees looking at their watches, as the meeting drags on, dominated by issues interesting to maybe […]

The theme of part 6 is the importance of full body listening and being brave – negotiating with a learner who is disrupting the learning of others. Trying to impress the audience by showing up extra knowledge beyond scope of the course. Responding to audience tendency of discussing irrelevant or marginal issues and leaving the […]

The next time you send out a letter to someone, I suggest you get the office guillotine and slice off the contact details at the bottom of your letter headed paper…yes, you heard me right. Is this woman slightly crazy? You wouldn’t do it, would you? Yet, in our research, nearly 60% of people forget […]

7 Steps on How to Manage Stress at Work 1. Identify your work stressors It is vital to be aware of your own work stressors. A useful exercise is to divide a piece of paper into two parts. On the left side, list the stressors you may be able to change, and on the right, […]

What are the most common mistakes an inexperienced or new trainer makes? Thank you to everyone in the LinkedIn group Effective and Fun Training Techniques who shared their knowledge so we can benefit from it. This is part five of your great work. My belief is that trainers and facilitators should not use slides, so […]

What are the most common mistakes an inexperienced or new trainer makes? Thank you to everyone in the LinkedIn group Effective and Fun Training Techniques who shared their knowledge so we can benefit from it. This is part four of your great work.   A facilitator needs to understand, in my opinion two important areas […]

What are the most common mistakes an inexperienced or new trainer makes? Thank you to everyone in the LinkedIn group Effective and Fun Training Techniques who shared their knowledge so we can benefit from it. This is part three of your great work.   Timing every time. Each participant needs to be aware, or made […]

What are the most common mistakes an inexperienced or new trainer makes?   Thank you to everyone in the LinkedIn group Effective and Fun Training Techniques who shared their knowledge so we can benefit from it. This is part two of your great work.   I think the most common mistake is that they are […]

Using a Time Log for Time Tracking This is based on a real email which was sent out to internal employees of a particular organisation. If you feel any time codes are missing then please let us know and we will add them to the list. From: To: all Staff Subject: Timesheets Notice to All […]

Thank you to everyone in the LinkedIn group Effective and Fun Training Techniques who shared their knowledge so we can benefit from it. This is part one of your great work. A failure to establish an effective “participants’ agreement” between trainer and students at the outset or none at all. These are powerful tools to […]