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How to Use Participant Stories to Keep the Momentum Going

How to Use Participant Stories to Keep the Momentum Going

It can be hard to keep the momentum going in a training session, even for the most seasoned of trainers. A lot of factors go into making a training session a success...Read more about How to Use Participant Stories to Keep the Momentum Going

Peer Reviews: Are They a Good Idea?

Peer Reviews: Are They a Good Idea?

Peer reviews were made popular in training sessions in the later part of the 20th century. They were considered innovative and provided a different way of assessing training participants... Read more about Peer Reviews: Are They a Good Idea?

Preparing to Train a New Topic

Preparing to Train a New Topic

Before any trainer can run a successful training session, you need to sit down and learn the materials you are going to teach. Lucky for you, everything you need to do that is included in our professional training packages... Read more about Preparing to Train a New Topic

The Power of Assessment

The Power of Assessment

The idea of assessing training participants is a bit of a hot topic right now. On one side of the conversation is the argument that assessment is not necessary. Read more about The Power of Assessment

The Pros and Cons of Working with Multiple Trainers

The Pros and Cons of Working with Multiple Trainers

If you are an independent corporate trainer, you might balk at the idea of taking on a second trainer to help facilitate your training sessions. Read more about The Pros and Cons of Working with Multiple Trainers

Trainer, Facilitator, or Instructor? What’s the Difference?

Trainer, Facilitator, or Instructor? What’s the Difference?

When you work in the world of education, especially corporate education, it can be difficult for some new educators, trainers, facilitators, and instructors to know what to call themselves. Read more about Trainer, Facilitator, or Instructor? What’s the Difference?

What To Do When a Participant Doesn’t Pass Your Course

What To Do When a Participant Doesn’t Pass Your Course

While most corporate training sessions are designed to be informational and provide an opportunity to build on existing skills, some training sessions are designed to include a pass/fail component. Read more about What To Do When a Participant Doesn’t Pass Your Course

What to do When a Participant is Not Interested in Training

What to do When a Participant is Not Interested in Training

Sometimes it happens that you’ll be called in to teach a training program for another organization, and you’ll be so excited to get everything ready, review your notes, and head out to the course when the time comes. Read more about What to do When a Participant is Not Interested in Training

Why Outcomes Are So Important to Training Sessions

Why Outcomes Are So Important to Training Sessions

Training outcomes are used to determine the purpose of a training session. Whether you are running a session on gardening or medicine, there are aspects of that lesson that need to be retained, and things that should come Read more about Why Outcomes Are So Important to Training Sessions

Working with Human Resources to Create Outcomes

Working with Human Resources to Create Outcomes

Trainers know that no two training sessions are the same. That’s why meeting with your client to talk about what they need from a training session is so important. Read more about Working with Human Resources to Create Outcomes

How To Survive The Slow Season

The holidays are over. The festivities have dwindled. The majority of us are fat and slow, and our pockets are empty... Read more about How To Survive The Slow Season

5 Ways to Prepare Your Training Business For The New Year

5 Ways to Prepare Your Training Business For The New Year

Next year is almost upon us, and December is a crucial month to reflect on what went well for your training business in the past 12 months and prepare for the new year... Read more about 5 Ways to Prepare Your Training Business For The New Year

Trainer, Facilitator, or Instructor? What’s the Difference?

The Trainers’ 3-Step Guide to Effectively Researching Tech Brands

Thanks to advances made in the past few decades, tech is now part and parcel of our everyday lives. In education, the role technology plays in classroom instruction as well as academic research is indispensable. Read more about The Trainers’ 3-Step Guide to Effectively Researching Tech Brands

Training Materials, buy them off-shelf or design them yourself?

Whether you decide to purchase ready to deliver training materials or design and create your own... Read more about Training Materials, buy them off-shelf or design them yourself?

The 7 main listener profiles every trainer should know well

One of the key skills that each successful trainer should master is being able to accurately read the receptivity of his/her audience. Remember the old saying...  Read more about The 7 main listener profiles every trainer should know well

Ten Tough Training Situations and How to Deal with Each

If you have been a trainer long enough, you probably are firm believer of the famous Murphey’s law (Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong) unusual and unexpected events...  Read more about Ten tough training situations and how to deal with each

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