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Turning Training Activities Into Games

Adding an element of competition is one of the best ways for you as a trainer to use in order to keep your participants focused on the topic you are teaching... Read more about Turn activities into games

Train the people and coach their managers

Have you ever had managers tell you it was your job to develop their people? They are only half right. Developing people, closing the skill gaps in the workforce, and increasing knowledge must be a partnership between you “the trainer” and managers... Read More about train the people and coach their managers

The Law of Forgetting and Using a Training Review Game

Interactive exercises or games have been used to liven up training materials presentations ever since it was discovered that people have a very short attention span... Read more about the law of forgetting and using a review game

The First 30 Minutes of Your Training Program

These are the kinds of questions that go through your participants heads as soon as they are inside the training room about their involvement with you and the training program... Read more about the first 30 minutes of your training program

10 Way to Get Students to Be More Authentic During Training

10 Way to Get Students to Be More Authentic During Training

Authenticity is not usually top of mind when a trainer enters a classroom to deliver a course unless the topic is authenticity. Read more about 10 Way to Get Students to Be More Authentic During Training

Five Ways to Engage Shy Participants

Five Ways to Engage Shy Participants

A trainer’s biggest fear is an unresponsive classroom, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are about to take on your first training class, or you’ve been through the process a hundred times Read more about Five Ways to Engage Shy Participants

Five Ways to Manage Your Time During Training Sessions

Five Ways to Manage Your Time During Training Sessions

If you are new to the training world, you know that keeping time can be a challenging thing. Getting to your courses on time, staying on track with your lesson plans, and allowing enough time to assessment and feedback are all things Read more about Five Ways to Manage Your Time During Training Sessions

Four Useful Ways to Assess Training Participants

Four Useful Ways to Assess Training Participants

Formal assessment is still quite popular in corporate settings, despite industry efforts to move toward a more inclusive and open learning format. When you use our training programs to deliver training sessions to corporate customers Read more about Four Useful Ways to Assess Training Participants

Four Ways to Use Case Studies in Your Training Sessions

Four Ways to Use Case Studies in Your Training Sessions

There are many ways to engage training participants so that they can get the most out of their training experience. One way to do this is to rely on previous experience, history, and discoveries to guide your training exercises. Read more about Four Ways to Use Case Studies in Your Training Sessions

How Much Training is Too Much Training

How Much Training is Too Much Training?

Human beings are learning all the time. We start learning things from the minute we are born, and we keep learning new things until the day we die. We don’t stop to think about much of what we learn. Read more about How Much Training is Too Much Training?

How to Become a Trainer Mentor

How to Become a Trainer Mentor

If you have been in the field of corporate training for some time, you might consider taking on new trainers as a way to give back to the industry and help another trainer develop the skills and knowledge you have acquired over the years. Read more about How to Become a Trainer Mentor

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How to Deal with a Technology Failure

Now and then you’ll arrive at a training session ready to rock and roll, except there’s no laptop to run your slide deck from, there’s no projector to show your slides, and there won’t even be a television to plug your laptop into. Read more about How to Deal with a Technology Failure

How to Engage Smaller Training Groups Effectively

How to Engage Smaller Training Groups Effectively

Have you ever been super stoked to conduct a training session to a big group of people, only to arrive and find out that only a fraction of the participants showed up? Nothing can deflate your energy and enthusiasm for training Read more about How to Engage Smaller Training Groups Effectively

How to Engage Training Participants with Different Learning Styles

How to Engage Training Participants with Different Learning Styles

It’s hard enough to engage an entire room of people in a training session, let alone trying to identify and accommodate the different learning styles that are present in the room. Read more about How to Engage Training Participants with Different Learning Styles

4 Ways To Giving Effective Feedback

4 Ways To Giving Effective Feedback

Effective, constructive feedback is the foundation of any productive classroom, In order for your learners to really understand how to improve, feedback needs to be framed in a way they will respond to with positivity and, crucially, without defensiveness. Read more about 4 Ways To Giving Effective Feedback

Design a Killer Course in 4 Easy Steps

Design a Killer Course in 4 Easy Steps

Successful courses don’t just appear out of thin air. In fact, they take a lot of hard work, deep thought, and constant evaluation. Read more about Design a Killer Course in 4 Easy Steps

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