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Thursday, May 17, 2018
If you have had experience as a facilitator, you know that a key part of delivering an interactive workshop has to do with asking the right questions. However, the right questions alone do...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
How many slides do you see every week? How many leave you with a clear message? We've all been there: Teams are assembled, the speaker takes the stage with slides on the screen (how many...
Discussion
Thursday, March 29, 2018
A few years ago I wrote an article on LinkedIn -  Age vs. Expertise: Survival Tips for the Young Trainer  about the challenges I experienced being a young T and D professional. I'm looking...
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) come in all sizes and shapes, and a very special one is the Social MOOC. In this blog we will have a look at some issues to consider while moderating...
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
A colleague brings you some bad news. As you become upset, he says, “Hey, don’t blame the messenger!” Sound familiar? At a former job, a team leader said this phrase often. He would come...
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
In his book Who’s in Charge?, neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga describes what goes on in your brain that directs your thoughts and actions. Gazzaniga concludes that we have little control...
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Although training programs are designed extensively, facilitators need to be prepared for anything. Learners who continuously interrupt others. Learners who try to lead the class in a...
Blog Post
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Recently I went to the movies with my family to see  Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Though I didn’t dress up in a Star Wars costume, I’ve always enjoyed Star Wars and Yoda’s wisdom.  During the...
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The slide shown below came up on my Twitter feed. I’m sure the intent was to share what the tweeter thought was a great idea. What jumped out at me wasn’t the idea but that the slide needed...
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Monday, January 22, 2018
I attended two learning and development conferences this fall and was very excited to learn new technologies and methodologies to inspire me and improve my training delivery skills. Some of...
Blog Post
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
"Need to Know, Nice to Know, & Where to Go" is a good way to teach how to prioritize for building presentations. However, it does not always point to action. When a Subject Matter Expert (...
Video
Friday, December 15, 2017
I had a chance to sit down with Pam Marshall, President, Kado Strategies and Carrie Addington, ATD Facilitator to discuss the benefits of using Improv and Strorytelling in your training....
Insights
Monday, December 11, 2017
You watch the Grammy awards show and don’t know many of the performers. You often say, “These trainees used to behave so much better.” You think the flipped classroom is a big deal. Sound...
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Monday, November 27, 2017
Jiffee was a Best of Show winner at Finovate Fall 2017. I realize that most readers will not know what that means, so let me explain. Finovate is a company that runs conferences around the...
Books
Sunday, October 1, 2017
The world is your stage. Own it. Great speaking does not come easy. But even the wallflowers among us can’t avoid speaking forever. In Own Any Occasion, speaker and educator Erik Palmer...
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
As professional trainers and facilitators, we’ve all been through basic public speaking courses that helped us get where we are today. These courses stressed the need for fundamentals, such...
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Even seasoned trainers and presenters sometimes get a case of the nerves standing in front of an audience. The August 2017 issue of TD at Work, “ Great Presentations,” offers tips on how to...
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