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Blog Post
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Earlier this year a training participant stopped me mid sentence and asked if she could share something right there and then. Puzzled for a moment there, I encouraged her to. She expressed...
Insights
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Trainers, coaches, teachers, mentors—all those who facilitate development and growth—need to apply emotional intelligence as a core component of the learning process. It is not just an end...
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TD Magazine
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Stories need to benefit learners, so be careful to choose the right ones for training. Our lives are full of stories—from movies to novels to music. As L&D professionals, we use stories to...
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Insights
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Make learning fun. Those are some words of advice Robert Lucas offered in the ATD Links article, “ Eight Tactics for Gaining and Holding Attention.” As talent development professionals,...
Insights
Thursday, July 5, 2018
The TinCaps is the professional baseball team for Fort Wayne, Indiana. They are a Class A minor league team. Class A is where professional baseball careers begin, and successful players...
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Blog Post
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Maybe no one has actually died, but many, many millions have died inside. Their very hearts and souls have been crushed under the weight of dense, dull PowerPoint decks that were surely not...
Insights
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Stories give audiences the upper hand when it comes to remembering your message. The dilemma is not that we don’t believe this, but that talent development professionals generally don’t...
Insights
Monday, March 26, 2018
The more I create sales training content and tools, the more I realize that people respond the strongest to two critical ingredients: context and storytelling. It doesn’t seem to matter how...
Books
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Change Your Training Narrative As a trainer, you try to facilitate connections for learners, knowing you must first make connections for yourself. One way to do that is to be a storyteller....
Insights
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...
TD Magazine
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Your life is a valuable source of stories that can teach powerful lessons to your learners. Years ago, my manager at the bank I worked for invited me out to lunch at a fancy restaurant in...
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Insights
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
We all know that making an emotional connection to the content can enhance knowledge retention. Enter storytelling. Having spoken to hundreds of audiences, I’ve learned that stories are...
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....
Video
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Do you deliver technical or procedural content that needs a little spice to make it interesting? Do you struggle to hold your learners' attention? Are you ready to learn a new way to tell...
Insights
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Sharing a list of what needs to be done in the workplace is not enough to promote motivation and engagement. On the other hand, when we offer an example of a past situation (say, last week)...
Video
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
What if the training courses you deliver in the virtual classroom were so vibrant and compelling that people clamored to attend your sessions? Your ability to connect with, engage with, and...
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