Who uses music in training? (This girl!)

I think we can all agree that music is a powerful force.  The right soundtrack can transform the mood of a room or event, engage the unengaged, move things along, or even slow down the pace.  I like to kick off workshops and other training events with an upbeat playlist that helps people feel comfortable while they’re getting settled.  It’s also great for breaks and transition times during a workshop, or even quietly in the background while people are working on exercises in more of a technical training class.  For the most part, I like to compile a blend of current and classic popular songs that most people recognize, or are just so. darn. catchy that they are compelled to ask, “What song IS that?!”

I led a training event recently, and received a lot of good feedback from my attendees on the music selection.  I thought I’d share it with you now…have fun with it!

Michelle’s Training Playlist – Feb. 2012

I’m currently on the hunt for a new selection of songs for an upcoming workshop.  What are you listening to these days that would be a good addition to my next training playlist?

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