I love those AT&T commercials where the guy is hosting roundtable discussions with precocious kids. A recent one, pictured above, has a little boy talking about his new year "revolution". At the risk of sounding like a Sprint commercial with James Earl Jones and Malcom McDowell, that is "totes adorbs" (yes, I know I'm way … Continue reading A New Year…Revolution?
Happy Holidays, all! Yes, it's been a moment since I've checked in - here, on Twitter, LinkedIn or even Facebook. The past few weeks have been a blur...wrapping up the year at the day job so I could take some long-awaited time off (!!!), enjoying some holiday time with family and making some exciting plans … Continue reading 3 Tips to Energize a Tired Training Session
It's 7:15 a.m. Your training session is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. You arrive in your training room; it is set up and seemingly ready to go. An amateur trainer might just fire up her laptop, assume everything is ready to roll, and kick back with a cup of coffee for the next 45 … Continue reading Before Your Training Session: 3 Simple Things to Remember
Several years ago, I participated in a train-the-trainer program to become certified to facilitate a sales training program for my then-day job. As we were mock-facilitating sections of the training, the leader was giving us feedback. She said to me, "I'll bet you were really good at speech class when you were in school." Well... … Continue reading 10 Tips for Facilitators (and why I hate public speaking)
What a busy couple of weeks at the day job! We are getting ready for a big event on Tuesday; a one-day offsite workshop for about 50 employees. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this workshop! It's the first of its kind for this particular group of employees, and it's going to … Continue reading These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…for Training Workshops
Wow, what a great day! I spent the day facilitating a workshop for a great group of people. They were open-minded, engaged, and eager to share their experiences. When we were wrapping up the event at the end of the day, they unanimously agreed that it was time well spent. I can't think of a … Continue reading Today was a good day…