3 Tips to Energize a Tired Training Session

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

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In Learning, It’s Okay to be a Rule-Breaker

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. When it comes to developing learning programs, I'm a bit of a rule-breaker. There are smarties out there who have developed complex models on how adults learn, where adults learn and why we should follow these rules.  I respect them. And sure, they have merit. But … Continue reading In Learning, It’s Okay to be a Rule-Breaker

11 Adult Learner Turnoffs (AKA – don’t be THAT facilitator!)

Confession: Sometimes, I'm probably not the best participant in a training class. Not that I don’t WANT to participate or learn, but it’s just too easy for me to observe the facilitator and “compare notes”, rather than participate in what the group is doing. It's not always a bad thing, necessarily...typically, I learn something, take … Continue reading 11 Adult Learner Turnoffs (AKA – don’t be THAT facilitator!)

10 Tips for Facilitators (and why I hate public speaking)

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)