Resilient Trainer

by Darren on January 26, 2015

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To be a good trainer you have to be resilient. Things often don’t go to plan and you have to bounce back. Take the resilience test below and see how you stack up under pressure.

The test is found here at Harvard Review

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Sunday Zephyr – The best web pages

by Darren on January 25, 2015

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I hope you are enjoying a relaxing Sunday. If you want to fritter away a but of time and maybe gather some great information here is a list of the best websites on the internet. What is your favourite?

Read the list here

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Disciplining your adults

January 23, 2015

A lot of trainers have trouble with their adult participants. Let’s be honest, because, some of them are just painful but there are many simple techniques you can use to control your adults. I was lucky in my career development that I was originally (but very briefly) a high school teacher. I undertook a 4 […]

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Reading challenge

January 21, 2015

I have, in the past, written about the importance of reading for trainers and educators. I have read many books, both fiction and non-fiction but my efforts over the last few years could have been better as I have tended to read more short online articles than books. I want to change this. I have […]

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Bad Habits

January 19, 2015

I think everyone has some bad habits that they would like to remove. A good time to start is at the start of the year. Tomorrow, being my official first day back at work (despite doing some work), is the right time for me to start. I have a few bad habits I would like […]

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Sunday Zephyr – Video review

January 18, 2015

Before we get too far into the new year here is a collection of videos from 2014. So, relax on your Sunday off and watch this short video – some amazing stuff. Can’t see the video – click here Can’t see the video – click here

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Good metaphors

January 16, 2015

The use of good metaphors is important in training to aid understanding and make learning easier. What does thee video below mean to you? Can’t see the video – click here

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Introverts and Extroverts

January 14, 2015

We have many different types of people in our training rooms. There are many different ways of classifying them as well. One aspect which I think is important is to understand the differences between introverts and extroverts. People have a lot of mixed up, incorrect ideas about these groups and it is important to understand […]

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Productivity

January 12, 2015

I am trying to be a little more productive this year. Below is a good article containing 25 productivity tools you can use. I am currently using some of them, like evernote, but I intend to explore some of the others. Read the article here.

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Sunday Zephyr – Reflection

January 11, 2015

I have been critical of Anthony Robbins in the past probably because I watched a few videos and found him to be a little irritating. I also read his book, Awaken the Giant Within, which wasn’t bad but I found it to be a little bit basic. Last year I watched a couple of interviews […]

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