Sunday Zephyr – Laughter

by Darren on April 19, 2015

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Having a good laugh is meant to be good for you. No surprise really. If you didn’t have a few good laughs this week then maybe this video of people laughing might help.

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Asking Questions

by Darren on April 17, 2015

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Ask anyone who has been to one of my training sessions and I am sure they will say that I ask a lot of questions. I have always used this technique as I believe that most people already have a lot of the answers if they just think a little more deeply. If they can answer the question then learning has occurred but technically it is just a hightened awareness of something they were already aware of. Because of this they are more likely to remember the concept and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with the recognition further enhances the long term memory. Asking good questions is critical to effective training. Questioning is also an important life skill that many adults do not do effectively. Read the article below to understand more about questioning.

Read the article from Harvard Business Review here.

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Blame it on…?

April 15, 2015

Lots of things go wrong in training. Who do you blame when things go wrong? Maybe you don’t blame anyone. Maybe you blame yourself. Watch the short video below to understand the psychology of blame. Can’t see the video – click here

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Get yourself a colouring in book

April 13, 2015

Yes, you read correctly, get yourself a colouring in book. It is meant to help your stress levels, create focus and increase creativity. Maybe in the future I will be training participants how to colour in effectively. I hope not! Read the article from SmartCompany here.

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Sunday Zephyr – Decomplicate

April 12, 2015

How was your week? Flat out, stressed out, moving way too fast, out of control? Sunday is a good day to reflect, relax and refresh. Watch the short video below on how to create a better life. Very simple really. Can’t see the video – click here  

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Great PowerPoint Presentations

April 10, 2015

There are really only two types of PowerPoint Presentations. Good ones and the other ones we create when we are in a hurry. A great presentation takes time and effort. I am constantly reminded of this when I am in a hurry and I knock up a slideshow in minutes and then realise that it […]

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Changing Perspective

April 8, 2015

I hope you had a great Easter break. A good break is an opportunity to sit back and review where you are heading. Changing your perspective is also important. Thinking what you have always thought doesn’t change your direction. If you have 10 minutes today watch the video below. Maybe it will shift your perspective. […]

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Meditation Monday

April 6, 2015

I have been trialing a new meditation app which I have decided is actually worth the $6 I paid for it. I am not a big meditator. I have tried it off and on over 40 years and find it at times very useful, but due to my lifestyle I find it difficult to make […]

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Sunday Zephyr – Take a walk through Rome

April 5, 2015

Many of you are enjoying a long weekend. So I hope it is going well. On Friday I wrote a brief post on elearning. On this day off why not experience some elearning and take a 3D walk through ancient Rome. Relax, enjoy and learn. Can’t see the video – click here

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E-Learning and 2015

April 3, 2015

I have been writing about elearning for a number of years and it still hasn’t really taken off. It has in some areas, for all of the wrong reasons, and generally it is second grade learning. I have seen a few changes which are encouraging but really not enough thought and effort is going into […]

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