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Anyone can train… or can they?

“Anyone can be a trainer or facilitator.  It’s no big deal. You just stand up and talk about a subject that you know a lot about” I remember the first time I was told this.  I had just started work

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Are you like a cobblers child?

Have you heard the phrase “the cobblers children go unshod”?  It’s an old one and origin is largely unknown, but the meaning is still very applicable – if not even more so – today. If you haven’t come across the

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5 Top Tips To Get Creative

Training, education, facilitating, developing, teaching… whatever your preferred terminology they all have one thing in common, and that is that they all require a fair degree of creativity if they are going to be done well. I don’t know about

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5 questions to ask yourself to make sure you are not over-sharing.

When I sat down to write this week’s blog, I was going to share something which had happened over the weekend.  But as I started to write it, I began to wonder whether or not I was sharing too much. 

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Top 3 Tips for Successful Co-facilitation

From time to time you may have to deliver a session with another trainer.  Whilst this can be intimidating in some ways (we’ll blog about that another day!), co-facilitating can be great fun for both the facilitators and the learners. 

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The Unintentional Trainers Guide to Lesson Plans

Once you’ve done your Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and developed your learning outcomes, the next step is to map our your lesson plan.  Don’t be put off by its jargon-y title it’s just the document which sets out the content

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The Unintentional Trainer’s Guide to the 70:20:10 Learning Model

The 70:20:10 learning model basically provides a formula for trainers and L&D professionals to use as a guide when they are creating learning solutions.  By the time you’ve finished reading this post, you’ll have a basic working knowledge of the

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The Unintentional Trainers Guide to The Graveyard Slot

Every day I have an energy slump right after lunch.  And I know I’m not alone.  In fact most people experience some kind of energy dip in the afternoon (research has actually pinpointed the time to 2.16pm!) and it’s generally

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The Unintentional Trainer’s Guide to Training Room Layout

The training room layout that you chose for your session can have a big impact on the success of your session.  You can set your room up to encourage small group working, delegate interaction or to have the delegates focus

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The Unintentional Trainer’s Guide to Structuring Training

Structuring your training session: it can be difficult to know where to start when you are designing your session.  What goes first?  How much background information (if any) do you give? How much detail do you provide? How long should

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