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3 reasons to never give handouts (at the start of the session)

Nowadays, handouts are commonplace.  And most often they are given out to learners/delegates at the start of a session.  Here’s our top three reasons why you should never give handouts until the end of your session: 1.  Without handouts people

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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 Perfect Trainer’s Kit Bag

You may not deliver or facilitate training full time.  You may not even ever deliver a full day’s session on your own, but you will want to have your own “Trainer’s Kit Bag”.  Having everything you may need to hand

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Just-In-Time Training: when is it just enough?

Last week a friend was telling me about a trip they are due to make at the end of the month to America to provide some 1-2-1 training to a client on a software system.  Whilst the trip itself sounds

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Handouts: 12 Tips To Make Them Fabulous!

How many times have you started a presentation, referred to a PowerPoint slide and had your delegates ask if they will be getting handouts?  It happens all the time, but here’s why just providing a copy of your slides isn’t

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The Ideal Visual Aid: Big, Bold & Brief.

A visual aid should be used to enhance a session, but all too often they are used wrongly. When it comes to PowerPoint, the rules are very simple. Slide content should be: PowerPoint is capable of some pretty nifty tricks,

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