Doing things differently as a trainer gets attention

Learning can’t happen without attention.  Our brains have to be sitting up, ready to absorb, in order to learn.  One way of getting our participant’s attention is by doing things differently.  By doing things creatively. How much have the estimates changed of how much oil is pulsating into the Gulf? A lot.  Loads.  More than […]

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3 simple lessons in public speaking – (heavy) breathing made easy

What would you rather do? get a bikini or chest wax (gender dependent) speak in public take a long haul flight with massive turbulence For many the thought of speaking in public is only marginally less than dying.  Yes dying.  Or perhaps getting the hair ripped off your body or thinking that you’re going to […]

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How do you get creative? Why use a mosha cup of course

I was driving to pick up my hubbie from the airport and listening to Stuart McLean’s the Vinyl Cafe on CBC radio.  The tunes were great and I was bopping and singing along, a great big grin plastered wide on my face. Stuart was relaying his tales of growing up in Montreal, and, as only […]

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Workshops that Work

Do you have a training function in your job (or want to have one) and do you live in the Greater Vancouver area? If so you might be interested in an upcoming workshop I’m teaching called Workshops that Work from April 21-22, 2010 at Langara College in Vancouver, BC, Canada. What past participants have said […]

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Are you a sieve or a sponge?

We see what we expect to see. The Heath Brothers, in their fantastic book Made to Stick, talk about our minds being like a sieve as opposed to a sponge – that to remember something it has to be big enough, memorable enough, sticky enough to get caught in the sieve. My sieve got stuck […]

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