November 7, 2017

No doubt that at some point, your company has handed you slides that have been crafted with a specific message and deliberate talking points. You've been told not to change or skip the slides, but to use them (and speak to them) as they have been written.

We can assume...

October 31, 2017

Over the last week or so, I've been posting a thread on social media that deals with how you plan your purposeful questions.

These questions are the catalyst that drives engagement with and among your students. 

But those questions do not magically appear nor can they si...

June 9, 2017

NOTE: This is an updated version of my post originally published on

Over the last few posts, we've been taking the book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die principle by principle. We've discussed the principles of simple, unexpected and c...

May 3, 2017

NOTE: This is a revised post from my original blog site at 

This week, let’s talk about what you deliver to your learners. Not the specifics of the end product that you deliver, but your learners’ actual experience with you as the trainer/teacher/ins...

April 26, 2017

NOTE: This is a revised post from my original blog site at 

The Simple Solution..."
Yes, by the end of this post you will understand what I am describing. 

But it will not be an easy solution.

"Easy" to me implies that little effort is required...

April 12, 2017

BINGO...'s not just for your grandparents. It's a powerful and nuanced training tool that you can...and with your students as well.

Here are three reasons why:

  • Every ecstatic cry of "BINGO" results in an opportunity for one of your participants to...

February 10, 2017

As a corporate trainer or instructor, you can do your participants an incredible service by making their time with you and your course fun. And yes, I firmly believe fun is possible in any course and by any instructor. Yes, even you!

There are three types of instructors...

January 19, 2017

You've taught your course all day and now you're almost at the end. The only thing left to do is to test your students on what they have know, discover what new neuronal connections have formed in their brains. You've got the standard test that your compa...

December 30, 2016

Our participants come into our training course with an agenda of what they want to see, hear and learn. Unfortunately, that agenda is locked away in their brains. So how can we get to it to find out what they want? We could ask them, but we'll likely not get the full s...

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