Blog Archives

Charting Your Course on a Flip Chart

Low-Tech, Message-Rich, Flip Chart Slide decks are high tech training tools when used properly help improve information transfer by embedding several types of media as well as text. Too often, they become little more that a high tech chalk board.

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Training

Can Do, Building Skills

Many organizations confuse training and education. Training is a process of teaching people skills. Education is a process of transferring ideas or knowledge. Often organizations educate people but call it training. People learn ideas and gain knowledge from education. People

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Training

Show Me, Bring Action to Your Training

Ken Blanchard spent many years working to improve leadership, training people tactics and habits gleaned from successful leaders. His philosophy is tell them, show them, let them, correct or redirect or praise them, and repeat (Be, Know, Do. Blanchard). In

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Training

Check Learning to Verify Knowledge Transfer

“Tell them what you are going to tell them; tell them; then tell them what you told them.” The idea is  something heard three times is more likely to be remembered. There is a better way to make sure your

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Training

Showtime!

Before your next presentation; rehearse, rehearse, rehearse

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Training

One Thousand Words

Sitting through a presentation of slides with nothing but text is a torture bordering cruel punishment. Any popular instruction beyond the basics of how to create slide decks emphasize the importance of graphics. Presenters face challenges finding inexpensive images to

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Training

Measuring Success

Trainers and leaders need to measure success. Measures of success demonstrate the organization does things correctly and does the correct things. Trained tasks support the organizational mission, the organization’s why. Trainers measure performance and leaders measure effectiveness. Understanding the difference

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Leadership, Training
Follow Leadership & Training on WordPress.com
Archives