I'm all about creating a sumptuous banquet of learning opportunities that participants can't help themselves but dive into. One way to do that is to do things differently. Doing things differently gets our brain's attention. "Hey you gray matter - pay attention - something unusual is … [Read more...] about Doing things differently gets attention
As a trainer you're likely passionate about your content matter (if you're not, uh, maybe you shouldn't be teaching it). You probably have tried and true methods that you're confident in and killer hip pocket activities that you have at the ready. Great! Really. These are good signs of being … [Read more...] about The pros and cons of training stubborness, from a baboon's point of view
Attention: if you are a monk, currently in a sensory deprivation chamber or on a deserted island there's no need to read this post. Really. Please go back to what you were doing. If none of the above apply to you please read on. Our brains aren't sponges they're sieves. Unless you fall into one … [Read more...] about We find what we're looking for
A post by my new friend Sam made me think about how the qualities of an older woman who dares are similar to the qualities of a trainer who dares (indented parallel bits are mine, the rest is Sam's). An older woman who dares A trainer who dares Is eager to explore the unknown. Is eager to … [Read more...] about An older woman who dares sounds a lot like a fantastic trainer
Recently I wrote a post about two scenarios: 1. social media as a halloween grab bag, where you reach out into the dark and don't know what you're going to bump up against or 2. social media as a place to meet, connect and build relationships, like meeting in a gorgeous field of … [Read more...] about Who am I? That's a good, albeit tough, question
While much of the planet is now accessible via social media it still feels like a Halloween grab bag. You remember the kind when you were a kid? You'd reach into a dark space, touch something (usually spaghetti masquerading as brains) and you'd have to figure out what it was. That's what social … [Read more...] about A trainer's tale of a Social Media Halloween grab bag
The saying, curiousity killed the cat, means if you're too curious harm may come to you. That's true. In some circles curiousity causes problems (say if you're a bank teller trying to figure out how to steal money) but in the case of corporate training curiousity is worth its weight in … [Read more...] about Curiousity may have killed the cat but it's a trainer's best friend
Are you an experienced trainer, wannabe trainer or have just started dipping your toes into the world of training? Either way you need to know if you're a Terrier trainer or a Labrador puppy trainer. Here's how to tell: 1. If something's not working in a training do you look at it as an … [Read more...] about Are you a Terrier or a Labrador puppy trainer?