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?
Have you ever spent more time preparing for a training than the actual training itself? Have you ever gotten flustered mid-training because you realized you'd forgotten a critical handout or supply? Ever do the same ol' same ol' training because it would take too much time to design something … [Read more...] about 7 automagical tips for bringing ease to your training
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 … [Read more...] about 3 simple lessons in public speaking – (heavy) breathing made easy
We all have 20/20 vision …. in some areas, just as we all have blind spots … in other areas. Do you know yours? The challenge is how to identify where we shine and where we’re blind. By the time you’ve begun reading this you’ve already been faced with an onslaught of sensory input. Everything … [Read more...] about Assess your perspective & find your blind spots (all without visiting the eye doctor)
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 he can, … [Read more...] about How do you get creative? Why use a mosha cup of course