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Do You Invest in Yourself?

October 5, 2016

Take Time for Your Own Training

We are all busy. Sometimes it feels like a competition when you chat with other people. Everyone is comparing their to do lists. But this post isn’t about time management. It’s about something that …

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Those 3 Little Words…

January 20, 2016

Thank a Teacher

I see my favourite high school teacher every so often across the room at a local restaurant. Every time I think how much she had meant to me as a teacher and what a difference she had …

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They Care, But They Don’t

October 13, 2015

The #1 Tip for Customer Service

Whether you hire someone to mow your lawn or a training consultant like me, you expect the best work and customer service for your hard-earned money. You need to be your best with …

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Co-Facilitation: It Ain’t as Easy as It Looks

February 16, 2015

Co-Facilitation Takes Planning and Practice

Co-facilitation is challenging. I’d suggest more difficult that making a presentation or teaching a lesson on your own. But when you prepare well, it has many benefits for you and the audience. Here are …

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Please Don’t Be Normal

March 3, 2014

Be Authentic in Public Speaking or Training

The first few times you step in front of a crowd to speak or teach can be daunting. The key to success is to be you.

Think of your favourite teacher from school …

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Are You Forgetting Someone?

July 4, 2013

Training Needs Assessment’s Key Players

Have a question? Turn to the expert. Makes sense, right? Yet in a training needs assessment  (learning needs analysis), the expert cannot provide the whole picture. …

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Fall Flat on Your Face ~ I Dare You

March 7, 2013

“Even if you fall flat on your face, you’re still moving forward.” Victor Kiam

Taking a risk where you may fall flat on your face is about taking the risk and growing. Imagine how different your life would be if …

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Is Training Necessary?

January 28, 2013

Sometimes I get a call from a client who thinks they need training, and training is not the answer.

A needs assessment is key before starting any training project.

People often want to rush by the needs assessment to save …

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Is There Any Proof?

January 11, 2013

Every entrepreneur, in my experience, has something related to being in business that they would rather avoid. It could be accounting, managing their website, or pricing products and services. For me, cleaning the bathroom fixtures once sounded like more fun …

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Any Love at Work?

January 10, 2013

This week I am teaching three classes of MBA students at the University of New Brunswick. We are working with Kolb’s learning styles model (see Monday’s blog), determining how we learn, seeing what other styles frustrate us, …

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