Your Training Body

There are a bunch of good ways to be comfortable in front of a crowd. For some this comes very easily, for others, less so.  I won’t be digging into the psychology and self-confidence part of it in this post.  Instead of looking into the mind, I’ll be looking at the body.  How should you prepare your body to speak in front of a group if you aren’t used it? Continue reading

Shut up. I’m trying to learn.

I’m a bit of an attention whore. So when I was learning about training in school and first heard the phrase, ‘guide on the side, not sage on the stage’ I was a little disappointed.  I wanted to have a career where I could be the centre of attention.  Since I’m not musically gifted, I landed on training.  The more I learned about the profession, the more I realized that it’s not about me.  It wasn’t about me at all.  When a training experience is learner centred, the trainer shouldn’t be up there, chatting away entertaining him or herself. It should be as focused on the learners experience, both in the past and in the classroom as possible.

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