TBF029 – Curse of Knowledge, Goofing Around

This weeks podcast looked at two blog posts I did this week.  The first was about The Curse of Knowledge.  And the second was about  experimentation, failure, and sharing.

All links and related articles can be found in the original blog posts.

Enjoy!

“Organic Grunge”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Breaking the Curse of Knowledge

The saying “you can’t un-ring that bell” sums up nicely the concept of the ‘curse of knowledge’.  Once you know something, you can’t un-know it and become unable to regain your pre-knowledge perspective. This can negatively impact the ability for you to deliver a message to someone without the same knowledge. 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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TBF025 – PowerPoint Overhaul Without Stepping on Toes

I was recently asked to dress up a presentation.  I have to breathe a little more retention and interaction into someone else’s work and that was both a privilege and a challenge. I had to do it under time contraints and making sure that no one had hurt feelings.

I covered all of this info in a blog post this week so please check it out for the details.

Also, a call for anyone who may appreciate a video version of anything that I put together, please let me know.  I’m trying to find out where I can help people out.

Thanks!  Dan.

“Organic Grunge”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Motivation. The Right Stuff.

Why is it that certain people end up as trainers?  Some people seek this position out but other come to it accidentally.  What attributes are essential to be a trainer? Is someone born a trainer or do they become one?

Let’s first explore a skill set. Trainers need to be problem solvers, mindful of others, self-aware, and friendly, among other things.  Some of these characteristics are traits that we acquire as we grow and others can be easily learned.  I think I should say fate is garbage.   I’m of the opinion that if we want something and we are willing to put in the time and Continue reading