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50 Ways to Add Excitement to your Training!

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 8/29/16 8:00 AM

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When I was grocery shopping the other day it occurred to me that we enjoy a variety of choices in this country. Some may say we have too much to choose from in everything we do. Do you want fresh or frozen, canned or boxed, paper or plastic, single serving or family size? Even at the airport, getting ready to board my plane, there are so many categories of air travelers. Special club members and first class passengers board first, then military personnel, then families with small children, followed by passengers who have paid for extra space seating, and finally, the rest of us. Just crazy! Do we really need all of these choices?

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Topics: energizers, tips-for-trainers

How to Build Creativity into your Training

Posted by Linda Carole Pierce on 10/6/14 4:00 AM

I’ve often heard trainers complain that their courses are dry and they want to make them more interesting and fun. Bring on the creative instructional techniques! They want their courses to be livelier, however, in the same breath, they share their reluctance to take risks and try something new and creative.

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Topics: energizers, instructional techniques, icebreakers

3 Ways to Hype Up Your Training!

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 7/8/13 4:00 AM

I live in New England and sometimes it snows in the winter. It doesn’t matter what TV station you watch. All meteorologists do the same thing when a snowstorm is about to happen. They hype it up way more than what actually happens or is going to happen. Why? They want to engage viewers in the hype so they will continue to tune into the TV station for updates and information. The increase in viewers thus boosts the ratings for the news program.

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Topics: energizers, instructor-led training, tips-for-trainers

How to Energize Your Learners

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 8/13/12 4:09 AM

We all know the importance of keeping our learners active and involved. Now, imagine my surprise when I read an article about schools incorporating 30 minutes of exercise before class begins. It seems there are innovative teachers who are harnessing exercise to help kids focus, learn, and remember.

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Topics: energizers, adult learning principles, instructional techniques

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