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7 Tips for Staying Healthy When traveling for Work

Posted by Beth Brashear on 6/20/16 8:00 AM

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While traveling to different cities during my first year with Langevin, I gained 15 pounds! In each new city I wanted to taste the cuisine for which they were famous. A whole loaf of sourdough in San Francisco, poutine (fries with gravy and cheese curds) in Toronto, BBQ in Dallas, and so many other foods in so many more places. Then toward the end of that year I finally realized very few of my clothes fit! When working at home I ate healthy, but on the road I was treating each trip as if I were on vacation. Something had to change.

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Topics: travel, tips-for-trainers

How to Survive as a Trainer

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 7/18/13 4:00 AM

Someone once told me that I have a “GLAM JOB” and they were absolutely right! I meet interesting people every day, put on a show, AND get to travel across North America. No, I’m not a supermodel but sometimes I feel pretty close. I’m a trainer and proud of it. Well, I guess I’m really an “accidental trainer” – I didn’t know about this profession when I was planning my career – I just fell into it. The good news is I’ve never looked back. I’m passionate about what I teach and I get to work with clients from all over the world. Yes, it’s pretty glam!

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Topics: travel, tips-for-trainers

How to Adapt in Training

Posted by Linda Carole Pierce on 7/30/12 4:38 AM

Every now and then, life will throw us a curve ball and Murphy’s Law will show up in our world of training. It could show up in the form of non-functioning equipment, a challenging location, difficult participants, or a stressful travel experience. The opportunities for Murphy’s Law to show up are endless; that’s why an important trait for trainers is the ability to be flexible and adapt to any situation.

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Topics: trials & tribulations, instructional techniques, travel

As Instructors, We Are What We Eat

Posted by Jeff Welch on 1/4/12 5:12 AM

In this day and age, there is no shortage of medical studies which strongly suggest that eating healthier foods can improve our overall health and well-being. Making healthier food choices may reduce our risk for certain diseases and promote an ideal weight.

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Topics: virtual classroom, travel, instructor-led training, tips-for-trainers

Time Zone Hopping: West to East

Posted by Paul Sitter on 12/12/11 4:25 AM

A road warrior trainer can lead a hectic life with plenty of opportunity for jet lag. I live on the West coast, so I commonly fly to the Central or Eastern time zones when I conduct workshops. Often, I’ll do workshops in other time zones three, or even four, weeks in a row spending each weekend back home. Here are a few things that help me deal with all my time zone hopping and prevent me from being exceptionally dull when facilitating training:

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Topics: travel, tips-for-trainers

Road Warrior Survival Tips

Posted by Paul Sitter on 5/17/10 2:02 AM

Trainers fall into two broad categories – the homesteader and road warrior. While the homesteader trains in the same building or classroom most of the time, the road warrior travels often. Each category has its special challenges, but having just returned from a couple of back-to-back trips, I would like to share some tips that I’ve found useful when in the road warrior mode.

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Topics: travel, tips-for-trainers

“Good Morning! Selamat Pagi! & Adieu!”

Posted by Langevin Team on 3/11/10 1:49 AM

More and more often, I am asked the same question in the classroom by clients from a broad spectrum of industries: “As my company continues to gain a global presence, what resources are available to me so that my training abroad is effective?”

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Topics: travel, tips-for-trainers

Traveling Trainers – Striking a Balance

Posted by Linda Carole Pierce on 9/14/09 2:25 AM

Have you ever been stranded at an airport on a Friday night due to endless delays?

Have you ever awakened in a hotel room to discover that you need a minute to recall which hotel and in what city? Have you ever been too tired on the weekends to do anything and before you know it, it is Monday morning and you are off to the airport headed for another location?

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Topics: travel, tips-for-trainers

My Top Ten Travel Survival Tips for Trainers

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 6/18/09 3:10 AM

For the first time in my professional career, traveling is a required part of my job. At first I thought, "How tough can it be?" I travel quite a bit in my personal life for fun. Traveling is traveling, right? Wrong! Business travel is different from personal travel. To make matters worse, something strange happens to me when I travel for work. When I enter airports, "laid-back Lynne" disappears and "crabby Koltookian" takes over! My evil twin!

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Topics: travel, tips-for-trainers

BURNOUT – Keeping the Flame Burning!

Posted by Langevin Team on 4/17/09 3:33 AM

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Instructor (or designer) burnout is a possibility both during difficult economic periods as well as during times of financial stability. It is the equivalent of a tea candle that you light up and allow to burn until the wax turns liquid and later evaporates leaving the metallic piece that held the wick bare with no more flame to offer. Yet, after 9 years with Langevin – and extensive traveling, I have learned to keep the flame burning! How do I do it, you ask? Let me tell you!

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Topics: travel, tips-for-trainers

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