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Articles Tagged ‘Train the trainer’

Four Lessons From the Open Water

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com How is Public Speaking Like Open Water Swimming?

The Power of the HOOK

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com Capturing Your Audience in the First 30 Seconds What’s wrong with these pictures? 1. Helen begins her presentation by introducing herself and telling the participants at some length how happy she is to be with them. She then launches into her content. 2. Bill kicks off his training session by explaining…
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Don’t Crash the Plane

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com How to Conclude Your Session With Panache

How to Help Adults Learn Best

Three Keys to Help Them Stretch! Here’s something for you to try. (C’mon, I’ll wait for you to get out of your chair!) Stand up and stretch your right arm out behind you, as far as it will go. (You may turn your body as you do so.) Now, come back to center and relax…
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Games, Simulations, and Roleplays: Do Differences Matter?

Which would you choose…and when? Long ago, I discovered I loved experiential learning and wanted to learn more about simulations. As a trainer in 1981 Thailand, I experienced the famous “Ba-Fa-Ba-Fa” cultural simulation. It blew me away! Years later, with great hopes, I attended an ASTD-sponsored workshop called Experience Simulations. To my disappointment, the workshop…
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What Is a Trainer? What Is a Facilitator?

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com A thoughtful look at important differences that impact YOUR practice. Recently, I’ve noticed that some corporations call their trainers “facilitators.” I can only assume this is meant to be shorthand for “facilitator of learning.” However, is “facilitator” really an appropriate term when the “facilitator” exclusively lectures and uses Power Point? Are…
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When Leaders Train: How to Avoid the Pitfalls

by Guila Muir info@guilamuir.com Why don’t all leaders make great trainers? Perhaps it’s because they believe that training falls outside their (already large) job descriptions. As a result, leaders often strive to “cover the material” in order to get on with business. Yet the ability to facilitate learning, not just to cover the material, is…
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