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What’s My Ideal Fidget Toy?

What’s My Ideal Fidget Toy?

Let’s get personal! When it comes to fidgeting everyone has different preferences. Some buy fidget toys for friends, colleagues, students, or family members; others are need to find that just-right fidget toy for themselves.  Take this super-quick, super-fun quiz and discover your “Fidget T... Read More
What are the best movies for a training event?

What are the best movies for a training event?

This question regarding the best movies for training was posted on both the ASTD National LinkedIN group and the Training & Development LinkedIN group. If you’re not a member of those groups, you many not be able to access the raw material, and if you are a group-member, you may still have fou... Read More
Dealing with a Super Know-it-All

Dealing with a Super Know-it-All

This month, in our LinkedIN group, Tanveer Dhillon asked, “How do you deal with a Super Know it All?” Once again, our community rose to the challenge and offered some very rich advice. Most “liked” were Jeanne Etcheverry’s seven techniques. I think you found a good solu... Read More
Probing Questions for Icebreakers & Goal Setting

Probing Questions for Icebreakers & Goal Setting

Many trainers like to start with a stimulating question to break the ice, foster introductions, help participants get to know each other, and reduce tension. Trainers from around the world contributed to this excellent list of opening questions. Questions about you What are you most proud of in your... Read More
Ladder of Inference to Minimize Misunderstandings

Ladder of Inference to Minimize Misunderstandings

How many times have you acted on an assumption that turned out to be wrong? It happens all the time. Several weeks ago, in the early aftermath of  the Marathon Bombing tragedy, I found myself believing that younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was a solely victim of his brother’s violence. As ... Read More
Rose-Bud-Thorn for Processing and Reflection

Rose-Bud-Thorn for Processing and Reflection

You already know that learning requires an investment of time and mental focus. Listening to a lecture, reading a book, playing an experiential game, or watching a video can only get you so far. The real learning happens when you apply Thinking Methodologies to digest, discuss, and process the learn... Read More
10 Easy Appreciation Exercises

10 Easy Appreciation Exercises

Posted by guest blogger, Betty Lochner, Cornerstone Coaching & Training It may sound overly simple, but adding purposeful appreciation towards others can be one of the most powerful communication tools you can hone.  People want and need to feel appreciated [whether you’re in a training s... Read More
Motivational Quotes

Motivational Quotes

When I was a kid, I collected buttons — not the kind you sew on clothes, but the kind with a pin on the back. I had buttons for gymnastics (my childhood passion), “Big Mac attacks,” political campaigns, you name it. I had hundreds of them. More recently, I’ve been collecting ... Read More
The Myth and Mystique of the Learning Pyramid

The Myth and Mystique of the Learning Pyramid

The Myth:  The image Edgar Dale’s Cone of Learning is so tempting. For those of us who are advocates active learning, it visually tells us that talking at people, lecturing, just isn’t enough. We do better as teachers and trainers if we let learners see, hear, experience, try and teach ... Read More
Facilitating Jeopardy-like games

Facilitating Jeopardy-like games

Jeopardy-like games can be an excellent tool to introduce new learning points or reinforce what’s already be covered.  These brief notes will help you easily facilitate and effective learning experience. Teams select game board questions with varying point values in each category (i.e. Sales ... Read More