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Role Play Activities and Tips for Trainers

Role Play Activities and Tips for Trainers

While many trainers love role-play activities because they can be amazing learning opportunities, participants can find them utterly terrifying. We’ve gathered this bunch of tips to make role-play activities more fun and effective for facilitators and players. In addition, find a range of role... Read More
Creating a Memorable Debrief

Creating a Memorable Debrief

Several years ago, I attended a two-day marketing conference. At the end, a colleague asked: “So, what are your top takeaways?” Exhausted from sitting, listening, and learning, my brain was so overloaded, I couldn’t quickly gather my thoughts to provide an answer. Compared to confe... Read More
Make “Virtual” Meetings Magnificent!

Make “Virtual” Meetings Magnificent!

We attended HRDQ-U’s webinar with trainer extraordinaire, Cindy Huggett — Converting Classroom Activities to Engaging Virtual Activities. Cindy was chock-full of ideas to make Virtual Meetings Magnificent and we wanted to share with you! “Transform” activities – donR... Read More
The Ultimate Fidget Toy Matrix–Which is best for you?

The Ultimate Fidget Toy Matrix–Which is best for you?

Not sure which fidget toys are best for you and your group? See how each fidget toy measures up, based on these 10 criteria: [NOTE: due to the COVID-19, we’ve added an 11th criteria (ease of sterilizing] 11 Criteria to evaluate popular fidget toys WHO will use it? Kids? Adults? Personal use? &... Read More
A Perfect DEBRIEF for a Perfect Learning Game

A Perfect DEBRIEF for a Perfect Learning Game

Let’s say you find the perfect learning game—for communication, listening, negotiation, leadership, process improvement, problems solving, critical thinking, time management—then what? Games work because they remove players from their usual setting and create a safe environment to take risks a... Read More
Learning from Yoga

Learning from Yoga

I’ve been practicing yoga for just over a year now. I love it. Not only is it helping me build my core and feel healthy, but yoga’s ancient customs lend fresh perspective to another world I’ve been immersed in for over 20 years—training and learning. What can trainers learn from the practice... Read More
For a True Learning Experience, Put Yourself in Their Shoes

For a True Learning Experience, Put Yourself in Their Shoes

Back to School You may not remember what it’s like to be a student. I had forgotten until I went to “back-to-school nights” so I could meet my children’s teachers. I’ve been to plenty of conferences where I get to (have to?) sit and listen to presentations. Even when th... Read More
Top Tips to Facilitate Great Meetings

Top Tips to Facilitate Great Meetings

Betty Lochner, an expert in training, coaching and communication, shares 7 tips that will keep you out of Meeting Hell and in Meeting Heaven! In her recent blog, she shares 7 wonderful insights. I’ve added some additional suggestions so you can easily implement these ideas and facilitate great... Read More
Getting to know you with Quick Response Whiteboards

Getting to know you with Quick Response Whiteboards

If your group would feel more relaxed and benefit from knowing a bit more about one another, try this Quick Response Board activity. Have each person write on the board a most unusual fact about themselves (oddest job, a phobia, worst nightmare, proudest accomplishment, etc.) Then ask everybody to p... Read More
Time Management Tips Infographic

Time Management Tips Infographic

I’m laughing at myself as I think about how long I’ve taken to post this wonderful Time Management Infographic, courtesy of the folks at MyTasker. The truth is, time-management was an issue on my end! Perhaps, if I’d embraced their 17 tips sooner, I’d have shared this wonderf... Read More