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October 2019 Newsletter

October 2019 Newsletter

A Few Words from Bob:  How Can Trainers Avoid Burnout?

It’s a question often posed to me at seminars and conferences, generally by people who conduct the same training program frequently. How do you stay fresh doing Fundamentals of Supervision or Introduction to Computers for the 57th time? The solution for me has always been participant- centered training. I’ve presented the “same” three-day seminar on interpersonal skills more than 450 times, but it’s instructor-led and participant-centered, so each time I teach it takes on a new twist.

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Just send your idea to with the subject line: “Great Training Idea”.

Consider (but don’t limit yourself to) these categories:

  • Sources of information on technology, and ways to apply electronic resources.
  • Humor: Cartoons, funny stories, intriguing anecdotes with training messages.
  • Delivery: Tips for polishing your presentation and smoothing your delivery.
  • Evaluation: Ideas for testing whether training meets trainers’ and students’ expectations.
  • Needs Analysis: How do you determine whether your presentation is not only teaching, but teaching the materials attendees want and need?
  • Product recommendations: Training tools you’ve discovered that others should know about.
  • Instructional design: Techniques for making ses­sions more efficient, effective, educational.
  • Topical training: Great ideas that don’t fit perfectly in our other categories. Computer skills, customer service training, orientation, sales training, management training, train-the-trainer, and more.


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