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November 2019 Newsletter

November 2019 Newsletter

A Few Words from Bob:  Opening a Training Session

Trainers know that getting a group of attendees involved from the outset — “breaking the ice” — is critical to a session’s success. But all the time that goes into developing and perfecting course content is wasted energy if the opening of the session is seen by attendees as irrelevant. Yes, I firmly believe that learning is directly proportional to the amount of fun you have, and “icebreakers” are the perfect opportunity to have fun and set that kind of tone. However, unless they are carefully chosen, these exercises can do more harm than good.

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We’re looking for cartoons that poke fun at training and cartoons you use in training sessions.  For example, for a training session on communication skills, you may use a cartoon to illustrate a learning point about listening that drives the point home in a humorous way.

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