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Do adult learning principles transcend cultures?

I was in Canada last week observing several pilot versions of training programs that my team had developed. After one of the sessions I was talking with a participant who asked: “Have you found that adult learning principles work the same across cultures?” 320 more words


Workshop Crafting: Demystified

2 months ago, I wrote a post that illustrated what my preparation for a workshop looks like. In the meantime I toured the world (ok, to be precise, I visited once Slovakia, Germany and Hotel Nahac near Prague) with the workshop titled… 1,830 more words


What's the value of a train the trainer session?

One of my favorite topics to design and deliver is presentation skills. When people present better, they have the opportunity to change the world.

Over the past few years, as I reflect on these sessions, I’ve begun to question the value. 418 more words


THE definitive list of ways to handle questions. (Or is it?)

I’ve blogged before about the options you have when someone asks you a question.  These are particularly handy when you’re making a presentation, although they come in handy when being interviewed as well.   644 more words

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A New Spin on Peer Feedback Forms

Greetings from sunny Uganda! I’m on assignment this week in Kampala, where it’s Day 2 of a 3-day train-the-trainer program.

There will be a lot of practice facilitation and peer feedback today. 274 more words


Numbers need to be put into perspective, or they're just sounds

At last weekend’s end-of-year celebration for my organization, a colleague got up and said a few words about one of his direct reports. As he was bestowing accolades upon her, he shared some of her accomplishments. 282 more words


Parallel Universe and Apology Openings

Imagine you’re sitting in an audience at a conference. One of the speakers is just introduced by the organizers, walks on the stage, receives the applause and starts: 846 more words