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Posts Tagged ‘TRaining

Too old? Nah!

February 2, 2015

Some months back I was working on a course alongside another trainer. It was for a major client who usually likes to have two trainers as group sizes tend to be quite large. I’d never worked with this guy before, and to watch him run the programme was an absolute delight. He was energetic, sharp, humorous […]

Where are they now?

May 19, 2014

I wonder where they all are now? I wonder if they remember the time they spent with me? I wonder whether that time spent made a real and lasting difference to their lives? Do I ever come to mind at certain moments? Am I talking about ex girlfriends? Nope. I’m referring to people who have […]

Second home

January 13, 2014

I’ve been preparing my accounts over the past few days in order to submit my tax return by the end of the month. The figures I need to put through pertain to work I carried out as long ago as two years back. You may think me odd when I say that doing these figures has, at […]

Veneers & maggots

July 15, 2013

Pitching up to run a course in a large impressive looking US bank in the City of London some years back, I was astonished to experience something that was anything but impressive . Frankly, it was a mess, right from the moment I arrived: There was a mix up over training rooms, they couldn’t find […]

Speak fluent English? It could be a problem.

December 6, 2010

About two years ago I was running a programme for an IT services company in the north of England. At the morning break most of the group left to grab a cup of tea or coffee. One person stayed back however.  He was a young Japanese man who was very reserved and polite. He sat […]

Are you inadvertantly damaging your interactions & relationships with “UVV”?

November 22, 2010

Please read beyond the first paragraph – there’s a gem in here – honest! How many times have you vomited today? Yes, you read right. How many times? It may well have been several, yet you probably will not even have been aware. Now, before you think I have taken leave of my senses or […]

It was 20 years ago this week…..

November 8, 2010

  Wednesday 6 November 1990. The day I picked up the phone in my living room in Carshalton to make my very first prospecting call as a self employed training practitioner. I had never run a training course in  my life before. I’d been been made redundant and shuffled my way out through my employer’s […]