Adrienne Evans is a Senior Capability Consultant who has developed and facilitated learning programs for over a decade. She shares with us what she believes to be the key attributes of a great facilitator.
Not so long ago, email put me in the doghouse.
I annoyed a former colleague by unintentionally failing to act on an emailed request from her. “I did send you an email about it…” she grumbled as I quickly filtered through the long pile sitting obstinately in my inbox.
“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two? Does that seem right? To the average person that means that if they have to go to a funeral, they’d be better off in the casket than giving the eulogy.” - Jerry Seinfeld
“If you can’t talk to people and get across your ideas, you’re giving up your potential. You’ve got to be able to communicate in life.” Those words from billionaire investor Warren Buffet may sound condescending coming from one of the world’s most accomplished businessmen—until you realise that a young Buffet was deathly afraid of public speaking.
There’s absolutely no doubt that the introduction of new technologies is opening entirely new vistas in how learning is accessed, imparted and acted upon, so I think the answer is that it is definitely making learning and development easier, cheaper, and available anytime and from practically anywhere.
A new white paper from TP3 entitled The Future of Face-to-Face Learning in an Increasingly Online World reviews the role of face-to-face learning in a corporate education profession increasingly impacted by technology.
Are you a cup half-full or half-empty kind of person? When disappointment strikes, do you take it personally or quickly accept that you can’t win all the time?
How we react to triumphs and disappointments is directly related to our resilience – the ability to explain and recover readily from unexpected events such as illness, depression, adversity or the like.