No need to revisit that 1996 Powerpoint for Dummies guide. And forget that helpful advice your boss once gave you about “telling them what you’re going to tell them and then telling them again”. Nope. If you really want to suck at presenting, you’ve come to the right place. Just keep reading for some simple yet powerful guidelines for truly being the worst. 1. Be something or someone you’re not: Number one way to suck at presenting is by actively trying to emulate others’ presenting styles. “That dude looked cool when he put his hand in his pocket. Must work for me.” “She was quippy and a little smartass and… Read more >

Ever left a workshop unable to recall what happened in the first half of the day? That first point you thought was so epic that you’d never have to write down to remember? The anecdote that made you laugh and nod around 11 a.m? And…what did you have for lunch? No, you’re not sieve-brained. You’re simply a human who has fallen victim to the dreaded ‘Forgetting Curve’. The Forgetting Curve “hypothesizes the decline of memory retention in time” and says that after a matter of mere days, we humans tend to remember only about 50% of newly learned info unless there’s something compelling us to remember. That compelling element can… Read more >

“Training without sustainment is basically malpractice.” Let me rewind for a second. Picture the scenario. As the Combustor tasked with figuring out what the company’s newly minted sustainment program should look like, I had gone to a world-renowned Learning & Development conference in search of learning transfer & retention strategies. And THIS is what I heard from the first presenter in the first session. Cue pale face, tingling skin, and slight nausea. Although my entire purpose for being in that room was to begin to develop a really kick-ass sustainment program, it still made me feel sick to think we were apparently behind the curve in terms of having a… Read more >