Pea-Brain Thinking

Trainers are only human – I know … can you believe it? So they suffer from the same adrenalin rushes, brain-freeze and performance anxiety as anyone else, especially if they are relatively new to the role. The more seasoned performers have simply managed to channel their nervous energy in a different direction. Why the nerves? Your hypothalamus is the gland in the brain (around the size of a pea) which receives danger information from the brain. But unfortunately, it is unable to…

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Should you be Certified?

Certification (or not) of programmes and workshops creates lively debate amongst the training fraternity. Often there is a degree of self-interest – if you deliver a certified programme you will certainly highlight the benefits to the end user – that way you get more work. If your content isn’t dependent on an examining board you will probably argue the opposite. So you will have a bias – consciously or unconsciously. Objectively – it should simply be about what you need out of…

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