Death by … (prize for guessing the missing word)

I was watching a video by Andy Bounds (author and trainer) recently where he noted that whenever he ask his delegate groups what the end of my title sentence should be, overwhelmingly everyone plumps for “Death by …. PowerPoint” I found that very interesting.  Why isn’t it “firing squad” anymore, or “chocolate”? Have we really reached such a nadir in our visual aids that this has become the Pavlovian response? Sadly, the answer is yes because we don’t seem to have come…

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The Curse(or) of the IT Gremlin

Is it me, or do any of my TST readers also feel something akin to blind rage when faced with anything technological going awry? Is it because I have such a paltry knowledge of the inner workings of computer hardware that it leaves me helpless when a problem arises? Thus a simple glitch can turn my day from dandy to disaster in a matter of moments. And of course it is always when you need it most. Being a self-confessed Deadline Daisy,…

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The Donkey Derby: Stress-free Solutions for Setting up a Training (Presenting) Session

In a recent blog I pointed out the panic that comes with trying to set up for a presentation/training session when something goes wrong – usually IT – and there is no assistance on hand. Instead of flapping on the day, what can we do to minimise the stress involved? First: Have a Plan B. Expect that your power-point slides may not be available to you – and then every time they are, it’s a bonus. If I had a fiver for every time IT…

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