Sonya’s Success Tips

These 60 second nuggets are intended to bring some useful tools and tips to your attention.  Many of the business communication techniques I blog about form part of our professional training sessions and as such, are things that you can put into practice to help you perform more effectively in your own workplace – all without paying us a penny!  Just click on the title underneath the picture to read the full blog. Sonya O’Sullivan,  Principal Consultant.

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What Makes a Great Trainer/Facilitator?

I imagine we all have subjective opinions regarding what constitutes ‘great’ in a trainer or facilitator.  But going by our own delegates’ experiences, I have noticed whilst designing and delivering training programmes for Stratus, there are recurrent themes.  Training and Development can be costly, so it’s useful to know what to look for to get maximum return on investment. A great Trainer/Facilitator should be: An expert in their field, with practical experience, rather than having the right letters after their name (although…

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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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