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The Rise of Dubious Accreditation

Dubious Accreditation by CPD Standards Over recent years, it has become far too easy to find a cheap and easy alternative to almost anything.  The problem now is that the cheap and easy alternative has almost become the preferred option to rigor and the real deal. So how do we illustrate this phenomenon?  The most obvious example

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Royalty and CPD

The weekends Royal Wedding in the glittering Spring sunshine was a historical day for Britain; Windsor was on a world stage as an estimated 2 billion people from around the world tuned into watch the young couple’s ceremony and celebrations. A fresh, new approach to wedding nuptials and traditions (going back centuries) showcased how diverse

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How to generate leads from LinkedIn or Facebook

We’ve all used social media in our social lives, but when it comes to business, the usual approaches don’t work so well.  But sites like LinkedIn and Facebook can be great sources of leads for your business if you approach them correctly. You will see many different ways to use social media to promote your

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Thoughtful Friday: Think Like Einstein

Continuing Professional Development shouldn’t be a chore – but to many it is. Spending time training to brush up on your skills, when you have a job to do, can be stressful and tiresome.  It’s easy to lose your passion for learning. Albert Einstein was a great Physicist and Nobel Laureate. He had a way

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The 7 things a training provider should never do

Everywhere you look, there is great advice on how to run training courses, what to do and how to do it. But no one tells you what not to do – those things that are guaranteed to disappoint or detract from your training. So here is the top list of 7 things to never do:

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How to Manage Disruptive Delegates in your Training

One person can ruin a course if they are not carefully managed. Disruptive delegates are something that you will have to deal with. So here is a fool proof way to deal with them. Start by figuring out how a disruptive delegate behaves that makes them disruptive. They are not necessarily loud boorish characters, they

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The Rise of Dubious Accreditation

Dubious Accreditation by CPD Standards Over recent years, it has become far too easy to find a cheap and easy alternative to almost anything.  The problem now is that the cheap and easy alternative has almost become the preferred option to rigor and the real deal. So how do we illustrate this phenomenon?  The most obvious example

Read More »

Royalty and CPD

The weekends Royal Wedding in the glittering Spring sunshine was a historical day for Britain; Windsor was on a world stage as an estimated 2 billion people from around the world tuned into watch the young couple’s ceremony and celebrations. A fresh, new approach to wedding nuptials and traditions (going back centuries) showcased how diverse

Read More »

How to generate leads from LinkedIn or Facebook

We’ve all used social media in our social lives, but when it comes to business, the usual approaches don’t work so well.  But sites like LinkedIn and Facebook can be great sources of leads for your business if you approach them correctly. You will see many different ways to use social media to promote your

Read More »

Thoughtful Friday: Think Like Einstein

Continuing Professional Development shouldn’t be a chore – but to many it is. Spending time training to brush up on your skills, when you have a job to do, can be stressful and tiresome.  It’s easy to lose your passion for learning. Albert Einstein was a great Physicist and Nobel Laureate. He had a way

Read More »

The 7 things a training provider should never do

Everywhere you look, there is great advice on how to run training courses, what to do and how to do it. But no one tells you what not to do – those things that are guaranteed to disappoint or detract from your training. So here is the top list of 7 things to never do:

Read More »

How to Manage Disruptive Delegates in your Training

One person can ruin a course if they are not carefully managed. Disruptive delegates are something that you will have to deal with. So here is a fool proof way to deal with them. Start by figuring out how a disruptive delegate behaves that makes them disruptive. They are not necessarily loud boorish characters, they

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