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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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Which of your trainers are bored? The 3 tell tale signs…

Imagine (or maybe you don’t have to imagine) sitting through a training course where the trainer is just going through the motions… It’s not good for the trainer or their company and a poor experience for the paying delegates. So here are the three tell-tale signs that a trainer is getting bored delivering a course.

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Restructure your Training to Get More Bookings

It’s easy to get stuck in the rut of delivering the training that you have always delivered. So here are five thinking points to help you make your training more relevant and attractive to your clients. Re-structure your courses Instead of running a 3 day course over consecutive days, allow / encourage delegates to split

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3 Killer Tricks to Sell More Training

Know your Accreditation renewal dates When are your different clients’ renewal dates for CPD?  For example, Accountants CPD renews on 1st January each year.  So what? Well, if you were to log the CPD hours that each delegate has accumulated with you over the year and send this, along with a copy of their certificates

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Do Professionals do CPD for Pride or Compliance?

For some people, undertaking CPD is something they take pride in – something they would do even if they didn’t have to. But others do the bare minimum to be compliant with their industry body. So, which are your clients, and why does it matter, as long as they do it? Let us first take

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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

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

Read More »

Which of your trainers are bored? The 3 tell tale signs…

Imagine (or maybe you don’t have to imagine) sitting through a training course where the trainer is just going through the motions… It’s not good for the trainer or their company and a poor experience for the paying delegates. So here are the three tell-tale signs that a trainer is getting bored delivering a course.

Read More »

Restructure your Training to Get More Bookings

It’s easy to get stuck in the rut of delivering the training that you have always delivered. So here are five thinking points to help you make your training more relevant and attractive to your clients. Re-structure your courses Instead of running a 3 day course over consecutive days, allow / encourage delegates to split

Read More »

3 Killer Tricks to Sell More Training

Know your Accreditation renewal dates When are your different clients’ renewal dates for CPD?  For example, Accountants CPD renews on 1st January each year.  So what? Well, if you were to log the CPD hours that each delegate has accumulated with you over the year and send this, along with a copy of their certificates

Read More »

Do Professionals do CPD for Pride or Compliance?

For some people, undertaking CPD is something they take pride in – something they would do even if they didn’t have to. But others do the bare minimum to be compliant with their industry body. So, which are your clients, and why does it matter, as long as they do it? Let us first take

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