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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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8 Top Tips from the UK’s Best Trainers

We’re in a fortunate position, getting to see the “best of the best” trainers in action and hear their best advice. Here are their tips. Beware, many sound simple but applying them consistently yields fantastic results. Set the dress code in advance You don’t want to be that person in jeans when everyone else is

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Why your Training Business needs to be CPD Accredited in Numbers

1600 There are 1600 professional bodies in the UK alone.  Each has its own membership with varying membership and CPD requirements. 5,000,000 There are 5 million individuals undergoing CPD or in CPD Schemes in the UK. 15 to 20 Each professional undergoing CPD in the UK will average 15 to 20 hours of CPD every

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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

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

Read More »

8 Top Tips from the UK’s Best Trainers

We’re in a fortunate position, getting to see the “best of the best” trainers in action and hear their best advice. Here are their tips. Beware, many sound simple but applying them consistently yields fantastic results. Set the dress code in advance You don’t want to be that person in jeans when everyone else is

Read More »

Why your Training Business needs to be CPD Accredited in Numbers

1600 There are 1600 professional bodies in the UK alone.  Each has its own membership with varying membership and CPD requirements. 5,000,000 There are 5 million individuals undergoing CPD or in CPD Schemes in the UK. 15 to 20 Each professional undergoing CPD in the UK will average 15 to 20 hours of CPD every

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