Member Since: 28th May 2009
With over 21 years experience as a L&D specialist I have worked in pretty much every sector in the UK, at pretty much every level. I carry out TNA/DNA, design, delivery, evaluation and authoring work. I also have experience in the charity sector both in the L&D side and as a fundraiser and fundraising manager.
In the Jurassic I was an officer in the Royal Engineers.
At the dawn of time I worked (briefly) in television advertising. My website is www.coach-and-courses.com With a strong interest in all things "country" (oooh-ahhh, not yeee-ha) I am based in rural southern England. I also express my creative side with my wife creating amazing cakes (if I say so myself) which you can see at www.forheavenscake.co.uk
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25th Apr 2014
Another alternative is
"Can I have five minutes?"
....it is almost impossible for anyone to say that they cannot give you five minutes sometime in the day (unless they are off site and that is what phones are for!)
25th Apr 2014
".....you'll find that the content retention rate via a webinar may not be as high as a live face to face session."
That depends entirely on the content, the design, the delivery and the learners. I have heard people come out of live face to face sessions declaring that they are brain dead and absorbed nothing after the opening H&S brief.
Modern webinars are potentially brilliant when used properly.
8th May 2013
How about letting me have this one
BTW~ I'm sure I used to get an email every time you put up new books but I don't think that has been happening for several months.....or am I just missing something?
12th Mar 2013
You last line reads:
"in the....Vodafone survey, a quarter of employers responded with concerns that employees would abuse the opportunity to work from home." (My italics and emphasis)
So homeworking opportunities may well be withheld solely because 25% of employers don't trust the people who work for them! Have these people ever heard of the concept of "projection"; they a scared that other people will do something becasue they know that they would do it themselves!
12th Mar 2013
.....I wonder if modern day Selfridges learns/has learned from this as well?
8th Mar 2013
Google have just put a stop to home working
15th Feb 2013
As a small charity they need all the publicity they can get so don't be put off just because they don't have an advertised need in your area at the moment.
If you offer to walk dogs, they send you a publicity pack to "advertise" locally for people who need the service...... so it may still be worth volunteering, as you may be able to add "users" to the set up!
30th Jan 2013
Great stuff in this article but I would like to pass on a little discovery of mine in relation to #1
I recently referred to a "Broken Record" in the same context and wass met with a sea of quizzical faces. Then it dawned on me.....at the age of 51 I'm so old I remember vinyl and the sound made by a broken record.....but the group in the room were all under 25.....to them a "broken record" meant "higher, faster, stronger"
Sadly, I can't find a suitable simile in the modern world!
16th Oct 2012
...I have to say that having experienced the horror you mention, I NEVER give the security responses to anyone who calls me.....
15th Feb 2012
I used to do nothing but recruitment, outplacement and redundancy work and I wanted to be "The Human Factor"
but the name was already taken so I went with THE HUMANe FACTOR instead
Now I provide coaching and training courses so I've gone for coach-and-courses.com......maybe I spend too much time in the pub nowadays!