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Free Webinar – Brain Functioning and Learning: What you need to know to energize your training

If you are interested in increasing the effectiveness of your adult learning training and educational events by using creative training strategies based on brain based learning research, mark your calendars for December 2nd and plan to attend the following free webinar. Read on for … Continue reading


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Three Strategies for Making Energizer Activities Effective in Adult Learning

Like any other successful portion of a training or educational event, you must design energizer activities effectively if they are going to effectively and accomplish your intended purpose when working with adult learners. The following three tips can help make your next … Continue reading


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Create Backup Adult Learning Activities as a Training Contingency

If you have ever been facilitating an adult learning training session or educational event and found that you needed to deviate from your lesson plan for some reason (e.g. group size changed dramatically at the last-minute, you ended earlier than … Continue reading


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The Impact of Excessive Media Exposure on Adult Learning

Studies on the impact of television and other forms of media have been done for decades. The majority of them have helped substantiate what many parents have told their children for years…watching too much television, listening to radio while studying, playing … Continue reading


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Accelerated Learning: Using Adult Learning Styles to Engage Training Participants

Anyone who trains and educates adult learners must be familiar with how to effectively use accelerated learning (active learning) strategies related to adult learning styles or modalities to aid participants in gaining the knowledge and skills needed to perform on the … Continue reading


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Making Adult Learning Active and Keeping It Flowing

Have your ever sat through a training session where the trainer did the majority of the talking? How about a session where there was little interaction between attendees? If you answered yes to either of these questions you know why it … Continue reading


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Whimsical Ways to Engage Learners and Prop Up Your Adult Learning Events

Many professional trainers and adult educators continually look for ways to gain the attention of, inspire and entertain adult learners as they attempt to help learners more effectively gain, retain, recall and use what they experience in the classroom. If you study … Continue reading


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How To Make A Flip Chart – Five Back to the Basics Tips

Flip charts have been around for decades and have served thousands of presenters, trainers, adult educators, facilitators, managers and team leaders admirably. They have helped to reinforce spoken messages, post ideas and information for reference, collect brilliant ideas during training and brainstorming … Continue reading


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Three Reasons to Limit Information on a Flip Chart

There are three primary adult learning styles or modalities: Visual learner, kinesthetic learner and auditory learner. Flip charts typically aid the visual learners most, since they better gain, retain, recall and use information when they see it. Related to the … Continue reading


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Three Tips for Improving Flip Chart Effectiveness

If you are like me, you love to use flip charts in training and adult educational settings and in meetings. They are definitely low-tech and they are very versatile and useful. I recommend that every manager have one in his … Continue reading


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