Category Archives: Tips for Trainers

Tips for Trainers – Active Listening Training Game

Active Listening Training Game Raise your hand if you wish your participants were better listeners. Did you raise your hand? Most facilitators I know wish they could capture the attention of their participants better. I have an activity I like to do that helps me know what kind of listeners I have that day. I […]

Tips for Trainers – Facilitator Courage

Facilitator Courage Did you know that Personify Leadership has a newsletter as well? It goes out every Tuesday and is loaded with great information. You can sign up to receive this newsletter by clicking here. Here’s a video tutorial I did around Facilitator Courage for the Personify newsletter as an example of the type of […]

Tips for Trainers – Summer and Celebrations!

Summer and Celebrations! Bicycle and Flower Basket The words ‘easy’ and ‘summer’ are a perfect match. In fact, pull out a thesaurus and look up the word ‘easy’ and you’ll get a wonderful blueprint for summer: content, effortless, easy as pie (my husband’s organic blueberry, preferably), smooth sailing, a piece of cake. “Easy” also translates […]

The Importance and Significance of Names

The Importance and Significance of Names One of my favorite ice breaker questions to ask is, “What is the significance of your name?” Usually this is the third or fourth question I ask, as I feel it goes a little deeper than a surface level ice breaker question. Obviously our names are very personal to […]

Tips for Trainers – Knot Exchange

Knot Exchange For our Tip this week I’m including the instructions for a great problem-solving activity created by Sam Sikes and written up in his book, Raptor. (One of my personal favs!) Enjoy! Knot Exchange Source: Sam Sikes, DoingWorks, www.doingworks.com Type of Initiative: Problem Solving Purpose: Create a large tangle of rope in the middle […]

Tips for Trainers – How Empowerment Encourages Leadership

How Empowerment Encourages Leadership ACM Crew Sheri, Tanya, Michelle & Amy For the past four or five years I have been involved with the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and their annual awards show and music festival. It’s a super fun event and I always come home tired yet fulfilled from working on this great […]