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Creative Training Techniques - The Bob Pike Group

English, Education, 1 seasons, 474 episodes, 1 day 17 hours 44 minutes
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Becky Pluth of the Bob Pike Group shares her thoughts on creative training techniques.
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How To Add Value To Training

This week we're revisiting one of Becky's first podcasts. How do you add value to training? Becky Pluth says the answer is to serve and believe in what you're doing. Purchase Becky's new book here: Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs.
23/02/20243 minutes 10 seconds
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Chaos And Classroom Management

This week we're revisiting one of Becky's first podcasts. Some classroom sessions can be chaotic. How do you reduce the chaos, yet keep the fun and the learning? Becky says the answer is simple. Purchase Becky's new book here: Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs.
16/02/20241 minute 58 seconds
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Becky’s Remembrance Of Her Dad Bob Pike

Becky’s father recently passed away. She worked with her dad for 19 years building the Bob Pike Group. She talks about her father and how to help others who are dealing with grief. Purchase Becky's new book here: Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs.
09/02/20247 minutes 47 seconds
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Webcams On Or Off? It Depends

There are times you absolutely should have your webcam on when participating in an online session. And there are times when it’s not so important. Becky walks through several situations to help you pick what’s right for you and your learners. Purchase Becky's new book here: Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs.
26/01/20245 minutes 42 seconds
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What Every Presentation Should Have — Humor

Laughter and fun gets attention. It also makes learning more effective. Those who train with humor are more effective than those who just lecture. But what if you’re not funny? Becky has some ideas. Purchase Becky's new book here: Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs.
26/01/20245 minutes 51 seconds
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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

The economic cost of not doing something about mental health issues is staggering — $210 billion annually for depression, according to one estimate. As a leader, your job is to create a safe environment. Becky talks about how you have the power to reduce tension, which can help not just mental health, but retention of what is learned. Links: Five ways to improve employee mental health - American Psychological Association Purchase Becky's new book here: Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading fi
19/01/20246 minutes 22 seconds
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Thrive, Not Just Survive

A significant number of people are so unhappy with their jobs, they would take a pay cut just to be happier. Becky talks about how can you help people find happiness in the job they have. Purchase Becky's new book here: Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs.
12/01/20246 minutes 1 second
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How To Make Hybrid Training More Effective

This is the second of a two-part podcast on hybrid work. How do you teach workers who are not in the office? Becky says the key is to think about remote and classroom learning as two separate things. Links: State of the new Hybrid and flexible workplace 2022 Purchase Becky's new book here: Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs.
05/01/20246 minutes 16 seconds
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Hybrid Is Here To Stay

This is the first of a two-part podcast on the future of hybrid work. Once the dust settles, it’s expected that 70% of office workers will be hybrid. Becky looks at how that will impact jobs and roles. Links: State of the new Hybrid and flexible workplace 2022 Purchase Becky's new book here: Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs.
29/12/20235 minutes 59 seconds
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Don’t Be Everything To Everyone

What do you like doing in your job? How would you like to do that more often? Becky talks about how to find your niche instead of being everything to everyone. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://tinyurl.com/y8nrjzm7 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: http://tinyurl.com/4cet9sh2
22/12/20236 minutes 5 seconds
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Using Videos In Training

This week we revisit Becky's most popular podcast of the year. How can you make a video that works for your training? Becky has 10 suggestions on how you can make your video sound good, look good, and get attention. Smart Brevity book https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Brevity-Power-Saying-More/dp/1523516976 Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/2p84kb5p Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/ypyf7rs7
15/12/20235 minutes 35 seconds
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10 Ways To Rate Yourself During A Session

Rating yourself can be a difficult assignment. Becky has 10 aspects of your training that you can objectively evaluate yourself. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/296pdvy3 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. https://tinyurl.com/3k2w6wjv
08/12/20236 minutes 24 seconds
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What Should You Evaluate?

When you ask learners to evaluate your training, it’s important to ask the right questions. Becky says it’s also important to ignore some of the feedback. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/3skrauuf Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. https://tinyurl.com/4kwz5zyn
01/12/20235 minutes 45 seconds
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Evaluating Your Instructor Confidence

Just how confident are you? Becky has some guidelines on how to quantify that. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/bd2p6npd Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. https://tinyurl.com/ycxv34cu
23/11/20235 minutes 57 seconds
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7 Tips For Measuring Training Results

How do you know if the training you’re doing is having an impact?  Becky has seven tips that can help you tell the story of just how effective your training is. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/ybvybe3z Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/yc8jvss7
17/11/20235 minutes 35 seconds
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How To Structure Your Project Timeline

If you’ve got a short horizon to get your project done, you need structure.  Becky shares her step-by-step approach. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/36kc3f4v Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/3hscjefn
10/11/20235 minutes 55 seconds
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What’s Your Competitive Advantage?

Remember the three most important factors in real estate value? Location, location, location! That mantra also applies to your competitive advantage for your next event. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/4bjhrczn Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/9ezn7aa3
03/11/20235 minutes 21 seconds
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When’s The Best Time To Schedule A Workshop?

There are so many things that can trip you up when scheduling a workshop or an event. Becky has a list of everything you should consider… including kids. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/3nvsvbms Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/2asapt6y
26/10/20235 minutes 32 seconds
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More Lessons Learned Making Classroom Presentations

Becky shares more of her experiences in making classroom presentations. Strangely enough, one of the lessons is to give up control. Purchase Becky's new book here:https://tinyurl.com/5yecxjp4 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at:https://tinyurl.com/2h4xbttu
20/10/20236 minutes 14 seconds
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Key Lessons Learned Making Classroom Presentations

Becky has made countless presentations as a trainer. She’s learned, sometimes the hard way, what works and what doesn’t. There’s so much knowledge and experience here that she’s had to make it into two podcasts. This is part one. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/y355ethe Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/2p9t3cbe
13/10/20234 minutes 59 seconds
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Three Truths About Producing Virtual Events

This week we revisit one of our most popular episodes. Sandra Masters is a virtual event producer for the Bob Pike Group. Like the Wizard of Oz, she’s the person behind the curtain making all the magic happen. This week she explains why producers are crucial and the best way to have producers help. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/2su3jxa4 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/4c4fdp6f
13/10/20235 minutes 15 seconds
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Cost Of Being Average

Nobody is impressed with average anything. To win, you need to impress. To impress, you need to get comfortable with presenting. You need to rely on your strengths.  Becky talks about why practice is important — and the one thing she always does before a presentation you probably haven’t thought about. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/y4cxkvyr Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/36nrpjmx
29/09/20236 minutes 46 seconds
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Delivery Is Just As Important As Content

If you can’t get your brilliant ideas across, they don’t do anybody any good. Becky has a list of things good presenters don’t do. Follow this advice and you’ll be ready to make your ideas sing! Purchase Becky's new book here:https://tinyurl.com/38zaf6z9 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/mupa8p9m
22/09/20236 minutes 29 seconds
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Planning Tools And Techniques

You can be ten times more effective if you plan your time. Becky says all it takes is five minutes and a few tools and techniques. Purchase Becky's new book here:https://tinyurl.com/yfkrmy8n Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/ypmm7ydk
14/09/20237 minutes 6 seconds
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Becky’s A Procrastination Pro!

How do you get good at procrastination? You practice. And believe it or not, that’s a good thing. Purchase Becky's new book here:https://tinyurl.com/r9wj8hmr Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/bdhdumvy
08/09/20235 minutes 57 seconds
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15 Minutes Of Productivity

What can you do in 15 minutes? Listen to several of Becky’s podcasts, for one! There are many useful things you can do in that amount of time. Becky talks about how to turn a quarter hour into a productivity engine. Purchase Becky's new book here:https://tinyurl.com/4b9jzr27 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/53yyt742
01/09/20236 minutes 12 seconds
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I Think, Therefore I Am - Brains And Learning

How does your brain work? You’ve heard of left brain vs. right brain. But your mind is different than your brain. Becky has some good ways to get your brain and your mind going. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/57zbf873 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/muutubnk
24/08/20236 minutes 37 seconds
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Mindfulness Sets You Up For Success

Mindfulness is important for the learner and the presenter.  Becky talks about how you can use mindfulness techniques when you present and when you prepare. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/4fzdx6dv Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/4fuf3yrn
18/08/20236 minutes 5 seconds
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Depression, Anxiety And Learning

Since the beginning of the pandemic there’s been a huge growth in depression and anxiety which makes many things including learning harder to do. Becky has some thoughts on how you can give people more choices to help reduce that anxiety. Depression and anxiety article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-33642-w Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/yckpe99w Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/bd6p7u5a
11/08/20235 minutes 11 seconds
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How Much Should You Get Paid?

Time to revisit one of Becky's past podcasts. Talking about how much you should get paid is often a taboo subject. But compensation is the number 2 factor for satisfaction with a job. What should trainers get paid? Becky has statistics to help guide your discussions and decisions about pay. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/5n8xsc3a Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/2dzrhp2v
04/08/20235 minutes 47 seconds
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How To Make Your Big Concept Memorable

Time to revisit one of Becky's past podcasts. You know why the big concept in your presentation is important, but how do you convey that to your audience? Becky says you need to hone it, memorize it and then support it. In today's podcast, she has some tips on how to hook your audience on your big idea. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/2kvjdb7n Follow on Apple Podcasts:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/rnmd8zzb
28/07/20234 minutes 7 seconds
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Secrets To Dealing With Difficult Participants

Time to revisit one of Becky's past podcasts. Hecklers? Cell phone addicts? Becky has seen it all when it comes to difficult participants. She shares some of her secrets on how to get the upper hand and keep your class on course. Purchase Becky's new book here:https://tinyurl.com/34ws7bst/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/4ac6a6hf
22/07/20235 minutes 18 seconds
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Five Fear Fixers

Time to revisit one of Becky's past podcasts. It’s OK to get nervous when you speak. It’s normal and just shows you care about what you’re going to present. Becky helps you get those butterflies in your stomach to fly in formation! Purchase Becky's new book here:https://tinyurl.com/976v4u8x/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/mr3sbvyw
14/07/20236 minutes 10 seconds
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ChatGPT And AI: Training Friend Or Foe?

Are you fearful about what ChatGPT and AI could do to your training business?  AI can be a friend, not a foe, of training if you learn how to use it.  And you probably have been using it without realizing it! Becky has some tools you’ll want to check out. Get fresh with new openers and energizers that are mental like toothpick/ matchstick puzzles/word puzzles https://bit.ly/BPGMatchstick Use QR-Codes for surveys, quizzes and games. It is free and easy: https://www.qr-code-generator.com/ Turn icebreakers into openers or energizers. https://icebreakerideas.com/ Take back time – create and use to do lists on paper or virtual www.todoist.com Eliminate distractions when designing www.focusme.com Track time spent on designing and developing www.toggl.com, https://app.clockify.me/en/login Make pre-test and post-test fun through gamification www.C3Softworks.com Comix are fun and different www.makebeliefcomix.com M
06/07/20236 minutes 10 seconds
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Back To The Office Or Stay Home?

30% of workforces will remain remote for the next year. So what about the 70% that has to go back? A lot of workers do not want to return to office. Becky talks about navigating this new normal from both the manager and the employee perspective. Purchase Becky's new book here:https://tinyurl.com/u567cnvd Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/bdez3fte
30/06/20234 minutes 55 seconds
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Hey Listener, You’re Amazing!

You’re amazing because you listen to this podcast! That’s us, recognizing what you do. Employees crave recognition that is not biased.  One in five have never been recognized for the good they do. So how do you spot the good and recognize it, particularly when not everyone wants it the same way? Purchase Becky's new book here:https://tinyurl.com/5cvdnenj Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/4u994r8b
23/06/20233 minutes 42 seconds
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Getting Fresh With Interactivity

Taking a break will keep your learners refreshed and focused. Becky has some suggestions on games you can play that don’t require much preparation. Purchase Becky's new book here:https://tinyurl.com/45wkrkn7 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/2p83uxph
16/06/20235 minutes 17 seconds
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There’s An App For That

You don’t need a specialty app to engage your learners. They probably have what you need right on their phones. Becky has some great ideas that not only teach, but also give them a needed break! Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/mv3wfcb5 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/ycyhjkaf
11/06/20235 minutes 46 seconds
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#1 Way To Motivate Adult Learners

How do you get the entire room to participate in learning? Opportunities to participate help. So does praising people when they ask questions. But Becky says the real answer is chemical based. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/2p8dda3h Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/4x5rhzf4
02/06/20236 minutes 52 seconds
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7 Blended Learning Methods That Might Work For You

Blended learning is a tool you should have in your tool belt for either in person or online.  Becky walks us through seven methods — including making it all a competition! Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/7wh94957 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/4emv2742
26/05/20235 minutes 54 seconds
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Blended Learning

Blended learning has benefits for your business as well as your learners. Becky talks about what we’ve learned during the pandemic can be leveraged for the future. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/4kyzyym4 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/2p9ajjbj
13/05/20235 minutes 35 seconds
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Clear Out The Clutter With OHIO

We're revisiting some of Becky's most listened to podcasts Is stuff piling up on you? Too many things to read, too many things to do, too many emails in your inbox? You’re not alone. Becky talks about how she uses OHIO (Only Handle It Once) and other techniques to get rid of the clutter in her life. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/mppk6krx Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/36v8nupy
12/05/20237 minutes 23 seconds
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Your Pre-Training Routine

This week we revisit one of our most popular episodes.. Becky has learned important lessons from running marathons that apply to teaching classes. It has to do with running a marathon in new shoes. What does that have to do with teaching a class? You’ll have to listen to find out. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/2r8uk7af Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/3w9du48j
05/05/20236 minutes 43 seconds
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Teach More by Covering Less

This week we revisit one of Becky's most popular podcast episodes Becky Pluth explains how your students can divide and conquer a huge amount of material using a technique called "teach backs." Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/wznvfvzk Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/5n72am65
28/04/20233 minutes 43 seconds
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8 Steps To Amazing Storytelling

Stories are one of the most memorable ways to communicate and teach. But not all stories are created equal. Becky has eight tips to make your story more memorable. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/bd6ytubd Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/2p86cbs4
21/04/20234 minutes 14 seconds
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A Memorable Podcast

The mark of a good presentation is that people will remember it.  So it makes sense that you should know how memory works. Becky talks about the different types of memory and how you can remember something for life. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/mrbv5pzj Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/bx5y6h9u
14/04/20235 minutes 34 seconds
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Living With Stress

With so much to do every day, people sometimes forget they need time to relax.  Without relaxing, stress can take a toll on you.  Becky has a no-stress quiz you can take to find out if you’re too stressed. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/vftjyy76 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/mt5d5r5e
07/04/20235 minutes 55 seconds
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Before, During, And After That World Speaking Trip

Becky has traveled the world for 17 years to speak. Here are some of the things she keeps in mind for before, during and after her trips. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/3yxhjvvh Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/2p939hmu
30/03/20236 minutes 1 second
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Traveling To Speak Around The World

You’ve got your presentation down.  US audiences love it. But will it fly in Amsterdam?  Will you be awake when you get to Amsterdam? Those are some of the issues Becky faces as a world traveler and speaker. Today she shares some planning and traveling tips. Purchase Becky's new book here: Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/23kd7k6d
24/03/20235 minutes 18 seconds
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Reading Body Language

You’re doing the talking, but are you paying attention to the body language from your audience?  Some of it is easy to read. But what about raised eyebrows, tight lips and smiley foreheads? Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/bde3cktc Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/2p8fs8vt
18/03/20235 minutes 48 seconds
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Tackling Training Tech Problems

Want to avoid things going wrong during your next training session? Checklists are your friend. Becky shares her presentation checklist with us, including that very important instruction — take a deep breath. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/mvpt2kvx Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/bdfja4yc
11/03/20236 minutes 4 seconds
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Giving Props To Props

Props are one of the easiest things to add to a presentation, but most people don’t think about it. Becky is not most people. So she has some great suggestions on what to bring (squishy balls for fidgeters) and what to avoid (chocolate during the summer.) Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/5xusamjw Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/ydr6jt2p
03/03/20235 minutes 32 seconds
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Using Videos In Training

How can you make a video that works for your training? Becky has 10 suggestions on how you can make your video sound good, look good, and get attention. Smart Brevity book https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Brevity-Power-Saying-More/dp/1523516976 Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/2p84kb5p Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/ypyf7rs7
24/02/20235 minutes 35 seconds
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Rules To Avoid Death By PowerPoint

One of the biggest challenges presenters have is making a good PowerPoint to support their presentation. Becky has seven rules you should remember — including when to use a blank screen. Garr Reynolds books on PowerPoint: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=garr+reynolds&ref=nb_sb_ss_fb_1_5 Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/yss6az27 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/4vrkswt7
24/02/20235 minutes 32 seconds
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Podcast Scripting Tips And Hints

Is Becky’s podcast scripted? Should you script your podcast? To find out the answer, you’ll just need to listen to Becky’s tips and then check out her producer Mike’s favorite tools below. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/55zwrsvh Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/5texsn28 TimeScape Productions Podcast tools www.timescapemedia.com
10/02/20235 seconds
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Sharpen Your Media Skills

75% of your students are more likely to watch videos than read. Becky has some ideas on how you can easily use video to create bite-sized learning. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/3rfur2ua Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/3daddbex
31/01/20235 seconds
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The Critical Thinking Riddle

Critical thinking can help you with self-directed ideas for continuous growth. How do you get started with critical thinking? See if you can answer Becky’s riddles. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/yvu7d5my Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/crk4xkr3
27/01/20235 seconds
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New Year, New Learning

Got plans for learning in the new year? Instead of making a complicated plan, Becky recommends you start out with a list of things you want to dive into. She has a list of resources you can use. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/yc4ay7dz Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/y9hdwuxc
15/01/20236 minutes 37 seconds
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Let’s Be Certifiable

How do you stand out in a crowd? Get certified! Becky talks about the reasons to get certified and how you go about it. LINK: Spring Fling Certification Session https://tinyurl.com/4eebd3za Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/yraak9y3 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/y9hdwuxc
13/01/20235 minutes 59 seconds
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Smart Brevity - Need We Say More?

Brevity is a goal for any communication, but it doesn’t mean shallow. Becky talks about Smart Brevity—The Power Of Saying More With Less and how it’s helped her get rid of all the extra words. LINK: Smart Brevity. https://www.amazon.com/Smart-Brevity-Power-Saying-More/dp/1523516976 Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/mrbzp7sr Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/4ju24w7a
29/12/20224 minutes 56 seconds
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Hats A Trainer Needs To Wear

You’re a trainer, but do you also think of yourself as a speaker? How about a facilitator, author or coach? These are all hats you need to wear occasionally to be successful in your profession. Becky has some ways to get started. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/3hrv6v3f Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/yw64zec7
29/12/20225 minutes 45 seconds
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Three Truths About Producing Virtual Events

It's the holidays - so we have a gift for you …our most popular podcast of 2022! OK, it's a repeat, but think of it as thoughtful regifting. Sandra Masters is a virtual event producer for the Bob Pike Group. Like the Wizard of Oz, she’s the person behind the curtain making all the magic happen. This week she explains why producers are crucial and the best way to have producers help. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/4vjfy39h Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/4c4fdp6f
29/12/20225 minutes 15 seconds
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Keeping Your Talented Trainers

We’ve all heard about The Great Resignation. The Bob Pike Group has an incredible record of retaining talented trainers even through the pandemic. Becky talks about three things you can do to make your workplace somewhere people want to be. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/562a9ewv Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/3sdvuu4k Harvard Business Review article - who is driving the great resignation? https://hbr.org/2021/09/who-is-driving-the-great-resignation Blind Spots book https://tinyurl.com/3777aru6
16/12/20226 minutes 28 seconds
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Training For All Styles Of Learners

Your trainees have different ways to learn. Becky says there are ways to make your training appeal to multiple styles at the same time, so no group is left behind. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/b8j7tf52 Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/yc37y8kf
10/12/20225 minutes 26 seconds
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Making Sure Your Training Has Impact

You can learn from Becky’s mistakes. She talks about one of the worst training sessions that she did, what she learned from it, and four things you can do to prevent it from happening to you. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/mumwaz9x Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/59umuts3
02/12/20225 minutes 16 seconds
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Technology To Improve Your Performance

Technology is out there to help improve your training. But you need to use it correctly. Becky has five tips to help you maximize your learners’ performance. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/562uwd5v Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/5yehdamf
24/11/20224 minutes 47 seconds
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How Much Should You Get Paid?

Talking about how much you should get paid is often a taboo subject. But compensation is the number 2 factor for satisfaction with a job. What should trainers get paid? Becky has statistics to help guide your discussions and decisions about pay. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/5n8xsc3a Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/2dzrhp2v
17/11/20225 minutes 47 seconds
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Getting The Training Budget You Need

When it comes to budgets, if you don’t ask you don’t get. Becky has some tips on how to get the budget you need to do training and development. Purchase Becky's new book here: https://tinyurl.com/562uwd5v Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Bob Pike Group is the industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs. Visit at: https://tinyurl.com/5yehdamf
11/11/20225 minutes 33 seconds
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Filling Your Classroom Seats

Whether you’re in person or online you need to get people to come to your session. So how do you stand out? Beck says the key is how you write your class description and objectives. She has four ideas to invite people to learn. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos The industry-leading firm to train your trainers and design your training programs.
04/11/20226 minutes 4 seconds
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How To Recall Everyone’s Name (Even Though You Just Met Them)

This week we revisit one of Becky's most popular podcasts. Can you rattle off the names of everyone you had in your last class like you’ve known them for your entire life? Probably not. Becky will be the first to admit she doesn’t have the talent for remembering names like her dad Bob Pike can. But she says there are ways to make up for not having that natural talent. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/11/20224 minutes 54 seconds
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Including Everyone

If you’re impatient for action, you make be an activator—just like Becky. If you get bogged down on getting things going, you could benefit from hearing how an activator overcomes procrastination. Becky’s strengths are: Achiever Communicator Activator Woo Relator What are yours? Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath https://store.gallup.com/c/en-us/cliftonstrengths?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=us_strengths_branded_cs_ecom&utm_term=strengthsfinder&gclid=CjwKCAjwp9qZBhBkEiwAsYFsb6fKxIwaUO3ehcTcWEQG48gl04Sryooik6qBXyuiAMqBH_wvXBoE7xoCSCoQAvD_BwE Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
21/10/20226 minutes 6 seconds
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Activator - Let’s Get Going!

If you’re impatient for action, you make be an activator—just like Becky. If you get bogged down on getting things going, you could benefit from hearing how an activator overcomes procrastination. Becky’s strengths are: Achiever Communicator Activator Woo Relator What are yours? Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath https://store.gallup.com/c/en-us/cliftonstrengths?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=us_strengths_branded_cs_ecom&utm_term=strengthsfinder&gclid=CjwKCAjwp9qZBhBkEiwAsYFsb6fKxIwaUO3ehcTcWEQG48gl04Sryooik6qBXyuiAMqBH_wvXBoE7xoCSCoQAvD_BwE Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
13/10/20225 minutes 45 seconds
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An Achiever’s Strength - Divine Restlessness

Do you like to check things off a to-do list? If so, you may be an achiever, just like Becky. So how do you use this strength? Becky has some things you should remember, including taking time to celebrate! Becky’s strengths are: Achiever Communicator Activator Woo Relator What are yours? Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath https://store.gallup.com/c/en-us/cliftonstrengths?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=us_strengths_branded_cs_ecom&utm_term=strengthsfinder&gclid=CjwKCAjwp9qZBhBkEiwAsYFsb6fKxIwaUO3ehcTcWEQG48gl04Sryooik6qBXyuiAMqBH_wvXBoE7xoCSCoQAvD_BwE Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
07/10/20226 minutes 12 seconds
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The Strength Of Communication

Communication is key no matter your job. Most people could do better on this. Communication is more than standing up and speaking in public. It’s listening and taking your audience captive. You can bring dry, boring content to life if you have this. Becky has some tips on how to use your strength as a communicator. Becky’s strengths are: Achiever Communicator Activator Woo Relator What are yours? Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath https://store.gallup.com/c/en-us/cliftonstrengths?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=us_strengths_branded_cs_ecom&utm_term=strengthsfinder&gclid=CjwKCAjwp9qZBhBkEiwAsYFsb6fKxIwaUO3ehcTcWEQG48gl04Sryooik6qBXyuiAMqBH_wvXBoE7xoCSCoQAvD_BwE Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id8
30/09/20225 minutes 55 seconds
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Four Things That Put You In Charge Of Yourself

Do you feel exhausted after you present? It may be that you’re not putting your health first—and it can make your work suffer. Becky has some tips on cues, routines and rewards that will help you in the long term. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
23/09/20225 minutes 38 seconds
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Fun Ways To Reinforce Stuff - Including Poetry

You can make your content memorable if you reinforce it. Becky says it’s even more memorable if it is fun. She has some suggestions you may have not considered before. Listen and you’ll hear how learning can become poetry. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
16/09/20226 minutes 6 seconds
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Cultivating Kindness In The Classroom

Building trust and a positive connection is crucial to having a good classroom session. Becky has some tips on how to cultivate kindness in your next presentation. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
09/09/20226 minutes 6 seconds
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Back To School - Classroom Management

Expectations and ground rules are important to managing your classroom. Becky has some thoughts on that, and how to recover from a challenging conversation. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
02/09/20226 minutes 52 seconds
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Back To School - Working With Other Teachers

Getting back to school sometimes means working with other teachers. What makes a great collaboration? Becky has four ways you can improve your co-facilitation. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
26/08/20226 minutes 13 seconds
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Back To School Checklist For Teachers And Trainers

When you do back-to-school shopping, you have a list. Likewise, there’s a list for teachers and trainers. But instead of supplies, it’s a list of things to we might do when we’re training. Becky has eight things that should be on your back-to-school list. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
18/08/20226 minutes 48 seconds
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Your Pre-Training Routine

This week we revisit one of our most popular episodes of this year. Becky has learned important lessons from running marathons that apply to teaching classes. It has to do with running a marathon in new shoes. What does that have to do with teaching a class? You’ll have to listen to find out. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
12/08/20226 minutes 43 seconds
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Three Truths About Producing Virtual Events

Sandra Masters is a virtual event producer for the Bob Pike Group. Like the Wizard of Oz, she’s the person behind the curtain making all the magic happen. This week she explains why producers are crucial and the best way to have producers help. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
06/08/20225 minutes 15 seconds
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Six Presentation Timing Do's

Last week, Sara Davis of the Bob Pike Group talked about how to keep your presentation on time by avoiding six things. This week she has the flip side — six things you should do. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
28/07/20225 minutes 19 seconds
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Six Presentation Timing Don’ts

Sara Davis of the Bob Pike Group fills in for Becky this week. You probably never find yourself talking faster and faster to fit in your entire presentation because you have amazing time management. But perhaps a friend could use Sara’s advice on how to keep things moving, entertaining, but also on time. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
21/07/20225 minutes 3 seconds
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Mastering The Me In What’s In It For Me (WIIFM)

Janis Brown of the Bob Pike Groups fills in for Becky this week. Janis says you need to know and understand your audience so they pay attention and understand you.  Engineer curiosity! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
16/07/20226 minutes 19 seconds
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Five Steps To Become More Charismatic

People pay attention to charismatic people. So how do you become one? Becky has five steps for you, starting with your own confidence. You can’t sell what you haven’t bought! Send your thoughts to Becky at: [email protected] Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
08/07/20225 minutes 48 seconds
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Motivation In Learning

People are obviously motivated when their job or money is on the line. But if that’s not the case, motivation becomes a little harder. Becky has several ideas for solutions… including collecting stamps! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
30/06/20226 minutes 31 seconds
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Your Webinar Cast Of Characters

If you do enough webinars, you will eventually run into a difficult virtual learner. Becky has some ideas on how you can deal with challenging behaviors. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
24/06/20226 minutes 15 seconds
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Make Your Sessions ADA-Compliant And Easier To Understand

Is your presentation compliant with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)? Captions, colors and contrast all play a part in making your presentation accessible to all. Becky talks how you can make it part of the design instead of an afterthought. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
17/06/20226 minutes 9 seconds
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Improving Test Questions

Questions can provide zip to your presentation… if you do them the right way. Becky talks about “death by matching” and other unfair questions you’ll want to avoid. You can also take the Bob Pike Group’s three-hour crash course on assessment questions https://store.bobpikegroup.com/creating-effective-assessments-crash-course/?_ga=2.121107848.1036813151.1652295520-19518901.1623951405 Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
09/06/20225 minutes 16 seconds
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When To Write A Book

Becky has written 10 books. How does she figure out when to write a new one? Listen, take notes and you, too, can write a happy ending to your book dreams. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/06/20225 minutes 44 seconds
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Focusing On Facilitating

Facilitating can be very powerful. You can create a very motivating… or demotivating experience depending upon how you do it. Becky walks us through the four main purposes of facilitating and how you can keep things moving. Better Virtual Meetings Crash Course by The Bob Pike Group https://store.bobpikegroup.com/better-virtual-meetings-crash-course/?_ga=2.161311293.1464407801.1647377566-19518901.1623951405&_gac=1.114454517.1646935537.CjwKCAiA4KaRBhBdEiwAZi1zzixJMe33BltZSiISeJcMEjjQZCe5AJYlF8feLyd6FU5xkenddpZAYhoCsBsQAvD_BwE Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 On Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2L5Ej7fMWOijhAwTlJUVUd And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/05/20225 minutes 56 seconds
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10 Ways To Mix It Up With Polls

Everyone likes being asked their opinion. Becky says you can use that to your advantage when doing presentations. She has 10 ways you can use polls—including making numbers fun. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
19/05/20225 minutes 34 seconds
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The Worst Training Mistakes

The Bob Pike Group did a survey to uncover the worst mistakes people make in doing training. Laugh and cry as Becky talks about the things you should not try. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
12/05/20225 minutes 55 seconds
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TED-Ex Yourself

You know what a TED talk is. Now listen and learn to do a TED-Ex. Becky has a selection of styles for you to select.   BIG Ideas https://www.ted.com/speakers/bryan_stevenson https://www.ted.com/speakers/onora_o_neill   Tech Demo https://www.ted.com/speakers/tan_le https://www.ted.com/speakers/markus_fischer   The Performance https://www.ted.com/speakers/usman_riaz https://www.ted.com/speakers/arthur_benjamin   The Artists Statement https://www.ted.com/speakers/kk_raghava https://www.ted.com/speakers/liu_bolin   The Dazzle With Wonder” https://www.ted.com/speakers/marcus_byrne   The Small Idea https://www.ted.com/speakers/mary_roach https://www.ted.com/speakers/charlie_todd   The “Issue” Talk https://www.ted.com/speakers/rodrigo_canales https://www.ted.com/speakers/rose_george Purchase Becky's new book here: http://stor
05/05/20225 minutes 32 seconds
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Some of Becky’s favorite things that you should have

Tools, images, props, and consulting tips to make your life a little easier. Not only a podcast, but links! A few of my favorite things • www.umu.com This is a dynamic tool for microlearning as well as some tools for live online teaching. (Three-month subscription) • www.c3softworks.com a gamification tool that students and adults alike love. (Three-Month Cloud-Based Subscription) • www.simpleshow.com allows you to create vignettes quickly and turns content into “drawings” a bit like doodle. (Three-Month Cloud-Based Subscription) • https://www.soapboxify.com/ Soapbox allows you to generate an entire lesson plan for face-to-face or virtual training. It includes activities (complete with step-by-step instructions)  connected to your learning objectives in less than 10 minutes. (Three-Month Cloud-Based Subscription) Fee and Free Images www.pixabay.com www.canva.com www.bigstockphoto.com www.istockphoto.com www.ve
28/04/20225 minutes 59 seconds
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Killer presentation tactics

Are you ready for Becky’s pop quiz? It has nothing and yet everything to do with doing memorable presentations. She has four tips plus a bonus. Killer Presentation Tactics https://m.umu.com/course/?groupId=133286&sKey=c4bf45cf18e9b5b5dc8b908c929c6d7c Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
22/04/20224 minutes 39 seconds
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Beating Zoom fatigue

Being on camera is intense work! Why make your learners work so hard in a Zoom session? Get rid of the eye glaze. Becky has some tips to avoid the burnout from overusing virtual platforms. Early eye gaze research Argyle, M., & Dean, J. (1965). Eye-contact, distance and affiliation. Sociometry, 28(3), 289–304. https://doi.org/10.2307/2786027 Bailenson, J. N., Blascovich, J., Beall, A. C., & Loomis, J. M. (2001). Equilibrium theory revisited: Mutual gaze and personal space in virtual environments. Presence, 10(6), 583–598. https://doi.org/10.1162/105474601753272844   Takac, M., Collett, J., Blom, K. J., Conduit, R., Rehm, I., & Foe, A. D. (2019). Public speaking anxiety decreases within repeated virtual reality training sessions. PLOS ONE, 14(5). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216288   Non verbal/verbal Croes, E. A. J., Antheunis, M. L., Schouten, A. P., & Krahmer, E. J. (2019). Social attraction in video-mediated comm
14/04/20225 minutes 43 seconds
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Dressing up your training

You’re heading back into the office—what are your styles? Not just your clothes style (although that’s important), but how about your teaching style? Becky dresses you up with a versatile wardrobe of ideas. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
08/04/20225 minutes 32 seconds
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New Age Of Face-To-Face Training

Becky has a Disney themed podcast for you. Come on and take a ride. It’s a whole new world of face-to-face training! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
01/04/20225 minutes 1 second
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Keep It Short: Why One Page Is Better

This week we're revisiting one of Becky's most popular podcasts. Got something to sell? A product? A class? Yourself? Whatever it is, Becky says to be effective you need make your pitch in just one page. She has some tips on what to include and leave out. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
17/03/20225 minutes 57 seconds
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Ken Blanchard’s Four Learning Insights

This week we're revisiting one of Becky's most popular podcasts. Ken Blanchard’s “One Minute Manager” is a legendary book for helping people become better managers. Ken has shared with Becky four important tips to creating learning champions within your own company. Ken Blanchard’s books https://www.amazon.com/Minute-Manager-Kenneth-Blanchard-Ph-D/dp/074350917X Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
11/03/20226 minutes 30 seconds
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Why Try Something New And Different?

If you’ve been doing the same thing in your presentations for the last 30 years, this is the podcast for you. Becky has a list of things you can do differently. Your job is to pick just one and try it out. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts 3 hour crash source: https://store.bobpikegroup.com/virtual-presentation-skills-crash-course/?_ga=2.82864598.1747783150.1645675715-315435485.1645675715 Spring fling: https://www.bobpikegroup.com/spring-fling-certification September conference: https://ctt.bobpikegroup.com/
25/02/20226 minutes 28 seconds
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Bringing Disney Magic To Your Training

You can learn from Disney. We’re not talking about cute characters, merchandising, and theme parks. We’re talking about emotion, attitude, and attention to details. Becky tells us how you can use them all to make your next presentation magic. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
17/02/20226 minutes 8 seconds
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How Becky Met Dennis Rodman

Do you have an “elevator introduction” — five to ten words that say who you are? You never know when you might need them. Becky tells us how she parlayed an eight-word phrase into meeting NBA star Dennis Rodman. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
11/02/20225 minutes 53 seconds
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Do’s And Don’ts For YouTube Training Videos

Do you dream of doing a training video that goes viral? Sorry to shatter your dreams, but that’s not going to happen. What you can do is create videos that get the job done. If you follow Becky’s tips, you’ll get your message across, be clear — and maybe, maybe, have a chance of going viral. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
04/02/20226 minutes 18 seconds
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Tips For Co-facilitating After COVID

Co-facilitating a session is a like a dance. Both partners need to coordinate and pay attention to what the other is doing. Becky has some advice on how you can be the best Batman to your partner’s Robin (or vice versa). Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
28/01/20227 minutes 38 seconds
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Tips For Doing Your Own Podcast

Becky has done hundreds of podcasts. She’s learned a few things while doing them. She invites you to do some R & D with her — ripoff and duplicate! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
14/01/20226 minutes 30 seconds
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Your Pre-Training Routine

Becky has learned important lessons from running marathons that apply to teaching classes. It has to do with running a marathon in new shoes. What does that have to do with teaching a class? You’ll have to listen to find out. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
08/01/20226 minutes 43 seconds
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Best Advice Becky Was Given

Are you being authentic? Do you even know the authentic you? Becky says she was trying to be someone else until she learned she had to be herself. She says you can borrow someone else’s stories, but you need to give them credit. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
30/12/20217 minutes 10 seconds
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Best Advice About Going Back To Face-To-Face Training

Returning to face-to-face training can make people nervous. Becky tackles the elephant in the room and gives you her top tips in a bite-sized podcast. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
24/12/20216 minutes 7 seconds
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Best Advice Part 2- Giving People A Choice

As you return to face-to-face training, it’s important to focus on giving people choices. That way they have control of their learning. As Becky explains (or sings), “it’s a whole new world.” Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/podcasts
24/12/20216 minutes 7 seconds
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How To Work For A Jerk

Inept bosses can be difficult. Becky has four survival tips if you work for a jerk. Training Difficult People book : https://store.bobpikegroup.com/training-difficult-people/ Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
04/12/20215 minutes 25 seconds
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Managing Diversity

Think before you speak! That’s the moral of a very embarrassing personal story Becky shares in this week’s podcast. It’s a lesson you’ll want to apply to your next classroom session. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/11/20217 minutes 16 seconds
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Delegating Tasks

When do you delegate and how do you do it correctly? Becky goes over the do’s and don’ts so everyone can share in the success. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
11/11/20217 minutes 37 seconds
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Having A Client Focus

Are you telling your clients what they need instead of asking them? Becky says you need to listen — including the criticism. You don’t always have to be right, but you do want to be happy. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
06/11/20215 minutes 32 seconds
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Using Creativity In Training

One of the core values at the Bob Pike Group is creativity: Keeping it fresh and new instead of tired and true. Becky talks about how to bring that same commitment to creativity to your own classroom. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
29/10/20216 minutes 12 seconds
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How To Care For Your Employees

Heavier workloads are driving people away from their jobs. As a manager, you can make a difference with managing that workload and showing appreciation. Becky has some thoughts on how to do both. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
22/10/20215 minutes 22 seconds
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Anxious With Change And Ambiguity

What makes you anxious? Can you write it down? Becky helps you visualize the problem and how you might solve it. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
15/10/20215 minutes 11 seconds
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Being Action Oriented

Suffering from procrastination and paralysis because you’re a perfectionist? Becky has experience of overcoming all these and getting the project out the door. Ready, fire, aim! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
07/10/20215 minutes 11 seconds
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Working Together To Co-Facilitate

Becky has a checklist for doing co-facilitation that will have you and your partner singing off the same page and dancing the same direction. Don’t worry, you don’t actually have to sing or dance. We’re dealing with metaphors here Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
01/10/20218 minutes 39 seconds
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Finding The Silver Lining

Becky has a story about stress. How can you take distress and find the silver lining? There’s a way. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
24/09/20217 minutes 32 seconds
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Owning The Ups And Downs

Any presentation is going to have its ups and downs. It’s how things flow. So don’t beat yourself up over the lows. Register for Creative Training Techniques September conference https://ctt.bobpikegroup.com/about Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
10/09/20214 minutes 52 seconds
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Humanity In Your Job

There’s a lot going on in our fractious world. All the more reason to bring humanity, grace and kindness into your presentations. Compassion starts with understanding. Becky has some tips on how to get people to share. Register for Creative Training Techniques September conference https://ctt.bobpikegroup.com/about Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
02/09/20215 minutes 55 seconds
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Quick Questions To Prepare You To Present

Becky has a trick to help you focus your presentation and a checklist that will help you remember all the little details you’ll need while on stage. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/08/20213 minutes 10 seconds
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Quickly Create Your Next Presentation

Becky has a way to help you design any presentation fast. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/08/20215 minutes 57 seconds
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Five Fear Fixers

It’s OK to get nervous when you speak. It’s normal and just shows you care about what you’re going to present. Becky helps you get those butterflies in your stomach to fly in formation! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
06/08/20216 minutes 10 seconds
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Six Powerful Presenting Tips That Will Make You Awesome

Do you have what it takes to give a great presentation? You will if you listen to Becky’s tips. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
30/07/20215 minutes 49 seconds
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Finding Hope In The Hard Things

Becky has a story with a lesson. Remember, the little things you do make a difference. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
16/07/20215 minutes 22 seconds
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Enhancing Learning When We’re Face-To-Face Again

As the world returns to something more normal, we hope to be face-to-face again in the classroom. Since it may have been awhile since you’ve done that, Becky has a list of nine things you should check before you teach in person. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
01/07/20215 minutes 5 seconds
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Training On A Shoestring Budget

Training takes time and money. Sometimes it’s hard to find either. Becky has three tips to find funding and resources to launch that training program. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
25/06/20215 minutes 10 seconds
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What To Do When You’re STRESSED

You may be more stressed out than you think you are. Considering what’s happened in the world, that’s not unexpected. Becky has five things you should or shouldn’t do to help relieve that stress. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
19/06/20218 minutes 41 seconds
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Leading When We’re Not Face-To-Face

When we’re working from home or with fewer people, how do we manage ourselves and become leaders? Becky has eight different areas to focus on that can transform your leadership skills. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
10/06/20216 minutes 3 seconds
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Self Assess Your Style

Your personal style impacts you as a trainer and as a person. Becky walks you through four styles and helps you decide which one is you. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/06/20216 minutes 33 seconds
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Changing Your Time Management Habits

We all want to get more done in less time. Becky says there’s a formula to changing how you manage your time. Your first step is to stop procrastinating and listen to her podcast. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/05/20216 minutes 21 seconds
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Five Coachable Areas

Becky has five areas you can work on as a coach. Surprisingly, one of them is about how coachable you are. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
21/05/20216 minutes 8 seconds
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8 Tips For Engaging People Virtually

Research shows that observers decide in about five seconds whether they want to listen to you. It’s not just what we say, it’s what we do. Becky has eight tips on how to prepare to engage your virtual audience. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
13/05/20216 minutes 30 seconds
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Online Learning Vs Face-To-Face

The pandemic has taught us that online learning is different than face-to-face learning. So which one is better? Can you apply lessons from one to make the other better? Becky teaches us how to embrace and improve! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
05/05/20215 minutes 36 seconds
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Comparing Virtual Platforms

By now, you’ve heard of or likely used Zoom or Microsoft Teams, but many other virtual platforms may be better suited for what you’re trying to do. Becky compares 14 different platforms and rates them on factors such as difficulty to learn, fitting the group size, breakout rooms, chat, file share and more. Pro tip: try the free trial version first! Platforms compared include Adobe Connect, WebEx, Go To Webinar, Zoom, Google Classroom, Google Meet, Blackboard Collaborate ULTRA, Demio, Webinr Jam, Webinar Ninja, Click Meeting, Any Meeting, Get Response, and of course, Microsoft Teams. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
30/04/20217 minutes 34 seconds
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Checklists For Producers

When you’re counting down to the start of your next webinar, your producer should have a pre-launch checklist to make sure all goes well. Becky talks about the tech, the questions, and the techniques that a good producer should command. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
22/04/20215 minutes 36 seconds
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Presenter Vs Producer

What’s the difference between a presenter and a producer? Presenters are the center of attention in a webinar. But producers are the ones who make the star shine. They connect, communicate and focus on all the technical stuff so the presenter can focus on the material. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
16/04/20215 minutes 36 seconds
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Your Producer Is Your Pit Crew

Where are Indy 500 races won and lost? Any race car driver will tell you it’s in the pits, where skilled mechanics and crews make all the difference. Webinar producers are like your pit crew. They can make the difference between a checkered flag and running out of gas before you get to the finish line. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
16/04/20215 minutes 13 seconds
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Zapping The Gaps

Before you can zap the gaps, you need to figure out where the gaps are. Why are people performing at a lower level? Once you know why, you — the performance consultant — can help them be at the top of their game. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
02/04/20217 minutes 29 seconds
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What Is Performance Consulting?

What if you got a bonus for getting things done on time? Becky says performance consulting is a little like that—but instead of you getting things done, you’re helping others get things done. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
24/03/20215 minutes 5 seconds
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Preventing Zoom Fatigue

Life these days can be one big long online meeting. So how do you make sure your learners don’t tire of having the cameras on? Becky has some tips as well as a free webinar that may help. Free webinars https://www.bobpikegroup.com/webinars Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
18/03/20214 minutes 59 seconds
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Getting To Know Your Audience — Virtually

If you don’t know what your audience wants, what you present won’t resonate. Presenting virtually adds another layer of difficulty. Becky has eight techniques you can use to get to know your audience, even though you can’t be in the same room. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
12/03/20215 minutes
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Wait For It… The Art Of Pausing

Pauses can be powerful…or pregnant. There are good reasons to pause during your presentation, including giving people time to laugh. But when you’re virtual, is it still important to pause? (Of course it is!) Link: Bob Pike Group free webinars: https://www.bobpikegroup.com/webinars Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
05/03/20214 minutes 59 seconds
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Better Transitions For Your Presentation

Transitions can make your presentation more powerful. They can make your audience more curious and engaged. Becky has some tips on how to do better transitions, including your content, preparation and managing your body language. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
26/02/20215 minutes 25 seconds
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Five Ways To Organize Your Presentation

People like order. Structure helps people remember. Becky outlines five structures you can use to make your presentation clear and memorable. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
19/02/20215 minutes 30 seconds
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Powerful Hooks And Anchors

Master presenters know that powerful hooks and anchors make a big difference. Your most important real estate is what your learners hear first and last. Becky has some techniques that will help you be a master presenter — even on your bad days. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
11/02/20214 minutes 46 seconds
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Presentations That Jump Off The Page

When designing your next session, it’s important to consider your strategy. Becky says you want to be so prepared that it feels impromptu. Don’t try to cram in content. Consider value, engagement and energy. Get your content down to a few impactful words. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
06/02/20215 minutes
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Getting Better At Virtual Presentations

Even though 2020 is behind us, you’re likely to be doing virtual presentations for some time. So why not get better at it? In this podcast, Becky helps you do self-diagnosis on your virtual presentation skills including this challenge: can your presentation be memorable 10 to 20 years from now? Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
29/01/20216 minutes 36 seconds
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Is Your Webcam Helping Or Hurting You?

Since everything is online these days, your image depends very much on how you look on your webcam. Lighting, sound, motion…your presentation is like a TV production and you’re the director. Becky has some tips on how to make it look good and work well. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
22/01/20215 minutes 57 seconds
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Let’s Play Some Games

People like to be part of games. Becky says it helps them learn. She has some great games and puzzles you can use to help learning retention. Oh.. and it’s also fun. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
16/01/20215 minutes 29 seconds
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Motivating Your Trainees

How do you engage your learners? Becky says dull material does not need to be dull. Only presentations are dull. Your challenge is to be specific and bring your presentation to life with stories. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
08/01/20214 minutes 7 seconds
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Four Principles of One-On-One Learning

Teaching to a small audience is different than working with a big group. Becky says there are four things you should keep in mind when working one-on-one with learners. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
01/01/20215 minutes 38 seconds
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Let’s Get Visual

You may have heard the myth that people are only auditory or tactile learners. Don’t believe it. Mentally visualizing content really helps with teaching. Bad visuals can hurt you! Becky helps you figure out what visuals to use, where to find them and how to make them reusable. Links: Presentation Zen book https://www.amazon.com/Presentation-Zen-Simple-Design-Delivery-dp-0135800919/dp/0135800919/ Pixabay.com Bigstockphoto.com Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
25/12/20205 minutes 45 seconds
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All Evaluations Are Not Created Equal

90% of organizations use end-of-session evaluations. But higher ratings don’t always mean more learning. Becky explains why some sessions get high ratings even when most of the presentation was dull and boring — and what’s the most effective way to really measure learning. The Kirkpatrick Four Levels of Training Evaluation https://www.bobpikegroup.com/trainer-blog/measuring-training-performance Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
19/12/20206 minutes 1 second
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One-On-One Work Pair Shares

People are more comfortable and are more effective learners when they’re with friends. Becky says you can help people become friends during your session with one-on-one work pair shares. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
11/12/20204 minutes 13 seconds
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Reflect And Soak Up The Knowledge

Virtual learning is fast. So much information goes zipping by that your learners may miss things. Becky says stopping every 20 minutes can be the key to letting people use what you’ve presented before they lose it. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/12/20204 minutes 27 seconds
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Setting Up Learners For Success

What’s in it for me? Most people don’t read the description of a course. Becky encourages you to start your session by helping them find the value by giving them a roadmap. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
26/11/20204 minutes 44 seconds
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Creating A Sense Of Belonging In The Classroom

When you give people control, they are most open to learning. When you give them a sense of belonging, they feel safer, which reduces tension and increases learning retention. Becky has some ideas on how to do that. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
26/11/20205 minutes 26 seconds
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One Minute To Win It Online

You have one minute to engage me… go! How are you going to do it? It’s a situation we’re faced with every time you have to present online. Becky says this is an easy puzzle to solve. In fact, solving it involves puzzles, doodling and other fun activities. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
05/11/20204 minutes 27 seconds
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Are You Presenting Facts Or Myths?

We're revisiting some of Becky's most popular podcasts. Some things sound so right, they must be true…but they’re not. Have you fallen victim to using facts and figures that are completely made up with no evidence behind them? Becky debunks some of the more common training myths and exaggerations. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
30/10/20207 minutes 49 seconds
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Avoiding PowerPoint Puke

This week we're revisiting one of Becky's most popular podcasts. Friends don't let friends create PowerPoint puke — it can ruin any presentation. How do you avoid making your PowerPoint presentation a poster child for "don't"? Becky comes to your rescue in the first of two podcasts about perfecting your PowerPoint presentations. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
23/10/20204 minutes 9 seconds
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Client Meetings — What To Do Before, During And After

A successful client meeting requires you to take action before, during and after the meeting. Becky offers some lessons she learned (sometimes the hard way) that will make your meeting a success. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
16/10/20206 minutes 10 seconds
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Writing For Speakers

You’re a speaker, but you’re also a writer…or at least you should be. Becky has nine tips for building your blog. If you’d like to see her blog, visit https://www.bobpikegroup.com/trainer-blog Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
09/10/20205 seconds
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Rock, Paper, Scissors—The Art And Science Of Humor

Humor can help you in so many ways when presenting. It engages your audience, makes things more memorable and it’s fun getting laughs. But as any standup comic will tell you, it’s real easy to bomb or worse yet — alienate your audience. So how do you walk that fine line? Becky says the game of rock, paper, scissors can be your guide. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/10/20204 minutes 34 seconds
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5 Ways To Stay Sane While Leading

Is work creeping into your home life? Becky shares some boundaries, perspective and other advice that will keep you sane during your work day. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
25/09/20205 minutes 35 seconds
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5 Roles Of A Trainer

A trainer does more than just train. Becky talks about the five “faces” of a trainer. And because it’s Becky, she gives us a sixth one as well. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
19/09/20204 minutes 45 seconds
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3 Habits For Better Presenting During COVID19

For most of us, working from home is relatively new — which can be stressful. Becky has some new habits for less stress, better health and better presenting. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
11/09/20205 minutes 51 seconds
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Silence Is Golden When You’re Speaking

How do you reduce the unwanted noise in your head and the unwanted noises coming out of your mouth? Becky says the says they both have a root cause you can address — tension. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
04/09/20205 minutes 15 seconds
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Ken Blanchard’s Four Learning Insights

We're revisiting some of Becky's most listened to podcasts. Ken Blanchard’s “One Minute Manager” is a legendary book for helping people become better managers. Ken has shared with Becky four important tips to creating learning champions within your own company. Ken Blanchard’s books https://www.amazon.com/Minute-Manager-Kenneth-Blanchard-Ph-D/dp/074350917X Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
28/08/20206 minutes 30 seconds
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Should You Sit On Your Hands During A Video Conference?

We're revisiting some of Becky's most listened to podcasts Becky learned sign language when she was growing up. You don’t need sign language when you’re in a video conference, but you need to be aware of your gestures. Becky tells us how to avoid your having your hands speak louder than you do! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
22/08/20204 minutes 40 seconds
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Neuroscience vs. Cognitive Psychology

We're revisiting some of Becky's most listened to podcasts Neuroscience is about how brains are wired. Psychology is about behavior. Which one will help you teach? Becky looks at how to take advantage of both of these schools of thought. Trends in Neuroscience https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tine.2019.100114 Neuroscience vs. Cognitive Psychology https://www.edutopia.org/article/bringing-science-learning-classrooms https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600496.001.0001/acprof-9780199600496-chapter-001 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jcpp.12973 Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
14/08/20204 minutes 30 seconds
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How To Test Fairly And Accurately

We're revisiting some of Becky's most listened to podcasts At the end of your session how do you know if learning has really occurred? Was your presentation effective? Becky says you need measurable objectives when teaching and fair and accurate tests to measure those objectives. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
08/08/20205 minutes 52 seconds
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Clear Out The Clutter With OHIO

We're revisiting some of Becky's most listened to podcasts Is stuff piling up on you? Too many things to read, too many things to do, too many emails in your inbox? You’re not alone. Becky talks about how she uses OHIO (Only Handle It Once) and other techniques to get rid of the clutter in her life. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
31/07/20207 minutes 23 seconds
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Keep It Short: Why One Page Is Better

We're revisiting some of Becky's most listened to podcasts. Got something to sell? A product? A class? Yourself? Whatever it is, Becky says to be effective you need make your pitch in just one page. She has some tips on what to include and leave out. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
24/07/20205 minutes 57 seconds
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Flipping The Script On Learning

Want to make your training sessions more “aha” and less info dump? Consider flipped learning. Becky walks us through how flipped learning works, when to use it and best practices. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
16/07/20205 minutes 26 seconds
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Secrets Of A Powerful Presentation

We're revisiting some of Becky's most listened to podcasts. What turns a good presentation into a great one? Planning, preparation and polish! Becky has a five-step plan to make your next presentation memorable. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
09/07/20205 minutes 3 seconds
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How To Recall Everyone’s Name (Even Though You Just Met Them)

We're revisiting some of Becky's most listened to podcasts. Can you rattle off the names of everyone you had in your last class like you’ve known them for your entire life? Probably not. Becky will be the first to admit she doesn’t have the talent for remembering names like her dad Bob Pike can. But she says there are ways to make up for not having that natural talent. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/07/20204 minutes 54 seconds
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8 Steps To Amazing Storytelling

We're revisiting some of Becky's most listened to podcasts. For Christmas weekend we present one of our most popular podccasts of the year! Stories are one of the most memorable ways to communicate and teach. But not all stories are created equal. Becky has eight tips to make your story more memorable. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
26/06/20204 minutes 14 seconds
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When Do You Need An Online Training Platform?

Nearly everyone has done a video meeting lately. But a video meeting isn’t the same as a learning session. Becky says if you want to be an effective teacher, you’re going to need an effective training platform and some rules. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
19/06/20204 minutes 57 seconds
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Should You Sit On Your Hands During A Video Conference?

Becky learned sign language when she was growing up. You don’t need sign language when you’re in a video conference, but you need to be aware of your gestures. Becky tells us how to avoid your having your hands speak louder than you do! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
12/06/20204 minutes 40 seconds
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How Not To Look Like A Mess In A Video Conference

Grooming matters when you’re on camera. Becky has some simple things you can do to look your best. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
06/06/20204 minutes 13 seconds
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Keep Your Shirt On — How To Dress For A Successful Video Conference

Clothing matters…at least the part that people can see when you’re doing an online video conference. So what are the do’s and don’ts? Becky has the answers for men and women. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
30/05/20204 minutes 59 seconds
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Your Eyes Say A Lot: But What Are They Saying?

Eyes are the window to the soul. They can express a lot. So how do you make that work in your favor when you’re live on camera online? Should you wear glasses? And where should you look? Becky has the answers. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
23/05/20204 minutes 8 seconds
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I’m Sick, But I Still Need To Be Live Online

It’s allergy season. But sneeze right now and people think you’re a pandemic victim. What’s a teacher to do? Becky has you covered with five ideas from the obvious to the ingenious. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
15/05/20204 minutes 19 seconds
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How Not To Look Bad In a Video Conference

A video conference is like a TV show where you’re the star. And just like TV, you need to be very aware of how you look so it enhances and doesn’t distract from your performance. Becky talks about three things you can control about how you look. And guys, we’re talking about make-up for you, too. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
09/05/20204 minutes 59 seconds
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7 Ways To Be A Better Video Conferencer

Virtual meetings aren’t like face-to-face meetings. They can be harder — particularly if you’re the presenter. Becky’s checklist can help save you from looking bad and bombing online. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
01/05/20205 minutes 53 seconds
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Overcoming Virtual Mistakes

You’re probably used to doing your teaching face-to-face. Now there’s no audience in the room. How do you teach when there’s no encouragement or feedback from the audience? Becky has faced this situation more than 5,000 times doing webinars. She outlines four common mistakes people make when doing webinars and how you can avoid them. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
24/04/20205 minutes 53 seconds
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7 Presentation Tips For Using Any Live Video App

Social distancing may be forcing you to move your teaching online, but Becky has been doing webinars for more than 15 years. She has seven tips that can make your presentation easier, smoother and more useful. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
17/04/20206 minutes 57 seconds
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Five Ways To Grow Your Talent Success

Do you know the jargon of your business? Becky says while it’s important that you understand the jargon, there’s more to it than that if you want to be successful. She has five things you can do to be a better partner and grow your talent success exponentially. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
10/04/20206 minutes 33 seconds
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Building Business Savvy

When Becky was 25, she thought she knew everything. Then she went to work for Target and found out she didn’t know as much as she thought. She needed business savvy. How can you be a little more savvy in your business role? Becky shares three important things she learned. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/04/20204 minutes 16 seconds
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The Four Learning Principles

The Bob Pike Group has four learning principles it uses to teach adults that are based on neuropsychology. Becky covers all four principles — including a simple way of getting people’s attention. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/03/20205 minutes 30 seconds
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Home, Work And You - Making It Live Together

You’ve got three lives going on. There’s you as a person, you with your family and you at work. Becky says if you neglect one of your lives, the other two suffer. She has some tips on how to make them all work together. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/03/20206 minutes 17 seconds
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Making Your Case For Talent Development

When you’re selling training, your customer is at the C level. How do you get them to buy in? Becky says you need to know your audience, know your industry — and most important, know your ROI. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
13/03/20206 minutes 30 seconds
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Making Learning Accessible And Inclusive

New people get training. Everyone else? Not always. How do you make your training program inclusive for everyone? Becky has four ideas you can use. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
07/03/20205 minutes 37 seconds
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Ken Blanchard’s Four Learning Insights

Ken Blanchard’s “One Minute Manager” is a legendary book for helping people become better managers. Ken has shared with Becky four important tips to creating learning champions within your own company. Ken Blanchard’s books https://www.amazon.com/Minute-Manager-Kenneth-Blanchard-Ph-D/dp/074350917X Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
29/02/20206 minutes 30 seconds
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Developing Your Learning Culture

New management. New team. When that happens, how do you bring about the change and develop your talent? That’s the challenge Becky faced when she bought the Bob Pike group. She shares four things she learned (sometimes the hard way) that you can apply to your situation. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
22/02/20205 minutes 51 seconds
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Using Video To Train: 5 New Tips

People love to learn through video and movies. Becky has five quick tips that will help you be successful when using videos in your next presentation. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
15/02/20204 minutes 28 seconds
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If You Have To Lecture, Follow These Tips

No one likes to sit through a lecture. But what if that’s the only way to deliver your lesson? Becky has five tips that will help you out. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
08/02/20204 minutes 26 seconds
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Four Principles Of Adult Learning

Adults learn differently than kids. Becky outlines four principles you need to keep in mind when designing your class. Structure is important… and for that reason, there will be a quiz at the end of this podcast. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
30/01/20205 minutes 9 seconds
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Secrets To Dealing With Difficult Participants

Hecklers? Cell phone addicts? Becky has seen it all when it comes to difficult participants. She shares some of her secrets on how to get the upper hand and keep your class on course. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
24/01/20205 minutes 18 seconds
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Hey Speaker, Quit Being Nervous!

We all get nervous about speaking. But how do you gain the confidence you need to overcome that nervousness? Becky has some tools and tips to minimize the sweaty palms, shakes and filler words. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
17/01/20205 minutes 31 seconds
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Teaching Knowledge, Skills And Attitudes

Are you teaching a knowledge, skill or an attitude? Becky says the answer determines how you will present. Good news: there are ways to teach all three at the same time. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
10/01/20204 minutes 13 seconds
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11 Alternatives To Lectures

Lectures are really dull. Don’t be dull. Becky has 11 ideas you can use instead of lecturing — including magic tricks! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
02/01/20204 minutes 23 seconds
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Six Testing Question Tips

How do you know if the test questions you write are written well? Becky has six quick tips to help you, including one thing you should absolutely avoid. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
25/12/20195 minutes 52 seconds
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How To Test Fairly And Accurately

At the end of your session how do you know if learning has really occurred? Was your presentation effective? Becky says you need measurable objectives when teaching and fair and accurate tests to measure those objectives. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
19/12/20195 minutes 52 seconds
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Linking Exercises To Objectives

What kind of exercises will facilitate the learning you want to achieve in your classroom? Becky runs through some examples that might help you. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
14/12/20195 minutes 52 seconds
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Discover And Learn

What can toddlers teach you about learning? They learn through discovery. Adults can learn that way too, and it’s more memorable. Becky has some ideas on how you can work discovery into your sessions. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
06/12/20195 minutes 43 seconds
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Action Plans For Tough Issues

As a leader, you know when there are tough issues that need to be worked through. But how do you address the conflict? Becky has an exercise that will help you develop an action plan that gets people on the same page. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
29/11/20195 minutes 14 seconds
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Let’s Get This Party Started!

What do training sessions and parties have in common? Icebreakers! You need them to get people comfortable. Becky has some great icebreakers that will make it easier for all to be ready to learn. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
22/11/20196 minutes 5 seconds
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Build Your Credibility With Consulting

People demand credibility from their leaders. Becky says honesty, competency and being inspiring are the ingredients for building credibility. So how does consulting fit in? Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
15/11/20195 minutes 44 seconds
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Upgrade Your PowerPoint Game - 4 Sure Fire Tips

Are your PowerPoint presentations stuck in the ‘90s? Do your slides have more words than white space? Becky has four tips that will add electricity and impact to your presentation. Links Morgue File (free images) https://morguefile.com/ Pixabay (free images) https://pixabay.com/ Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
09/11/20194 minutes 32 seconds
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Overcoming Resistance

You may be right, but people won’t listen to you. How do you break through the resistance when people are listening to their hearts and not their heads? Becky says you need to tread carefully and you can still win them over. Links: Training Difficult People - http://store.bobpikegroup.com/training-difficult-people/ Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
01/11/20196 minutes 4 seconds
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Transformation Through Presentation

You know change is hard. Convincing others to change is even harder. How do you do it? First step is to listen to Becky’s podcast where she has some great tips on how to persuade an audience to change. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
24/10/20195 minutes 6 seconds
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A Blended Definition Of Blended Learning

You’ve probably heard the term blended learning. So what is it really? Is it old-fashioned face-to-face, on the job or online? Turns out it’s that and at least four other things. In this week’s podcast, Becky shows us how to come up with a plan to incorporate it all. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/09/20196 minutes 43 seconds
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Neuroscience vs. Cognitive Psychology

Neuroscience is about how brains are wired. Psychology is about behavior. Which one will help you teach? Becky looks at how to take advantage of both of these schools of thought. Trends in Neuroscience https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tine.2019.100114 Neuroscience vs. Cognitive Psychology https://www.edutopia.org/article/bringing-science-learning-classrooms https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600496.001.0001/acprof-9780199600496-chapter-001 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jcpp.12973 Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
20/09/20194 minutes 30 seconds
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Do Your Learners Need You Present To Learn?

When so much of instruction can be done through devices or online, does it really matter if you’re in the classroom? Becky tells us what scientific studies have found. Transfer of Expertise is eroding https://speach.me/resources/ Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
13/09/20193 minutes 17 seconds
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Everything Old Is Digital New Again

Over your career, you’ve probably created a ton of content. Even though it may be a decade or more old, there are portions that are tried and true that don’t really change over time. In this week’s podcast, Becky will help you identify those best nuggets that apply to today that can be turned into new digital content such as videos, webinars and podcasts. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/09/20194 minutes 34 seconds
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Three Secrets To Writing A Book

Becky has written nine books. In this week’s podcast she tells you three writing secrets she wished she knew sooner. The first two are important decisions you need to make before you start writing. The third secret is simple. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
30/08/20194 minutes 26 seconds
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Your Expertise Is Walking Out The Door

If your company is like most companies, a growing number of people are nearing retirement age. Locked inside their brains are gobs of experience and most of their knowledge is not documented anywhere. Do you find that a little bit scary? Good! Becky is ready to help you with a solution. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
23/08/20193 minutes 25 seconds
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12 Tips For One-On-One Training

Got one person you need to train in? Becky says you can use some of the same techniques you use in a full classroom. But there are some differences… including one that Becky admits is a “well duh!” Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
16/08/20195 minutes 44 seconds
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Demystifying Presenting, Training and Facilitating

Is what you do presenting, training or facilitating? In this podcast, Becky covers the main differences between the three and how you can employ them depending upon the situation. Bonus: she tells you how you can be Switzerland! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
10/08/20195 minutes 46 seconds
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Quick Start: Project Management For Trainers

As a trainer, you’ll probably have to manage projects even though you’re not certified to so do. Becky says you can do it with the help of five steps and four questions. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/08/20196 minutes 17 seconds
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Your Great Presentation: Butterflies Flying In Formation

Can you remember a presentation that knocked your socks off? I bet it had power and purpose. Becky tells you all about the importance of PIE - persuade, inform and entertain, and helps you manage those nervous butterflies to power your own great presentation. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/07/20195 minutes 42 seconds
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What’s Up With Formative And Summative Assessments?

When do you use a formative assessment and when do you use a summative assessment? Becky has three key questions you need to ask to decide which one to use. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
19/07/20196 minutes 4 seconds
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Language Isn’t Your Only International Teaching Barrier

Truth? Common Sense? Silence? They all mean different things in different cultures, which can make teaching internationally a challenge. Becky has some thoughts on how you can break through those barriers. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
12/07/20196 minutes 12 seconds
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It’s Time To Get Our Game On!

Game-based learning gets results. So, how do you convince your boss to make gamification part of your offerings? Get your your pen, because Becky has four key things you’ll want to tell your boss. Link : Bob Pike gamification course http://store.bobpikegroup.com/gamification Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
05/07/20195 minutes 25 seconds
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Getting Video-Based Training Right

Video is becoming more and more popular for training. It’s also incredibly effective. Becky says to make a good video, you need to put your learners’ needs first. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
29/06/20194 minutes 15 seconds
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Bulletproofing Your Next Virtual Training Session - 5 Tips

Virtual training follows a lot of the same best practices as in-person training, but there are some extra things you need to do make absolutely sure your session is a smashing success. Becky has five tips, including one that involves a candle and a bottle of water. Webinars with WOW factor http://store.bobpikegroup.com/webinars-with-wow-factor-tips-tricks-and-interactive-activities-for-webinars/ Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
28/06/20197 minutes 38 seconds
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Will Your Next Generation Of Leaders Be Ready?

Leadership is a competitive advantage. Will your company maintain its competitive advantage as your current generation of leaders retires? Becky has some thoughts on how to develop the next generation. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
14/06/20195 minutes 40 seconds
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Evaluating Evaluations: The Challenges Of Choices

How many choices should you give people in an evaluation? Do you want a scale with a midpoint? Becky says it all depends on what you want to measure. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
07/06/20195 minutes 54 seconds
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Ingredients For A High Performing Team

Want to be on a better-than-average team? Becky says you need the right ingredients — trust, effort, flexibility, and gratitude being some of them. But what about leadership? Spoiler alert: leadership matters. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
31/05/20195 minutes 54 seconds
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Keep It Short: Why One Page Is Better

Got something to sell? A product? A class? Yourself? Whatever it is, Becky says to be effective you need make your pitch in just one page. She has some tips on what to include and leave out. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
31/05/20195 minutes 57 seconds
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Is Blogging Still A Thing?

Whatever happened to blogs? Before Facebook, blogging was one of the best ways to build your reputation and get your expertise out to the world. In this age of social media is it still worthwhile to spend your time blogging? Yes, says Becky… but you need to do it the right way. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
17/05/20195 minutes 57 seconds
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Stay Home And Be Successful

More and more people are ditching the commute and working from home. The good news: working from home can make you more efficient, lower your stress and boost your morale. However, there are potential pitfalls to telecommuting. Becky has some tips on how to avoid them and thrive at home. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
10/05/20197 minutes 1 second
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Want To Be A Humorous Speaker? 5 Dos And Don’ts

“Dying is easy. Comedy is hard” is the old show business adage. Trying to be a humorous speaker can be like a high flying tightrope act — spectacular when it works, deadly if it doesn’t. So before you put your reputation on the line for a laugh at your next presentation, listen to Becky’s list of dos and don’ts… including how to recover if your humor bombs. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/05/20196 minutes 32 seconds
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Secrets To Connecting With Any Audience

When you personally connect with an audience, you’re going to be more successful. But how do you make that happen… even when you can’t see them? Becky says part of the answer is to be yourself. For the rest of the answers, you’ll need to listen to the podcast. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
26/04/20194 minutes 57 seconds
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Are You Presenting Facts Or Myths?

Some things sound so right, they must be true…but they’re not. Have you fallen victim to using facts and figures that are completely made up with no evidence behind them? Becky debunks some of the more common training myths and exaggerations. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
12/04/20197 minutes 49 seconds
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You Need A Vacation

Are you one of the millions of Americans who don’t use all of their vacation days? Then you need someone to convince you to take some time off. Good news! Becky is ready to convince you with some facts and strategies that will make it easier for you to avoid burnout. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
05/04/20197 minutes 11 seconds
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Four Ingredients For A Great Presentation

Over her years of presenting, Becky has seen what works and what doesn’t. She shares four things you should consider making a priority and how to control things that seem to be out of your control. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
29/03/20196 minutes 40 seconds
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How Not To Be A One-Hit Wonder

We want people to call us back and get repeat business. How do you do that? Becky has some ways to make sure you don’t turn into a one-hit wonder. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
22/03/20197 minutes 8 seconds
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Managing Social Media Overload

If you want to be a voice in your industry, you need to be present on all the social media platforms your audience uses. So how do you manage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and who knows what else without overwhelming your day? Becky says you have a better chance of being successful with some outside help that you can either pay for or get for free. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
15/03/20195 minutes 17 seconds
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Mastering The Art Of Being Live

How do you capture and keep people’s attention? Your audience might be right in front of you or it might be scattered across the world watching you on the internet. Becky says the key is to be participant centered. She explains how to do that, along with some easy-to-use tips that will help you master the art of being live. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
09/03/20194 minutes 47 seconds
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Clear Out The Clutter With OHIO

Is stuff piling up on you? Too many things to read, too many things to do, too many emails in your inbox? You’re not alone. Becky talks about how she uses OHIO (Only Handle It Once) and other techniques to get rid of the clutter in her life. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
08/03/20197 minutes 23 seconds
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Turning A No Into A Yes For Later

They said no. “It’s not the right fit,” “it’s not the right time,” or they had some other reason not to tell you yes. How do you turn that no into a yes the next time you ask? Becky has five tips on how you can overcome rejection, figure out what to adjust and set yourself up for future success. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
22/02/20197 minutes 23 seconds
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Maybe You Need A Sabbatical

Not sure where you’re going? Got too much stress in your life? Perhaps it’s time to take a sabbatical. Becky tells us her personal story about how she took time off and how it made her more successful. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
15/02/20196 minutes 20 seconds
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Is Coworking For You?

Coworking spaces offer a lot of benefits — networking, support, and increases in productivity. But working in the same room with other people also has some downsides that you may not have considered. Becky has some great tips on how to get the benefits of coworking while avoiding the pitfalls. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
08/02/20195 minutes 8 seconds
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Flipping The Script On Learning

Want to make your training sessions more “aha” and less info dump? Consider flipped learning. Becky walks us through how flipped learning works, when to use it and best practices. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
08/02/20195 minutes 26 seconds
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Four Big Ways Tech Is Changing Training

Technology is changing faster than we can keep up with it. It’s also rapidly changing the training industry. Becky looks at four major impacts technology is having how we learn. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
26/01/20196 minutes 18 seconds
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A Good Example Of Microlearning About Microlearning

What exactly is microlearning and when should you use it? Becky walks the microlearning talk with this short and to-the-point podcast that covers what you need to know. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
18/01/20194 minutes 56 seconds
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How To Choose A Good Convention

Conventions and conferences can be a good investment in your career. But they can also be time wasters if you don’t choose wisely. Becky has some tips on how you can know if it’s a good conference BEFORE you attend. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
11/01/20196 minutes 5 seconds
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Four Tips On How To Be Memorable (In A Good Way)

It’s easy to be memorable for the wrong reasons. Being memorable for the right reasons takes some planning and forethought. Becky has four tips that will have your learners and potential clients sitting up and taking notice for the right reasons. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
04/01/20194 minutes 2 seconds
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Gifts That Make You Memorable

The gift giving season is wrapping up. It’s a major opportunity to make a memorable impression with your clients — unless you do it wrong or just don’t do it. Fear not, Becky has some suggestions that can help you even if you procrastinated away the holiday season. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
28/12/20184 minutes 2 seconds
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How To Keep Up With Changes In Training

New apps and new training tools are being created every day.  So how do you keep up with it all? Becky has some tips on how you can stay on the cutting edge. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
17/11/20186 minutes 40 seconds
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6 Secrets To Creating "Wow" Learning Videos

Authenticity, incentives, surprises they¹re all part of the techniques Becky recommends you use to create compelling learning videos.  Listen for her six tips. Link to Osmo Gimbal- https://www.dji.com/products/osmo Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
09/11/20187 minutes 49 seconds
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3 Practices To Build A Great Training Team

Everyone wants to be on a winning team, but how do you build one?  Becky has three practices you should use to make a huge difference. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
02/11/20186 minutes 20 seconds
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Amazing Future Of Micro Learning

Micro learning is on-demand training done in between formal training sessions. It¹s estimated that more than half of companies will soon be using it. Becky has tips on how you can design and deploy micro learning to transform your company. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
26/10/20186 minutes 1 second
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How To Retain Employees? Make Them More Employable

Offering employees opportunities to advance within your organization is one way of retaining them. But what do you do when upward mobility just isn¹t an option for most of your people? Becky says if they can¹t go up, they can move laterally - which prevents boredom and makes them more employable. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
19/10/20186 minutes 22 seconds
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Setting Up New Employees For Success

Becky has tips on how to do a kick-butt awesome on-boarding program for new employees. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
13/10/20185 minutes 32 seconds
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Dos And Don’ts Of Professional Development

Becky is often asked how she became successful. Today she shares her top four tips on what you should or should not do for your own professional development. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
05/10/20184 minutes 16 seconds
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Is Consulting For You?

Being a consultant is one way to work your way up the ladder to success. But are you cut out to do it? Becky steps through the challenges you’re likely to face and has suggestions on how to meet them. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
28/09/20186 minutes 14 seconds
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It Takes A Buffet To Really Keep Growing

Not everyone learns the same way. Becky says you need to have a buffet of options to help your learners. She has some tips on how to serve up those tools. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
22/09/20184 minutes 7 seconds
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How Much Do I Charge For Training?

What does training have to do with a pair of flip-flops? In today’s podcast, Becky tackles the issue of value propositions. How do you get people to pay more when your training is worth more? Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
14/09/20184 minutes 11 seconds
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How To Use Storytelling Effectively In Training

Why are stories such effective tools for teaching? Becky has a story about that. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
07/09/20184 minutes 51 seconds
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Put Learners In The Drivers Seat - Anywhere, Anytime, Any Topic

Social media is often a disrupter of training. Facebook and Twitter on smartphones can distract from classroom learning. Despite that, Becky says those smartphones with social media are the future of training. Bersin and Deloitte website: https://www.bersin.com/ Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
31/08/20185 minutes 53 seconds
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Four Best Practices For Training And Development

Becky has 20+ years of experience in the training industry. She has four sure-fire ways to make your training and development programs successful. You may be using some of them already! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
24/08/20185 minutes 55 seconds
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Success Tip: Treat Your Learners As Clients

You’re likely to go back to a store that values your business. Becky says you can apply this principle to your classes by valuing your learners’ choices. They’ll be more confident and learn faster! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
17/08/20186 minutes 45 seconds
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How Do We Make It OK To Fail (And Ultimately Succeed)?

No one likes to make mistakes, but we learn faster when we do. But the fear of making mistakes can make it harder to learn. Becky says if you make it OK to fail, you set people up for success. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
10/08/20185 minutes 7 seconds
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How Our Brains Work For Learning

Your brain is an incredible learning machine, but only if you teach it correctly. Becky explains the neuroscience behind learning and the simple ways you can apply it to your next class. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/08/20186 minutes 2 seconds
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How To Make Training Stick

How do you know what you teach is going to “stick” and be used on the job? If you don’t use it, you lose it! Becky advocates for banning lectures — instead using techniques based on brain science that are much more successful for effective training. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/07/20185 minutes 34 seconds
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The Future Of Training Is History (And Creepy)

By 2030, 95% of all companies will be using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict what people need to learn. How will AI be able to do that? Becky says the reason is a little creepy — AI is paying attention to your search history.
27/07/20185 minutes 24 seconds
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Turning Managers Into Coaches

A good manager needs to wear many hats. One of those hats is “coach.” Becky has some thoughts on how managers can become coaches to motivate employees to do more and take that next step to grow with your company. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/07/20186 minutes 13 seconds
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Excuses You Love (To Overcome)

You can't use a game to learn when you're dealing with CEOs, right? Wrong! CEOs are kids, too! Becky tells us how to overcome the favorite excuses people use to avoid participant-centered learning.
06/07/20184 minutes 4 seconds
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How To Make Participant Centered Learning Happen In Your Classroom

Students are more motivated to learn when they're having fun. Here's how you can get every person in the room involved and engaged. Fun can force critical thinking to happen.
30/06/20183 minutes 50 seconds
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Nine Easy Steps to Active Learning

There's a time and a place for active learning. Becky has the nine easy steps to make it happen today in your classroom. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
23/06/20183 minutes 56 seconds
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Designing Your PowerPoint To Be Interactive

Becky has four easy-to-execute ideas that you can use to make your PowerPoint presentations more interactive. She mentions a game resource that you can find here: www.tinyurl.com/6NN4DDE
15/06/20184 minutes 10 seconds
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Avoiding PowerPoint Puke

Friends don't let friends create PowerPoint puke — it can ruin any presentation. How do you avoid making your PowerPoint presentation a poster child for "don't"? Becky comes to your rescue in the first of two podcasts about perfecting your PowerPoint presentations. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
01/06/20184 minutes 9 seconds
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“Reply All” Sucks - How To Declutter Your Communication

Is your inbox full of unwanted emails? Conversely, are you filling up other people’s inboxes with unwanted emails? Becky has some tips on how to put a stop to it all, declutter and give yourself some needed “white space.” Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
01/06/20186 minutes 43 seconds
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Manage Conflict In The Classroom Like You Do At Home

How is a marriage like a classroom session? They’re both likely to involve conflict that needs to be successfully resolved. Becky has some tips on dealing with the big conflicts that crop up in classrooms that you can practice at home. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
01/06/20185 minutes 18 seconds
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Using Critical Thinking To Make Faster, Better Decisions

There is so much information available on most topics you can spend a lot of time doing research before making a decision. Becky says if you use critical thinking, you can speed up the process and reach a better decision. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
18/05/20185 minutes 57 seconds
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Critical Thinking: When Google Doesn’t Have The Answer

The answers to a lot of questions are just one Google away. That’s a blessing and a curse at the same time. Becky says because the Internet has become a crutch, most graduates these days can’t dig in on their own and critically think. She has some tips on how to become better at finding solutions that just can’t be googled. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
12/05/20184 minutes 53 seconds
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How To Negotiate Without Manipulating

Becky says good negotiating takes a little guts. You need to keep in mind the true interests of both parties and create a positive atmosphere. She has some tips on how you can get better at this critical skill. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
05/05/20185 minutes 32 seconds
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Encouraging Teamwork Encourages Learning

When people feel in control and included, they’re most open to learning. Becky has some tips on how you can make people feel important about themselves to help increase their learning. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/04/20185 minutes 14 seconds
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Being Assertive Without Going Overboard

No one likes someone who is too pushy. So how do you get what you want without damaging a relationship? Be assertive. Becky has specific examples of what productive assertiveness looks like and how you can practice it. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
21/04/20185 minutes 14 seconds
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The Art Of Listening

What’s the most important part of communication? Listening! As Becky’s been told many times, we have one mouth and two ears, so listen twice as much as you talk. Becky has several tips and tricks that will make you a better listener. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
13/04/20185 minutes 24 seconds
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3 Easy Steps To Get The Hard Stuff Done

Do you have a list of projects that never seem to get done because they’re too hard? Becky says if you don’t tackle the hard stuff first it never gets done. She has three tips on how you can “eat the frog first” which then makes everything else taste better. Link Brian Tracy “Eat That Frog - 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating And Get More Done in Less Time” https://www.amazon.com/Eat-That-Frog-Second-Procrastinating/dp/0792754840 Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
06/04/20185 minutes 36 seconds
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Making Movies Helps Make Memorable Lessons

You really have to understand a subject to make a movie about it. If you have a mobile phone, you likely have a movie camera. Becky has some tips and resources you and your learners can use to make movies. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
30/03/20185 minutes 36 seconds
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Organize Like A CEO And Avoid Burnout

Becky is the CEO of her company and has trouble finding enough time to do everything. She’s learned you will burnout if you try to do everything. She has some great tips on how to reduce your workload, clean up your clutter and minimize the chaos. Getting Things Done: https://gettingthingsdone.com/ Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
24/03/20185 minutes 36 seconds
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Prepare To Be Positive

To have a positive effect on others, you need to be positive as well. So how do you develop a positive attitude? Becky says getting rid of distractions, preparation and saying no are all important steps. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
16/03/20186 minutes 9 seconds
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Making Cell Phones A Helper, Not A Hinderance In The Classroom

People just can’t live without their cell phones! So how do you prevent them from distracting your class sessions? Becky has written a new book on how to deal with difficult participants — including people who are addicted to their cell phones. Today she shares some sure-fire tips on how to get the class to manage this problem themselves. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
09/03/20186 minutes 18 seconds
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Being Motivated From The Inside Out

What’s the ultimate motivator in learning? Good grades? Praise? Becky says one of the best motivators is internal — that feeling of pride that comes from becoming more competent. So how do you, as the teacher, tap into that? Becky says you need to engineer curiosity in the classroom. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
02/03/20186 minutes 8 seconds
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Five Mistakes To Avoid In Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning is a great way to get started in training (see Becky’s previous podcast here: https://www.bobpikegroup.com/hubfs/Podcasts/Five%20Mistakes%20To%20Avoid%20In%20Project-Based%20Learning.mp3) but there can be pitfalls. Becky has identified five common mistakes and shows you how to avoid them. Marshmallow Challenge link: https://www.tomwujec.com/design-projects/marshmallow-challenge/ Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
23/02/20185 minutes 58 seconds
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Getting Started With Project Based Learning

Just getting started in training? You may want to consider project-based learning. Becky has some great tips on how you can get started and be successful. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
16/02/20186 minutes 34 seconds
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Using The Power Of Pausing

You need to give people time to think in your class. Becky says pausing during your lesson helps both internal and external thinkers. She explains why “don’t just think it, ink it” is a great strategy for getting quality ideas and learning out of students. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
09/02/20185 minutes 18 seconds
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Using Candy Crush Saga As A Model For Learning

Candy Crush Saga is an addictive game because it involves a quest. Becky says you can do quest learning in a low-tech or no-tech way that puts the learner in the driver’s seat. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/02/20185 minutes 31 seconds
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How To Prepare For A Difficult Conversation

When someone is causing a distraction in your class, you need to do something. Becky says how you deal with it makes a huge difference. She explains how to use her “what, gut, so what, now what” strategy to reduce the tension and increase the learning retention. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
26/01/20185 minutes 2 seconds
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Visualize Your Training Success Like A Pro

Successful pro athletes visualize their success. In their mind’s eye, they see themselves winning the game before they even play it. Becky says as a trainer you need to do the same thing. Your success depends upon your preparation before you hit the classroom, including how you slept the night before. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
19/01/20187 minutes 20 seconds
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Selecting A Better Activity To Get People Engaged

This is one of Becky's most popular podcasts of 2017 - so we thought you might want to hear it again, or hear it for the very first time if you missed it when it was first published. People learn better when you get them engaged using an activity, but how do you choose the right one? Becky has a few guidelines as well as some activity suggestions you may not have thought of before. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
12/01/20184 minutes 43 seconds
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Secrets Of A Powerful Presentation

This is one of Becky's most popular podcasts of 2017 - so we thought you might want to hear it again, or hear it for the very first time if you missed it when it was first published. What turns a good presentation into a great one? Planning, preparation and polish! Becky has a five-step plan to make your next presentation memorable. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
05/01/20185 minutes 3 seconds
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How To Recall Everyone’s Name (Even Though You Just Met Them)

This is one of Becky's most popular podcasts of 2017 - so we thought you might want to hear it again, or hear it for the very first time if you missed it when it was first published. Can you rattle off the names of everyone you had in your last class like you’ve known them for your entire life? Probably not. Becky will be the first to admit she doesn’t have the talent for remembering names like her dad Bob Pike can. But she says there are ways to make up for not having that natural talent. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
29/12/20174 minutes 54 seconds
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8 Steps To Amazing Storytelling

For Christmas weekend we present one of our most popular podccasts of the year! Stories are one of the most memorable ways to communicate and teach. But not all stories are created equal. Becky has eight tips to make your story more memorable. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
23/12/20174 minutes 14 seconds
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Growing Your Training Team

When you start out, you’re a training team of one. But then your company expands and you need to go from a one-person show to managing an entire team? Becky has done this and has five tips on how you can grow your team successfully. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
15/12/20175 minutes 29 seconds
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Easy Ways To Add Gamification To Your Training

Gamification can be a powerful tool for learning. People love to play games! So how do you put gamification into practice? Becky has some great ideas on how you can modify your existing content to create a game. Plus, she has some tips on how to prevent your learners from becoming lab rats.   Gamification workshop: https://www.bobpikegroup.com/new-gamification-workshop-2018 Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
09/12/20176 minutes 15 seconds
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The Secret to Hiring A Good Trainer (Without Regret)

Hiring the right people is one of the most crucial decisions you can make. The Bob Pike Group has been hiring trainers for 40 years and has some tried-and-true techniques for quickly finding and hiring the best people. Becky lets you in on her company’s big secret. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
01/12/20176 minutes 12 seconds
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Micro Learning: Training In Small Bites

Becky knows that online training can be a real bore and, for some, a real time waster. The content may be good, but it can go on and on before you get to the test. Say hello to micro learning! It’s quick, it’s effective and you can repurpose your existing training. The Bob Pike Group is about to offer a two-day course on micro learning. Get more information about the Micro Learning workshop here: https://www.bobpikegroup.com/new-microlearning-workshop-2018 Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
24/11/20175 minutes 26 seconds
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How To Reduce Your Training Costs

It costs a lot to keep an employee’s skills up-to-date. How can you reduce the cost and still deliver quality training? Becky says to focus on ways to reuse content and how to quickly and efficiently design new content. Links mentioned in podcast: Raptivity http://raptivity.com/ Bloom's taxonomy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloom%27s_taxonomy Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
17/11/20174 minutes 36 seconds
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Freebies Can Help Build Your Client Base

Are you an independent consultant trying to build your client base? Becky says you should use The Bob Pike Group’s tried-and-true technique for attracting new customers — give away free stuff! Free webinars and white papers can get you in front of hard-to-reach potential clients and reinforce the relationship with existing clients. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/11/20176 minutes 4 seconds
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Time To Retire (Your Outdated Classes) And Save Money

If your company has been training people for any length of time, you probably have courses that were once very relevant but now really should be retired. Why spend time and money that you could use better elsewhere? Becky has some great tips on how to do that and move forward with new and more relevant training. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/11/20173 minutes 35 seconds
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Have Millennials As Learners? You Need To Speed Up Your Training

Not all Millennials are alike, but they are different than the older leaners you may be used to having in your training sessions. They learn faster through trial and error. Becky has four tips you can use to make your next sessions Millennial friendly. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/10/20173 minutes 50 seconds
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Delivering Consistent Quality In Training

Stories are one of the most memorable ways to communicate and teach. But not all stories are created equal. Becky has eight tips to make your story more memorable. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
20/10/20175 minutes 45 seconds
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8 Steps To Amazing Storytelling

Stories are one of the most memorable ways to communicate and teach. But not all stories are created equal. Becky has eight tips to make your story more memorable. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
13/10/20174 minutes 14 seconds
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How Does It Feel? Emotions And Personal Storytelling

People remember how you made them feel long after they remember that wonderful chart you used in your presentation. Becky has some tips on how you can leverage emotions and storytelling to drive your point home in your next presentation. Link to last week's podcast: https://www.bobpikegroup.com/hubfs/Podcasts/There's%20A%20Reason%20You%20Should%20Listen%20To%20This%20Fire%20Story%20From%20Becky.mp3 Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
06/10/20178 minutes 22 seconds
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There's A Reason You Should Listen To This Fire Story From Becky

Stories make difference. How you structure them can make make a huge difference in their impact. Becky has a great example of how that works. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
28/09/20176 minutes 39 seconds
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Why You Need Some Crazy Ideas

There are obvious ideas. And then there are crazy ideas. Obvious ideas are often practical solutions  to getting things done. Crazy ideas—not so much. But Becky says when you're trying to come up with the best ideas, you've got to have both obvious and crazy ideas. Did you miss Becky's podcast on big concepts? Listen to that here: https://www.bobpikegroup.com/hubfs/Podcasts/How%20To%20Make%20Your%20Big%20Concept%20Memorable.mp3 Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
22/09/20174 minutes 14 seconds
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How To Make Your Big Concept Memorable

You know why the big concept in your presentation is important, but how do you convey that to your audience? Becky says you need to hone it, memorize it and then support it. In today's podcast, she has some tips on how to hook your audience on your big idea. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
08/09/20174 minutes 7 seconds
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Why You Should Let The Audience Be In Charge

The audience has the power to make or break your presentation. So win them over by making it about them!  Becky says there's a lot you can learn (and then teach) by walking in your participants’ shoes. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
01/09/20176 minutes 4 seconds
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Five Rules To Follow When Presenting To Senior Executives

You've got a big presentation to make to the top executives in a company. They're a tough audience. How do you meet their expectations? Becky has five rules you should follow when preparing and making your presentation.  The first one is be brief…just like this podcast. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
25/08/20175 minutes 57 seconds
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Sure Fire Ways To Connect With Your Audience

One size does not fit all when you're trying to connect with different audiences. Becky says to reach your learners, you need to get to know them. That means thinking about what a day in their life is like and what they'd really like to get out of your presentation. Should you use stories? Is it better to use visuals? How do you talk to millennials and boomers? Becky has some great tips. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
18/08/20174 minutes 51 seconds
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Energizers That Aren't Time Wasters

You know the “glazed eyes” look. It's a sign your learners could use an energizer exercise to keep them engaged. But your time is short and you have a lot of material. So who has time to do that? Bob Pike Group trainer Adrianne Robbenbuck says you don't have to stop teaching to do an energizer. You can do both! Sign up to hear Adrianne and other Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
11/08/20172 minutes 24 seconds
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How To Get People Talking At Your Next Training Session

Ever try to get a discussion going during a training session and be met with group silence? Bob Pike Group trainer Janise Horne has some tips on how to get people talking. She says the key is making people comfortable about expressing an idea. Sign up to hear Janise and other Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
04/08/20171 minute 22 seconds
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You Need To Feel It To Really Learn It

How do you deal with learners who might be distracting to others? It's a question Bob Pike Group trainer Michelle Stidwell says she is often asked. She'll do a full session on this at the fall conference, but in this podcast she offers a few quick tips that are proven and based on brain research. Sign up to hear Michelle and other Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
28/07/20176 minutes 25 seconds
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Winning Over Difficult Learners

How do you deal with learners who might be distracting to others? It's a question Bob Pike Group trainer Michelle Stidwell says she is often asked. She'll do a full session on this at the fall conference, but in this podcast she offers a few quick tips that are proven and based on brain research. Sign up to hear Michelle and other Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
21/07/20173 minutes 17 seconds
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Crazy Dance Mom’s 5 Tips To Make Customer Training More Engaging And Fun

Bob Pike Group trainer Erin Fullerman is a self-described “crazy dance mom” and has five tips on how you can switch it up for your next training session. Sign up to hear Erin and other Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
14/07/20172 minutes 54 seconds
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S-p-a-c-e It Out For Better Retention

Learning isn’t easy. At least, learning that you retain isn’t easy. Bob Pike Group trainer Priscilla Shumway says if you make learning effortful, people will remember it better. That doesn’t mean practicing something over and over to burn it into your memory. Instead, she has some suggestions on how to weave several subjects together and space out learning over time. Sign up to hear Priscilla and other Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
07/07/20175 minutes 8 seconds
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Tapping Into Gamification For Motivation

Making something a game can motivate people… but only if you tap into a learner’s internal drive. So how do you do that? Bob Pike Group trainer Scott Enebow has tips on what makes a good learning game. Sign up to hear Scott and other Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
30/06/20176 minutes 1 second
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Technical Training Can Be Fun!

We know that people learn and retain information better when they’re having fun. So why is it so hard to make technical training fun and enjoyable? Bob Pike Group trainer Scott Enebow covers three common mistakes people make in technical training… and gives you three tips on what to do instead. Sign up to hear Scott and other Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
23/06/20173 minutes 9 seconds
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Moving From Trainer To Motivator: Coaching For Success

Many trainers today are being asked to be coaches. Bob Pike Group trainer Rich Meiss has seven tips on how to offer feedback as a coach. Sign up to hear Rich and others Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
16/06/20174 minutes 40 seconds
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Mandatory Training: 7 Tips For Training “Prisoners”

Let’s face it, not everyone wants to be in a training session. But the boss has made it “mandatory” and so some of your students feel like “prisoners” in your classroom and may misbehave. Bob Pike Group trainer Rich Meiss has seven tips to help you deal with bad behavior without being the bad guy. Sign up to hear Rich and others Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
09/06/20175 minutes 25 seconds
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How To Improve Your Speaking Voice: Tips And Examples

The voice you have now is not your fate. It’s not fixed and permanent. Bob Pike Group trainer Rich Meiss has some great tips and exercises to improve your voice and unlock its full potential. Sign up to hear Rich and others Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
02/06/20175 minutes 48 seconds
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Setting Up For Success At Your Next Training Session

Content is important — but if you don’t have your room set up correctly, people won’t retain what you’re teaching them. That’s one of the important lessons Senior Trainer Consultant Doug McCallum has learned in his 30 years of working for the Bob Pike Group. Doug says research shows classroom design that encourages interaction improves retention. Sign up to hear Doug and others Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
26/05/20175 minutes 43 seconds
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Names Are The Name Of The Game When You Train

Doug McCallum is passionate about using scented markers in his training sessions. The orange ones smell like Tang! But the smell of the markers has little to do with why he uses them. Doug is the “old dog” at the Bob Pike Group, and this week he shares some of the tips he’s learned in his 30 years of helping people learn and retain information better. Sign up to hear Doug and others Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
19/05/20176 minutes 6 seconds
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Why Use Flip Charts And Scented Markers?

Doug McCallum is passionate about using scented markers in his training sessions. The orange ones smell like Tang! But the smell of the markers has little to do with why he uses them. Doug is the “old dog” at the Bob Pike Group, and this week he shares some of the tips he’s learned in his 30 years of helping people learn and retain information better. Sign up to hear Doug and others Bob Pike Group trainers at the fall conference: www.bobpikegroup.com/success Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
05/05/20175 minutes 20 seconds
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Selecting A Better Activity To Get People Engaged

People learn better when you get them engaged using an activity, but how do you choose the right one? Becky has a few guidelines as well as some activity suggestions you may not have thought of before. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
21/04/20174 minutes 43 seconds
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How To Engage Introverts And Reflective Learners In Your Classroom

Introverts and reflective learners gather and process information differently than extroverts. So how do you make sure you engage them as well as the rest of your audience? Becky has some quick tips on how to include everyone. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
14/04/20174 minutes 26 seconds
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We Listen With Our Feelings

Should you be urgent or entertaining in the classroom? Becky says it depends on the message you’re trying to deliver. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
07/04/20174 minutes 36 seconds
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Did Your Learner Really Understand? Measuring Success With Assessments

Becky is the first to admit that assessments aren’t sexy, but they’re important. They improve your teaching and they help your learners. She covers both summative and formative assessments, explains the differences and helps you pick the best time to use them. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
31/03/20174 minutes 49 seconds
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Using Social Media To Make Classes More Engaging

Becky has some great tips on how to use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media during and after your presentation. Your learners will be more engaged, connected and have a little bit more fun! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
24/03/20174 minutes 39 seconds
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A Field Trip — Virtual or Real — Can Engage Your Learners

Becky says three’s no such thing as dry material, only dry boring presentations. So to make the content more interesting and engage your learner, consider taking a field trip. Becky says you don’t need a bus, just your feet or a web browser. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
17/03/20174 minutes 3 seconds
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Why To Make Your Opening Scenario A Little More Outrageous

Becky has a question for you about prices at the Olympics. It doesn’t matter whether or not you have the correct answer; the fact that you’re thinking about it means you’re going to understand more of what she’s going to tell you about presenting. She has six tips that will help get your learners’ minds involved and curious. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
10/03/20175 minutes
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8 Steps To Amazing Storytelling

Stories are one of the most memorable ways to communicate and teach. But not all stories are created equal. Becky has eight tips to make your story more memorable. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/03/20174 minutes 14 seconds
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How To Recall Everyone’s Name (Even Though You Just Met Them)

Can you rattle off the names of everyone you had in your last class like you’ve known them for your entire life? Probably not. Becky will be the first to admit she doesn’t have the talent for remembering names like her dad Bob Pike can. But she says there are ways to make up for not having that natural talent. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
17/02/20174 minutes 54 seconds
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What You Should Have in Your Training Travel Bag

Becky travels a lot — but where ever she goes, she always packs a few essential items that all trainers should have at their fingertips. Do you have all of these items? Are there additional items you can’t do without that you think everyone should have? Send your favorites to Becky through our Facebook page. Link to Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheBobPikeGroup/ Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
10/02/20174 minutes 51 seconds
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Kick The Long Lecture Habit

Becky says the Bob Pike Group has a rule: lecture if you must, but never more than ten minutes…and not more than four if you’re online. Any longer and learners won’t be engaged with what you’re teaching. Becky has some great tips on you can re-tool your lecture into some short and snappy segments. Links mentioned in the podcast: Turning Point Technology www.turningtechnologies.com www.c3softworks.com Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
03/02/20174 minutes 39 seconds
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How To Make Forming Groups Fun And Energizing

At some point, you’ll probably want your learners to split into groups to discuss the material or complete an exercise. Don’t just ask them to number off. Becky says that’s BORING. Do something fun instead to get the excitement and creative juices flowing. She has a great list of easy ideas you can try. Related podcast: How To Put Participation In The Cards - Three New Games http://bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
27/01/20174 minutes 34 seconds
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Begin With Your End In Mind: Planning Your Debriefs

At the end of any learning activity, you need a debrief to ensure that your learner comprehends and remembers what you just taught. Becky says the key to a successful debrief can be how you start your whole presentation. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
21/01/20174 minutes 56 seconds
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Secrets Of A Powerful Presentation

What turns a good presentation into a great one? Planning, preparation and polish! Becky has a five-step plan to make your next presentation memorable. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/ Podcast available on iTunes here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/creative-training-techniques/id862555469?mt=2 And on the web here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/podcasts-and-videos
13/01/20175 minutes 3 seconds
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Game The System: How To Win Over Your Learners Before You Start

Ask any performer and they’ll tell you they do better when the crowd has been “warmed up” with an opening act. Becky says you can warm up your crowd with a game or a puzzle. She has five easy ideas you can try. Link to: Warming Up The Crowd: 57 Pre-Session Activities https://www.amazon.com/Warming-Up-Crowd-Pre-Session-Activities/dp/0787951412 Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
08/01/20174 minutes 22 seconds
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All The Natural Drugs In Your Brain- The Fundamentals Of Neuroscience Behind Learning

Becky says the natural chemicals in brains can be harnessed to create superhighways of learning. You don't need a pill to access those chemicals, you just need to create the right kind of stimulus in your classroom. One important stimulus is stress which can be your ally or your enemy in learning. Becky helps you figure out how to get stress on your side. Links: Podcast on sleeping https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/i-love-marketing-joe-polish/id412684163?mt=2#episodeGuid=2c666b54ca8ab79d6c948f2472460057 Books- The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Brain-Lessons-Education/dp/1405124016/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483110230&sr=8-1&keywords=the+learning+brain+lessons+for+education Mind, Brain, and Education Science: A Comprehensive Guide to the New Brain-Based Teaching https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Brain-Education-Science-Comprehensive/dp/0393706079/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483110267&sr=8-1&keywords=M
30/12/20165 minutes 4 seconds
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Tips For Novice Trainers

If you're new to the presenting and instructing world Becky has five solid tips that can get you going. Links: Podcast on difficult participants http://media.blubrry.com/bobpikegroup/www.bobpikegroup.com/userfiles/files/Pluth608%282027%29.mp3 Train the Trainer field guide: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
23/12/20164 minutes 30 seconds
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Good Question: What Kind Of Questions Should You Use In The Classroom?

There are many types of questions you can use to engage your learners, but which ones work best? Becky says it depends upon the situation. She has some great guidelines you can use. Links mentioned in the podcast: Raptivity- www.raptivity.com Turning Point Technology www.turningtechnologies.com www.c3softworks.com Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
16/12/20164 minutes 32 seconds
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Things That Will Stop You From Moving Up

As a mom, Becky has heard every excuse in the book. She says excuses won't help you get ahead. To do that you need to take ownership and quit playing victim. That includes doing things that gets you stuck in a rut. She says the key is to grateful and joy filled. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
09/12/20164 minutes 54 seconds
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Top Tips For Creating An Effective Learning Environment

Change is good because it can excite the brain and that helps learning. Change can also be bad because it makes people unhappy. So how do you get people learning without making them unhappy? Becky says choice is the key and has four tips on how you can apply that to your next session. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
02/12/20165 minutes 42 seconds
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How To Teach To A Group With Different Skill Levels

Your next class session may have people who are just getting started as well as seasoned executives. So how do you keep them all engaged? Becky has some tips for figuring out who is at what skill level, finding out their individual objectives and then helping them achieve those objectives. Becky also explains why it's important to get people away from their supervisors. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
25/11/20165 minutes 47 seconds
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Turning Classroom Distractions Into Opportunities

People who do distracting things in the classroom are only a problem if you ignore them. Becky shows you ways to tap into their energy and use it to your advantage. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
18/11/20164 minutes 54 seconds
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3 Tips For Teaching To Millennials And Generation Z

When you're teaching to a different generation, you need to think differently to be successful. Becky has three tips for working with Millennials and Generation Z that can give you amazing results. Plus you learn how NOT to make mac and cheese. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
11/11/20166 minutes 9 seconds
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Acknowledging Fear Makes For Better Learning

Fear and uncertainty can smother productivity and learning. If a company is going through uncertain times and people are worried about their jobs, they are going to have a hard time focusing on what you're trying to teach them. Becky says the best way to deal with the elephant in the room is to acknowledge it. She list the four ways people react to fear and has three coping techniques you can use to combat it. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
29/10/20165 minutes 23 seconds
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Nagging Is Not Influencing

You want people to learn, change and improve so much you may be tempted to start nagging them. Stop! Becky says you’ll get better results by persuading them in a positive way and she has some great tips on how to do that. Bonus tip: If you spend 80% of your time listening instead of talking, people will think you are amazing! Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
14/10/20164 minutes 47 seconds
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Props With Pizzazz

Props add visual excitement and engagement to a learning session.  Becky has a list of her favorite props that you should bring along to your next gig.   Mentioned in this podcast: Mr. Sketch Markers www.mrsketch.com 3M Chart paper http://www.amazon.com/3M-Chart-30-Inches-White-40-Sheets/dp/B000BL0TDG Woodstock Zenergy Chimes http://www.chimes.com//p-374-zenergy-chime-solo.aspx?  
30/09/20164 minutes 32 seconds
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When And How To Use A Webinar

Becky has one simple test for when to use a webinar, tips for how to use them, and three easy ways for beginners to start.  Are you a webinar vet? Then Becky has some ideas for you too.   Service mentioned in this podcast:  Blackboard www.blackboard.com
23/09/20165 minutes 6 seconds
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Six Easy Ways To Get Group Engagement

This week we highlight one of Becky's most popular podcasts! When people engage and share, they relax and retain more of their learning. So how do you get that to happen in your sessions? Becky has six easy ways you can do it.  Links to resources mentioned in this podcast Learning partners podcast http://www.bobpikegroup.com/userfiles/files/Why_Two_Is_Best_For_Introverts%2C_Extroverts_%26_Millennials%282069%29.mp3  Poll Everwhere App https://www.polleverywhere.com/app Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
02/09/20163 minutes 55 seconds
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Unleash Your Creative Genius With Mind Mapping

This week we highlight one of Becky's most popular podcasts! Ideas don't always come in a linear fashion and that's where mind mapping can help you capture and keep thoughts from going all over the place. Becky tells us how mind mapping is a technique you can use for everything you teach…and how a guy named Walt Disney used some of the same techniques. Purchase Becky's new book here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
27/08/20165 minutes 47 seconds
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Firing The Imagination With Props And Magic

Props and magic capture your learners attention, fires up their imagination and gets them into the moment — all good things! Becky explains how you can put some magic into your message. Links: Easy magic tricks http://magic.about.com/od/libraryofsimpletricks/ig/Easy-Magic-Tricks/ Becky's new book: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
19/08/20164 minutes 33 seconds
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Handouts That Are Takeaways Not Throwaways

Becky has handouts from sessions she attended 10 years ago that she doesn't want to throwaway because the content is so good. She has some tips on how you can design handouts of the same caliber so they are treasure and not trash. Becky's new book: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
12/08/20165 minutes 25 seconds
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Better Flip Charts Make For Better Learning

Becky shares her tips on how to prepare, post and make the most out of using flip charts. Share your tips at [email protected] Links: Mr Sketch scented markers http://www.mrsketch.com Becky's new book: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
05/08/20164 minutes 17 seconds
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How To Create A Good Learning Environment

The environment you teach in can determine your success. So what's the ideal environment? Becky tells you The Bob Pike Group's ideal setup and how you can apply it to your next session. Becky's new book: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
29/07/20165 minutes 49 seconds
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Harnessing The Unexpected

How do you turn the unexpected to your advantage? Becky has some simple steps that will help you when an unexpected events happen at a training session. Sometimes the unexpected is more important than what you were planning to teach. Becky's new book: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
22/07/20165 minutes 21 seconds
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How To Level Up From Trainer To Performance Consultant

If you can offer more than training to make a business better, you may be able to make that leap to performance consulting. Becky has some ways to evaluate if you have the good questioning and influencing skills you'll need. Becky's new book: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
15/07/20166 minutes 12 seconds
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How To Be The Best Speaker You Can Be

Your next presentation will be your best one yet if you follow the tips Becky has in this podcast. Becky's new book: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
08/07/20164 minutes 18 seconds
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Don't Teach, Persuade! The Art Of Business Presentations

Making a business presentation may sort of look and feel like teaching a class. You're talking, someone else is listening and you hope they remember what you told them. But Becky says there's one big difference — you're trying to persuade them! Want to be successful? Then listen to Becky's four questions you need to answer before you do your next business presentation. Runs 4:23 Becky's new book: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
01/07/20164 minutes 23 seconds
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Movie Scenes II - The Sequel

In last week's podcast Becky talked about movie scenes can be a big help in training. This week she explains the best way to use them, including the questions you should and should not ask your learners. Runs 4:43 Links: mplc.org for movie scene licensing Becky's new book: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
24/06/20164 minutes 43 seconds
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Why Use Movie Scenes In Training?

Movie scenes can be a great shortcut for getting across an idea because they're often emotional which makes the lesson more memorable. But if you plan to use a movie scene, Becky says you need to watch it at least three different ways before you use it. Runs 5:17 Links: mplc.org for movie scene licensing Becky's new book: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
17/06/20165 minutes 17 seconds
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What Could It be? Engagement In The Virtual Classroom

If you think getting people to pay attention in class is difficult, try doing it when they're watching online with all of the distractions of their home or office. How do you break through to engage their brain? Becky has some tips and strategies you can use. Purchase Becky’s new book pre-sale here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
09/06/20164 minutes 44 seconds
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Matching your presentation style to your audience

Becky says there are four basic styles for presenters. Which one best describes you? It’s important to know because you may need to tweak your style depending upon who your audience is. Runs 7:14 Purchase Becky’s new book pre-sale here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
03/06/20167 minutes 14 seconds
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Listening With Your Eyes Will Improve Your Teaching

Listening is a critical element in teaching. Becky says listening isn't as simple as just hearing what people are saying. What's just as important is HOW they are saying it and how you are reacting to it. Open your eyes and ears and you can discover and adapt to your learner's style. Purchase Becky’s new book pre-sale here: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
26/05/20165 minutes 52 seconds
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First Aid Kit For Presenters

You've got your presentation ready to go, but the seating in the room isn't ideal. It's too hot or too cold, people aren't responding, the equipment isn't working… Yikes! This is becoming a nightmare! Becky says it's time to load up your "first aid kit" so you can fix these little problems before they sabotage your presentation. Here is the link to purchase Becky’s new book pre-sale: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
20/05/20164 minutes 43 seconds
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Chillaxing and Learning

STRESS! FEAR! These are the enemies of learning. They shut down your pre-frontal cortex. It's why you say stupid things when you're arguing. You can't learn when you're stressed; nor can your learners. Becky has some simple ways you can reduce the stress, including some things you probably haven't thought of before. Links: Mood Meter App http://moodmeterapp.com Life unLocked - 7 revolutionary lessons to overcome fear from Doctor Pillay. http://www.amazon.com/Life-Unlocked-Revolutionary-Lessons-Overcome/dp/1609611462 Purchase Becky’s new book pre-sale: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
13/05/20165 minutes 52 seconds
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Cut Yourself Some Slack When You Fail

Didn't do as well as you wanted at that last presentation? Instead of beating your self up about it, Becky has a much more productive approach you can take. Link to purchase Becky’s new book pre-sale: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
06/05/20165 minutes 42 seconds
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Why Spacing Your Learning Is Better Than Cramming

Brain science shows that if you cram for a test, you may do well on the test but you don't retain what you learned. If you space your learning out over time, you'll remember it. Becky has some great tips on how you can do that. Links: "Sleep and Cortison Interact to Support Memory Consolidation." http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/09/25/cercor.bht255.full.pdf+html Flash cards: http://web.williams.edu/Psychology/Faculty/Kornell/Publications/Kornell.2009b.pdf Here is the link to purchase Becky’s new book pre-sale: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
29/04/20164 minutes 56 seconds
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Freedom And The Laws Of Learning

You're more likely to learn something if you choose to learn it. Becky has some ideas on how you can inject that important element of freedom in to the classroom. Book: Stress signaling pathways that impair pre-frontal cortex structure and function http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2907136/ Here is the link to purchase Becky’s new book Pre-sale: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
22/04/20164 minutes 52 seconds
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Unlearning And The Laws Of Learning

Often people will need to unlearn before they can learn something new. What was once a skill can be a bad habit that needs to be forgotten. Becky shows us how the laws of learning can help you get people to do that quickly. Here is the link to purchase Becky’s new book Pre-sale: http://store.bobpikegroup.com/bk-creative-training-a-train-the-trainer-field-guide/
15/04/20166 minutes 4 seconds
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How To Successfully Coach Your Learners To The Next Level

Becky has some tips on how you can go beyond being a teacher and become a coach. One of the keys is coming up with a burning question. What is a burning question? The answer is in the podcast. Book link: https://www.bobpikegroup.com
09/04/20164 minutes 38 seconds
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The Question That Triples Your Students' Learning

Learning works better when your students do the work. Just like exercise, if they use it they won't lose it. Becky has a sure-fire way to make higher order thinking happen in your next training session. Links: C3 softworks http://www.c3softworks.com Blooms taxonomy https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/blooms-taxonomy/ More info about Becky's book on how to train the trainer at: http://www.bobpikegroup.com
26/03/20164 minutes 47 seconds
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Shut Up And Let Your Students Learn

Becky is a recovering lecturer. She loves to talk and can tell you five different ways to sell something. She'll also tell you that's the wrong way to increase learning. Teaching just one way to do something is the basis of Instructor Led Participant Centered (ILPC) training. It's based on brain science. Bonus: It's a repeatable process that cuts your design time in half! More info about Becky's book on how to train the trainer at: http://www.bobpikegroup.com
20/03/20165 minutes 59 seconds
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Props With Pizzazz

Props add visual excitement and engagement to a learning session.  Becky has a list of her favorite props that you should bring along to your next gig.   Mentioned in this podcast: Mr. Sketch Markers www.mrsketch.com 3M Chart paper http://www.amazon.com/3M-Chart-30-Inches-White-40-Sheets/dp/B000BL0TDG Woodstock Zenergy Chimes http://www.chimes.com//p-374-zenergy-chime-solo.aspx?  
11/03/20164 minutes 32 seconds
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Taking The Tension Out Of Role Playing

Got a deck of playing cards? Good! Then once you listen to this podcast from Becky you'll have all the tools you need to improve participation at your next session.
04/03/20163 minutes 47 seconds
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How To Put Participation In The Cards - Three New Games

Got a deck of playing cards? Good! Then once you listen to this podcast from Becky you'll have all the tools you need to improve participation at your next session.
19/02/20163 minutes 45 seconds
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When And How To Use A Webinar

Becky has one simple test for when to use a webinar, tips for how to use them, and three easy ways for beginners to start.  Are you a webinar vet? Then Becky has some ideas for you too.   Service mentioned in this podcast:  Blackboard www.blackboard.com
12/02/20165 minutes 6 seconds
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Whoosh! You Just Won A Dopamine Hit!

Fun is an effective teaching tool. But just because you're having fun, that doesn't mean your learners are. Becky has some insights into what's fun for the latest generation of learners and how you can use fun to reach them.
05/02/20166 minutes 34 seconds
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Unleash Your Creative Genius With Mind Mapping

Ideas don't always come in a linear fashion and that's where mind mapping can help you capture and keep thoughts from going all over the place. Becky tells us how mind mapping is a technique you can use for everything you teach…and how a guy named Walt Disney used some of the same techniques.
29/01/20165 minutes 47 seconds
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Texts, Tweets & Potatoes - Engineering Curiosity For Learning Motivation

Did that title make you curious? Motivated to find out what it means? Good! Then you're ready to learn from Becky about environmental motivation. 
22/01/20164 minutes 57 seconds
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One Style Does Not Persuade All

Have you ever wanted something and had to persuade somebody? Here are Becky's best tips for matching, mirroring and selling to just about anyone.
15/01/20166 minutes 16 seconds
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Six Tips For Selling Training To Upper Management

You can use your experience as a teacher to win upper management support for your training programs. Becky has six tips that can make you a better persuader.
09/01/20165 minutes 10 seconds
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Six Easy Ways To Get Group Engagement

When people engage and share, they relax and retain more of their learning. So how do you get that to happen in your sessions? Becky has six easy ways you can do it.  Links to resources mentioned in this podcast Learning partners podcast http://www.bobpikegroup.com/userfiles/files/Why_Two_Is_Best_For_Introverts%2C_Extroverts_%26_Millennials%282069%29.mp3  Poll Everwhere App https://www.polleverywhere.com/app
31/12/20153 minutes 55 seconds
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Breaking Up Is Easy (And Fun) To Do

There are many reasons you need to break up and rearrange your groups of learners.  Becky has a ton of ideas on how you can do that and have fun at the same time. Grab a puzzle, some pens, cards and stickers and listen to her podcast.
24/12/20154 minutes 35 seconds
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Preventing Blah, Blah, Blah Lectures

Lectures may not be the best teaching technique, but sometime you need to use them. However that doesn't mean your audience has to take it sitting down. They can be standing up…and then sitting down...and then standing up again. Becky says it's all in how you tell the story and use short little activities to drive home a point.
18/12/20154 minutes 38 seconds
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Why Two Is Best For Introverts, Extroverts & Millennials

70% of your learners are likely to be extroverted. 30% are likely to be introverts and 46% are likely to be Millennials who like to skim the reading material instead of thinking about it.  So how do you serve all these different learning types at the same time?  Becky says the answer is in the power of two.
12/12/20154 minutes 32 seconds
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Your Learners Need Freedom Of Choice

There's more than one way to do things, and when you let learners pick the way to do it they'll become engaged.  Becky has some great ideas on how to reinvigorate your training by adding some options to that same old routine you've been using. Bonus: an excuse to eat M&M's! Resource mentioned in this video; www.movies4training.com
04/12/20154 minutes 36 seconds
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Engineering Curiosity

What was that? When we ask ourselves that question, we're ready to learn. Becky says you can use curiosity to engineer learning in your classroom.  If you're curious what the Oreo cookie effect is, you're not going to get it from reading this. You'll just have to listen and find out.
27/11/20154 minutes 27 seconds
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Games That Win You Audience Buy-In

People don’t argue with their own data.  So why not use what your audience already knows to make your lesson points and get buy-in to what you’re teaching?  Becky has some tips on how you can get that to happen at your next presentation.
20/11/20153 minutes 46 seconds
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Make Your Learners Move So The Lesson Sticks

Review time is an important part of learning when you have the learners actually doing the review, not you. But how you set it up makes a big difference. Your job is to review using some of the fun, interactive ways she suggests.
13/11/20154 minutes 31 seconds
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De-stressing Your Way To Better Recall

Relaxed brains will learn and recall information better than stressed brains.  Becky says your surroundings, including the smell of where you are, can have a big impact on stress and memory recall.  She has several ideas on what you can do today to reduce stress and bring multiple senses into your learning environment.   Links mentioned in the podcast Brain Rules—John Medina  http://www.brainrules.net Made To Stick—Chip and Dan Heath http://heathbrothers.com/books/made-to-stick/ Dr. Caroline Leaf  http://drleaf.com 
06/11/20155 minutes 34 seconds
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Making Big Projects Bite Size

Does tackling a big project make you feel overwhelmed?  Instead of trying to do it all at once, Becky suggests you make those big elephants into bite-sized 10 minute bits. Not only does it work on the things you have to do, but it also works with the things you love to do!
30/10/20154 minutes 16 seconds
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When Is Your Best Time To Work?

Becky confesses she isn't a planner, she's a crammer.  Some of her best work comes in the moment right before her presentation is due. When’s the most productive time for you to work? Becky has a few simple guidelines that will help you and your audience get the most out of your time.
23/10/20153 minutes 50 seconds
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How To Rapidly Design Your Next Great Presentation

Got a super important presentation to do and limited time to get it ready? Becky shares her method for pulling it together fast but successfully.
16/10/20153 minutes 23 seconds
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Nine Scheduling Fails You Should Avoid

If you want an audience to show up to your next presentation, you need to do it at a time and place that works for them. That sounds simple, but it can be difficult to do unless you use Becky’s scheduling checklist.
09/10/20156 minutes 17 seconds
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The Six Most Important Tips About Presenting

This is a checklist that Becky uses every time before she does a presentation large or small.  It makes learning easier, gets buy in from your audience faster and reduces your stress!
02/10/20155 minutes 12 seconds
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Too Much Content And Not Enough Time

It's crunch time and you have too much content for your presentation. How do you get it all in? Becky has three tips to save time and still get your important points across.
18/09/20155 minutes 12 seconds
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Three Buckets That Will Fill Your Presentation

How should you decide what goes in your presentation? Becky has a system — three buckets — that will help you decide what you need to put in and what you need to leave out.
11/09/20152 minutes 52 seconds
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How You Can Be The Best Presenter Ever

Becky says Bette Midler and Johnny Carson can teach you a lot about being a presenter.
04/09/20154 minutes 12 seconds
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Keeping Your Cool In The Classroom

What do you do when your learners verbally attack you in the classroom?  Becky has some thoughts on how you can come off as strong and not defensive when these situations arise.   Becky mentions her Heart Math podcast.  Here’s the link to it: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/userfiles/files/Pluth0507%281983%29.mp3
28/08/20154 minutes 16 seconds
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Adapting To Differences And Difficult Learners

Who you are, what you’re teaching, and who you’re teaching it to can sometimes make it difficult for learning.  Becky has some ideas on how you can be ready to deal with the challenges that differences can present.
21/08/20154 minutes 54 seconds
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Working Smarter AND Harder

If you can get your learners to focus on their clients, you’ll find they’ll work harder and smarter.  Becky has some great ideas on how to make that happen.
14/08/20154 minutes
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How To Be A Trusted, Authentic Trainer

Your reputation as a trainer depends on people trusting what you say and you keeping information confidential that should be kept confidential.  It can be harder to do than it sounds.  Becky has some tips on how to avoid common pitfalls that make you appear to be untrustworthy. Book mentioned in this podcast: The Trust Edge by David Horsager - http://www.amazon.com/The-Trust-Edge-Relationships-Stronger/dp/1476711372
07/08/20154 minutes 51 seconds
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Turn Your Learners’ Boss Into A Coach

People won’t use what they learn from you if their boss isn’t on board with the program. So to be successful, you need to build a relationship with that boss. Becky says you need to encourage that boss to become a coach.
31/07/20154 minutes 27 seconds
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A Menu To Fight The Post-Lunch Dip Syndrome

You know from experience that people don’t pay attention as much after lunch. So how do you fight the post-lunch dip syndrome?  Becky says the key is to put brain friendly food on the lunch menu.
24/07/20153 minutes 53 seconds
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Eliminate Cheating In The Classroom

Everyone knows that cheating during tests is wrong. But some people do it anyhow. Why?  Becky says most of the time cheating can be prevented with one simple exercise.
17/07/20154 minutes 2 seconds
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How’s The Learning Weather In Your Classroom?

Too hot? Too cold? Too humid? The environment that makes up your classroom can precipitate or freeze out learning. And as Becky explains you need to consider not just the temperature, but also the colors you use as well as the furniture design.
10/07/20154 minutes 46 seconds
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Let’s Get To The Heart Of It

Your learners’ minds may understand, but if their hearts don’t believe and accept what is taught, their behavior won’t change.  Becky explains how to get your message from the head to the heart.
02/07/20153 minutes 47 seconds
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Games trainers play

Games will help people learn, but only if they're content driven. Becky has a game you can try that really fits the bill.
26/06/20153 minutes 44 seconds
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Classroom Success Pro Tip: New Ways To Pick Team Leaders

How you pick and manage the group leaders in the classroom can have a big impact on the success of your training. Becky has some creative ways to choose people, but also some tips on how you can use that process to better engage your learners.
19/06/20153 minutes 17 seconds
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How To Calm Down Before You Present

Nervous about that next presentation? Listen to this podcast before you speak and you'll be much calmer. Becky says the key getting rid of the tension is to listen to your heart.
12/06/20153 minutes 31 seconds
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Six Tips To Become Your Client's Trusted Advisor

Business success comes when you can move from being your client's customer service provider to trusted advisor. Becky has six tips of things you can do on the phone or in person.
06/06/20155 minutes 36 seconds
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Five deadly sins of team teaching

Teaching as part of a team can be fun, but it also has its pitfalls. Becky has five things you and your teaching partners should avoid and how to overcome them. Remember, team teaching is more than just taking turns.
29/05/20153 minutes 59 seconds
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How To Be A Great Facilitator

Do you have what it takes to be a great facilitator? Becky says the most important skill to have is the ability to refocus the group. But there are other things you need to be good at including how to manage difficult behaviors and adapting or changing easily in the moment. Can you summarize? If not, Becky has some ideas on how to make up for that. Links mentioned in the podcast: Facilitator Kristin Arnold's website extraordinaryteam. com Book - First things Fast by Allison Rossett http://www.amazon.com/First-Things-Fast-Handbook-Performance/dp/0787988480
22/05/20155 minutes 32 seconds
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The Art Of Facilitation- Before, During and After

So you're the facilitator. What can you do before, during and after your session to make it a success? Becky says it's important to begin knowing what success looks like - but your role in that success is NOT to have an opinion of what the solution is to the problem. Your job is to help the experts in the room find that solution. Agendas, timing, ground rules and follow up are all your responsibility and can make or break the session. And those people who speak too much or not at all? Those are your problems to manage too. You might want to listen to Becky's podcast on how to deal with difficult behaviors Preventing Problem Participants podcast is here: http://www.bobpikegroup.com/userfiles/files/Pluth0405%281906%29.mp3
14/05/20153 minutes 51 seconds
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Mistakes to avoid in e-learning

What's the e in e-learning stand for? Becky says one mistake is thinking e refers to the device you're using. e-learning has its own set of challenges and Becky has some great tips for on how to do it.
07/05/20156 minutes 1 second
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Wake Up! - How To Get Your Audience Energized

Did you know our minds are naturally wired to wander? Unfortunately wandering minds may miss what you're teaching. Energizers will help your audience be more engaged and learn more. Becky has some fun tips on how and when to reset your audience and energize your learners.
01/05/20153 minutes 54 seconds
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Just Don't Do It

Becky has some epic fails for instructors. Don't do this!
24/04/20154 minutes 10 seconds
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Time Management Tips For The Trainer

Time management can help you really be on top of your game during classes. Becky says dividing your content into need to know, nice to know, and where to go can help you relax and make the most of those precious classroom minutes. She also has some tips to help you organize such as why you should always plan on five minute segments. Links mentioned in this podcast http://www.lynda.com
18/04/20156 minutes 9 seconds
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Learning From The Masters (Golf Tournament)

Becky says the Masters Golf tournament tees up some very important lessons that you can apply to your training business. But instead of winning a green jacket, you'll end up with more green in your wallet (which you can use for a green jacket if your really want one.)
10/04/20154 minutes 12 seconds
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Using Smart Phones For Memorable Learning And Referrals

Becky has talked about how smart phones can be a distraction in the classroom, but they can also be a learning aid. Amazingly using smart phones can also get you powerful referrals. Links mentioned in this podcast i rig - http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigmic/ Training Tunes http://www.bobpikegroup.com/product/training-tunes-volumes-1-5-royalty-free-music
27/03/20154 minutes 58 seconds
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KISS- Keep It Simple, Short & Sweet

Are you making things too complicated for people to learn? Becky says short and sweet beats complicated nearly every time. She has some tips on how to keep your presentation simple and to the point. Links mentioned in this podcast Score Series of Books http://www.bobpikegroup.com/product/score-and-powerful-presentations-books
20/03/20153 minutes 57 seconds
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Creating An Environment For Learning

Images and music can play an important role in making training successful. Becky has some great tips on how to employ images and music to enhance your next session. Links mentioned in the podcast www.bigstockphoto.com www.morguefile.com Training Tunes http://www.bobpikegroup.com/product/training-tunes-volumes-1-5-royalty-free-music
13/03/20156 minutes 11 seconds
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Deadly Sins of Trainers

What are you doing that is killing learning? Becky has a list. Are you doing (or not doing) any of these things? Mentioned in the podcast: Becky's Deadly Sins of Trainers White Paper http://www.bobpikegroup.com/Resources/Articles/487
06/03/20154 minutes 48 seconds
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How To Make Sure What Is Taught Is Caught

You can teach it, but will they use it on the job? Becky says the person who has the biggest influence on that might not even be in your training session.
28/02/20156 minutes 31 seconds
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Preventing Problem Participants

It only takes one problem participant to make learning difficult in a training session. Becky says 80% of problem participants can be prevented. She gives you with some great techniques to identify and disarm those problems before they disrupt your session.
20/02/20155 minutes 16 seconds
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Age Isn't Everything - How To Communicate Across Generations

To successfully teach to different generations, you need to know how each generation learns. Complicating matters: age doesn't necessarily dictate what generation someone belongs to. Becky has some great advice on how you can reach silents, boomers and millennials even when they're in the same classroom.
13/02/20155 minutes 55 seconds
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A Checklist For Training Success

Why recreate the wheel every time you create a presentation? Becky says just like having a checklist for packing, having a checklist for your presentation makes sure you don't forget important details that can spell the difference between an OK training session and a great training session.
06/02/20155 minutes 8 seconds
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RebootingThe Brain For Better Learning

When your computer is running slow, or acting cranky, often just rebooting it will fix the problem. Why? Rebooting it clears the cache—all those unnecessary bits of information that can clog up a smooth running computer. Becky says your learner's brain is like a computer, and when it's having trouble processing what you're teaching, often "clearing the cache" will make things run smoother. She has some great tips on how to do that. Links mentioned in the podcast: Lincoln on Leadership by Donald T. Phillips http://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-Leadership-Executive-Strategies-Tough/dp/0446394599
30/01/20155 minutes 3 seconds
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Making Your Next Conference Call A Success

It's not just what you do during a conference call that makes it a success — it's what you do before, during, and after the call that can make the difference. Becky talks about some not-so-obvious things you should put on your next conference call checklist including picking a memorable start time. Links mentioned in the podcast: www.99designs.com www.fiverr.com
23/01/20156 minutes 10 seconds
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Music In The Classroom: When To Use It, When To Lose It

You know that music can impact your mood and energy, but did you know it can impact learning both positively and negatively? Becky has some clear guidelines on when you should and shouldn't use music and what kind of music works best for learning. Link mentioned in the podcast: Training Tunes For Classroom Vol 1-5 http://www.bobpikegroup.com/product/training-tunes-volumes-1-5-royalty-free-music
15/01/20154 minutes 59 seconds
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To Learn Is More Than To Know (And How Games Can Help)

To Learn Is More Than To Know (And How Games Can Help) What to know something? Read a book. Look it up on Google. What to learn something? Ah, that's more complex. Becky says learning requires people to know, comprehend, and apply knowledge. And good teachers make it happen in the classroom with some help from games. Links mentioned in the podcast Benjamin Bloom's Taxonomy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloom's_taxonomy PowerPoint Game Templates http://tinyurl.com/6nn4dde - Variety of games, including Darts, Blockbusters, Hangman, Millionaire, Concentration, Weakest Link scoreboard, animated Power Point timers, bingo number generator, and Wheel of Fortune spinner. http://tinyurl.com/6ou4nnz - Amazing number of PowerPoint based games: Includes Concentration, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Millionaire, and Hollywood Squares, Balloon Game, Blast It. http://tinyurl.com/7ntjb6y- University of MN Center for Teaching and
09/01/20154 minutes 15 seconds
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Why Would I Use A Rhetorical Question? Triggers For Reflective Activities

Reflection is an important part of learning. Becky has some phrases and questions that will help you achieve this important step in the classroom. Links mentioned in this podcast: Heart Math Focused Breathing: http://www.heartmath.org/free-services/articles-of-the-heart/heart-focused-breathing.html
02/01/20154 minutes 52 seconds
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Create Happiness And Joy To Make Learning Stick

Emotions and memories are tied in our brains. Becky has some great ideas on how you can take advantage of that to make your next presentation more memorable. Links mentioned in this podcast: Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath - http://www.amazon.com/Made-Stick-Ideas-Survive-Others/dp/1400064287 Turning Point Technology clickers https://www.turningtechnologies.com/higher-education
26/12/20144 minutes 48 seconds
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Social Learning: Making Social Media Support Your Classroom Training

How do you tap into social media so your students are learning before, during and after they come to your classroom? Becky has some great ideas on you can use social media in learning.
19/12/20143 minutes 55 seconds
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Good Answers For Debriefing With Learners

The answers you give in a debriefing are important, but so are the answers your students give. How can you make sure the answers your students give are just as useful as your own? Becky has five points you should consider.
12/12/20144 minutes 3 seconds
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Good Questions For Debriefing With Learners

Debriefing is one of those things that happens at the end of a classroom session, but Becky says it's the first thing you should think of when putting together your lesson. Becky tells you what questions to use and most importantly - what questions to avoid.
05/12/20144 minutes 8 seconds
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Being Visually Loud Can Sometimes Drown Out Your Lesson

You probably know that pictures can make for a better presentation. But how do you know if the picture or graphic you're using is helping or hurting your lesson? Becky talks about why simple is often better than being "visually loud."
28/11/20145 minutes 36 seconds
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The Right And Wrong Questions To Get Classroom Participation

Talking at people is boring, while getting discussions going is more fun and fosters better learning. But how you get that discussion going is crucial. Becky outlines four points that you need to keep in mind when engaging your class.
21/11/20145 minutes 1 second
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Slow Down And Avoid A Culture Clash

What time zone is it? The answer could dictate just how you do a presentation.  Becky talks about what humor, analogies and metaphors do and don't work across cultures.  Suggested reading "When Cultures Collide" by Richard Lewis available here.
14/11/20144 minutes 8 seconds
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Get Off The Road And Get Online

Spending too much time on the road? Wouldn't you rather be at home? Becky has some hints on how you can get management buy-in to moving some of your courses from being taught on the road to being taught online.
07/11/20143 minutes 59 seconds
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Managing Millionaires Is Easier Than Herding Cats

What do you do when your class is made up of executives and millionaires who are all more senior than you? How do you lead a group of leaders so they become learners? Becky has some common-sense ideas that will help you manage any group of learners — no matter who they are.
31/10/20144 minutes 35 seconds
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Rescue Your Tired Class With Quick Energizers

What does the blood in your feet have to do with paying attention in class? Everything! If you get that blood to the brain, you're more alert. Becky has some quick energizers to wake up your classroom.
24/10/20144 minutes 14 seconds
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You're The Facilitator - Now What?

Being a facilitator can be fun or difficult depending upon the purpose. Brainstorming: fun! Conflict resolution: tense! Becky has the secret to dealing with either kind of facilitation.
17/10/20144 minutes 45 seconds
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Make Your Presentation Better In One Minute

Is your class bored stiff with your presentation? Perhaps it's your attitude! Becky has a pre-class ritual that will add more zing to your lesson.
10/10/20144 minutes 20 seconds
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Doing Needs Analysis Sucks, But You Can Do It In One Minute

Your client will want objectives for just about any class you do. Becky tells us writing objectives can be easy as ABCD and can be done in a minute.
03/10/20143 minutes 35 seconds
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Excuses You Love (To Overcome)

You can't use a game to learn when you're dealing with CEOs, right? Wrong! CEOs are kids, too! Becky tells us how to overcome the favorite excuses people use to avoid participant-centered learning.
26/09/20144 minutes 4 seconds
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How To Make Participant Centered Learning Happen In Your Classroom

Students are more motivated to learn when they're having fun. Here's how you can get every person in the room involved and engaged. Fun can force critical thinking to happen.
26/09/20143 minutes 50 seconds
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Nine Easy Steps to Active Learning

There's a time and a place for active learning. Becky has the nine easy steps to make it happen today in your classroom.
26/09/20143 minutes 56 seconds
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Designing Your PowerPoint To Be Interactive

Becky has four easy-to-execute ideas that you can use to make your PowerPoint presentations more interactive. She mentions a game resource that you can find here: www.tinyurl.com/6NN4DDE
26/09/20144 minutes 10 seconds
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Avoiding PowerPoint Puke

Friends don't let friends create PowerPoint puke — it can ruin any presentation. How do you avoid making your PowerPoint presentation a poster child for "don't"? Becky comes to your rescue in the first of two podcasts about perfecting your PowerPoint presentations.
29/08/20144 minutes 9 seconds
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Turn Social Media Distractions Into Classroom Attractions

Does your class spend too much time checking Facebook and Twitter instead of paying attention to what's happening in the room? Becky has four ideas for how you can turn that potential social media distraction into a classroom attraction.
22/08/20143 minutes 59 seconds
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Adding Zip to Old Training Programs (Correct audio file)

Have you inherited a training program that needs some zing, but you don't have time to completely redo it? Becky Pluth has a quick and easy plan to transform an old program into something new and engaging.
05/08/20143 minutes 20 seconds
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Adding Wow to Your Webinar (Correct audio file)

Becky Pluth has some best practices you should follow to make your next webinar a successful one.
05/08/20143 minutes 45 seconds
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Selling to Upper Management

You need the support of decision makers. So how do you get upper management buy-in? Becky Pluth has the steps you need to follow.
05/08/20144 minutes 6 seconds
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Teach More by Covering Less

Becky Pluth explains how your students can divide and conquer a huge amount of material using a technique called "teach backs."
05/08/20143 minutes 43 seconds
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Become a Webinar Wiz

Want to turn your presentation into a webinar? The last thing you want to do is take that PowerPoint and put it online. What's the first thing you should do? Becky Pluth has the answer in today's podcast.
05/08/20143 minutes 4 seconds
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Learning That Sticks

Learners only recall a small portion of what you present. So how do you make that portion bigger? Becky Pluth has several tips to make the learning stick.
05/08/20142 minutes 49 seconds
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Sage On The Stage or Guide On The Side?

What do you do when your audience isn't that into you? The secret is not impressing your audience, but letting your audience come to its own "aha" moment. How do you make that happen? Becky Pluth says it's all about making your presentation about the audience.
05/08/20142 minutes 57 seconds
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How To Add Value To Training

How do you add value to training? Becky Pluth says the answer is to serve and believe in what you're doing.
05/08/20143 minutes 10 seconds
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Chaos And Classroom Management

Some classroom sessions can be chaotic. How do you reduce the chaos, yet keep the fun and the learning? Becky says the answer is simple.
05/08/20141 minute 58 seconds