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Hi all,
I am looking for good sources of some ready-made training materials: soft skills and leadership skills, TTT, etc. Ideally free or inexpensive. I have googled and found some but it is hard to determine quality. Haven't dug so deep into this site, so am open for all suggestions!
Am looking for outlines and trainer notes, materials etc that can be used in European training courses for a sales organisation.
Thanks!
Amy Amann

17 Responses

  1. Off-the-Shelf Softskills Training
    You could look at jedlet.com. All outlines are included there.
    Thanks.

  2. Some recommendations
    Hi Amy

    You could take a look at http://www.businessballs.com. There are some good tools there that you may find useful.

    I’m not sure what you mean by ‘soft skills’ but if you’re looking for a low-cost e-learning programme on stress management, I can certainly help in recommending a good one and set up a demo for you.

    Let me know if I can help.

    Annie Lawler
    Breathing Space for Business

  3. How many hours to spend chasing the free stuff?
    Interesting balance…spend hours of valuable time looking for free resources of varying quality or buy material on a one stop basis for a little cost.

    Bit like driving for thirty miles to find a car park that saves you 30p.

    I have been retailing power point slides and accompanying word documents for a while now, and have over 900 slides in 17 sets.

    My gut feeling is that a lot of us are in car park saving mode and aren’t aware of the cost in time this invloves whilst we chase the freebies.

    Any other views?

    All the best,

    Andrew Gibbons

    http://www.andrewgibbons.co.uk/

  4. Soft skills training
    Amy TheCyberInstitute has a comprehensive range of online soft skills training.Leadership, Communication, Training and Business topics. They have over 60 courses including IT skills. part of The Austrailian Institute of Management they are Effective, Affordable and Convenient.

    Depending on the volume they can be really cost effective. You can see them on The Guardian web site or http://www.thecyberinstitute.co.uk.

    There is free demo course grab a coffee and try it. Please give me a call to discuss your specific requirements. Warren 020 8416 0341

  5. It can be hard.
    Andrew Gibbons wrote: “Interesting balance…spend hours of valuable time looking for free resources of varying quality or buy material on a one stop basis for a little cost.”

    I think Amy’s enquiry was made to circumvent the issue you raise here, which seems sensible to me.

    I can also observe that in some instances the free stuff is better than the bought in material.

    Of course it can be really time consuming and arduous to run the mouse pointer down to those url’s below and then left click them.

  6. Hmmm…here are some freebies for you
    I feel the point of my comment was perhaps a bit too subtle…

    Basically I suggest that too fervent a search for freebies can soak up a lot of hours – and what is an hour of our time charged at typically?

    To spend a little (I am talking 5-50 quid here) can gain the time others have invested collecting material and ideas.

    Mind you, if you really enjoy arduous, click away for as many hours as you have.

    Good fun here as ever,

    A

    PS: To test my views, I offer a free Power point slideshow of 150 leadership or 100 customer service slides and notes to anyone who wants them…email me at [email protected]

  7. And the debate goes on…
    Garry Platt wrote: “In my professional capacity as author of the monthly Netcheck article that appears in Training Journal I have come across numerous excellent sources of material, here are a few”

    Well Garry I left clicked each of them, and it wasn’t arduous at all. What was exceedingly arduous was finding enough of value to justify the time to navigate these typically over designed and very American sites.

    It reinforced my view very neatly (thank you for that at least), that such sites as you recommend are not worth the time and effort if on the look out for material thats is actually ready to use without serious reworking.

  8. This is a debate?
    Andrew Gibbons wrote: “It reinforced my view very neatly (thank you for that at least), that such sites as you recommend are not worth the time and effort if on the look out for material thats(sic) is actually ready to use without serious reworking.”

    I think that it’s almost certainly true that you and the readers of this forum have different levels of ability to use, quickly re-work or re-present the material and recognise the value present there. Doubtless, like you, they will decide for themselves. .

    More importantly could I draw your attention to one of the terms of your posting here?

    “Responses to Any Answers MUST provide helpful comments to assist both the questioner and other interested readers which must be visible on the site. Blatant promotion of your own business services and postings which ask the questioner to simply contact offline, without providing helpful information on the forum itself will be removed.”

  9. Yes it is a debate
    Garry I have been involved with Training zone from day one – some of us remember the excellent Mr Pickles…oh such days. So I fully understand the terms thank you.

    Yes I feel a debate is emerging, and it’s good to have a divergence of opinion. My view is that a small outlay for material produced in ready to use fashion is preferable to a trawl for hours picking up scraps from sites worldwide.

    From the comments I have been receiving off line I do not seem to be alone in thinking this.

    Let’s keep debating…I for one enjoy the challenge of other opinions to my own, and I am not too precious about it either, so I am more than happy to change my views…nothing yet looks close to doing that though!

    The debate continues…I hope.

    By way of contribution to the original issue a source I value is http://www.bizsum.com/ this has at the foot of the homepage a link to articles which are free downloadable book summaries that are an excellent means of gaining high value information swiftly.

    PS: Thanks for picking up my typo – I am still no typist. In the same helpful manner, I am sure you will appreciate me pointing out that URLs in your earlier posting does not require an apostrophe.

  10. Good luck with the debate.
    Andrew Gibbons wrote: PS: Thanks for picking up my typo – I am still no typist. In the same helpful manner, I am sure you will appreciate me pointing out that URLs in your earlier posting does not require an apostrophe.

    I beg to differ on this as well; the pluralisation of initials with an apostrophe is an accepted practise, to quote: “Representing plurals and possessives ~ The traditional style of pluralizing single letters with the addition of ’s (for example, B’s come after A’s) was extended to some of the earliest initialisms, which tended to be written with periods to indicate the omission of letters; some writers still pluralize initialisms in this way. Some style guides continue to require such apostrophes—perhaps partly to make it clear that the lower case s is only for pluralization and would not appear in the singular form of the word, for some acronyms and abbreviations do include lowercase letters.”

    But I’m certain this is of little interest to other readers. Good luck with your endeavors, I hope others take up the gauntlet of ‘debating’ this issue with you.

  11. And then there was one
    You off then Garry?

    Shame, as I was genuinely seeking a debate on the issue Amy raised.

    Seems only one of us has an appetite for that.

    A source I find has a lot of concise and very practical material on customer service is: http://www.customerservicemanager.com/

    Let’s hope I got the grammar right.

  12. Time
    No, the issue for me is rather more about time than appetite.

    Good Luck

  13. Cheerio Garry
    Amy,

    The link below is an excellent free leadership resource I hope you and others find useful.

    http://www.leader-values.com/

    It’s a shame Garry is so time pressed, as I know from a quick scan down his contributions to this forum that he does like to pass on his wisdom.

    No doubt we will somehow manage without his further contributions here.

    Any more help for Amy anybody?

  14. Ready made training materials

     Hi, I know this is an old thread, but i am sure many people will look here still.

    The Team at rapidBI have recently released a series of low cost ready to use off-the-shelf training courses that are fully editable and brandable. There are currently 10 1/2 day courses with more in the planning stages.

    You can see the list of available ready made training course materials & trainers notes here>> http://bit.ly/hqG2VJ

    Mike

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