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TrainingZONE Insider #70 – Training nightmares and how to avoid them!


TrainingZONE Insider - Issue 70
Wednesday 11 May 2005

********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******
1 Tip of the Week: Break the Ice
2 Trainer's Diary: First Day Nerves
3 Review: Unleash the Power Within
4 The Brain Bath?! Training Nightmares
5 Resources: Team Development Tools
********** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ***** THIS WEEK'S TOPICS ******

Editor's note
We asked for your training disasters and it's hard to choose the
best (or should that be worst?) of those posted this week.
Questionable CVs and interior design questions from RAF officers
are just two of the strange but true nightmares, members have
endured, but have you faced worse?

To help those disaster days become a thing of the past, don't
miss Graham O'Connell's comprehensive list of ice-breakers
in this week's Trainer's Tip and Byron Kalies' advice on how
to get a positive start to a new course in his Trainer's Diary.
Links to both articles are further down this newswire.

Best regards

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
mailto:[email protected]

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Trainer's Tip: Breaking the Ice
An unusual but incredibly useful tip this week from Graham
O'Connell who has kindly plundered his favourites bar to make
sure that no TrainingZONE member will have to search for a
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Community News
Resources: Team Development Tools
Forty-one pages of practical help and exercises, for team
managers and trainers, to support team building and team
development. Starting with an initial diagnostic activity the
manual includes 12 practical activities.

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Trainer's Diary: First Day Nerves
First impressions last. Byron Kalies offers some tips on how to
make sure that your next course gets off to a flying start.

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