MY FIRM PRINCIPLES

Training doesn't have to be boring!

We’ve all been there, haven’t we?

You know – those boring seminars and training courses where you come back the next day and carry on in exactly the same way as before.

Or you sit listening for hours on end, and the only highlight is the lunch?

Or you hear theory after theory and fail to see any relevance to your own business.

Well, I can assure you you’re not alone.

And do you think it’s any different for your team when they go through training?

Estimates suggest that over 78% of training is ineffective in that it does not “stick” in the delegates' minds and change their activity at work.

The Ebbinghaus Curve of Forgetting suggests your audience forgets most of what you tell them, sometimes in as little as an hour.

The Ebbinghaus Curve of Forgetting suggests your audience forgets most of what you tell them,
sometimes in as little as an hour.

Have you heard of the Ebbinghaus Effect? Maybe not.

But what you will be able to relate to is the implications of the Ebbinghaus Curve of Forgetting; that your audience forgets most of what you tell them, sometimes in as little as an hour.

In 1885, Hermann Ebbinghaus a German doctor of philosophy published “Ebbinghaus’ Curve of Forgetting” showing that a given piece of learning is forgotten by more than half its audience within one hour. The share of the audience that retains the message is reduced approximately 1/3 after one day, to ¼ after two days, and to only just over 20% after 31 days.

Which means that potentially most training can be a complete waste of your time and effort.

Hmm, that doesn’t appear to be a good investment of your training budget.

So why would my approach be any different?

I believe in and include 4 FIRM over riding principles to make my sessions and training engaging and effective so the messages stick

Fun.

Allowing people to have fun while they learn makes them more receptive and engaged.

Involved.

The more people are involved the greater their buy-in to the ideas and principles. Plus you’ll benefit from their insights and ideas which promotes learning from one another, and leads to better teamwork and engagement

Relevant.

Theory is fine, but people need to know how it fits in with their responsibilities and how it can be applied to their own roles. Otherwise nothing changes.

Memorable.

Back to the forgetting curve; you want people to remember the messages, not just tomorrow, but next week, next month and next year!

The Ebbinghaus Curve of Forgetting suggests your audience forgets most of what you tell them, sometimes in as little as an hour.

The Ebbinghaus Curve of Forgetting suggests your audience forgets most of what you tell them, sometimes in as little as an hour.

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Helena Holrick, Workshops that Work

".....She presents in a clear, fun and thought provoking way and truly can help you to make your customers more loyal and recommend you to others"

Glenn Wakeham, Owner, Belvoir Lettings Guildford 

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