Thinking about the coming up staff trainings, I will be delivering, I redirect my attention to the article Training with Pizzazz at http://www.teambuildinginc.com/article_pizazz.htm
I really enjoyed this article and I have gain new tools for my own bag of tricks, such as “pattern interruptions” to re energize the audience and the proper way of using a flip chart (and the ideas that David Rothier mentions in his posting about flip chart uses). On the other hand, some of the ideas presented in this article I’ll never use, like the water guns to break the tension. First, I think it is rude and secondly I’ll be promoting violence in my training. Is that the attitude I want my participants’ to gain? No if I want to develop the soft skills needed to enhance their emotional intelligence.