Tuesday Training – Speakers vs Trainers?

This week, I am seeking your help, fellow trainers: I have no answers – only questions. One of the world’s premiere communications and leadership training organisations is Toastmasters – and it’s no secret that I am a member of (and often a cheerleader for) that organisation. It was, for many years, primarily about making better…

Tuesday Training: Teaching, Coaching, Mentoring – and trees that bloom on their own time.

  What’s the difference between Mentoring and Coaching? Between Teaching and Training? How can we, as coaches, trainers, educators and mentors best serve those that we are helping? That’s one of the issues with John Maxwell’s Servant Leadership, of course (which I’ll address in a future Tuesday Training post) But its also something I’ve been…

Tools for Podcasts

To create a podcast, the most important things are not physical … they are ideas, concepts, and value. However, assuming you DO have the ideas, etc, then you need some tech to create a podcast. 1) Microphone. This can be as simple as the mic on your smartphone, or the microphone built into your laptop…

Top 5 Public Speaking tips

As part of a tutorial for students in the Online Journalism subject that I teach (KJB222 at Queensland University of Technology) we were discussing ‘Listicles’ this week … brief stories that are essentially a short list of related ‘facts’ that make a semi-coherent story. I asked them for example of a topic they could use…

Rear View Microphone podcast 010

Here’s the Tenth episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – lots of cruise news – including a look at why gastro outbreaks occur – and why they are so newsworthy; in  table-top games news,…