Podcasts

Podcasts are audio files that you can download to your phone, tablet or computer and listen to at any time.

You can listen directly in your web browser, but most people choose to listen to podcasts on the go – commuting, or in the gym or whatever.

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Podcasts are now released at the end of most months – I take a break in December and August – and reliability is currently variable due to workload. Occasional extra podcasts are released randomly to keep you on your toes.

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How to listen to the Trainer Tools podcast

You can listen to any cast by clicking on the link on this website, but then you’ll have to sit still for half-an-hour or so. Much better is to use a podcast app on your phone or tablet, or subscribe via iTunes, and listen on the go.

Some podcast apps need you to copy-paste the feed link into the app.

If so, here is the feed: http://trainertools.podbean.com/feed/

Podcasts

Here is a list of all podcasts by category:

TrainerTools Essential Podcasts

Podcasts that are essential listening for anyone in the L&D profession

Mythbusting: it’s time to forget about learning styles (with Garry Platt) is about how learning styles are neither based on any respectable science or research, nor of any actual use

Want to see performance transformation from your training? Do action planning! (with Emma Weber) – learning transfer specialist Emma Weber discusses the vital role of action planning in making sure learning events drive performance improvement

Five secrets to accelerated learning (with Krystyna Gadd) – Krystyna Gadd is an expert in accelerated learning, and in this podcast she talks us through her model for creating accelerated learning experiences. See below for the series of podcasts breaking down each no-so-secret secret

Practical approach to fun and effective teambuilding events (with Paul Tizzard) – a discussion (sidetracked by Belbin’s Biscuits) about how to approach teambuilding events

What does it mean to be a great training facilitator (with Nick Eve) – a look at the theory and behaviours that underpin great training facilitation

How to get more from training activities using “Active Reviewing” (with Roger Greenaway) – best summed up by Roger’s quote “Some learning happens in the training activities, but there’s a whole lot more learning that can happen in the review process

How to use Structural Dynamics to have great conversations (with Catherine Thomson) – a look at David Kantor’s theory on conversational communication and how it can be applied in training and coaching

The Collusion of Mediocrity (with Paul Levy) – a controversial model that helps you push for lasting performance change by challenging collusion. Are you will to be unpopular and annoying in order to really challenge people?

Podcasts about the L&D business and profession

How to be influential (with Alex Swallow) – a podcast about how we, as L&D experts, can be more influential and about the topic of influence in general

The role of research and insight in L&D and why evidence matters (with Adam Le Nevez) – in this podcast Adam talks about his approach to learning content and how the L&D profession needs to get serious about ensuring what we teach is based on proper research and evidence

Training can be a tough and lonely business – so look after yourself! (with Claire Simmons) – a discussion on how trainers need to take care of themselves to cope with the stress of the job and of often being the messenger of negative change initiatives

Podcasts about learning organisations and learning culture

How to champion best practice L&D when the culture is content with chalk and talk (with Paul Tizzard) is about how to influence as an internal or external L&D professional to encourage best practice, and how, when working as a lone wolf, to feel part of the wider L&D community and keep improving

How to build an organisational learning ecosystem (with Robin Petterd) – Robin talks about his four key elements that help to create an organisational learning ecosystem

Podcasts about learning technology

Turning your classroom training into an online programme (with Bogdan Vaida) – experience online trainer Bogdan Vaida shares his story of going online, and gives hints and tips as to how to do it yourself

Smartphones in the training room: if you can’t beat them, use them (with Paul Levy) – a discussion on the use of smartphones and similar technology in the training room

Using immersive learning technology to improve skills acquisition (with Dr Doug Seifert) – a discussion on using technology and AI to scale up coaching support and practice opportunities for skills acquisition TO BE RELEASED ON 31 MAY

Podcasts about learning analysis

The Performance Gap (with Garry Platt) – an approach to needs analysis that focuses on the gap between aspired and actual performance

Competences are not rubbish! They can be the key to turn learning into superior performance (with Garry Platt) – how we can use competences in learning analysis and design

Podcasts about accelerated learning

Five secrets to accelerated learning (with Krystyna Gadd) – Krystyna Gadd is an expert in accelerated learning, and in this podcast she talks us through her model for creating accelerated learning experiences

The secrets of accelerated learning: what’s your objective (with Krystyna Gadd) – we start to break down the five not-so-secret secrets that we discussed in the previous podcast(s) – the Essential Cast on Five secrets of accelerated learning – this one’s about the first and most important secret, writing the right objectives

The secrets of accelerated learning: be a facilitator and not a trainer (with Krystyna Gadd) – we continue breaking out the five secrets and talk about the role of a facilitator – see also the Essential Cast on Five secrets of accelerated learning for an overview

The secrets of accelerated learning: design with variety in mind (with Krystyna Gadd) – the third of the five secrets is about designing with variety in mind and in this podcast we discuss various models you can use to ensure workshops are designed with variety – see also the Essential Cast on Five secrets of accelerated learning for an overview

The secrets of accelerated learning: create the right environment (with Krystyna Gadd) – the fourth in the series about how we create the physical, social and emotional environment – see also the Essential Cast on Five secrets of accelerated learning for an overview TO BE RELEASED AT THE END OF FEBRUARY 2018

How to keep learners engaged (with Shirley Gaston) – three methods to ensure your learners stay engaged throughout the day

Podcasts about learning (and training) design

The before and after: how to deliver a training programme where everyone wins (with Sunita Sehmi) – Sunita talks through actions we should take before, during and after learning events to ensure that the sessions work for everyone

Do we plan too much? The role of improvisation in training delivery (with Paul Levy) – a discussion on how improvisation can allow the training facilitator to be more responsive to the needs and objectives of the learners

Turning your classroom training into an online programme (with Bogdan Vaida) – experience online trainer Bogdan Vaida shares his story of going online, and gives hints and tips as to how to do it yourself

How to keep learners engaged (with Shirley Gaston) – three methods to ensure your learners stay engaged throughout the day

Mythbusting: it’s time to forget about learning styles (with Garry Platt) is about how learning styles are neither based on any respectable science or research, nor of any actual use

Competences are not rubbish! They can be the key to turn learning into superior performance (with Garry Platt) – how we can use competences in learning analysis and design – TO BE RELEASED ON 31 MARCH

Podcasts about training delivery

Dealing with diversity, and being an inclusive facilitator (with Sunita Sehmi) – a discussion about how we can be inclusive facilitators, and how we can deal with topics like diversity

Involution: the importance of what’s not there and what gets left behind (with Paul Levy) – a look at a problem solving and brainstorming technique that focuses on what doesn’t win, doesn’t get said and isn’t in the room

What does it mean to be a great training facilitator (with Nick Eve) – a look at the theory and behaviours that underpin great training facilitation

The Collusion of Mediocrity (with Paul Levy) – a controversial model that helps you push for lasting performance change by challenging collusion. Are you will to be unpopular and annoying in order to really challenge people?

Do we plan too much? The role of improvisation in training delivery (with Paul Levy) – a discussion on how improvisation can allow the training facilitator to be more responsive to the needs and objectives of the learners

Storytelling for learning: how to write your own and use storytelling for teambuilding (with Samantha Mathis) – in this podcast, Sam Mathis talks about how she uses stories in training, including structure for writing your own stories, and how storytelling can work as a teambuilding tool

Three ways to use stories to bring your training to life (with Larry Reynolds) – a look at different types of stories and anecdotes and how we can use them on training courses to help illustrate learning, build engagement and rapport, and help establish credibility

How to handle cultural diversity in the training room (with Sunita Sehmi) – a discussion on how to deal with a training room of mixed cultures, and how to turn this to your advantage

How to get more from training activities using “Active Reviewing” (with Roger Greenaway) – best summed up by Roger’s quote “Some learning happens in the training activities, but there’s a whole lot more learning that can happen in the review process

How to use Structural Dynamics to have great conversations (with Catherine Thomson) – a look at David Kantor’s theory on conversational communication and how it can be applied in training and coaching

Successful role plays (with Larry Reynolds) – a six step approach to ensuring that role plays really work in the training room

How to keep learners engaged (with Shirley Gaston) – three methods to ensure your learners stay engaged throughout the day

Podcasts about training workshop energisers, icebreakers and similar ideas

Why bother breaking ice? (And if you do, how to do it properly) (with Paul Tizzard) – a discussion with writer and trainer Paul Tizzard about his approach to using icebreakers

TT Shorts: The Family Game: a fun way to split into groups and create energy (with Seema Sarawgi) – a short discussion on a quick and easy way to split the group up into smaller sub-groups, but create energy and break down barriers

TT Shorts: The Clapping Exercise – an icebreaker that cures hair loss! (with Seema Sarawgi) – an icebreaker, or an energiser (or either, or both) that’s dead easy, very quick, and has positive health benefits!

The Tangle (with Jon Kersey) – a quick and simple training room energiser – see also the written piece on Recording The Tangle

Podcasts about learning transfer and performance improvement

Want to see performance transformation from your training? Do action planning! (with Emma Weber) – learning transfer specialist Emma Weber discusses the vital role of action planning in making sure learning events drive performance improvement

Using social networks to reinforce learning (with Larry Reynolds) – a discussion on the future of the training facilitator, and in particular use of social networks and online collaboration tools to embed learning

Getting creative with ways to transfer learning to the workplace (with Roger Greenaway) – a look at different methods to build learning transfer in training course design

Podcasts about evaluation

How to create an effective training evaluation strategy (with Merle Van Der Voorde) – Merle shares the work she has been doing on creating an evaluation strategy for the L&D programmes in her organisation

Podcasts about people, psychology and that sort of thing

If you’re not aware of your unconscious bias, you’re holding yourself back (with Paul Tizzard) – a discussion on what unconscious bias is and how we can become aware of it and manage our own biases to increase our skills in learning and development, change management and everything else involving other people

SDI in learning and development: what is means and how to use it (with Simon Gallon) – a walk through the SDI (Strengths Deployment Inventory) theory with Simon Gallon, SDI expert and owner of Personal Strengths UK focussing on what the theory means and how we can use in learning and development

Transactional Analysis for trainers (part one): understanding ego states (with Garry Platt) – an introduction to Transactional Analysis theory and the role of ego states in the way we behave and communicate in the training room

Transactional Analysis for Trainers (part two): understanding transactions (with Garry Platt) – the second part of the TA series, talking about transactions and the rules associated with them, and how we can use this in the Learning and Development world

Training can be a tough and lonely business – so look after yourself! (with Claire Simmons) – a discussion on how trainers need to take care of themselves to cope with the stress of the job and of often being the messenger of negative change initiatives

Podcasts about training workshop content

How to be influential (with Alex Swallow) – a podcast about how we, as L&D experts, can be more influential and about the topic of influence in general

Who’s afraid of SMART objectives? You don’t need to be! (with Garry Platt) – a challenge to some of the comments made in the previous podcast about the limitations of SMART objectives and the suitability of training to influence attitude

TT Shorts: The Paper Tower: a quick and simple teambuilding tool (with Seema Sarawgi) – Seema talks about a simple and powerful technique for teambuilding events

How to run an activity based assertiveness workshop (with Kevin Stephens) – Kevin takes us through his approach to running an activity-based assertiveness workshop

An alternative to SMART objectives for behavioural stuff that’s hard to measure (with Garry Platt) – a different way to set and measure workplace objectives when SMART just doesn’t fit

A creative and visual way to start Change Management training (with Kevin Stephens) – a quick and easy activity, based on accelerated learning techniques. to include at the start of a change management session

Podcasts about running teambuilding events

Practical approach to fun and effective teambuilding events (with Paul Tizzard) – a discussion (sidetracked by Belbin’s Biscuits) about how to approach teambuilding events

TT Shorts: The Paper Tower: a quick and simple teambuilding tool (with Seema Sarawgi) – Seema talks about a simple and powerful technique for teambuilding events

TT Shorts: The Magic Lamp – a tool for teambuilding events (with Jon Kersey) – a short podcast about using “The Magic Lamp”, a technique for teambuilding events

The Tangle (with Jon Kersey) – a quick and simple training room energiser

Podcasts about change management

A creative and visual way to start Change Management training (with Kevin Stephens) – a quick and easy activity, based on accelerated learning techniques. to include at the start of a change management session

 

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