By John Tomlinson
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Trainer Tools is a podcast for L&D professionals. In each episode a professional trainer shares their favourite training tools and tips. Hosted by Learning and Development Consultant John Tomlinson.
||CleanWhen learning really makes a difference … shifting mindsets to get lasting change||Knowledge and skills are not even half the battle when it comes to getting lasting performance improvement. People not only need to know what to do ...||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUsing immersive learning technology to improve skills acquisition||We learn new skills through repetition.When we repeat actions with the intention of getting better, we call this practice.It works, but it's laborious, and without ...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSmartphones in the training room: if you can’t beat them, use them||Let me be honest, I am biased. I hate smartphones in the training room. If I deliver a learning event, I am trying to create a ...||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCompetences are not rubbish! They can be the key to turn learning into superior performance||Garry is back, this time to talk about his approach to using competences in learning and development. I would guess that competences are not used that ...||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe secrets of accelerated learning: create the right environment||In this podcast, I continue discussing the "Five Secrets of Accelerated Learning" with Krystyna Gadd. We're up to the fourth secret which is about the importance ...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDealing with diversity, and being an inclusive facilitator||In this podcast I talk to Sunita Sehmi about being an inclusive facilitator, and also about how we can deal with sensitive topics like diversity, ...||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to be influential||One of my favourite conversations for a while was with beer-lover and influence expert Alex Swallow. Influence is a perennial topic in the professional world, and ...||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInvolution: the importance of what’s not there and what gets left behind||Paul said he wanted to talk about "involution". I had no idea what he meant, but I was willing to along with it because Paul ...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe role of research and insight in workplace learning and why evidence matters||A lot of learning and development content is generic off-the-shelf stuff, built on shaky foundations and of variable value. Many mainstay models and theories that pepper ...||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Essentials Mix: Structural Dynamics and how to have great conversations||This is from 2015 too, and a deceptively useful model for having skillful conversations in facilitated sessions, coaching or even real life! In this Trainer Tools ...||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Essentials Mix: The Collusion of Mediocrity and how it made me a better facilitator||The Essentials Mix are those TT podcasts that have had the biggest impact on me over the years, the ones I've learnt the most from ...||7/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe five secrets of accelerated learning: design with variety in mind||A while ago Krystyna Gadd presented her Five Secrets of Accelerated Learning and after that we decided to break it down to discuss each of ...||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMythbusting: it’s time to forget about learning styles||In this episode of the Trainer Tools podcast, Garry Platt gives the ubiquitous learning styles theory (or theories) a jolly good kicking and talks through ...||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to champion best practice L&D when the culture is content with chalk and talk||Quite a while ago, I received a mail from a listener asking the following questions: I guess many of your audience are freelance so it would ...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe five secrets of accelerated learning: be a facilitator not a trainer||A few months ago we chatted with Krystyna Gadd about her Five Secrets of Accelerated Learning, and then we talked about the first of those ...||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to build an organisational learning ecosystem||As I get older, wiser, more knowledgeable, more skilled ... and more impatient, ... OK, and more stroppy, I am increasingly dissatisfied with the idea ...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExcuses, excuses …||This isn't a podcast, it's just me making excuses for not having finished editing this month's cast ... plus, a short explanation as to why ...||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe before and after: how to deliver a training programme where everyone wins||Despite our best efforts, our thorough preparation, and our fantastic facilitation, sometimes training programmes don't go as well as we hope. Sometimes people turn up ...||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf you’re not aware of your unconscious bias, you’re holding yourself back||Hi I'm John, and I'm biased. I am not the only one. You are too. In fact all human beings are born with a set of biases ...||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSDI in learning and development: what it means and how to use it||I have found SDI (Strengths Deployment Inventory) to be a really valuable tool in leadership development, despite my being a skeptical curmudgeon about most of ...||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I can't say enough about how useful and entertaining this podcast has been. I have learned so much while also getting in a few great laughs!
Just What I Needed!
It's been a while since I had to be in front of the classroom. This podcast has been a godsend in that it provides practical tips and tricks that help me gain confidence and skills. In no time, I will be up there and will employ many of the things I've learned from John and his guests! Thank you!!!!!
Built my confidence
I haven't recently taken a training/facilitator position with almost no prior experience. This podcast has really help me to gain some confidence! After to listening to almost every podcast recorded I have been able to apply a lot of what I have learned to my trainings and I know they have been more successful from when I first started! I am really thankful to all the people that have taken the time to create all these podcasts and share their secrets.