From the monthly archives:

October 2011

trainer facilitator leader tools review

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Determine why you get distracted…and then figure out what to do about it!

4. Change venues.

3. Use your calendar and a timer.

2. Block the internet and communication with the outside world.

1. Use distraction-free writing tools.

 

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

  • Pomodoro Technique Wikipedia definition, Pomodoro website
  • Focus Booster desktop or web-based timer (uses Pomodoro Technique timings or adjust it for your own times). This is the one I use, but there are many online timers available.
  • Block all internet access for a specified amount of time with the Freedom application (free download, $10 to purchase)
  • To block specific websites for specified amounts of time use Self-Control for the Macintosh or Focal Filter for the PC.
  • Tools for a distraction-free online writing environment:
    • Notepad++ (PC)
    • Writer (web-based),
    • JDarkRoom  (Mac)
    • WriteRoom  (Mac and iOS devices)
    •  q10 (PC)
    • OmmWriter (PC, Mac, iPad. Download Mac and iPad versions through the respective app stores).  This is my favorite distraction-free writing tool.
      Correction from the podcast: OmmWriter is NOT free, but it is very moderately priced.  Definitely worth it for me.

 

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trainer leader facilitation co-facilitation

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Have a pre-meeting with your co-facilitator.

4.  Stay present and focused while the other co-facilitator is “on”.

3.  Demonstrate the behaviors and language of co-facilitation.

2.  Communicate with each other during the co-facilitation.

1.  Give—and get—feedback from each other.

 


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RT5 #7: Top 5 Reasons People Don’t Give Positive Feedback (and what to do about it)

October 4, 2011

        5. I don’t have time. 4. It won’t sound genuine. 3. People will expect a raise at the end of the year. 2. If I don’t tell them they are doing something wrong–they know they are doing it right. 1. I don’t need positive feedback. What other tips do you have […]

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