Successful Training Techniques

Successful Training Techniques

Successful training design and delivery depends on a trainer’s ability to create a learning environment that is engaging and reaches all participants. To reach this goal, a set of core principles – or laws – was created to serve as the foundation for successful training. Your goal as a trainer is to incorporate elements of these principles into your class in order to reach your participants

Build these seven laws into your training to make it motivational, relevant and interactive.

1.  The law of the teacher. Know the subject. The teacher must know what is being taught. As the teacher, you should know thoroughly, clearly and familiarly the training you are teaching.

2.  The law of the learner. Generate audience interest. The learner must attend with interest to the material being presented. Therefore, you need to gain and keep the attention and interest of your participants on the lesson. Do not try to teach without attention.

3.  The law of the language. Use words that your audience knows. The language must be common to both you and the learner. Use words that you both understand in the same way.

4.  The law of the lesson. Truth or content must be learned through truth already known. Adults retain information more easily if they can relate it to something they have experienced in the past. Begin with what is already known to the learner about the subject and proceed to new material with a simple, natural progression. Try to relate your points to what your learners have experienced. Help them know that this new knowledge is usable and applicable in real life situations.

5.  The law of the teaching process. Stimulate self-learning. Your training must excite and direct the self-activities of the learner. Your role as the teacher is not to transmit knowledge, but to put your learners in place of a discovery and anticipation. Use exercises and activities that activate your learners’ imaginations and get them involved.

6.  The law of the learning process. Learn by doing. Require your participants to reproduce in their own thoughts the lesson you have taught. They should be able to think it out in its various phases and applications until they can express it in their own language. Stimulate questioning, answering and participation. Remember, an activity must lead somewhere and go there for a reason.

7.  The law of review and application. You must confirm the transfer of the content taught. Review, review, review. Tell them, tell them again, and then tell them what you told them.


Our training consultants have created a strategy that effectively implements all 7 laws of training in our workshops and individual classes. Contact us at 1-888-300-7939 for a FREE consultation to discuss training development or registering for our predesigned training that meet the needs of your employees and keeps them engaged.


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Team Building Workshop for the U.S. Army Reserves, ESC

Soldiers of the U.S. Army Reserves at Fort Belvoir, VA actively engaged in team building training to build unit cohesion.


* The 7 Laws of Learning for Training Success, Bob Pike Training Article, December 2014.

Time Management: Best Practices to Be The Most Productive You

analog time clock

Time management can be a big issue when you have lots of things going on in your life. Being able to manage your time wisely can be the factor to make or break your success.

Managing ones time is a fairly simple concept:

The planning and organizing of your schedule to make your time as clear and productive as possible. However, as with most, if you are under the pressure to get things done or feeling overwhelmed to complete daily tasks, then you might want to implement a few time management methods to make things run a bit more smoothly for you.

Do I Need Time Management Help?

There are a few ways to tell if you need to implement some time management strategies:

1. You always feel rushed or overwhelmed to get things done

2. You are unable to maintain your focus when working on specific tasks

3. Distractions prevent you from meeting scheduled deadlines

4. You never never have any free time to mediate and regroup

If you are experiencing any of these issues, then it’s time to take a step back and accept that there are going to be distractions, interruptions, and all sorts of challenges; you just have to remember how to deal with them in a way that doesn’t negatively affect your whole day.

Below are a few best practices you can implement to help you stay on track and get things done. These tips will leave you with a sense of accomplishment and the ability to program your day to be more productive.

1). Wake up a little earlier to take time for yourself and actually utilize this time for simply that. No work, chores, children, spouses, etc. Use this time to gather your thoughts, sip your coffee, and completely disconnect for the day ahead. This will set a tone of peace for the day, and allow you to relax and breathe when things occur. Being in a peaceful place will help you make better decisions.

2). Download a To Do List App. This will allow you to create and edit your To Do List throughout the day. A To Do List holds you accountable and gives you a sense of accomplishment as you cross off tasks. Our favorite app is Wunderlist: To Do List & Tasks. This app allows you to create a To Do List for work, home, travel, groceries, etc., and you can share your list with your assistant, employees, family, and friends. For my hands on individuals, the pen and paper method is still very effective.

3). Connect with people that have similar goals as you. Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals is a powerful way to help accelerate your steps toward desired goals. When others around you are successful, their success will inspire you to become successful and more productive also.

time clock flying away

How time flies…

4). Hire a Coach or Mentor. Studies show that business owners and individuals who hire a professional coach succeed a lot quicker than they would on their own. Mentors are specifically trained to tweak your game plan and keep you on a productive path. In a nutshell, they hold you accountable by helping you manage your time wisely to make sure you’re doing what you’re supposed to do. If you can’t afford a coach, find someone whom you trust to report to. I don’t know everything, but every millionaire I have ever heard about has a coach.

It’s not unusual to get off track with your time. When you find that you have gotten off course, stop and ask yourself, “Am I being productive?” If not, determine which course of action you can use in the list above that will get you back on track and lead to a more productive day. Our days are filled with so many tasks like attending meetings, working on multiple projects at the same time; plus some of us are trying to juggle school, family, or a home based business as well. It’s not impossible to accomplish everything you set out to do. You simply need to apply time management skills to your everyday life and set a goal to manage your time to be more productive.

The Consulting Experts specializes in time management tips, tools, and resources to help you grow  personally and professionally . We also offer professional coaching and training for individuals and for large or small organizations.

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Business Apps to Enhance Your Business


Many days as a small business owner you might feel like a one-armed wallpaper hanger with a crazy person for a boss. But this might just be because you are not leveraging technology in your business. When twenty-four hours in a day, is just not enough, it’s time to see if there’s an app for your biggest headache tasks. Fortunately we live in a society that is constantly evolving and providing us with devices and applications to make our lives and businesses run smoothly. Here are the 7 best apps to make your small businesses more productive.

1. Dropbox

Dropbox is a handy app that lets you easily save and retrieve these files on the go. By using smartphones, you can capture video of your excursions, audio clips of speakers at conventions or MP3s to add to the company blog. It is also the household name for group collaboration and cloud storage.


2. Due

Chances are that when your new business is launched, you won’t have a colossal staff. If you are lucky you will at least have an accountable secretary. But just in case you don’t, you should take five minutes to check out an app called, Due. It’s a gift from the Gods, programmed and designed for the procrastinators and overly extended entrepreneur.

If you have a meeting or deadline scheduled months away, you have nothing to worry about with the Due app. It’s sort of like the nagging mother of scheduling apps. Reminders and notifications will continue to display on your screen until you mark them as a finished task. You can also postpone certain tasks and remind co-workers of upcoming due dates.

3. Workshare

Workshare is the solution to effortless group collaboration. You no longer have to worry about being the guy who updated his work on the wrong version of the document. Workshareemployees heard your prayers and answered them. Documents can be shared without compromising confidentiality. And as an added bonus, businesses can use the app to compare multiple versions of the same document and also includes an auto sync feature.


4. Evernote

This app is the perfect solution when you’re away from the desk and find the perfect article to write about but don’t have the time to research and post on it. Evernote saves Web pages, images, text and voice notes so you can retrieve them when it’s more convenient to research and share your insight with the rest of your company. Evernote is popular with new entrepreneurs and investors for its ease of use and convenience.


5. Agenda Maker

Agenda Maker allows users to create an Agenda for a meeting , workshop, conference, or an event. This app has been designed to simplify this process by creating a method to make changes, account for time, and to easily make unexpected changes.


6. Meeting Mapper

Meeting Mapper is for the company appointed note taker, who is not so great at taking notes. Meeting Mapper basically outlines everyone involved in your client or business meetings. Along with adding photos, a drawing board, flyout notes and an intuitive user interface. It is one of the few apps that has been proven to provide a return on investment for businesses.

7. EchoSign

This is the app that makes tree lovers happy with glee, because it gets rid of the need for paper. It’s sort of like a having miniature post office built into your mobile phone. Simply email your clients with their contract, designate a signature box and hit send. The client then has the responsibility of reviewing the document and placing their electronic signature. And as a keepsake, EchoSign automatically delivers a copy of the signed contract to all parties involved.


Most of these apps are free, and the paid ones are less than $5 per download. Mobile apps are an affordable way to enhance your business, please your clients and motivate your staff. Not to mention, you can have them all without breaking the bank or holding interviews for the perfect assistant. These apps will help you have the most reliable personal assistant in your pocket or briefcase.

Do you have any other app suggestions that are saving you time and money? Please share them with us. 

A Money Saving Strategy~ Recycling

Top 10 Ways  Your Business Can Recycle and Save Money

The Consultants of Consulting Experts & Associates created a recycling program that saves us approximately $4,500 a year. Do you want to save money? Create a business strategy to start recycling and making purchases that are cost effective and efficient. Regardless of the size of your organization, number of employees or business location you can implement some changes. The following tips are ways we save money and help our environment.

10. Name your recycling program and recognize your employees for their efforts.

9. Encourage recycling at home and work.Be the example and don’t be a litterbug

8. Reduce or eliminate housekeeping. Locate your trash cans in a localized area. Have employees take out their own trash and clean their personal areas.

7. Conserve water. Don’t let the water run when you are drying your hands. Reuse water bottles and plastic containers.

6. Recycle paper. Use both sides of paper, and create a scrap paper box. Print brochures and marketing materials on recycled paper.

5. Purchase energy efficient equipment . Set the office thermostat at a constant temperature.

4. Save energy. Turn off lights and install compact fluorescent light bulbs. Turn off  TVs, equipment, etc  when they are not in use and after work hours. use a smart power strip.

3. Plant a tree. Trees filter air, buffer noise, and provide shade for your building. Plant drought-tolerant native plants that require minimal water. 

2. Reduce hazardous chemicals from going into the landfills. Donate used computers, TVs, equipment, cell phones, etc to local schools or charities. (A great tax write off)

1. Share environmental awareness with employees and clients. Add your efforts to your website.

Contact us at 1-888-300-7939 for more money saving strategies.

Your business will save money and the environment! Feel free to comment with your recycling tips!