Successful Training Techniques/0 Comments/in Blog, Business Tip, Consulting, General, On This Day In Business, Organizational Skills, Time Management, Training /by Dr. Vanessa Guyton
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.
**Offering training that is creative, engaging, and animated**
* The 7 Laws of Learning for Training Success, Bob Pike Training Article, December 2014.
LGBT Cultural Organizational Training/0 Comments/in Blog, Consulting, General, Training /by Laura Strong
Does your organization need creative training on the LGBT culture and community?
Are you trying to create an organizational culture that embraces change, peace, inclusion, and diversity?
We provide discussion based training that defines the LGBT Culture, laws, and discusses the topics that most organizations find hard to talk about.
Contact us at 1-888-300-7939. We can tailor LGBT training for your organization.
Dr. Guyton Selected to Present at the 42nd Annual NOVA Conference/0 Comments/in Blog, Consulting, General, Training /by Laura Strong
We are excited to announce that our CEO, Dr. Vanessa Guyton has been selected to present two workshops at the *National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) 42nd Annual Training Conference being held in Atlanta, GA from 14-17 August 2016! Dr. Guyton will be presenting the following workshops: Train-the Trainer: Bystander Intervention and Effective Communication with Your Victim.
The NOVA Conference provides advance CEU training for Victim Advocates, Sexual Assault Response Coordinators, First Responders, and Program Managers. Additionally, it’s a great opportunity to network with other professionals in the field and to receive some amazing training.
During the conference, stop by and meet the CEA Team! We love meeting our supporters!
For more information on the 42nd Annual NOVA Conference or to register, please visit http://www.trynova.org/2016-nova-training-event/.
*Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause. NOVA is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Dr. Guyton is overseeing Victim Advocates of the 88th RSC in Columbus, OH perform a role play during her Effective Communication with Your Victim Training.
Dr. Guyton is Selected as an Advisory Board Member for NOVA/0 Comments/in Blog, Consulting, General, On This Day In Business /by Laura Strong
We are honored to announce that our CEO, Dr. Vanessa Guyton has been selected to serve as and Advisory Board Member for the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA). Dr. Guyton will be an advisor for the National Advocacy Leadership Center (NALC). This is a membership-based online training and professional development center unique to victim advocacy. NALC offers victim assistance professionals at all levels a wide array of benefits, including online CEU trainings, networking opportunities, career planning tools, and updates on best practices in victim advocacy.
For more information on the NALC, please visit http://www.trynova.org/help-crime-victim/nalc.
Dr. Vanessa L. Guyton is the CEO of Consulting Experts & Associates, LLC. A global training and managerial consulting firm that assists organizations in improving training, operations, maximizing growth, and enhancing overall organization effectiveness. Dr. Guyton honorably served in the United States Army as a Human Resource Manager for 10 years. She continues to support the military by serving as a Senior Consultant and Advocate that provides specialized training and certification for their Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Program (SHARP) and the Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SAPR). Dr. Guyton is a credentialed Victim Advocate and has certified over 3,200 Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates and continues to provide them support and training. She has also provided training to thousands of military organizations, colleges, and civilian organizations on various topics to include sexual assault, sexual harassment, and bystander intervention. Additionally, she the founder of Victorious, a non-profit organization that provides support for victims and their families as they transition through a difficult time, provide training, and create opportunities to enhance other victim service programs in our State. Their vision is to see victims become Victorious physically and emotionally after a life altering event.
Dr. Guyton is a phenomenal speaker and available to train your organization. Please schedule a free training consultation via https://www.timetrade.com/book/KNW72, or call 1-888-300-7939 to schedule an event.
Business Apps to Enhance Your Business/0 Comments/in Blog, Business Tip, Consulting, General /by Dr. Vanessa Guyton
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
**Congratulations to Healthy Indulgence**/0 Comments/in Blog, Consulting, General /by Dr. Vanessa Guyton
The Consultants of CEA would like to congratulate our client Healthy Indulgence for surpassing their selling goals for their first quarter! Owner, Natosha Fisher, started working with our team in October 2013 and surpassed her selling goals and increased her distribution team in three months. We evaluated and developed marketing and growth strategies for her company. The goal was to increase her gourmet coffee and tea sells and grow her business team. Our CEO, Dr. Vanessa Guyton stated, ” Ms. Fisher is an example of an entrepreneur who is serious about growing her business and proving that creating wealth starts within. We are very thankful for her partnership and entrusting us to expand her business and grow her team.”
Healthy Indulgence is a wellness company that focus on healthy products. They are also a supplier of Oregano Gold, a world-wide distributor of healthy and organic products. Their mission is to help people improve lives by reaching new levels of wellness, wealth and balance. Please visit Healthy Indulgence for more information on their products, distribution opportunities, and monthly sale promotions.
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Do you need a cost effective business solution to grow your business and increase profits? Would you like to see an increase in sells or start a new business like Healthy Indulgence?
Contact Consulting Experts & Associates for a FREE Consultation at 1-888-300-7939 to discuss a growth and marketing strategy.
V-WISE A Conference that Inspires Women Veterans to be Entreprenuers/0 Comments/in Blog, Consulting, General, Training /by Dr. Vanessa Guyton
Dr. Vanessa Guyton, the CEO of Consulting Experts & Associates, LLC, and a 10 year Army Veteran, was selected and attended the Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) Training Conference held in the beautiful city of Denver, Colorado from November 14-16, 2013. The goal of this conference was to integrate participant’s leadership, integrity, focus and drive into a premier educational training program taught by accomplished entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators from across the United States, and to inspire women to be entrepreneurs (V-WISE, 2013) . This conference brought together women from all branches of the military who are veterans, military spouses, and active duty service members. The participants were either successful entrepreneurs or desired to become one. This mix allowed women to network, discuss their business practices, and give advice to women who are just starting their new ventures.
The training included an intensive 15 day online course that provided business strategies and a 3 day conference. The 3 day event included successful entrepreneurs, and subject matter experts who gladly gave their business advice and met with participants about their businesses. Additionally, participants attended classes on various subjects, to include: business planning, marketing, financing, government contracts, human resources, business law and technology. The instructors were all very knowledgeable and provided valuable tools and techniques to enhance business operations.
Dr. Guyton stated, “This was the best networking conference I have ever attended! The conference was very organized, started on time, and provided me with valuable information that I can use to enhance my business and share with my team and clients. I also met some awesome women who inspired me to continue my journey. I encourage everyone women entrepreneur to attend, because the training is invaluable and will take you and your business to another level.”
The V-WISE conference is FREE and includes guest speakers, classes, resources, tools, gift bags, meals, and hotel stay! Spread the word to Women Veterans and Military Spouses about this great learning and networking opportunity. This conference will definitely inspire the entrepreneur inside of you.
Visit http://whitman.syr.edu/vwise/ for more information on participating in the program or to become a sponsor.
A Money Saving Strategy~ Recycling/0 Comments/in Blog, Business Tip, Consulting, General /by Dr. Vanessa Guyton
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!
Strategic Planning for the New Year/0 Comments/in Blog, Consulting, General /by Dr. Vanessa Guyton
October starts the fiscal year and is only three months away from the New Year! This month is a perfect time for you to review your strategic plan. If you are a procrastinator, and haven’t developed a strategic plan, now is the time to make a commitment to take your business to the next level. Creating a strategic plan is an important tool to help you understand your organization’s processes and resources. Additionally, it allows you to determine the direction that is best for organizational growth and profits. Below are five questions to consider when developing an effective strategic plan.
**What is your mission?
Why does your organization exist and what results are you trying to achieve?
**Who are your customers and target market?
What do your customers value and how can you exceed their expectations? What are you trying to achieve for your customers? Review marketing campaign and complete a survey.
**Who is your competition?
Are you exceeding the standards set by your competition? Compare customer service.
**How do you measure success?
Various methods: number of repeat customers, profit margin, sales, etc. Set goals.
**What is your plan for continued operations?
Create or review short- term (one year) and long-term (three to five years) strategies. Set goals
Consulting Experts & Associates (CEA) can help you answer these questions through our personalized Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis.
Contact CEA for a FREE strategic consultation at 1-888-300-7939 to learn how you can add our strategic analysis process into your strategic plan.
Dr. Vanessa Guyton, The Consulting Expert