A learning opportunity gem
Have you ever been in a situation where something unexpected has happened? How did you deal with this?
We must, they say, ensure that we are always prepared for any unexpected events because Murphy's Law is alive and well!
Being in the public eye asks for things such as having a boil coming up on your face the morning of your first delivery session; the local magpie taking the keys to the briefcase where all your precious resources are stored; the toddler using the VCR as a mailbox; and how you dressed yourself in the dark that morning and one of your socks is red (with a scowling Garfield) and the other is blue, to happen.
How to be utterly embarrassed, the list continues...
I, for one, am unsure as to how one can cover every single contingency that may present itself. It doesn't seem possible to be able to allow for every probability and have a backup plan, does it? Read on...
After training a group of candidate trainers recently, five of them were ready to deliver their training session this particular day. They were all a little nervous. Nothing is quite so daunting as to have to stand in front of a group of your peers and talk.
Click each of the candidates shown here and read their stories.
So what can be learned from these? Be prepared for things to go wrong and have a backup plan! However, if Murphy's Law is out to wreak havoc, there is little you can do. As long as you know it is alive and well, you can at least try and cover some of the things likely to happen.
Technology will fail you - there is no doubt - make sure that you always have at least two ways to deliver your training.
Be aware that in the end, nothing is better than knowing that you know your stuff - know it very very well because there is nothing better than your very well versed mind and your thorough knowledge and understanding of the subject. Nothing can take that away from you!