Planting a Seed for Commitment

Many years ago, I remember watching an old Woody Allen move called “Annie Hall.”  It wasn’t my favorite movie, but there was one particular scene I really connected with.  Woody Allen was on a first date with Diane Keaton, and he was nervous about the first kiss that...

That’s EnterTrainment™!

Now, more than ever, it’s important to not just speak, but speak well, and that often means incorporating an element of entertainment.  After all, when our communications are not face-to-face, it’s a whole lot more difficult to hold the attention of those we are...

Don’t Forget The Big Picture

In any type of presentation, there is an overall goal involving what is being taught. For the sake of this BLArticle®, let’s refer to this as “the big picture.” In one sentence, this is a clear explanation of what it is you’ll be talking about and what you really want...

And Now, The Rest Of The Story

Born in Oklahoma, and the son of a policeman, Paul Aurandt started making radios while attending high school.  His teacher was very impressed with his voice, and helped him get a job at a local radio station.  It wasn’t long before he was reading commercials, and...

Mental Movement

As we continue to find our way through the world of virtual delivery, one thing remains consistent:  Adults do not like sitting for long periods of time… period!  Exactly how long adults can sit for in a training situation is constantly being debated, but it’s safe to...

Be Strong… But Not Too Strong!

A few years ago, I was working on some branding ideas and training materials for a client when something caught my eye.  Although I’m usually focused and dialed in during meetings, I couldn’t get past the odd distraction that kept pulling me away from our...