I have fallen victim to my own good fortune - and so abandoned writing my blog! The upside to all of this is that there’s LOTS to talk about! So in this first installment of “What I’ve learned about being overbooked” I want to talk about just that! How the heck do you get time to do all the tasks associated with actually doing the training when you’re training? I mean...
* writing the Welcome Letter, assembling the prework, and getting it all out to folks two weeks in advance
* making sure you have all the goodies - from the scented markers to the music to the pipe cleaners to the slinkies, playdoh (!) and koosh balls in between (I tell you, folks LOVE my “tangles” from Trainer’s Warehouse so much that they just seem to disappear from my tables)
* getting the notebooks together
* making sure that the logistics (time, room, number of folks, breaks, food, etc.) are set...
And, of course, that’s not to mention the work that you need to do in terms of...
- reading over the final evaluations
- chatting with the training manager about the results of the session
- keeping in touch with the folks who were recently trained (answering their queries for resources)
and, touching base with the folks you want to train again!
It’s a never ending cycle - well, I guess that’s a good thing - though sometimes I feel like the little hamster in the wheel... how ‘bout you?
Could be time for me to focus on practicing what I preach... no more thatn 10 days training per month - in the training room... so there’s (literally) room for all the other tasks that accompany the training and coaching processes!