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Often trainers move around their space without much thought of where to move and why. Rather than this restless wandering, we should wander with purpose. We should be somewhere because we choose it, not because we want to fill the space. We should move somewhere because it adds to the message, not because we don’t know where to stand. Position and poise should be used to build impact. It is part of our non-verbal arsenal which complements the vocals and helps to attract and maintain the attention of the group.  Some things to consider…
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For decades students have been lambasted for fiddling and doodling in class. Often seen as a sign of distraction and inattention, these practices have been all but outlawed in traditional education circles. However, when used correctly, they can actually be very powerful learning tools. Some learners will need to keep something in motion throughout their interaction with the content and asking them to change is like asking them to stop breathing.
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I was asked to say a few words at a closing ceremony of a training course recently and in my speech I provided some tips for giving successful presentations. I talked about the “Butterfly Effect”, (not to be confused with that film with Ashton Kutcher), where people get nervous in front of the group. In delivering the speech, I was reminded about a quote I once heard about not letting the butterflies in your stomach worry you. Rather, you just have to “get them flying in formation”!
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I am a big fan of US online retailer Zappos. Founded in 1999 with the goal of becoming the premier destination for online shoes, they have moved well beyond this point both in terms of product offerings and corporate stature. Through their innovative business practices, great customer focus and unique employee engagment methods (they were named as one of America's top 100 companies to work for according to Fortune Magazine in 2009) Zappos now occupy the position of one of the key companies to watch when it comes to developing best practice learning organisations.

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