Expanded Post T is for Training 3: Don’t Worry About Being an Idiot

Episode 3 of T is for Training: Don’t Worry About Being an Idiot is now available here via  MP3.
Links to the many things talked about on the podcast are available on the Delicious Tagged Links Page tisfortraining.

Follow us on  Our blog, Podcast Feed, ITunes HomeFriendfeed, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. And join us on October 24th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

Joining on the call:

Maurice Coleman, Harford County (MD) Public Library
Lori Reed, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Stephanie Zimmerman, Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Jill Hurst-Wahl,
Hurst Associates, Ltd.

And our very active live chat participants:Polly-Alida Farrington – Technology related consultant; Marianne Lenox, Huntsville Madison County Public Library (AL)  Peter Bromberg, Assistant Director at the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative (SJRLC) and Jennifer Ranck, Eastern Shore (MD) Regional Library.

And the Topics Discussed:

Welcome/Icebreaker/Why T is for Training

Keeping an Even Keel: What do you do to stay sane and healthy when you’re training and/or traveling too much?
Background: A question posed by ff user pollyalida to the T is for Training’s Friendfeed Room (the full conversation.) Share your tips for what you do to keep your head about you when on the road or doing a lot of training.

How do you take command of your space as a trainer?

Do You Know what I’m Saying? How do you say what you say so that your trainees understand what you are saying?
Background: Inspired by Librarian by Day’s favoriting of a video about the power of language. Using different languages to convey the same idea. What is the role of language in training and evaluation? Is this the secret to providing training that is remembered?

Remember: Links to the many things talked about on the podcast are available on the Delicious Links Page tisfortraining.

Follow us on Our blog, Podcast Feed, Friendfeed, ITunes Home, LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter. And join us on October 24th at 2 pm Eastern Time for the next T is for Training.

The opinions expressed by call participants are those of the participants and not necessarily those of any institution or group they represent or are associated with. And thanks to those who participated by chat.  We would love to hear your voice next time.


  1. While someone on the call described the video perfectly, seeing it was amazing! It brought tears to my eyes and did indeed demonstrate the power of wording things so people truly understand.




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