Tip #495: Aspects of Training and Consulting That I Don’t Like

“Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.”  George Bernard Shaw

What I don’t like:

  • Small fonts in corporate templates
  • Grey letters on a black background
  • Forms sent through the mail that have to be written rather than typed
  • Proposals that receive no response
  • Corporate clients who pay 45-60 days after invoicing
  • The requirement to take credit cards in order to be able to have work with federal government agencies
  • PowerPoint slide printouts as participant handouts
  • PowerPoint slides filled with tiny print
  • Banks and credit unions that charge service fees on business accounts
  • Conferences that provide no speaker room for materials and equipment
  • Participants going in and out of the classroom, taking phone calls
  • Participants texting during class
  • Training rooms with no windows
  • Training rooms where the temperature cannot be controlled
  • Room set ups that have half of the participants seated with their backs to the front of the class
  • Delayed and cancelled airplane flights
  • Having to race to get to my next plane
  • Long airplane flights
  • Tiny crowded seats on airplanes
  • Losing my luggage
  • Having to pay for wireless access in hotel rooms
  • Having to move heavy tables and chairs to set up training rooms
  • Not knowing the language of the country I’m visiting
  • Cigarette smoke in hotel lobbies (in other countries)

What would you add to this list?

May your learning be sweet,


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