Tip #496: Aspects of Training and Consulting That I Like

“Success is important only to the extent that it puts one in a position to do more things one likes to do.” Sarah Caldwell

What I like:

  • Participants who stay in touch
  • LCD projectors that are easy to use
  • Being able to get into the training room to set up the night before
  • Good lighting in the classroom
  • Clients who duplicate my participant workbooks in color
  • Participants who laugh at the comics on my PowerPoint slides
  • Participants who help to clean up their table or the room before they leave
  • Participants who invite me to do something with them (especially if I am out of town)
  • Food and beverages supplied on time for breaks and lunch
  • Ice water on every table, as well as the facilitator’s table
  • Participants who make creative things out of pipe cleaners
  • Participants who leave my Koosh balls on the table at the end of class
  • Sugar-free candy that doesn’t melt in the candy bowls
  • Evaluation comments that let me know exactly what worked and what didn’t work
  • Clients who pay at the time of delivery or within 30 days
  • Designing or revising written materials using two monitors
  • Clients who become friends
  • Meeting new people
  • Visiting new places
  • Learning about different cultures
  • Feeling welcomed and appreciated
  • Fellow passengers who lift my carryon onto racks over my head
  • Good reading light in hotel rooms
  • Free wireless connections
  • Room service with a good healthy menu
  • “Free” full breakfast buffets
  • Time to take side trips in countries I visit for work
  • The ability to take safe, interesting walks from my hotel
  • Learning new things every day

What would you add to this list?

May your learning be sweet,

Deborah

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