Month: January 2019

Freelance Trainers – why get testimonials?

Hilary Nunns 0 Comments

I’ve heard and read a lot of articles and viewpoints written by freelance trainers on collecting testimonials from your clients.

A couple of years ago I saw (on a social media platform) an individual having to defend themselves because they were promoting their services using a long list of written testimonials, which had been received from delighted customers.

The person was attempting to show that if you booked them for some training, they were going to provide good value, not just in terms of cost but also in relation to the potentially transformational content.  And they could prove it because they’d received such good feedback.

But in response to this person’s post, a number of others made comments that this person was “boasting”, “full of themselves” and other pejoratives.  A few other replies were given in defence of this person, stating that if they were to arrange any training for their teams,...

ADHD and children’s parties

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ADHD and children’s parties

I remember when my son was very young (primary school) and he had a lovely circle of energetic pals. He wanted to do everything and be everywhere.  His friends were mostly the same, to a greater or lesser degree, and we spent happy evenings at cubs, swimming, football practice, all the usual!

Being a December-born child, his birthday party had to be an indoor affair.  When he was the ripe old age of 4, I realised that this might be the last time that I could accommodate the rough and tumble of a predominantly boys’ party in my house.  They needed space and it showed – all the children were lively, it’s exciting to be at a party and let off some happiness.

But one of my son’s little friends (we’ll call him Joe) stood out above the others.  He was a little dynamo, far more active and...

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