Professor Stephen Hawkins in his book ‘A Brief History of Time’ explains that there is a place in the universe where time actually stands still. Known as the ‘event horizon’, it is the rim of a black hole.
Well far be it from me to contradict the Professor but I am sure that I have found another place where time is flexible; it is the ‘training room’. If you get a good trainer, time flies, an hour can fly by in 10 minutes but oh my god a rubbish trainer can make time stop and even run backwards!
If you have experienced a really poor, bum numbing, life zapping training session, look at your watch -each second is at least seven Mississippi’s!!
So after 30 years in pursuit of perfecting the art of training people here are my top tips for teachers, trainers and lecturers to run a brain boosting training session that will make those Mississippi’s fly by and be remembered forever!
To avoid the Zzz and remember the SSS!
The 3 S’s stand for: Singer, Song and Stadium.
The simile being if you get a great singer with a great song in a great stadium you can’t go far wrong.
Does all this sound like common sense? Well let’s jump in my time machine and go back to my school days! You will see low energy singers with humdrum songs and an audience who did not want to be there, sitting behind desks and learning nothing. A waste of time and youth! Apart from Mr Marsh’s biography class, that was brilliant! If I had a time machine I would go back to Mr Marsh’s class. Or perhaps I would go forward to yours? …………It was superb, well done!