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Entries for October 2014

Training order-takerDo you feel like the order-taker in the training drive-thru lane? If so, you’re among thousands of other training professionals who can relate to this feeling. 

Why do we believe this to be true? 

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shutterstock_32047498 2The tips we've shared over the last few weeks go beyond the field of learning and development. They can be implemented in all areas of your life to allow you to deepen your relationships in both personal and professional ways.

Engaging in deep human interactions takes courage to ask the second question, as well as discipline not to hijack the conversation. If you have what it takes, you should quickly begin to reap the benefits.

What are these benefits?

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Tip #3 to Avoid Becoming an Avatar: Sustain the Conversation Without Hijacking It
by Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick

In your recent conversations, you've been asking the second question, which has shown that you care, given the other person permission to open up, and expressed your own bravery and willingness to go against the avatar grain.

We are assuming that asking the second question has opened up more and richer dialogue with those around you. They are likely surprised that you've shown an interest beyond the norm and are pleased to tell you more.

Now, how do you sustain these fruitful conversations?

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Last week, we discussed how taking an honest look at yourself can help you to avoid becoming an avatar. Click here if you missed it.
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This idea of avatarism has everything to do with Kirkpatrick evaluation. Avatars take exchanges at face value and never go beyond the safe script when interacting with others, which negatively impacts training and evaluation efforts. 

Avatar trainers never bother to investigate the deeper meaning behind a statement, question or nonverbal cue. To be successful, training professionals must learn to recognize opportunities for deeper human interaction.

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