Follow-Ups for the “Training from the BACK of the Room” Classes Held in Nashville, Tennessee

To my blog readers: You already know that “Follow-Ups” are optional activities that help participants revisit what they’ve learned from a class or training. So I always post the Follow-Ups for the “Training from the BACK of the Room!” (TBR) classes I have facilitated, in this case, the Nashville, Tennessee classes that were held this week.


guitarBrain scientists call Follow-Ups “spaced practice.” Spaced practice (small segments practice time done over a few days, weeks, or months) is better than “massed practice” (one large chunk of practice done in one sitting). Spaced practice helps learners move content into long-term memory and then use the information in practical ways.

I have posted the Follow-Ups below for past TBR classes and am posting them again here for the participants of the TBR and Trainer Certification classes that were held from October 3rd – 6th in Nashville, Tennessee, and that were sponsored by The Brain Trust Group.

Even if you were not able to attend the classes, many of the numbered activities that are listed at the bottom of this page will enhance your own classroom and online instruction. And, of course, you can create Follow-Ups like these for your own training programs.

READ ONE: Go back through your class notes and materials and read at least one note-taking page, one workbook article, one book chapter, or one website resource each week. This will deepen your understanding and application of the concepts through future weeks and months.

CHOOSE ONE: From your readings, or from the activities listed below, choose one strategy to use in your next class, presentation, or training.

USE ONE: Use your chosen strategy and then record the results in a training journal so that you’ll remember how it worked and what, if anything, you might change next time around to make it work even better.

DO ONE: Each week, do one of the activities below.

1. Read the blog post “What to Do When the Training Day is Over and the Real Work Begins.”

2. Read Holding Onto What You’ve Learned.”

3. Go to Slides About PowerPoint, scroll down the page, and choose one slide presentation to view (they are all short, image-rich presentations). Then make a commitment to change at least one element in your own slide deck (examples: font size or type, photo usage, color scheme, amount of text per slide, etc.)

4. View “How to Learn Things Super Quick.”

And here is a heartfelt note of gratitude to The Brain Trust Group, Brian Rabon (CEO), Kate Megaw (COO), and especially Nicole Fleming (Training Coordinator) for their sponsorship and behind-the-scenes help to make the four Nashville training days training days so successful. And my personal “Congratulations!” to Nicole and all the other Certification Course participants for becoming Certified Trainers of “Training from the BACK of the Room!” YAY for YOU!!! 🙂

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