The absence of negativity is not positivity, but it worked! –My VERY rare training experience with a positive outcome.
Negativity is expected on exam based courses
I often run accredited training courses where there are two exams in one week. It’s daunting for most, terrifying for others. I often hear negative comments from one or a couple of frustrated and nervous delegates. For the most part they are venting their anxiety and once out, they can re-focus on what’s important – getting through the course and actually learning something to help their careers. Even when an entire group ‘goes negative’, it’s usually short lived and after a few words of encouragement from me, they return to a more positive space.
Negativity like I’ve never experienced it before
Not this week! I had 13 delegates sitting the course and I’ve never experienced such a negative, anxious energy permeating from an entire group like this before. It was palpable and in the end suffocating. They were all extremely nervous and began winding each other up. I don’t believe it was intentional, but it definitely was effective. One [Read more…]